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  • Sea Time Confessions to my Husband

    SpouseBUZZ.com
    Amy Bushatz
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Dear Husband, First and foremost, I’m thrilled you’ve once again advanced your career and received orders back to sea. While I’m saddened you won’t be home as much, I’m ecstatic that you’re providing for us and giving back to our country. All that said, I might as well come clean and tell you what will ... Continue Reading
  • Fiat Punto Engine Size

    The Word of Fiat
    Steve
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Unadventurous, derivative, dull; these charges and others like them are becoming tougher and tougher to level at modern panel vans. This category of commercial vehicles was once the fiat punto engine size of function over form but in recent years the leading manufacturers have unshackled their designers somewhat, allowing them freedom to inject a spark of creativity into the fiat punto engine size and now battle can really commence. MPVs are family vehicles. More specifically, they are vehicles for families with a bit of style.I'll admit something here. I'm not a full convertible because, as…
  • Tikrit

    #Iraq
    Zeyad Kasem
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    The Iraqi state with today's military operation in Tikrit has openly sanctioned tribal and sectarian warfare rather than the usual pretext to 'liberate' and reestablish order in ISIS-controlled areas in the Salah ad-Din governorate north of Samarra. Two Shi'ite politicians appeared on state television, Hadi al-Amiri (leader of the Badr Brigade and 'Popular Mobilization' Shi'ite militias) was
  • Cheap Fiat Auto Part

    The Word of Fiat
    Steve
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    Although European Car of The Year title is a favourite among French police in mountainous regions. It's no pursuit vehicle though, the little 1.3-litre turbodiesel - and the cheap fiat auto part of ability on low friction surfaces. There are certainly some distinctive-looking panel vans like the cheap fiat auto part of Fiat's light commercial vehicle range, was created in partnership with Centro Stile Fiat, the cheap fiat auto part but the cheap fiat auto part is telling us it's a very thorough revision of the light commercial vehicle range, was created in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen…
  • Peshmerga and Yazidi militias parade with mutilated bodies

    #Iraq
    Zeyad Kasem
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Those cuddly Kurdish Peshmerga fighters the West loves, and, of course, the poor victimized peacock worshipping Yazidis, who unleashed a campaign of looting, rape, murder, and destruction of property at Arab villages surrounding Sinjar, which are, incidentally, inhabited by my ancestral tribe, the Jihaish. I'll wait patiently for the next round of payback, which will definitely come around.
 
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  • The Plot to Free North Korea With Reruns of ‘Friends’

    Andy Greenberg
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    On a cloudy, moonless night somewhere in northeastern China, three men creep through a stand of Japanese Clethra trees. They carry no flashlights, and the sky is so dark that they hear the sound of the rushing Tumen River before they see it: They’ve arrived at the North Korean border. Earlier in the evening at […] The post The Plot to Free North Korea With Reruns of ‘Friends’ appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Wireless Explosives Detector Is the Size of a Postage Stamp

    Jordan Golson
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:19 pm
    For public safety agencies, sniffing out explosives and other contraband is a tricky task. Handheld explosive detectors can be as small as a purse, but still must be manually operated. Permanently mounted sensors need to be even bigger. Dogs are useful in some scenarios, but they're expensive to deploy en masse and must always have a handler. The post This Wireless Explosives Detector Is the Size of a Postage Stamp appeared first on WIRED.
  • Restoring This WWII B-29 Bomber Has Taken 300K Hours So Far

    Mary Grady
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Restoring a WW2-era B-29 bomber to flying condition is no easy task. The post Restoring This WWII B-29 Bomber Has Taken 300K Hours So Far appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones

    Kevin Poulsen
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    If you want to understand why the government freaked out when a $400 remote-controlled quad copter landed on the White House grounds last week, you need to look four miles away, to a small briefing room in Arlington, Virginia. There, just 10 days earlier, officials from the US military, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FAA gathered for a DHS “summit” on a danger that had been consuming them privately for years: the potential use of hobbyist drones as weapons of terror or assassination. The post Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Massive Work That Goes Into Remodeling an Old Aircraft Carrier

    Katherine Kornei
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Aircraft carriers are complicated. They’re floating cities and mobile airbases, housing thousands of sailors and airmen, tens of aircraft, multiple nuclear reactors, and their own hospitals, barbershops, chapels, and zip codes. Carriers support defense and humanitarian efforts worldwide and can travel upwards of 100,000 nautical miles each year. Each United States aircraft carrier—there are 10 […] The post The Massive Work That Goes Into Remodeling an Old Aircraft Carrier appeared first on WIRED.
 
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  • Impatient mom

    tori'smom
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Ok it's been 10 days since my daughter left and still no form letter!!! What the heck! Is this normal and when do I start to worry that it's lost? So disappointing to see an empty mailbox, :(
  • Jealous for her time

    DepthCharge4
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:56 pm
    The days are quickly ticking off my calendar for Kate's ship out to Boot Camp.  I am trying not to, but am finding it hard not to be jealous of my remaining time with her.  She works full time, but also has at least two days off in between 24 hour shifts.  I am extremely proud of her work ethic when she offers to pick up a 12 hour for a coworker, but that takes away from time I could spend with her.  Her best friend attended paramedic school with her and they work at the same company, but not as partners or even on the same shifts. Best friend is engaged to be married and Kate spends a…
  • PROUD MOM of MY BABY GIRL - Jan 29th - Patiently Waiting NEWS

    jessies'mom
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Uggg!  Hello everyone.  My daughter left on the 29th and I still haven't received anything did anyone 's who loved one left on that day receive anything???
  • Boot camp Mom

    Mychael 's Mom
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    This is day 6 of boot camp for my son : ) I am anxiously awaiting a call from him... Really nervous but I am thankful for this forum to talk to other Mom's just like me : ) When did anyone get their first call ???
  • Just starting this new adventure

    TJR's Proud Mom
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    I think my son will be enlisting very soon. He at least wants us to meet with the recruiter before he takes that next step. I find myself excited for him - he really wants to do this. Right now, at least, I'm not even too nervous about him leaving (but I'm sure that will change!). I don't know how long we will have between his enlisting and shipping out, or how often we will be able to be in contact - either by phone or in person. But I have a few more days to make my list of questions and hopefully get some answers. Anyone have any ideas on questions that, in hindsight, they would have…
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  • Sue and Settle

    DaveO
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Back in the old days, “Climate Change” was called “seasons.” Anthropogenic Global Warming was called “lighting a fire in the wood stove.” Just like the new EPA rules regulate livestock water sources, which will cause ranchers and farmers to dump a lot of animals onto the market, driving down the meat resource and driving up the cost of meat, eggs, and dairy products; the new EPA rules also govern wood-burning stoves. ‘Preposterous!’ you say. ‘The courts will save us!’ you say. No. Not at all. Someone will sue! No, because of several…
  • Information Is Subversive

    DaveO
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:44 pm
    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 a redress of grievances. [emphasis added by author] Information is subversive. Information undermines the castle walls that secure tyrants. For this reason, on six of the seven continents tyrants went to great and horrible lengths to keep information away from their subjects. In America, suppression of the press began under the satraps of the…
  • “Correct, But Wish to Explain, Sir…”

    LTCOL P
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    WOW. This is spectacular. I have not seen a picture of the frozen member, only the special. I applaud that cadet.
  • Soldier Wins Victoria Cross

    Townie 76
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Over at the Telegraph is an article on the member of the Paras who won the Victoria Cross. “You don’t really think what could happen to yourself, you think ‘how is what I’m doing now going to improve the situation?'”
  • Ethics questions

    Slater
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Been off-line for a little bit, but fear not I am still here. Last week there were many articles run on a study published by the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks that many of us are liars.  One of the things I cannot stand are liars and cheats.  We’ve recently been talking about how to measure leaders.  I mentioned that Once An Eagle is a great book, that shows you the correct way to be a leader and then, for lack of a better word: a schmuck. That I found there are more toxic leaders that want you to […]
 
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  • Photo - SkyDive Salute

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    A U.S. soldier salutes his fellow soldiers while jumping from a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015. The soldier is assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. U.S. Army photo by Jason Johnston
  • Book Review - "Past Crimes"

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    The following book review is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper. You can read all of our book reviews by clicking on the Books category link on the right sidebar. Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton is his debut novel starring Army Ranger Van Shaw. It is a book about family and forgiveness, and how circumstances can affect the interaction between people as they embrace and reject their past. Within that story is an action-packed plot that looks at the different aspects of crime. Donovan, “Dono,” Shaw, Van’s estranged grandfather, raised him to become a thief,…
  • Airborne Girl's Guide to Iran & Nuclear Weapons

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:44 pm
    President Obama is flailing desperately to get any deal on nukes done with Iran. Prime Minister Netanyahu will sound the alarm about this in an address to Congress on Tuesday. LTC Samantha Nerove USA Ret. explains the dangers of a bad deal for all of us.
  • Required Reading

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    A New American Grand Strategy by someone called "James Mattis." Sounds like he knows what he's talking about. He must have an interesting background.
  • Photo - Air Force Patrol Boat

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    Airmen aboard a patrol boat speed through the water near Dock Charlie on Joint Base Charleston – Weapons Station, S.C., Feb. 11, 2015. The airmen are assigned to the 628th Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit
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    Defense Tech

  • Video: Pentagon Wants F-15 Jets Launching Satellites into Orbit

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Pentagon wants to launch satellites from a fighter jet as it seeks to lower the costs of sending Defense Department satellites into space.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is leading the project called Airborne Launch Assist Space Access, or ALASA. Bradford Tousley, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, said earlier this month the agency plans to  execute the program’s first flight demonstration by the end of the year and then 12 orbital tests in 2016.Engineers have designed a launch vehicle that can be carried under an F-15. The F-15 would carry the…
  • DARPA Touts Deep-Web Search in Hunt for ISIS

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    An experimental Pentagon tool to search the deep web is now being used in the hunt for Islamic militants, an official said.The research project, known as Memex and developed by the Pentagon’s research and development arm, was discussed this week at the first annual Future of War conference. The event was organized by the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization in Washington, D.C.Arati Prabhakar, a physicist and director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said the program has already been used to help police in Dallas trace sex trafficking networks to North…
  • NATO Commander Glad to Have A-10s Back In Europe

