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Ohio Veteran Can Keep Ducks to Relieve PTSD, Depression

An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks that he says help relieve his PTSD and depression can keep them.

Vietnam War Pilot Reunites with Cobra Helicopter 45 Years Later

Vietnam War pilot Dayne Smith climbed into the back seat of the Cobra AH-1F fighter helicopter in Illinois.

Families of Slain Green Berets Demand Further Justice from Jordan

The families of three Green Berets slain in Jordan are pleased with the conviction of their sons' killer, but have more demands.

Super Galaxy Brake Failure Prompts Pre-Takeoff Evacuation in Yokota

Brake failure caused a C-5M Super Galaxy cargo plane to be evacuated just before takeoff Thursday at Yokota Air Base.

The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com

Here are the most read stories this week on Military.com.

Home Invader Chased Off By 17-Year Old Girl With A Handgun

The Spokesman-Review: Kimber Wood was lying in bed almost asleep Monday morning, with the TV on low-volume in the background, a handgun lying on the pillow next to her, when a faint sound reached her ears. She heard the living room screen door swing open, hardly unfamiliar in a house where both cat and dog […]

US Army to Deploy 2,100 Soldiers to Iraq this Fall

The U.S. Army announced Thursday that 2,100 soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division will deploy to Iraq this fall.

SITREP II

And I'm proud to be and American Where at least I know I'm free --God Bless the U.S.A., Lee Greenwood There ain't no good guy, there ain't no bad guy There's only you and me and we just disagree --We Just Disagree, Dave Mason God help your men. Show More Summary

Joyelle Riley sentenced

We’ve talked about Joyelle “JD” Riley in Mansfield, Ohio, before, like last July and December. She told folks that she was a “highly decorated Marine” and she pretended to have the cancer in order to defraud folks. She was sentenced to 3 years probation and restitution to some of her victims. After that, the prosecutor […]

Wife of State Senator on Military Duty to Fill in for Him

Sen. John Braun's wife, Marlo Braun was sworn in by Lewis County District Court Judge Wade Samuelson on the Senate floor.

Feds: Ex-Soldier Who Ripped off Military Aid Groups Back to Scamming

Senior U.S. Probation Officer Jason Bissette wants Scott locked up amid a growing list of possible probation violations.

With friends like these….

According to the Military Times, Turkey’s state-run media broadcast the locations of our secret bases in northern Syria; Turkey’s state-run news outlet, the Anadolu Agency, on Tuesday published detailed information on the location of U.S. bases in northern Syria. The base locations that were disclosed are on the front lines of the U.S.-led effort to […]

James Elliot “Willie” Williams

Our buddy, Doug Sterner wrote an article about James Elliot “Willie” Williams in Vietnam Magazine, republished in History Net. Doug says that Williams was the most decorated enlisted sailor in the history of the US Navy. According to Military Times’ Hall of Valor, Williams earned three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars for Valor, a Silver […]

Gary Wetzel’s homecoming from the hospital

Last year, we talked about Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel, when he had a motorcycle accident. He’s been in the hospital nearly a year recovering from laying down his bike at 60 miles/hour. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, he got a homecoming fit for the king that he is; It was a far […]

Some thoughts on John McCain’s pending demise

With the news that John McCain has a likely terminal form of brain cancer, the media is falling all over itself to heap sympathy, best wishes and praise on the octogenarian solon. While I am just as sympathetic to his family as I would be any other, I cannot play the hypocrite and act as […]

Mike Jolly; phony Marine

Some folks in Arizona asked about this David Michael Jolly, who goes by Mike Jolly in the martial arts realm. His organization is the Libre Fighting Systems Chapter Phoenix, AZ. He tells folks, and his students, that he did four years in the Marine Corps – it’s part of his schtick for teaching martial arts; […]

New wing for JASSM-ER | Gripen pulled out of Belgian fighter comp | CH-5 UAV available for export

Americas Lockheed Martin has been granted a $37.7 million contract for the continued development of a new wing design for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile – Extended Range (JASSM-ER). The new wing design will provide greater range for the missile, which currently can strike targets more than 550 miles away. Speaking on the award, Jason […]

Thursday morning feel good stories

From Zachary, Louisiana; One person was shot and killed in a home invasion late Tuesday night in Zachary. According to the Zachary Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 4000 block of McHugh Road when a robbery suspect attempted to break into an apartment. The suspect was shot and killed by a homeowner. From Jackson, […]

Shanahan confirmed as Dep. Defense Sec. | USS North Dakota tests Tomahawk with Block III Payload Tubes | India gears up for LUH

Americas Leidos has received a $64 million task order for the integration and demonstration of three Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced (ARL-E) ground surveillance and intelligence aircraft. Work and testing will take place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and will take part in demonstration flights prior to delivery to the US Army. The aircraft are the upgraded […]

Massachusetts Flirting With More Gun Confiscation

Ignoring the science that informs us that gun confiscations don’t prevent suicide, Massachusetts lawmakers are flirting with more progressive dreams of utopia. BOSTON — Supporters of new gun laws and opponents clashed Tuesday over a bill that would allow guns to be temporarily seized from people deemed at high risk of hurting themselves or others. […]

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