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  • 10 female soldiers graduate infantry officer course, will attend Ranger School

    10/28/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 61 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/28/16 | Dickstein
    WASHINGTON ó Ten women who were commissioned Army officers in the spring graduated from the initial infantry training course Wednesday, becoming the Armyís first female infantry lieutenants. The women were among 166 soldiers to complete the Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course at Fort Benning in Georgia, a 17-week class that provides new officers the basic skills to lead a rifle platoon into combat, said Army Lt. Col. Matthew W. Weber, the commander of the unit that oversees the course. Officers are commissioned through ROTC, Officer Candidate School or the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The infantry officer course...
  • Miss Texas' special talent is probably not throwing a baseball

    09/01/2016 3:39:05 PM PDT · by DFG · 117 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/01/2016 | Chris Cwik
    Throwing out a first pitch before a baseball game can be a harrowing experience. And letís face it, the risks far outweigh the rewards. A great first pitch is met with either indifference, or a smattering of applause from the fans. A bad first pitch will be mocked forever. This one falls into the latter category. Prior to Wednesdayís game against the Oakland Athletics, Miss Texas Daniella Rodriguez threw out the first pitch for the Houston Astros. It did not go well. While standing on the grass in front of the mound, Rodriguez displayed a strong leg kick and a...
  • The Day the US Military Died

    03/29/2016 9:18:50 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the 1993 film, Gettysburg, Lieutenant General James Longstreet says to Harrison, the actor/spy from Mississippi, ďYou know whatís gonna happen here in the morning?Ē Longstreet was attempting to convince Harrison that participating in General Leeís attack toward the center of the Yankee lines on July 3, 1863, might not be in the best interest for his health and general well-being. He was also pointing to the fact that Harrison, while motivated to the cause, was incredibly naÔve. US Defense Watch to President Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus, Eric Fanning and the Joint ChiefsÖ ďYou know whatís going to happen...
  • A Navy SEAL and an Army Ranger explain the difference between these two elite tiers

    02/22/2016 7:48:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb
    The internet has no shortage of basement-dwelling†commandos beating at their keyboards like chimpanzees as they forcefully insist upon one incorrect factoid or another regarding†Special Operations units. All SEALs are considered Tier One, right?No. Rangers pull security for Delta, correct? Time to throw away that scratched-up "Black Hawk Down" DVD, hero.Since the Internet stupidity goes on and on, two of the SOFREP staff decided to team up and write a definitive article†about the differences between SEALs and Rangers. This article was co-written by†Brandon Webb, who served in SEAL Team Three, and Jack Murphy, who served in 3rd Ranger Battalion.
  • Nisar orders inquiry into 'unacceptable' Rangers raid at home of NYT correspondent.

    01/12/2016 3:04:09 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    Dawn ^ | 12 january 2016 | dawn
    SLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday took notice of a "search operation" conducted by Rangers at the house of Salman Masood, who is the New York Times Pakistan correspondent living in Islamabad. The interior minister ordered an inquiry into "how, why and on whose orders a raid was conducted at Salman Masood's house," read a statement issued from his ministry, adding that an explanation has been sought from police and relevant security agencies. "Such operations and raids are not acceptable at any cost," said Nisar. Earlier, Salman Masood had posted pictures on Twitter, showing several Rangers personnel...
  • Hey old lady where you going to?...US Army Ranger School

    12/13/2015 8:11:57 PM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 13, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    ‚ÄúSaw an old lady walking down the street She had a ruck on her back and jungle boots on her feet I said ‚ÄėHey old lady where you going to?‚Äô She said ‚ÄėU.S. Army Ranger School‚ÄĚ Who knew that the famous, age old running cadence used by the US Army Rangers would become prophetic one day? That day is now. With the ‚Äúgraduation‚ÄĚ of three females from Ranger School at Fort Benning and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter‚Äôs subsequent decision to allow women to serve in combat; the Army‚Äôs toughest, roughest training seems to have a revolving door for every...
  • The Greatest Lie Ever Told - Female Rangers

