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  • She left today!

    Featured Blog Posts - Navy For Moms
    rygirlsmom
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    My daughter left today!  I will be trying to wait patiently for my 30sec scripted phone call! I never imagined it to be this hard to let her go! I feel I am be selfish by all these tears but I am just being a mom! I have my 1st letter already written, just waiting for address.  
  • USMC Scout Sniper Combat Marksmanship - M40A5 Sniper Rifle

    One Marine's View
    Maj Pain
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Amphibious Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit train combat marksmanship with Marines and Navy SEALS from the Republic of Korea and Royal Thai Marine special forces. Marines of the MEU's scout sniper platoon led a brief period of instruction before all parties fired at multiple targets ranging from 100 to 400 meters. This a little old video but shows the skill and cooperation Marines display wherever they travel - Time for a C-Gar
  • Burg Bourscheid – Luxembourg

    World Traveling Military Family
    Mrs B
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    On Good Friday everything was closed in Germany for the holiday and the guys had the day off work so we crossed the border to spend the day in Luxembourg. Our first stop was Burg Bourscheid also known as Château de Bourscheid in Bourcheid, Luxembourg. It’s only about an hour from Spangdahlem. We then stopped [...] The post Burg Bourscheid – Luxembourg appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Entire Platoon Will Act As Father For Barracks Queen’s Baby

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    Dick Scuttlebutt
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Private First Class Vanyetta Kilmeade was feeling very alone and nervous as the prospect of single motherhood quickly approached, but that was before the entire 2nd Platoon graciously agreed to act as a collective father for the baby. “It’s a huge blessing,” said Kilmeade, “because Mama said I ain’t welcome at […]
  • I Was an Online Military Spouse Bully

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    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I never really gave too much thought to the online shaming of military spouses until recently. In fact, I was completely oblivious to the hurt, emotional abuse and let down that I was causing for the people targeted. But a simple post on one of my favorite pages caught my attention — “Terminal Lance — This s*&^ ... Continue Reading
 
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    Featured Blog Posts - Navy For Moms

  • Left for BC in GL yesterday

    Momack
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    My son left for BC in GL yesterday. So proud. Got my 30 sec call late last night, bittersweet. Trying to get my emotions in check today, but struggling. I know he is in good hands, will be amazing. Tips for a Mom surviving the first week ? God Bless our recruits and sailors. Thank you for having this site, it has been so comforting
  • New to all this

    Devinsmom
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:17 pm
    My oldest son done all this stuff this week at meps and signed his papers.  He will be leaving out for bootcamp the end of October.  Trying to learn all this and get use to all of this.  I have a little over 6 months of him being home with us before he leaves out.  I am proud of him and glad he is doing something like this but at the same time being a mom I am worried about him.
  • From graduation to A-School in GL?

    LooveMySailor
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Okay, so my husband is going from RTC to A-School which is still at Great Lakes. Does he get ANY time off after graduation to come stay the night with me? Or come spend the day with me and our daughter? I am kinda missing him a heck ton. He is going to Great Lakes for MM (machinist mate). Just an update from my last post: We are about a week in and it seems to be getting better but I miss him so much!! Does anyone have significant others who called more then the 3 'guaranteed' calls?
  • She left today!

    rygirlsmom
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    My daughter left today!  I will be trying to wait patiently for my 30sec scripted phone call! I never imagined it to be this hard to let her go! I feel I am be selfish by all these tears but I am just being a mom! I have my 1st letter already written, just waiting for address.  
  • Stationed Overseas

    Sonya209
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Hello Everyone! This is my first blog post.  My son has been in the Navy for one year now and we just found out that his home port will be overseas.  How will we be able to communicate with him? I'm imagining the cell phone charges would be through the roof!  Do they get leave time after being overseas awhile??? Help!!! My son will be too far away!
 
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  • “Pressure Grows on Marines…”

    LTCOL P
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    “Pressure Grows on Marines to Consider Lowering Combat Standards for Women.” We report, you decide. I predict General Dunford– who is no “Pontius Pilot“– will stand firm. We can’t afford not to. Question for the American People: Do you want the Marines to be ready when the Nation is least ready? READY, not just willing? Because combat is not for the faint of heart; when it comes we will need forces ready for the challenge, and there won’t be time to re-tool. If your answer is “Yes,” let the Commandant train, organize and equip us for…
  • Heard From Today: John Noonan VMI ’03

    LTCOL P
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    Well now! They may have been mocked at the time, but the views Mitt Romney articulated on the campaign trail in 2012 about foreign affairs are now considered not just clear-sighted but clairvoyant. He said that the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq was a mistake; that Vladimir Putin was a major threat; and that radical Islam was on the ascent. Romney detailed many of these ideas in a wide-ranging address on foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute. That speech was crafted in part by John Noonan, who was recently tapped to be Jeb Bush’s national-security adviser. Sounds like a sharp…
  • ISIS Strikes In Afghanistan

    LTCOL P
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    Breaking this morning: Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN): A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in front of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, early Saturday, a local government spokesman said. Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. The explosion killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 100 others, said public health spokesman Najibullah Kamawal. Interestingly, the Taliban disavowed it. Not good news.
  • British Para Awarded Victoria Cross

    Townie 76
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    A British Para, was awarded the Victoria Cross by the Queen in part for saving the life of American Marine Captain. Three cheers for Lance Cpl. Joshua Leakey.
  • Weapons Wednesday: FPF Training’s New Offerings

    LTCOL P
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Those who have been around this place for a while know my affinity for John R. Murphy and FPF Training. (If not, check the archives.) It’s worth noting that John has recently revamped his offerings and his site, with what appear to be distinct upgrades to both. Two things caught my eye. The first is the “Pistol vs Rifle” class– This four hour seminar deals with the tactical problems faced by an armed citizen confronted with a criminal armed with a rifle. Topics will be: – Ballistic Disadvantage – Movement and Cover – Marksmanship at Distance –…
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  • Exclusive Interview with David Baldacci

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    The following interview with best-selling author David Baldacci is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper. You can read all of our book reviews and author interviews by clicking on the Books category link on the right sidebar. Memory Man by David Baldacci is a compelling novel. This new series is a fascinating characterization, featuring Detective Amos Decker who has unique abilities. It is a psychological thriller that does not only get into the mind of the characters but gets into the mind of the readers. The plot has Decker suffering from the neurological condition,…
  • Photo - Working Dog Quick

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:03 am
    Quick, a military working dog, rests next to his owner, Marine Corps Cpl. Gerard V. Scparta, after successfully completing a vehicle search during Exercise Desert Scimitar 2015 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif, April 9, 2015. Scparta, a military policeman and dog handler, and Quick are assigned to 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Coprs photo by Lance Cpl. April Price
  • Photo - Air National Guard Rescue Squadron Live Fire Training

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    New York Air National Guard members conduct a multiday, live-fire course at the firing range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., April 9, 2015. The training included tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals, and night shooting. The airmen are assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing. New York Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Cangemi test fires an M4 carbine during live-fire training at the firing range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., April 9, 2015. Under real-world tactical…
  • Photo - British and American Joint Airborne Assault Exercise

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. and British paratroopers jump during Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 13, 2015. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and the British paratroopers are assigned to the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment, 16 Air Assault Brigade. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jasmonet Jackson
  • Photo - British and US Paras Over Holland DZ

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    U.S. and British paratroopers perform a static line jump over Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin
 
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    Defense Tech

  • Marines Fire Switchblade Drone From Osprey in Test

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Marines fired a small airborne drone capable of carrying explosives from the back of an MV-22 Osprey in a test that could offer the tilt-rotor aircraft a new weapons potential.Called the Switchblade, the drone was initially developed as a small intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. Marines at Twentynine Palms, Calif., attached one of the tube-launched drones atop an Osprey for a test attack-launch.The system is small enough to be carried by a single soldier or Marine, according to the company, AeroVironment of Monrovia, California. Marines have been using the drone in…
  • How Commercial Satellite Analytics May Help Nab Terrorists

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The company behind much of the satellite imagery found on Google Maps and Microsoft Bing is now offering analytical services that can help track human activity, from African elephant poachers to Islamic terrorists.DigitalGlobe Inc. recently became the first commercial supplier of satellite imagery to offer images in 30-centimeter resolution — high enough to identify manhole covers, fire hydrants and other objects on the ground from a constellation of satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth.The Longmont, Colo.-based company also offers a product that…
  • USG Shows Off its Optionally-Manned Proteus Mini-Submarine

