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  • GOOD NEWS! US War Hero – Sgt. Derrick Miller – To Be Released from Leavenworth

    03/21/2019 2:24:34 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 114 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 20, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    For several years The Gateway Pundit has reported on the plight of Sgt. Derrick Miller who sits in prison for life in Leavenworth, Kansas. Today we are pleased to announce that Sgt. Miller will soon be released from prison! U.S. Army National Guardsman Sgt. Derrick Miller... from Hagerstown, Maryland, was convicted in July of 2011 for the pre-meditated murder of an Afghan man in 2010. Sgt. Miller shot and killed an Afghan civilian following the civilian attempting to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon during a period of intense questioning. The Afghan civilian was a suspected insurgent that was walking through Sgt....
  • 'Lizzie McGuire' actress Carly Schroeder ditching Hollywood for the Army

    03/14/2019 10:32:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/14/2019 | Jessica Sager
    Carly Schroeder is trading fame for fatigues. The former "Lizzie McGuire" actress has enlisted in the Army. "I've been considering it for a while and it is a big choice, but thankfully my parents and my little brother were very supportive of me," Schroeder, 28, told TMZ on Wednesday. "My dad was actually in the Army, he was a Green Beret medic, and my little brother Hunter, he's in the Marines now."
  • Army to name new attack helicopter after Elizabeth Warren

    03/13/2019 4:19:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies
    Army to name new attack helicopter after Elizabeth Warren Published 12 hours ago on March 13, 2019 By Jim Bowie FORT RUCKER, Ala. — The U.S. Army will honor Elizabeth Warren and her Native American ancestry with the latest addition to its helicopter fleet, the AH-68 Warren, sources confirmed today. The Warren will join the Black Hawk, Kiowa, Apache, and Lakota in the Army’s impressive legacy of combat aircraft named after Native American tribes. The Warren conquered its two chief competitors, the AH-67 Redskin and V-23 Columbus, to win the Army contract. “The Redskin just offended too many white people,...
  • Army's new Rifle SDM-R

    02/22/2019 8:28:18 AM PST · by w1n1 · 78 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/22/2019 | R Thayer
    Army Sgt. James Snow has carried an M-4 carbine and an M-110 sniper rifle as an infantryman on missions. With the M-4, he knew he was capable of hitting a target accurately up to only 300 meters. With a sniper rifle, he had less maneuverability and spent a lot of time breaking down and reassembling the larger weapon to carry.< Last month, Snow was given the opportunity to try out the Army's new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, or SDM-R. After just a couple days handling the new weapon, he said it felt like something that could fill the needs of...
  • Pulwama attack: Pakistan warns India against military action

    02/19/2019 3:21:29 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    bbc ^ | 2/19/19 | bbc staff
    Pakistan has warned it will retaliate if India takes military action against it after a militant attack on Indian forces in Indian-administered Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan went on television to call on India to provide evidence to support its claims that Pakistan was involved. India responded that Mr Khan was again making excuses. More than 40 members of India's security forces died in Thursday's suicide bombing on their convoy. Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad said it was behind it. The attack has raised tensions between India and Pakistan, which have fought two wars and a limited conflict in the region...
  • Germany’s soldiers of misfortune

    02/19/2019 3:04:10 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 60 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | 15 Feb 2019 | Matthew Karnitsching
    Fighter jets and helicopters that don’t fly. Ships and submarines that can’t sail. Severe shortages of everything from ammunition to underwear. If it sounds like an exaggeration to compare Germany’s Bundeswehr to “The Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight,” look no further than the army’s standard-issue assault rifle, Heckler & Koch’s G36. The government decided to scrap the weapon after discovering that the gun misses its target if it’s too hot. “There is neither enough personnel nor materiel, and often one confronts shortage upon shortage,” Hans-Peter Bartels, a Social Democrat MP charged with monitoring the Bundeswehr for parliament, concluded in a...
  • Army developing new fitness test after complaints over troop readiness: report

    02/06/2019 6:36:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2019 | John Bowden
    The U.S. Army is developing a more intensive fitness test tailored to combat situations following complaints from commanders of insufficient troop readiness. Top members of Army brass told The Associated Press that the existing physical fitness tests employed by the Army during basic training do not adequately prepare soldiers for the physical challenges of the battlefield. A new test that is described by the military as far more physically intensive “may be harder, but it is necessary,” Gen. Stephen Townsend, head of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, told the AP. “We needed to change the culture of fitness in...
  • Ammo Run at Midnight

    02/04/2019 9:29:17 AM PST · by Freeport · 13 replies
    gcatain.ocm ^ | February 3, 2019 | CW4 MICHAEL W. CARR (Ret.)
    By CW4 Michael W. Carr (Retired) – “Hey, you guys want to haul some ammo and gear out to San Clemente Island for us?” asked the SEAL officer. “Sure”, said the Army Warrant Officer, without really thinking about what his agreement might entail. For the Army Marine Warrant almost any reason to get his 174 ft. LCU underway on a mission was a good idea. Underway was always better than sitting tied to the dock. “Sweet”, the SEAL said. “Here’s what we need you to do,” and he began explaining the process of loading gear and ammo at the...
  • Senator Murray’Statement on Supreme Court Decision...