    12/04/2015 8:30:29 PM PST · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 4, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Yesterday, Ash Carter jumped the shark and announced that women would now be authorized to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the US military without exception. I find it more than insidious that Carter made this major announcement less than 24 hours in the wake of the horrific San Bernardino terrorist attack. It’s almost like they wanted to fly right under the radar of the media, which has deployed in force to Southern California’s Inland Empire. Carter may have thought he was being clever and no doubt he is under orders from the White House. Unfortunately,...
  • Congressman continues push for females' Ranger School records

    10/16/2015 1:44:33 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | October 14, 2015 | Chuck Williams
    An Oklahoma congressman has sent a second letter to the Secretary of the Army demanding access to Ranger School records for the classes that have involved female soldiers. Republican Rep. Steve Russell, an infantry battalion commander who is Ranger qualified, has continued his quest as a third woman prepares to graduate from the Armyís most demanding combat leadership school Friday at Fort Benning. In a second letter to Secretary John McHugh dated Oct. 7, Russell said he is concerned that some of the documentation he has requested has been destroyed. ďI was somewhat puzzled by the Army officials informing me...
  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • Congressman Asks for Documents to Find Out Whether Women Got Special Treatment at Ranger School

    09/30/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    People Magazine ^ | September 22, 2015 | Susan Keating
    A congressman who is a combat veteran and Ranger graduate has asked the Pentagon's top Army leader to produce documents related to the performance of the females who began Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia earlier this year, PEOPLE has learned. In a letter obtained exclusively by PEOPLE, Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., gave outgoing Army Secretary John McHugh until September 25 to produce documents revealing the women's test scores, evaluations, injuries, pre-training and more. The letter was delivered to McHugh's Pentagon office on September 15. "The training of our combat warriors is paramount to our national defense," Russell wrote to...
  • GOP lawmaker questions test scores of female Army Rangers

    09/22/2015 3:52:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    A House Republican is investigating the test scores and supporting documentation for the two women who last month became the first female graduates of the Army's elite Ranger School. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.), a Ranger graduate who served in Iraq, sent a letter to outgoing Army Secretary John McHugh last week asking for documents on the two graduates' test scores, injuries, evaluations and other materials, according to People magazine. "The training of our combat warriors is paramount to our national defense," Russell wrote to McHugh, according to the magazine. "In order to ensure that the Army retains its ability to...
  • Female Rangers Ė How General Odierno Saved the Ranger Program and Armyís Warrior Culture.

    08/31/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 54 replies ^ | 8/31/2015 | Bill Russell
    OVERCOMING CYNICISM AND GIVING A FAIR SHOT AT SUCCESS AND FAILURE Since the August 21st graduation of two women from the Armyís Ranger School there has been an out pouring of commentary on the notoriety of the moment. Writing this article through the lens of a graduate of the Ranger Course (Class 10-87), I want to join those who are congratulating Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver on their achievements. What is particularly notable, is the lengths the Army and the Airborne Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB) went through to ensure the women were treated fairly and that the...
  • Members of Devil's Brigade return to Fort Harrison (tr)

    08/29/2015 2:17:51 PM PDT · by This_far · 4 replies
    Helena Independent Record ^ | August 21, 2015 | AL KNAUBER
    Two members of the Pipes and Drums of the Black Devils, dressed in kilts, walked slowly on the lawn at Fort Harrison and played the bagpipes they would be using in a ceremony. Their music greeted those who arrived to see members of the First Special Service Force present Fort Harrison, where they prepared for combat 73 years ago, with a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal their unit earned. Their unit was unique. It was made up of American and Canadian soldiers. The First Special Service Force gave birth to subsequent special operations forces in the two countries.
  • Bill to honor Fort Harrison-based Devil's Brigade passes U.S. House

    08/29/2015 2:09:09 PM PDT · by This_far · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | May 21, 2013 | Martin Kidston
    In 2002, the Devilís Brigade marched on Helena and posted colors at Memorial Park. Surviving members of the World War II fighting force shared stories of landing in Italy, liberating Rome and defeating well-placed German artillery guns. Now, 11 years after their last big ceremony, the nationís first special operations force may get its day in glory, as a bill to award the Devilís Brigade the Congressional Gold Medal inches forward in Washington, D.C.
  • How It Really Went Down in the First Class to Graduate Female Rangers

