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  • Questions for Hillary.

    02/11/2016 4:50:22 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 4 replies
    self | 2/11/2016 | self
    Hillary. Four people died in Benghazi. Can we get this answered: Who ordered 2 week lie about video causing attack? Who ordered stand down of rescue efforts? Where in the world documents first released as unclassified are later classified as so secret, that they can't be shown to anyone??? Are there any answers in "unclassified" but "later classified" Emails? Yeah, vote for me! I give you speech for $600,000!
  • WWII Vet Reunites in Australia With Wartime Girlfriend

    02/11/2016 12:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 10, 2016
    Norwood Thomas, 93, and Joyce Morris, 88, reunited Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart. Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love. SNIP Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when they first met in London shortly before D-Day. After the war, he returned...
  • Pelosi Wants to Discuss Requiring All Young Women to Register for Draft

    02/11/2016 9:52:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 11, 2016 | 11:53 AM EST | Lauretta Brown
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNSNews.com at her press briefing on Thursday that requiring young women to register for the draft is "an issue that we should discuss." [...] "I think it's an issue that we should discuss. I think we should discuss it. Every time we use the word 'draft', people get a misunderstanding about what you're talking about, but I have supported women in every role in the military including Commander in Chief." ...
  • Pentagon Kills Its Killer Drone Fleet

    02/11/2016 7:55:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 11, 2016 | David Axe
    Cutting-edge killer drones will not be flying over the world’s oceans any time soon. The Defense Department’s budget proposal for 2017, released on Feb. 9, terminates an on-again, off-again program dating back to the late 1990s that aimed to develop a bomb-hauling robotic jet capable of launching from and landing on the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers. The decision to cancel the so-called Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike is reflected in the Defense Department’s 2017 budget proposal, released on Feb. 9. The proposal shows a combined $818 million in funding for the UCLASS killer drone program in 2015 and...
  • N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from NK State TV]

    02/10/2016 7:17:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/02/11
    N. Korean Long-range Missile Launch [Video from State TV] Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVogypIs2Lk
  • Thanks to science, you can soon wipe out your worst memories

    02/10/2016 10:38:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    nypost.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | 3:29am | By Reed Tucker
    Imagine being able to erase your most traumatic memories. For a soldier, that would mean no longer being haunted by images from the battlefield. For a movie critic, no longer recalling having seen “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” It’s just one of the fascinating peeks into the mystery of the human mind chronicled on “Memory Hackers,” airing Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS’ “Nova.” “Memory is an inherently interesting thing,” the show’s writer, director and producer, Michael Bicks, tells The Post. “You think you know what it is, but when you think about it, you realize that you don’t.” Many...
  • Russia completes reformation of 1st Guards Tank Army

    02/10/2016 7:10:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Jane's ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nikolai Novichkov
    The Russian Ground Forces has completed the reactivation of the 1st Guards Tank Army in Russia's Western Military District (WMD) and is to form two new armoured divisions, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. A session of the Defence Ministry Board, chaired by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, discussed the reactivation as part of the development of Russia's quick reaction force. The session also revealed that Russia will form two new armoured divisions near the cities of Voronezh (in the WMD) and Chelyabinsk (in the Central Military District: CMD) in 2016.
  • Akbar Idiots: Terror Fails and Jihadi Bloopers

    02/10/2016 6:34:44 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 13 replies
    Funker350 ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Will
    "Fratricide"is my middle name. When my mortar explodes in my hand.. Allahu Akbar! When my buddy point blanks me with an anti air heavy machine gun... Allahu Akbar! When I am so incredibly stupid as a result of uncountable generations of inbreeding that the simple process of aiming my rifle is too complicated for me to fathom...Allahu Akbar! God may be great, but it's painfully obvious that he doesn't think a whole lot of you clowns. Video at link
  • Russian deployment of new Pantsyr to Syria confirmed

