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  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of “Rosie the Riveter,” the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...
  • College Students Disrespect Veterans at the Warrior Beach Retreat

    04/24/2015 3:37:02 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 31 replies
    WJHG TV ^ | April 23, 2015 | WJHG.com, Kelly Baumgarter
    Twice a year Panama City Beach welcomes our wounded heroes into the community for the Warrior Beach Retreat, but an event aimed at honoring our nation's veterans took a different turn at their hotel. A group of college students didn't show these veterans the respect they deserve. "They actually spit on me and my service dog as well, and that's just so disrespectful and it hurts. I come and I feel honored and I feel safe and that I belong, but now I feel like I'm defending myself," said wounded veteran Nicholas Connole. Veterans say they were shocked at the...
  • Here's what happened during the Armenian genocide and why Turkey denies it

    04/24/2015 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider via the Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/24/2015 | RICHARD SPENCER, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    As Yerevan and Armenians across the world gather to remember the 1.5 million killed during the massacres, Richard Spencer explains what happened On Friday, Yerevan and the Armenian disapora together with world leaders in the Armenian capital will commemorate the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide . It is the 100th anniversary of the date on which the Ottoman Empire began its attack on Armenians when intellectuals and political leaders were rounded up in Istanbul on April 24, 1915. What was the Armenian genocide? As the Ottoman Empire suffered its first losses in the First World War, the “Young...
  • Todays Obama Speech.No Empathy.It's As If He Just Cannot Be Bothered Anymore.

    04/23/2015 9:49:13 AM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    Did anyone watch "Todays Obama Sympathy Speech" and take notice that it sounded like he was "Reading A Cue Card", or "Reading From Notes".? The pattern continues. He always speaks as if he just doesn't want to be President anymore, speaks in such a monotone delivery to the extent where we are all to assume that Obama just doesn't care about the well being of our Nation and The Military. So did he go golfing afterwards?
  • Second A-10 unit deployed in ISIS fight

    04/23/2015 6:43:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    A dozen A-10 attack jets have been deployed to the Middle East in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Air Force announced this week. The deployment of 350 airmen and the 12 "Warthogs" come as Congress and the Pentagon battle over whether to retire the popular aircraft, which provides close air support for troops in combat. This is the second deployment of an A-10 unit in the fight against ISIS. Air Force leaders say the service can't afford to maintain the attack jet under defense budget constraints and that other aircraft can conduct the close...
  • 'Superhero' Dog Saves Army Partner's Life in Afghanistan -- and He Stands by Her

    04/22/2015 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    GMA vai Yahoo News ^ | 4/22/15 | AMANDA KEEGAN
    For U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, Layka, the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois with a missing paw, isn’t just a canine companion. She’s a hero. McDonald, 29, said Layka saved his life on an overseas deployment in Afghanistan in 2012.
  • Former Airman, Playboy Model Plans Demonstration for US Flag

    04/22/2015 4:13:25 PM PDT · by Doogle · 30 replies
    VALDOSTA -- An Air Force veteran and former Playboy model who was banned from Valdosta State University on Friday after taking an American flag from a group of demonstrators is now organizing her own demonstration that she said is to show support for the military and the flag. Michelle Manhart was detained but not arrested by VSU police after she took the flag from a group of protesters. She said she was not planning to take the flag from the protesters, but she had heard about the group's recent campus demonstrations and wanted to take action. "I did not want...
  • Meet the Peshmerga's International Brigade: From IT workers to ex-soldiers, the men from [tr]

    04/22/2015 6:35:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2015 | John Hall
    A legion of foreign fighters who bravely joined the Kurdish forces battling militants loyal to the Islamic State have posed for photographs in Syria. Showing off their tattoos, play fighting with one another and relaxing in a camp, the international fighting force appear incredibly relaxed - despite fighting on the frontline against the terror group. Dozens of fighters - many of them ex-soldiers in the British and America armies - have volunteered to join Kurdish troops battling ISIS in Iraq and Syria in recent months. As many of the Kurdish fighters do not speak English, the foreign soldiers usually form...
  • Wow: ROTC Cadets Forced to Wear High Heels to Participate in Feminist Consciousness-Raising

