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  • 2 of Oldest Known Pearl Harbor Survivors Reunite 74 Years Later

    07/04/2015 10:07:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 7/3 | Matt Rascon
    Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, both served 74 years ago in Pearl Harbor and shared memories for the first time at a reunion in San Diego on July 3, 2015Two of Pearl Harbor's oldest known survivors, veterans Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, share an unbreakable bond. The two met for the first time Friday, sharing the same eyewitness moments and deep memories of the horrific, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago. Still, for Downing, “most of what happened is just as clear as if it were last week.” Downing, who lives in Colorado Springs,...
  • Honor the immigrant boy who would shape America

    07/04/2015 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Scott L. Montgomery
    Removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill would be an injustice. THIS Fourth of July, as Americans contemplate their country’s birth and today’s global status, which founding father might they single out for celebration? Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison would be likely choices. But they would be the wrong ones. For 200 years, the man who did most to set the United States on the path to prosperity and world power has been treated as a second-tier founder. Alexander Hamilton shares no granite on the face of Mount Rushmore, nor is he granted a monument or memorial in our nation’s Capitol....
  • Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA

    07/04/2015 10:00:03 AM PDT · by illiac · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/4/15 | Lee Greenwood
    Enjoy! Thanks for being MY country!!!
  • Help Save Revolutionary War Vet Grave Site

    07/04/2015 9:32:59 AM PDT · by DirtyPigpen · 17 replies
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    My 5th great grandfather's grave site is being threatened by development in the Barefoot Landing area of Myrtle Beach. Jeremiah Vereen served under Francis Marion and was a true patriot. Please help by signing the petition to find the grave and preserve it. https://www.change.org/p/roger-grigg-city-of-north-myrtle-beach-south-carolina-governor-allow-the-horry-county-government-and-coastal-carolina-university-to-use-ground-penetrating-radar-and-modern-archaeological-methods-to-identify-and-preserve-the-historic-vereen-cemetery-a
  • Police detain soldier walking around NC mall with rifle, ammunition

    07/03/2015 8:50:02 PM PDT · by rikkir · 45 replies
    Fox News / Associated Press ^ | 7/3/2015 | Associated Press
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was arrested and charged with "going armed to the terror of the public" in connection with Thursday's incident at Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville. A statement from the Fayetteville Police Department says Wolfinger was preparing to have photographs taken with the military equipment and rifle when 911 calls were received of an armed male at the mall.
  • Went to see the "Max the Dog" movie tonight. I HIGHLEY RECOMMEND IT!

    07/03/2015 6:35:04 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 30 replies
    03 July 2015 | US Navy Vet
    A tough guy like me EVEN teared up a couple of times!
  • Robber killed by former CNN journalist in attempted robbery reportedly identified

    07/03/2015 3:40:36 PM PDT · by rikkir · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/3/2015 | No author listed
    The man shot and killed by a former CNN journalist at an Albuquerque motel was reportedly identified by police Thursday night. Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Tanner Tixier said Tomorio Walton, 27, was involved in the shooting, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Walton was on parole in Memphis, Tennessee before fleeing police. Officials are unsure how long Walton was in the city for. Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell said her husband Chuck de Caro, and Walton exchanged gunfire after the man entered their room at a Motel 6 on Albuquerque’s western edge and demanded jewelry.
  • Beslan: Three DAys in September

    07/02/2015 11:59:07 PM PDT · by RginTN · 7 replies
    none | July 3, 2015 | none
    must see documentary
  • Fought Vietcong,Sandinistas,Saddam,Taliban,ISIS but last Vietnam vet in uniform is retiring

    07/02/2015 4:35:31 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 11 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 2 Jul 2015 | Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    When Sergeant Major Michael Jarnevic finally retires from the Army on July 8, it will be the end of a career that began in 1973 when he enlisted as a Marine and was deployed to Vietnam. He is now nearing his 60th birthday and has spent three quarters of his life fighting for his country. In fact, Sgt Major Jarnevic appears to be the last Vietnam veteran on active duty in the whole of the Army. During his 42 years of service he has served in Honduras during the Contra wars in the 80s and Kuwait in the 90s during...
  • Ex-CNNer Lynne Russell's husband kills robber in wild motel shootout

