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US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) [...

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging

The KC-46 program has made good progress over the past year—acquisition costs have remained relatively stable, the critical design review was successfully completed, the program is on track to meet performance parameters, and the contractor started building development aircraft. As […]

Gun Valley Moves South

From Alabama.com comes an article worth reading on gun valley moving South.  This figures is taken from that article. So where is Smith & Wesson, and Rock River Arms, and Kimber?  Still in the land of labor unions rather than right-to-work states?

Notes From HPS

David Codrea: Adding to the FAA “mystery” is a helicopter photo from The Las Vegas Review Journal showing a helicopter at the scene with numbers that some speculate have been altered, and that do not appear on the FAA registry. Combined with documentation of FBI helicopters being masked by private entity front group registrations, the […]

Life in Absurdistan

Intellectual disgrace Stares from every human face, And the seas of pity lie Locked and frozen in each eye --In Memory of W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden Those morons out there? Shucks, I could take chicken fertilizer and sell it to them as caviar. Show More Summary

Michael Lattea UPDATE

UPDATE: From our friends at Guardian of Valor, Michael Lattea has been arrested in Illinois. We’re not sure what, exactly, he was arrested for, but given his history, I can guess that it was for fraud since he continues to rattle his tin cup even though he’s been busted and his records are everywhere. Either […]

ID Contributor Guest on MIDRATS

I spent an enjoyable hour with Commander Salamander and Eagle One on their weekly internet radio show, MIDRATS. We talked a good deal about carriers, the importance of the Navy, and what the future might hold.Listen here if you like.Bryan McGrath

James Hoskins meets Don Shipley Part II

So here’s what you’ve been waiting for since last night. James Ho-Ho Hoskins Part II.

Iran calls off Atlantic expedition

Andy sends us a link to the news that the Iranians have cancelled their well-publicized cruise of US-waters by their warships. ut on Sunday, Fars quoted Navy commander Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying: “Due to a change in schedule, the battle Group-29 of the naval forces of the Iranian navy will not head to the […]

How to Break An Officer

5 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Young officers are like moldable clay; they take lessons to heart fast.  Some of them will be amazing, most will be good, and then you will have a lot of bad.  It is easy for them to become enraptured by their own image when they’reShow More Summary

Insanity over Bundy Ranch standoff

I know, I haven’t written about this subject, that being the standoff of the ranch family Bundy in Nevada. Mostly because I didn’t understand the whole thing until yesterday, but then I’m focused on military issues and the grazing laws and the Bureau of Land Management don’t concern me now that I left my civilian […]

Drumming up business

5 days agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Well, this is one way to stay in business.

The seductive allure of wars we’re not winning

Andrew J. Bacevich, some sort of military historian, a former Army Armor colonel, Gold Star father and George W. Bush critic, according to Wiki, writes in the Washington Post a piece by the title above. Mostly, he runs through the regular crap that you’d expect from a liberal, who isn’t a former Army officer, about […]

Obama White House denies entry for Iranian terrorist

Iran tried to send a former terrorist who had been part of the invasion of our embassy in Tehran in 1979 as a UN ambassador. Jimmy Carter rushed to his defense while the White House discussed it’s dilemma. According to the BBC, it’s just been announced that Hamid Aboutalebi has been denied a visa; President […]

Sunday morning feel good story

Chief Tango sends us our feel good story this morning, this time it’s from Antioch, California where a dramatic shoot out didn’t work out so well from a couple of thieves; An Antioch jewelry store owner shot and killed an armed robber Friday afternoon and police said a customer was also shot during the heist, […]

Why Do People Watch the Weather Channel?

And Mr. H. will demonstrate Ten sommersets he'll undertake on solid ground Having been some days in preparation A splendid time is guaranteed for all --Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite, The Beatles _________________ There are some things...Show More Summary

James Hoskins meets Don Shipley Part I

So, this James Hoskins fellow thought he had his creds lined up…until Don Shipley calls him and dials in Marcus Luttrell for a conference call, because Hoskins claims, fat shit that he is, that he trained Marcus. Don promises that part II with Hoskins’ actual records featured.

Barrett’s letter to his Marines

After a couple of days of being criticized for his performance in front of Congress the other day, The Marine Corps Times reports that Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Mike Barrett tries to explain himself to his Marines, if they can hear him from under the bus, where he tossed them. Basically, he’s saying […]

Of sheep, sheepdogs and valor thieves

Chockblock sends us a link to Foreign Policy in which guest columnist Army Major Brad Hardy articulates well how valor thieves widen the gap between the sheep and the sheepdogs who protect them. Hardy uses our old friend Ken Crocheron as an example. Crocheron, you might remember dressed up in some sort of clown suit […]

Matt Ott presents your money to veteran

You folks made the news last night in York, Pennsylvania. For those of you who don’t know the story, 13-year-old Matthew Ott operated a lemonade stand every year to raise money for deserving veterans. Matt did that in memory of his mother who had passed away while he was still a baby. Matt has given […]

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