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Military/Veterans (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Survival Rifles

    11/20/2018 5:57:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 62 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/20/18 | C Raleigh
    When the chips are down and without a moments notice what bug out guns, pocket rifles or survival rifles do you have? These rifles fits the SHTF scenario where you need a compact rifle that can be broken down and stored in your day pack, truck or even in your hidden cache. Just so you know, these survival rifles we’re talking about is not a personal defense gun like the AK’s or fully equipped M4 (AR-15). Our main goal is about taking this out to the field when needed during a dire situation to hunt small game for survival. There...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/19/2018

    Benjamin Netanyahu has declared himself to be Defense Minister of Israel saying that the security situation makes early elections "irresponsible". His move come after the die was cast for early elections in Israel with Netanyahu's refusal to make Education Minister and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett Defense Minister. Minister Bennett and another Jewish Home cabinet member Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked were reported to be resigning. Their announcement at 3:30 AM Eastern time US turned into an announcement that they were not resigning. They were critical of policies that hurt Israel's ability to fight its enemies but in the end...
  • 5 Famous Flags

    11/19/2018 4:46:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/19/2018 | F Jardim
    A look back at the history of some of our Red, White and Blue banners. I don't know if you can be a patriot and not get choked up a bit when you see Old Glory flying in the breeze. My thoughts go first to the sacrifices of our military forces, because without them, we could not protect and preserve our unique way of life from outside aggression. The design of our flag represents I our republic. The 13 stripes remind us of our nation’s birth, with the brave rebellion of the original 13 colonies from Great Britain. Here are...
  • Air Force Witness Of Extortion 17 Attack On SEALs Says We Were Lied To – Obama Has Hell To Pay

    11/17/2018 10:04:25 AM PST · by deandg99 · 52 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/15/2018 | Amanda Shea
    The families of some of the 17 SEAL Team 6 commandos who were killed in an ambush in Afghanistan during a helicopter flight to help Army Rangers pinned down by Taliban gunmen accused the Obama administration of deliberately endangering their loved ones for political ends. Now a highly decorated, retired Air Force officer is coming forward, breaking her silence to speak out on what she witnessed in one of the deadliest attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history. Her testimony details how the government covered up evidence in the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed a total...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/17/2018 Newsdump Edition

    11/17/2018 5:32:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will be in fire ravaged California today. At least 71 are dead as a result of the "Camp Fire" with more than 1-thousand missing...... The Central Intelligence Agency believes that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd....... The government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are set to atttend negotiationa aimed at ending the three-year civil war.... In France today one protester was killed when protesters gathered at some 2,000 locations in opposition to RISING GASOLINE PRICES..... The name of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been...
  • Report: The U.S. “Could Potentially Lose A War Against China Or Russia”

    11/16/2018 7:39:14 PM PST · by The Olive · 63 replies
    The Olive Branch Report ^ | 11/16/2018 | Michael Snyder
    The National Defense Strategy Commission consists of former top Republican and Democratic officials that were selected by Congress, and they have just issued a major report which is absolutely stunning. At one time, the military dominance of the United States was unquestioned, but in recent years Russia and China have been working feverishly to close that gap. Both nations have been rapidly developing extremely advanced new weapons systems, and the substantial advantage that the U.S. once enjoyed has been evaporating very quickly. At this point, things have shifted so dramatically that this new report says that the United States could...
  • Adopted Dog Gives Veteran a New Lease on Life

    11/16/2018 4:10:52 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    Petco Foundation ^ | 11/16/2018 | Staff
    When a German Shepherd named Sam meets a veteran named George, it’s love at first sight. With ties to the Navy, these constant companions are making the most of their golden years together.
  • Cop/Soldier needs firearm advice from fellow Freepers (vanity).

    11/16/2018 4:00:44 AM PST · by thefactor · 92 replies
    Me | 11/16/18 | thefactor
    As a police officer and soldier I was relatively embarrassed when I thought of posting this question/thread, but I told myself to get over it and ask for help from people who know.Bottom Line Up Front: I want a 9mm "pistol" utilizing the AR platform. Commonly referred to as an AR-9. My question is, should I buy one or should I undertake the task of building one?Although I have significant experience with many types of firearms, I have no experience "building" a firearm by ordering parts from different companies and assembling them. I have done a significant amount of research...
  • Today in military history: 12-year-old earns Purple Heart, Bronze Star in Guadalcanal

    11/15/2018 12:59:47 PM PST · by fugazi · 42 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Nov. 15, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1942: Off Guadalcanal, the U.S. and Japanese fleets engage in one of only two battleship-on-battleship engagements of the Pacific War. While Kirishima hammers USS South Dakota (BB-57) in the early morning hours, USS Washington (BB-56) slips away undetected and maneuvers to near point-blank range, raking the Japanese battleship with devastating salvos. Japanese naval guns and torpedoes send three U.S. destroyers (Walke, Preston, and Benham) to the bottom of Ironbottom Sound, while U.S. warplanes destroy four troop transport ships carrying soldiers and badly needed supplies. The Allies have inflicted such heavy losses on the Japanese that they abandon the mission to...
  • The Navy’s Admiral-To-Ship Ratio, Then And Now