    02/09/2016 6:34:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Jane's ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jeremy Binnie, London and Nikolai Novichkov
    Russia has deployed the new version of the Pantsyr air defence system to its Humaymim airbase in Syria, footage broadcast by the RT news channel on 3 February has confirmed. Russia has had at least one Pantsyr-S1 at Humaymim since 3 October 2015, when its Ministry of Defence released a photograph showing one in the background.
  • Battles for Syria | February 7th 2016

    02/09/2016 5:15:40 AM PST · by fella · 1 replies
    Battles for Syria | February 7th 2016 WARNING extremely graphic.
  • Flag Draped Over Body of Service Member Killed in Single Car Crash

    02/08/2016 11:18:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 2/7 | Samantha Tatro
    An American flag was draped over the body of an active duty service member killed in a rollover crash in Chula Vista early Sunday morning. The service member died and three passengers were taken to the hospital after the crash, which happened at 12:53 a.m. Sunday at East H Street and Del Rey Boulevard. A Lexus IS-F was driving west on East H Street at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the car, police said. The Lexus hit the center divide and drove into oncoming traffic, police said. The car swerved and flipped over, landing...
  • Video: Jerry Yellin, World War II Veteran Interview

    02/07/2016 5:54:07 PM PST · by XEHRpa · 6 replies
    Capt. Jerry Yellin, from Fairfield, Iowa, flew the final combat mission in World War II. World War II veterans visit Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary Mar. 21 in commemoration of the end of World War II.
  • Rubio, Bush, and Christie on Selective Service

    02/06/2016 8:59:27 PM PST · by RightFighter · 39 replies
    ABC Republican Debate | 2/6/2016 | RightFighter
    Did anyone else notice how badly Rubio, Bush, and Christie mangled the question of women registering for the Selective Service tonight? They all three demonstrated that they apparently don't understand what that means. Either that, or they're all heartless bastards who think that young women should be able to be forced to enter military service and die in combat. I've skipped some of the non-relevant chatter, but I've done my best to capture each candidate's response to the question. Radditz: Senator Rubio...should young women be required to sign up for Selective Service in case there's a draft? Rubio: ...I have...
  • ‘No, No, No, No’—Pelosi Says She Opposes Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she does not support Congress taking any action to restrict the use of women in combat by the U.S. military. [...] "No, no, no, no. I think that women can--while it's an individual thing for men and for women as to the task--but I support removing any barriers to women serving in the military, including becoming commander in chief." ...
  • Russia 'simulated a nuclear strike' against Sweden, Nato admits

    02/04/2016 1:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 4, 2016 | Roland Oliphant
    The Russian airforce conducted a mock nuclear strike against Sweden during war games less than three years ago, Nato has said. The 2013 exercise, which saw a contingent of Russian aircraft approach Swedish airspace after crossing the Gulf of Finland, was one of several examples of dummy nuclear attacks against Nato and its allies in recent years, according to a new Nato report.
  • Paul Ryan Won’t Say If He Supports Rolling Back Order for Military to Use Women in All Combat…

    02/04/2016 1:00:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 1:43 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At his weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan would not say if he supports congressional action to roll back or restrict the military's use of women in combat roles. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has ordered the armed services to open all combat roles in the U.S. military to women. "There will be no exceptions," Carter said at a Dec. 3 press conference. ...
  • Ted Cruz wants to nuke the Middle East

    02/04/2016 3:07:34 AM PST · by RC one · 120 replies
    the Week ^ | December 9, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    If Donald Trump is your drunk uncle at Thanksgiving then Ted Cruz is the charming sociopath your sister brings to Christmas. During a speech at the Rising Tide Summit in Iowa, the freshman senator from Texas whipped the crowd into a frenzy by suggesting President Barack Obama wasn't doing enough to defeat radical Islam. Cruz thinks he can do better. "We will utterly destroy ISIS," he said. "We will carpet bomb them into oblivion. I don't know if sand can glow in the dark, but we're going to find out." That's right, Ted Cruz just promised to nuke the Middle...
  • A Simple Guide for Buying and Carrying a Self-Defense Handgun

