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  • Most Topular Stories

  • Official: 60 extremist backers from Germany dead

    Stars and Stripes News
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died.
  • UNC celebrates the 69th anniversary of the United Nations in Japan

    Pacific Air Forces Top Stories
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
  • This Scaled-Down Armored Truck Could Be the Next Humvee

    WIRED » Danger Room
    Jordan Golson
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    The DoD is looking for a new Humvee, and Oshkosh has got a potential replacement. The post This Scaled-Down Armored Truck Could Be the Next Humvee appeared first on WIRED.
  • Questions about boot camp

    Featured Blog Posts - Navy For Moms
    Twins21
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Hello I'm new to this website but very excited to get information from everyone who has gone or is going through someone they love leaving for the Navy. I have so many questions but the one I would really like to know is my son leaves November 23,2014 for Boot Camp can anyone tell me will they do a Thanksgiving Dinner?? Also what will occur during the Holidays since he won't graduate till after the first of the year I assume. Any feed back is very appreciated. Also once he goest to the A school at GL I understand he can have blankets etc.?
  • A Man worth Following

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    Slater
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Yesterday Senator James Webb announced an exploratory bid for the presidency.  I honestly never thought of him as a Candidate for the job.  The reality is that the bench on the Democratic side is extraordinarily slim.  The Republicans have a few guys I’d take a look at.  Many of you might recall him as the combat boot wearing candidate who ran for the Virginia Senate seat.  Although it was in solidarity of his son who was deployed at the time.  Webb, a Marine, is a Combat Veteran of Vietnam who was award for conspicuous gallantry on numerous occasions, an accomplished […]
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    Stars and Stripes News

  • Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on an extension

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date.
  • Official: 60 extremist backers from Germany dead

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died.
  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
  • Wis. WWII veteran unlocks past through war love letters

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    For the first time in almost 70 years, Harold “Diz” Kronenberg, a decorated World War II veteran, learned what he’d written on more than 500 letters, postcards and notes he wrote to Marjorie Sippel, the woman he eventually married.
  • Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.
 
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    WIRED » Danger Room

  • This Scaled-Down Armored Truck Could Be the Next Humvee

    Jordan Golson
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    The DoD is looking for a new Humvee, and Oshkosh has got a potential replacement. The post This Scaled-Down Armored Truck Could Be the Next Humvee appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Navy’s Developing Little Autonomous Boats to Defend Its Ships

    Jordan Golson
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Navy ships are at their most vulnerable when they’re resupplying in port or navigating narrow straits or rivers because they’re tricky to maneuver in tight quarters and vulnerable to attack. The attack 14 years ago on the USS Cole as it refueled while berthed in Yemen, an attack that killed 17 American sailors and reiterated […] The post The Navy’s Developing Little Autonomous Boats to Defend Its Ships appeared first on WIRED.
  • WWI Zeppelins: Not Too Deadly, But Scary as Hell

    Jordan Golson
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Airships were decent for surveillance, no good for bombing, and great for scaring the hell out of people. The post WWI Zeppelins: Not Too Deadly, But Scary as Hell appeared first on WIRED.
  • Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland

    Brian Lam
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    This epic video isn’t a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It’s proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano---close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video. The post Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland appeared first on WIRED.
  • How WWI’s U-Boats Launched the Age of Unrestricted Warfare

    Jordan Golson
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the four years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we’re looking back at the most remarkable vehicles—the planes, cars, tanks, ships, and zeppelins—it helped bring about. For British merchant vessels operating during World War I, few things were so terrifying […] The post How WWI’s U-Boats Launched the Age of Unrestricted Warfare appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Featured Blog Posts - Navy For Moms

  • Questions about boot camp

    Twins21
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Hello I'm new to this website but very excited to get information from everyone who has gone or is going through someone they love leaving for the Navy. I have so many questions but the one I would really like to know is my son leaves November 23,2014 for Boot Camp can anyone tell me will they do a Thanksgiving Dinner?? Also what will occur during the Holidays since he won't graduate till after the first of the year I assume. Any feed back is very appreciated. Also once he goest to the A school at GL I understand he can have blankets etc.?
  • no letter about his address yet!