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said Wednesday that the addition of A-10 Thunderbolts to his forces in Europe provided added deterrent as NATO and the U.S. European Command face new threats from Russia.“It is clear that the capabilities these aircraft bring is needed” in the current environment, Breedlove, the supreme allied  commander of NATO, said of the A-10s at a hearing of  the House Armed Services Committee.In response to questions from Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Breedlove singled out the anti-armor role of the A-10, dubbed the Warthog by ground troops, in close air support…
  • Small Diameter Bomb II Completes Live Fire Test Destroying T-72 Tank

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Air Force F-15 Eagle recently destroyed a moving –model T-72 tank during a live-fire test of the Small Diameter Bomb II at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., service leaders said.“Just this month we had a successful live fire mission. It was an F-15E that targeted a moving T-72 tank surrogate. We’re still analyzing the data to get the details of it but the visual indicated it was a direct hit,” Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, military deputy for Air Force acquisition, told Military.com in an interview.The test earlier this month was the final live fire mission required for the developmental…
  • Chinese New Years Photos Show Off Liaoning Aircraft Carrier

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    Lining up 1,400 Chinese sailors and aircrew members on the country’s first aircraft carrier offers a bit of perspective on the carrier’s massive scale.The sailors and air crew lined up on the ski jump of the Liaoning for a video celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the goat. Photos from the video offer the latest shots of the aircraft carrier first published in the U.S. by Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer in Popular Science.China is using the Liaoning to test its J-15 fighter fleet as it continues to improve the aircraft’s ability to operate off a carrier deck. China broadcast…
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    Michael Yon - Online Magazine

  • 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
  • Dempsey Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King

    Jim Garamone
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University. The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the essay competition is a fitting tribute to the life and leadership…
  • 日韓問題: 第二次世界大戦中、韓国人男性が臆病者だったとでも言うつもりか?

    Michael Yon
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Michael Yon November 28, 2014 第二次世界大戦中、大日本帝国陸軍が20万人もの韓国人女性を強制連行して、性奴隷(慰安婦)にしたという疑惑について、裏付けの取れない主張が現在も拡大し続けている。それらは主に韓国からの主張である。 慰安婦たちの主張を裏付ける証拠を求めて、米政府は3000万ドル(30億円超)の費用を掛けて調査を行った。…
  • Ferguson Shooting: Why did the officer not shoot Brown in the legs?

    Michael Yon
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    30 Nov 2014 My original Facebook post has gone viral: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelYonFanPage/photos/a.235978145664.135781.207730000664/10152528709400665/?type=1&theater Slightly edited version: Many people innocently ask why Officer Wilson did not shoot Michael Brown in the legs. The answer could stretch for pages.  More succinctly, a couple handfuls of reasons: 1) This ain't the movies 2) Most police do not fire their weapons much. Most are not great shots. 3) The officer would have to be an incredible shot to be crazy enough to fire wounding shots. 4) Nearly all firefights are…
  • Time is of the Essence

    Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    26 August 2014Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
 
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  • Tikrit

    Zeyad Kasem
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    The Iraqi state with today's military operation in Tikrit has openly sanctioned tribal and sectarian warfare rather than the usual pretext to 'liberate' and reestablish order in ISIS-controlled areas in the Salah ad-Din governorate north of Samarra. Two Shi'ite politicians appeared on state television, Hadi al-Amiri (leader of the Badr Brigade and 'Popular Mobilization' Shi'ite militias) was
  • Peshmerga and Yazidi militias parade with mutilated bodies

    Zeyad Kasem
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Those cuddly Kurdish Peshmerga fighters the West loves, and, of course, the poor victimized peacock worshipping Yazidis, who unleashed a campaign of looting, rape, murder, and destruction of property at Arab villages surrounding Sinjar, which are, incidentally, inhabited by my ancestral tribe, the Jihaish. I'll wait patiently for the next round of payback, which will definitely come around.
  • The Shia ISIS in Diyala

    Zeyad Kasem
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    From Diyala governorate where a campaign of sectarian cleansing is still ongoing, Iraqi government sanctioned Shite militias (called the Popular Committees) make no secret of their (ISIS-y?) tendencies either
  • Barwana

    Zeyad Kasem
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    ஜ☪۞☪ஜ _ ☜(*▽*)☞ _ ஜ☪۞☪ஜ Black and brown uniforms suggested some were affiliated with Shi'ite militias and government security forces; others appeared to be civilians. They dragged residents up to age 70 from their homes, beating and cursing them with sectarian slurs, Abu Omar told Reuters by phone.  He said the fighters took the men's mobiles and ID cards, then bound their hands, tying
  • Middle East: 2014 Year in Review

    Zeyad Kasem
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    ஜ☪۞☪ஜ _ ☜(*▽*)☞ _ ஜ☪۞☪ஜ This was the year of the unthinkable. American, Iranian and Syrian warplanes in the same airspace, bombing a common enemy — an enemy that used U.S.-supplied tanks and guns to overrun a Middle Eastern army and take a major city in a matter of days. This was the year ISIS burst into life as the region's most feared killing machine and rubbed out borders that were drawn
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    A Soldier's Perspective

  • Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

    CJ Grisham
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:03 pm
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced yesterday that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 1st Lts. William D. Bernier of Augusta, Montana; Bryant E. Poulsen of Salt Lake City, Utah; Herbert V. Young Jr. of Clarkdale, Arizona and Tech Sgts. Charles L. Johnston of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hugh F. Moore of Elkton, Maryland and Staff Sgts. John E. Copeland of Dearing, Kansas; Charles J. Jones of Athens, Georgia; and Sgt. Charles…
  • DOD Announces Operation Freedom’s Sentinel Qualifies for Campaign Medal

    CJ Grisham
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    The Department of Defense announced today Operation Freedom’s Sentinel as a qualifying operation for award of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Additionally, the transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to Freedom’s Sentinel also marks a new campaign phase, “Transition II,” for the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright signed a memorandum authorizing these changes retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015. The qualifying Afghanistan Campaign Medal operations, campaign phases, and associated inclusive dates for each are as…
  • Constitutional Carry: A “Non-issue”

    CJ Grisham
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Photo courtesy OpenCarry.orgRecently, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton expressed the idea that passing a law that would legalize the open carry of firearms would “put a tremendous burden on law enforcement because citizens are going to call when they see someone openly carrying a weapon.” With Republicans winning a greater share of the elected offices in Texas, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo met with other Texas chiefs of police about the issue of open carry. After the meeting, Acevedo remarked that “we don’t need to go back to the Wild, Wild West,” something he says would…
  • Army approves awards for victims of 2009 Fort Hood attack

    CJ Grisham
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced today that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, following a change in the medals’ eligibility criteria mandated by Congress. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in the attack by Major Nidal Hassan, who was convicted in August, 2013, of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. “The Purple Heart’s strict eligibility criteria had prevented us from…
  • College Police Chiefs to Vets: We Don’t Trust You

    CJ Grisham
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Last month, two bills were filed (one each for the Texas House and Senate) that would legalize self-defense by concealed handgun license holders on college campuses. In typical fashion, Texas law enforcement agencies aren’t supportive of the idea, especially the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators. According to WOAI.com, apparently the only people that can be trusted with guns on a campus are police officers: Felipe Garza, President of the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators, says there are ‘too many uncertainties’…
 
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    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy

  • Some A-10s Going Into Reserve | Navy Rethinks, May Need more Growlers

    Editorial Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Americas The Air Force put 9 A-10 Warthogs into reserve, pushing the resources fielding those close air support fighters toward the F-35 program. The Navy will buy three blocking boats (with an option for a fourth) built in 2008 and 2009 that have been used to service submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific. The Navy will pay Hornbeck Offshore Services $114 million and retain Hornbeck as the ships’ operator and maintainer through 2025. The Navy telegraphed its intent to sole source this contract back in July. People are drawing a connection between the Navy’s renewed interest…
  • Airfields Afloat: The USA’s New Gerald Ford Class Super-Carriers

    Joe Katzman
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    USA’s Nimitz Class &UK’s Invincible Class(click to view full) Some nations have aircraft carriers. The USA has super-carriers. The French Charles De Gaulle Class nuclear carriers displace about 43,000t. India’s new Vikramaditya/ Admiral Gorshkov Class will have a similar displacement. The future British CVF Queen Elizabeth Class and related French PA2 Project are expected to displace about 65,000t, while the British Invincible Class carriers that participated in the Falklands War weigh in at just 22,000t. Invincible actually compares well to Italy’s excellent new…
  • JDAM: A GPS-INS Add-on Adds Accuracy to Airstrikes

    Joe Katzman
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    B-2 drops JDAM(click to view full) Precision bombing has been a significant military goal since the invention of the Norden bomb sight in the 1920s, but its application remained elusive. Over 30 years later, in Vietnam, the destruction of a single target could require 300 bombs, which meant sending an appropriate number of fighters or bombers into harm’s way to deliver them. Even the 1991 Desert Storm war with Iraq featured unguided munitions for the most part. The USAF some laser and TV-guided weapons like Paveway bombs and Maverick missiles, but they were very expensive, and only…
  • India & Israel’s Barak-8 SAM Development Project(s)

    Joe Katzman
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Barak-8 concept(click to view full) Over a development timeline measured in decades, India’s indigenous “Akash” and “Trishul” programs for surface to air missiles have failed to inspire full confidence. Trishul was eventually canceled entirely. Akash had a a long, difficult development period, but seems to have found customer acceptance and a solid niche in the rugged terrain of the northeast. India still needed longer-range advanced SAMs to equip its navy and army, however, and decided to try to duplicate the success of the partnership model that had fielded the…
  • F-35B’s Petite Weapons Bay a Wee Too Wee | Polish Special Forces Get 45 MRAP M-ATVs

    Editorial Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Americas China’s submarine fleet outnumbers that of the U.S., according to the U.S.’s deputy chief of Navy operations. Numbers aren’t everything, but Pacific based submariners will miss the days when all the Chinese boats could be shadowed. The F35B’s petite weapons bay is forcing some redesigns so that the Marines (and the U.K.) can enjoy the luxury of carrying SBD-II armaments. Carrying the bombs on the outside would negate the stealth characteristics for which the U.S. has spent a great deal of money and time developing. The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO)…
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    Miserable Donuts

  • Gaming Time!

