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  • What happens when the CinC issues an unlawful order?

    03/28/2011 7:18:32 PM PDT · by sarasmom · 26 replies
    self | 032811 | sarasmom
    When there exists a situation where the specific directives of the UCMJ, and an elected CINCs orders are in direct conflict, which directive order is primary?
  • To all Vets: Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)

    03/22/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    NGB Weekly Threat Update/Force Protection Advisory | 22 Feb 2011
    Sent to me by my Readiness NCO SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON A VETERANS AFFAIRS SCAM. REPEAT - THIS IS AN ADVISORY ON A SCAM THAT IS CIRCULATING. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB) An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way.
  • Bud Lomell, Local World War II Hero, Dies ("Boys of Point Du Hoc")

    03/05/2011 5:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Patch ^ | March 3, 2011 | Catherine Galioto, Don Bennett, and Adam Hochron
    A local legend many called a hero for his World War II efforts died at the age of 91 yesterday. World War II veteran and Silver Star recipient Leonard G. 'Bud' Lomell died of natural causes in Toms River March 1. ďHe was a great friend of all of us and a hero of D-Day, a person of great character,íí said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. ďBud was a very kind man, we miss him,íí said Freeholder Gerry P. Little, recalling how Lomell served in the Second Ranger Battalion, charged with silencing German shore batteries during the D-Day invasion. He...
  • Prez Engages in Oil Speculation, Confuses With Dithering on Libya

    02/28/2011 3:48:39 PM PST · by Candor7 · 7 replies
    EIB Network ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The president of the United States has engaged in oil price speculation. This is unprecedented. It's unheard of, and it isn't healthy. And the Money Honey at CNBC was not happy about it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday afternoon, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, during a meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. OBAMA: We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and it will stabilize. RUSH: He's talking about the oil price. "We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and [the price of oil] will...
  • TOG (The Old Guard) to help celebrate Kuwaiti liberation

    02/19/2011 8:32:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 8 replies
    DC Military ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | Michael Norris Pentagram Assistant Editor
    One hundred forty Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, will travel to Kuwait next week to take part in the countryís 20th anniversary of its liberation during the 1991 Gulf War. TOG will provide a marching company and color bearers for the Feb. 26 ceremony and parade, joined by other U.S. and international military personnel who participated in the conflict. Kuwait will also concurrently recognize the 50th year of independence from Great Britain during several days of festivities surrounding Liberation Day, although the calendar date for that anniversary doesnít actually occur until June. Kuwait was liberated...
  • VETERANíS GROUP DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM SEC. OF STATE CLINTON

    02/18/2011 8:28:39 AM PST · by NoNAIS · 13 replies
    Sun Valley Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2010 | Not Stated
    Video at link As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression - and lauding freedom of speech on the Internet - 71-year-old military veteran Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes and hustled out of the building and, according to McGovern and his supporters, was ďbrutalized and left bleeding in jail.Ē What McGovern did was simply remain standing silently in the audience and turned his back on her as...
  • Maine American Legion 64th annual Dirigo Boys State

    02/04/2011 1:06:52 PM PST · by George Varnum · 3 replies
    The American Legion, Dept. of Maine ^ | 02/04/2011 | Uncle Jaque
    The American Legion Department of Maine has announced the 64th annual Dirigo Boys State to be held at Thomas College in Waterville from June 19 to the 23rd, 2011. The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine High School Juniors an opportunity to learn the basic system of politics and governance of a democratic society. Instructors are brought in from a diverse background of legal, educational, and political backgrounds to guide participants in setting up a simulated or "moot" government reflecting that of the State of Maine. Cost of the Summer program is $275 which may be subsidized by...
  • FEBRUARY 3 Ė NATIONAL FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY

