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OWB posted this elsewhere and I opted to share it here: Against my better judgement, a few thoughts are proffered on whatever that display was yesterday in Washington, DC. What many are asking first is, “What was the point of the exercise?” I would be among those who question if there was any at all. […]

Veronica Dale Hahn stole $400k from VA

TSO sends a link about Veronica Dale Hahn in the Florida panhandle who convinced the Department of Veterans’ Affair that she is blind; “However, within a year of receiving her disability benefits for loss of vision, she obtained a driver’s license in New Mexico, Alabama, and Florida with no vision restrictions, after passing vision exams […]

The Fog of War

  This article from Cherries takes a look at the battle for the Ia Drang Valley, which was the subject of ‘We Were Soldiers Once and Young’, from the Vietnamese perspective.  The NVA thought they had won, and the US said otherwise.  Originally published in 2001. For those of you who were in country, I […]

Mattis Picks Two Navy Rear Admirals as Top Aides

Defense Secretary James Mattis began his first day at the Pentagon by picking top aides and calling his counterpart in Canada.

Lockdown Lifted at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

The Davis-Monthan AFB Twitter account announced that the lockdown, caused by unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds, has been lifted.

I Stand Relieved

In case some of you dragging DX have not noticed, the Platoon Sergeant has returned to the fold.  He brought most of himself along with him, but is still dragging his own tail somewhat, and has kindly requested that Dave Hardin the Grunch and I continue to chime in. If you don’t throw flowers, bottles of […]

James Wellheiser; Canadian phony

Our friends in Canada send us their work on this fellow James Wellheiser who claims service in the US Army in Vietnam; We got this update from our friends; Wellheiser was confronted about his medallic fakery today by a group of legitimate veterans/war fighters. He has since stopped wearing, and surrendered the self awarded US/RVN […]

Bergdahl’s defense team switches up

According to our friends at Legal Insurrection, the Bergdahl defense team, instead of defending their client from charges that he’s not a traitor, are going to blame the President and campaign rhetoric. They’ve put together this video of more than two years of Trump calling Bergdahl a traitor. From The Hill; Lawyers for former prisoner […]

Trump Names Air Force Secretary Nominee

President Trump announced he will nominate former congresswoman and Air Force Academy grad Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary.

Jury Ready for Trial of Airman Charged with Murder of Pregnant Fiancee

A jury has been selected for the trial of a Robins airman charged with the murder of his pregnant fiancee.

Officials at Fort Bragg Say Soldier's Death Was Accident

Fort Bragg investigators say the death of a soldier who was hit by a vehicle during training last fall was accidental.

Fort Drum Troops Getting New Equipment for Winter Missions

Soldiers based at Fort Drum will get more than $12 million in cold-weather equipment.

Monday morning feel good stories

A homeowner in Albuquerque, New Mexico found two armed intruders in is house, so he made one of them DRT (dead right there).Police are still looking for the one who got away. Jon the Mechanic sends one from San Antonio, Texas. You should click over and read it rather than have me sort it out […]

Annapolis to Serve as Commissioning Site for USS Sioux City

The Navy will bring its newest combat ship to Annapolis later this year for a commissioning ceremony.

Navy Struggles to Balance Maintenance Needs, Operational Requirements

USS George H.W. Bush strike group finally said goodbye after an extended maintenance period caused a monthlong postponement.

5 Things to Start Your Week

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2 US Soldiers Hurt in Ammunition Truck Accident in Poland

Poland's Defense Ministry says two U.S. soldiers have been hurt in an Army truck accident in southwestern Poland.

Japan to conduct simulated drills for China-Taiwan clash

Japan will carry out a tabletop exercise next week to simulate its response in the event of a military clash between China and Taiwan, Japanese media said. The Self-Defence Forces will conduct drills from Monday through Friday with the US military participating as an observer, a Japanese government source told Kyodo News. The exercises, which

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