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Sean Harvell passes

The sad news comes to us that former Air force combat controller Sean Harvell’s lifeless body was found on a beach in California after someone fished him out of the water. The Air Force Staff Sergeant was awarded two Silver Stars for his actions in separate engagement in May and July 2007 – the first […]

Be Careful What You Ask For . . .

... you just might get it. House committee votes to require women to register for draft About damn time. This should have been law years ago. No, this doesn’t mean that women should be drafted into the combat arms. Just because someone gets drafted doesn’t automatically mean they end up Infantry (or in […]

Investigation of Air Force Officer Suggests More Sex Charges Possible

An Air Force officer approached a woman shopping at a Colorado Springs mall earlier this month and asked her to pose nude for his modeling website.

Dunford Warns Russian Counterpart Against Buzzing US Ships, Planes

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said he's told the Russians to quit menacing U.S. ships and planes or risk U.S. retaliation.

Jill Biden, Sponsor of Submarine Delaware, Ready for Keel Laying

As a sailor's daughter, Jill Biden should feel at home Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding, which will host the keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Delaware.

Obama Honors Navy Football Team with Trophy

President Barack Obama is congratulating the Naval Academy football team for winning the annual Commander in Chief's Trophy.

After 10-year Wait, Homes Near Fort Detrick May Finally Get City Water

Residents of five homes on Kemp Lane in Frederick may finally have clean tap water after getting bottled water shipments supplied by the Army for the past 10 years.

50 years reunion

CWORet. sends us this story of four Marines who went through training and the Vietnam War together. Their lives diverged after their return and then they decided to get together and recreate the 50-year-old picture above. You should go read the story at the link. I’m on my way to the clinic in Morgantown for […]

Army boots are sexist

According to the Army Times, some pencil neck on congressional staff says that the Army isn’t buying good boots for females’ feet, so they want to take money from training and equipment to fund a survey of two thousand female soldiers to determine how to make boots better for those people who wear eight-inch heels […]

Thursday morning feel good stories

Two criminals busted through a door in Houston, Texas and the homeowner greeted them with gunfire, winging one of them while the other un-assed the AO. The crook also fired back at the homeowner and both were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the police arrived. The Humphrey family of Sacramento, California barricaded […]

Army Studies 38-acre Arlington National Cemetery Expansion

The Army is beginning a yearlong environmental assessment of a proposed 38-acre expansion of Arlington National Cemetery.

US Army testing air defense system integration

A series of tests here is demonstrating the capabilities of a new air defense system in development by the U.S. Army. The Integrated Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, IFPC Inc 2-I, is a defense system in development to protect Soldiers from aircraft, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial systems, as well as artillery weapons like cannons,

The Australian Gun Control Narrative

The Sydney Morning Herald: Australians now own more guns than before the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, according to new research that shows firearm imports hit a record high in 2014-15. The surge in gun-buying over the past 16 years, which has seen 1.02 million guns brought into the country, has been largely a “gun swap”, […]

US F-22 fighter jets land in Lithuania amid Russia tensions

Two American stealth F-22 fighter jets landed in Lithuania on Wednesday in an apparent show of force, after tensions with Moscow flared this month when a Russian aircraft buzzed an American warship in the Baltic Sea. The US air force’s most advanced planes landed at the Siauliai air base which currently also hosts Spanish jets

BAE Systems to Convert M88 Recovery Vehicles for US Army

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification worth $109.7 million to convert 36 M88A1 recovery vehicles to the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation Systems (HERCULES) configuration. The conversions allow the M88A2s to recover the Army’s heaviest vehicles, such as tanks, without the assistance of another vehicle. “The HERCULES is

New Capabilities In the Upgraded Gripen Aircraft

In the spring of 2016, all Swedish Gripen C/D aircrafts will be upgraded to Gripen version 20. The new version brings major changes, both in hardware and software. The biggest change is the Meteor missile. It will give Gripen significantly increased long-range air-to-air capability and give the Gripen fighter conditions to change the balance of

Army Experiments On Providing ‘Unlimited Magazine’ to 2025 Soldiers

A swarm of experts from across the nation assembled for a two-week experiment at Fort Sill trying out systems with the potential to provide service members with unlimited weapons capabilities. The event, called Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, spanned, April 11-22, and demonstrated two types of weaponry – one using lasers and the other using electricity-propelled

Additional Troops, New Technology Enhance Counter-ISIL Battle

The latest in military technology and the addition of up to 450 more U.S. troops announced yesterday will enhance the U.S.-led coalition’s efforts to enable ground forces in the campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorism in Iraq and Syria, the deputy commander for operations and intelligence for Operation Inherent Resolve

Despite McRaven Op-Ed, Senators Defend Opposing Losey's Promotion

Senators had a list of reasons to deny promotion to Rear Adm. Brian Losey despite McRaven's charge that they had an "agenda."

Female Ranger School Grad Makes History Again, Joins the Infantry

One of the first female soldiers to earn the coveted Ranger Tab last summer has now become the Army's first woman in the infantry.

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