    02/03/2016 5:41:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    KEEP AND BEAR ARMS ^ | UNKNOWN | BRIAN PUCKETT
    You might be a woman looking for your first self-defense handgun. Or you might be a lifelong "gun person" that people come to for advice about guns. Either way this article is for you. Every day, people who have never owned any sort of gun -- perhaps have never even shot one -- decide to get a self-defense handgun. They aren't gun people, they aren't going to become gun people, they aren't going to hunt or target shoot, they aren't going to practice a lot. But they want a home-defense handgun, and they want one suitable for concealed carry if...
  • The Case Against Women in Combat

    02/03/2016 10:59:57 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | 3/15/2011 | Thomas Clough
    Imagine your seventeen-year-old daughter fighting for her life in hand-to-hand combat with battle-hardened enemy soldiers. How long would she survive? Two minutes? One minute? There is a resurgent movement to push female military personnel into ever more intimate contact with hostile forces. The few arguments mustered in support of doing this focus narrowly on manpower issues or misplaced feminist vanity. In all the literature on this subject that I have collected over several years, not once have I found a proponent of women in combat who would speak honestly about the consequences of thrusting our daughters into man-against-woman festivals of...
  • The Pentagon Is Building the "Arsenal Plane," a Giant Flying Battlewagon

    02/03/2016 7:00:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | February 2, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has revealed the existence of a program to develop a so-called "Arsenal Plane." Designed to back up fifth generation fighters such as the F-35 with a large number of conventional weapons, backing up the high-tech fighters with tried-and-true ordinance. The Arsenal Plane actually has its roots at sea. During the 1990s, there was an effort to create so-called "Arsenal Ships"— large boats packed with hundreds of missile silos that would rely on the targeting data of the rest of the fleet. The Arsenal Ship was never built, but four Ohio-class submarines were converted to...
  • The Epic History of Military Style

    02/02/2016 1:31:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Esquire ^ | February 1, 2016 | Scott Christian
    If there's a silver lining to the havoc wreaked by Napoleon Bonaparte on Europe during the early 19th Century, it's that menswear today would look considerably different without it. The main thrust of the Napoleonic Wars of 1803 to 1815 may have been to advance the First French Empire, but the undercard was all about military style. The monarchs of France, Russia, England, and Prussia were obsessed with how their soldiers dressed. It was fashion week on steroids, the legacy of which can still be seen in the wardrobes of men today, not to mention in the continuing influence of...
  • Marine United With Missing Cat after Four Years [Article and Video at source]

    02/01/2016 8:51:30 PM PST · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    ABC 7 Eyewitness News ^ | February 1, 2016
    Monday, February 01, 2016 11:21AM BISMARK, ND -- It's a truth that cats don't always come back, but what if they come back, but the owner is gone? The Connell family have lived happily in North Dakota since 2013, but a member of their family is missing: Hemi, their cat. Robert Connell saved Hemi in 2009, when he found the cat on his engine block in North Carolina. But when the Marine and his family moved to a military base, Hemi was believed lost. So naturally, the cat went looking. "I was a little nervous about him not coming...
  • Lafayette's America

    02/01/2016 10:08:13 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    http://opportunitylives.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ellen Carmichael
    For several weeks, an 18th century replica ship has traveled across the Atlantic Ocean from France to the U.S. L'Hermione is an exact copy of the vessel sailed by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1780 to notify his friend, General George Washington, that the French king had agreed to provide troops and resources to the flailing Continental Army. This week, the boat is docked in the Washington, D.C. area, fittingly near Mount Vernon, and various French and American entities are feting the occasion. They have good reason. America's first and longest ally is France, despite occasional variances in political dispositions....
  • European Space Agency launches new laser communications hub

    01/30/2016 7:01:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 7:55 AM EST
    The European Space Agency says a new laser terminal has been launched into orbit as part of wider efforts to develop Europe's first optical communications network, a system able to monitor natural disasters and other catastrophes. The European Data Relay System terminal, launched Friday from Kazakhstan, was released from its host satellite Saturday morning. ...
  • McCain Crusin' into 2013

