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  • USS Carl Vinson Crew Rescues Sailor Alone at Sea

    06/02/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/2 | R. Stickney
    A 70-year-old man sailing alone across the Pacific Ocean was rescued by a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier returning home to San Diego. USS Carl Vinson rescued the man Sunday from his 35-foot sailboat, 400 nautical miles from Hawaii. Using a satellite phone, the man sent a text to his wife asking for help. That message was relayed through the U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Fleet Command and the U.S. 3rd fleet. The sailor, who had spent a month on his boat, was airlifted by the crew of a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter including two search and rescue swimmers. Once the...
  • Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

    06/02/2015 10:11:55 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 2015 | Dominic Tierney
    ~snip~ Why does the United States struggle in war? How can it resolve a failing conflict? Can America return to victory? Today, these are critical questions because we live in an age of unwinnable conflicts, where decisive triumph has proved to be a pipe dream. ~snip~ The price of military triumph was often immense. In the Civil War alone, there were around 750,000 American fatalities—more than the deaths in every other U.S. war combined. But if the costs of conflict were staggering, so were the benefits. The Civil War saved the Union and emancipated the slaves. World War II ensured...
  • British Army Tank Crushes Small Car

    06/01/2015 11:13:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Jun 2015
    Oops! A British army tank drove over an oncoming Toyota on a public road on Monday, crushing the bonnet in the process. For the second time this year, a British tank has been involved in a public crash while out on exercise in Germany. This time a tank drove over the bonnet of Toyota which was being driven by an 18-year-old woman. The soldiers were able to rescue the woman from the car and no serious injuries were reported. In a similar incident in February, blamed on a mechanical failure, a British tank drove into the garden of an elderly...
  • Those Who Served: 93-year-old 'never regretted being a Marine'

    06/01/2015 5:00:12 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 4 replies
    news-gazette ^ | 1 June 2015 | Pual wood
    Eager to fight, he had to wait because he had a valuable railroad job that was important to the war effort. A boss finally let him go when he became a union steward. He saw action in the biggest way possible in February 1945, when the war in Europe was waning but the war in Japan was any anything but certain.
  • John Kerry heads home on military plane (the huge C17) after breaking his leg

    06/01/2015 3:14:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 54 replies
    .aol.com ^ | Jun 1st 2015 | STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
    The C-17 military aircraft, brought from the U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany, departed Geneva's Cointrin airport shortly before 1600 GMT (1200 ET), Reuters witnesses said, bound for Kerry's home city of Boston. "Headed back to Boston. Look fwd to getting leg set & getting back to @StateDept! Meantime, work goes on. Big thanks for well-wishes," Kerry tweeted minutes after departure. Earlier, Kerry told French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius he would participate by telephone in a summit on Tuesday in Paris bringing together some two dozen countries to discuss the U.S.-led coalition's strategy against Islamic State militants in Iraq and...
  • Army combat veteran's call for help lands him in jail

    05/31/2015 8:24:52 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | May 31, 2015 | Mandy Locke
    <p>For years, Ryan Broderick has been trapped inside his mind, watching a constant reel of explosions that rocked the Army vehicles he had scrubbed of blood during three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p> <p>Since January, Broderick has been stuck inside a real jail, fortified by cinder blocks, surrounded by barbed wire. The government that Broderick upended his life to serve locked him up in Edgecombe County, about 75 miles east of Raleigh.</p>
  • The Best War Movies — Tanks for the Memories

    05/30/2015 11:22:38 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 143 replies
    Fox news=s via "entertainment Nutz) ^ | May 26, 2015 | 'michael' (not me)
    This list is in no particular order, and comes in various categories. Going back to the Civil War: GLORY GETTYSBURG For the World Wars: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. DAS BOOT. PATTON. THE GREAT ESCAPE. SCHINDLER’S LIST. THE DIRTY DOZEN. Vietnam War: FULL METAL JACKET
  • What IF .. McCain had won, where would we stand on the global stage today?