    02/03/2011 1:35:24 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 3, 2011 | Rees Lloyd
    ďFour Chaplains DayĒ is to be observed annually on February 3 in America by the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1988. It is a day to remember February 3, 1943, one of the most remarkable and inspiring acts of heroism in the history of warfare took place in World War II. It is a day to honor the heroism of the Four Chaplains, who selflessly gave their lives ďthat others may live.ĒHowever, although veterans in The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans organizations, will hold special observances on Four Chaplains Day, most American media,...
  • Pioneering Employment Program Seeks to Hire 500 Disabled Vets in 2011

    01/30/2011 12:07:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Bradenton Herald ^ | January 28, 2011
    One of the premier providers of outsourced customer contact management services, today announced it has exceeded hiring projections ahead of schedule for its new veterans support initiative, AloriCares. With the success thus far of the pilot, the goal is to employ 500 disabled veterans by year's end, and to engage additional Fortune 500 companies in the initiative to provide work opportunities. "The AloriCares initiative serves as a creative solution to assist disabled veterans with access and re-entry into the workforce, and reinforces the increased national focus on support of military families being spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama," said George...
  • Organizers of Vietnam veterans' tribute to include complete picture of era

    01/25/2011 1:00:18 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | Michael Futch
    With the patriotic soldier and family in mind, planned activities include a Vietnam Wall traveling memorial, a wreath-laying ceremony, tributes to local Vietnam veterans and the nurses who served, and the rededication of a Vietnam War Memorial on Fort Bragg. But as envisioned by [Fayetteville Mayor Tony] Chavonne and other organizers, the homecoming also will include perspectives from native Vietnamese, homeless Vietnam veterans and anti-war protesters. "We're part of that story," said Chuck Fager, director of the Quaker House. The day before the meeting, Fager said he was appreciative that Chavonne had extended an invitation to the Quaker House to...
  • Joint Base continues potential Civil War cannon investigation

    01/22/2011 5:10:06 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies
    DC military ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Rhonda Apple Pentagram Staff Writer
    Courtesy Photo Archaeologists Dan Hayes and Bill Monaghan search for Civil War cannons in Summerall Field using ground penetrating radar. Interestingly, they found anomalies in the field where the cannon are purportedly located. A search for Civil War-era cannons on Joint Base Myer-Henderon Hall took a promising turn in late December. The JBM-HH Directorate of Environmental Management coordinated an archaeological investigation with contract archeologists in early December, comprising three sites at Fort Myer. The investigation covered Fort Cass (an area adjacent to Bldg. 224, The Thrift Shop), Fort Whipple (the sustainable park adjacent to Bldg. 42, the historic Meigs Modular...
  • Found Dogtags

    01/20/2011 5:46:47 PM PST · by silentreignofheroes · 15 replies
    1/20/11 | SROH
    Found Dogtags with SN
  • Department Begins Project for Vietnam War Veterans

    01/20/2011 2:33:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 Ė More than three decades after the warís end, the Defense Department has begun a project to pay tribute to the nationís Vietnam War veterans. The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration was spawned from the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. ďIt was a very important time period for veterans, because most Vietnam veterans as a whole never received the homecoming that our troops receive now,Ē said Army Lt. Col. Hunter Holliday, public affairs officer for the commemoration. At the center of the project is a website, ď50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration,Ē at...
  • Transgender Vets Want Military Access

    01/11/2011 1:39:19 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 11, 2011 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.Sandeen was the only transgender person among the six veterans arrested in April while protesting the military's ban on openly gay troops. But when she watched President Obama last month sign the hard-fought bill allowing for the ban's repeal, melancholy tinged her satisfaction."This is another...
  • Doolittle's Nbr 13

    01/03/2011 10:29:01 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 16 replies · 1+ views
    e-mail | Mac McElroy LTC. USAF (Deceased)
    It was an exciting time for us. My unit was the first to receive the new B-25 medium bomber. When I saw it for the first time I was in awe. It looked so huge. It was so sleek and powerful. The guys started calling it the "rocket plane", and I could hardly wait to get my hands on it.
  • Navy veteran recalls kamikaze attack at Battle of Okinawa

