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  • A piece of naval history returns to its command Admiral’s flag.

    03/22/2017 6:47:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — An important piece of naval history has been transferred from a private collection to the National Museum of the United States Navy. On Monday, a flag believed to have belonged to Vice Admiral Frank Fletcher — a highly decorated World War II Navy hero — was transferred from the Wisniewski and Hildebrandt families to the Navy where it will be displayed in the naval museum in Washington D.C. The flag had been gifted to retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Tom Wisniewski by his cousin and friend John Hildebrandt, who served in the Navy from 1961 to 1965....
  • US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

    03/16/2017 8:23:46 PM PDT · by fidelis · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 16, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud. The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East. Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th...
  • BREAKING: ...(TN)State Senator Mark Green Under Consideration for Secretary of the Army

    03/15/2017 11:42:56 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 22 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 03/15/2017 | Tennessee Star Staff
    The New York Times is reporting that State Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is under consideration by President Trump to be named Secretary of the Army. Senior admin official confirms Mark Green is being considered for secretary of the Army. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 15, 2017 Several sources have independently confirmed this report to The Tennessee Star. Green is considered a front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for Governor of Tennessee in 2018. Should he not run, there will no longer be a strongly conservative candidate in the race to challenge Randy Boyd and potential candidate Rep....
  • The U.S. is sending 2,500 troops to Kuwait

    03/12/2017 7:15:16 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 48 replies
    Army Times ^ | March 9, 2017 | Charlsy Panzino and Andrew deGrandpre
    The U.S. military is sending an additional 2,500 ground combat troops to a staging base in Kuwait from which they could be called upon to back up coalition forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The deployment will include elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. About 1,700 soldiers from the same unit are overseas now, spread between Iraq and Kuwait.
  • On this date in 1864

    03/09/2017 5:00:51 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 56 replies
    President Abraham Lincoln promotes Major General Ulysses S. Grant to the Rank of Lieutenant General. He is the first Army officer to hold that rank since George Washington.
  • Weekly Update: Soros Investigation

    03/04/2017 11:06:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 3, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch at CPAC: Scandal Matters to the American People Federal Court Hearing Set for Next Week on Clinton Email Scandal U.S. Gives Soros Groups Millions to Destabilize Macedonia’s Government JW Goes to Court After Army Stonewalls on Opiate Use by Americans in Afghanistan U.S. Gives Soros Groups Millions to Destabilize Macedonia’s Government Even as we pursue the truth about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails from a recalcitrant State Department, we are learning of another of the department’s nefarious activities. Our Corruption Chronicles blog has the story . The U.S. government has quietly spent millions of taxpayer...
  • HEARTBREAKING VIDEO CAPTURES FALLEN SOLDIER'S HOMECOMING

    02/17/2017 7:16:56 AM PST · by grayboots · 17 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 02/16/2017 | KTRK
    RALEIGH, N.C. (KTRK) -- They are the sniffles heard around the world. When Lisa Williams' plane arrived at Raleigh-Durham Airport, passengers were asked to wait to let someone off the plane first. When she looked out the window, there were several soldiers unloading a flag-draped coffin from the cargo hold. For minutes, the plane remained silent, aside from the sniffles coming from the passengers. A woman walked over and placed her hand on the casket to say her final goodbyes, and others -- presumably family members -- joined her. Then, seven Green Beret soldiers dressed in full uniform carried the...
  • 'We Were Soldiers' hero passes; the celebrated life story of a soldier, a leader, a father

    02/11/2017 1:00:52 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 82 replies
    oanow.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Troy Turner
    Two weeks ago, a senior commander with the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, serving in battle-hardened Afghanistan, sent a letter to Auburn, Alabama. It was addressed to a national hero. “You are a true legend…and continue to inspire the troops of today, all across the globe,” he wrote. “We hold one of your edicts close to our hearts – ‘No second-place trophies.’ The winning spirit is alive and well.” A few months earlier, movie stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn made a special trip to Auburn for the sole purpose of seeing this same hero. He and Gibson had met...
  • Army Lifts Ban on Dreadlocks, and Black Servicewomen Rejoice

    02/10/2017 12:56:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | Christopher Mele
    Black women serving in the United States Army are cheering revised regulations that permit hair locks, ending what critics said were years of scrutiny and confusing enforcement of rules about their appearance.
  • Trump's Army secretary nominee Viola just backed out