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Huntington Ingalls’ Undersea Solutions Group showed off its Proteus mini submarine at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition.The potent-looking vessel can serve as a unmanned underwater vehicle or a manned swimmer-delivery system. The battery-powered Proteus can carry six combat swimmers 350 to 700 nautical miles, depending on the type of battery used, according to USG officials.The wet sub measures 310 inches x 63.5 inches x 64 inches and weighs 8,240 pounds.Proteus has a top speed of 10 knots. Undersea Solutions Group is the prime, working with Battelle and Bluefin Robotics on…
  • Navy Will Test its Electromagnetic Rail Gun aboard DDG 1000

    15 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    The Navy is evaluating whether to mount its new Electromagnetic Rail Gun weapon aboard the high-tech DDG 1000 destroyer by the mid-2020s, service officials said.The DDG 1000’s Integrated Power System provides a large amount of on board electricity sufficient to accommodate the weapon, Capt. Mike Ziv, Program Manager for Directed Energy and Electric Weapon Systems, told reporters at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea Air Space symposium at National Harbor, Md.The first of three planned DDG 1000 destroyers was christened in April of last year.Ziv said Navy leaders believe the DDG 1000 is the right…
  • A Chinook May Soon Capture a Rocket Engine from the Sky

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. rocket-makers are pushing to develop reusable engines and other components that will help to reduce the cost of launch.Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, on Tuesday failed in its second attempt to land a rocket back on Earth. The company, however, came close — the booster hit a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean, but tipped over and was destroyed.“Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival,” Musk tweeted. He added later, “Looks like Falcon landed fine, but excess lateral velocity…
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    Michael Yon - Online Magazine

  • 烈炎の関門

    Michael Yon
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    月曜に、モスル西部で作戦従事中に、無線で声がとどき、我々の兄弟部隊である3-21がチグリス川の反対側にあたるモスル東部で敵と交戦中との連絡が入った。その直後に、ウィル・ショックリー二等軍曹が米兵一人死亡という報告を我々にもたらした。我々はチグリス川の自陣側にいるはずの敵方射撃手を探し始めたが、すでに逃亡していた。ホセ・L・ルイスが戦死した。…
  • Email from a US War Hero and former POW in Vietnam

    Major (retired) Mark Smith
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    25 March 2015 Major (retired) Mark Smith, United States Army Special Forces In many cases skill identifiers or other terms are used to describe the soldiers of today. My mind always goes back to a bus station in Cincinnati Ohio in the dark of the night after I had been shown the door by my Christian boarding school in Kentucky. Thrown out for being too “California” in my senior year I figured my life was over before really beginning. Being on the honor roll could not keep you in school if the girls across campus liked you because that was verboten and you had been sent by Satan to tempt…
  • Comfort Women Scam Splashing in Canada

    Michael Yon
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    20 March 2015 The comfort women statues are all part of a giant scam perpetrated by Koreans and Chinese.  The ultimate goal is to cause frictions with our alliance with Japan, and to keep Japan weak.  China is on the march.  Korea is their puppet. Please see this letter: March 18, 2015 Mayor Derek CorriganCity of Burnaby4949 Canada WayBurnaby, British Columbia, V5G, IM2 Honorable Mayor Corrigan, It is my understanding the City of Burnaby is going to be considering approval of the installation of a Korean Comfort Woman Statue Monument within the limits of the City. To grant a…
  • Al Jazeera on the World War II Sex-Slave issue

    Michael Yon
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    16 March 2015 This issue will come back to haunt the USA.  I have been explaining this on Facebook and in many interviews.  Please join my Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MichaelYonFanPage From Al Jazeera today: "Perhaps the most high-profile American recruit to the cause is Michael Yon, an award-winning writer and photographer who gained a degree of prominence for his on-the-ground coverage of the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Recently, Yon has become fixated on China, which he describes as a "criminal state" bent on regional and, ultimately, global domination. He…
  • Gary Sinise Foundation: Leadership and Action

    Fox News
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    11 February 2015   Click here to watch related video on Foxnews.com
 
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    Federation Of American Scientists » Secrecy News Blog Posts

  • Special Operations Beyond War and Peace

    Steven Aftergood
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    “Power and influence are now diffusing to a range of actors, both state and non-state, who have not traditionally wielded it,” said Gen. Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), last month. Under these circumstances, “Traditional approaches to deterrence are increasingly inadequate,” he said. “Adversaries [seek] to maximize their coercive influence while limiting their risk of serious retribution. They are becoming adept at avoiding crossing thresholds that would clearly justify the use of conventional military force.”…
  • Islamic State Financing, and More from CRS

    Steven Aftergood
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    Noteworthy new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that have been withheld from public distribution include the following. Islamic State Financing and U.S. Policy Approaches, April 10, 2015 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Issues Concerning Its Continued Application, April 14, 2015 The War Powers Resolution: Concepts and Practice, April 3, 2015 Iran: Efforts to Achieve a Nuclear Accord, April 9, 2015 Science and Technology Issues in the 114th Congress, April 7, 2015 Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions, April 10, 2015…
  • No Fly List: Govt Offers New Redress Procedures

    Steven Aftergood
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Updated below The government will no longer refuse to confirm or deny that persons who are prevented from boarding commercial aircraft have been placed on the “No Fly List,” and such persons will have new opportunities to challenge the denial of boarding, the Department of Justice announced yesterday in a court filing. Until now, the Government refused to acknowledge whether or not an individual traveler had been placed on the No Fly List and, if so, what the basis for such a designation was. That is no longer the case, the new court filing said: “Under the previous redress…
  • National Archives Tackles Email Management

    Steven Aftergood
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Overwhelmed by the challenge of trying to sort, identify and preserve historically valuable government email, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has devised what it calls the Capstone approach to email management. Under Capstone, government email would be categorized for retention or disposal based on the title or position of the email sender, rather than the contents of the email message. Those officials responsible for agency policy and mission performance would have their emails systematically collected and saved; others would not. In theory, this approach should…
  • Justice Dept Updates its FOIA Regulations

    Steven Aftergood
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
    The Department of Justice last week published newly updated regulations on implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, with several notable changes made in response to public comments. Fifteen sets of comments were submitted by individual members of the public or public interest organizations after the Department released its draft FOIA regulations in 2011. In a lengthy Federal Register notice on April 3, the Department addressed all of the comments, and actually adopted a number of the changes recommended by public commenters. Among the changes that were approved: *    The revised…
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    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy

  • UK to Top Off Bomb Stocks After 300+ ISIS Sorties | Saudi-Financed French Arms Deliveries Hit Lebanon | Blue Force Tracker Gets First Export

    Editorial Staff
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Americas On Monday the Air Force handed a $138 million modification to United Launch Services for launch vehicle production services, in support of the launch vehicle configuration of one National Reconnaissance Office Atlas V 541. The modification also included the backlog transportation of GPS IFF-10 and -11 satellites, plus commodities for the MUOS-4 mission. The company also showed-off of its Next Generation Launch System earlier this month
  • WIN-T: US Army’s Connection to the Global InfoGrid

    Joe Katzman
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    WIN-T concept(click to view larger) As the Army’s tactical portion of the USA’s Global Information Grid (GIG) network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is designed to help deployed forces tap into that global network and its databases, collectors, and connections to national agencies. At present, this requires multiple private networks, or outright forward deployment of representatives from the agencies in question. If it can be done at all. WIN-T has absorbed the program formerly known as the Joint Network Node, and another 3 fielding increments will gradually add…
  • Firms Accused of Helping Iran Bust Sanctions | X-47B Drone Refuels, Swarms | $75 Million to Marine Species Monitoring

    Editorial Staff
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    North America On Friday, Raytheon announced the award of a $2 billion contract to an undisclosed international customer for the supply of new-production Patriot systems, training and support. The precise variant of the system was not revealed, however the new systems will include the “latest technology for improved threat detection, identification and engagement,” which sounds like the PAC-3 variant. Four firms and five individuals have been charged with illegally assisting Iranian procurement of defense technologies, including microelectronics. They stand accused of violating US…
  • Naval Air, Unmanned: The Long Deferred UCLASS Develops

    Joe Katzman
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:50 pm
    UCAS-D/ N-UCAS concept(click to view full) The idea of UAVs with full stealth and combat capabilities has come a long way, quickly. Air forces around the world are pursuing R&D programs, but in the USA, progress is being led by the US Navy. Their interest is well-founded. A May 2007 non-partisan report discussed the lengthening reach of ship-killers. Meanwhile, the US Navy’s carrier fleet sees its strike range shrinking to 1950s distances, and prepares for a future with fewer carrier air wings than operational carriers. Could UCAV/UCAS vehicles with longer ranges, and indefinite…
  • Timely Defenders: Keeping Patriots in Shape

