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  • Russia unveils its hi-tech motorised 'Star Wars' armour for soldiers complete with exoskeleton ...

    07/02/2017 8:32:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 44 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | July 1, 2017 | RORY TINGLE
    It might resemble something out of Star Wars, but this is the prototype for a combat suit that Russia hopes will give its soldiers the edge on the battlefields of the future. The high-tech item includes an exo-skeleton, or outer layer, designed to boost strength and stamina and a layer of body armour to shield the wearer from bullets. The all-black kit also has a Stormtrooper-style helmet with a tinted glass visor and a mini task light poking out of the side. It was put on display on Thursday at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow. A...
  • JUST A COMMON SOLDIER (A Soldier Died Today)

    Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. ... Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country. http://vaincourt.homestead.com/common_soldier.html
  • Giving Up a Seat for a Soldier Makes Drexel Professor Want to ‘Vomit’

    03/29/2017 3:49:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 60 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 03/29/2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A radical Drexel University professor who once wished for “White Genocide” for Christmas and hoped to “Abolish the White Race” is under fire again. This time, he said he wants to “vomit or yell about Mosul” after someone gave their seat to a uniformed soldier. Drexel professor George Ciccariello, currently a visiting researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, shocked his online followers after he complained about an act of appreciation for a soldier. “Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul,”...
  • Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist [Paris Attack Foiled]

    03/18/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Sky News Staff
    In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun. The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.... ...A police source said the man was "a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system" and had a history of thefts and violent robberies.
  • Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun (Paris)

    03/18/2017 2:45:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/18/2017 | BBC
    A man has been shot dead after grabbing a solider's gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport's southern terminal. The airport has been shut down after what the authorities say was an extremely serious incident and passengers not allowed to disembark. A security operation is continuing with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices. Police also want to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt......
  • New Jersey Soldier Home for Holidays Beaten By Men Who Allegedly Didn’t Like His Army Jacket

    01/05/2017 3:41:41 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 5, 2017, 3:42 PM | BY JESSICA SCHLADEBECK
    A New Jersey soldier set to deploy to the Middle East in just a few months was met with violence when he traveled home to visit his widowed mother for the holidays. U.S. Army Serviceman Austin Freni was reportedly attacked and brutally beaten by a group of young men while he was walking with his mother, Lori Freni, after the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia on New Year’s Day, NJ.com reported. The attack was prompted, Lori Freni said, by the fact that her son was wearing his Army jacket, according to Fox 23. She said a group of 10 to 15...
  • Israeli soldier convicted in high-profile manslaughter case

    01/04/2017 6:04:16 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 4, 2017 | Oren Liebermann
    An Israeli military court convicted an Israeli soldier of manslaughter Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian knife attack suspect. The Palestinian, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, 21, was one of two men accused of stabbing another Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron in March. Charges were brought against Sgt. Elor Azaria after video footage emerged showing him shooting Sharif in the head as he lay on the ground, injured and already subdued. The second Palestinian suspect had already been shot dead. The case against Azaria has divided opinion among the Israeli public, politicians and members of...
  • Congressman joins push to secure presidential pardon for imprisoned Army Lt.

    12/19/2016 1:38:33 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Army Times ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | Meghann Myers
    Congressman joins push to secure presidential pardon for imprisoned Army lieutenant By: Meghann Myers, December 13, 2016 Just over three years into his 19-year sentence, and on his 32nd birthday, the mother of Clint Lorance, a platoon leader convicted of giving his soldiers the go-ahead to shoot and kill three unarmed Afghan civilians, is making a plea to President Obama to send her son home. The incident happened during a 2012 Afghanistan deployment. Lorance, a first lieutenant at the time, was convicted in 2013 of two counts of second-degree murder, having ordered a private first class to shoot the civilians,...
  • Soldier needs our help- sign the petition.

    12/13/2016 2:06:26 PM PST · by son of terrence · 17 replies
    In a last ditch effort to free their son, the parents of First Lieutenant Clint Lorance have created a video plea asking President Obama for a presidential pardon. The heartbreaking four-minute video features Anna and Tracy Lorance explaining the character of their son and why he deserves to walk free. Lieutenant Lorance was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison for ordering his men engage three military aged males riding a motorcycle speeding towards his patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan in July of 2012.
  • 2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

    11/30/2016 8:35:54 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot...Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.
  • First U.S. service member killed in Syria fighting the Islamic State

    11/24/2016 10:56:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    WashPost ^ | 11-24-2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    A U.S. service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in northern Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon announced in a statement. The service member was killed near Ayn Issa, a town roughly 35 miles northwest of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa. The death marks the first time a U.S. service member has been killed in the country since a contingent of Special Operations forces were deployed there in October 2015 to go after the extremist group.
  • Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains

    11/20/2016 6:57:48 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Nicholas Filipas
    Gold Star family booed on flight as they headed to meet their soldier’s remains Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, Calif., died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an apparent suicide bomber in Bagram, Afghanistan. Department of Defense Nicholas Filipas The Record (Stockton, Calif.) The father of a soldier who was killed last weekend in Afghanistan was disappointed and hurt after airline passengers booed him and his family as they flew to meet his son’s remains. Stewart Perry, an ex-Marine who lives in Stockton, said the ordeal left him feeling disrespected. “It was really disgusting on the passengers’...
  • Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified (Hunt) (Montini: After 65 years, a soldier lost in Kor

    11/12/2016 9:05:21 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    He was a kid, really, barely 18, but he and his brother joined the army to stop the communists. And that is did. At last, he will be brought home to Arizona, 65 years later. PFC Dan Hunt was with a UN force in a month long slug-fest, along Heartbreak Ridge, a just north of what is now the Demilitarized Zone. Dany was wounded in the head by shrapnel during the fighting. His CO told Daniel that he didn’t have to go back, He was treated, and he returned to his unit. He was wounded again, this time in the...
  • Re-Post Update: Horn Lake Soldier Injured in Alleged “Hazing” Incident (PVT has committed suicide)

    09/21/2016 6:46:44 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    WREG TV ^ | 9/21/16 | NA
    (Horn Lake, MS) Horn Lake High graduate Taylor Odom is hanging to life by the proverbial thread at a Colorado military hospital after a November 7th training accident. ”He came in with a brain bleed, shearing of the brain, two punctured lungs…” said his Mother, Jennier Palazola-Herrin. The long list of injuries goes on to include liver damage, massive internal bleeding and numerous broken bones from the neck down, including a crushed pelvis. He’s been revived from death at least once.
  • Army deserter gets tens of thousands in benefits after faking war wounds

    08/21/2016 2:32:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 21, 2016
    <p>An Army deserter from North Carolina is facing federal charges for allegedly receiving tens of thousands of dollars in veteran benefits by faking war wounds and military honors.</p> <p>Roy Lee Ross, Jr., 64, of Morganton, N.C., is accused of defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by using the name of another Army veteran, according to the Charlotte Observer.</p>
  • Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service | Komando.com

    08/06/2016 10:58:18 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 18 replies
    Komando ^ | 08/05/2016 | Mark Jones
    Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service | Komando.com http://www.komando.com/happening-now/368529/top-story-mobile-provider-is-locking-u-s-soldiers-out-of-their-phone-service?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2016-08-05-article-title August 5, 2016 Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service By Mark Jones, Komando.com Top Story: Mobile provider is locking U.S. soldiers out of their phone service Life in the United States military can be tough. Your life can be put in danger at any moment, whether you are in a war zone, or simply patrolling a U.S. base. It's stressful for you, your family and everyone who cares about you. Having access to reliable phone service is...
  • 'The prosecutor has no evidence against the soldier'

    03/30/2016 1:21:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/16
    Attorney Ilan Katz, who is heading the defense team for the soldier who last Thursday shot a wounded terrorist in Hevron, said on Wednesday that the soldier's lawyers will not agree to him being stood on trial for homicide. In the incident, the soldier was filmed by an Arab activist for the radical leftist NGO B'Tselem shooting a terrorist, who minutes earlier together with an accomplice stabbed and wounded a soldier. The soldier has argued he shot the terrorist over concerns he was moving to detonate a bomb belt that was thought to be hidden under his unseasonable coat. That...
  • Wounded U.S. soldier soon to get 1st. U.S. penis transplant

    02/19/2016 7:09:53 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 49 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 2-19-16 | Reuters Staff
    A U.S. soldier wounded in an explosion will be the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital said, which could open the way for about 60 other servicemen with genital injuries to have this surgery.
  • Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home

    01/17/2016 11:04:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 9, 2016 | Len Wells
    Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home By Len Wells Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. (Tribune News Service) Published: January 9, 2016 ALBION, Ill. The remains of an airman listed as "missing in action" during the Vietnam War have been recovered. Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the remains of Pfc. Kenneth Leroy Cunningham of Ellery, Illinois. He had been missing since Oct. 3, 1969. He was 21 at the time. Cunningham's remains will be flown back to the United States later this month, arriving at the airport in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan 19. His remains...
  • City In Tizzy Over Soldier With Crude Fake Gun

    12/15/2015 6:20:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How the mighty have fallen. A soldier, in uniform, with a pack and a clearly fake gun causes an entire section of Australian civilization to go into the "vapors".Throughout most of the rest of the world, there would hardly be a comment. Seeing soldiers on exercises is common and only slightly noteworthy.Notice that this soldier did nothing that was even remotely threatening, except exist. He did not fire blanks. He never pointed the crude, welded metal sections, vaguely resembling a rifle, at anyone. We (in the United States) would be in the same place if it were not for...