    LTC John
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Get your red hot information on Northern Illinois best named boardgaming convention Ludophilia V !This year's motto "Ludophilia, its not a disease!" [Seriously, it is Latin for 'love of games' or 'love of play']
  • I are..uh, am, umm is(?) an ARe

    LTC John
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Finally finished the last requirement to get my "Associate in Reinsurance" or ARe 'designator'So I can proudly proclaim "I are an ARe!" Well, sort of.
  • Basil Fawlty had his Moose head, I had a light switch

    LTC John
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:18 pm
    A recurring scene in the old Fawlty Towers series was seeing Basil trying to get a moose head hung up on the wall near the front desk.  He never seemed to get the job done...For the past...while, I had a, er, faulty light switch I was trying to change. Oh, to be sure, removing it was fine....but getting the new one, installing it and having it work...well, let us just say I had a bit of John Cleese going on.Today, I finally got a switch and set to installing it. Didn't work. After several retries, I gave up and had a master electrician we know call me...he figured my error in about 15…
  • You konw what makes you feel good?

    LTC John
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Me: "Dad [my Dad/the kids grandfather] is home from the hospital"Kids (in unison): "Yea!"They literally cheered.Yes, that makes you feel good.
  • Now it feels like Veteran's Day

    LTC John
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Last year, if you had handed me a new uniform and said "out of the Retired Reserve for you, you are back in", I would have been able (I think) to do it pretty seamlessly.  Today, I thought about the same thing and it would be much more a struggle. I have lost something - some edge or such.It maybe feeling my age in my knees, the rainy and unpleasant day outside - but I sure feel more like a Veteran than a Soldier, today.
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    The Captain's Journal

  • Judge Upholds California Gun Microstamping Law

    Herschel Smith
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    CBS Sacramento: A federal court has rejected a challenge to California’s gun safety law, possibly paving the way for a requirement that new guns mark the bullets they fire so they can be traced. The ruling on Wednesday was a defeat for two gun rights groups that argued the Unsafe Handgun Act violated the constitutional right to bear arms. The law prohibits the manufacture or sale in California of any gun that doesn’t meet certain safety requirements. It was aimed at outlawing cheap “Saturday Night Specials” that were disproportionally used in crimes. A 2007 amendment added a…
  • SWAT Commander Has Accidental Discharge At Town Hall

    Herschel Smith
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:01 pm
    News from Tennessee: SMYRNA – An accidental police gunshot into lobby carpet at Town Hall startled officials attending a Town Council workshop Thursday night. No one was injured after the weapon of Lt. Earl Barnes, the SWAT team commander, discharged after he tied his shoes in a chair in a lobby area. Doors were open next to the meeting room while his boss, Police Chief Kevin Arnold, was explaining upcoming training for his records office to elected officials. “When it first happened, I thought it was one of these light bulbs (in the ceiling) that burst,” Arnold said during an…
  • West Virginia Constitutional Carry

    Herschel Smith
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:44 pm
    WOWKTV.com: The WV Senate on Feb. 27 passed a bill that would allow for anyone over the age of 18 to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia without a permit. Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, offered three amendments before the bill passed the Senate with only two votes against it. Sen. Ron Miller, D-Greenbrier, and Sen. Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, were the only dissenting votes. One of Romano’s amendments would have added a training course for anyone carrying a concealed weapon. Other amendments would have capped the age of concealed carry at 21 years old. Each amendment was rejected.
  • Notes From HPS

    Herschel Smith
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Via David Codrea, and also via reader Pat Hines, here is the Georgia Carry response to the proposed M855 ban.  It’s a good response, and readers will be familiar with the common concepts with which we deal every day, such as the difference between FMJ and MC ammunition (metal case where the tail end is not jacketed).  Also see the section on the fact that the “sporting purposes test” is unconstitutional.  Of course it is. David Codrea: That’s what’s going on with eight health organizations, notably the American College of Physicians, joining with the American Bar…
  • The Face Of Chicago Police

    Herschel Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Following up reports of secret detention sites by the Chicago Police Department, The Guardian wanted access to this site along with a local politician, and was met by this man. This man circled around a reporter and photographer for the Guardian twice while waiting for a local politician. Photograph: Chandler West for the Guardian You cowardly thug!  Law enforcement officers, or better yet, constables or peace officers, should be transparent, their actions, intentions and procedures in the open light of inspection by the community that pays their salaries.  Their actions should be subject…
 
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  • Friday TacPorn

    troy@bouhammer.com (Bouhammer)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Here is a little dose of R.E.D Friday Tactical Shooting Porn (TacPorn) to get your weekend started.
  • Photo of the Day- Ghost Rider

    troy@bouhammer.com (Bouhammer)
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
     
  • Rest in Peace

    troy@bouhammer.com (Bouhammer)
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
      Justice has been Served Rest in Peace brothers, may you never be forgotten!
  • Why did he have to lie?

    troy@bouhammer.com (Bouhammer)
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    This one happened so fast that even my buddies over at This Ain’t Hell couldn’t jump on it. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has admitted that he lied about serving in the special operations forces in a conversation with a homeless veteran that was caught on camera earlier this year. Just when you think they […]
  • Death to the PowerPoint

    troy@bouhammer.com (Bouhammer)
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter might be moving toward making a new demand for top generals — ditch the PowerPoints and simply talk instead. Before meeting on Monday with top officials in Kuwait to discuss Islamic State threats, Carter banned the use of PowerPoint presentations “to challenge his commanders’ thinking,” the Washington Post reported. It is about […]
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  • Cheap Fiat Auto Part

    Steve
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    Although European Car of The Year title is a favourite among French police in mountainous regions. It's no pursuit vehicle though, the little 1.3-litre turbodiesel - and the cheap fiat auto part of ability on low friction surfaces. There are certainly some distinctive-looking panel vans like the cheap fiat auto part of Fiat's light commercial vehicle range, was created in partnership with Centro Stile Fiat, the cheap fiat auto part but the cheap fiat auto part is telling us it's a very thorough revision of the light commercial vehicle range, was created in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen…
  • Fiat Stilo Abarth Test

    Steve
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    Behind the lurid paint job sits the recently launched Abarth 500 junior hot hatch of course. Just 120bhp is nowhere near enough for that these days. Yet there's a growing band of potential shopping rocket customers who don't want the fiat stilo abarth test, silly prices and exorbitant insurance premiums that go with really fast hot hatches. For them, this little Fiat could be just about perfect. A sporty small car manufacturers today, Fiat is offering two slightly tweaked `ECO' petrol models with much greener credentials.There are certainly some distinctive-looking panel vans like Ford's…
  • Fiat Punto Engine Size

    Steve
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Unadventurous, derivative, dull; these charges and others like them are becoming tougher and tougher to level at modern panel vans. This category of commercial vehicles was once the fiat punto engine size of function over form but in recent years the leading manufacturers have unshackled their designers somewhat, allowing them freedom to inject a spark of creativity into the fiat punto engine size and now battle can really commence. MPVs are family vehicles. More specifically, they are vehicles for families with a bit of style.I'll admit something here. I'm not a full convertible because, as…
  • Auto Fiat Part Replacement

    Steve
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:56 pm
    There are no buttons to press or levers to pull. The four-wheel drive and adds chunky side protection strips, roof bars, 15-inch alloy wheels and front foglights thrown in. A radio/CD player and a split/folding rear seat also make living with the protective plastic door handle surrounds. The Multipla has been reborn with more subdued looks and the auto fiat part replacement a product of Fiat's alliance with Nissan, in which the Fiat Panda citycar operates at the auto fiat part replacement in March. According to Fiat, the auto fiat part replacement a slick piece of styling.Karl Abarth was…
  • Fiat Punto Specs

    Steve
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Unadventurous, derivative, dull; these charges and others like them are becoming tougher and tougher to level at modern panel vans. This category of commercial vehicles was once the fiat punto specs of function over form but in recent years the leading manufacturers have unshackled their designers somewhat, allowing them freedom to inject a little more attitude into the fiat punto specs a panel van for your skis and boards, as there's not much space inside for all your gear.Unadventurous, derivative, dull; these charges and others like them are becoming tougher and tougher to level at modern…
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  • Stryker WIN-T Inc 2

    Murdoc
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division operate Stryker vehicles equipped with Warfighter Information Tactical Increment 2 (WIN-T Inc 2) [READ THE WHOLE THING AT MURDOC ONLINE]
  • Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Murdoc
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Soldiers assigned to 2d Cavalry Regiment move around a tank during a squad fire range, used to train Soldiers in squad fire movement drills while assaulting objectives, at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Dec. 3, 2014. [READ THE WHOLE THING AT MURDOC ONLINE]
  • US Navy cutting F-35C Buy

    Murdoc
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    F-35Cs Cut Back As U.S. Navy Invests In Standoff Weapons The U.S. Navy has reduced its planned buys of the Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter by almost one-third over the fiscal 2016-2020 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), while committing almost $800 million to new standoff weapon... [READ THE WHOLE THING AT MURDOC ONLINE]
  • Brian Williams the Liar is Stepping Aside Temporarily

    Murdoc
    7 Feb 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Brian Williams, Under Scrutiny, Will Take Leave From ‘NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams, acknowledging that the scrutiny and criticism he was attracting was becoming a distraction for his network, said on Saturday that he was stepping aside as anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several... [READ THE WHOLE THING AT MURDOC ONLINE]
  • Canadian ADATS Launch

    Murdoc
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Air Defense Anti-Tank System based on M113 using laser-guided dual-purpose missile. Last Canadian units pulled from active service in 2012. [READ THE WHOLE THING AT MURDOC ONLINE]
 
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  • Final Vote Opens for 2015 AFI Military Spouse of the Year

    Amy Bushatz
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    We’ve told you about the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award before. Each year military spouses from around the country are nominated to be honored with the Military Spouse of the Year title. There are base-level nominations, a whole parade of online popularity votes, a due of panels that weighs in and ... Continue Reading
  • Sea Time Confessions to my Husband

    Amy Bushatz
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Dear Husband, First and foremost, I’m thrilled you’ve once again advanced your career and received orders back to sea. While I’m saddened you won’t be home as much, I’m ecstatic that you’re providing for us and giving back to our country. All that said, I might as well come clean and tell you what will ... Continue Reading
  • What NOT To Say To National Guard Families

    Guest Bloggers
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I don’t think anyone denies the fact that the National Guard played an important role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These men and women trained and fought bravely along side their active duty brothers and sisters.  My husband was one of those men. I’ve been a National Guard wife for 8 years, and ... Continue Reading
  • Uncle Sam Could Credit You $500 After a PCS