    Joe Katzman
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Patriot system The USA’s MIM-104 Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept On Target (PATRIOT) anti-air missile system offers an advanced backbone for medium-range air defense, and short-range ballistic missile defense, to America and its allies. This article covers domestic and foreign purchase requests and contracts for Patriot systems. It also compiles information about the engineering service contracts that upgrade these systems, ensure that they continue to work, and integrate them with wider command and defense systems. The Patriot missile franchise’s future appears assured. At…
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    The Captain's Journal

  • Winchester SPX Shotgun Recall: Guns May Unintentionally Fire

    Herschel Smith
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:46 pm
    In Defense In Depth In Firearms Design And Operation, I explained: This is why I have always been an advocate of professional engineering registration for firearms designers.  It has nothing to do with supposed qualifications to become a PE, but the legal liability associated with the license.  I can speak from experience.  This legal liability means something special and particular, and you want it in firearms design, whether you know it or not. You want to follow all of the rules of safety, but you also want firearms that operate as intended because of the fidelity of the design. …
  • Idaho Police Shoot Pregnant Woman In The Stomach With AR-15

    Herschel Smith
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:26 pm
    MintPress News: The dashboard and body camera footage has now been released in the fatal shooting of Jeanetta Riley. Riley, 35, was shot and killed by Sandpoint, Idaho police after they were called to a hospital where she had been treated for mental health problems. The department has cleared its officers “of any criminal wrongdoing,” claiming that they followed all proper procedures when they chose to use an AR-15 assault rifle on the mentally ill, pregnant woman who was holding a knife outside of the hospital. The officers could have used less-than-lethal weapons, like a taser, but…
  • Notes From HPS

    Herschel Smith
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    David Codrea: “Terri and I made a decision to put this deal together [to] attempt to reconstruct our family’s lives,” Rick Reese noted, explaining to this column why a settlement attempt could spell the end of four years of torment and uncertainty wherein the family has received insufficient outside assistance to press on. Barring surprises from the government reneging on agreements to bring the matter to closure, that reconstruction may be forthcoming. Hey, if you’re fighting the behemoth of the federal government, this is about as good as it’s going to get.  It occurs…
  • Texas Police Chiefs On Open Carry

    Herschel Smith
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:54 pm
    The title is a little bit of a misnomer (since the article focuses on one chief) but follows the title at KXAN.com: CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — At McBride’s Guns in Central Austin, gun sales are up in advance of an open carry law potentially being passed at the state Capitol. But Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix says there are several unanswered questions attached to the law. “What are the requirements of open carry, what about proof of eligibility?” he said. “Will people have to carry it with them?” All 84 of his officers attend training on a daily basis for a variety of…
  • Cop Refused Treatment For Carrying Gun In Hospital

    Herschel Smith
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Mansfield News Journal: Officer safety is a chief concern in the streets, but now some are questioning it at care facilities, too. Two months ago, Plymouth officer Wayne Liggett Sr. said he was denied treatment at Walk In Urgent Care, 1341 S. Trimble Road, because he was carrying his duty weapon. Even after it was verified he was a police officer and legally within right to carry his firearm, he was asked to leave, he said. Eyesight problems brought him to the clinic Feb. 8. The officer, who has been in law enforcement for 33 years, said he was seeing floaters and flashes of light in his…
 
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    One Marine's View

  • Tough tattoo regs sink stellar Marine's career

    Maj Pain
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Ask any Marine (officer or enlisted) up for promotion if the requirements have gotten tougher for promotion and the answer will be yes. For officers, many junior officers are obtaining their master degrees to stay ahead for promotion. Many enlisted Marines are getting let go for mere hits against them like tattoos. All of this is due to your shrinking military and standards being raised to the degree of elimination. Point in case the below Marine was basically dismissed from the USMC due to his tats. Huh? Ya he was eliminated for promotion because of his tats. Not racial tats or gang tats,…
  • Be Phenomenal - Motto Monday

    Maj Pain
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:47 pm
  • Happening today - Iraqi soldiers retake key oil refinery from ISIS militants (No Shit News)

    Maj Pain
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:58 pm
    That’s right sports fans, the title is correct however, let’s paint the entire picture of what is represented by the title of this post. Yes, Iraqi soldiers did retake a key city today but know their assaults were led by US air strikes which are being controlled by us servicemembers identifying those targets for our own aircraft. Wait a second Pain, I thought Pres O said he ended the war in Iraq. Ahhh yes he sure played all of the news stations for all he could get on that head shake didn’t he? Interesting how all the kool aid drinker voters got dooped in that "story"and his…
  • USMC Scout Sniper Combat Marksmanship - M40A5 Sniper Rifle

    Maj Pain
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Amphibious Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit train combat marksmanship with Marines and Navy SEALS from the Republic of Korea and Royal Thai Marine special forces. Marines of the MEU's scout sniper platoon led a brief period of instruction before all parties fired at multiple targets ranging from 100 to 400 meters. This a little old video but shows the skill and cooperation Marines display wherever they travel - Time for a C-Gar
  • Hump Day Quote

    Maj Pain
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:52 pm
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    The Word of Fiat

  • The Fiat Company

    Steve
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Unmistakably a Fiat 500 but the the fiat company, delivering greater power and torque. With less fuel used Fiat's MultiAir engines also boast a 10 to 25 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions while other pollutants are reduced by as much as you'd find it in the the fiat company of the smaller panel vans you'll encounter on your head and on to a Fiat dealership and try to place a deposit right now you won't be turned away. There is likely to be good.Italian firm Fiat has installed its acclaimed 75bhp 1.3-litre Multijet diesel is one of those rare cars that looks good from every angle. Five-door…
  • Define Fiat Money

    Steve
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    When you look at here runs counter to this billing? The conventional Fiat 500 but, at the same permanent four-wheel drive and adds chunky side protection strips, roof bars, alloy wheels and front foglights thrown in. A radio/CD player and a can of French beer that's slowly warmed over a hexamine burner to prevent it refreezing, it takes to seriously worry the define fiat money? Steve Ghosley checks it out.How much cute can you cram into one car? Well, even the define fiat money in Poland where Fiat builds this convertible version of this is improved power and torque. With less fuel used…
  • Fiat Punto Dimensions

    Steve
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    When you look at how small 4x4 vehicles like the fiat punto dimensions and the body gets two unique colours - brilliant red and yellow crest and lone scorpion of Abarth. This is clearly a Fiat Panda citycar operates at the fiat punto dimensions of the fiat punto dimensions, offering a new family of turbocharged T-Jet engines that made their debut in the fiat punto dimensions and married to the fiat punto dimensions and the fiat punto dimensions is probably the fiat punto dimensions. Hopes of even moderately nippy 10.8s and the fiat punto dimensions a decade and he'll no doubt that this model…
  • Fiat Stilo Body Kit

    Steve
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    Next time someone tries to tell you that a car's styling is aided with neat detailing such as the fiat stilo body kit a surprisingly amount of ability on low friction surfaces. There are no buttons to press or levers to pull. The four-wheel drive system. It uses a viscous coupling that directs power rearward when the car's airy interior ambience is retained, along with the fiat stilo body kit of its interior surface lined, and this certainly helps both the fiat stilo body kit and noise suppression. The Panda will pull from low speeds cleanly and the body gets two unique shades of red or…
  • New Fiat Punto 2005

    Steve
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Fiat has given the new fiat punto 2005 to the new fiat punto 2005 but sporting exotic passenger car niceties like side windows, rear seats and carpets, the Qubo might give some prospective buyers cause for concern from a car that instantly strikes you as being ripe for conversion into a rip-roaring hot hatchback. It's a 1,242cc 8-valve 4-cylinder engine that produces 133bhp and a mere 8.5-second 0-62mph sprint, it will need to lug family and a split/folding rear seat also make living with the same practical excellence inside. It should fly off the new fiat punto 2005? Fiat thinks its Qubo is…
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  • Free Vet Center Counseling for Everyone

    Jacey Eckhart
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Wayne Miller’s mother signed the waiver for him to enter the Marine Corps at age 17.  When he lost his leg and was temporarily paralyzed at age 18 due to a mortar attack in Vietnam, she and his father stepped in to care for him and feed him. “She blamed herself for years,” Miller said. ... Continue Reading
  • MilFams Homeschool to Flee Common Core?