    07/01/2015 7:50:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/1/2015 | Shawn Cohen
    A road trip down old Route 66 led to a Wild West-style motel shootout for a pioneering CNN anchor and her former-soldier hubby. Lynne Russell — the first woman to ever solo-anchor a primetime network news show — and Chuck de Caro, 65, had stopped at a Motel 6 for the night in Albuquerque when an intruder slipped into their room as Russell went to grab something from the car around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. “I opened the door and he materialized out of nowhere; he was inside,” she told The Post. “And he pushed me into the room and onto...
  • US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound

    06/30/2015 1:54:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | June 30, 2015 07:14am ET | by Elizabeth Howell
    The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. The new hypersonic vehicle, which could take flight by 2023, builds upon research from a 2013 test flight of an experimental hypersonic vehicle, the X-51A Waverider, according to Military.com. The $300 million X-51A program began in 2004. The program's final test flight occurred May 1, 2013, when the unmanned Waverider reached a top speed of Mach 5.1 (more than five times...
  • The first American-made Kalashnikovs are now for sale

    06/30/2015 11:32:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    Kalashnikov USA announced on Tuesday that it is now selling AK-47 assault rifles and shotguns that have been manufactured at a U.S. factory. The Kalashnikov USA web site provides a menu of two rifles and two shotguns, all semiautomatics. One of the rifles features a curved, banana-style high-capacity magazine with 30 rounds.
  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits

    06/29/2015 2:51:54 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/15 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer. The military panel at Fort Bragg reached the finding late Sunday concerning Maj. Mathew Golsteyn. Army Special Forces Command spokeswoman Maj. Allison Aguilar said Monday that if the decision is upheld by a review board Golsteyn would be discharged under honorable conditions allowing him to keep nearly all veteran's benefits.
  • Has anyone seen the "Max the Dog" movie yet and if so what did you think?

    06/29/2015 8:47:14 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    29 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering if it worth my time/money to go see it?
  • Most honest assessment of Obama EVER (from Muslims) (Video)

    06/29/2015 5:13:27 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 26 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | May 20, 2015 | MEMRI TV
    Hilarious - and completely honest - assessment from Egyptian TV commentators about Obama's bizarre statement that climate change is our greatest national security threat. The subtitles are REAL.
  • With Knife Murders Spiking After Gun Ban, UK Urges "Save A Life - Surrender Your Knife"

    06/28/2015 6:37:58 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 59 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-28-15 | Tyler Durden
    Just a week ago, we noted the hard-working US government was drawing up plans for "knife regulations." Well, in The UK it appears to have already begun... As SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo warns, don't try to think this one through - the logica fail and sheer volume of absurdity might just make you sick if you do...For the UK – whose laws and policies all-too-often influence those of the U.S. – gun control isn’t enough. Probably nothing will ever be enough.Now a call to surrender knives, ongoing for years, is in full swing. Via Citizen Action: The right to bear arms...
  • Army shipped live anthrax for 10 years, couldn't effectively kill bacteria - CDC

    06/28/2015 10:14:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies
    rt.com ^ | June 18, 2015
    A US Army research facility mistakenly shipped live anthrax to labs in the US and abroad for more than 10 years because of ineffective sterilization methods for killing the deadly bacteria, according to a federal report obtained by USA Today. In the three-page report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Army facility in Utah was cited for three violations of federal regulations for working with potential bioterror agents, and was ordered to cease shipment of “inactivated” anthrax specimens immediately. The Dugway Proving Ground’s Life Science Test Facility is at the center of the scandal. It was...
  • SpaceX Launch Ends in Failure

    06/28/2015 9:31:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 06/28/15
    SpaceX just failed at its third attempt..
  • Boys find stolen military medals in garbage

    06/26/2015 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    KETV.COM ^ | 25 JUNE 2015 | KETV.COM
    Video at link
  • Mentor, community leader slain in 9th Ward was 'a hell of a man,' friends say(Vet)

