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December 1 terror attack foiled in Paris

According to AFP, French authorities prevented an attack in Paris that was being planned for December 1st by a cell of terrorists taking instructions from ISIS in Syria; The source said investigators found the suspects had made internet searches on sites including the Christmas market on the prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue, the Disneyland Paris theme park, […]

Cmdr. Sarah DeGroot resigns

Navy Commander Sarah DeGroot resigned from her command of the dock landing ship Rushmore according to the Navy Times; Cmdr. Sarah DeGroot told the head of Amphibious Squadron 3, Capt. Homer Denius, on Monday that she was resigning as the Rushmore’s CO. Three sources were unable to immediately specify why she’d taken this highly unusual […]

The navy replies to avalanche of bad news stories

Beset by several weeks of bad news stories, the First Sea Lord has delivered a message highlighting how the service is currently […]

Friday morning feel good stories

Near Fort Smith, Arkansas, a resident wounded two intruders with his shotgun as they tried to make their getaway after forcing their way into the home. Both are in the custody of the local constabulary. A man in Decatur, Alabama forced his way into a home where he was promptly shot in the chest by […]

World War I Commemoration will Take Fresh Look at Gen. Pershing

Stern and tough on subordinates, Pershing oversaw the building of a peacetime army of 220,000 to a wartime force of 2 million men.

US Air Force Museum to Mark 75th Anniversary of Japan Raid

Richard "Dick" Cole, 101 years old and the last survivor of the Doolittle Raiders, plans to attend the event next April.

Transgender Navy SEAL Applies for Job in Trump Administration

Retired Navy SEAL Kristin Beck wants to increase visibility for transgender and veterans issues in the Trump administration.

He Was Out There Acting As A Police Officer, When He Has No Police Powers

mySA: A Converse man who used his AR-15 rifle to detain four men he thought were going to burglarize his neighbor’s home last month now finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Coty Bob McDonnell, 31, made his initial appearance Monday on a charge of deadly conduct, a misdemeanor, but the case was […]

American killed in IED blast in Syria

NBC News reports that a US service member was killed in an IED detonation in northern Syria today. The soldier’s name has not been disclosed, but he or she was near Ayn Issa in northern Syria when the explosive detonated, according to a Pentagon statement. The service member was part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the […]

New Improved Kilo-Class Submarine Joined Black Sea Fleet, Last in Six-Sub Series

The solemn flag-hoisting ceremony took place on board the new submarine named Kolpino (Project 636.3 Varshavyanka, NATO classification ? Improved Kilo) at the Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard in Saint Petersburg on Thursday, November 2...

Weekend open thread

I know it’s early, but AW1Ed asked for it and since my son is home for the first Thanksgiving in 17 years, I have to agree. Our best wishes for the holidays to all.

Coasties rescue rescuers

In Humboldt County, California, the Coast Guard was called in to help locate a 14-year-old girl who was mis-oriented in her backyard. They found her rather quickly from a helicopter (she was bright enough to signal the aircraft with the screen of her cell phone) and guided searchers to her location. The helicopter returned to […]

Marines to try silenced infantry battalion

According to the Washington Times, the Marine Corps is experimenting with putting silencers on all of the weapons in one infantry battalion; “What we’ve found so far is it revolutionizes the way we fight,” Gen. Love recently said at the Marine Corps Association Ground Dinner, reported Tuesday. “It used to be a squad would […]

Sailors’ PII breached

Fox News reports that the Navy says that they lost the personally identifiable information (PII) of 134,386 current and former Sailors that was accessed by unknown individuals; The Navy was notified in October by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services that one of the company’s laptops operated by their employee supporting a Navy contract was “compromised,” the […]

Thursday morning feel good stories

Thunderstix sends us a link to a story from Cleveland, Ohio where a fellow tried to rob the local Dollar Store, but he was shot in the head by a customer who had a concealed weapon permit and a pistol. The criminal is in the hospital. Hack Stone sends us an update to the story […]

Thanksgiving Church Service for US Troops in England

The tradition began in World War II when the British invited U.S. troops to worship at Ely Cathedral during the holiday.

Names, Data of more than 134,000 Sailors Compromised in Breach

The Navy was notified Oct. 27 that a Hewlett Packard employee's laptop computer had been compromised.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving 2016 with family and friends and enjoy good times together.  I encourage you to ponder the things God has done for you. I am thankful for my work, my children, my wife, the pleasures of life, the readers on this blog, and most of all, unmerited favor from God – […]

Marine Corps Wants To Put Suppressors On Rifles In a series of experiments this year, units from 2nd Marine Division will be silencing every element of an infantry battalion — from M4 rifles to.50 caliber machine guns. The commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, Maj. Gen. John Love, described these plans during a speech to Marines at the Marine Corps Association […]

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