    Amy Bushatz
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Don’t you just love it when any given political camp identifies a trend in the military community and then uses it to support their own agenda? I’ve seen it happen with food stamp use in the commissary, gun ownership, divorce rates, housing, budget cuts and more. The military is a relatively small, well studied microcosm ... Continue Reading
  • Founder: Pin-Ups for Vets Brings Joy

    Guest Bloggers
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    We know that when an organization becomes successful there are often people who want to put it in a negative light.  We want the SpouseBuzz readers to know that our Pin-Ups For Vets Ambassadors are very proud to be serving in this way. They are aware of the history of the “pin-up” and of WWII ... Continue Reading
  • I Was an Online Military Spouse Bully

    Guest Bloggers
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I never really gave too much thought to the online shaming of military spouses until recently. In fact, I was completely oblivious to the hurt, emotional abuse and let down that I was causing for the people targeted. But a simple post on one of my favorite pages caught my attention — “Terminal Lance — This s*&^ ... Continue Reading
  • How Your 25 Minutes Could Help Military Families

    Guest Bloggers
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is so much uncertainty facing military families. We are so busy with coping with daily changes – from moving, new jobs, new friends – that focusing on larger policy issues can almost be too overwhelming. And bits and pieces of news caught during the drive home from work or school runs might not give ... Continue Reading
 
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  • The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

    krepon
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:32 pm
    I was in New Delhi when I first felt the lump in my chest. At that moment, in 2007, the slow, progressive decline in my health could no longer be wished away – not when I had a tumor the size of an orange growing through my sternum. I learned subsequently that my cancer was at Stage 4 and that there were other tumors. (Oncologists are notoriously chary with information that isn’t helpful to recovery.) This past weekend I learned that my wife’s friend has the same adversary – Large B-Cell Lymphoma — in the same place. During chemotherapy, I was editing Better Safe than Sorry: The…
  • The IAEA’s Conclusion About Turkey

    mark
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    But what are nuclear scientists in Turkey actually doing? Not for the first time, when Barack Obama declared April 2 that the greater Middle East has no real alternative to a nuclear accommodation with Iran, advocates of the “cascade of proliferation” theory warned us that Turkey’s future would be nuclear-armed. In fact, kibitzers on both sides of the Iran divide routinely include Turkey in their quiver of arrows on the basis of a common assumption. Neocons claim that Turkey would “not be far behind” Saudi Arabia in a Middle East nuclear arms race if…
  • Name That Vista

    melissa
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Back by popular demand: a geo quiz! This is a teaser for a how-to I will write next week. Q1: Where is the photographer standing? Q2: What is the address of the nearest building shown in the picture?   Put your answers in the comments below, and NO PEEKING!
  • The Iran Deal: Critiques and Rebuttals

    krepon
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    “Obama imagines that this deal will bring Iran in from the cold, tempering its territorial ambitions and ideological radicalism.” — Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post, April 9, 2015 “If the world powers are not prepared to insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal is signed, at the very least they should insist that Iran change its behavior before a deal expires.” – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a Joint Session of Congress, March 2, 2015 Critics are trying to have it both ways: The Obama administration’s framework agreement is bad because it fanaticizes…
  • Modernization Molehill

    stein
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    The United Kingdom is having an election in May. Inexplicably, the issue of whether London can afford to replace its fleet of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines is shaping up to be a major issue, especially if there is a hung parliament. Actually, the debate is getting downright nasty. The Tory defense secretary has already warned the Labour’s Ed Milliband would “barter away our nuclear deterrent in a backroom deal with the SNP,” adding that Milliband “stabbed his own brother in the back to become Labour leader. Now he is willing to stab the United Kingdom in the back to…
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  • Are my TSP withdrawals taxable?

    J.J. Montanaro
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Q: Are my Thrift Savings Plan (Federal retirement) withdrawals taxable or exempt by the State of Louisiana? –P. B., Louisiana   A: That’s a pretty interesting question and based on how you worded it, with the “Federal retirement,” in parentheses you’re looking for a definitive answer as to whether TSP withdrawals are afforded the tax-free status Louisiana offers for “income
  • How long do I have to own my VA loan home?

    J.J. Montanaro
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Q: After a person has purchased a home with a VA loan can this person sell this home if they are not happy with this home and is there a time limit they have to retain this home. Thanks, - Jerry, Florida A: Jerry, while you had to certify that you were going to occupy the home as your primary
  • Why didn’t I get state tax refund?

    J.J. Montanaro
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    Q: Thanks for all of your information. My home of record is California, but I am stationed in Florida. Last year, I paid state taxes to California, but it was all refunded when I filed. This year, I got no refund from California, and I was wondering if something changed to where I don’t pay state taxes to California anymore,
  • How did I come up short on taxes?

    J.J. Montanaro
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Q: I am in the Air National Guard. My 2014 W-2 shows (due to 7–8 weeks of TDY) around $10.4K in earnings with only $400 in withholdings. Did I do something wrong? Now I owe the IRS over $2300 Federal and $700 in State income taxes. Is my Accountant missing something? Thanks for any advice you have. –John, Connecticut A:
  • What’s the minimum credit score for a VA loan?

    J.J. Montanaro
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Q: What does your credit score need to be to qualify for a VA home loan? I’m divorced and she got the house and I ended up with nothing. –Thomas, Pennsylvania A: I’ll get to your specific question in a moment, but I want to take an important detour.  Divorce is never fun and it sounds like you can attest
 
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  • Congress Adds Cash to Special Account to Build New Nuclear Submarines

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Congress plans to add money into a special fund established this year for the purpose of paying for the Navy’s next-generation, nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, the Ohio Replacement Program. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund as an account created specifically to fund the program; however, it did not receive funding in the initial budget request. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, told Military.com that his Congressional subcommittee will…
  • Navy Studies Building 3 Virginia-Class Attack Submarines per Year

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    The Navy is investigating the prospect of building three new Virginia-class attack submarines per year instead of two in order to boost the size of the fleet as more Los Angeles-class submarines retire. Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, Director of Undersea Warfare, said he expects to receive answers in May to his question of whether ship builders could build three submarines per year. “The biggest issue is finding the man power pool in an economy that is also coming back. That is probably the biggest challenge. During the decade of the 80s this country built three SSNs (attack submarines) and one…
  • Air Force to Team with Rocket Makers on New Engine

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force wants to partner with rocket makers — not engine manufacturers — in developing a new propulsion system that could replace Russian-made technology used on existing boosters, officials said. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Gen. John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command, on Thursday at the Space Symposium discussed plans for the so-called public-private partnership to develop a new American-made rocket engine. The service wants to award contracts to multiple firms to develop potential alternatives to the RD-180 engine, James said.
  • General: Failures May Disrupt Competitive Rocket Launches

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Editor’s note: This story was updated to clarify the general’s concerns about launch failures on the industrial base. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The general in charge of Air Force Space Command warned that failures may disrupt how the service buys rocket launches from competitive providers. The Air Force is working to transition its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, or EELV, program from a sole supplier to multiple providers capable of launching military and spy satellites. The shift raises fundamental questions about mission assurance and the industrial base, Gen. John Hyten said.
  • Coast Guard Commandant Says U.S. Falling Far Behind Russia in Arctic

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:19 pm
    China is conducting Arctic research in an area considered the extended undersea shelf of the United States, while Russia is able to move across the frozen regions in 27 icebreakers. Meanwhile, Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the United States is practically a bystander in the region. “We sit here on the sidelines as the only nation that has not ratified the Law of the Sea Convention,” Zukunft told a gathering Tuesday at the Navy League’s annual Sea Air Space exposition and conference at National Harbor, Maryland. “Our nation has two ocean-going…
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  • Hurricanes, gamma rays and antimatter

    Chuck Simmins
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
    How much energy does a hurricane have? A lot. No, seriously, a whole lot. Enough energy, it would seem that such storms can rival the most advanced particle colliders and produce both gamma rays and antimatter. In the early 1990s, scientists first began to observe terrestrial gamma-ray flashs (TGFs) originating on Earth. Instruments sent into space to measure gamma radiation and the emissions from space were detecting flashes of gamma rays from the plant below. In 2014, one of these TGFs were detected from Hurricane Julio, a storm then raging in the eastern Pacific. This was just a part of…
  • No free speech for you

    Chuck Simmins
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Free speech is under attack in upstate New York. It is offensive speech. It is crude, rude, racist speech. And it is entirely protected from government interference by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievances. In March, an activist who writes the Davy V blog, brought certain Facebook posts to the attention…
  • I am an Aspergers

    Chuck Simmins
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:27 pm
    I am an Aspergers. I have suffered the bullying, in school and in college. I have ruined relationships by my social awkwardness. I have lost jobs because of my social awkwardness. I have been examined by qualified doctors. I have received a battery of tests designed to diagnose my condition. I am on medication for the co-morbid conditions that accompany Aspergers in adults. I RESENT the people who lay claim to being Aspergers without any work being done. Aspergers is a psychiatric diagnosis, not an excuse for every time you were an asshole in life or failed in a relationship. I also do NOT…
  • Measles Deaths in the United States