    08/21/2015 8:26:48 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 166 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 8/21/2015 | Rudy Mac
    The following was written by Rudy Mac, a Ranger-qualified, company-grade infantry officer serving on active duty in a light unit in the U.S. Army. By the time most of you read this story, 96 newly tabbed Rangers and their friends and families will be celebrating the completion of one of the most arduous and demanding courses that the Army has to offer. For them, this coming weekend will undoubtedly involve hours of some of the most satisfying sleep of their lives, interspersed with exorbitant feasts of all of the foods that they have been dreaming about, talking about, and listing...
  • Two Women Make History by Passing Army's Elite Ranger School

    08/17/2015 9:07:12 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/17/2015 | Nick Tomecek
    For the first time ever, two women have successfully completed the Army's elite Ranger school, one of the toughest combat training courses in the world, the Army said Monday. The female soldiers weren't identified beyond being described as West Point-trained officers. They were among 96 soldiers who will graduate Friday at Fort Benning, Georgia, with the coveted Ranger tab, the Army said. (snip) Unlike the 94 men who will graduate Friday, the two women won't be allowed to apply to join the join the 75th Ranger Regiment, the elite Special Operations force. It remains closed to women.
  • Lightning Strikes 44 Soldiers and Instructors at Army Ranger School

    08/14/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies
    Military dot com ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Matthew Cox
    Forty students and four Ranger instructors in the swamp phase of Ranger School were struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon. All 44 were evacuated to a local hospital, but many were discharged, according to a press release from Fort Benning, Georgia, home of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. Eleven soldiers remained hospitalized Thursday evening, according to a news report. ďAt the time of the incident, they were conducting lightning-protection protocols when lightning struck nearby,Ē the release states.
  • Ranger School creates admiration, frustration in assessment of women (It's Not Fair!)

    06/24/2015 6:34:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | June 23, 2005 | Dan Lamothe
    The heavily scrutinized assessment of women attending Army Ranger School could be nearing its end soon, and it comes with a dichotomy: senior service officials are laudatory of their efforts, while some of the women who washed out question whether they got a fair shake.
  • Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

    06/01/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 60 replies ^ | 6-1-15 | Col. Allen West
    <p>"Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the schoolís first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round.Ē"</p>
  • Lightning in Cup Final, to play Ducks or Blackhawks

    05/29/2015 8:44:50 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 41 replies ^ | 5/29/2015 | David Satriano
    The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final on Friday to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time. The Lightning, who won the best-of-7 series 4-3, either will host the Chicago Blackhawks, who have won the Stanley Cup twice in the past five seasons, or visit the Anaheim Ducks, who won it in 2007, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC). Tampa Bay defeated the Calgary Flames in seven games to win the 2004 Stanley Cup.
  • None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through 1st round

    05/11/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 9, 2015
    None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through first round: officials BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:24 PM The first-ever female soldiers allowed to train to be Army Rangers did not make it through the first round of the course, officials said Friday. Eight women and 101 men who made it through the first tests of the 20-day Crawl Phase will have to try again to pass the last few at one of the toughest soldier training schools, officials said.
  • Special Ops Leaders Praise Women's Role in Ranger Raids

    05/09/2015 4:44:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies ^ | May 8, 2015 | Matthew Cox
    A new book about a young, female Army officer who routinely accompanied Ranger units on raids in Afghanistan is shining a light on a select group of American women who have made history in modern warfare. "Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield" focuses on 1st Lt. Ashley White, an incredibly physically fit soldier who joined the Special Operations Command Cultural Support Team effort in 2010. The pilot program was designed to train women and have them serve with Army Ranger and other special operations direct-action units so they could gather...
  • Women Soldiers Make History in First Gender-Integrated Ranger School