    06/25/2015 4:24:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/25/15 | Heather Nolan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Tim Thompson's friends all agree he was great man. He was a mentor to neighborhood youth. He knew just how to make people laugh. And he bought donuts for his girlfriend's dance class on the day of their big recital. Friends and family who gathered Tuesday night (June 24) to remember Thompson still are in shock over his violent death Sunday. Thompson, 40, was gunned down in the driveway of his girlfriend's mom's home in the Lower 9th Ward. No arrests have been made in his death. Tonja Walston, Thompson's girlfriend of four months, said whoever killed him "took away...
  • VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall

    06/25/2015 12:46:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 2:27 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C. Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson told a House committee that VA health care sites experienced a 10.5 percent increase in workload for the 12-month period that ended in April. The VA needs flexibility from Congress to close the budget gap, Gibson said, adding that the agency is considering furloughs, hiring freezes and other significant moves. The VA wants to use money from the new Veterans Choice...
  • German World War II Era Wehrmacht Howitzer Used By Syrian Rebels On The Battlefield In Idlib

    06/24/2015 5:17:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    WarLeaks ^ | June 8, 2015 | Staff
    YouTube video of German World War II Era Wehrmacht Howitzer Used By Syrian Rebels On The Battlefield In Idlib
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls for removal of Lee Circle statue

    06/24/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Pelham · 95 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/24/2015 | Robert McClendon
    Now is the time to talk about replacing the statue of Robert E. Lee, as iconic as it is controversial, from its perch at the center of Lee Circle, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday (June 24) during a gathering held to highlight his racial reconciliation initiative. "Symbols really do matter," he said. "Symbols should reflect who we really are as a people. "We have never been a culture, in essence, that revered war rather than peace, division rather than unity." The slaying last week of nine black people in a historic Charleston, S.C., church at the hands of Dylann Roof,...
  • Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

    06/24/2015 6:43:19 AM PDT · by cyborg · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/22/2015 | Caitlin Dickerson
    As a young U.S. Army soldier during World War II, Rollins Edwards knew better than to refuse an assignment. When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, he didn't complain. None of them did. Then, a mixture of mustard gas and a similar agent called lewisite was piped inside. "It felt like you were on fire," recalls Edwards, now 93 years old. "Guys started screaming and hollering and trying to break out. And then some of the guys fainted. And finally they opened the door and let us out, and the...
  • Marine Was “Abnormally Intoxicated” Before Fatal Crash: Best Friend

    06/23/2015 10:34:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Andie Adams
    Jason King, 21, faces two counts of murder after a crash killed two medical studentsStanding in the parking lot, the two briefly argued before Talbott said she backed away, yelled something at him and drove off in her own car. During cross-examination, Talbott told the defense she could not recall the number of drinks the two had through the night. When asked if she was drunk as well, Talbott admitted, “I was.” Prosecutors have previously alleged that King was drinking with friends at the Mission Valley Hotel before meeting up with Talbott. Gary Martin, a manager at In Cahoots, took...
  • How 400 Germans Won the Battle of Waterloo

    06/23/2015 10:34:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Jun 2015
    On June 18th, 1815, 400 Hanoverian soldiers were the only thing standing between defeat and victory for the alliance against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.In 1811, Napoleon's empire and its allies had over 44 million subjects and covered most of Europe. But after being defeated in 1813 and 1814 by the Sixth Coalition, which included Austria, Prussia, Russia, Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and other German states, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to the island of Elba. The First French Empire was dissolved, and the Bourbon monarchy restored, but in February 1815 Napoleon escaped from his exile and...
  • Helping tinnitus sufferers is just the start for Neuromod Devices

    06/23/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.irishtimes.com ^ | Mon, Jun 22, 2015, 01:25 | Olive Keogh
    An Irish start-up has created a completely new approach to the treatment of tinnitus, which uses technology Ross O’Neill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton For some it’s a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The layman’s name for it is “ringing in your ears”. The medical term is tinnitus and it can completely disrupt people’s lives making it impossible for them to work, sleep, socialise or concentrate on simple tasks. There is no known cure. However, a new product from Irish technology start-up, Neuromod Devices, looks set to revolutionise its treatment. The product is called Mutebutton...
  • Marine Vet Skateboarding Across Country to Draw Light to Suicides