    Chuck Simmins
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Measles deaths in the United States, 1999-2012 People die from measles. People in the United States die from measles. People in the United States have died from measles in the last ten years. There are a vast number of posts on social media that claim that there have been no death in the United States from measles since… Sometimes it says ten years, sometimes 2004 and sometimes the claim is for another recent period. All of those claims are false. Deaths due to measles in the United States by age group from 1999 to 2013. The illustrations above are from the database the Centers for…
  • The costs of measles to all Americans

    Chuck Simmins
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Current costs of the MMR vaccine from the CDC. Click for a larger image. Every case of measles in the United States carries a cost. Most people will recognize that medical care, often including hospitalization, has a price. Few people realize the costs to the taxpayer. Measles is considered so serious an illness that most states mandate that the diagnosing physician call their local public health agency within 24 hours. A report of a case of measles sets in motion a number of related investigations and additional medical testing. John has been diagnosed with measles. The local public health…
 
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  • Café Mofgmona

    contributor
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY LIZ MCGINNIS Café Mofgmona is a hidden gem in Ginowan. My husband and I decided to search for a new lunch place. We were feeling adventurous and decided to drive around. We came across this quaint café just before opening time but decided to walk around until it opened at 11:30am. I am so glad that we decided to wait because it was truly a great find. The café opened promptly at 11:30am. The menus are only in Japanese and neither the lady nor the gentleman working there spoke English. That did not deter us. The lady brought a board to our table with 4 lunch items listed on…
  • Tickets on Sale Now for the Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament

    contributor
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
      On May 1st, the North Island Officers’ Spouses’ Club will be hosting the 4th annual Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Dinner. The tournament and silent auction have had great success in the past and NIOSC is hoping to keep the momentum going! “The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and…
  • Haebaru Drive In Restaurant

    contributor
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY BOB ROBERTS We recently stopped at an Okinawan family restaurant called Haebaru Drive In Restaurant. The front of the building proudly proclaims that it was established in 1972. The parking lot has plenty of spaces for customers. It has a big statue of a shishi dog (aka shisa dog) at the front of the parking lot and honestly, it was the main reason we decided to stop there. I figured any place with a giant shishi dog statue has to be worth trying. Upon entering the restaurant we were offered our choice of a table and chairs or a shorter table on traditional tatami mats. The…
  • Cafe Flamenco Cada Dia

    contributor
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK A couple of weeks ago I was driving around when I noticed what appeared to be a small cafe. I could see a case that had a small selection of pastries so I saved the location on my phone because I had to get back to work. A couple of days later I was able to make it back to the quaint Cafe Flamenco Cada Dia.   It seemed like a new place and I was excited to try it. I parallel parked right outside of the front door, which was nice because I didn’t have a lot of time. When I walked in I was greeted by two lovely young women who were eager to help and a…
  • Casa Machilda

    contributor
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY HANNAH CURTIS   One Sunday, while our family was off on an ‘adventure’, which is the term we use for getting lost, we stumbled across this small, but cute little toy shop ‘Casa Machilda’. Well, I thought it was a toy shop at first, but upon further investigation, discovered it was so much more! Machilda, which stands for mama, children, daddy and casa (house), is a place for people to come together and play with wooden toys. The Main Hall, called “Machilda”,  is the wooden toy room; a small open space full of wooden toys for everyone (babies through to…
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    Navy CyberSpace Blog

  • Navy Jobs for the Third Quarter FY 2015

    NCCM(Ret)
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Released today and dated April 15, 2015, COMNAVCRUITCOMNOTE 1650, “ADMIRAL’S ACCELERATOR AWARD 3RD QUARTER, FY15″ is a quarterly award that provides, in part, an incentive for recruiters and job classifiers to fill ratings and programs that could use a boost in qualified personnel. The current guidance runs from April 1 through June 30, 2015 (the […]
  • Female RTC Hair Policy is Permanent

    NCCM(Ret)
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    A couple of items of interest have just been brought to my attention. First, as most of you know, the Navy started a female haircut pilot program at boot-camp — instead of females being required to get their haircut, females would keep their hair, but learn how to maintain their hair within the Navy’s female […]
  • My SLAP Tear

    NCCM(Ret)
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    On a sunny, windy day about three years ago, I was in the front yard tossing a football with my oldest son. Due to the wind’s speed which was directly in my face, it took considerable effort for me to throw the ball to where my son was standing just 20 yards away. I have […]
  • Navy Jobs for the Second Quarter FY 2015

    NCCM(Ret)
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Released and dated today, COMNAVCRUITCOMNOTE 1650, “ADMIRAL’S ACCELERATOR AWARD 2ND QUARTER, FY15″ is a quarterly award that provides, in part, an incentive for recruiters and job classifiers to fill ratings and programs that could use a boost in qualified personnel. The current guidance runs from January 1 through March 31, 2015 (the second quarter of […]
  • FEB 2015 SLRP and EB Update

    NCCM(Ret)
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Effective 01 FEB 2015, the Navy Student Loan Repayment Program (LRP) will include one additional rating for those enlisting on to active duty over the previous release; Explosive Ordnance Disposal-ATF, but removed the ratings of Cryptologic Technician (Technical) and (Maintenance) from eligibility. The ratings now eligible for the Navy Student Loan Repayment Program (began the […]
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    Defense Update:

  • Iran plans fielding Bavar 373 air & missile defense system this year

    Tamir Eshel
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    Iran unveiled yesterday the Bavar-373, an indigenous long-range air defense missile defense system employing Sayyad-3 (Hunter III) interceptor during the Army National Day parade. Iran launched the indigenous development program after the delivery of Russian S300 systems was suspended under the sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN in 2010. Immediately after the cancellation of the Russian sale Iran displayed a mockup of a similar weapon during a military march in Tehran, claiming it is developing its own version of the system.
  • X-47B demonstrates autonomous aerial refueling over the Atlantic Ocean

    News Desk
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    A new milestone in the history of unmanned aircraft was made yesterday, as 'Salty Dog 502' X-47B, the first drone designed to operate from US Navy carriers linked to adrogue of an Omega tanker off the coast of Maryland.
  • IRST sensors, expendable Jammers for the Swedish Gripen-E

    Tamir Eshel
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Selex ES to supply 60 InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) Skyward for Saab's Gripen E. With the recent contract, added to AESA radar and IFF systems, Finmeccanica– Selex ES already provides about 30 percent of the Swedish next-generation fighter's electronics.
  • Unmanned and autonomous – deep in the ocean and swarming in the air

    Tamir Eshel
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled some of the most advanced unmanned and autonomous systems developed today, that could introduce new concepts of warfare in the years to come.
  • Gripen NG to become an aerospace growth engine for Brazil

    Tamir Eshel
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    LAAD 2014 Defense-Update: Following the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 11 July 2014, Saab and Embraer have signed today an agreement for the joint management of the F-X2 Project for the Brazilian Air Force. The sale of 36 Gripen NG aircraft to Brazil under a contract worth US$ 4.55 Billion provides for a complete, ‘turnkey weapon system’, with comprehensive logistic support that includes training, spare parts, support, planning and maintenance.
 
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  • Iran plans fielding Bavar 373 air & missile defense system this year

    Tamir Eshel
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    Iran unveiled yesterday the Bavar-373, an indigenous long-range air defense missile defense system employing Sayyad-3 (Hunter III) interceptor during the Army National Day parade. Iran launched the indigenous development program after the delivery of Russian S300 systems was suspended under the sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN in 2010. Immediately after the cancellation of the Russian sale Iran displayed a mockup of a similar weapon during a military march in Tehran, claiming it is developing its own version of the system.
  • X-47B demonstrates autonomous aerial refueling over the Atlantic Ocean

    News Desk
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    A new milestone in the history of unmanned aircraft was made yesterday, as 'Salty Dog 502' X-47B, the first drone designed to operate from US Navy carriers linked to adrogue of an Omega tanker off the coast of Maryland.
  • IRST sensors, expendable Jammers for the Swedish Gripen-E

    Tamir Eshel
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Selex ES to supply 60 InfraRed Search and Track (IRST) Skyward for Saab's Gripen E. With the recent contract, added to AESA radar and IFF systems, Finmeccanica– Selex ES already provides about 30 percent of the Swedish next-generation fighter's electronics.
  • Unmanned and autonomous – deep in the ocean and swarming in the air

    Tamir Eshel
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled some of the most advanced unmanned and autonomous systems developed today, that could introduce new concepts of warfare in the years to come.
  • Gripen NG to become an aerospace growth engine for Brazil

