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  • Official Army/Navy Game Live Thread

    12/08/2018 5:58:42 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 103 replies
    When the Army West Point Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen take the field for the 119th Army-Navy Game on Saturday, fans from around the globe will have a number of options to follow the action live. CBS will carry Saturday's game live, with Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color analyst) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline) on the call. Check your local listings for channel information. Prior to the competition, fans will be able to watch Army and Navy on ESPN's College Gameday, live from Lincoln Financial Field from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pregame coverage will begin on CBS Sports...
  • Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry and Army Revisits Who Is to Blame

    12/07/2018 2:25:28 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2018 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was livid last month when he summoned top military officials to a video conference at the Pentagon to press them about an investigation into a 2017 ambush in Niger that killed four Americans on a Green Beret team. His anger, Pentagon officials said, came from seeing news reports that junior officers were being reprimanded for the botched Niger mission while the officers directly above them were not. Days later, a senior officer who had largely escaped punishment was told he would be reprimanded. Another senior officer’s actions before and around the time of the mission were...
  • Trump chooses chief of the Army to be top military adviser

    12/07/2018 2:18:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | December 7, 2018 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will tap Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser, choosing a battle-hardened commander who has served as chief of the Army for the last three years, U.S. officials said Friday. If confirmed by the Senate, Milley would succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the pinnacle of a military career. Dunford, a former commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of coalition troops in Afghanistan, is expected to serve out his term as Joint Chiefs chairman, which ends next Oct. 1. Milley, who commanded troops during...
  • U.S. Army TV Commercials

    11/23/2018 11:09:45 PM PST · by Red6 · 21 replies
    ispot ^ | 2018 | US Government
    New DOD commercials
  • It's Official: Army Adopts Version of Pinks and Greens Uniform on Veterans Day

    11/12/2018 4:34:56 AM PST · by cll · 43 replies ^ | 11/11/2018 | Matthew Cox
    After more than a year of discussion, the U.S. Army announced Sunday that it has adopted a version of the World War II pinks and greens uniform as the service's new everyday dress uniform. By 2028, the "Army Greens" will become the "everyday business-wear uniform for all soldiers," according to a Veterans Day Army news release. "This is the uniform worn by America's 'Greatest Generation' in World War II," the release states. Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey unveiled the first prototypes of the two-tone uniform in October 2017 at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting....
  • Polis slips up on role of National Guard; Sias calls foul ( Colorado )

    11/03/2018 1:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | November 2, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    Former fighter pilot Lang Sias, the Republican pick for Colorado lieutenant governor, called out Jared Polis Friday over a televised misstatement about the National Guard. On KUSA-9News’ Next with Kyle Clark program Thursday, the Democratic nominee for governor said he wouldn’t give President Trump access to Colorado Army National Guard troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border if he thinks it’s politically motivated. “You could use the same rational to not allow someone to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq,” Clark said to Polis. “Is that dangerous?” Polis replied: “Well, it wouldn’t be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or...
  • Brand-new German tanks, helicopters need improvement before deployment

    11/02/2018 7:59:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    DW ^ | October 31, 2018 | Ian P. Johnson
    Germany's Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that only 39 percent of large items, such as tanks and helicopters, delivered to the Bundeswehr in 2017 did not require improvement before deployment. The quality of items delivered was "still improvable," said Parliamentary State Secretary Peter Tauber, who until February was general secretary of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic (CDU) party. The admission, which came in response to an inquiry from Left party parliamentarian Matthias Höhn, coincides with German troop involvement in a major NATO exercise in Norway and follows calls for improved readiness from defense officials, including Defense Minister Ursula von...
  • Trump Says He'll Send As Many As 15,000 Troops To The Southern Border

    11/01/2018 5:43:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 31, 2018 | Richard Gonzales
    President Trump said Wednesday he could send up to 15,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, which would surpass the number of soldiers currently stationed in Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House for a campaign rally Wednesday night in Florida, Trump said the number of military personnel on the border "will go up to anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 military personnel on top of the Border Patrol, ICE, and everybody else at the border." The current number of troops deployed to the border is 5,239, the head of Northern Command, Gen. Terence O'Shaughnessy, said on Tuesday. He...
  • Army Serious About Fielding 6.8 Caliber Round

    10/30/2018 12:15:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 42 replies
    National Defense ^ | October 29, 2018 | Stew Magnuson
    “Right now, the feedback looks like we are going to a 6.8 caliber round,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said recently. The service has a list of its top six modernization priorities and “soldier lethality” is one of the items. The most high-profile program in that category is the squad automatic rifle. Army Secretary Mark Esper at the Association of the United States Army annual conference — while promising the service is speeding up the way it does acquisition — singled out the program as one that would see prototypes in the near future. “The bottom line is...
  • Forget the A-10 Warthog: The Army Wants the F-35

    10/25/2018 9:05:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    National Interest ^ | October 24, 2018 | Kris Osborn
    The US Army wants the F-35 to support its ground troops. It’s that simple. We hear volumes of information about the Marine Corps vertical-take-off-and-landing F-35B, Navy carrier-launched F-35C and Air Force F-35A - but what does the Army think of the emerging Joint Strike Fighter? Does the Army think the 5th-Gen stealth fighter would bring substantial value to targeting and attacking enemy ground forces in close proximity to advancing infantry? What kind of Close Air Support could it bring to high-risk, high-casualty ground war?
  • 68 years after soldier went off to Korean War and vanished, his son gets a surprise call