    05/30/2015 3:43:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Well, there I go again. Another vanity, another question of.. WHAT IF??
  • The U.S. Navy’s Big Mistake; Building Tons of Supercarriers

    05/28/2015 6:52:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 155 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 27, 2015 | David W. Wise
    “History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents. The hubris of the “battleship Navy” was such that just nine days before Pearl Harbor, the official program for the 1941 Army-Navy game displayed a full page photograph of the battleship USS Arizona with language virtually extolling its invincibility. Of course, the reason that no one had yet sunk a battleship from the air — in combat — was that no...
  • Here's one I-SIS made earlier! Terror group unveils its own Blue Peter-style homemade sniper [tr]

    05/28/2015 6:37:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2015 | Tom Wyke and Jennifer Newton
    Islamic State has unveiled its latest weapon in its quest for dominance in the Middle East... a homemade Blue Peter-style sniper rifle. New pictures have emerged of the crudely-assembled long-range weapon, which critics are already suggesting would be far too heavy and inaccurate to use on the battlefield. The new sniper rifle also appears to be lacking a tripod stand, resulting in the sniper having to use a tree branch as an ineffective resting post.
  • Tank M73 Machine Gun 7.62MM - Part 1 Operation, Disassembly and Assembly (Training film)

    05/27/2015 8:28:02 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Neat little training film about the M73 MG...
  • “Six Seconds”

    05/26/2015 7:52:46 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    neveryetmelted ^ | 25 May 2015 | Lt. Gen. John Kelly
    "The truck’s windshield explodes into shards of glass as their rounds take it apart and tear into the body of the son of a b@@@@ trying to get past them to kill their brothers.....American and Iraqi – bedded down in the barracks, totally unaware that their lives at that moment depended entirely on two Marines standing their ground. Yale and Haerter never hesitated. By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back....."
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral

    05/26/2015 7:40:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5-26-15 | Jon Tevlin
    Talk to anyone in my business and they'll all say the same thing: No matter how long you write stories and put them in the newspaper, you are never really sure which ones are going to strike a nerve. What you think might be a Pulitzer-quality epic might draw only a nice call from Mom, while a simple tale tossed off on deadline causes an uproar, or an avalanche of praise. One legendary former investigative reporter at this paper wrote scores of stories that changed laws and saved lives, yet never did he get more mail than when he wrote...
  • Forgotten WW2 soldier, lost more than 70 years, is finally honored

    05/26/2015 6:16:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 2 replies
    http://hotair.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s difficult to describe anything as a “feel good story” on a day when we are commemorating the Honored Dead, but I suppose this story comes as close as any. CBS News is providing the details of a tale which took place long ago in a small village a bit to the north of where I live, in Gowanda, New York. They have a war memorial in their town just like so many other places around the country. But for the lifetime of most of the current residents, one name has been missing. Carroll Heath was a young boy born...
  • The heartbreaking scene at one Marine's grave on Memorial Day during visit by son

    05/26/2015 5:41:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    daily Mail ^ | kelly Mclaughlin
    Christian Jacobs, 4, visited his father's tombstone with his mother, Brittany Jacobs, of Hertford, North Carolina Sgt Christopher James Jacobs died in a training accident in 2011, when Christian was just eight months old Christian Jacobs wore a replica Marine Corps Dress Blue uniform with his father's medals pinned to his chest
  • Get Your Patriot on With These Memorial Day Movies

    05/25/2015 8:43:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Robert Rorke
    If you think the true meaning of Memorial Day is lost under the weight of barbecued hot dogs and burgers, a convenient way to honor those who’ve served in the armed forces would be to check out some of the movies in the TCM marathon airing Monday. Here are some of the better choices, in chronological order: 9:15 a.m. “The Sand Pebbles” Steve McQueen stars as a naval engineer stationed in China who rescues a group of missionaries in 1926.
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • How was Memorial Day in your area?