    02/03/2017 7:35:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    President Trump's nominee for Army secretary, Vincent Viola, withdrew his name for the position late Friday. Viola said he backed out because he was not able to navigate Defense Department rules regarding his family businesses. The nominee is the first Trump nominee back out after being named. "I appreciate the confidence President Trump showed in me," Viola said. "I offer my continued support for President Trump and his administration, and look forward to redoubling my efforts to support the Army and its veterans as private citizens," he told the Military Times. Trump nominated Viola to the post in mid-December. Since...
  • U.S. Army Tanks Arrive in Europe With Dead Batteries

    01/26/2017 12:40:05 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 66 replies
    Freebeacon ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Morgan Chalfant
    U.S. Army tanks recently deployed to Europe arrived at a port in Germany, some of them with dead batteries and without sufficient fuel. The Wall Street Journal reported this week on logistical challenges that the U.S. military faced when sending an armored unit of 4,000 soldiers and 90 tanks to Europe in order to protect NATO member states and deter Russian aggression.
  • Tanks Are An Easy Target For Trump To Upgrade Army And Create U.S. Jobs

    01/26/2017 12:33:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 26, 2017 | Loren Thompson
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's "arsenal of democracy" that helped win World War II has been gradually withering away for two generations. This isn't just a story about other countries stealing U.S. jobs, it also reflects a failure of federal leadership in protecting the industrial foundations of America's military might. Washington is the main customer for U.S. weapons output, so if it doesn't manage the defense industrial base wisely, the base decays. Consider tank production. Tanks have been the premier expression of land warfare since the first primitive armored vehicles appeared on the Western Front a hundred years ago. But even though...
  • Obama administration chose not to act on pardon request in Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion case

    01/22/2017 12:21:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 20, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who faces court-martial on a charge of desertion after walking away from his base in Afghanistan and spending five years in militant captivity, sought and failed to receive a presidential pardon by President Barack Obama before he left office, according to Bergdahl’s attorney Eugene Fidell. The attorney acknowledged the effort Friday after Berghdahl’s legal team filed a new motion to dismiss the Army’s case against their client, citing past harsh rhetoric against Bergdahl by newly sworn-in President Trump. The New York Times previously reported the pardon effort was considered, but Bergdahl’s legal team...
  • Army: Your new handgun will be a Sig Sauer

    01/20/2017 7:09:32 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    Army Times ^ | 1-19-17 | Meghann Myers
    SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980’s. Released in 2014, the P320 is a polymer striker-fired pistol that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets. The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire. The MHS Program provides for the delivery of both full size and compact...
  • Coming Soon to the U.S. Army: Turbans, Beards, Hijabs, and Cornrows.

    01/04/2017 5:23:56 PM PST · by blackbetty59 · 48 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/4/2017 | Emma Green
    In the final days of the Obama administration, the military has issued new guidelines for religious accommodations and dress.
  • Former Army Ranger Killed Outside Casino On Christmas

    12/28/2016 9:09:23 AM PST · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 28, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Former Army Ranger Fernando Duarte was shot and killed Sunday outside of a casino in Florida after winning a prize at the slot machines. . . . His family said Duarte served in the military for twelve years, including deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Police say that everything began to head downhill after Duarte got into “a brief verbal altercation” with two black men, Mikey Tyquan Lenard and Kenin Sherrod Bailey while still inside the casino.
  • Trump chooses businessman, former infantry officer Vincent Viola for Army secretary

    12/19/2016 11:41:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former infantry officer, billionaire businessman and National Hockey League team owner Vincent Viola as secretary of the Army, his transition team announced Monday. "I am proud to have such an incredibly accomplished and selfless individual as Vincent Viola as our Secretary of the Army," Trump said in a statement. "Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of business, Vinnie has proved throughout his life that he knows how to be a leader and deliver major results in the face of any challenge." Viola is the founder of...
  • Army veteran Vincent Viola, billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers, named Trump’s Army secretary

    12/19/2016 7:42:12 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/16 | Dan Lamothe
    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his Army secretary Vincent Viola, an Army veteran who became a billionaire after founding an electronic trading firm and went on to buy the Florida Panthers hockey team. Viola is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and funded the creation of its highly regarded Combating Terrorism Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A former infantry officer and Ranger School graduate, he has pressed for innovation in cyber warfare, saying at a conference five years ago that the Army of the future will be built on a “gestalt...
  • She Takes Off Her Jacket And It Makes Everyone Stop In Their Tracks.