    12/13/2010 6:48:56 AM PST · by FredJake · 16 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 12/8/2010 | Joe Newby
    Kamikaze - a Japanese word meaning "divine wind" - was a last-ditch effort by the Japanese to stop the Allied advance in the Pacific during World War 2. Pilots, mostly young students, gladly volunteered for suicide missions out of a strong sense of duty to their Emperor. Most of us know of the kamikaze through documentaries or old videos. But the suicide attacks were very real for Grove Schoolcraft, 85, of Sandpoint, Idaho. In fact, the ship he served on as a signalman, the USS PC-1603, was struck twice at the Battle of Okinawa, and scuttled on May 26, 1945....
  • Wreaths placed at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

    12/11/2010 7:23:22 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 6 replies
    knoxnews ^ | Dec. 11, 2010 | Nash Armstrong
    Veterans were among the group gathered Saturday morning at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike to place 350 Christmas wreaths on grave markers as a part of Wreaths Across America. The national program is an effort to decorate 131 Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries, state Veteran cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery and other memorial sites.
  • Thought Experiment

    12/07/2010 12:52:05 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Self ^ | 06 Dec 10 | Self
    I put together a thought experiment on another thread to illustrate the basic problem, as I understand it, in LTC Lankinís case. Those disapproving of his actions have failed to reply with the much other than ďthatís silly,Ē completely failing to cite regulations, laws, rules, or other such official codification. † For that reason, I should like to post that thought-experiment here and get other veteranís opinions (and hopefully the backing codifications) on the matter. Letís say that I were to type up orders assigning myself to the command of some unit, then dig out my old BDUs, get a...
  • Prof Compares Military Recruiters with Sex Predators

    12/07/2010 12:38:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Ricochet ^ | December 6. 2010 | Emily Esfahani Smith, Ed.
    Amy Hagopian, a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, has been on a crusade to end military recruitment at local high schools. In 2005, she was behind the first successful effort in the U.S. to ban military recruiters on a high school campus. And these days, under the guise of scholarship, she has co-authored an article for the American Journal of Public Health that compares military recruiters to child sex predators. Hagopian is pictured below at Seattle's Garfield High School, which banned military recruiters in 2005 as a result of her efforts. Hagopian's recent article that compares...
  • Commander's Corner

    12/03/2010 12:53:30 PM PST · by Ultra-Secret.info · 2 replies
    Nine years ago two of the four commercial aircraft took off from Boston, and the other two took off from Newark, and Washington. They took off fully loaded with men, women and children-all innocent, and all soon to die. These aircraft were targeted at the World Trade Towers in New York, the Pentagon, and likely the Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Three found their mark. No American alive old enough to remember will ever forget exactly where they were, exactly what they were doing, and exactly who they were with at the moment they watched the aircraft dive into the World...
  • Vanity: My boss wrote a book, WE WERE BROTHERS

    11/30/2010 6:16:03 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    Dane Hoover ^ | 11/30/2010 | Dane Hoover
    I realize this is shameless, but do all of you old timers remember when there were extremely high numbers of Marines dying in peacetime helicopter accidents in 1975 just before the Saigon evacuation?
  • Vietnam Wall

    11/29/2010 1:58:52 PM PST · by umgud · 17 replies
    Virtual Wall ^ | na | na
    Vietnam Wall First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.
  • From Army Green to Pizza, Pizza

    11/29/2010 12:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Manassas News and Messenger ^ | November 29, 2010 | Julia LeDoux
    DUMFRIES, Va. - Tony Vazquez says the years he spent serving as a military police officer at Fort Belvoir prepared him to own his own pizza business. Vazquez and his wife, Shelley, are expected to open their Little Caesars franchise at 16708 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 121 in Dumfries on Thursday. ďIt was the discipline and teamwork I learned in the Army that made a big difference in my life,Ē he said. ďOne of the most important things I learned is that when you make a commitment, you stick to it. You must believe in what you are doing.Ē Tony...
  • WWII Vet passes - vanity

