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Commander: 'Quick Thinking' by B-52 Crew Averted Larger Disaster

The wing commander of a B-52 bomber that crashed Thursday at Guam's Andersen Air Force Base credited the crew's "quick thinking" in averting a larger disaster.

Paul Andrew Brunst; phony SEAL

Someone sent us their work on the fellow in Cincinnati, Ohio by the name of Paul Andrew Brunst. Last month, Don Shipley talked to him on the phone, so you know where this is going. Here’s an excerpt from his resume; Apparently, he’s been throwing around a DD214 that’s completely illegitimate. Don says that he […]

Friday morning feel good stories

A homeowner in Tupelo, Mississippi heard a disturbance in his yard, looked out his window and saw two fellows fooling with his vehicle. He confronted them and that turned into an altercation. The homeowner shot one of the thieves DRT (dead right there). AW1Ed sends us link to an incident in Kokomo, Indiana, where a […]

Manning Appeal Seeks Reversal of Charges or Reduced Sentence

Imprisoned national security leaker Chelsea Manning is asking a military appeals court to reverse her conviction for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, or reduce her 35-year sentence to 10 years.

US Soldier Who Went AWOL Is Found on Crowded Street in Seoul

A U.S.-Korean patrol found an American soldier Thursday on a crowded street in Seoul, days after he disappeared from his base near the North Korean border, a military spokesman said.

Navy Extends Two-Month Review of Littoral Combat Ship Program

On the heels of the conclusion of a Navy review of the service's littoral combat ship program, the chief of naval operations has asked for more time to complete the probe.

Navy's Highest-Ranking Female Officer to Command Europe, Africa

The Navy's highest-ranking female officer has been tapped to command naval forces in Europe and Africa.

US Army Adds 84mm Recoilless Rifle to Platoon Arsenal

Army infantry platoons will soon have the 84mm Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle as a permanently assigned weapon.

US B-52 bomber crashes on Guam, crew safe

A B-52 bomber was left a fiery wreck after crashing at a US airbase on the Pacific island of Guam Thursday but all seven crew escaped unharmed, officials said. The giant B-52H Stratofortress went down at Andersen Air Force Base at 8:30 am (2230 GMT Wednesday) with photos showing flames and thick black smoke billowing

Israel successfully tests missile defence system at sea: army

Israel has successfully tested a maritime missile interception system dubbed the Iron Dome of the Sea, the military announced on Wednesday. The system, which the military said can shoot down short-range rockets similar to those fired from Gaza, successfully destroyed “several” missiles, Ariel Shir, head of operational systems in the navy, said. He said the

Saab Unveils Gripen E Fighter Aircraft

Defence and security company Saab unveils Gripen E, next generation fighter. Over previous versions of the Gripen, Gripen E has a significantly improved avionics system. The capability to carry more weapons and the improved range performance, is possible by a more powerful engine and the ability to carry more fuel. Gripen E is equipped with

US calls for ‘robust’ NATO posture on eastern flank

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that NATO was building a “robust” defensive posture on its eastern flank, as the alliance faces an increasingly aggressive Russia. Speaking after the first day of ministerial talks at the Alantic alliance’s Brussels headquarters, Kerry urged member states to meet pledges to increase defence spending. “A

NATO finalizes military build-up to counter Russia

NATO foreign ministers were on Thursday finalising the alliance’s biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the two-day meeting would address “all the important issues” to prepare for a “landmark” summit in Poland in July.

A Sign of Hope, II

We don’t submit to terror. We make the terror --House of Cards The sailors and pilots The soldiers and the law The pay offs and the rip offs And the things nobody saw --The Smuggler's Blues, Glenn Frey _______________________ As a follow-on...Show More Summary

U.S. Crews Fail To Place In NATO Tank Competition

Popular Mechanics: A recent competition hosted in part by the U.S. Army and designed to test core tank crew skills saw European crews take the top honors, while crews from the U.S. Army failed to place. The results raise the question of whether the Army—after more than a decade of focusing on guerrilla warfare—has devoted adequate training to address […]

US Navy Readying Tactical Cloud by Year End | AH-64 Damaged When Training Exercise Goes Awry | France Blocking US Efforts to Transfer Missile System to NATO

Americas The US Navy is to deploy AeroVironment’s Blackwing tube-launched unmanned aircraft system from its manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles. The company made the annoucement at this years’ Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition. Show More Summary

Top Navy Officer Admonishes Brass: Behave with Integrity

The chief of naval operations is calling on top Navy brass and civilian leaders to step up their personal standards for behavior.

Navy Sub-Hunting Aircraft Joins Search for Missing EgyptAir Flight

A Navy P-3 Orion was flying over the Mediterranean in the search for an EgyptAir flight that disappeared fa Paris to Cairo flight.

Navy Salvage Team Continues Retrieval of Crashed Marine Harrier

The Navy's Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 has taken over recovery operations for an AV-8B Harrier that crashed two weeks ago.

Proof of life

I keep hearing that a gaggle of boobs is saying they scared me away from TAH, or that I’ve been fired, or on a mission for MS13.   The last one makes perfect sense because I don’t speak Spanish, have 20/400 vision, can’t even speed without getting caught and only shot expert when I had […]

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