    01/30/2016 6:10:54 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 8 replies
    Senator McCain | 1/30/2015 | John McCain
    Thank you for contacting me to relay your concerns regarding Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, prisoner of war who went missing in Afghanistan in 2009. I appreciate you taking the time to share your views with me. As you know, on June 20, 2009, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing while serving in Afghanistan. Since that time, Islamic militant groups have released multiple videos showing Sergeant Bergdahl, the most recent of which was released in January with a reference date of December 14, 2013. As a former POW, please rest assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to...
  • Russian fighter came within 15 feet of U.S. Air Force jet

    01/29/2016 12:40:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 11:30 AM ET, Fri January 29, 2016 | Barbara Starr and Brad Lendon,
    A Russian fighter jet came within 15 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea this week in what the Pentagon is calling an "unsafe" incident, U.S. officials say. "On January 25, 2016, a U.S. RC-135U flying a routine route in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner. We are looking into this particular incident," said a statement from Army Lt. Col. Michelle L. Baldanza, a Defense Department spokesperson. Another U.S. military official told CNN that the Russian jet flew along the right side the...
  • U.S. Boat Crew Navigation Error, Not Technology Tampering Led to Seizure of 10 Sailors by Iran

    01/29/2016 9:24:15 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 28 replies
    USNI News ^ | January 28, 2016 11:42 AM | Sam LaGrone
    Several sources confirmed to USNI News that the crews of the two boats, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, had misjudged their location when they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters off of Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf on Jan. 12 while trying to meet a ship for refueling. The sources said the mistake was a result of human error, not a failure in navigation systems.
  • Is a secret sniper killing off Isil's high command in Libya?

    01/29/2016 7:53:59 AM PST · by wtd · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | Colin Freeman
    Is a secret sniper killing off Isil's high command in Libya? Mystery gunman credited with shooting three of the terror group's leaders in their new "Caliphate" in Colonel Gaddafi's home city of Sirte As befits all the best practitioners of his shadowy trade, no-one is quite sure whether he is one man or many, or even simply an urban legend. But after a string of assassinations of its local henchmen, the Islamic State's new "Caliphate" in the Libyan city of Sirte is abuzz with talk that an anti-Isil sniper is at work. In recent weeks, no fewer than three...
  • Wounded Warrior Project criticized for how it spends donations

    01/28/2016 8:44:49 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    wcvb ^ | 1-28-2016
    The Wounded Warrior Project is coming under fire after being accused of wasting donations meant for soldiers and their families. Videos highlight the plight of wounded veterans and ask Americans to donate generously. And generously they have. In 2014, Wounded Warrior Project received about $300 million in donations, but the organization is under criticism after former employees allege the charity spends lavishly on staff parties and travel. They allege the Wounded Warrior Project spent $26 million dollars on conferences and meetings in 2014 alone. "It's incredibly disturbing," Rep. Seth Moulton said. "I mean, we're talking about people who put their...
  • Fmr Marine Fed. Lawsuit: Banned fm LaPlata HS after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination..."

    01/28/2016 3:05:24 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | January 28, 2016
    Former Marine Launches Fed. Lawsuit: Banned from La Plata H.S. Property after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination of Daughter"Plaintiffs believe that it is "a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God"CALLAWAY, Md. (Jan. 28, 2016)—The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) yesterday afternoon filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who "refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class." The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board...
  • Russia's iconic AK-47 to be made in USA

    01/28/2016 11:50:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016
    It's as Russian as borscht, but the AK-47 will soon be made in Florida. The weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of armies around the world, some 100 million AK-47s have been made in Russia since it rolled off the line in 1947. But now, the company's U.S. arm is planning to manufacture the gun at a plant in Pompano Beach, Fla. "An iconic firearms platform, revered the world over, with a history of intrigue and controversy, now reborn as the new American Kalashnikov," the company said in a statement."Whether you are a sport shooter, hunter,...
  • Trump For Vets Donation Page is Online

    01/28/2016 11:28:35 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 90 replies
    Donald J. Trump Foundation ^ | 1/28/2016 | frankenMonkey
    Foundation donation page is live. As a Vet, and father of an Iraq Combat Vet, I am very pleased that Donald has made the care of Vets a top priority. And yes, I want him to be able to announce a YUGE amount of donations tonight!
  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2016: Why is it held on January 27?