    04/21/2015 3:22:04 PM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ace
    So. Are we done now? And they were forced to do this, many commenters claimed: "They were threatened with negative counselling statements and OERs if they didn’t participate. It was pretty much" do this or we’ll kill your career before it even starts.'" "Someone head to IG with this? Pretty sure this was a forced activity." "Worthless ROTC commanders need to get booted for this incompetence. As a combat vet this sickens me and is a setback for women in the military." I blame the high command of the armed forces. There should be rampant resignations over Obama's maladministration --...
  • Left Creates More 'Mixed Gender' Mayhem in IDF

    04/20/2015 9:21:53 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 04/20/2015 | Gil Ronen
    The IDF is poised to establish one or two new mixed-gender battalions, which will be permanently based along Israel's borders on routine patrol and observation missions, according to Army Radio. However, the Head of the IDF Fortitude Forum, Col. (res.) Raz Sagi, told Arutz Sheva there is a lot of bluffing and leftist meddling behind the changes announced. The idea of creating specialized units for the “softer” combat routine of patrolling and observation along peaceful borders, so as to let the fighting combat battalions spend more time training, is not a bad one, he opined. “But it also means that...
  • Soldier Killed Crossing San Diego Freeway

    04/20/2015 5:57:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Andie Adams
    The man killed while crossing State Route 163 over the weekend was an active duty member of the Army, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. At about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, 30-year-old James Michael Ginas III and another person tried to cross the northbound SR-163 near Friars Road on foot. However, Ginas was struck by a car and died from blunt force injuries at the scene. His birthday was last week, according to the ME’s office. The driver, who stayed at the crash site, was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The other pedestrian was not hurt....
  • Pressure grows on Marines to consider lowering combat standards for women

    04/20/2015 8:48:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Two years ago, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the nation’s top military officer, laid down an edict on the Obama administration’s plan to open direct land combat jobs to women: If women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered. Today, the “Dempsey rule” appears to have its first test case. The Marine Corps just finished research to see if female officers could successfully complete its rigorous Infantry Officer Course.
  • Flag fracas at Valdosta State alternate headline Flag desecrated at VSU

    VALDOSTA — A military veteran was detained but not charged by Valdosta State University police after she approached a group of protesters on campus who were walking on an American flag and took it from them. Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, said she was not planning to take the flag from the group, but she had heard about the group’s recent campus demonstrations and wanted to take action. “I did not want anything like this, but I got a call from a student who told me that the flag was on the ground, and they were walking on it,”...
  • Vietnam: When We Lost the Winnable War

    04/19/2015 7:22:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Bruce Walker
    Forty years ago this April, our nation lost the Vietnam War – a war that America could easily have won, and should have. South Vietnam had been invaded by North Vietnam, although the conflict was portrayed by communist apologists as a “civil war.” The Viet Cong did fight, but the primary enemy of the South Vietnam was North Vietnam. The SEATO alliance pledged France, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan and America to come to the aid of South Vietnam if that nation was attacked by another nation. The moral obligation of France, the colonial power that held...
  • America's 5 Worst Wartime Presidents

    04/19/2015 5:26:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 04/18/2015 | Robert W. Merry
    No presidential decision is as politically hazardous as the war decision. That’s because voters are quicker and more ferocious in turning on their chief executives when wars go awry than when events become troublesome in other areas of governance. Woe be to the president who finds himself in a war he can’t win and can’t get out of, or finds that the price of war far outweighs the promised benefits, or learns that the rationale for war doesn’t hold up. Herewith, then, a catalogue of the country’s five worst wartime presidents, men who took their country to war, or continued...
  • The Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2015 12:01:58 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 29 replies
    April 18, 2015 | Self
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster moral became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska....
  • Two surviving Doolittle Raiders present Congressional Gold Medal to USAF museum

    04/18/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2015 | Rick Moran
    They're in their 90's now, old and bent. But 73 years ago today, their courage torched the skies over Tokyo, sending a message that the United States would stop at nothing to achieve victory. Of the 80 airmen and pilots commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle, that took off from the deck of the USS Hornet on April 18, 1942 bound for a bombing run over Tokyo, just two are still alive. Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, 99, and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 93, will toast their 78 missing comrades at a private event later today, while taking...
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Twin boys' World War II dream comes true