    Amy Bushatz
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Are you a military spouse with a career that requires a professional license? Your life could be about to get $500 better. So you moved across the country — again. You managed to check all the boxes for your career at the last duty station, get a good job and build your resume. And now ... Continue Reading
  • Your Favorite Commissary Cut? None

    Amy Bushatz
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    A few weeks ago we launched a poll telling you to pick your own commissary cuts. We laid out the options that are floating around the military policy world and let you tell us which one you like best. Then we pressed “publish” and waited. According to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCMRC) ... Continue Reading
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    Arms Control Wonk

  • The Negotiating Endgame in Iran

    krepon
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    The negotiating endgame with Iran is upon us. The Obama administration had no choice but to hold fast to the March 31st deadline, allowing further time only to add detail if a framework agreement can be reached. Restiveness on Capitol Hill is growing and Republican support is hard to detect. Extending these talks once again would whip up stronger opposition in Congress without providing any additional leverage on Iran’s Supreme Leader to make concessions. A firm deadline is needed to finalize an agreement that effectively constrains Iran’s bomb-making capabilities in verifiable ways.
  • Me, in DC on Friday

    Jeffrey
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    As fate would have it, I will be in DC for a talk about my new IISS Adelphi book, Paper Tigers: China’s Nuclear Posture. (IISS is being unbelievably civil about the fact that I am doing the talk at another institution.) The talk is at 11:30 am-1:00 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015 , at the George Washington University (1957 E Street NW) . RSVP here. I need to hurry back ASAP for family reasons, but will be around on Friday night.  Since the talk falls painfully close to my 40th birthday, I’ll be heading with some friends to the Big Hunt for a few beers after work (5-ish until…
  • Nuclear Postures

    krepon
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Nuclear postures matter. They frame requirements, add to or detract from stability, and can affect outcomes when deterrence fails, which happens more than expected. Vipin Narang covers this ground in his masterful new book, Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict (2014). Finally, we have a book on proliferation that is rooted in the discipline of Political Science with persuasive explanatory powers and great analytical value. Vipin’s book has one chapter that only Political Scientists can relate to, but the rest is highly accessible. Most of the…
  • Turkey’s Interests and Tanideh

    mark
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Two months from now in New York, cabinet-level officials from 189 countries will read out national statements filled to the brim with resolve to combat the spread of nuclear arms, as they do every five years when the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is reviewed by its member states. The NPT imposes legally binding obligations on its parties. These include putting peaceful-use nuclear materials under safeguards, and not manufacturing nuclear weapons. But there are other things that constitute good nonproliferation behavior that the NPT does not require. When governments don’t do…
  • Missile Confusion: Turkey’s Dance with the Chinese

    stein
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    What follows is a post I originally wrote for my personal blog, Turkey Wonk. The article touches on a lot of the issues Jeffrey and I have talked about in recent podcasts, so I thought I would share it with the Arms Conrol Wonk crowd. Enjoy. I am confused. This morning, Anadolu Agency reported that Turkey’s Defense Minster, Ismet Yilmaz, wrote in response to a parliamentary question about Turkey’s missile defense tender that Turkey’s future system will “not be integrated” with NATO’s missile defense system. Here is the tweet: Milli Savunma Bakanı…
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  • Can I move three non-retirement accounts into my retirement accounts?

    Scott Halliwell
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Q: I have three non-retirement mutual fund accounts that I would like to move to my Roth IRA or 401K. What would be the best way to go about doing this? Best, –Stephanie, North Carolina A: Thanks for the question, Stephanie! While I generally like the idea of consolidating accounts down to a small, manageable number, I’m afraid the IRS
  • Can I move my IRA into the TSP?

    J.J. Montanaro
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    Q: I’ve got a number of IRAs scattered in different places and would like to move them into my military TSP? Can this be done? –Bill, Georgia  A:  As long as you are thinking about moving traditional IRAs, you should be able to get the money moved.  Unfortunately, you cannot roll over Roth IRA accounts into the TSP. The TSP
  • What legal documents does my daughter need?

    J.J. Montanaro
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    Q: My daughter enlisted for the Army recently and ships in March. I’m in the process of having a Durable Power of Attorney drawn up in case she comes home injured at any point and requires my assistance. (And vice versa if I become ill while she’s away–we’re all the family either has.) Are there any other documents we should
  • When is my VA funding fee deductible?

    Scott Halliwell
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    Q: Hello Scott. I recently purchased a home. The closing was done in November of 2013, but the first mortgage payment wasn’t until January 1, of 2014. We took out a VA Loan and the funding fee was 12,375.00 that was added to the price of the house. When I filled for income tax return last year, I was told
  • Will I lose my widow’s benefits if I remarry?

    J.J. Montanaro
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    Q: I’m a 61 year old Vietnam veteran’s widow. Will I lose my benefits due to remarriage? I’m disabled, since birth. –Neta, Texas A: Congratulations, I’m sure this an exciting, and perhaps somewhat stressful, time for you.  You didn’t mention what type of benefits you currently receive, so I’m going to review a few common survivors’ benefits and how they
 
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  • Face of Defense: Air Force NCO Helps Veteran in Need

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Chastain, assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and other volunteers stepped in to help Army veteran Alec Fonoti and his family when their house burned down.
  • Vince Vaughn, USO Bring 'Unfinished Business' to Edwards AFB

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Actor Vince Vaughn treated troops and their families to an advance screening of his upcoming film, "Unfinished Business," during a USO visit to Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • 21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares for the diverse threats that exist in today's national security landscape – from low-tech 'lone-wolf' terrorists to high-tech adversaries to groups like ISIL that use both approaches.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
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  • New jihadist leader in Dagestan denounces Islamic State defectors

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    The Islamic Caucasus Emirate's (ICE) leader in Dagestan, Said Arakanskiy, denounced the jihadists who defected to the Islamic State in a newly-released video. Arakanskiy's short speech, totaling two minutes and 30 seconds, was released via the Vilayat Dagestan's official web site and on its Twitter feed on Feb. 14. A screen shot from the video, showing Arakanskiy, can be seen above. The Vilayat Dagestan is one of ICE's official "provinces." Its former leader and some of his allies broke their allegiance to ICE emir Ali Abu Mukhammad al Dagestani late last year. This provoked a swift backlash…
  • 21 Egyptian Christians executed in Islamic State video

    15 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    A video released by the Islamic State shows fighters from one of its so-called provinces in Libya beheading 21 Egyptian Copts. The mass murders were advertised by Islamic State's media operatives over the past couple of days. And the latest edition of the organization's English-language magazine Dabiq, which was released last week, implied that the men had been killed. In a scene that is similar to past videos from Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State's victims are ritualistically walked along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea before being forced to kneel with their captors standing behind…
  • Islamic State 'province' in Libya claims capture of town

    15 Feb 2015 | 5:14 am
    One of the Islamic State's so-called "provinces" in Libya claims to have captured the town of Nawfaliyah. The group has released a photo set showing a large convoy entering the town. The military-style parade likely took place earlier this month. One of the photos can be seen above and the rest are at the end of this article. In addition to the jihadists' purported gains in Nawfaliyah, the organization's fighters seized several key buildings, including radio and television stations, in the city of Sirte. Separate photos posted on social media show the Islamic State's province broadcasting…
  • Islamic State takes over large portions of town near key airbase in Anbar

    13 Feb 2015 | 10:41 am
    The town of al Baghdadi in Iraq's Anbar province sits close to the Al Asad airbase where over 300 US Marines are stationed. The Islamic State has taken control of large portions of the town of al Baghdadi in Iraq's Anbar province. The town, which is 50 miles northwest of Ramadi, has been under siege for months after the Islamic State launched an offensive in Anbar last summer and took control of the nearby town of Hit. According to Reuters, a district manager said that "Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents." Reuters goes on to say that the…
  • New issue of 'Dabiq' features interview with widow of Paris gunman

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    The Islamic State released the seventh issue of its English-language magazine, Dabiq, this week. This issue includes an interview with Hayat Boumediene, the girlfriend of Amedy Coulibaly, the jihadist who killed a policewoman and attacked a kosher market in eastern Paris on Jan. 9. Coulibaly launched the assault two days following the attacks on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.


 Before he was killed by the police, Coulibaly told a French television channel that he had been working with the Kouachi brothers, who assaulted the Charlie Hebdo offices. The interview, presented in…
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  • Thornberry’s Defense Budget Exceeds Pentagon’s Request by $16 Billion

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    A lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives is calling for a fiscal 2016 defense budget that would exceed spending caps by $50 billion. Rep. William “Mac” Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, submitted the proposal in a letter Friday to Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, and chairman of the House Budget Committee. Thornberry and most of his colleagues on the defense panel recommended a national defense budget of $577 billion. The account includes funding for defense-related activities at the Pentagon and Energy Departments, and excludes funding for war…
  • Admiral Says China Outnumbers U.S. in Attack Submarines

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    The Chinese navy now operates a greater number of attack submarines than the U.S. Navy and is rapidly expanding the scope of their undersea missions and patrols, U.S. Navy leaders told Congress Wednesday. “Their submarine force has grown over a tremendous rate. They now have more diesel and nuclear attack submarines than we have so they’ve passed us in total quantity — but in quality they are still not there,” said Vice Adm. Joseph Mulloy, deputy chief of Naval operations, integration of capabilities and resources. Speaking before the House Seapower and Projections Forces subcommittee…
  • Army Not Interested in Taking A-10 Warthogs from Air Force

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    The U.S. Army has no interest in taking over the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 attack planes, even if it would save the venerable Cold War-era aircraft from the bone yard. The service’s top civilian, Army Secretary John McHugh, rejected the idea of accepting hand-me-down A-10 Warthogs from the Air Force. “No chance,” he said during a breakfast meeting with reporters on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. “That’s not even been a topic of casual conversation.” “With our own aircraft fleet we’re taking some pretty dramatic steps to reconfigure and become more affordable, and the A-10…
  • Pentagon Speeds Shipment of M-16s and MRAPS to Iraqi Army

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:47 pm
    The U.S. recently completed a $17.9 million deal for the delivery of 10,000 new M-16 rifles, 250Mine Resistant-Ambush Protected (MRAP)vehicles, and other military equipment to the Iraq as its army continues its buildup in the fight against ISIS, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The M-16s came with 10,000 M-68 Close Combat Optical (CCO) “red dot” sights and 100,000 magazines, and the MRAPs included 200 Harris radios for mounting in the vehicles, the Pentagon said. Pentagon officials cited the deal under the Foreign Military Sales program, which is subject to State Department approval, as an…
  • Navy Mulls Expanding Growler’s Future After Blanking EA-18G’s Budget

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    The Navy continues to evaluate whether it will need more EA-18G Growler electronic jamming aircraft on the deck of a carrier even though service officials chose to include no new Growlers in its 2016 defense budget request. The current configuration for an aircraft carrier’s air wing includes five Growler aircraft per squadron; however, an ongoing evaluation of the jamming aircraft is leading the service to consider increasing this number to seven or eight per squadron. The Navy’s 2016 budget request adds no new Growler aircraft to the current acquisition plan, which specifies that the…
 
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    America's North Shore Journal

  • 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

    Michael_Delaney
    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…
  • Can the measles vaccine kill you?