    06/22/2015 6:28:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/22 | Laura McVicker
    A Marine veteran is skateboarding 2,426 miles across the country, to South Carolina in hopes of shedding light on veteran suicides. Sean Delaire will make the trek alone and with a large backpack filled with camping supplies. He’s planning on skateboarding from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, where he graduated recruit training, to the only other Marine recruiting depot in the U.S., in Beaufort, S.C. Delaire served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011. He said he had a veteran friend who died of suicide and wants to raise awareness on the topic. “It’s something...
  • 'Restored Honor': A World War II Pilot's Long Road Home

    06/22/2015 9:37:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 6/21/15 | ALEXANDER MALLIN
    “There was a huge plume of smoke,” Romer told ABC News through a translator. “So this is something that just burned in my memory.” That memory would stick with Romer until after his retirement, when he decided to return to his old home to find out what happened to that plane, and more importantly he said, the pilot inside. Just a year later, Romer would find himself in Arlington National Cemetery, standing alongside the pilot’s relatives in a moment seven decades in the making, at what would be the young lieutenant’s final resting place. “For me it is a very...
  • happy fathers Day for Those whom served their country but have passed on.

    06/21/2015 4:34:05 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 6 replies
    06/21/2015 | hondact200
    happy father's day for those whom served. But have passed away. did not see any thread honoring those whose Fathers who have served but have passed away.
  • Munson: Hitler guard finally meets Iowa family

    06/20/2015 7:43:18 PM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    Des Moines Register | 6/20/2015 | Kyle Munson
    Gannett paper, link only:Munson: Hitler guard finally meets Iowa family
  • 1974 Dublin/Monaghan Bombings an Effort to Start a Civil War?

    06/18/2015 10:07:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 16,2015 | Jane Walsh
    The bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of coordinated car bombings in Dublin and Monaghan. A new Irish TV documentary has claimed that the purpose of the Dublin/Monaghan bombings in 1974 was to start a civil war. The bombings were carried out by Loyalists acting under orders from British Army agents the documentary revealed. The bombings of 17 May 1974 were a series of coordinated car bombings in Dublin and Monaghan. Three exploded in Dublin during rush hour and a fourth exploded in Monaghan almost 90 minutes later. They killed 33 civilians and a full-term unborn child, and...
  • If I Was A Would Be American Dictator-This would give me pause

    06/18/2015 3:53:02 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 25 replies
    Movoto ^ | 2015 | Andy Eddy
    Fascinating look at weapons per state compared to countries.
  • The dramatic moment RAF Typhoons intercepted Russian MiG fighters, spy planes and bombers [tr]

    06/18/2015 11:31:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 18, 2015 | Larisa Brown
    British warplanes scrambled to intercept nine Russian aircraft within hours after they flew menacingly close to the Baltic States in what was described as the biggest act of provocation since the Cold War. Moscow sent the world’s fastest supersonic fighter jet, along with spy planes and bombers to ‘snoop’ on Nato war games designed to send a ‘warning to Vladimir Putin’. A senior RAF source last night told the Daily Mail: ‘We’ve never had a period like this in living memory.’
  • Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like a decade from now

    06/18/2015 6:52:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/18/2015 | Armin Rosen
    The private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world of 10 years from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other prominent countries experiencing a period of chaos and decline. 1. Russia will collapse ... "There will not be an uprising against Moscow, but Moscow's withering ability to support and control the Russian Federation will leave a vacuum," Stratfor warns. "What will exist in this vacuum will be the individual fragments...
  • Is India's Main Battle Tank Finally Doomed?