    04/17/2015 11:17:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/3/15 | Steve Hartman
    The folks who run the Yorktown say a lot of kids love the ship, but no kid has ever fallen for a sailor who served on the vessel like these two boys have fallen for Mr. Harding. Which is why, for this trip, the Yorktown made special arrangements for a surprise visitor: Mr. Harding. The boys ran to embrace him; hugging an old salt never felt so sweet. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, or who needed it more. Over the years Mr. Harding says he'd kept most of his war stories to himself.
  • Marines launched a ‘kamikaze’ drone from an Osprey aircraft

    04/17/2015 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/17/15 | Dan Lamothe
    Flying a kamikaze drone armed with explosives from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft, and directing it right into the insurgent’s fighting hole. The Marines tested a small unmanned aircraft known as the Switchblade recently at Twentynine Palms, Calif., flying it directly at targets from both the ground and the back of the Osprey, a long-range aircraft that has rotors like a helicopter, but can fly like a plane once they rotate forward. They were “inert,” with no explosives on board, but the mission went off without a hitch, said Col. James Adams, commanding officer of Marine Aviation Weapons...
  • Perfect strangers. Exchange students from Sister City in Germany 1st to visit B Troop's new stables

    04/17/2015 8:47:17 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    Even for those who’ve never left Cochise County, B Troop’s shiny new stables on Fort Huachuca offer the quintessential southwestern backdrop. Needless to say, this year’s Sister Cities Commission of the City of Sierra Vista’s German delegation was in awe to be the first to tour them. It didn’t hurt that where the students came from in Radebeul, Germany’s weather was middling in the 50s.
  • Paratrooper takes fish on parachute jump

    04/17/2015 6:38:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    A paratrooper who was preparing to leave the US army decided that he would make his last parachute jump more memorable by taking along a fish. The day before his final jump on April 11, Spc. Matthew Tattersall went out and purchased a Siamese fighter, which he called 'Willy Makeit'. He placed the fish in a water bottle and poked a few holes into it to allow air to get in. Then he hid the bottle in his pocket as he knew he wouldn't be allowed to jump from the plane with the fish. "That's my pet fish named Willy...
  • Russia Rolls Out a New Infantry Fighting Vehicle — Its First Since the Cold War

    04/17/2015 5:24:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 16, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    Two videos uploaded to the Internet purportedly reveal Russia’s first truly new infantry fighting vehicles in decades and a new self-propelled howitzer. One of the videos even shows intriguing closeups of what’s probably Russia’s new Armata tank. If the videos are authentic, it’s a sign that the Kremlin’s long-delayed rearmament plans are making progress.
  • Researchers can trace dust samples using fungal DNA

    04/15/2015 10:22:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 4/15/15
    Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, have developed a statistical model that allows them to tell where a dust sample came from within the continental United States based on the DNA of fungi found in the sample. The primary goal of the research was to develop a new forensic biology tool for law enforcement or archaeologists. "But it may also give us a greater understanding of the invisible ecosystems of microbial life that we know are all around us, but that we don't fully comprehend," says Neal Grantham, a Ph.D. student in statistics at...
  • Hoquiam to rename a portion of Queets Avenue after James McQuade (DSC recipient)

    04/15/2015 10:07:25 AM PDT · by llevrok · 9 replies
    The City of Hoquiam last night voted against committee recommendation and renamed a portion of Queets Avenue to McQuade in honor of a fallen Vietnam veteran who’s chopper was shot down while searching for missing soldiers under fire. “On June 11th, 1972 the 23 year old pilot from Hoquiam Washington, [his gunner] and the copter was right above their leader’s chopper when it was shot down itself.” Dan Discher grew up on Queets Avenue with James McQuade, he told the council last night that McQuade left the Harbor to become a 1st Lieutenant in the Army, and flew for the...
  • A Suicidal Veteran Called the VA’s Crisis Hotline. The Response He Got Will Make You Furious.

    04/15/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Apr. 14, 2015 | Zach Noble
    He is a veteran. He was thinking about committing suicide. But when he called the suicide hotline for veterans, he says he wasn’t helped — he was put on hold. Ted Koran experienced deep depression on Saturday night, so much so that he considered killing himself, the Florida Air Force veteran told WFTS-TV. “I was missing my wife,” he said of his life partner Karen, who died of cancer six months ago. In his pain, he turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Could Obama be planning to make Cuba our 51st State?