    01/22/2019 7:06:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 95 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA ^ | 1/22/2019 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA
    (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision allowing President Trump’s order banning transgender individuals from military service to take effect.
  • U.S. Army to Divest a Majority of its Watercraft and Maritime Capability

    01/15/2019 10:52:01 AM PST · by rockinqsranch · 23 replies
    gcaptain ^ | January 14, 2019 | Michael Carr
    "U.S. Army Maritime capabilities will be radically reduced this year as the service deactivates and divests itself of numerous vessels, watercraft equipment, watercraft systems, Soldiers, and Units. At least eighteen (18) of its 35 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) will be sold off or transferred to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). Landing Craft Utility (LCU), a versatile 174- foot landing craft capable of carrying 500 tons of cargo, personnel and containers, is the workhorse of the Army Watercraft field."
  • German Army To Be Ready For Combat In 2031

    01/09/2019 11:26:03 PM PST · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 01/10/19
    Germany’s Armed Forces are most likely to stay underequipped for the next decade or so, the German Defense Chief has admitted. Meanwhile, the units are stuck with sharing gear and vehicles. At least nine brigades in the German Armed Forces, known as Bundeswehr, lack the necessary equipment and arms, the military Inspector General Eberhard Zorn said, adding that they are expected to be “fully equipped” no sooner than in 13 years – by 2031. The lack of spare parts for the military equipment also remains one of the major concerns. At the same time, he was pretty confident that Germany...
  • Gabon soldiers seize national radio station in coup attempt

    01/07/2019 12:17:22 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Aljezeera ^ | 1-7-2018 | Aljezeera
    Soldiers in Gabon have attempted a coup, announcing the establishment of a "restoration council" after taking over the national radio station. There were reports of shots being fired in the capital Libreville on Monday. Reading out a statement, the military officers condemned President Ali Bongo who addressed his compatriots last week from Morocco for the first time since reportedly suffering a stroke in Octo
  • Donald Trump Defies ‘Fake News’ CNN: ‘I Will Sign’ MAGA Hats for the Troops

    12/27/2018 7:57:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 27, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump responded to media complaints on Thursday because he signed Make America Great Again hats for the troops overseas. CNN & others within the Fake News Universe were going wild about my signing MAGA hats for our military in Iraq and Germany. If these brave young people ask me to sign their hat, I will sign. Can you imagine my saying NO? We brought or gave NO hats as the Fake News first reported!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2018
  • In Iraq, Trump meets soldier who rejoined Army for him

    12/27/2018 5:31:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | December 27, 2018 | Frank Miles
    During his surprise trip to Iraq this week, President Trump shook hands with an Army soldier who said he went back into the military for the president. “And I’m here because of you, so we have something in common,” Trump said with gratitude at the dining hall at al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, on Wednesday. “Keep America great,” the soldier said to Trump, while taking a selfie with the president. The soldier serves with the Brave Rifles, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, formerly the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, currently stationed at Fort Hood. Addressing troops at the airbase in western Iraq late...
  • German army 'could recruit EU citizens'

    12/27/2018 7:01:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | December 27, 2018 | Staff
    Army general inspector Eberhard Zorn said the forces had to "look in all directions in times of a lack of qualified personnel", such as doctors and IT specialists. The armed forces have been beset by years of under-investment. Germany aims to increase its military by 21,000 personnel by 2025. It has also pledged to raise its defence budget from 1.2% to to 1.5% of its gross domestic product by 2024, in the face of criticism from President Donald Trump that it does not meet the Nato target of 2% of GDP. Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in an...
  • Adventures of a 70’s Kid in an Army And Navy Store

    12/26/2018 3:41:30 AM PST · by vannrox · 92 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 25DEC18 | Editorial staff
    When I was a youth, in the 1960’s and 1970’s, one of the biggest treats that my father would give us would be a trip to one of the nearby “Army and Navy” stores. We would hop in the car, and then ride for a spell (depending on the direction) from a half an hour to an hour and a half drive. We would stop along the way to get a soft-serve cone at Dairy Queen, and then spend an hour or so in the store. They all looked pretty much the same no matter where you went. The nearest...
  • French officers who denounced UN Migration Compact face sanctions

    12/19/2018 5:48:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    The French officers who denounced the Marrakesh deal have exposed themselves to disciplinary sanctions by the military. Paris: The international conference on the Global Compact for Migration was held on 10 and 11 December 2018 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, but top level military figures denounced it as treason in an open letter the head of state. Contacted by L’Opinion, the Ministry of the Armed Forces called the move “inadmissible and unworthy”. The open letter was sent by 13 officers opposed to France signing the Compact. The Minister of the Armies, Florence Parly dismissed the remarks contained in the...
  • 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...