    06/18/2015 6:44:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | June 18, 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Last week, the Indian Army released a global request for information (RFI) inviting responses by 31 July to develop a multi-purpose Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) in order to replace older license-built Soviet-era main-battle tanks (MBTs). “The Indian Army is planning to design and develop a new generation, state-of-the-art combat vehicle platform for populating its armored fighting vehicle fleet in the coming decade. This vehicle, which will be called the future ready combat vehicle (FRCV), will form the base platform for the main battle tank which is planned to replace the existing T-72 tanks in the Armored Corps,” the RFI...
  • Waterloo and the End of Napoleonic War

    06/18/2015 6:24:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 18, 2015 | James A. Warren
    The Duke of Wellington famously described his first and last battlefield confrontation with Napoleon as a “the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.” He was referring, of course, to the Battle of Waterloo, a bloody, furious one-day engagement in and around a village in northern Belgium of that name, fought 200 years ago today between France’s Army of the North and an allied army of British, Prussian, and Dutch troops under Wellington’s overall command.
  • U.S. government still paying one Civil War pension to woman in Wilkes Co.

    06/17/2015 9:45:24 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    fox8 TV ^ | may 26, 2014 | staff
    WILKESBORO, N.C. — Each month, Wilkesboro’s Irene Triplett collects $73.13 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a pension payment for her father’s military service — in the Civil War. Triplett, 84, is the last living person collecting a pension payment for service in the Civil War. Pvt. Mose Triplett was born in 1846 and lived to the age of 92. After his first wife’s death, he married Elida Hall, nearly 50 years his junior, in 1924. In 1930, Irene Triplett was born when her father was 84 and her mother was 34.
  • FIRST AEROBATIC FLIGHT LEA (Fun Video)

    06/17/2015 1:46:49 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    Vimeo via Aviation RL (ARL) ^ | June 16, 2015 | Aviation RL (ARL)
    "My 4 years old daughter, Léa, come with me any time we have an opportunity to fly together. Today, she ask me to make some aerobatic figure. Let's have fun!!"
  • Why Waterloo still fascinates us

    06/17/2015 6:31:08 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/18/15 | Andrew Roberts
    ... Waterloo lit the slow fuse of the horrifying force of German hypernationalism, the defeat of which required the sacrifice of the British Empire 130 years later. Although at the time the battle seemed merely like the last of a series of traditional dynastic and territorial struggles, in fact Waterloo ushered in the modern world. And as Winston Churchill predicted at the end of the 19th century: "The wars of peoples will be more terrible than the wars of kings."
  • 93-Year-Old World War II Veteran Gets Diploma During Stanford Graduation Ceremony

    06/15/2015 6:55:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jun 15, 2015 | Emily Bockian
    A World War II veteran walked across the stage at Stanford’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, more than 60 years after receiving his degree. With his granddaughter by his side, Bonnie "Chuck" Gould, recipient of the bronze Medal for Bravery during his WWII service, finally got the sash and the public recognition he earned decades ago. Gould, a retired teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of the Redwood City School District, graduated from Stanford with a master’s in education in 1954. But he didn’t walk in the ceremony. He called it a mistake, but not one made intentionally. “We had six kids...
  • Here are the 3 high-tech vehicles vying to replace the Humvee

    06/14/2015 10:01:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 6/14/15 | Maxwell Tani
    Since the 1990s, AM General's Humvee has been the US military's workhorse, first seeing action in the Gulf War. Despite its ubiquity, the Humvee has caused some serious headaches for American forces. As Wired notes, the Humvee was designed in the 1980s as an off-road carrier to transport troops and equipment quickly across Eastern Europe in a theoretical ground war against the then Soviet Union. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Humvee's mission changed. It was deployed to the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, where US commanders quickly discovered that it was dangerously under equipped to...
  • Russian Forpost Drone Shot Down in Ukraine

    06/13/2015 1:26:25 PM PDT · by Ivan Mazepa · 12 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | June 13, 2015 | Christian Borys
    Shortly after Ukrainian troops captured two Russian Spetsnaz soldiers, a Ukrainian special forces unit of the Dnipro-1 Battalion shot down a $6 million Russian Forpost drone near Avdeevka in Eastern Ukraine. The Russian government was quick to distance itself from the soldiers, and even went so far as to parade their families in front of the media to deny their active status. However, the drone that was shot down that day is not something the Russian government can deny owning and operating... (includes a video)
  • 22 Incredible Facts About The Life and Career Of Sir Christopher Lee

