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  • Shock: Dept. of Defense Vindicates Fort Hood Killer

    06/21/2011 12:25:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 21, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    A shocking decision made by the secretary of the Army last month — in the case of an U.S. Army soldier with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell who refused to deploy to Afghanistan claiming that Islamic law prevented him from killing other Muslims — vindicates Fort Hood killer Major Nidal Hasan. He made identical claims and threatened that “adverse events” would occur if military officials didn’t accede to shariah principles.The subject of the Fort Campbell case is PFC Nasser Abdo, who was granted conscientious objector status last month, only to be brought up on charges last week —...
  • June 14th: The Birthday of the U.S. Army

    06/15/2011 3:57:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 1 replies
    US Army ^ | Staff
    When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies. They had no unified chain of command, and although Artemas Ward of Massachusetts exercised authority by informal agreement, officers from other colonies were not obligated to obey his orders. The American volunteers were led, equipped, armed, paid for, and supported by the colonies from which they were raised. In the spring of 1775, this “army” was about to confront British troops near Boston, Massachusetts....
  • U.S. Army Abandons Unpopular Beret for Patrol Cap

    06/14/2011 10:41:17 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-14-11
    The U.S. Army said Monday that it was abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, U.S. Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said. The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, asked the Army's sergeant major "to go out and talk to soldiers across the force and see what was on their minds," Collins told AFP. "One of the things that soldiers consistently brought up was the desire to wear the patrol cap as part of...
  • Today is the 236th Birthday of the United States Army

    06/14/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT · by oneolcop · 26 replies
    Army News Service ^ | June 14, 2011 | Army News Service
    ( — Two hundred and thirty-six years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the current operations taking place around the world, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 236th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. Being Army Strong goes beyond physical endurance and mental preparedness. It encompasses an indomitable spirit, and high ethical and moral values. These are not only desirable traits in a person,...
  • In US Army, the beret is out and the cap is back

    06/13/2011 6:19:19 PM PDT · by cll · 138 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Army is abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, US Army spokesman Colonel Tom Collins said Monday. The move came after outgoing Army chief of staff, General Martin Dempsey, asked the army's sergeant major "to go out and talk to soldiers across the force and see what was on their minds," Collins told AFP. "One of the things that soldiers consistently brought up was the desire to wear the patrol cap as part of...
  • Vanguards begin transferring advise-and-assist mission to ‘Airborne’ unit in Anbar

    06/12/2011 10:14:15 PM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies
    DVIDS ^ | 12 June 2011 | Staff Sgt. Tanya Thomas
    AL ANBAR, Iraq – Soldiers of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are packing their bags and preparing to return to Fort Stewart, Ga., as they near the completion of their yearlong deployment to Iraq. The team of roughly 3,000 soldiers supported the Iraqi security forces and local Anbar government during the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and into Operation New Dawn. Although the 4th AAB, 3rd Inf. Div., deployment is coming to a close, their mission to advise, train, and assist the ISF in the Al Anbar province will remain, and will be carried out by...
  • How Texas Honored a Fallen Hero

    06/09/2011 12:44:19 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    June 9, 2011 | vanity
    It was a sad day yesterday when Pfc. Anthony Nunn was laid to rest. I’ve told y’all about Anthony and how great a kid, now a man and hero, he was and how his huge smile would light up any room. A Brigadier General presented the Bronze Star to his family and the Congressional Medal of Honor is “in the works.” In attendance, along with his fellow soldiers locally and from Ft. Campbell, was a most personable Navy Captain from San Antonio. The reason for this post is to tell of the amazing warmth and emotions of the wonderful patriotic...
  • USMC To US Army: You Can’t Use OUR Camo; Army To USMC: The H— We Can’t!

    06/08/2011 5:34:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 124 replies ^ | June 8, 2011 | Peter Schweizer
    The Army Times reports on this inter-service squabble: “The Army in coming weeks will select its top camouflage contenders to cover your next combat uniform. A leading choice is the Marine Corps’ MARPAT. But although the outgoing top enlisted Marine says you can’t use it, the Army general who launched the effort begs to differ.
  • Need help on CIB restoration

    06/08/2011 3:21:36 PM PDT · by Robe · 10 replies
    06/08/2011 | Self
    Need help in the restoration if a WWII CIB (Combat Infantryman Badge
  • 5 US Soldiers, At Least 13 Iraqis Killed in Separate Attacks

    06/06/2011 9:36:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    VOA ^ | June 6, 2011
    5 US Soldiers, At Least 13 Iraqis Killed in Separate Attacks VOA News June 06, 2011 Five U.S. soldiers and and at least 13 Iraqis were killed on Monday in separate attacks in Iraq. It was the deadliest day for American troops in Iraq in more than two years and comes months before most U.S. soldiers are scheduled to withdraw. American authorities did not release details of the U.S. deaths. But Iraqi officials told Western media that the incident happened in Baghdad when rockets hit a U.S. installation. Iraqi officials also said a suicide attacker detonated a bomb-laden car in...
  • Utah artist's work to hang in U.S. Army War College

    06/02/2011 12:45:39 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 7 replies
    KSL News ^ | May 16th, 2011 | Kathy Aiken
    FRUIT HEIGHTS — Utah's Chad Hawkins is well known for his paintings of Latter-day Saint temples. But he recently won a major commission to create a scene from Afghanistan. In 2007, Hawkins traveled to Afghanistan to work on a project. "When I got there it was horrible," he said. "To me, it wasn't third-world conditions. It was Stone Age." Chad Hawkins Despite those conditions, little did Hawkins know that visit would eventually turn into one of the most significant works of his career. With that experience, along with his extensive background, Hawkins won the commission from the U.S. Army War...
  • Move Over, Robots: Army Prefers Flesh-and-Blood Mules