    01/27/2016 10:17:40 AM PST · by beaversmom · 3 replies
    Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, held to remember the six million Jews brutally killed during World War 2.Hitler's genocide, also known as Shoah in Hebrew, was carried out between 1941 and 1945 as war raged across Europe.Events will take place across the world today to mark the memorial day, which also commemorates subsequent genocides around the world including Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur.But why is it held on January 27?We look at the story behind one of the most appalling periods in human history.Read Article HereView Picture Gallery Here
  • Extraordinary bravery of two US WWII pilots

    01/27/2016 9:18:27 AM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/16 | George Odling
    Disaster struck when a machine gun went off without warning, hitting two crew members and shooting off the plane's right stabilizer. In a jaw-dropping display of valour and skill, Capt Rogers and Lt Gorse managed to control the stricken aircraft for two hours. They jettisoned their bombs in The Wash, off the UK's east coast, and allowed their seven crewmates to bail out safely. Once the last two had jumped through the bomb bay near King's Lynn, Rogers and Gorse continued to the North Sea. THE LIFE OF NORVILLE GORSE Born in 1924, he was the son of a Chicago...
  • Email Bombshell: Benghazi Response Teams Deliberately Stopped By Whitehouse

    01/26/2016 6:16:44 PM PST · by Utilizer · 55 replies
    FUNKER530 ^ | first published on January 12, 2016 | Will
    For years, the Obama Administration has stood behind two excuses (given under oath) for not sending a quick reaction force to assist in rescuing American citizens during the Sept. 11, 2012 al Qaeda-linked attacks on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans. The first excuse being: There were no forces available that could have responded quickly. The second reason was: Even if they had scrambled more people, they couldn't have gotten there in time to make a difference. Now, an email, hidden for three years, has come to light and...
  • Yep, that what'd happen...

    01/26/2016 12:43:21 PM PST · by econjack · 12 replies
    Email | 1/26/16 | unknown
    A biker on a Harley is riding by the zoo in Washington , DC, when he sees a little girl leaning into a lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the collar of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly....
  • Officers Stunned When Woman Drops $40,000 Rifle At Gun Buyback [2012]

    01/24/2016 8:47:11 AM PST · by Lurker · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2016 | Unknown
    Link above
  • The Old Guard Stands stands guard at Tomb of Unknowns during historic snowstorm

    01/22/2016 3:29:22 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 26 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 22 January 2016 | WTOP News (Washington DC)
  • Veteran plows snow with wheelchair

    01/21/2016 2:23:11 PM PST · by snarkpup · 7 replies
    WOWT News ^ | Thu 1:14 PM, Jan 21, 2016 | Brain Mastre
    "I don't want kids or parents having to go through the snow and possibly trip or hurt themselves," said Anderson. "I had a half-dozen people stop to take a picture because they hadn't seen a chair like this before."
  • War II Vet Will Jet Into the Arms of His Wartime Sweetheart

    01/21/2016 11:42:43 AM PST · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Inside Addition via Yahoo ^ | 1/20/16 | Deborah Hastings
    Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a 93-year-old American veteran will be reunited with his girlfriend from World War II after a separation that spanned continents and seven decades. Norwood Thomas will fly next month, free of charge, to Australia, where he will visit his former wartime sweetheart Joyce Morris, who is 88.
  • 'Person overboard': US Navy plan to sink sexist terms at sea spells the end for traditional [tr]

    01/21/2016 11:10:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    The US Navy is planning to make job titles gender-neutral - putting the future of long-established names like 'midshipman' in doubt. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus ordered a review of all job titles to determine whether references to 'man' can be removed from positions such as seaman and yeoman. The review was set up 'to ensure (titles) were representative of all sailors and did not discriminate based on gender', the Navy announced.
  • Iconic Marine Sgt. R. Lee Ermey Reveals the One Firearm He’d Choose if He Could Have Only One