    04/24/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 23, 2015
    A group of women soldiers made history this week after earning a place in the first gender-integrated Ranger Course Assessment at Fort Benning in Georgia. The U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning opened Monday to a class of 19 women and 380 men, according to Stars and Stripes. Over the last four months, 20 women had secured a spot in the course assessment after passing one of four sessions of gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Courses (RTAC). One female soldier chose to withdraw. Only eight women and 184 men successfully completed the first four days of Ranger School, after a...
  • Army sued over plan to put women on front lines of combat

    04/04/2015 8:40:48 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    WND ^ | April 4, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Two lawsuits have been filed seeking information about the U.S. militaryís plan to use women to ďclose with and killĒ the enemy, based on reports that suggest having women in ďtip of the spearĒ fighting units such as the Rangers and the Navy SEALs may be counterproductive. The Obama administration announced two years ago it would make female military personnel eligible for assignment to direct ground combat units, including the infantry, beginning in January 2016. Under the militaryís structure, women would be ordered into such positions. Various military agencies and units since then have been analyzing the safety and effectiveness...
  • Stolen Valor ďRangerĒ meets actual Ranger. Does not fare well

    12/06/2014 11:36:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Hot ^ | December 6, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    There are far too many of these stories each year and they really cause me to grind my teeth. People going around claiming the status of heroes, wearing the uniforms and badges of honor granted only to those who served our nation with distinction, while having either never served or not having been awarded those honors are among the lowest types of cretins. Sadly, if we tried to cover them all here, Hot Air would have no space for any other subjects. But this one was so jarring and seems to be heading for such a satisfying result that it...
  • Arizona Rangers, 1903

    11/03/2014 3:20:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    These Arizona Rangers were gathered together in 1903.† The rifles that I can identify are all 1895 Winchesters.†† In 1903 the total ranger force was 26 men.†† I count 25 in this picture.†† The Ranger Act of 1901 required that every ranger carry an 1895 Winchester and a Colt Single Action Army in .45 Colt.† One Ranger, Private Lonnie McDonald,† had been wounded in February of 1903, and he may not have yet recovered.† I see a few possible gunbelts, but the angle is precisely wrong to see any holstered Colts.†† Picture from ©2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission...
  • Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men

    04/18/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 92 replies
    DC clothesline ^ | Apr 18, 2014
    Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men Posted on April 18, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn BLM-snipers-outside-of-Bundy-Ranch In an interview with TPNís Dylan Scott Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Richard Mack, former Arizona county sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), said: ďOne of our CSPOA members who was there earlier and got there before I did was phoning me and telling me that they were going to be killed. The federal snipers, several of them ó I donít know if you know this ó but they were paid mercenaries. Theyíre contractors. Theyíre...
  • BLM Rangers Brought in From Out of State for Nevada Ranch ĎEmergencyí

    04/11/2014 11:23:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies ^ | April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Theyíre almost like a hired guní. Armed Rangers were brought in from out of state by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist in security surrounding the Bundy Ranch, according to the family. A heated confrontation on Wednesday resulted in Cliven Bundyís son Ammon being tasered by BLM officials and a 57-year-old protester being shoved to the ground. Stetsy Bundy Cox, Clivenís daughter, told the Washington Free Beacon that some of the rangers had Oregon and California license plates. ďYou know, some of these guys donít even know why theyíre here,Ē she said. ďA few people have talked to...
  • VIDEO: Civilian Called Out For Wearing Ranger Uniform Offers Explanation

    03/22/2014 12:48:14 PM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/22/14 | Caleb Howe
    ďIíd serve today,Ē said the man, Joseph Scott. ďOne phone call and Iíd be gone.Ē It sounds as if the man meant no disrespect. However, more responsible voices, including the recruiter who told Scott where to buy the uniform gear, should have informed him about wearing the uniform in public. And while one can certainly sympathize with Scott, it in no way suggests any wrongdoing on the part of the soldiers who called him out in the now-viral video of the confrontation. That uniform must be earned. Not everyone can make it. And as sad as it may make some...
  • Ranger that called the fake soldier out gets arrested immediately after the confrontation