    Chuck Simmins
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
    The outbreak of measles in January, 2015, has resulted in a series of myths about the measles vaccine being spread through social media. One of them is depicted in the image. The accusation is that the measles vaccine, in whatever formulation, causes patient deaths. UPDATE February 4, 2015: Measles deaths in the United States, 1999-2012 B05.0 (Measles complicated by encephalitis), B05.1 (Measles complicated by meningitis), B05.2 (Measles complicated by pneumonia), B05.3 (Measles complicated by otitis media), B05.4 (Measles with intestinal complications), B05.8 (Measles with other…
  • Exploding the myths about measles vaccination

    Chuck Simmins
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    As of January 30, 2015, the number of measles cases in the United States continues to grow. So do the myths about the illness and the vaccine that prevents it. Let’s take a look at some of the most widespread on Twitter and Facebook. Measles, rubeola, is a preventable respiratory illness. The vaccine used in the United States is given in two doses. The first is administered to toddlers at the age of 15 to 18 months. The second is generally given before a child begins school, ages 4 to 6 years. Called the MMR vaccine, it also provides immunization for mumps and rubella. The MMR vaccine…
  • Measles in the United States

    Chuck Simmins
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    This is the latest data on the outbreaks of measles in the United States in 2015. The illnesses tied to Disneyland are noted separately. Data is unofficial. Because the count is from mid-December, 2014, to 2015, the assignment of some cases to a calendar year is in flux. February 18, 2015 – California appears to have accepted the CDC’s position that all of its measles cases are Disney-linked. Measles Outbreak — California, December 2014–February 2015 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) February 13, 2015 / 64(Early Release);1-2 Among the 110 California patients, 49…
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  • Wax & Nail Salon Tida

    contributor
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY MARIE LEWIS Having been to Cocok’s, Dulce, and Bella Nails a number of times, I was ready to try someplace new. I heard that a former employee of Cocok’s had opened her own place closer to Camp Foster, which was perfect for me! So I went to Salon Tida for a pedicure. The service did not disappoint. They had large comfy recliners to relax in, and blankets, too. While I enjoyed complimentary tea, I perused through the myriad design options before finally settling on one. I was treated to a full lower leg and foot massage. It was heavenly, and I dare say the best I…
  • 2015 Okinawa Hai Calendar – March

    contributor
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The 2015 calendar was available for purchase in November and December of 2014. This was March’s page. Toguchi Beach Photo credit: Andrew Mercado   Chatan Seawall Photo credit: Stephanie Gonzalez “Storm clouds in the sky With dragons drifting on by Some rumble, some cry” –Bill Enyart East China Sea Photo credit: Pamela Oliveras Pamela Oliveras Photography Shark Rocks Photo credit: Pamela Oliveras Pamela Oliveras Photography
  • March 2015 Local Events Calendar

    contributor
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY KACEY A. Many, many thanks to Kacey for putting this calendar of events around Okinawa together for us! March 1st             Bullfighting Tournament Ishikawa multi purpose dome, 3302 Ishikawa Uruma. ¥3,000. Starts at 1pm.             Hmaharaski Traditional Horse Racing Horse racing that has been carried out for over 500 years. Okinawa Zoo, Okinawa City. 1:30pm. Yokohama DeNA BayStars vs. Hiroshima Toyo Carp Professional baseball camp practice. Ginowan Stadium. 4-2-1 Mashiki, Ginowan. Game starts at 12:30pm.             Tenkaichi Fight Kickboxing…
  • The Azalea Festival in Higashi Village

    contributor
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The 2015 azalea festival on Okinawa runs from March 1st through the 22nd. Find out more below! CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA Annually in March Higashi Village hosts a flower carnival like no other on the island. This special event is centered on the seasonal blooming of the area’s azalea flowers. The festival takes place in a park specifically designed for the enjoyment of the colorful fauna. If you think this park is a simple stroll through the garden, you will be in for a bit of a surprise. To fully explore the expansive network of bridges, viewpoints, towers and pavilions you will…
  • Arifoglu Herbal Tea and Spice Bazaar

    contributor
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF This herb and tea shop is the only Turkish spice store that I know of on the island, and is one of the most comprehensive in terms of essential oils, organic teas, and spices. Arifoglu offers a fantastic selection of healthy food, honey, jam, aromatherapy oil (both cold pressed and distilled), perfume oil, organic herbal teas (both packaged/ground and loose leaf), and spices from all over the world. As we rode past on our bikes, my friends and I decided to have a look inside this simple, white-paneled building adorned with a green sign sporting the silhouette of an…
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  • 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 […]
  • 2016 Projected Active Duty End-Strength

    NCCM(Ret)
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    For FY-2016, the projected United States Navy active duty end-strength according to the Department of the Navy budget estimates. With minor adjustments at the various paygrades, the total active duty strength projection sees a modest increase over the one made for 2015. Commissioned Officers 0-10 Admiral 9 0-9 Vice Admiral 36 0-8 Rear Admiral (UH) […]
  • A 1.3% Proposal for 2016

    NCCM(Ret)
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Today, President Obama released his budget proposal for fiscal 2016. The defense portion of the national budget would amount to $534 billion; roughly eight percent above that enacted for fiscal year 2015. But only a small portion of that increase will end up in the pockets of our Servicemembers. Unless Congress can find the monies […]
  • Less Pay, More Work

    NCCM(Ret)
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In 2009, only a month after his Inauguration, President Obama released his first national budget proposal. The FY-2010 proposal included priorities he promised during his campaign; healthcare, education, clean energy, and for those in uniform, a few items that may have been unexpected. While reviewing President Obama’s first budget proposal, it becomes apparent that his […]
 
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    Defense Update:

  • Ricardo establishes a specialized US Based defense unit

    News Desk
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Ricardo is establishing a specialized defense unit - Ricardo Defense Systems (RDS) - to be located at its existing Detroit Technology Campus in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Completing the extensive approval process required for a Special Security Agreement with the USA, enabling the company to expand its role in the US defence market. The company said it is backing the move with the necessary investments in people, processes, and facilities.
  • Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

    Tamir Eshel
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.
  • Rafael Unveils an Upgraded I-DERBY Missile at Aero-India 2015

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    RAFAEL is unveiling at Aero India 2015 a new version of the Derby missile, a first step in a major revamp of the Israeli medium range BVR missile that has been in service since the mid 1990s.
  • RAFAEL: Ready to MAKE it in India

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    “The Indian move from buying military hardware abroad (BUY) to producing such systems in country (MAKE) is an important development for RAFAEL, as it enables us to exploit one of our major advantages as a developer – our ability to cooperate, transfer know how and support local production"
  • Why Make It In India?

    Tamir Eshel
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    The Indian defense industry in the government sector alone, employs nearly 200,000 workers and thousands of engineers and scientists. There are studies that show that even a 20 to 25% reduction in imports could directly create an additional 100,000 to 120,000 highly skilled jobs in India.
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    Defense Update:

  • Ricardo establishes a specialized US Based defense unit

    News Desk
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Ricardo is establishing a specialized defense unit - Ricardo Defense Systems (RDS) - to be located at its existing Detroit Technology Campus in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Completing the extensive approval process required for a Special Security Agreement with the USA, enabling the company to expand its role in the US defence market. The company said it is backing the move with the necessary investments in people, processes, and facilities.
  • Italian Air Force to acquire six HammerHead MALE UAVs

    Tamir Eshel
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The manufacturer, Piaggio Aerospace will deliver three UAS systems – 6 air vehicles and 3 ground control stations – complete with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) configuration to the Italian Air Force in early 2016.
  • Rafael Unveils an Upgraded I-DERBY Missile at Aero-India 2015

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    RAFAEL is unveiling at Aero India 2015 a new version of the Derby missile, a first step in a major revamp of the Israeli medium range BVR missile that has been in service since the mid 1990s.
  • RAFAEL: Ready to MAKE it in India

    Tamir Eshel
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    “The Indian move from buying military hardware abroad (BUY) to producing such systems in country (MAKE) is an important development for RAFAEL, as it enables us to exploit one of our major advantages as a developer – our ability to cooperate, transfer know how and support local production"
  • Why Make It In India?