    04/14/2015 3:39:21 PM PDT · by lee martell · 45 replies
    April 14, 2015 | Lee Martell
    Barack Obama's time as a sitting American President is running out. If he plans to do something big and bold, now, or within the next 19 months will be time to do it. We already see that he has softened the borders, in definition and in purpose. There are tens of thousands of illegal aliens pouring in across the southern borders of our country, day after day, week after frustrating week. Operation Choke Point quietly continues to convince banks to refuse the accounts of gun stores, resulting in these stores being shut down. Lois Lerner is still free to walk...
  • Japanese Sign Final Surrender

    04/14/2015 7:54:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 6, 2007
    News reel of the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. Background music is "With Honour Crowned"
  • America’s First Strategic Cruise Missile Was Totally Useless (Snark)

    04/14/2015 6:41:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 13, 2015 | Thomas Newdick
    One of the most enduring symbols of the Cold War’s destructive potential is the intercontinental ballistic missile. But during the 1950s, the U.S. Force developed a strategic cruise missile known as the Snark. The Snark was highly unusual at the time. Almost forgotten today, the flying branch developed the missile as a nuclear-armed “pilotless bomber” that would herald a new era of robotic warfare.
  • Washington State Wants to Build a Bridge Out of Old Aircraft Carriers

    04/13/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    n the not-too-distant future, drivers in Washington state could cross the Sinclair Inlet on a bridge made of two or three decommissioned aircraft carriers. ... No aircraft carrier is available for the project—not yet, at least. Currently, the backers of the project have their eyes on the USS Independence, which was commissioned in the 1960s and could go to the salvage yard later this year, and the USS Kitty Hawk, a carrier that sailed in the Vietnam War after its 1958 commission.
  • Paralyzed From the Neck Down

    04/13/2015 8:00:03 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2015 | ANTHONY WELLER
    "The strangest aspect of being paralyzed is that nobody ever, ever asks you what it’s like. This may be from concern over not hurting your feelings. Or not wanting to bring up the issue. Or superstition that your paralysis might be contagious if discussed. It’s still odd that nobody inquires. It’s the elephant—the screaming banshee—in the room, and it’s mighty big..." "...Q: Where do you find an invalid? A: Where you left him. You find yourself, unavoidably, living in the past. Happiness isn’t is, but was. You try not to contemplate the future too much. Nor the future of the...
  • This Time Lapse Of A Nuclear Fast Attack Sub Entering Dry Dock Is Sweet

    04/12/2015 9:33:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    This time lapse, shot at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego, of the Los Angeles class nuclear fast attack sub USS San Francisco entering drydock is pretty awesome. Not only do you get to see how they bring in one these amazing machines for repairs, but you also see some pretty cool ship traffic in the background. I can see a cruise ship, a Joint High-Speed vessel, some destroyers, a car carrier, the brand new USS America, and a bunch of civilian boats in the video. Not to mention a gaggle of security vessels and a couple of force...
  • 10 Ways to Get Ready for the TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 Premiere

    04/12/2015 1:45:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 premiere airs this Monday, April 13 at 9/8c. Looking for ways to get ready? Here are 10 suggestions: 1. Catch up with a marathon of all 10 Season 1 episodes starting this Monday, April 13th at 10:30am/9:30c, leading directly into the two-hour Season 2 premiere event at 9/8c. You can also watch the cast and crew talk about where Season 1 left off. 2. Watch four sneak peek scenes from the two-hour Season 2 premiere. 3. View behind the scenes videos from Season 2 to get a preview of the upcoming season, meet this...
  • Woman Finds Note on Car and Fears the Worst — Then She Sees What It Says

    04/11/2015 3:18:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 9, 2015 | oliver darcy
    Jerilynn Robinson feared the worst when she initially saw a note left on her car. However, upon closer inspection, she realized it was actually a note thanking her husband Tom for his service in the armed forces. Georgia teenager James Dorris, 13, had seen the veteran license plate on Robinson’s car and decided to leave a note,WSB-TV reported. “I was surprised,” Tom told WFLA-TV. “This is one of the very first notes I’ve ever gotten left on my vehicle, just thanking me for being a veteran, or for serving. And that did it. It brought joy to me.”
  • Marine Corps Infantry Gender Experiment. FAIL!