    05/25/2015 12:42:06 PM PDT · by ThomasThomas · 37 replies
    Me ^ | Today | Thomas
    What did your city do for Memorial Day? This is what happen where I live. I don't think we can post from the local paper so I used West Coast Thunder Facebook page. They road though where I live today. I'll try to post most of my pictures when I get home. But for now
  • Never Forgive, Never Forget

    05/25/2015 12:11:14 PM PDT · by Chode · 13 replies
    5/25/2015 | Chode
    Johnny Michael Spann 1969-2001 Never Forgive, Never Forget... RIP
  • Duty to Obey

    05/25/2015 11:38:33 AM PDT · by Steve Newton · 19 replies
    The wording of oaths taken by police officers, and other public officials, may vary slightly from state to state. However, they are all simple and straightforward.
  • Ballad of the Green Baret (Let's sing along!)

    05/25/2015 11:37:23 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 11 replies
    Fallen Heroes Channel ^ | May 25, 205 | SSgt Barry Sadler
    Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Trained to live, off nature's land Trained in combat, hand to hand Men who fight by night and day Courage deep, from the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America's best One hundred men we'll test today But only three win the Green Beret Back at home a...
  • Do we really want to remember our heroes on Memorial Day?

    05/25/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by ProfDavidASmith · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David A. Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? Not just to claim to one day per year, but really to do so in a meaningful way? If by remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can remember those who have given their lives in war.
  • A Liberator, But Never Free - (Letters from U. S. Army Doctor at Dachau)

    05/25/2015 10:05:33 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 24 replies
    New Republic ^ | May 17, 2015 | Steve Friess
    THE SILENCE MUST HAVE FRIGHTENED EMILY WILSEY. In the seven months since her husband had gone to war, Captain David Wilsey, a 30-year-old anesthesiologist with the 116th Evacuation Hospital, had never gone more than a day or two without sending her a letter. Every step of the frigid, mud-soaked, and bloody Allied advance across France and Germany, he had written to her of his experiences. But now, with victory assured and the newspapers declaring the war in Europe all but over, the letters had stopped. His last letter, dated May 1, 1945, was sent from “Somewhere Else Yet Again, Germany.”...
  • Memorial Day Address By President Reagan

    05/25/2015 10:02:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-15-15 | Big Reggie
    One of the most stirring Memorial Day speeches given by an American president wasn’t even intended as a Memorial Day speech. It was Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural “We are Americans” address, in which he described the American hero. “Those who say we’re in a time when there are no heroes — they just don’t know where to look,” he said. “The sloping hills of Arlington National Cemetery, with its row upon row of simple white markers bearing crosses or Stars of David, they add up to only a tiny fraction of the price that has been paid for our freedom.”...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 8:09:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 33 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    My greatest contact with these men started about age nine when my dad began taking me out golfing on the weekends. There was a man who used the first golf cart I ever saw, because as a brigade commander of the 41th infantry in New Guinea he was debilitated by sickness. I remember one fairly good golfer who had kind of a weird back swing, because he was crippled while serving with the Big Red One in Sicily. I often ended up as a dishwasher at Michelbook Country Club. I noticed the chef always limped as he moved around the...
  • Navy divers to help raise Confederate warship artifacts

    05/25/2015 6:42:37 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2015 | AP
    The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River. Before it ever fired a shot, the 1,200 ton ironclad CSS Georgia was scuttled by its own crew to prevent its capture by Gen. William T. Sherman when his Union army took Savannah in December 1864. Today, it's considered a captured enemy vessel and is property of the U.S. Navy. The shipwreck is being removed as part of a $703 million project to deepen the river channel so larger cargo ships can reach...
  • Memorial Day

    05/25/2015 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 81 replies
    Self | May 25th, 2015 | Myself
    "I don’t trust anyone who was in the military." - sickoflibs, posted last night.
  • Texas Tenors ask God's Blessing

    05/25/2015 4:42:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | The Texas Tenors
    Link only
  • Joe Galloway Speech at the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association 2011 Convention

    05/24/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Prowler Owners Assn ^ | 2011 | Joe Galloway
    "Thanks to all of you for giving me the honor of speaking to you. I have got to tell you that looking out across this assemblage I must confess: I haven't seen this many bad boys collected in one location since the last time I visited Leavenworth Prison. When I first learned that I would be doing this gig I asked an aviator buddy of mine what else I needed to know......and he said, well, most of you would be bringing your wives along.......that half of you were so deaf that you couldn't hear a word of what I was...
  • Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader Kindle book bargain, 5/24/2015