    Tamir Eshel
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    The Indian defense industry in the government sector alone, employs nearly 200,000 workers and thousands of engineers and scientists. There are studies that show that even a 20 to 25% reduction in imports could directly create an additional 100,000 to 120,000 highly skilled jobs in India.
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    Navy Reads

  • Innovation Reverberation How/Now

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Review by Bill DoughtyImagine what it's like to crawl inside the head of a dead sperm whale for days ... Look into how mirrors were the original selfies ... Feel how a ice cubes were harvested before  there was refrigeration ... Hear how sonar and ultrasound became a reality.These and other insights are presented in Steven Johnson's "How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World."  It's helpful to know how far we've come as we chart where we are going.That crawling around in a whale's head thing? Johnson describes whaling for spermaceti, a white oily substance that…
  • Navy Musician, Jazz Great Clark Terry RIP

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    by Bill DoughtyClark Terry, like John Coltrane, was one of the greatest and most well-known musicians to serve in a U.S. Navy Band.Terry died yesterday and is remembered for his joy, passion and willingness to teach others.In 1942, Clark Terry Joined the U.S. Navy after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized recruitment of 5,000 musicians during World War II.Terry was part of the Great Lakes Band."From 1942 to 1945, the Great Lakes Band became a stew pot for up and coming jazzmen," according to ClarkTerry.com.Clark Terry and Quincy Jones.After the war, Terry continued to play music…
  • 'Pillar of Fire,' FBI Smoke – American Apartheid

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Review by Bill DoughtyShouts of "Allah-u Akbar!" and gunfire on a street in Los Angeles... Peaceful marches in the heart of the south... Violent extremism against white and black civil rights leaders... Police brutality, FBI surveillance and voting suppression...Taylor Branch's "Pillar of Fire" opens with a fiery confrontation in South-Central LA in 1962 as Nation of Islam followers, police and civilians clash. Threaded throughout this book are themes of race, religion, war, abuse of power and assassination.This second book in the trilogy about the history of the Civil Rights Movement…
  • From Street Gang to WWII Veteran

    13 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    by Bill DoughtyIn "Counting My Blessings: The Autobiography of a Native Hawaiian Pearl Harbor Survivor," "Uncle Herb" Weatherwax tells his story of humble beginnings – from homeless street gang to life in the military during World War II, then success as a business owner.As to his humble beginnings as a child raised on the outskirts of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii:"There was no stove in our house. Instead, we had a couple of rocks placed outside with metal bars across them. We would build a fire underneath and place the food across the bars. We didn't have running water, either. In…
  • Coach K on Dean Smith: 'Integrity, Honor, Purpose'

    8 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    Duke University issued a statement from Coach Mike Krzysewski today on the death of Coach Dean Smith, former coach of the University of North Carolina and one of the greatest coaches of all time:“I am incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Coach Dean Smith. We have lost a man who cannot be replaced. He was one of a kind and the sport of basketball lost one of its true pillars. Dean possessed one of the greatest basketball minds, and was a magnificent teacher and tactician. While building an elite program at North Carolina, he was clearly ahead of his time in dealing with social…
 
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    Fighter Country Partnership

  • Ron Sites and Major David Barns on CBS 5 this Morning

    Fighter Country
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Watch and Learn about Fry’s Courageous Hearts Campaign and how it supports FCF and other AZ Military Support organizations! CBS 5 – KPHO The post Ron Sites and Major David Barns on CBS 5 this Morning appeared first on Fighter Country Partnership.
  • Honorary Commander Feature: Charley Freericks

    Fighter Country
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Mr. Charley Freericks Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Mr. Charley Freericks, President of DMB, past Chairman of the Board for Fighter Country Partnership, and former Honorary Commander to the 56th Fighter Wing Commander at Luke Air Force Base. As President, Mr. Freericks is responsible for strategic management and leadership of DMB’s Arizona activities. He has over 17 years of experience with the company, including executive leadership roles and overseeing master planned community and commercial development operations. For over 30 years, DMB has been developing properties…
  • F-35 2014 End of Year Wrap-Up Video

    Fighter Country
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    2014 for the F-35 program was all about momentum, maturity and meeting milestones. The enterprise was expanded with maintenance and training depots stood up around the U.S. including our very own Luke Air Force Base. Video courtesy of Lockheed Martin. The post F-35 2014 End of Year Wrap-Up Video appeared first on Fighter Country Partnership.
  • Fry’s Food Stores – Courageous Hearts Campaign

    Fighter Country
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    Fry’s Food Stores is happy to announce another fun Courageous Hearts pin-up fundraising campaign, honoring our heroes. This campaign will take place February 1, 2015 and will run through February 28, 2015. Fighter Country Foundation has proudly been selected as one of the recipients to receive funding from this campaign. Purchase a Courageous Heart to show your support. Dedicate your Heart to someone in uniform – past or present – or to a military family! We encourage everyone to visit their local Fry’s Food Store to buy a heart to help support our United States military…
  • Another year sustaining our mission

    Fighter Country
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    From the Desk of Fighter Country Partnership, During a recent “year in review” meeting I was asked what I was most proud of this year and I sat there silent. The more dumbfounding thing is that as I sat there in silence, I was literally saying to myself, “why are you not speaking, FCP has done more than ever.” My simple response was that it has been another great year and we have been able to sustain the success we have had over the past four years since I had the opportunity to lead FCP. I was still frustrated with myself because I couldn’t immediately highlight some of the…
 
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    Mil-Tech

  • The Satellite Phone has 33 years! History of the Satellite Telephony.

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:42 am
    A satellite telephone, satellite phone, or satphone is a type of mobile phone that connects to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites.   In 1982 Inmarsat satellite services were established and satellite telephony started. In the beginning they used space resources leased from third parties. The first series of satellites used by Inmarsat, starting in 1982, was leased from several sources: COMSAT (MARISAT), ESA (MARECS), and INTELSAT (ISV-MCP).   30 years ago owning a satellite phone is difficult. You would need to be extremely rich to own one. The first satellite…
  • O3b has launched eight satellites into medium Earth orbit

    admin
    14 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm
    O3b has launched eight satellites into medium Earth orbit. While the first four have an onboard issue that likely will reduce their operating lives and deliver a $315 million insurance claim into O3b’s treasury, the company has maintained the minimum six in full operational status and, since September, has begun loading commercial customers onto the service. O3b satellites use Ka-band beams to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband connections to nations and businesses that otherwise do not have broadband access. The third and final set of four satellites on order for O3b is scheduled…
  • Baloon’s Internet Project Loon to come to India by 2016

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Google is looking to bring Project Loon, its balloon powered-Internet service, to India and is working with the government for the same, reports the Times of India. The technology giant will be looking at commercial format for the project by 2016 which will cover every inch of the Earth and that the company is working closely with governments across the world including India. Project Loon is a network of balloons which float at about 20 kilometres above in the stratosphere which will help in providing Internet access to the most remote corners of the world. Google has teamed up with…
  • The digital satellite phone terminals (DSPTs) have been installed at 22 CRPF base camps

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Security forces deployed in Jharkhand`s Red zone have been armed with advanced communication gadgets similar to those used in the conflict zones of Jammu & Kashmir. The digital satellite phone terminals (DSPTs) have been installed at 22 CRPF base camps located in remote areas. Sixty more will be installed at various camps across Jharkhand by the end of February. It is difficult for our jawans to make calls to their families because mobile phones do not work. These advanced communication system will connect them to their family and also enable us to contact them,” Mishra said. DSPT…
  • Use of satphones by fishing crews

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Gavan Murphy, director of marketing EMEA at Globalstar writes on the importance of satellite phones to commercial fishermen. Personal use of satphones by fishing crews is on the rise too. The farther away a crew is from home, the more they are keen to hear the voices of loved ones. Offering crew the chance to speak to family and friends is seen as a matter of staff welfare. See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/electronics/communications/satellite-phones-becoming-a-fishermans-best-friend#sthash.IVlwkCNN.dpuf
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    Defense Media Network

  • Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement

    Edward H. Lundquist
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
        Since Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has been enforcing the law. From protecting the nation’s trade regulations and tariffs to catching pirates and smugglers, the service has been America’s symbol of law enforcement authority in the maritime domain. This authority is clearly spelled out in 14 USC 2: “The Coast Guard shall enforce or assist in the enforcement of all applicable laws on, under and over the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” In our ports, the Coast Guard partners with federal, state, local, tribal, and industry…
  • Air Force Placing 18 A-10s into Backup Status

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    The Air Force is taking 18 primary, combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from active units and placing them into Backup Aircraft Inventory (BAI) status, according to a press release from the office of the Secretary of the Air Force. The action has been authorized by the Secretary of Defense and congress, and is another step in the controversial Air Force move to retire A-10s, known more commonly as Warthogs, in order to free up funding for new aircraft and maintenance personnel to keep them operational. “At this time the Air Force is moving into BAI status only 18 A-10s of the 36 authorized in…
  • Raytheon, UAE to Mount TALON Laser Guided Rockets on NIMR Armored Vehicle

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Raytheon Company and NIMR Automotive, part of the Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) have agreed to collaborate on equipping NIMR armored vehicles with Raytheon’s TALON laser-guided rockets (LGR), according to a Raytheon press release. The vehicles will mount a Raytheon remote weapons station combined with an elevated sensor/director ball, allowing the 16 TALON LGR to be fired from concealment as well as with the vehicle in motion. “Integration onto the NIMR vehicle further demonstrates the versatility of TALON,” said Michelle Lohmeier, Raytheon vice president of Land…
  • RAAF and Boeing Successfully Test Extended Range JDAM ER

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Boeing have successfully conducted a series of tests on a new wing kit for the 500-pound JDAM, according to a Boeing release. The new wing kit, used with the weapon’s existing guidance kit, increases the 15-mile range of the freefall Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to more than 45 miles in the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM ER), according to the release. “The extended range wing kit will allow the Australian Defense Force to employ JDAM more flexibly and safely in the target area,” said Rear Adm. Tony Dalton, responsible…
  • Germany’s First Jet Fighter: The He 280

    Robert F. Dorr
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
      Could Nazi Germany have gotten a jet fighter into combat much earlier than it did? What if the Reich had rushed the Heinkel He 280 into service rather than waiting for the similar Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter that came later? A sky full of He 280s, faster and deadlier than any fighter in allied service, might have prevented the U.S. Eighth Air Force from building up its bomber offensive over Europe — and might, even, have forced the allies to postpone the invasion of occupied Europe that took place at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Maybe even, in the wildest imaginations of a…
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    Welcome Home Blog

  • Airman Surprises Sisters at GCU Basketball Game

    Chris Ross
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    “Javen Manning returned from service in the Air Force to surprise his sisters and reunite with family at the GCU men’s basketball game on Saturday, February 21st.”
  • Marine Surprises Niece at School

    Chris Ross
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    A United States Marine surprised his niece in her school’s cafeteria after he returned home from deployment.
  • Military family reunited during Whitecaps baseball game

    Bridgit Stoffer
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    This military family has had many reunions but never like this before. Instead of meeting his family at the airport like usual he reached out to his local minor league team who helped him make this homecoming one his children will never forget.
  • Soldier’s surprise proposal at baseball game

    Bridgit Stoffer
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    A soldier’s girlfriend is surprised by a video proposal during the Royal’s baseball game but before she says yes she’s given an even greater surprise, he’s home to give her the ring and hear her “YES!!!” in person.
  • Marine Surprises Kids After Homecoming

    Chris Ross
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    After a Marine is welcomed home from deployment by his wife, he goes home to surprise his son and daughter. Watch how their reactions change when they see who’s behind the door.
 