    11/14/2018 7:18:25 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | Tom Ricks
    It has been said before, but as the song says, it bears repeating: “In 1944 there were 256 flags for 6,084 ships; today there are 359 flag officers for 280 ships.”
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 11/14/2018

    11/14/2018 4:56:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned today saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for "surrender to Hamas terror". This could set the stage for new elections.... A thousand protesters were on the streets of the southern Israeli city of Sderot near the Gaza border last night protesting the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas..... "The worst deal in history" That's the response of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage to Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for Britain to withdrawal from the European Union. He said all it achieves is a 40 billion pound payment to the EU for the deal. Brexiteer activists...
  • Israel Breaking: IDF Reinforces Gaza Border, Massive Rocket Barrage Follows 'Botched' Operation...

    11/13/2018 2:27:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 29 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/13/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    It seemed like things were going to quiet down in Gaza last week with the delivery of 15 million dollars in cash from Qatar in multiple suitcases. The "payoff" money was designed to pacify Gaza and help calm things down between Israel and the militant group Hamas which has maintained steady pressure on Israel with everything from occasional rocket barrages to constant incendiary kites to mass protests at the border fences forcing Israeli snipers to open fire. But suddenly on Sunday night all hell broke loose. IDF soliders were operating inside Gaza using civilian vehicles backed by air support, tanks...
  • Colombian Pipeline Bombed For The 78th Time This Year

    11/12/2018 8:23:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 6 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-12-2018 | Irina
    Colombia’s Cano Limon crude oil pipeline that can transport 210,000 bpd of crude has been bombed again, for the 78th time since the start of this year, Ecopetrol, the state oil company, said, as quoted by Reuters. Previous attacks have been blamed by the Colombian army on a rebel group, the national Liberation Army, or ELN, which is considered a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States. The pipeline was not operational at the time of the attack, which is the second in as many months. In September, Reuters reported that the pipeline was bombed again in...
  • Florida Election Results 2018 - Results last updated Nov. 12, 8:55 a.m.

    11/12/2018 7:03:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/2018 | Staff
    U.S. Senate POLITICO Predicts: Toss-Up The race between Nelson and Scott could set records as the most expensive Senate election of all time. Election results Map Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner 50.1% Rick Scott GOP 4,098,107 49.9% Bill Nelson* Dem 4,085,545 100% of precincts reporting (6,111/6,111) *Incumbent 8,183,652 total votes
  • Words to Taps

    11/12/2018 5:23:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/12/2018 | D Breteau
    The story and origin of the bugle call known as "Taps" can be found in many versions, including the legend of a son fighting on the opposing side of the Civil War from his father. This legend depicts a Northern boy who was killed fighting for the Confederates. His father, Robert Ellicombe, a captain in the Union Army, came upon his son’s body and found the notes to “Taps” in the pocket of the dead boy’s uniform. When Union General Daniel Sickles heard the story, he had the notes played at the boy’s funeral. While this very short version of...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/12/2018

    11/12/2018 4:38:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    In northern California 29 are dead and hundred are reported missing because of the "Camp Fire" that started last Thursday and consumed the town of Paradise on Friday, burning over 6,700 structures in the town of 26,000. 228 people are reported missing according to the Butte County Sheriff...... President Trump was in France yesterday at an American cemetery..... The President was in attendance earlier at a ceremony in Paris along with the leaders of more than 60 nations.... Polling data for the European Parliament elections next May shows Marine Le Pen's National Rally Party, formerly the National Front..... Two-hundred thousand...
  • Hiring Military Veterans for the Farm

    11/12/2018 12:15:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    DTN The Progressive Farmer ^ | November 9, 2018 | Lori Culler
    The average American farmer is 58 years old, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Farmers over 55 control more than half of the country's farmland, and one in two is likely to retire in the next decade. Combined with a three-decade-long decline in the number of new farmers joining the ranks, it's becoming more difficult to find workers. When it comes to hiring, it's no surprise that a popular credential to look for is military experience. We had a client recently hire a senior-level military captain to fill an operations role on a farm focusing on developing structure, process...
  • Perspective

    11/11/2018 4:38:16 PM PST · by lyby · 3 replies
    je ^ | November 11, 2018 | yo
    Feeling feelings not wholly mine. Soldiers fighting. Family. Mourning. Missing. Regretting. Loving. Sacrificing. For FREEDOM.
  • Veterans Day: The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/11/2018 11:58:14 AM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    On Veterans Day, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are all...
  • No Peace for President Trump on Armistice Day

    11/11/2018 7:38:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/18 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, there will be no world peace, no peace in the valley as long as the anti-Trump media join the protesting progressive-left in trying to hound the American President out of office Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris, France were supposed to celebrate peace, commemorating the100 year anniversary of the end of World War1, instead the media war against President Donald Trump continued during the Armistice memorial. Most news networks—including even the weather channels—bitterly criticized President Trump for canceling his visit to a US cemetery in France because of bad weather.