    05/24/2015 9:08:07 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 1 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | 5/24/2015 | Jason Redman
    Decorated US Navy SEAL lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. He conducted over forty capture/kill missions with his men in Iraq. Recommended by Marcus Luttrell & others.
  • Memorial Day flowers: Plant a red white and blue patriotic floral flag garden

    05/24/2015 7:01:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5-18-15 | Marilisa Sachteleben
    There are several ways to make a patriotic garden. My mother-in-law arranged hers as floral tribute around her community's flag. Use this option if you have a flag pole. Or place a flag in the center. Make sure that it is in a solid holder, does not touch the ground and is either lit at night or taken down at dusk. You can create a patriotic garden around a lamp post. Place small flags in and around the perimeter and leave the light on at night.
  • Memorial Weekend 2015. I Visited With Some Of My Family Today.

    05/23/2015 7:19:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    BTLD | 5/23/15 | BTLD
    I picked up my sister this morning at 8:30 and we went to visit my brother, Richard. Dick passed away in 1980. It was all his fault. After we placed the flowers that my sister had personally arranged, (she hates how flower shops put these things together and charge too much money for bad looking arrangements)I had my annual talk with my brother. I told him, once again, that even though he screwed up, Mom and Dad always loved him and that we all forgave him. Then we headed off for Fort Snelling, to chat with Mom and Dad. Dad...
  • Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

    05/23/2015 5:33:45 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | MAY 23, 2015 | Scott Simon
    What kind of man or woman risks their lives for strangers? Eric Seaman of Murrieta, Calif., was 30. He had two children, and was a U.S. Marine sergeant. His wife, Samantha Seaman, told CNN, "Last week I got an email telling me that he felt purpose and that he delivered 10,000 pounds of rice ... and I know that right before he passed away, I know that he helped somebody."
  • In Flanders Fields

    05/23/2015 10:31:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Arlingtoncemetery.net ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD
    In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army "In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We...
  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • Country

    05/22/2015 7:50:00 PM PDT · by Semper Mark · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 28 2013 | Harley Austin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVquVTogDQ
  • Who is interrogating the WACO MC members arrested? (Vanity)

    05/22/2015 8:46:40 AM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 16 replies
    I am new, however, have been monitering this site and others regarding WACO. None of the pressers, blogs, news sites that I have found discuss the status of the arrested MotorCyclists. Are they all still in WACO? Have they attorneys? Have family access to them? Who are the LE's interviewing them, etc. Is it the local LEs or BATFE, FBI, or another federal agency, including military.
  • "Flag Folded Thirteen Times" (Vanity Poem)

    05/22/2015 3:37:23 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 8 replies
    May 22, 2015 | Kermit William Kuhn
    Flag Folded Thirteen Times The boy gazed curiously at the box on the wallIt's glass face held memories his grandmother recalledA medic kit, wallet, and pictures of happier timesA purple heart, bronze star, and a flag folded thirteen times The boy always wondered, but refrained to pryMany times he saw his grandma cryTears filled her eyes creased with linesIn front of the flag folded thirteen times One Memorial Day, grandma thought the boy was readyShe took a deep breath, made her heart steadyAlthough it caused her a lot of painThe boy deserved it because he shared the name “I was...
  • Hollywood, star Gary Sinise now entertains only for veterans

    05/21/2015 9:54:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Althoff
    Uses his stardom to ‘do a little more’ Gary Sinise began providing free performances and dinners for Vietnam veterans — what he called “vets nights” — in the late 1970s, long before he was a household name thanks to his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the man who loses his legs in the jungles of Vietnam. Even before he portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor, the Vietnam commander saved by Forrest Gump from certain death in the 1994 best picture winner, the Chicago native and co-founder of the iconic Steppenwolf Theater knew he had to do something to give back to America’s heroes. “I...
  • So glad we had the Secretary of Transportation