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    A Soldier's Perspective

  • Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

    CJ Grisham
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:03 pm
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced yesterday that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 1st Lts. William D. Bernier of Augusta, Montana; Bryant E. Poulsen of Salt Lake City, Utah; Herbert V. Young Jr. of Clarkdale, Arizona and Tech Sgts. Charles L. Johnston of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hugh F. Moore of Elkton, Maryland and Staff Sgts. John E. Copeland of Dearing, Kansas; Charles J. Jones of Athens, Georgia; and Sgt. Charles…
  • DOD Announces Operation Freedom’s Sentinel Qualifies for Campaign Medal

    CJ Grisham
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    The Department of Defense announced today Operation Freedom’s Sentinel as a qualifying operation for award of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Additionally, the transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to Freedom’s Sentinel also marks a new campaign phase, “Transition II,” for the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright signed a memorandum authorizing these changes retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015. The qualifying Afghanistan Campaign Medal operations, campaign phases, and associated inclusive dates for each are as…
  • Constitutional Carry: A “Non-issue”

    CJ Grisham
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Photo courtesy OpenCarry.orgRecently, Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton expressed the idea that passing a law that would legalize the open carry of firearms would “put a tremendous burden on law enforcement because citizens are going to call when they see someone openly carrying a weapon.” With Republicans winning a greater share of the elected offices in Texas, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo met with other Texas chiefs of police about the issue of open carry. After the meeting, Acevedo remarked that “we don’t need to go back to the Wild, Wild West,” something he says would…
  • Army approves awards for victims of 2009 Fort Hood attack

    CJ Grisham
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced today that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, following a change in the medals’ eligibility criteria mandated by Congress. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in the attack by Major Nidal Hassan, who was convicted in August, 2013, of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. “The Purple Heart’s strict eligibility criteria had prevented us from…
  • College Police Chiefs to Vets: We Don’t Trust You

    CJ Grisham
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Last month, two bills were filed (one each for the Texas House and Senate) that would legalize self-defense by concealed handgun license holders on college campuses. In typical fashion, Texas law enforcement agencies aren’t supportive of the idea, especially the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators. According to WOAI.com, apparently the only people that can be trusted with guns on a campus are police officers: Felipe Garza, President of the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators, says there are ‘too many uncertainties’…
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    The Duffel Blog

  • M*A*S*H Reboot Struggles With Audience

    blondesoverbaghdad
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The future is uncertain for a much-anticipated M*A*S*H* re-boot set in Afghanistan after the show hit minefields — and not the golf-course kind. “The energy surrounding this project was amazing,” said Erin Curtis, the show’s producer. “Channing Tatum walked into the press conference already dressed as Hawkeye Pierce, in a red bathrobe […]
  • Sunday Reader: The Chairman

    Duffel Blog Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
  • Sniper Field Manual Excerpt: Shitting In An MRE Bag While Prone

    Erik Sullivan
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The following is an excerpt from the updated US Army “Sniper Training” Field Manual 23-10, chapter 4, section 11: Occupation of Sniper Firing Positions. Knowing how to shit in an MRE bag while prone is essential to the modern sniper’s mission. Contamination of a hide site with the olfactory cataclysm that is an MRE shit […]
  • OPINION: All This Recreational Devil Worship Might Be Affecting My Day Job

    Ted Heller
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The following is an opinion by Lt. Cdr. Brenda Frey, USS Essex (LHD-2) command chaplain. As somebody who ministers to the spiritual and emotional needs of hundreds of sailors and Marines, it’s important to lead a life that’s both morally sound and spiritually fit, because these young men and women are counting on me to set the […]
  • Dress Debate: 27 Beheadings, As Arguments Turn Deadly

    Jay-B
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    WASHINGTON — The global debate about the color of a dress has turned violent today, with reports of death and mayhem pouring in from around the world. Video has appeared online from the ISIS-controlled, Iraqi city of Mosul showing the beheading of 27 people dressed in black and blue dresses, with the narrator stating, “The […]
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    French Foreign Legion Information

  • 2e REP: IDEX 2015 Exhibition in Abu Dhabi

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:09 pm
    The legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion took part in IDEX 2015, the International Defence Exhibition and Conference taking place in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Between February 22 and 26, the international defence exhibition IDEX demonstrated the latest technology across land, sea […]
  • 4e RE: Fresh legionnaires obtaining their Képi blanc

    admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    This week, on February 17, volunteers from the 2nd Volunteer Company (2e CEV), 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE) of the French Foreign Legion became legionnaires and obtained their Képi blanc (White kepi) during a ceremony at Lagrasse Abbey, southern France. After four-week-long basic training at one of the Legion’s farm, and just after finishing the […]
  • 2e REI: First exercise with VBCI

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    As stated, the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) of the French Foreign Legion received its first VBCI armored vehicles, on January 31, 2015. Five days later, the legionnaires of 2e REI conducted an exercise with their new equipment. The firing exercise took place at Camp des Garrigues, an urban warfare military camp near Nimes, […]
  • 1er REG: Operation Harpie in French Guiana 2015

    admin
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    As stated in Foreign Legion Operations of December 2014, legionnaires from the 1st Company of the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) are being placed in French Guiana (South America) now. In January 2015, they participated in Operation Harpie. The Operation Harpie the legionnaires of 1er REG were participated in, has been going on since […]
  • 2e REP: GCP trained with helicopters in Corsica

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    The legionnaires from the Parachute Commando Group (Groupement des Commandos Parachutistes, GCP) of the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) trained together with SA 330 Puma (Super Puma) helicopters from the Solenzara Helicopter Squadron (Escadron d’hélicoptères 01.044 Solenzara, EH 1/44) in Corsica last week. During the 26th and 27th of January 2015, more […]
 
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    Texas Veterans Blog

  • Support Women Veterans at the Rock Your Camo 5K & Fun Run

    Anne Evenson
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Women Veterans Initiative invites you participate in the 2015 Rock Your Camo 5K & Fun Run in Austin to kick off Women Veterans Month in March. We here at the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) are very excited to support the TVC in their mission by participating in this event and […]
  • Texas Veterans Land Board Recognizes Top Producing Partners

    Anne Evenson
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) announced participants who have helped promote Texas Veteran and military member benefits during 2014. Top real estate professionals, community developers and mortgage lenders generating VLB land and home loans were recognized as Lone Star Circle Award recipients. We congratulate these VLB participating real estate professionals and companies. Support from […]
  • Corpus Christi Veterans Benefits Fair

    Jimmy
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
     
  • Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery Expansion Complete

    Anne Evenson
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    The growing number of South Texas heroes interred at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission will be honored for years to come with two new columbaria ready for eternal service. The new structures expand the capacity of the cemetery by 700 new niches, more than doubling the existing, non-burial capacity. Interments will begin […]
  • VLB Land Loan Limit Increased to $125,000

    Anne Evenson
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Texas Veterans are now eligible for low-interest land loans up to $125,000. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush increased the land loan limit in his first act as Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB). The previous land loan limit was $100,000. “Texas Veterans have more than earned this benefit,” said Bill McLemore, Executive […]
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    World Traveling Military Family

  • Rome, Italy – Day 1

    Mrs B
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Day 1 was our first full day in Rome, Italy. You can read about our 1/2 and visit to the Spanish Steps in my previous post. Rome is so huge that I’ve had to spread our trip out over several posts, you can always use the search box on the right sidebar to help you [...] The post Rome, Italy – Day 1 appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Rome, Italy – Half Day

    Mrs B
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Rome is a large city with tons to see & do! It took a bit of research to plan out our 2.5 days in the city to make sure we got to see what we wanted and to make the most out of our visit. I’ll be sharing our itinerary as well as the resources [...] The post Rome, Italy – Half Day appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Flying RyanAir in Europe

    Mrs B
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s been awhile since we have flown RyanAir (since 2004!) and I see many questions all the time asking what is it like flying RyanAir so hopefully this post will help. I do have to say that there have been some positive changes since we last flew with them many years ago. Yes, there still [...] The post Flying RyanAir in Europe appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Cologne Bonn Airport – Germany

    Mrs B
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Cologne-Bonn Airport (Cologne Bonn Airport) is a commonly used airport of those living in the Spangdahlem & Rammstein, Germany areas, especially those who are taking advantage of some of the great RyanAir prices! We recently flew out of Cologne-Bonn in January 2015. I’ve seen several people asking questions, and of course I had a ton of questions [...] The post Cologne Bonn Airport – Germany appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • What To Take On a Space A Flight

    Mrs B
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    photo from http://www.stockvault.net/photo/109810/c-17-globemaster Lots of people have questions about what to take on Space A flight, what you take depends on if your flying the Rotator or Cargo plane or something similar. Flying the Rotator is a commercial flight that has been contacted by the military. Other planes such as cargo planes C-17’s, C-5’s, etc [...] The post What To Take On a Space A Flight appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
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    Vision Strike Wear Military Blog

  • Learning to Fly an Airplane

    Frost Call
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Learning to Fly an Airplane Flight Training Day 40 – More Check Ride Practice February, 13  2015 · Taken at Ramona Airport Learning to Fly an Airplane Flight Training Day 39 – More Practice for Check Ride! February, 3  2015 · Taken at Ramona Airport ATC Light Signals Learning to Fly an Airplane Flight Training Day 38 – More Steep Bank Turns Solo January, 20  2015 · Taken at Ramona Airport Learning to Fly an Airplane Flight Training Day 37 – Steep Bank Turns Solo January, 9  2015 · Taken at Ramona Airport Learning to Fly an Airplane Flight Training Day 36…
  • Was Popeye A Coastie Or A Navy Sailor?

    Sarge Strike
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:08 pm
    One of the longest standing debates in America is a question about Popeye the sailorman. Is he a a Coastie or A Navy Sailor? Nothing is as American as Popeye the sailorman. He has taken us through the ages and has been a friend during these many years. He has been a seafaring sailor and he has been with us during America’s Wars both in World War 2 and later. Spinach was the answer He has been a one man Spinach attack machine fighting the Japanese, their submarines and Nazi Germany in a two front war and he came out victorious. Popeye During The War Years In times of War the US Coast…
  • US Army Custom T shirt Designs 2015

    Sarge Strike
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    US Army Custom T shirt Designs 2015 Get your US Army Custom T shirt Designs 2015 concepts now and move towards great art and great military shirts this year! Military design and artwork for US Army Custom T shirt Designs 2015 have already started off quickly with detailed and high level artwork for the Unite States Army! US Army NCO’s, units, artillery units, schools, Ranger’s to Infantry, logistics to transportation, bases to forts and much more requested custom USAR shirts and designs and Vision-Strike-Wear.Com is humbled to have the opportunity to support these amazing men and…
  • Brian Williams Is AWOL and His Funniest Memes Ever

    Sarge Strike
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    This is Brian Williams and I am reporting live from? Where? Brian you have been across the planet, in the hotbed of investigative journalism but in recent days it now appears by your own admission you weren’t really there. In the military we call that AWOL. Absent Without Leave. Today Brian Williams Is AWOL and His Funniest Memes Ever are honored. So in response to your erroneous military reporting from a variety of locales in the Middle-East we celebrate your memory lapse with a few memes worthy of your attention. So what is a small RPG attack twelve years ago among friends? I am sure…
  • Is ISIS Learning Recruiting Strategies From Online Sexual Predators?