    10/23/2018 8:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 23, 2018
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fulfilled an agreement he made with President Trump at the Singapore summit in June to return 55 boxes of remains of Americans killed in the Korean War. It's only a tiny fraction of the nearly 5,300 still missing but for at least one family, it provided closure. A faded photo is one of the few memories Charles McDaniel has of his father. He was just three years old when Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel went off to the Korean War and vanished without a trace. "He disappeared from history. I mean he was just gone....
  • Intensifying Hurricane Willa Headed Directly Toward 10,000 Migrant Caravan Path

    10/22/2018 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 71 replies
    News Intensifying Hurricane Willa Headed Directly Toward 10,000 Migrant Caravan Path Update 10/22: Hurricane Willa, as reported by the National Hurricane Center, is now a Category 5 hurricane.It appears that the migrant caravan, which has been reported to upward of 10,000 strong, might run into some extra trouble on their march to seek American asylum. A massive hurricane (named Willa) is set to cross the path that the migrants will eventually cross. There’s also a slightly smaller disturbance named Vincente to the south of Willa that meteorologists say will be consumed by the massively growing Willa, but will still...
  • Bell wants its V-280 Valor to replace the Blackhawk. Now it's testing in Arlington

    10/21/2018 5:29:07 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/20/2018 | Byron Harris
    After six years of design, development and testing in Amarillo, the Bell V-280 Valor is now in residence at the company’s flight research center in Arlington. The aircraft, designed primarily to carry troops into combat, is Bell’s entrant to replace the more than two thousand Blackhawk helicopters now in service with the U.S. Army. Bell, headquartered in Fort Worth, is competing against a Sikorsky/Boeing design in the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration. The two designs are radically different. The Valor is a tiltrotor, similar to the V-22 Osprey, which has been in service with the Marines for more than a decade....
  • Seoul, Washington start talks to share cost of U.S. forces stationed in S.Korea

    10/16/2018 12:47:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Xinhua ^ | October 16, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the United States on Tuesday started talks on how to share the defense costs of U.S. forces stationed in South Korea, according to Seoul's foreign ministry. The two-day negotiations were launched in central Seoul to reach a new deal on South Korea's financial contribution to the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK). The negotiation period can be extended, if necessary, as the current deal was set to expire by the end of this year, the Seoul ministry said. In consideration of the time needed for the parliamentary approval, the talks are required to be...
  • UK Army ordering soldiers to not associate with Tommy Robinson...viral recording leaked

    10/14/2018 4:16:56 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-14-2018 | Major Farley
    A Major in the UK Army, Yorkshire Regiment, is caught on an audio recording swearing up and down about nobody being allowed to have any social media connections to Tommy Robinson. This, days after young soldiers took a selfie with Tommy, resulting in an investigation and discharge of one (known as "soldierX"). The resulting campaign #iamsoldierx went viral, UK Army pouring in photo's - most with faces hidden - holding up "#iamsoldierx" signs. The issue has reached the top of UK government and they're now showing their fascistic nature to the entire military. Islam has taken over.
  • European Union army ACTIVATED and ready to replace NATO reveals German Defence minister

    10/12/2018 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 116 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | KATIE WESTON
    GERMAN Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen says the structures for a European Defence Union have been “activated”, and also hopes to develop a system that tells Europeans when to use their “forces”.

    10/11/2018 4:12:28 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-11-2018 | Tommy Robinson
    Forgive me but I'm compelled to ask fellow Freepers to watch and sign a petition (following link). A UK soldier has been discharged for having a selfie with Tommy Robinson. Tommy is a one man army against the Islamization of the UK and the state is desperately trying to silence him. World is watching. Now firefighters, police, soldiers are losing their jobs if they support him. We need to support this soldier - now lots of them are sending in photos with the caption "#IamSoldierX"
  • British Soldiers being 'investigated' for photo with Tommy Robinson

    10/10/2018 12:49:41 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-9-2018 | Tommy Robinson
    The UK insanity continues. British Army soldiers took a selfie with Tommy Robinson, now they're being 'investigated' - phones taken away and reports that one has been discharged. Tommy Robinson is now a living legend. It seems he is hugely popular with the UK military. The establishment can't shut him up. He is a warrior, a true selfless hero. For me, it is "Sir" Tommy Robinson.
  • Pentagon identifies US service member killed in Afghanistan

    10/06/2018 4:26:47 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    The Pentagon identified the U.S. service member killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Thursday as Spc. James A. Slape. The 23-year-old from Morehead City, N.C., died of injuries from an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said in a statement. Slape was assigned to 60th Troop Command, North Carolina Army National Guard, Washington, N.C.
  • Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans

    10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has ordered its citizens to donate dog hides to the regime as part of celebrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10. The government collects dog hides ahead of the anniversary each year “to raise funds for the party”, the dissident Daily NK website reported, but this year the authorities have raised the amount of money that families who do not keep dogs are required to pay instead. “Although the party is asking for dog hides, there are not many houses that have the luxury of raising a dog...