    05/21/2015 7:09:00 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 4 replies
    Yesterday President Obama spoke to the graduating class of the US Coast Guard Academy in New London CT. Hearty congratulations to the graduates and new officers. Semper paratus! I graduated from there over 35 years ago to serve. At the time I thought having the Secretary of Transportation as our speaker was kind of a let down. But with the news of Obama's speech on global warming I can honestly say. I am so glad we had the Secretary of Transportation.
  • AAA predicts largest jump in weekend travel since 2010 for Memorial Day weekend

    05/21/2015 12:00:37 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 3 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | POSTED: 05/20/15, | By Kevin Smith,
    Southern California is expected to see its biggest jump in Memorial Day weekend travel since 2010, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Auto Club’s forecast predicts that 2.76 million Southern Californians and 4.44 million residents statewide will take a long weekend getaway — a 4.6 percent increase over last year. That would be the largest number of Memorial Day travelers since 2005 when a record 3.2 million Southland residents and 5.2 million Californians took weekend trips. “That’s a pretty good indication of some health returning to the travel industry,” Auto Club spokeswoman Marie Montgomery said. Eighty-three percent...
  • Navy Tests Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

    05/20/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Rio · 46 replies
    Product Design and Development ^ | 5/19/2015 | PEO Carriers Public Affairs
    The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the James River during the ship's launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened Nov. 9, 2013, and is under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell/Released)The aircraft carrier...
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 258 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, “Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza!” (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) – as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the world’s leading democracy could fall apart...
  • Soldiers Deck of Cards

    05/19/2015 12:12:58 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    Has to be watched..BTW have a tissue ready
  • Mountain City soldier killed at Fort Hood honored by Tennessee Governor Haslam

    05/17/2015 5:53:14 AM PDT · by don-o · 1 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | May 15, 2015
    A Mountain City soldier killed during the Fort Hood attack in 2009 has been honored by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Specialist Frederick Greene of Mountain City was killed during a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Processing Center on November 5, 2009. The 29-year old father of two was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Haslam declared Friday as "Gold Star Family Day" and formally presented the proclamation to Greene’s wife, Christie Greene, and their daughters, Haley and Allison, as well as his mother, Karen Nourse, and step-father, Rob Nourse.
  • ‘Incredibly disrespectful’: Under Armour’s ‘Band of Ballers’ t-shirt ‘not cool at all’

    05/16/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2015 | Twitchy staff
    The Joe Rosenthal photograph of the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945 is one of the most iconic pictures taken during World War II. Under Armour is (or was) selling a basketball version on a t-shirt:
  • Admiral Says Navy's Goal is 25 Percent Women in Each Ship, Squadron

    05/15/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 15, 2015 | Wyatt Olson
    The Navy is proceeding with its plan to increase the number of women in the service to 25 percent with a similar goal of attaining that ratio in each ship and squadron, the vice chief of naval operations said Thursday. Women currently make up about 17 percent of the Navy, said Adm. Michelle Howard, who made a stop in Honolulu on her way to the International Maritime Defense Exhibition in Singapore, where she will meet with her counterparts from other nations in the region.
  • These are the world's top 10 militaries

    05/15/2015 8:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2015 | David Nye
    It’s always fun to sit around and war-game which country could beat up which, and it’s even better when you have hard facts to back up your arguments.Below is a summary of the top ten militaries in the world, according to Global Firepower, which tracks military power through publicly-available sources. We’ve scrapped Global Firepower naval comparisons since they track naval strength by number of ships, making a patrol boat equal to a supercarrier. This list of the largest navies by weight is being used instead.Below the spreadsheet we’ve added a breakdown of each military's power:We Are The MightyGermany and Turkey’s...
  • Blue Angels Air Show

    05/15/2015 5:12:40 AM PDT · by Gay State Conservative · 20 replies
    self | elf
    Upcoming Air Show
  • Prayers for my wife please.

    05/15/2015 2:24:30 AM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 40 replies
    An American In Turkiye
    My wife is an ICU nurse in the Air Force. She is part of a Critical Care Air Transport Team that just deployed to Nepal to assist in the earthquake recovery. Please send a prayer out for her and her team. Her name is Captain April Oliver, and she is the best wife/nurse/ you could ever ask for.