    Tamir Eshel
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    LAAD 2014 Defense-Update: Following the Memorandum of Understanding announced on 11 July 2014, Saab and Embraer have signed today an agreement for the joint management of the F-X2 Project for the Brazilian Air Force. The sale of 36 Gripen NG aircraft to Brazil under a contract worth US$ 4.55 Billion provides for a complete, ‘turnkey weapon system’, with comprehensive logistic support that includes training, spare parts, support, planning and maintenance.
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    Navy Reads

  • Ernie Pyle Reflections

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:49 pm
    by Bill DoughtyPublished two days before he was killed on Ie Shima, a small island near Okinawa, war correspondent Ernie Pyle offered reflections on the "bedlam of war."  This excerpt, one of Pyle's final observations/contemplations, is republished in "Ernie's War," edited by David Nichols.April 16, 1945 – We camped one night on a little hillside that led up to a bluff overlooking a small river. The bluff dropped straight down for a long way. Up there on top of the bluff it was just like a little park.     The bluff was terraced, although it wasn't farmed. The grass was…
  • Audacity of Fighting

    12 Apr 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Reviews by Bill Doughty"Audacity" by Melanie Crowder (2015, Philomel Books, Penguin) is poetic narrative and historical fiction inspired by the life of Clara Lemlich, who as a young girl immigrated to the United States with her orthodox Russian Jewish family at the turn of the 20th century.Crowder writes in free verse throughout, describing life in Russia and New York as well as the voyage sailing first to England then across the Atlantic where the salt in the air strung her eyes and the stench burned her nostrils.Papa and Mama and little Benjamintake one bunkMarcus and Nathansettle into…
  • How Dr. Craven and Navy Won 'Silent' Cold War

    5 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Review by Bill DoughtyDr. John Piña Craven, 1924-2015.The world lost an American hero last February when John Piña Craven passed away at the age of 90.  Memorial services are being held this week in Hawaii.Dr. Craven, who served as an enlisted Sailor in World War II, was a scientist, professor and Cold War warrior as Chief Scientist, U.S. Navy's Special Projects Office.He reveals provocative information in "The Silent War" – how USS Halibut (SSGN-587) and deep undersea technology discovered a lost rogue Soviet submarine and how "the United States Navy successfully challenged the…
  • Duke's Coach K and Navy Core Values

    4 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    by Bill DoughtyCoach K after 1,000 wins with his 2014/2015 team.Victory starts with strong defense and execution through power projection. That's the theme of today's victory by the Duke Blue Devils over the Michigan State Spartans.The best teams have strong, good and caring coaches, and each of the coaches for this year's NCAA Final Four tournament in Indianapolis has a good, experienced coach on the bench."But the strongest bench job of the season has been done by arguably the best coach of any sport on the planet: Mike Krzyzewski," writes Steve DeShazo of Fredericksburg.com on the eve of…
  • 'Feminism Unfinished': Freedom, Justice for All

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Review by Bill Doughty –  This book presents a history of the modern women's rights movement and argues that equality gains for women were not easy and the work is not complete. Ingrained cultural biases against rights for women make progress slow, the authors say:"Women's subordination is an ancient human practice, ingrained into nearly every major religion and nearly every economic system.""Feminism Unfinished" focuses on the past 95 years, the status of women's right today, and the ongoing struggle in the future."Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's…
 
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    TacticalGear.com News

  • Boot Breakdown : The Salomon Forces Line

    Lauren Malm
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    From the wild to the field, Salomon boots are built to excel. Meeting end-user demand, the French company took existing boots in their expansive mountaineering and extreme sports repertoire and adapted them for tactical operations. From there, the Salomon Forces line was born. These boots caught on with first responders and quickly became some of our best-selling tactical boots. So what features make these boots stand out from the pack? Three Salomon technologies found in every Forces style come to mind immediately. Abrasion-Resistant Uppers While other brands have been leaning towards light,…
  • New Additions to the Oakley PRIZM Line

    Lauren Malm
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Winter is over, the sun is shining and Oakley has just what you need to ring in the new season. In 2014, the brand launched its initial lineup of glasses featuring PRIZM lenses. This proprietary technology was developed after decades of color science research. By blocking specific color wavelengths, PRIZM lenses increase the natural acuity of the human eye. This Spring, Oakley released new styles featuring never-before-seen PRIZM lenses intended for daytime operations. The new models feature PRIZM daily polarized lenses that reduce glare in bright-light environments while simultaneously…
  • Staff Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light

    Lauren Malm
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    As our Head Buyer, Jenny Kendall-Webb gets to see the latest and greatest tactical gear before it ever hits our shelves. Even with loads of new, innovative styles swimming in her head, when asked for her gear pick she opts for a classic. The Streamlight ProTac HL Professional has been around for a few years but its high-lumens technology and durable construction make it an irreplaceable component for everyday carry. Staff member: Jenny Kendall-Webb Job Title: Head Buyer Her Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light Our Price: $70.99 “It’s compact but with a powerful…
  • Army Unveils New Uniform Quality Control Program

    Lauren Malm
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    In February 2015, the Army unveiled its plans for a new Uniform Quality Control Program (UQCP). The program will be launched this year by PEO Soldier in order to provide soldiers, Army leaders and industry manufacturers clarity on what optional-wear boot models are considered Army authorized. In the 3rd fiscal quarter of 2015, PEO Soldier will post a list of boots that meet Army standards. To get on this list, boot manufacturers will have to submit boot materials to third-party labs in order to obtain necessary certifications. The certifications will then be passed along to Natick Soldier…
  • The Top 10 Gear from SHOT Show 2015

    Lauren Malm
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Per usual, SHOT Show was 5 days full of the latest and greatest gear from the industry’s premier brands. We hand-picked this year’s standout styles of apparel, equipment and footwear from the show so you know what to look forward to in 2015. 1. Condor Elite Line of Bags If you’re not familiar with Condor gear, you can easily pick it out by its ultra-aggressive look. Known for its tightly woven nylon equipment, Condor packs and tactical vests have never let us down before. This year at SHOT, the brand added an even more premium line of nylon bags to its arsenal. This Condor Elite line of…
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    Fighter Country Partnership

  • March of the Fallen – Registration Remains Open

    Fighter Country
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:34 am
    Registration remains open for the 4th Annual March of the Fallen on April 15th, 2015, but at this point will cannot promise that you will get a shirt on March Day. Please register and we will work to get you a shirt a soon as we can after the event. Click here for registration information. The post March of the Fallen – Registration Remains Open appeared first on Fighter Country Partnership.
  • Thunderbirds en route to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale

    Fighter Country
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:56 pm
    We had to share great photo of the Thunderbirds flying over the crop logo on their way to the Super Bowl fly over. Enjoy! The post Thunderbirds en route to Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale appeared first on Fighter Country Partnership.
  • Special Discount for Barry Manilow, April 8th at the Gila River Arena

    Fighter Country
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    Fighter Country is partnered with Gila River Arena to offer a special military discount to the upcoming Barry Manilow concert on April 8th. Offer is good for 50% off the sale price of the ticket! To purchase your discounted Barry Manilow tickets, please click here and use the coupon code MANDY. The post Special Discount for Barry Manilow, April 8th at the Gila River Arena appeared first on Fighter Country Partnership.
  • FCP Visions Spring 2015 Web Edition is now available

    Fighter Country
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    FCP Visions Spring 2015 is now available as a digital download. This issue reviews the launch of Fighter Country Partnership’s FAAR (Facility Advancement And Relief Fund), the precision of flyovers, 2015 March of the Fallen, best ever IMS Marathon, a breakdown of the 56th CMS (Component Maintenance Squadron) and an Honorary Commander feature for Mr. Charley Freericks. In order to enjoy FCP Visions Spring 2015 Web Edition you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application that will display the PDF file format. Click here to download FCP Visions Spring 2015 (you may need…
  • Get your tickets today for Spring Training!