    01/20/2016 10:38:10 AM PST · by VA Voter · 102 replies
    YouTube ^ | R Kee Ermey
    Go to 2:27. He picks the WWII M1 as the greatest gun invented.
  • The P38 Was the Wehrmacht’s Workhorse Pistol

    01/20/2016 6:56:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 19, 2016 | Paul Richard Huard
    U.S. Army Sgt. Ivan Schwartz survived D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge by remaining very, very careful. Schwartz had landed on Utah beach, going ashore when the sand was littered with dead men and smashed vehicles. He carried rounds for an 81-millimeter mortar, survived a close call when Allied planes dropped bombs close to friendly lines, and strung wire for a field telephone to a forward observer post while under artillery fire — an act that earned him the Bronze Star.
  • TriCare Glitch Dumps Coverage for 250,000

    01/20/2016 6:28:27 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 4 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 20 January 2016 | NonValueAdded
    A friend told me a co-worker and her family lost TriCare Coverage without notice in early January. When she investigated, she was told a “glitch” in the interface between DEERS and TriCare caused the problem and a quarter-million families were affected. There was no projected date for the problem to be resolved. I have heard squat about this in the media.Looking to my FreeRepublic family to report if you know of anyone caught up in this latest guberment snafu. It is being pursued through Congressional and American Legion contacts.
  • A purrfect ending! Hemi the cat, who vanished without a trace in 2011, (Shortened)

    01/20/2016 4:23:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | January 20, 2016 | Associated Press
    A cat named Hemi, who vanished without a trace in 2011 and reappeared just as mysteriously last week, will soon make a jet flight halfway across the country to rejoin the family that never stopped missing him. 'It's pretty crazy,' said Jennifer Connell, who adopted Hemi in 2009 in North Carolina, but now lives in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • SilencerCo Turns Heads with Robocop-Like 9mm Handgun

    01/19/2016 11:29:48 AM PST · by b4its2late · 41 replies
    Military.com ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Brendan McGarry
    LAS VEGAS -- SilencerCo turned heads at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas with its latest prototype of the Maxim 9, a futuristic-looking 9mm pistol that sort of resembles the gun from the "RoboCop" movies. "This is the world's first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun that is hearing safe with all types of 9mm ammunition," Jason Schauble, a marketing official for the company, said on Monday at range day the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club outside Vegas. "It's definitely the coolest thing you'll see this week. I guarantee it." Designers indeed looked to futuristic science-fiction movies for ideas, including "RoboCop"...
  • Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:14:51 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 19 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.
  • Exclusive: Pentagon May Demote David Petraeus

    01/19/2016 10:08:36 AM PST · by wtd · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01.18.16 4:54 PM ET | Nancy A. Youssef, Shane Harris
    Exclusive: Pentagon May Demote David PetraeusThe defense secretary is looking to clamp down on misbehaving generals. Pentagon insiders say Petraeus could be the next general to face the consequences. The Pentagon is considering retroactively demoting retired Gen. David Petraeus after he admitted to giving classified information to his biographer and mistress while he was still in uniform, three people with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast. The decision now rests with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who is said to be willing to consider overruling an earlier recommendation by the Army that Petraeus not have his rank...
  • Truth About US Boat Capture by Iran!

    01/18/2016 2:30:24 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Matt Bracken
    Here is what REALLY happened! The comment by Matt Bracken on the linked article at the bottom: "I rarely pull out my dusty old trident, but in this case, here goes. I was a Navy SEAL officer in the 1980s, and this kind of operation (transiting small boats in foreign waters) was our bread and butter. Today, these boats both not only had radar, but multiple GPS devices, including chart plotters that place your boat's icon right on the chart. The claim by Iran that the USN boats "strayed into Iranian waters" is complete bull$#it. For an open-water transit between...
  • Vanity: Helicopter statistics

    01/18/2016 11:50:39 AM PST · by Kirkwood · 42 replies
    N/A | N/A | self
    Any helicopter experts out there? Maybe someone with ties to the industry? I'm looking for statistical information about helicopter use, or someone who can point me to a web source with reliable stats.