    03/18/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    RTBA News ^ | 3-18-2014 | Kristopher Vieira
    The man behind the footage of calling a fraud soldier out for wearing Ranger, E.O.D., and 101st Airborne Tab was arrested immediately after the video by the campus authorities. The reason? He was charged with disturbing the peace and making threats against a phony soldier who was pretending to serve and die for our country. The police reported that Vieira, the man confronting the fake soldier, approached him on several occasions and verbally assaulted the fraud! Well thereís a pretty valid reason behind the so-called unnecessary assault. Vieira, who uploaded video of the confrontation to YouTube, was later arrested by...
  • They Call it Darby Day

    02/15/2014 6:53:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 15, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It was Darby Day in Fort Smith, Ark., one Friday this snowy month, and the students at Darby Junior High held their annual observance in honor of the school's namesake. Just who was Bill Darby of Fort Smith, Ark.? He was a brigadier general, a West Pointer, and a legend. He wasn't just a U.S. Army Ranger, he was the Rangers' first commander and founder. He began not just a special force but a special tradition. The Brits had their commandos, and now we had our Rangers. They had their Orde Wingate and his Chindits, we had our Bill...
  • Park Rangers Refuse Truckload of Porta Potties for WW II Veterans

    10/09/2013 6:02:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 206 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 9,2013 | Jim Hoft
    A semi carrying porta potties pulled up yesterday beside the WW II Memorial in Washington D.C.. The porta potties were donated by private citezens to help out the visiting veterans since the facilities are closed. However, the park rangers turned the truck away and they were not allowed to unload. Michele Tennery witnessed this event and was astonished that the rangers could be so heartless in their treatment of the veterans. Michele added, ďThe photos show the attempted delivery of Port-A-Johns by Donís Johns. The NPS Ranger would not allow the Port-A-Johns to be left at the WWII Memorial site...
  • Cleveland police, report refute Texas Rangersí reliever Tanner Scheppers memory of Thursday attack

    07/28/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/28/2013 | Evan Grant
    A day after Tanner Scheppers reported he was unavailable after being ďsucker-punchedĒ while leaving a Cleveland restaurant, a different version of the story is being reported, as well. In it, Scheppers was the instigator in a fight at a Cleveland restaurant/bar at approximately 2:30 a.m.. He was one of three Rangers at Panniniís, along with reliever Joe Nathan and catcher A.J. Pierzynski. According to an unnamed source in local weekly Cleveland Scene, Scheppers ďlost a bar fight. He had 10 chances to walk away before this happened.Ē
  • Rangersí Tanner Scheppers cleared for action after being assaulted in Cleveland

    07/27/2013 7:26:11 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 55 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 27, 2013 | Mark Townsend
    Life on the road can be dangerous for professional athletes. Unfortunately for Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers, he found that out the hard way after the team arrived in Cleveland on Thursday night for their weekend series against the Indians. According to Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Scheppers was attacked by a group of young males in downtown Cleveland after going out for a food run. The assault took place about two blocks away from the team's hotel, and as a result Scheppers was unavailable to pitch on Friday night after suffering a laceration near his left eye...
  • Texas Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers attacked on Cleveland street

    07/27/2013 1:49:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07/27/2013 | Evan Grant
    <p>Texas Rangers RHP Tanner Scheppers was not available in Fridayís extra-inning loss to Cleveland because he was dealing with the after-effects of being attacked by ďseveral young males,Ē on a street two blocks from the team hotel Thursday night.</p> <p>Scheppers said he was out getting food Thursday night when he was attacked and ďsucker-punched.Ē He did not recall the time, but did contact the police. A report was not filed after Scheppers said police told him it was unlikely that anybody would be apprehended.</p>
  • Advertise on The Rock íní Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    07/02/2013 6:31:37 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2,2013 | Clay Tarver
    Jason Everman has the unique distinction of being the guy who was kicked out of Nirvana and Soundgarden, two rock bands that would sell roughly 100 million records combined. At 26, he wasnít just Pete Best, the guy the Beatles left behind. He was Pete Best twice. Then again, he wasnít remotely. What Everman did afterward put him far outside the category of rockíníroll footnote. He became an elite member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, one of those bearded guys riding around on horseback in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban.
  • [Vanity] NBA Finals Game 7 - Spurs vs. Heat