    11/27/2010 9:32:28 PM PST · by Principled · 18 replies
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home ^ | 11-27-10 | Townson-Rose Funeral Home
    Franklyn Wynne (Tony) Plemmons, age 86, born September 8, 1924 in Asheville, NC and formerly of Oglethorpe, GA, residing in Marble, NC passed away Thursday, November 25, 2010 at his residence. Affectionately called (Tony) by his family and friends, Tony was very proud of his Native American heritage as an enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of KS and NE. He was also a decorated veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater with the 7th Air Force, 11th bomb group, 431st squadron as Flight Engineer and machine gunner on a B‚Äź24 bomber participating...
  • Found this and got PO'ed

    11/27/2010 8:42:52 PM PST · by DarkshadowNY · 21 replies · 1+ views
    I believe nothing he says.
  • Fallen Warrior

    11/18/2010 10:45:02 AM PST · by Toadman · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Savanna News ^ | November 18, 2010 | By Corey Dickstein
    Staff Sgt. Kevin M. Pape, 30, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died in Konar province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense.
  • Vanity, need lawyer to sue Govt contractor

    11/13/2010 2:00:39 AM PST · by usnavy_cop_retired · 8 replies
    Kenneth J. Fournier | 11-13-2010 | Kenneth J. Fournier
    I am a member of a U.S. Military retiree group in the Philippines. We need to find a lawyer or law firm that can assess a possible class action lawsuit against a government contractor. I can't give details in the open for fear of the facts prematurely becoming known. If anyone can help direct us to a lawyer that will be willing to look at our case, we would be forever appreciative.
  • Veteran's Voice: Postsecret honors Vets

    This is a great video sharing some thoughts from troops who are out there everyday protecting our country.
  • 3 iconic WWII bombers coming to Deer Valley

    11/12/2010 11:24:01 AM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies
    See WWII history
  • I Fought For You!

    11/11/2010 9:44:25 AM PST · by Young Werther · 9 replies
    A Fellow Vetran ^ | 11/11/2010 | US Vetrans
    I fought for youHand Salute!
  • Thank You Fellow Vets

    11/11/2010 6:34:32 AM PST · by mainevet · 18 replies
    mainevet
    As I sit here at work today, I wanted to send my heartfelt thanks to all you fellow vets out there for your dedication to duty, love of country, and your sacrifices while serving, defending our country. Thanks Brothers and Sisters
  • GOOGLE FINALLY GETS IT!

    11/10/2010 9:19:13 PM PST · by pvoce · 31 replies
    Google ^ | 11/10/10 | PVoce
    It only took them HOW many years to recognize it?
  • Halloween Candy Buyback program...

    10/30/2010 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Conservative4Life · 14 replies
    TNT Dental Newsletter ^ | 26 Oct 2010 | TNT Dental
    A Sweet Way to Make Everyone Smile: The Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program! Every kid loves Halloween! So do adults. As responsible dentists, community members, and US citizens, Halloween Candy Buy Back dentists have found a way to keep the fun, while helping kids and our troops deployed overseas.
  • Breaking on Fox News... Clinton had Meek Convinced to Drop Out

    10/28/2010 4:28:56 PM PDT · by CapedConservative · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News
    Clinton had Meek convinced to drop out and endorse Crist... He reneged.
  • VETERANS AGAINST CANDIDATE MARK KIRK

    10/22/2010 12:42:56 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | OCT 20 2010 | Dscclive
    Veterans against Mark Kirk : Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARnxvOwnekI&feature=player_embedded
  • Northwest Ohio Veterans Job Fair returns Nov. 5