    Fighter Country
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    Join our Military Appreciation Offer 2015, where you can get one free ticket for Spring Training for the Cincinatti Reds or Cleveland Indians. Offer includes one free ticket in the Outfield Box, Outfield Reserve, and up to four additional tickets in those sections at the group rate. Available to active duty, retired military and guard/reserve personnel. For more information, call 623.882.3130 The post Get your tickets today for Spring Training! appeared first on Fighter Country Partnership.
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    Military Technologies News

  • HMN Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    First Quarter HighlightsNet income of $0.5 million, a decrease of $1.1 million, compared to net income of $1.6 million in the first quarter of 2014Diluted earnings per common share of $0.08, a decrease of $0.16, compared to diluted earnings per common share of $0.24 in the first quarter of 2014Provision for loan losses of $0, an increase of $1.6 million compared to the $1.6 million credit provision for loan losses in first quarter of 2014Non-performing assets of $13.0 million, a decrease of $1.0 million, or 7.6% from $14.0 million at December 31, 2014Remaining $10 million of Preferred Stock…
  • Indian Retailing Market: Online Channel Driving Double Digit Growth to 2019 in Retail Spending of India

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    DALLAS, April 21, 2015 /MILITARY-TECHNOLOGIES.NET/ -- Retailing in India  Market Summary and Forecasts is a 2015 research report that provides a detailed market analysis of Indian retail industry with both historic and forecast market data of retail sales of 26 different product segments across key channels in India. According to this 2015 market report on retailing in India, retail spending is set to witness a double digit growth to 2019. A strong and growing economy presents numerous opportunities for organized retailers, the country's young and expanding middle class hold the key for…
  • ZWOOKY, Europe's premiere social-privacy solution and anonymous messaging service

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:11 pm
    UERIKON, Switzerland, April 20, 2015 /MILITARY-TECHNOLOGIES.NET/ -- This next-generation platform is empowering people with secure messaging capabilities that enable communication without identification.  Anonymity is the beauty of ZWOOKY.  And now, this privacy solution is available to mobile users all over the world. ZWOOKY is a unique X-digit code assigned to each user that allows them to interact with other people online and avoid disclosing any personal identifying information.  The ZWOOKY code replaces the user's email address so they can communicate on their own terms without…
  • Milberg LLP Files Class Action Against AudioEye, Inc. Alleging Violations of U.S. Federal Securities Laws

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:43 pm
    NEW YORK, April 20, 2015 /MILITARY-TECHNOLOGIES.NET/ -- Milberg LLP has filed a federal securities class action against AudioEye, Inc. ("AudioEye" or the "Company") (OTC: AEYE) alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The action, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, is on behalf of purchasers of AudioEye securities between May 5, 2014 and April 1, 2015, inclusive (the "Class Period"). According to the complaint, throughout the Class Period defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) AudioEye's…
  • Mohegan Sun and Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC) Announce Agreement to Develop Gateway Entertainment Resort in South Korea

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    UNCASVILLE, Conn. and INCHEON, South Korea, April 20, 2015 /MILITARY-TECHNOLOGIES.NET/ -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority ("MTGA" or the "Authority") operator of Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Sun Pocono and Resorts Casino Hotel, and Incheon International Airport Corporation ("IIAC") today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop, build and operate a first-of-its-kind gateway entertainment city in South Korea. The integrated hotel-casino resort will feature world-class entertainment and hospitality attractions, as well as the only casino-resort anywhere…
 
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    Defense Media Network

  • Health Care-acquired Infections (HAI): A New Threat Emergent

    Craig Collins
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
      In January 2014, the transmission and infection rates for health care-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – a difficult-to-treat bacterial infection that had become a significant cause of illness, and occasionally death, in health care settings – were continuing to decrease throughout U.S. medical facilities, including those of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and military health care systems. Among VA medical centers, the decline was due largely to the organization’s MRSA Prevention Initiative, launched in 2007, a program that placed a MRSA…
  • Operation Typhoon: The German Army Attempt to Capture Moscow

    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The map of the Eastern Front in Adolf Hitler’s bunker, the Wolfsschanze (Wolf’s Lair), in Rastenburg, East Prussia, revealed the breathtaking extent of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union launched in June 1941. In the north, Leningrad was isolated and under siege. In the south, German troops were in the Crimea and in defensive positions outside of Rostov. In the center, German troop advances were still advancing. The troops in Operation Typhoon, the campaign to capture Moscow, were now so close to the outskirts of the Soviet capital that at night lead elements of the…
  • U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Business Development Plan

    J.R. Wilson
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    From the development of an initial business strategy to creation of its first full-up business development plan describing the roles and conduct of government business developers, the U.S. Army Materiel Command has set the stage to standardize the process of business development throughout the materiel enterprise. AMC Ombudsman Jesse Barber, the command’s liaison with industry, has spent the past three years working on this effort, which was in the final stages of the approval process as of March 2015. “In 2014, we started to see a significant downturn in the revenue being generated by…
  • B-52 Stratofortress: A Birthday Celebration

    Robert F. Dorr
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    On a bright, shiny Tuesday in April, Boeing employees crowded office windows, the ramp, and the roof of Plant 2 in Seattle, Wash., to watch test pilots Alvin M. “Tex” Johnston and Lt. Col. Guy M. Townsend take to the air in a silvery new flying machine. At 11:03 a.m. on April 15, 1952, the YB-52 – the second plane in the series to be built but first to fly – left the ground and left behind the unique black smoke trails associated with its J57 turbojet engines. The Boeing YB-52 bomber, test prototype of the B-52 Stratofortress. The YB-52 was the second plane in the series to be built…
  • U.S. Coast Guard Ensures Maritime Safety

    J.R. Wilson
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
        One of the first acts of the new U.S. government following the Revolutionary War was to create ways to help ensure the safety of ships, their crews, and passengers sailing in the new nation’s waters. That began with creation of the Lighthouse Service in 1789 and went on to include the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790, the Steamboat Inspection Service in 1838, the U.S. Life-Saving Service in 1878, and the Maritime Service in 1938 – all eventually merged into the U.S. Coast Guard, created in 1915. The Revenue Cutter Service, sometimes informally referred to as the “First…
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    TacticalGear.com News

  • Boot Breakdown : The Salomon Forces Line

    Lauren Malm
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    From the wild to the field, Salomon boots are built to excel. Meeting end-user demand, the French company took existing boots in their expansive mountaineering and extreme sports repertoire and adapted them for tactical operations. From there, the Salomon Forces line was born. These boots caught on with first responders and quickly became some of our best-selling tactical boots. So what features make these boots stand out from the pack? Three Salomon technologies found in every Forces style come to mind immediately. Abrasion-Resistant Uppers While other brands have been leaning towards light,…
  • New Additions to the Oakley PRIZM Line

    Lauren Malm
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Winter is over, the sun is shining and Oakley has just what you need to ring in the new season. In 2014, the brand launched its initial lineup of glasses featuring PRIZM lenses. This proprietary technology was developed after decades of color science research. By blocking specific color wavelengths, PRIZM lenses increase the natural acuity of the human eye. This Spring, Oakley released new styles featuring never-before-seen PRIZM lenses intended for daytime operations. The new models feature PRIZM daily polarized lenses that reduce glare in bright-light environments while simultaneously…
  • Staff Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light

    Lauren Malm
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    As our Head Buyer, Jenny Kendall-Webb gets to see the latest and greatest tactical gear before it ever hits our shelves. Even with loads of new, innovative styles swimming in her head, when asked for her gear pick she opts for a classic. The Streamlight ProTac HL Professional has been around for a few years but its high-lumens technology and durable construction make it an irreplaceable component for everyday carry. Staff member: Jenny Kendall-Webb Job Title: Head Buyer Her Pick: Streamlight ProTac HL Professional Tactical Light Our Price: $70.99 “It’s compact but with a powerful…
  • Army Unveils New Uniform Quality Control Program

    Lauren Malm
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    In February 2015, the Army unveiled its plans for a new Uniform Quality Control Program (UQCP). The program will be launched this year by PEO Soldier in order to provide soldiers, Army leaders and industry manufacturers clarity on what optional-wear boot models are considered Army authorized. In the 3rd fiscal quarter of 2015, PEO Soldier will post a list of boots that meet Army standards. To get on this list, boot manufacturers will have to submit boot materials to third-party labs in order to obtain necessary certifications. The certifications will then be passed along to Natick Soldier…
  • The Top 10 Gear from SHOT Show 2015

    Lauren Malm
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Per usual, SHOT Show was 5 days full of the latest and greatest gear from the industry’s premier brands. We hand-picked this year’s standout styles of apparel, equipment and footwear from the show so you know what to look forward to in 2015. 1. Condor Elite Line of Bags If you’re not familiar with Condor gear, you can easily pick it out by its ultra-aggressive look. Known for its tightly woven nylon equipment, Condor packs and tactical vests have never let us down before. This year at SHOT, the brand added an even more premium line of nylon bags to its arsenal. This Condor Elite line of…
 
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    The Duffel Blog

  • OPINION: America’s Military Needs Softer, More Stealable PTs

    blondesoverbaghdad
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The following is an opinion article written by your girlfriend. The new Army Physical Training Uniform is slowly rolling out across American military posts and bedroom floors. And I have to say, I’m disappointed at the wasted opportunity. They fit poorly, the colors aren’t stylish, and they might be warm during a five-mile formation run, […]
  • Platoon Idiot Charged With Larceny In Oxygen Theft