    06/20/2013 3:58:55 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    self | 2013-06-20 | Me, myself and I
    Game Seven. In the realm of sport ($1 to RINO Romney), those are two stirring words. And in just a few hours, the San Antonio Spurs have a shot at redemption after frittering away what should have been a slam dunk for a fifth NBA title and a deserved crowning of a dynasty. Game six is still fresh in my mind. Not only Tuesday's collapse when the Spurs were up by 5 with 20 seconds left. Yet another game six is still painful for this Texan. That of course was the 107th World Series when the Rangers were two...
  • Report: Pentagon to open SEALs, Army Rangers to women

    06/17/2013 3:18:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 200 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2013 | Carlo Munoz
    The Pentagon is planning to open the ranks of the Navy SEALs, the Army's elite Ranger units and other specialized combat outfits to female soldiers for the first time, according to reports. The first opportunity female soliders will have to join the military's elite combat units will be with the Navy, according to Pentagon plans outlining the transition, obtained by the Associated Press on Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel could officially announce plans to expand access to those units as soon as Tuesday, according to the AP. Hagel's pending announcement builds upon former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta's decision in January...
  • Darby Rides Again

    01/16/2013 10:52:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They were not to be called Commandos. The Brits had dibs on that name. And they had earned it. Our special forces would train in Northern Ireland at the start of the Second World War, and while they might have British trainers and instructors, they'd have to be called something else. The brass would choose a name. They chose Rangers. This outfit would also need a commander. More than a commander -- a leader, one who understood that this special force would have to be, well, special. Its members would always take the offensive, springing on the enemy as if...
  • Army Reviews Whether to Allow Women in Ranger School

    05/16/2012 9:12:40 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 May 2012 | N/A
    WASHINGTON ó Army leaders have begun to study the prospect of sending female soldiers to the service's prestigious Ranger school ó another step in the effort to broaden opportunities for women in the military. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, said Wednesday that he's asked senior commanders to provide him with recommendations and a plan this summer. And while he stressed that no decisions have been made, he suggested that Ranger school may be a logical next step for women as they move into more jobs closer to the combat lines. "If we determine that we're going to allow...

    05/13/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT · by airborne · 51 replies
    NHL website ^ | 5/12/12 | none
    NHL announces dates, starts times, national TV coverage for Conference FinalsThe National Hockey League announced today the dates, start times and broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, which begin Sunday, May 13, when the Phoenix Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET. The Eastern Conference Final will match the New York Rangers against the New Jersey Devils. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final will be Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET. National rightsholders NBC and NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide...
  • Hamilton makes history with four home runs

    05/08/2012 9:56:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies ^ | May 8, 2012 | T.R. Sullivan
    Josh Hamilton tied a Major League record when he hit four home runs against the Orioles on Tuesday night, and Netali Feliz allowed one run over six innings as the Rangers won their second straight with a 10-3 victory at Camden Yards. Hamilton is the 16th Major League player to hit four in one game and the first since Carlos Delgado did it on Sept. 25, 2003, for the Toronto Blue Jays. He also set an American League record with 18 total bases. He had a double in his other at-bat to tie a Major League record for extra-base hits....
  • Report: Rangers' forward Avery retiring?

    03/13/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03.13.2012 |
    Is Sean Avery done with hockey? Avery said Monday night during an After Show segment of Bravo TV's Watch What Happens Live that he was leaving the game. When asked about his hockey future, Avery said, "I am officially retired. I threw my skates in the Hudson." If true, the announcement would close out a tumultuous final season for Avery spent with the New York Rangers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Connecticut Whale. After being waived by the Rangers earlier this season, Avery was assigned to the Whale before re-joining New York on Nov. 5. In 15 games...
  • Josh Hamilton talks 'makeover'

