Scotty sends us his work on this Anthony Kolat fellow who claims that he was in Beirut when Hezbollah bomber the barracks there on October 23, 1983 and that he earned a Purple Heart there. Kolat, who was a combat engineer with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 24th Marine Amphibious Unit, recalled being on a […]
It was a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan and it was targeting al Qaeda terrorists. But it also claimed the lives of two hostages. One and American. The other Italian. President Obama ordering a review.
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Scotty sends us his work on this fellow, Roger A. Cobb, aka CJ Cobb who claims to be a Marine and a combat veteran of the Iraq War; His wife tells a better tale, though; I wonder where she got that story from; The Marine Corps says “Who?” I long for the olden days when […]
Allowing women to serve in ground combat positions could make them more vulnerable to sexual predators, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets Wednesday.
Someone sent us their work on this Eugene Healey fellow. He claims that he’s a Marine Corps pilot. Here’s one of his messages to a discussion forum of radio-controlled helicopter enthusiasts; Yeah, the only sandbox that he might see is in the kiddie park. Here he is being all the Marine pilot he can be […]
Our first story this morning comes from Texas and expounds on our lesson that you shouldn’t try to victimize the elderly, because we’re too old to fight, we’ll just shoot you. 74-year-old Jewell Turner was sitting in her van when a fellow tapped on her window. When she rolled it down, he pointed a knife […]
Within 15 months after contract award Rheinmetall has produced state-of-the-art driving simulator and gunnery simulator systems for training Indonesian Leopard 2 personnel. The order is worth several million euros. The Leopard Gunnery Skills Trainer (LGST) and Driver Training Simulator (DTS) […]
A current and qualified Forward Air Controller (FAC) from the United Kingdom, using the Rockwell Collins FireStorm Integrated Targeting System, was the first to successfully guide an F-35 Lightning II aircraft digitally using a complete air strike mission thread in […]
A surface-to-air missile crashed shortly after being launched in northern Russia on Wednesday, Russian news agencies said, in a failed test that will be seen as an embarrassment for the country’s military forces. An official speaking on condition of anonymity […]
Members of the 317th Airlift Group from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew to Pope Army Airfield April 7, to participate in Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01. The exercise takes place multiple times each year to certify the Air […]
The United States welcomes today’s announcement from the Polish Ministry of Defense that Raytheon’s PATRIOT system has been awarded the “Vistula” integrated air and missile defense tender. Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization program and strong […]
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany: U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise in Germany, April 16, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Operation Freedom Shock, which is scheduled to run through April 28, includes troops from 3rd […]
Army chiefs from Arab League nations on Wednesday began work on building a region-wide military force aimed at combating jihadists including the Islamic State group. The regional bloc agreed in March to set up the force, with member states given […]
A court ordered a Cuba-bound Chinese ship loaded with undeclared weapons to sail for Havana on Tuesday, saying the arms could not be unloaded and might pose a safety threat. Da Dan Xia, which has been held since last month, […]