    12/11/2016 5:41:05 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 32 replies
    Get your mind out of the gutter. It's a link to a US Air Force band flash mob at the Smithsonian Institute.
  • Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

    12/11/2016 7:25:55 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | DAVID GINSBURG
    The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice. No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year. At long last, The Streak is over. Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday. With future commander in chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give...
  • COURT FILING: IN ARMY'S EYES, CHELSEA MANNING STILL A MAN

    12/06/2016 1:46:02 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    A military prison psychologist has refused to recommend that Chelsea Manning's gender be changed to female in her Army service record, complicating the transgender soldier's quest to wear a feminine hairstyle at the men's prison where she is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information, according to a court document. Manning's American Civil Liberties Union lawyers disclosed the decision in a filing Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The document says the chief of the Mental Health Division at the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, prison declined Manning's Nov. 4 request to update her gender in the...
  • 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.
  • Why Three American Soldiers Were Killed in Jordan

    11/27/2016 6:08:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2016 | Mudar Zaran
    On November 3, a Jordanian soldier opened fire on three CIA vehicles carrying over a dozen US soldiers, many of whom helped train Jordanian soldiers. In the senseless attack, three Americans were killed, and to this day, no one knows why. Jim Moriarty, the father of one of murdered Americans, asks the King of Jordan and the President of the United States: "Who was it that murdered my son and why?" As leader of Jordan’s Opposition Coalition, I feel obligated to answer to Mr. Moriarity directly, because none of the families of the fallen soldiers have received acceptable answers. To...
  • Army Corps to close protest camp near Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/26/2016 6:03:40 PM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Sexton
    The public land where hundreds of protesters have been camping out as they protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be closed on December 5th. That announcement was made in a letter sent by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Friday. The Associated Press reports: The letter, provided by the tribe, says: “To be clear, this means that no member of the general public, to include Dakota Access pipeline protesters, can be on these Corps lands.” It says anyone on land north of the river after Dec. 5 will be trespassing and...
  • Army Band Not Allowed To Play Holiday Music At Christmas Show By Fox News Because Event Is Religious

    11/19/2016 11:13:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/16 | KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    Todd Starnes penned an article for Fox News saying he asked an Army band to play as a part of his annual Fox Radio Christmas showStarnes said he asked U.S. Army’s Six-String Soldiers to perform at eventThe band turned him down because the show is a 'religious event' Starnes said the Army should be able to play his show regardless of religious affiliation and blamed the Obama administration Others said they believe a Trump presidency will be less politically correct  A Fox News Corner of the World host has expressed outrage after an Army band said it would be unable to play at his Fox Radio...
  • Horrifying Massacre Of Dozens Of U.S. K9 Trained Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Massacred By Muslims In Kuwait

    11/16/2016 6:15:40 AM PST · by tekrat · 35 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 11/16/2016 | Walid Shoebat
    St. Francis once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” This is the case every time. When someone is cruel to animals, they are cruel to human beings. In fact, Christianity is the best for the care of animals. Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. While several news agencies reported the story, they fail to also report that...
  • DoD identifies three U.S. soldiers killed outside base in Jordan

    11/07/2016 6:09:35 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 6, 2016
    The Defense Department has identified three soldiers killed in a shooting this week outside a military base in Jordan. The department said Sunday that 27-year-old Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, of Lawrence, Kansas; 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe of Tucson, Arizona; and 27-year-old Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty of Kerrville, Texas, died Friday after the convoy they were in came under fire as it entered a Jordanian military base. The Defense Department is investigating.
  • Chelsea Manning attempts suicide for the second time

    11/04/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.
  • 3 U.S. military trainers killed in gunfire by security units at Jordan base

    11/04/2016 9:30:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 4 at 11:57 AM | Taylor Luck and Brian Murphy
    At least three U.S. military trainers in Jordan were fatally shot by security forces Friday when their vehicle failed to stop at the gate of a military base, the Jordanian military and a U.S. official said. The U.S. service members came under “small-arms fire” as they approached a Jordanian training facility, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief media. Few other details about the incident were given, and the official said U.S. and Jordanian authorities were investigating the cause. Earlier, a Jordan’s military said there was “an exchange of gunfire” after...
  • Details of the Military Force Reduction

    10/30/2016 1:42:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | Doug Salvemini
    As part of an overall force reduction due to federal budget constraints, the U.S. military has been forced to cut members. The Marines, Air Force, and Army have all been affected and have begun a significant Reduction in Force (RIF). Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening with the military regarding the reduction. The What Over the summer, the Pentagon released a plan detailing cuts to the military that were to begin in fiscal year 2016. The federal government’s fiscal year began on October 1st, so those cuts are currently underway. The Army was by far the hardest...
  • Breaking – US Army to Abandon Camo Update; Vows to Reinstate OD