    10/17/2010 11:49:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 14, 2010 | Nick Dutton
    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Over 60 businesses, schools, and community agencies will participate in the fourth annual Veterans Job Fair will be back Friday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Erie Street Market in Toledo. The event, which is presented by The Source, Lucas County Workforce Development Agency, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Veteran Services, and Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology, aims to bring military veterans together with employers, training, and other resources. "Our veterans and their families put their lives on hold to serve this nation, and when they return, it's our...
  • Taleban On Verge Of Collapse After Surge Success, Allies Insist

    10/14/2010 12:42:50 PM PDT · by SMARTY · 35 replies · 1+ views
    London Times | 10-8-10
    Taleban On Verge Of Collapse After Surge Success, Allies Insist Top-level figures say the battle has developed 'irreversible momentum', Anthony Loyd reports from Kandahar The best Taleban commanders are dead or captured. Their men are harried and subject to constant attack and betrayal. They are under-equipped, overwhelmed and demoralised. In a word, the Taleban are losing. In Britain and America there may be doubt and confusion over the future of the Afghan war, but in southern Afghanistan the description of the Taleban insurgency by senior figures at the forefront of the fighting is bold and unequivocal. The troop surge is...
  • A call to all Veterans!

    10/11/2010 8:18:10 PM PDT · by AAE_For_+_Domestic · 18 replies
    America's Survival ^ | 11 October, 2010 | AAE_For_+_Domestic
    Fellow Veterans, I'm active duty and just wanted to start out by saying thank you for all those who have gone before me to defend our countryís freedom. As you have probably noticed, we are under attack from within. Those who donít want to admit that probably should stop reading here. And we all swore an oath to defend this great Nation against all enemies, both foreign AND DOMESTIC!!!! So please help me by joining CRG (Communism Resistance Group) on resistnet.com. We need to take our country back!!! http://www.resistnet.com/group/crgcommunismresistancegroup?xg_source=activity And also, please try like hell to attend the upcoming conference...
  • Ideals To Aspire To [Review of An American Knight]

    10/09/2010 4:36:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Monday, 04 October 2010 | Written by Rear Admiral William A. Heine, USNR, Ret. and Colonel Michael D. Wyly, USMC, Ret.
    Ideals To Aspire To Written by Rear Admiral William A. Heine, USNR, Ret. and Colonel Michael D. Wyly, USMC, Ret. †† Monday, 04 October 2010 13:03 Review of An American Knight byRear Admiral William A. Heine, USNR, Retired and Colonel Michael D. Wyly, USMC, Retired. Both men were classmates of Colonel John Ripley, Class of 1962, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. A lone U.S. Marine hand-walked, gripping the girders underneath the bridge over the Cua Viet River in the midst of a fire fight, on Easter Sunday, 1972. South of the bridge, a beleaguered battalion of fewer than 700 South...
  • The Silver Star Families of America requests assistance in award Process.

    09/30/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Need a little help in the nominating process. FREEP this survey.
  • I see the Marines are looking for more Labradors to work in Afgah.

    09/30/2010 7:52:26 AM PDT · by investigateworld · 2 replies
    USA today | today | self
    From reading USA Today, I see the Marines have recognized the value of the Black Lab.... Let me tell you about mine: One day I came home. Sam, (the Lab) started dry humping and got up on his hind legs and started doing a jig. That's his way of saying."I know you have been screwing around with the Irish - so where is my chunk of Corned Beef?". Really, if the Marines want a working pair, have them contact me here, or at my place of employment, "Lesbian Pizza company", Eureka, MT
  • President Encourages Troops and Veterans to Claim ĎStop Lossí Pay

    09/29/2010 7:30:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Disabled American Veterans - News & Info - ^ | September 15, 2010 | unknown
    ...Obama encourages active duty troops and veterans whose service in Iraq or Afghanistan was involuntarily extended or retirement was suspended due to Ďstop lossí to apply for the special retroactive pay to which they are entitled.
  • Heroes4hire job fair at E. Hartford (Connecticut)