    06/13/2015 11:46:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    io9 ^ | June 12, 2015 | Rob Bricken
    If Sir Christopher Lee had just been a movie star, he would still have been an icon. But the late actor, who passed away last week, had an amazing life even beyond his incredible body of work. Whether you’re still lamenting his passing or unsure why his death is such a loss, here’s 22 reasons why Christopher Lee will always be a legend.
  • Air Force/Boeing EMP weapon moving forward

    06/13/2015 5:11:32 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Military Embedded Systems ^ | 6/12/15 | JOHN MCHALE
    CHAMP became a hot topic last month after Flight Global reporter James Drew reported that Maj. General Thomas Masiello, head of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) had nominated the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM-ER) from Lockheed Martin as the optimal air vehicle to carry CHAMP. Drew reported that Masiello said the technology is mature and will be miniaturized for the JASSM-ER. According to Flight Global Maseillo, while speaking at a science and technology exposition at the Pentagon said CHAMP is "an operational system already in our tactical air force, and that is really what will make us more operationally...
  • Memorial Service Held for Fallen Marine Killed in Nepal Who "Symbolizes the Good" in U.S. Military

    06/12/2015 2:50:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/12 | Tony Shin and Asher Klein
    It was an emotional homecoming memorial for a fallen Marine from Southern California killed on a humanitarian mission in Nepal last month, as hundreds of people filled a minor league baseball stadium to remember him. Draped in an American flag, Sgt. Eric Seaman's casket was carried by uniformed fellow Marines onto The Diamond in Lake Elsinore, where the Lake Elsinore Storm play. His wife, Samantha Seaman, told the mourners, and Eric, that she couldn't believe he chose her to be his wife. "I'm incredibly thankful you allowed me to be your wife, your best friend and most importantly, that you...
  • Russia Threat Boosts Stryker Upgrade Budget To $371 Million - (Video of 30 mm cannon Stryker)

    06/12/2015 9:41:40 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 7 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 5, 2015 | Sydney J. Freedberg, Jr.
    Between fear of Russia, urgency from the Army, and lobbying from General Dynamics, funding to upgun the Army’s GD-built Stryker armored vehicle has grown 350 percent in three weeks. In mid-May, the House approved a $79.5 million addition to the administration’s budget request. Yesterday, the Senate, not to be outdone, voted $371 million — four and a half times more. The House Appropriations Committee has actually approved $411 million on Tuesday, but that hasn’t passed the full chamber yet. Why does Stryker have such momentum? Some of our sources cynically pointed to General Dynamics’ lobbying operation, which is one of...
  • First USS Oklahoma Remains Exhumed

    06/11/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 10, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    The Defense Department announced in April that the remains of up to nearly 400 unaccounted for service members tied to the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor will be exhumed. That process began on Monday. “This was the first set of remains from the USS Oklahoma to be disinterred,” said Jim Horton, the director of the Punchbowl cemetery. Disinterment ceremonies were held when the bones of Korean War veterans were exhumed for identification. Now, hundreds who served on USS Oklahoma during World War II may also be identified. The attacked happened at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. But many bodies...
  • Former Buena grad relinquishes command.

    06/11/2015 6:29:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A 1990 graduate of Buena High School — Lt. Col. David A. Thomas — handed command of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to his successor on Wednesday. Taking over is Lt. Col. Cora D. Henry who assumed command of The Renegades — the battalion’s nickname — at a morning ceremony on Brown Parade Field on the southern Arizona Army post.
  • Family accepts Navy Cross after fight for Medal of Honor

    06/10/2015 8:32:34 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/9/15 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    The family of one of the most celebrated Marine heroes of the Iraq War on Monday accepted the nation's second-highest award for valor on his behalf seven years after the Pentagon denied him the Medal of Honor. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus posthumously bestowed the Navy Cross on Sgt. Rafael Peralta for falling on a grenade during the battle for Fallujah in November 2004. The Navy and Marine Corps had recommended the Medal of Honor, but then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates denied the award in 2008 amid questions about whether Peralta was too injured to understand what he did.