    10/30/2016 8:54:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies
    In a shocking move, Army officials have confided in Soldier Systems Daily that they plan to abandon the Camouflage Improvement Effort that has left Soldiers without an effective camouflage pattern despite several years and tens of millions of dollars.
  • Army says 2-star general committed suicide on Alabama base

    10/30/2016 1:17:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The Army said Friday it has determined that suicide was the cause of death of a two-star general who was found dead in his home on a military base in Alabama. Maj. Gen. John Rossi was found dead July 31 at Redstone Arsenal, two days before he was to assume command of Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
  • 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 — Ten women who were commissioned Army officers in the spring graduated from the initial infantry training course Wednesday, becoming the Army’s 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...
  • Army enters new era: 10 women pass first gender-integrated infantry officer course

    10/27/2016 11:56:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army’s first gender-integrated infantry office course has been completed by 10 of 12 women who took the challenge. A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday in Fort Benning, Georgia, to celebrate 166 officers who attained the infantry’s iconic blue cord. Many of the female officers will now move on to challenges that include Ranger school and Airborne school.
  • New Army Long-Range Missile Might Kill Ships, Too: LRPF

    10/27/2016 6:01:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 31 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | October 13, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Army ATACMS missile launch. “Outranged and outgunned” by Russian and Chinese missiles, the US Army wants a new long-range artillery rocket of its own. The nascent Long-Range Precision Fires program could do much more than replace the 25-year-old ATACMS missile, however. LRPF could become a linchpin of what the Army is calling Multi-Domain Battle, extending ground-based artillery’s reach not only to unprecedented ranges — hitting distant targets once reserved for airstrikes — but out to sea. Why does the Army need to do this? Since 1991, when the Soviet Union fell and ATACMS entered service, the Army has largely neglected...
  • The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

    10/13/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 76 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm | By Brett and Kate McKay
    The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus StoreBy Brett and Kate McKay on Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm You’ve probably been to an army surplus store.They all look pretty much the same wherever you live. Surplus stores can be found in strip malls in the rough part of town or as stand-alone warehouse-style buildings with corrugated metal roofing and very few windows. They’re easy to miss while driving because they typically only announce themselves with a small yellow sign emblazoned with “Army Surplus” in black lettering.When you walk in, your nose is met with that distinct army surplus...
  • NATO Falling Apart Due to Incompatible Weapon Systems, Missing Parts

    10/08/2016 4:56:40 PM PDT · by PIF · 27 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 01:38 09.10.2016 | Not Cited
    Speaking at the annual Association of the US Army conference, the commander of the US Army Europe Ben Hodges revealed some of his concerns regarding the current state of NATO armies. Amid growing escalation of the US-Russia tensions over Syria, cyberattacks and whatnot, fears of all-out war can be heard more and more often. In this light, some of the issues Ben Hodges pointed out sound anecdotal. For example, one of the minor, but nevertheless troubling issues are… refueling nozzles. Who could have thought that armies of the US and Germany use incompatible refueling systems? Thus, if some German brigade...
  • US Army chief Mark Milley fires threat to Russia and warns: ‘We’ll beat you anywhere, anytime’

    10/07/2016 1:25:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 100 replies
    https://www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 10/06/16 | DANNY COLLINS
    'WE WILL DESTROY YOU' US Army chief Mark Milley fires terrifying threat to Russia over Syria and warns: ‘We’ll beat you anywhere, anytime’The firebrand speech is likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers as war of words reaches boiling point.THE US Army’s chief commander has fired a thinly-veiled threat at Russia and warned: “We will beat you harder than you have ever been beaten before.”Chief of Staff General Mark Milley pulled no punches following a fiery war of words between Moscow and Washington DC over the Syria crisis.Only yesterday four Nato nations were forced to scramble fighter jets...
  • General Dynamics Unveils Promising New Pint-Sized “Franken-Tank”

    10/06/2016 6:55:20 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    THE DRIVE ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2016
    The Army’s long search for a small tank that packs a big punch seems to never end. Now, General Dynamics is looking to do something about that with their new Griffin tank technology demonstrator. Unveiled at this year’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) convention in Washington DC, this little tank is meant to be a jumping off point for finally fulfilling the Army’s mobile protected firepower requirement. The 27 ton Griffin is a franken-tank of sorts, which is not a bad thing. It uses pieces of existing technology to lower costs and development time–and also return some investment...
  • A shrinking Army aims to keep citizen-soldiers combat ready