    09/27/2010 5:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Day ^ | September 27, 2010
    East Hartford- The state will hold the fifth in its series of Heroes4Hire career fairs on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the ballroom at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The career fair is an opportunity for Connecticut veterans, who have served in the armed services, the Connecticut National Guard and the Reserves and are looking for work, to connect with prospective employers. More than 50 employers are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Veterans' Administration and CBS Radio. Attendees can have a member of the Labor...
  • In the 10th Year of War, a Harder Army, a More Distant America (e - mail from my friend)

    09/21/2010 9:39:30 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 56 replies
    Politics Daily | 9/9/10 | David Wood
    In the 10th Year of War, a Harder Army, a More Distant America David Wood/Chief Military Correspondent Posted: 09/9/10 The U.S. Army now begins its 10th continuous year in combat, the first time in its history the United States has excused the vast majority of its citizens from service and engaged in a major, decade-long conflict instead with an Army manned entirely by professional warriors. This is an Army that, under the pressure of combat, has turned inward, leaving civilian America behind, reduced to the role of a well-wishing but impatient spectator. A decade of fighting has hardened soldiers in...
  • Japan foreign minister apologizes to US POWs

    09/13/2010 12:16:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 13, 2010 | Eric Talmadge
    TOKYO ó Japan's foreign minister apologized Monday for the suffering of a group of former World War II prisoners of war visiting from the United States and said they were treated inhumanely. The six POWs, their relatives and the daughters of two men who died are the first group of U.S. POWs to visit Japan with government sponsorship, though groups from other countries have been invited previously. "I offer my deep, heartfelt apology for the inhuman treatment you suffered," Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada told the group.
  • 5/7 Cav.- Tet Offensive Viet Nam a Warriorís Story

    09/04/2010 2:26:05 PM PDT · by bareford101 · 14 replies
    From his hospital bed Captain Howard Prince had a clear view of the TV screen as President Lyndon Johnson came on to address the nation. It was March 31, 1968, and the war in Vietnam was going badly. Prince knew. Heíd been downrange, fighting in the rice paddies and marshes of Southeast Asia.
  • Apache Tribute (Video)

    09/01/2010 8:59:04 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10 May 2007 | --
    A tribute to all American Armed Services Members.
  • A Free Offer to Current Military and Veterans

    08/29/2010 1:57:28 PM PDT · by PROCON
    bigpeace.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2010 | C. Blake Powers
    New and Social Media are dominant forces in information distribution today, and even the military has adopted the use of both. Of course, members of the military were a driving force in that, as they used both to keep family and friends up to date with what was happening to them overseas. When specialized military news sites, like Blackfive and Mudville Gazette came along, the reach to larger audiences became apparent and have led directly to sites such as this one.
  • Flagstaff man restores old military vehicles

    08/22/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies
    A Flagstaff man has history in his warehouse. He's made a hobby of restoring military vehicles for 25 years. In one corner of Bill Buehler's warehouse is a 1942 Stuart Light Tank M3, once a reliable servant during landings with U.S. Marines and mobile and fast for fighting in the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of the South Pacific. Nearby is a Sexton tank, built by Canada for the British Army, and an Allis-Chalmers Sherman tank, both from World War II. Buehler also has a Humvee from the first Gulf War. "I buy and sell them," he said....
  • Marine gets hero's welcome from thousands in Jacksonville

    08/21/2010 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Chieftain · 26 replies
    Florida Times-Union ^ | August 21, 2010 | Dan Scanlan
    The rattle of thunder was replaced by the rumble of Harley-Davidson motorcycles Friday afternoon as 20-year-old Tyler Southern came home from months of hospitalization at Walter Reed Army Medical Center following severe injuries from a bomb. But the sky seemed to brighten when he lit up a big smile as he rolled to his parentsí home on Gathering Oaks Drive at 5:30 p.m., arms high as he rode in a motorcycle sidecar.