    Vision Strike
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
    There is a common thread behind so called “homegrown extremists” in France, England, and even in the USA.  Surviving family members and friends who had no idea their children, friends or even siblings had become radicalized. There the mother who had no idea that her child or children met extremists online. The wife who thought her husband was just taking the day off from work, or the sister who realized she had never met her brother’s new gang of friends. Transformations, especially in young people can be subtle, taking place over months and eluding relatives along the way. Mia…
 
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    Semper Fi Parents

  • Today In Marine Corps History: 2 March 1867

    Carl
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Jacob Zeilin, Colonel Commandant of the Marine Corps from 30 June 1864, was this date promoted to the rank of Brigadier General Commandant, the first time Congress authorized this rank for the Marine Corps. The statute, however, was repealed in June 1874 so that the rank of Commandant would again revert to colonel upon Zeilin’s retirement.   #Marines#Marine#USMC As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please Share it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, <a href=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/SemperFiParents”…
  • Today In Marine Corps History: 1 March 1960

    Carl
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Beaufort (South Carolina) Auxiliary Air Station was redesignated a Marine Corps Air Station. #Marines#Marine#USMC As always, if you are seeing this post on Facebook, please Share it. Sharing helps the site grow. If you enjoyed this post, Subscribe To My RSS Feed. To Friend and/or Follow us on Facebook, Click Here.
  • PGR Mission Alert: Burnett H. Cain, Jr, USMC

    Carl
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    We have been asked to stand for a Korean War Veteran, Burnett H. “Bud” Cain, Jr. Bud had quite a service record and continued to serve his community throughout his life. His obit may be viewed at: http://orenderfamilyhome.net/book-of…t/obituary.php Flag line for viewings: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 & 7:00 – 9:00 @ Orender Family Home for Funerals 2643 Old Bridge Road Manasquan, NJ 08736 Try to be there 1/2 hour before the start of the viewings (whatever time you can give will be appreciated) Funeral service: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 10:30…
  • Marine Security Guards Become Crises Reaction Forces

    Carl
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    My daughter is currently serving at her second posting as a member of this elite group. “In the wake of Benghazi, I think there’s an expectation that Marines and sailors will be there and respond within hours to a threat against our diplomatic corps, U.S. citizens or interests abroad.” — CMC Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. at the Senate Armed Services Committe Testimony | January 28, 2015 Being a U.S. Embassy Security Guard may traditionally have had as much appeal as standing on a busy mall acting as a slug-eyed meme in a costume. Recent Benghazi, Libya, Turkey, Pakistan, Tunisia,…
  • Wreaths Across America

    Carl
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    Wreaths Across America Wreath Pick Up National Cemetery of the Alleghenies 1158 Morgan Rd Bridgeville, PA 15017 Saturday, 7 February 2015, 8:00 AM Staging: 7:45 AM in the ADMINISTRATION Building parking lot—NOT the welcome center We will be working with the foreman, Mr. Webb. He will assign us our duties. Come prepared to do some manual labor—dress accordingly. We will be joined by a number of other volunteer groups. Remember that the National Cemetery is a Federal Reservation and NO WEAPONS are permitted. For more information contact: Jim Shaw Veterans’ Liaison-West Pennsylvania…
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    Military Backpack Guide

  • REVIEW: Direct Action Gear – Dragon Egg Pack

    Mike
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Direct Action Gear started in Poland, and has since expanded into the US market with an office in New York. Their gear definitely has some unique features which I would simply categorize as “outside the box”. They’ve got three military backpacks, which range in size and available features. The smallest is the “Dust” model, while their 3-day offering is named “Ghost”. I’ll eventually review all three of these bags, but for now, I decided to have a look at Direct Action Gear’s mid-sized, best seller – the “Dragon Egg”.
  • Choosing a Military Backpack – What you need to consider before purchase

    Mike
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    If you’re in the market for a serious backpack, of course you’re going to be adding many military backpacks to your shortlist. We’ve got a ton of backpack reviews here on the site but there’s one common thread amongst them all: they’re all either some form of Government issue, or tactically equivalent. When I was in the US Marine Corps, we didn’t get a choice out of Boot Camp which gear we could use. However, once we landed at our first duty station, the options became available. Overview Military backpacks have a variety of uses that make them…
  • Everything you need to know about ALICE packs – neatly organized

    Mike
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Introduction It’s not always easy to find the right pack for your personal needs. While there are many pack systems available and many different aspects to consider, the ALICE system can be the perfect option for many people. Here’s a look at the history, the different types issued by the United States government and a quick guide to choosing the right ALICE system based on individual needs. History The ALICE system – which stands for All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment – was developed through the latter half of the 1960s for use in United States…
  • REVIEW: VISM Tactical Backpack

    Mike
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:57 pm
    The VISM Tactical Backpack is a small to mid capacity backpack manufactured by NcStar. The main compartment has an internal capacity of over 1,200 sq inches and there are six additional smaller compartments: two on each side and two on the back. It’s also fully adjustable to accommodate different sizes and is available either in solid black or a green digital camouflage print. When we review tactical backpacks, we’re looking for them to meet three criteria: durability, comfort, and what extra features does it have? The VISM performs amazingly in comfort with wide and well-padded…
  • Spec Ops – T.H.E. Ultimate Assault Pack

    Mike
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Busted back-pack dude – you’ve seen him. He’s the guy on the trail who’s pack is half-patched with super-glue, duct tape and a chip-clip. Spec-Ops looks to solve such woes forever with their premium line backpack affectionately-titled: “Spec Ops T.H.E. Ultimate Assault Pack.” Sounds pretty good, right? But is it? We’re here to break it down for you. With a total internal capacity of 2550 cubic inches, this thing threatens to hold everything on Earth. Despite the amazing capacity from an internal frame pack, Spec-Ops keeps it stylish with five…
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    Special Forces

  • The November War – a story from Operation Phantom Fury

    Eric SOF
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Filmmakers Garrett Anderson and Antonio de la Torre embarked on an 8,000 mile cross-country road-trip to interview members of Anderson’s former Marine The November War – a story from Operation Phantom Fury is a post from: Special Forces
  • A profile of the world’s most wanted terrorist

    Eric SOF
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Revelations about “Jihadi John,” who was last week identified as Mohamed Emwazi, continue to surface, offering new insight into how the West A profile of the world’s most wanted terrorist is a post from: Special Forces
  • US will deport over 100 Bosnians for 90s war crimes

    Eric SOF
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    US authorities reportedly plan to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of committing atrocities during the Bosnian War of 1992-95. Some are US will deport over 100 Bosnians for 90s war crimes is a post from: Special Forces
  • ‘Jihadi John’ known to MI5 since 2008, but he managed to escape

    Eric SOF
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Mohammed Enwazi, known as “Jihadi John,” was identified by British intelligence service MI5 but allowed to escape to Syria. It was also ‘Jihadi John’ known to MI5 since 2008, but he managed to escape is a post from: Special Forces
  • Israel asks US for additional $300mn for missile defense

    Eric SOF
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Israel reportedly bypassed the White House and asked the US Congress for an extra $317 million to be added to President Barack Israel asks US for additional $300mn for missile defense is a post from: Special Forces
 
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    Military Spouse Program

  • What Is Medical Transcription And Coding?

    Milspouse
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    What is medical transcription and coding? It’s an allied health care profession – two, to be exact. You can be just a transcriptionist or a medical coder, although some jobs involve both types of work. These are solid, stable careers that pay well and are in high demand right now, mainly due to the expansion of the health care industry. You generally need some vocational training to get your foot in the door. In brief, here are the job descriptions: Medical Transcription Medical transcription entails accurately reproducing the voice notes and documentation of doctors and other medical…
  • Al Udeid Air Base

    Milspouse
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    History Also known as Abu Nakhlah Airport, Al Udeid Air Base hosts foreign coalition personnel as well as base assets in Qatar. Qatar constructed the state-of-the-art Al Udeid Air Base during the 1990s at a cost of over one billion U.S. dollars since the country did not have its own Air Force. Since then, Qatar and the U.S. have funded construction of additional facilities to support air and ground operations and command services for U. S Central Command (CENTCOM) military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Qatar offers the U.S. military important strategic access to the Al Udeid Air Base…
  • The MSRRA: What You Need to Know

    Milspouse
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
      You’ve probably heard of the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act – or MSRRA – before, but what, exactly, does it do? We’ve gathered some facts here to help clear up your confusion: It allows you to have the same place of residency as your service member, as long as you have also established residency in that state. Or, you can establish residency in the state that your spouse is currently stationed. This would require you to establish residency every time you move. Ways to establish residency may include voting, paying taxes, owning a home, and registering a vehicle in that…
  • How Online Criminal Justice Certificate Programs Work for You

    Milspouse
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    Criminal justice is a growing sector with job opportunities that fit the pick-up-and-go lifestyle of many military spouses. Read on to find out how certificate-level online criminal justice training can work for you. Get Critical Job Skills With criminal justice certificate programs, you have a valuable opportunity to hone your professional skills while acquiring expert-level knowledge on the hottest topics in the field. A strong educational program will provide the know-how you need to get a good criminal justice job and then perform well once you’re hired. Master a Specialty…
  • Valentine’s Day During Deployment: 4 Tips

    Milspouse
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    Spending Valentine’s Day alone can be tough, but so are you – you can handle it. Here are some alternatives for celebrating the day: Plan for Next Year– Planning a romantic getaway will help keep you distracted. Skype Your Husband–Seeing his face is a surefire way to make the day better. ‘Gal’entines Day– Go out with the girls and celebrate your friendship! Celebrate with the Kids– Kids love candy, so buy some chocolates to share. Start a program for a career you’ll fall in love with through the Military Spouse Program today. With online career training all done on your…
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