    09/16/2016 5:28:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2016 4:42 PM EDT | Russ Bynum
    Before citizen-soldiers of the 48th Infantry Brigade deployed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Georgia National Guard troops spent months training away from their families and day jobs as they prepared for war. Now a shrinking Army wants them able to get ready for combat sooner. The brigade’s 4,200 soldiers are the first of 13 National Guard and Army Reserve units nationwide chosen to test a new role that pairs them with commanders on active-duty who will oversee their training. The Pentagon hopes the change will make the Guard and Reserve troops better prepared to fight overseas at a...
  • First female soldier in Green Beret training fails to complete the course

    09/15/2016 12:22:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | Alex Quade
    The first female soldier to participate in the Army’s initial training program for the Green Berets — side-by-side with men — has failed to complete the course this week, The Washington Times has learned. The enlisted soldier is the first woman to attend the U.S. Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), the first step toward earning the Special Forces tab and the coveted Green Beret. The Times reported in July that two female officer candidates have been accepted to attend an SFAS class that begins in the spring.
  • Apparent Army Opsec Brief Lists Hillary Clinton...As Examples Of Insider Security Threats

    08/22/2016 8:35:42 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    daily caller ^ | 8/21 | bennett
    A leaked Army operational security brief appears to show Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director David Petraeus listed as two key examples of potential insider threats. Admins of the Facebook page “U.S. Army W.T.F! moments” told The Daily Caller News Foundation this is the second time they’ve received a picture of this particular slide in the last six months. They posted the slide to their page Sunday. Admins said the picture came from a servicemember stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.
  • 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>
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • Documents: Dallas cop killer had violent outburst, gun taken while in Army

    08/17/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 17 AUGUST 2016 | JASON TRAHAN
    DALLAS -- Micah Xavier Johnson told Army investigators that he had “no friends and not enough money” and that he once punched out a car window in a fit of frustration after a female friend and fellow soldier backed out of seeing a movie with him, newly released military documents show. The documents were part of an Army investigation into Johnson’s theft of that female soldier’s panties while both were deployed to Afghanistan in May 2014. The Army ultimately concluded that Johnson sexually harassed the soldier.
  • America’s Next Mobile Howitzer Is a Danger to Its Crew

    08/12/2016 7:21:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 48 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 12, 2016 | ROBERT BECKHUSEN
    The U.S. Army in the coming years will build hundreds of new mobile howitzers, and largely, the project has been a success. Except there will be a problem if the self-propelled howitzers catch on fire. The Paladin M109A7 PIM — the latest in America’s line of tracked artillery pieces — has an automated fire-suppression system known as an AFES. But during survivability tests, the AFES “did not protect the entire crew compartment” and that “howitzer crews are at increased fire risk” according to a report by the Pentagon’s Inspector General released in August. Oil, lubricants and the heating system inside the Paladins are all...
  • Chelsea Manning's newest demands: Sex change treatment, help to fight suicide

    08/10/2016 11:32:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    Chelsea Manning, the jailed transgender Army soldier convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, is demanding that the service give her "adequate treatment" for her "gender dysphoria" and recent suicide attempt. Manning's supporters on Wednesday plan to unveil 115,000 petition signatures to the Secretary of the Army demanding the special medical treatment. They also want the Army to drop charges stemming from her July 5 suicide attempt. In a statement alerting the media to the Wednesday event, the head of a group supporting Manning said that the military is mistreating the jailed soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning.
  • Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal

    08/03/2016 4:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient Captain Humayun Khan died heroically. But his exceptional courage in Iraq and his Muslim father's post-Democratic convention histrionics on TV do not erase the security threat posed by killer warriors of Allah infiltrating our troops. Don't take my word for it. Ask all the forgotten Gold Star moms and dads who have lost their children because politically correct pushovers at the Pentagon looked the other way at the Muslim military menace. Don't take my word for it. Just re-read the ignored warnings issued by Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan, the vengeful mass murderer who gunned...
  • A Chilling Letter From an NCO Calling It Quits

    08/01/2016 8:43:18 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 43 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | August 1, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    Ann, I leave the Army for good in September of this year. My chain of command has been shell shocked that I am going through with it. Two years ago when I first came to grips with what was happening and resolved to no longer be a part of it, there was derision and even an officer telling me that voicing my opinions about the state of the US economy and its moral failings could be considered a violation of the UCMJ for conduct “prejudicial to good order and discipline.” When I gave my Operations NCO a copy of the...
  • Former NATO commander ‘behind failed coup against Erdogan’ – Turkish daily

    07/25/2016 10:03:39 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    rt ^ | 7/25
    The former commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, retired US Army General John F. Campbell, was the mastermind behind the failed military coup in Turkey, the Yeni Safak daily has reported, citing sources close to investigation.