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  • Army Rolls Out Plan to Field New Camouflage Pattern.

    06/02/2015 6:09:35 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 80 replies
    The U.S. Army has laid out a plan to outfit soldiers with the service's new camouflage pattern that uniform officials maintain will perform as well as the MultiCam pattern troops wear in Afghanistan. Col. Bob Mortlock, the head of the Army's Project Manager Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment, sat down with reporters to discuss the long-awaited roll-out of the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP. Mortlock described the adoption of the new pattern as an important step for the Army. "It's important to the Army, and the reason it is important to the Army is because it is all about...
  • German officer will serve as US Army Chief of Staff in Europe. First non-American Officer.

    07/31/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT · by machogirl · 180 replies
    army times can't post | July 31, 2014 | Me
    A German Army General has been appointed to Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe. This is the first time a non-U.S. officer has held this position.
  • The American Flag Daily: Flag Day and The U.S. Army

    06/14/2014 5:19:34 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 14, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1777, the Second Continental Congress authorized the new American flag of 13 stars and stripes, and is now known as Flag Day in the United States. Today also marks the official birthday of the United States Army in 1775, following John Adams' proposal for the formation of a Continental Army a few days before. Today we honor the men and women who have served our country.
  • Defend Veteran Lorance

    09/09/2013 3:24:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 9, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Lt. Clint Lorance needs your help. He is an American war hero who was unjustly sentenced to 20 years confinement, forfeiture of all pay, and dismissal from the U.S. Army because the Obama administration is apparently trying to appease the Afghan government. The day he turned 18, Lorance walked into the Greenville, Texas recruiting station and enlisted in the U.S. Army. The U.S. had recently invaded Iraq and he felt an obligation to serve his country. Before long, Lorance was thriving. Two years into his military career, Lorance was already a Sergeant. Throughout the 10 years he served in the...
  • Sergeant Stubby ... Vintage World War I Photos of American War Dog, circa 1918

    07/29/2013 7:06:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1918 | Retronaut
    • "Sergeant Stubby" Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America's first war dog, Stubby served 18 months 'over there' and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there until American Soldiers found him). Back home his exploits were front page news of every major newspaper. •...
  • Happy Birthday, United States Army

    06/14/2013 10:07:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 14, 2013
    The United States Army was established - as the Continental Army - on June 14, 1775.The Army Goes Rolling AlongThe 238th United States Army Birthday
  • PHOTOS - World War II Army Nurses Wearing Gas Masks

    01/22/2013 6:50:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy | Retronaut & Adventures in Genealogy
    Members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps advance through a cloud of smoke during a gas mask drill, 1942. U.S. Army Nurse Corps members in formation. World War II Army Nurses onning their gas masks. Mary Brown, Nurse and Soldier
  • Santa in a Jeep - 1941 at Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center

    12/24/2012 6:20:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | December 1941 | Retronaut
    1941: Santa in a Jeep “The panzer “Santa”, with well-filled sack of radios, books, cookies, and other gifts dear to soldiers hearts, glides up to the door of the barracks in Camp Lee’s Quartermaster Corps and it isn’t hampered by lack of snow in Virginia. Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center” - US Army Center of Military History
  • World’s Deadliest Golf Course Boasts Land Mines and Man-Bear-Pigs (Korean DMZ Combat Golf)

    04/28/2012 9:14:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 28, 2012 | By Lauren Davis
    World’s deadliest golf course boasts land mines and man-bear-pigs Along the DMZ, golf is not a sport for the faint of heart. The golf course at Camp Bonifas, just south of the Korean demilitarized zone, boasts just one hole, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in hazards. Live land mines line the course, and bizarre animals stumble out from the woods. Formerly Camp Kitty Hawk, United Nations Command post Camp Bonifas was renamed in 1986 to honor Captain Arthur G. Bonifas, who had been axe murdered in 1976 during a conflict with North Korea...
  • Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies

    06/04/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT · by library user · 45 replies
    FNC ^ | June 4, 2011
    ~ EXCERPT ~ Friends and former colleagues say Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, has died. Word of Eagleburger's death Saturday came from representatives of former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker. No other details were immediately available. Eagleburger, who was 80, was a straightforward diplomat whose exuberant style masked a hard-driving commitment to solving foreign policy problems.
  • Older Recruits Challenge Army and Vice Versa

    06/17/2009 11:02:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 2,042+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 18, 2009 | JAMES DAO
    FORT SILL, Okla. — Pfc. Shane Dixon is known as Old Dix. Specialist Jason Ness goes by Gramps. Pfc. Christopher Batson’s nom de boot camp is Pops. None of them are over 40, but to the 18-year-old soldiers in basic training here, they are as ancient as a first generation Xbox. Yet in the three years since the Army raised its age limit for enlisting to 42, from 35, a steady stream of older recruits has joined the ranks, pushing creaky muscles through road training, learning to appreciate — or at least endure — Army chow and in some cases...
  • Germans find a new way to blame America and the Army

    05/12/2009 2:18:59 PM PDT · by offmainstreet · 36 replies · 801+ views
    True/Slant ^ | 5/12/2009 | Paul Tassi
    This is great - German researchers are putting all of the blame for the existence of violent video games on the shoulders of America and the Army. Indirectly, they're saying America's culture is responsible for German kids picking up firearms and shooting their schoolmates. It couldn't be some other violent roots in German culture that leads to kids killing each other, could it? How do you say "a few bad apples" auf Deutsch?
  • U.S. Starts First Major Pullout From Iraq, Beginning With Brigade Members

