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Secret Mini-Shuttle Launch Delayed

The U.S. Air Force says an investigation into engine trouble during a recent Delta rocket launch will delay the launch of its X-37B mini-shuttle. The launch, originally set for next Tuesday, is no......

Deployed Father Renders First Salute to Son

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marshall Rader opened up a laptop and turned on a projector atop the conference room table at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, May 10. He then o......

The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’

On a cloudy, moonless night somewhere in northeastern China, three men creep through a stand of Japanese Clethra trees. They carry no flashlights, and the sky is so dark that they hear the sound of the rushing Tumen River before they see it: They’ve arrived at the North Korean border. Show More Summary

Judge Upholds California Gun Microstamping Law

CBS Sacramento: A federal court has rejected a challenge to California’s gun safety law, possibly paving the way for a requirement that new guns mark the bullets they fire so they can be traced. The ruling on Wednesday was a defeat for two gun rights groups that argued the Unsafe Handgun Act violated the constitutional […]

SWAT Commander Has Accidental Discharge At Town Hall

News from Georgia: SMYRNA – An accidental police gunshot into lobby carpet at Town Hall startled officials attending a Town Council workshop Thursday night. No one was injured after the weapon of Lt. Earl Barnes, the SWAT team commander, discharged after he tied his shoes in a chair in a lobby area. Doors were open […]

West Virginia Constitutional Carry

WOWKTV.com: The WV Senate on Feb. 27 passed a bill that would allow for anyone over the age of 18 to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia without a permit. Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, offered three amendments before the bill passed the Senate with only two votes against it. Sen. Ron Miller, D-Greenbrier, and […]

Notes From HPS

Via David Codrea, and also via reader Pat Hines, here is the Georgia Carry response to the proposed M855 ban.  It’s a good response, and readers will be familiar with the common concepts with which we deal every day, such as the difference between FMJ and MC ammunition.  Also see the section on the fact […]

Extreme SEAL Experience goes pro

Our buddy, Don Shipley is moving from YouTube to his own website at http://videos.extremesealexperience.com/. YouTube has been beating him up lately because a couple of complaints and videos get pulled and phonies go unbusted. He’s been talking about it for a year or so. But, here, he explains it;

Airman Allegedly Found with Pipe Bombs

A U.S. Air Force airman charged with possessing three homemade pipe bombs told a friend he fantasized about killing child molesters, officials allege. Justin A. Vangilder, 24, of Shiloh, a senior......

Army Drawdown Continues: 1,100 Captains to Be Cut

The Army drawdown continues this week, when about 1,100 Army captains will receive word that their military careers are about to end. Another 500 majors will get the same news in early July....

Altitude Chamber Takes its Last Breath

For more than 50 years, aircrew at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, have shared a common physical experience; they all have felt the effects of rapid depressurization inside a hypobaric chamber. Soon, that number will stop increasing as the base’s altitude chamber is scheduled for decommission.

Physician Returns to Army Service at Age 55

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Nearly two decades after he left the Army to pursue private medical practice, Dr. Clark Cobb is ready to get back in uniform. “There are parts of it that I missed,” said Cobb, a Fa......

Simulator Solution Enhances Training, Saves Money

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- A significant milestone for remotely piloted aircraft was ushered in July 10, with the first student sortie in an innovative T-6 Texan II simulator. The n......

Soldier Receives Surprise on Father's Day Weekend

CAMP CASEY, South Korea-- As beads of sweat rapidly accumulated and trickled down his face, Pvt. Benjamin Rankin III, M1 Armor Crewman, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, re......

Michael Cipriani; busted phony at BWI

Our friends at Guardian of Valor tell the tale of Michael Cipriani who claims that he’s a First Lieutenant, but his uniform is silly. His unit patch is an EOD brassard, his combat patch is a Special Forces patch with a Ranger tab and a Special Forces tab (no Airborne tab) over it. When the […]

The Kids Really Were Alright

Regular TAH readers know that I’m a music fan. And they also know that Jonn tolerates my occasional ]off-topic ramble on the subject. Well, brace yourselves – here comes another such ramble. You’ve been warned. (smile)... It’s no secret that popular music went through a massive change in the 1960s. The impetus […]

US, Poland Form Partnership During Screaming Eagle

POWIDZ, Poland -- Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 86th Airlift Wing continue to train with Polish military members in Exercise Screaming Eagle IV July 24 through Aug. 3. "Pola......

Cancer Survivor Deploys to Afghanistan

CAMP SABALU-HARRISON, Afghanistan – On a warm summer day in July 2010, Army Sgt. Jessica Echols of the 18th Military Police Brigade decided to go for a run to relieve some stress. While running, sh......

James Rimlinger; phony damage control SEAL

Scotty sends his work on this James L. Rimlinger II who claims that he’s a SEAL (what else). Here’s a blurry photo of him but the Trident is visible. Also, what good is pretending to be a SEAL if you can’t wear it on your motorcycle club leather vest; Well, the Navy disagrees with the […]

Sunday morning feel good stories

AW1Ed sends us our first feel good story for this Sunday morning. It comes from Missouri; Around 9:20pm Thursday, deputies responded to a home in the 1000 block of Osage Parkway where the homeowner told police that he had shot the man, whom he knew. The victim, identified only as a 60-year-old man, was located […]

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