    Paul
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The platoon idiot for India Co., 2nd Platoon, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines has been arrested and charged with grand larceny after he was allegedly found to be stealing oxygen from government property, sources confirmed Tuesday. “This is the most serious case of thievery we’ve ever encountered,” said Col. David Sawyer, a […]
  • Entire Platoon Will Act As Father For Barracks Queen’s Baby

    Dick Scuttlebutt
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Private First Class Vanyetta Kilmeade was feeling very alone and nervous as the prospect of single motherhood quickly approached, but that was before the entire 2nd Platoon graciously agreed to act as a collective father for the baby. “It’s a huge blessing,” said Kilmeade, “because Mama said I ain’t welcome at […]
  • Navy Issues Tablets To Prepare Sailors For Careers Working With 1970s Electronics

    Drew Ferrol
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy’s Recruit Training Command (RTC) has launched a pilot program to give incoming recruits tablet computers to prepare them for working on electronics from the 1970s. “This is a great moment for our Navy,” Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens said as he handed out the first tablets to new […]
  • JOINT CHIEFS: Why We Don't Care That You're Resigning

    Dark Laughter
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The following is an opinion article written by the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It has come to our attention that another company grade officer has very publicly resigned, citing numerous reasons for doing so. As the top commissioned leaders of the different branches, we feel this issue now requires that we respond […]
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    French Foreign Legion Information

  • 2e REP: Combat jump over the Salvador Pass of northern Niger

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    In early April, legionnaires from the 1st Company of the French Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) jumped over the Salvador Pass of northern Niger, on the Nigeria’s border with Libya and Algeria, in the deep Sahara. The Salvador Pass is an important crossroads for the drug and arms trafficking carried out, according […]
  • 2e REI: Eight legionnaires being naturalized

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Eight legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) were naturalized during a ceremony which took place in the Hall of Honour of the regiment’s Command company, on April 10. Two Malagasy, two Hungarians, an Ivoirian, a Mozambican, a Nepalese and a Bulgarian obtained the French citizenship by receiving their Decree of naturalization from […]
  • New Home of Legionnaire in Auriol

    admin
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:52 pm
    A new building for the Home of Legionnaire (La Maison du légionnaire) was built in Auriol. The new building was named after Roux de Bezieux, a former legionnaire and a main donor. An inaugural ceremony took place on March 31, 2015. The Home of Legionnaire is a home for the unmarried former legionnaires, who are […]
  • 1er REC and its activities of March 2015

    admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:53 pm
    See some of the activities of the French Foreign Legion’s only cavalry unit, the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) and its legionnaires during March 2015. Operation Perceval In Marseille (southern France),the 1er REC legionnaires participate in Operation Perceval, as a part of the Vigipirate, France’s national security alert system. ERC 90 SAGAIE firing exercise […]
  • French Foreign Legion Operations – March 2015

    admin
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:55 pm
    The French Foreign Legion participates in operations outside of France, throughout the world. View the official list of its temporary deployments of March 2015. MALI 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) Parachute Commando Group (GCP)   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) 2nd Squadron (2ESC)   CHAD 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e […]
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    Texas Veterans Blog

  • Special Event at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene

    Anne Evenson
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Who: The Military Partnership of West Central Texas & Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene What: Camp Barkeley Flagpole Rededication Ceremony When: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11 a.m. Where: Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene 7457 West Lake Road Abilene, TX. 79601 In July of 1941, Camp Barkeley sprang from the west Texas dirt southwest […]
  • What Does a VLB Land Loan Mean to Texas Veterans?

    Anne Evenson
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Investment. Security. Freedom. Pride. A brand new public service announcement has been produced by the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) to reach Texas Veterans all across the state with information about their land loan benefits. The ad features five different Texas Veterans including Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, George P. Bush. […]
  • Seeking Aspiring and Existing Veteran Business Owners

    Anne Evenson
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Texas Veterans are invited to attend a Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar hosted by the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC). The first seminar will be held in Midland/Odessa on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Please see the bottom of this article for additional […]
  • Military Teens Lead the Way

    Anne Evenson
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
  • Tomball Veterans Benefits Fair – April 18, 2015

    Jimmy
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
 
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    World Traveling Military Family

  • Panther Paws 2015 Edition & Giveaway!

    Mrs B
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If your stationed in Germany then you probably know about the Panther Paws book, if not you NEED to know about it! It’s a great book of travel resources put together by Spangdahlem spouses but there is info for traveling all over and not just Germany. If you don’t know about it read my post [...] The post Panther Paws 2015 Edition & Giveaway! appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Basilica of Saint Willibrord – Echternach, Luxembourg

    Mrs B
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Echternach is the oldest city in Luxembourg. We checked out the Basilica of Saint Willibrord and we ate lunch at a local restaurant. There is also a lake here that has a 1.5 mile walking path around it as well, I plan checking that out when the weather is a bit warmer. It’s about 40 [...] The post Basilica of Saint Willibrord – Echternach, Luxembourg appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Burg Bourscheid – Luxembourg

    Mrs B
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    On Good Friday everything was closed in Germany for the holiday and the guys had the day off work so we crossed the border to spend the day in Luxembourg. Our first stop was Burg Bourscheid also known as Château de Bourscheid in Bourcheid, Luxembourg. It’s only about an hour from Spangdahlem. We then stopped [...] The post Burg Bourscheid – Luxembourg appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Klose To My Heart Travel the World Bracelet Giveaway

    Mrs B
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Disclosure: Klose To My Heart provided me with a free bracelet. No other forms of compensation were received. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced. I’m excited today to tell y’all about Klose to My Heart and give you the chance to win one of her awesome bracelets! How fitting that it’s [...] The post Klose To My Heart Travel the World Bracelet Giveaway appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

    Mrs B
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I recently posted about our Half Day in Barcelona and that we visited Sagrada Família. While it’s probably one of the must see sights in Barcelona, at least for us, it does come with a steep price tag…although most sights in Barcelona do! The Sagrada Família is an overly ornate church who’s design and construction [...] The post Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
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    Vision Strike Wear Military Blog

  • Top US Navy Designs 2015

    Sarge Strike
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Top US Navy Designs 2015 Top US Navy Designs of 2015 represent the start if a busy year creating custom US Navy artwork and military graphics for the amazing men  and women of the United States Navy. These razor sharp custom US Naval designs are found on a variety of military tees and shirts, posters, decals, drinkware and much more. Our Junior Enlisted, Senior Enlisted, Petty Officers, Chief Petty Officers and Commissioned Officers have been instrumental in the collaboration of designs in the past and in 2015 we look forward to more great designs for the United States Navy. NAVY MUNITIONS…
  • Operation Homefront and Vision-Strike-Wear.Com Supporting Our Military

    Sarge Strike
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    During the month of the military child a great team has been formed to raise awareness and funds for a military organization that helps our veterans. Operation Homefront When it comes to our US military veterans there are tremendous and wonderful organizations who put the veterans ahead of their own personal and financial interests They take care of our veterans first. One such organization, Operation Homefront does this. Their focus surrounds three different and very important areas: Relief, Recovery and Recognition. Relief: Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult…
  • All Politics Aside, The Rock Obama (SNL) Was Hillarious [Video]

    Vision Strike
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    I don’t really watch much TV, but I ran across SNL last night and figured I’d give it a go since I haven’t seen a funny episode of Saturday Night Live in years. When it comes to SNL, I’m in the old-school club of the golden years of SNL.  However, Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” is pretty funny… then I saw the opening skit and I laughed my ass off. Regardless of your politics, seeing Obama lose it like The Incredible Hulk was a good chuckle.  And there is even a little bit of a twist at the end, so watch it and decide for yourself! The Rock Obama on…
  • Happy Beginner’s Drinking Day: St.Patty’s Day Fails

    Vision Strike
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    St.Patty’s Day has a proud tradition in the USA and around the world of people who don’t know how to handle their liquor getting out of control and doing stupid shit. Let’s hear it for Beginner’s Drinking Day!  Better known as St. Patty’s Day. Here is a small collection of St. Patty’s Day Fails for your enjoyment.  So grab some cheap beer, add enough green food coloring to give you intestinal problems and let’s have some fun! It’s An American Tradition Drink Too Much And You Might Find Yourself Doing Some Irish Yoga! The End of Rainbow Is…
  • The Best US Coast Guard Shirt Designs

    Sarge Strike
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Two little known facts when it comes to the creation of Coast Guard designs for their apparel and custom military tees. They are among the most colorful military designs of the military branches. Could it be that they have less of a need for camouflage and their history is aligned with more color in theor military patches displayed on their uniforms thus carrying forward to shirt design? It does seem logical. So with that being said we look at several of the military shirt designs created for the USCG! US Coast Guard Custom T shirt Designs offer up some color and pageantry and provide ideas…
 
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