    02/16/2012 4:48:17 AM PST · by italyconservative · 2 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 15, 2012 | Richard Durrett
    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said Wednesday that he's committed to figuring out why he had another alcohol relapse and is undergoing what he called a "Josh Hamilton makeover." Hamilton appeared on "Glenn Beck" on with guest host Dr. James Robison, Hamilton's pastor with LIFE Outreach, a Christian ministry based in Euless, Texas. The slugger, who told Robison he's going to "one-on-one" counseling sessions, said when he had his last relapse, in January 2009 in Tempe, Ariz., that he thought things would be fine and that he'd get on with his life. *snip* On Wednesday, in his first one-on-one...
  • Video: Flyers fans attack Rangers fans

    01/05/2012 2:55:01 PM PST · by Raymann · 27 replies ^ | January 5, 2012 | Katie Strang
    NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia police department has released surveillance video of a brutal attack following Monday's Winter Classic game in an effort to identify the three suspects involved in the beating of two men wearing New York Rangers jerseys outside a South Philadelphia cheesesteak shack. The graphic video shows three suspects wearing Philadelphia Flyers jerseys beating and kicking the two victims outside Geno's Steaks in South Philly at 7:15 p.m. ET. More From Rangers. Islanders. Devils. If you want hockey information, has you covered. Blog One of the victims was an off-duty Woodbridge, N.J., police officer, according...
  • Texas man gets 99 years for cattle rustling

    11/22/2011 8:11:07 PM PST · by Racehorse · 50 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 25 August 2011 | Betsy Blaney
    An East Texas man with a prolific cattle rustling history spanning more than a decade has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for swindling bovines from a Mississippi rancher. Carl Wade Curry, 44 from Athens was accused of stealing 400 head of cattle worth more than $200,000 last year. District Attorney Staley Heatly says Curry placed an order with a Mississippi man using a fake name and cattle company in Vernon, where the owner shipped the cattle. The owner contacted authorities when he didn't receive payment. A jury in Hardeman County took less than 30 minutes to both convict...
  • Joe Nathan, Texas Rangers agree to $14.5-million deal

    11/22/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-22-11 | Stephen Hawkins
    ARLINGTON, Texas - Longtime Twins closer Joe Nathan and the Texas Rangers agreed Monday night to a two-year contract with a club option for 2014, a move that means Rangers closer Neftali Feliz will shift to the starting rotation. "We look at this as almost like two acquisitions," general manager Jon Daniels said. The two-time defending American League champions had discussed moving Feliz into the rotation last spring, but the timing wasn't right then. Daniels said being able to sign Nathan made that move easier now. It also would help offset the loss of free-agent starter C.J. Wilson if the...
  • Rangers won't show Ventura pummeling before White Sox games

    11/03/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 11-2-2011 | 'Duk
    Ever since his Texas Rangers collapsed over the final two games of the World Series last week, Nolan Ryan says he hasn't watched the disappointing replay of David Freese's(notes) triple sailing over Nelson Cruz's(notes) head in the ninth inning of Game 6. He doesn't plan to, either. But while Ryan concedes he may accidentally see the replay while watching something else, everyone's favorite fireballer says he's going to make dang sure that another highlight won't be played when the Chicago White Sox come to opening day at Rangers Ballpark next April. That, of course, would be the clip of Ryan...
  • MLB World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers At St Louis Cardinals - 8:05 PM EDT Fox TV

    10/28/2011 2:03:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 511 replies · 2+ views
    Seires is tied up 3-3, this is it! Matt Harrison (LH) v C Carpenter (RH)
  • Down to call, Game 6 echoes blast from past

    10/28/2011 2:06:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies · 1+ views
    MLB ^ | 10-28-11 | Rhett Bollinger
    With FOX broadcaster Joe Buck echoing his father's well-known call by saying, "We will see you tomorrow night," after the Cardinals' epic 10-9 win over the Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday, it conjured memories of the Twins' win in similar fashion over the Braves in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. It was legendary broadcaster Jack Buck who famously said, "And we'll see you tomorrow night," after Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett launched a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning at the Metrodome to send the Series to a...