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USS Detroit Commissioned in its Namesake City

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Officials commissioned the USS Detroit naval vessel on Saturday, after it spent more than a week in its namesake city.

F-35 Jet Will Likely Change How America Fights Wars

Plagued by cost overruns,the $379 billion F-35 project became known in the Pentagon as "acquisition malpractice."

California Guardsmen Ordered to Pay Back Bonuses: Report

The Pentagon is ordering almost 10,000 one-time National Guardsmen from California to pay back enlistment bonuses.

Americans Killed in Kabul Were on Routine Ammo Inspection

The Army sergeant and a contractor killed in a suspected insider attack in Afghanistan were inspecting an ammunition dump.

Army National Guard Duo Wins International Sniper Contest

Two soldiers from the Michigan Army National Guard took first place in the 2016 International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning.

New Clinton Ad Features Dead Soldier's Father

Hillary Clinton has a new ad featuring the Muslim-American father of a U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq.

Novelist Lee Child: Tom Cruise Is a Terrific Jack Reacher

The character's creator fully endorses Cruise in the role and even makes a cameo appearance in the new film "Never Go Back."

Weapons Disposal a Facet of Army Ammunition Activity's Job

Officials shed light on the Crane Army Ammunition Activity to showcase the work they envision fostering job growth on the base.

Tired but Thankful, Fort Eustis Soldiers Are Home from Haiti

The residents of a small village in Haiti, battered by Hurricane Matthew, swarmed into a Chinook helicopter loaded with supplies.

DoD Identifies US Soldier, Civilian Killed in Afghanistan

The Defense Department has identified a U.S. soldier and an Army civilian employee as those killed in an attack in Afghanistan.

USS San Antonio to Begin Airstrikes on ISIS in Libya

The amphibious transport dock San Antonio has moved into the Mediterranean to conduct airstrikes on IISI targets in Libya.

Pentagon Identifies Sailor Killed Supporting Mosul Offensive

The DoD has released the name of a decorated sailor killed in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq.

Marines' Airstrikes on ISIS Set Conditions for Mosul Offensive

Aircraft from the 13th MEU were preparing for the Mosul assault months before it began.

Navy's Economic Impact on Hampton Roads Increases to $10 Billion

The Navy's economic impact on Hampton Roads surpassed $10 billion for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2015.

Air Force RPA Pilot Bonus Increased

Brass authorizes annual $10K increase in RPA pilot retention bonus.

Only Cops Can Commit The Crime Of Home Invasion

News from Virginia: It was late on a Saturday night, and Elena DeRosa and her husband were watching TV in their southwest Roanoke County home. Suddenly their dog was going nuts. Seconds later the doorbell rang, and there was loud pounding on their front door — boom, boom, boom. Because nobody they know ever uses […]

Reddit And The Autists Joins The Fight Against Hillary

Wynn Anderson writes via email with the following link about #Anonymous, Reddit and 4Chan joining forces with Wikileaks to unleash retribution on the Clinton campaign.  The web site prevents me from copying their post and pasting here.  It’s worth a look. This has been going on for some time, and this specific Reddit page isn’t the […]

Pistol Malfunction Due To “Stovepipe” Round

Of this post, Leigh Haines writes the following via email. I’ve seen this happen when an individual “limp-wrists” an automatic by not holding it securely enough. It was a S&W Model 59 that was clean, well maintained, and running quality brass. Five different people shot it with no issue, but the next kept having jam […]

New Brunswick Man Shot In The Face By “Misfiring” Rifle

News from Canada: BOIESTOWN, N.B. — A New Brunswick restaurateur has survived after a misfiring rifle showered his face with bullet shrapnel. Douglas Lyons said a bullet exploded in the chamber as he tried to load his Savage Axis.30-06 rifle Sunday while testing it in the woods ahead of a planned hunting trip. “The […]

Carrying Out The Trash

Tomorrow is trash day, and I always roll the cans out.  Sometimes I have to roll the trash out of this web site too.  Keith Perkins, of Bangor, Maine, at,, made an ass of himself today at this post. I did what I always do with those I suspect of being trolls.  I […]

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