    11/25/2007 3:32:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 225+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 25, 2007 | ALISSA J. RUBIN
    BAGHDAD, Nov. 24 — The first substantive drawdown of American troops in Iraq has begun, as the first members of a brigade in Diyala Province have started to leave, American military officials in Baghdad said Saturday. Col. David W. Sutherland of the Third Brigade Combat Team, First Cavalry Division, whose soldiers have been working in Diyala since last November, said all 5,000 of his troops would be gone by mid-December. However, because of continuing violence in Diyala, another brigade that is already in the country will take the place of the Third Brigade Combat Team. The replacement soldiers are already...
  • Generals Don’t Need a Watchdog

    08/09/2007 11:48:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 641+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2007 | JACK JACOBS
    BY now, most Americans know the story of Cpl. Pat Tillman. He bravely chose military service rather than the National Football League, and he was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 by fire from his comrades. My own units in Vietnam were occasionally the victims of errant rifle fire, mortar rounds and bombs — indeed, the very success of an infantry attack is dependent on leaning forward into friendly supporting fires. But, after the fact, the Tillman death played out differently. His unit reported that he was killed in a ferocious engagement with the enemy, and the truth was hidden by...
  • More Troops - The consensus for a larger Army is about as complete as it could be.

    09/25/2006 3:54:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 600+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/02/2006 | Frederick W. Kagan & William Kristol
    You can hardly read a story about Iraq these days without seeing an Army or Marine officer say he doesn't have enough troops to accomplish his mission. Senior officers respond that this is what junior commanders always say. That's not quite true. Commanders in charge of secondary missions often ask for more resources than they need, not recognizing their missions are less vital. But the calls for more troops in Iraq come from soldiers training Iraqis, from soldiers trying to secure Baghdad, from soldiers in Anbar. If all of these are secondary missions, where's the main effort? The truth is...
  • What the soldiers in country REALLY want/need

    12/12/2004 8:45:49 AM PST · by Armedanddangerous · 48 replies · 1,818+ views
    Marinelink ^ | Story by Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook , 1 Marine expeditionary
    Over the past few months, I've seen numerous posts from concerned parents and friends of members of our armed forces about what these brave men and women really need. Here is a list I came across this AM and it makes more sense than any I've seen. For those interested in buying some of this stuff it can be found on line at places like or
  • Army Pushes a Sweeping Overhaul of Basic Training

    08/04/2004 6:59:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 174 replies · 5,520+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 4, 2004 | THOM SHANKER
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 - The United States Army is pressing into place sweeping changes in its basic training program, introducing rigorous new drills and intensive work on combat skills to prepare recruits for immediate missions to Iraq and Afghanistan. In what officers describe as the most striking changes to basic training since the Vietnam era, soldiers whose specialties traditionally kept them far from the front - clerks, cooks, truck drivers and communications technicians - will undergo far more stressful training. The new training regimen includes additional time dodging real bullets, more opportunities to fire weapons, including heavy machine guns, and...
  • Cleric: Americans fighting Islam not terrorism (Muqtada al-Sadr)

    05/12/2004 4:27:09 PM PDT · by ambrose · 32 replies · 191+ views
    AP ^ | 5.12.04
    News Page Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 12:37 PM PDT Cleric: Americans fighting Islam not terrorism By Qassid Jabar, Associated Press Writer KARBALA, Iraq - U.S. soldiers backed by tanks and helicopters battled fighters loyal to a radical cleric near a mosque in this holy city today, hours after Iraqi leaders agreed on a proposal that would end his standoff with the U.S.-led forces. As many as 25 insurgents were killed, the coalition said. The cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, urged fighters in Karbala to resist U.S. troops, comparing their struggle to the Vietnam War. Half of the Mukhaiyam mosque, which had...
  • U.S. Troops Battle Fighters in Karbala (Dusk report I guess )

    05/12/2004 1:38:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 142+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 12, 2004 at 13:26:41 PDT | HAMZA HENDAWI
    KARBALA, Iraq (AP) - U.S. tanks, helicopters and jets attacked fighters loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in this holy city Wednesday, partially destroying a mosque used by insurgents and setting seven hotels ablaze. Twenty-two militants were killed. The cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, urged his followers to resist and compared their struggle to the Vietnam War in his first news conference since the standoff began more than a month ago. American forces killed 22 militants, and six coalition soldiers were wounded, U.S. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said in Baghdad. Four of the soldiers returned to duty. Iraqi leaders in another holy...
  • "I Ask That the American People Be Brave"

    05/12/2004 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Valin · 151 replies · 7,761+ views
    Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog | 5/12/04 | Amy Ridenour
    A New E-Mail from the Front in Iraq: "I Ask That the American People Be Brave" I have just received an e-mail from Army Spc. Joe Roche, who was briefly able to take a break from the thick of the fighting against Al-Sadr's forces in Iraq to tell us what he is seeing and experiencing. Because I am fearful that I will alter the immediacy of his piece if I edit it, I am presenting it here intact (except I removed from the text the name of an injured soldier). The next time you see one of those photos from...