    05/29/2011 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 20 replies ^ | May 27, 2011 | David Axe
    The experimental four-legged, pack-hauling robots aren’t gonna be ready for duty at the front anytime soon. So the Army is considering a big step backward in front-line logistics. In place of the ultra-sophisticated BigDog cargo ‘bots that have been slowly trudging their way through the development process, the ground-combat branch wants more flesh-and-blood mules and donkeys. The Army is even considering the revival of a long-defunct headquarters, the “Animal Corps,” to oversee the four-legged recruits. The goal is to take some of the weight off soldiers’ backs during long war-zone foot patrols. In Afghanistan, it’s not uncommon for soldiers to...
  • Salt Lake artist's statue captures smile of soldier killed in Iraq

    05/28/2011 7:42:30 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 4 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Jed Boal
    SALT LAKE CITY - As Hans Borbonus walked into the sculptor's studio, he got his first glimpse of his son's smile crafted in clay. "It does something to you," he said, visibly moved by the moment. When it is cast in bronze, the statue of the young American soldier killed in Baghdad will stand as a lasting memorial near his hometown of Boise.
  • DOD Announces Iraq Force Deployment

    05/24/2011 3:23:34 PM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 1 replies
    US Department of Defense ^ | 24 May 2011 | DoD
    The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of units as part of an upcoming rotation of forces supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq. This rotation involves one division headquarters totaling 775 personnel and two brigade combat teams totaling 6,400 personnel. The scheduled rotation for the forces begins in mid-summer and continues through the fall of 2011. In accordance with the security agreement between the United States and Iraq signed in 2008, all U.S. forces will depart Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011. Headquarters unit: 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters,Fort Stewart, Ga. Brigade Combat Teams: 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division,...
  • US troops face increasing dangers in southern Iraq

    05/17/2011 5:31:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 5/17/11 | Rebecca Santana
    American forces are facing an increasingly dangerous environment in southern Iraq, where Shiite militias trying to claim they are driving out the U.S. occupiers have stepped up attacks against bases and troops. The uptick in violence serves as a warning about what American forces could face if U.S. and Iraqi officials come to an agreement about keeping more U.S. troops in the country past Dec. 31. "We're very concerned about it," said Col. Reginald Allen, who commands the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment that operates in five, predominantly Shiite provinces. "This environment is very fluid, but in general our planning assumptions...
  • Top Fort Brag NCO Under Investigation For Adultery And Fathering Illegitmate Child

    05/11/2011 9:37:11 AM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 12 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 05-09-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    TOP NCO AT FORT BRAGG SPECIAL FORCES COMMAND UNDER INVESTIGATION - CSM MARIO VIGIL ACCUSED OF ADULTERY WITH CIVILIAN WOMAN - SHE CLAIMS PREGNANT WITH GREEN BERET'S "LOVE CHILD" - SOURCES SAY CASH SETTLEMENT WITH VIGIL MAY BE IN WORKS FEMALE COMPLAINANT HAS TWO OTHER CHILDREN - EACH BY DIFFERENT DADDIES The top-ranking NCO at the Army Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg is under investigation for adultery. CSM Mario Garcia Vigil is accused by a civilian female of fathering her "love child." The little bambino is expected to be born in August. has learned it will be the...
  • Lesbian ex-cadet giving up West Point fight

    04/27/2011 10:08:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wed Apr 27, 8:29 pm ET | By MICHAEL HILL
    ALBANY, N.Y. – A lesbian former cadet who left West Point saying she couldn't live a lie was rejected for re-admission Wednesday because of the lingering military ban on gays and said she is giving up on her dream of graduating from the academy. Katherine Miller said in a statement that she plans to graduate from Yale University, which she's now attending, and join the military through officer candidate school. "Although I am deeply saddened that I will not be readmitted to West Point, I understand and respect the decision," said the 21-year-old from Findlay, Ohio. She said that although...
  • 4 US Army CID Agents Suspended At Ft. Bragg NC! (suspected kidnapping / death threats)

    04/21/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 04-21-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    Copyright © 2011 Once again, has gotten the scoop on a story the Army wants suppressed. We can tell you, dear reader, what Army TIMES cannot - that four Army CID agents were suspended recently at Fort Bragg because of criminal behavior. All the Army would reveal at press time was the agents were from the drug-crime unit of the Criminal Investigative Division. No details emerged on just what they had done to have to turn in their guns and badges. The terse press release given out to the mainstream media was very short on specifics. "KIDNAPPING" AND...
  • Army Colonel Fired--Bizzare Case Featuring Shrew Wife, Iraqi Mistress--Fired & Files Divorce

    04/13/2011 7:36:18 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 04-13-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
  • 6 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Action in Afghanistan Firefight

    04/02/2011 5:16:41 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Six U.S. soldiers were killed in action and at least 15 others wounded in Afghanistan earlier this week when they came under fire while on patrol in a remote and dangerous region close to the Pakistan border. ABC News' Mike Boettcher was accompanying the soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division when the attack occurred in Kunar Province on March 29. They were patrolling close to the border when they were fired upon from three sides by Taliban fighters. The troops were on a mission to show force in an area where the U.S. largely has abandoned small bases. The heavy...