    04/11/2015 5:50:44 AM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    UFP News ^ | 04/11/2015 | SGT A
    Well, it’s finally over with… The United States Marine Corps for the past three years, at the direction of those in the Department of Defense, following the direction of the Commander-in-Chief, Barrack Hussein Obama, have completed their experiment attempting to integrate women into combat arms positions and units. The final result?… Epic FAIL! The effort came to an end on April 02, 2015, when the last of two female volunteers participating in the current Infantry Officers Course at Quantico, Virginia, were dropped during the grueling Combat Endurance Test. The unimaginably difficult course is the gauntlet that every Marine Corps Officer...
  • Blue Angels' first female pilot takes flight

    04/11/2015 3:59:18 AM PDT · by don-o · 140 replies
    CBS ^ | April 10, 2015
    When military aviation buffs pack into the Marine Corps Beaufort Air Show in South Carolina, they'll be wowed by the Navy's Blue Angels. But a new kind of history will also take flight in the team: a woman in the cockpit. U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female pilot in the team's 69-year history. Michelle Miller took to the sky to see how Higgins got her wings.
  • VIDEO: Meet The Girl/Patriot Who Saved "American Sniper" At UofM!

    04/10/2015 3:00:22 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 48 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/10/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Political correctness is a disease. It’s a cancerous growth on the posterior of America that continues to grow. One of the prime examples of that is this week’s controversy surrounding the University of Michigan, and it’s screening of American Sniper. Long story short, American Sniper was going to be shown on campus, some Muslims at UofM complained, got a petition going and got the screening canceled. They claimed that the film was “racist” and that it would make students feel “unsafe”. Jeez. Then one girl, one brave girl, named Rachel Jankowski, got a counter-petition going to get the screening back...
  • Call of beauty? Kazakhstan military unveils its 123 'prettiest soldiers' in bid to attract [tr]

    04/10/2015 6:48:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2015 | Simon Tomlinson
    Military officials in Kazakhstan have introduced a Miss Army competition in the hope of encouraging more recruits. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Defence has chosen 123 of its prettiest female soldiers and posted their photos online where viewers can vote for their favourites. The pictures show the women in three set poses – in military uniform, with weapons and in civilian clothing – and they have already been viewed more than 30,000 times.
  • The Mosin-Nagant Never Stopped Fighting

    04/10/2015 6:35:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 9, 2015 | Paul Fitch
    If there’s any weapon that deserves the most credit for beating back Nazi Germany, it might be the legendary bolt-action Mosin-Nagant rifle. The Soviet Union made them in absolutely huge numbers — and they’re still available and rather cheap compared to their contemporaries. What’s more extraordinary is that the basic design is more than a century old. Even now, rebels carry Mosin-Nagants alongside more modern weapons as in conflicts from Ukraine to the Middle East.
  • The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    04/09/2015 12:37:49 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 13 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | July 02, 2013 | Clay Tarver
    He had three drill sergeants, two of whom were sadists. Thank God it was the easygoing one who saw it. He was reading a magazine, when he slowly looked up and stared at Everman. Then the sergeant walked over, pointing to a page in the magazine. “Is this you?” It was a photo of the biggest band in the world, Nirvana. Kurt Cobain had just killed himself, and this was a story about his suicide. Next to Cobain was the band’s onetime second guitarist. A guy with long, strawberry blond curls. “Is this you?” Everman exhaled. “Yes, Drill Sergeant.”
  • Message just posted by Ted Cruz campaign on Facebook (vanity)

    04/08/2015 8:59:50 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 12 replies
    Facebook | 04/08/115 | Ted Cruz
    This was just posted by the Ted Cruz campaign on Facebook. Thank you, Senator, for remembering the victims of Islamic terrorism at Fort Hood. I hope that the victims of the Boston terror attacks can find some solace and closure following today’s verdict. It should not be overlooked that in the same week a jury brings justice to Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we are also preparing to finally honor the victims of the Fort Hood terror attack with the Purple Heart. These both mark the most terrible domestic attacks by radical Islamic terrorists since 9/11, and are a stark reminder...
  • Iraq war veteran convicted of murdering Terrytown rapper

