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Air Force: 'So Help Me God' in Oath is Optional

U.S. airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths can omit the words "so help me God" if they choose, Air Force officials announced Wednesday.

Muddled Message

The other day, Marty Dempsey told Congress that in his capacity as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, if the situation warranted it, he wouldn’t hesitate to put boots on the ground. I suspect that statement was made to test public opinion on the matter, because we have 300,000,000 opinions to consider when we make […]

Thursday feel good stories

This morning’s first feel good story comes from Ohio; Marlo White, 37, was sleeping on the third floor of his home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday when an adult male broke into the house, said Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Humphries. The noise made during the break-in woke White. He grabbed his gun, went to […]

US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief

The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the […]

Fighter jets land on Taiwan highway in ‘China attack’ war games

Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed motorway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a Chinese attack that wiped out the island’s air force bases. The exercise — ...

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu told a meeting of […]

The New D.C. “May Issue” Law

Is D.C. finally finished fighting the supreme and appeals courts and the constitution of the United States? Within weeks, civilian gun owners could be free to apply to carry a concealed weapon in the nation’s capital for the first time in decades, after a federal judge’s ruling prompted city leaders to create new firearms law. […]

US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe said today that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and […]

VAOIG “softened” report of vets’ deaths

Last month, I wrote about the Veterans’ Affairs Department Office of the Inspector General’s report after I actually read the thing, and not the media’s translation which benefited the President’s speech to the American Legion Convention on the day of the report’s release. The media told us that the report said that no veternas’ deaths […]

Terrorist in Rochester, NY indicted

Ex-PH2 sends us a link to MSN which reports that Mufid Elfgeeh, a 30-year-old living in Rochester, NY was arrested for attempting to give support to ISIS by a Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force; According to court records, Elfgeeh, beginning last year, tried to help three people – two of whom were cooperating with the FBI […]

Perry Paden; Another phony SEAL

Scottie sends his latest, this Perry Paden fellow who, of course, claims to be a Navy SEAL. Our buddy, Don Shipley called him yesterday, but when Don told him that he looked a little too old to be in BUD/S class 270 (a few years ago) Perry hung up on him. I don’t blame him […]

3000 Troops to fight Ebola

About ten days ago, we wrote about the President’s intention to send US troops to Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic there. A few weeks before that, I speculated that would happen, but I never expected that they’d be sending three thousand troops; The stepped-up U.S. response includes sending 3,000 troops to the region, […]

Dempsey: May need “boots on the ground”

So, a week since the President promised that he’d guard against “mission creep” and he’d avoid US troops’ “boots on the ground”, Marty Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs mentioned yesterday that he may have to recommend to the President he’d need maneuver units. From Fox News; “My view at this point is that […]

Gene Paul Carroll; Marine special forces embellisher

So, we got some information on this Gene P. Carroll, fellow who was indeed a Marine and he did indeed serve in Vietnam, but he wasn’t this guy; Yeah, he wasn’t Marine Special Forces, he didn’t have the specialized training that he claimed, he said that he was deployed to Cyprus on a secret mission […]

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