    04/08/2015 6:48:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    ,NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/8/15 | Paul Purpura
    A Jefferson Parish jury rejected an Iraq war veteran's insanity defense Wednesday (April 8), finding he knew right from wrong when he shot a Terrytown rapper in the head during a dispute outside a Harvey bar last year. Devin Bonilla was convicted as charged of second-degree murder for killing Bowie Richard, 21, a local entertainer who used the stage name Yung Kaptin. Bonilla, 25, who served in Iraq and was discharged as a private from the Louisiana Army National Guard after his arrest last year, faces spending the rest of his life in prison. The jury of seven women and...
  • What Gallup Should Poll.Nuclear Opinions In The Six Or Seven Purple Swing States.

    04/08/2015 3:58:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 9 replies
    This would be the poll that would already have Hillary and the Liberals in panic mode. Conservatives would be gloating if Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and at least Colorado had "Nuclear Iran" at the top of the list when it comes time to vote, and average polling in all the five to seven purple states show Cruz with a 15 Point Lead over Hillary because of their fear of a Nuclear Iran and Hillary wont do anything about it. Hopefully some of our more credible pollsters will start taking these "Nuclear Polls".
  • The M-60 Lays Down a Lot of Lead

    04/07/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 6, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Perhaps no other firearm is so closely associated with the Vietnam War — or pop culture spin-offs — as the M-60 general purpose machine gun. Portrayals of the M-60 in the hands of American soldiers range from the sublime dignity expressed by the “Three Soldiers” statue in Washington D.C., to the over-the-top destruction of the fictional town of Hope, Wash., by Sylvester Stallone’s character John Rambo in the film First Blood.
  • KATYN [polish movie english subbed]

    04/07/2015 4:10:35 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 3, 2014 | Akson Studi, Telewizja polska S.A, et al
    A sobering tale of the massacre of 22,000 Polish officers and Poland's intellectual elite - all of POW status - by the Red Army in 1940, and the subsequent propaganda that masked the truth for the next fifty years. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008.
  • Obama, Congress on collision course over Iran nuke deal

    04/06/2015 5:22:00 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/6/2015 | Staff
    "... He [Obama] reiterated his opposition to legislation that would give Congress final say in approving or rejecting a deal, but said he hoped to find a path to allow Congress to "express itself." ..."
  • The Amazing OV-10 Bronco Was Never Allowed To Meet Its Full Potential

    04/05/2015 7:53:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    foxtrotalpha ^ | 4/5/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    The OV-10 Bronco was a flying and fighting do-all sport utility vehicle. It could loiter for hours, direct fire onto the enemy, pack paratroopers and cargo, or attack with its own weapons. Many think it was retired right when it could have become most useful and that it would have been the perfect light air support aircraft for Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Prince Harry makes a dramatic Spitfire flight

    04/05/2015 6:06:08 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2015 | BBC
    Prince Harry is seen flying a Spitfire upside down in footage released from his charity work with injured veterans. The prince was cheering and smiling as he rolled the plane during a flight along the Isle of Wight coastline in August last year. The stunt was to promote his Spitfire scholarship which offers training for wounded servicemen and women. He also met two trainees who are hoping to pilot the aircraft in a Battle of Britain flypast.
  • 6 engines and HUGE 19' foot wing span scale B 36 flys at NAMFI 2010 SMMAC

    04/05/2015 5:45:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    yOUtUBE ^ | Aug 18, 2010 | Hacker8675309 Hackstyle Videos
    [VIDEO] This model is a B 36 b early model and did not have jets was made by Carl Bachhuber . It has a 19 foot wing span and is powered by 6 G-26' s great airplane and flight for more info on it check out carls website. http://carlb-rcplanes.com/
  • Blue Angels Return to Their Roots: F8F Bearcat

    04/04/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Chode · 30 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | All Things Aero
    In 2009, the Horsemen Flight Team traded in their typical steeds of P-51 Mustangs for the round engines of the F8F Bearcat to honor the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.