    Julie-Jake
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    My son went to Great Lakes on Nov. 6.  I got the "box" but no letter in it.  So sad.  What does this mean??
  • My daughter left on November 5th

    Kaila's mom
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    My daughter left on November 5th for boot camp.  She was so excited to go because she had never been on a plane.  We text back and forth up until she reported to boot camp. It made me feel better to hear the excitement and confidence  in her voice, I know she made the right choice!  I am still waiting on her package they send home and the information on graduation ceremonies. I worry about her as all moms do and it's the not knowing that driving me crazy.  
  • letters

    mynavyman
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    I've read alot of different things about writing letters and the recruits being able to write. So I was wondering if anyone knew for such. Are the recruits only able to write on Sundays? And do they receive mail everyday? And when they get mail can they read it when they get it?
  • Delivering the Holidays to Diplomatic and Military Service Members Worldwide

    Denise-- Seabee Mom
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, send cards and packages to military APO/FPO/ DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below. Military Mail Addressed To Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS) 1 First-Class Mail —Letters and Cards PriorityMail Parcel Air Lift (PAL) 2 Space Available Mail (SAM) 3 StandardPost APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090-092 Dec 17 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 8 APO/FPO AE ZIP 093 N/A Dec 3 Dec 3 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 8 APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098 Dec 17 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 8 APO/FPO AA ZIP 340 Dec 17 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 26…
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  • A Man worth Following

    Slater
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Yesterday Senator James Webb announced an exploratory bid for the presidency.  I honestly never thought of him as a Candidate for the job.  The reality is that the bench on the Democratic side is extraordinarily slim.  The Republicans have a few guys I’d take a look at.  Many of you might recall him as the combat boot wearing candidate who ran for the Virginia Senate seat.  Although it was in solidarity of his son who was deployed at the time.  Webb, a Marine, is a Combat Veteran of Vietnam who was award for conspicuous gallantry on numerous occasions, an accomplished […]
  • “Accomplished Nothing” in Afghanistan

    LTCOL P
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:32 pm
    So says SIGAR, in the realm of economic development: SIGAR’s chief, John Sopko, told reporters Tuesday, that the agency has opened an “in-depth review” into the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO), a Defense Department unit aimed at developing war zone mining, industrial development and fostering private investments. “We have gotten serious allegations about the management and mismanagement of that agency, as well as a policy question about what they were doing and whether they should have existed,” Sopko said. Not “news” in the strict sense, but…
  • Russia never left The Great Game

    DaveO
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Russia never left the Great Game. Obama never studied history, and it shows. While Vladimir Putin demonstrated respect for Bush-43 that was never extended to Obama, Putin still re-started the Great Game with the invasion of Georgia, using the guise of Pan-slavism as his excuse, and Bush’s focus on GWOT as cover. In a little known speech delivered in Sochi last month, Putin announced that Russia is done with the status quo and will change it. But given Russia’s economic predicament, Putin needs a way to distract Russians from the economic mess created by Putin’s kleptocracy.
  • New Quantum Teleportation Record of 15 Miles

    DaveO
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Science, real science – not that fascist crap espoused by the left to enrich their elite – but real science is always fresh and exciting because the science is never settled. In quantum teleportation, two particles—in this case photons—are put in the same state, and if one changes, so does the other. This is called quantum entanglement, and it can theoretically happen across vast distances. But current technology has an upper limit that restricts those distances. An upper limit – for now.
  • Perhaps it was the missing strawberries?

    DaveO
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Perhaps it was the case of the missing strawberries that distracted the skippers?
 
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  • Threat Watch- UAE designates CAIR as terror group

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released a list of terrorist groups and the Muslim Brtherhood affiliate CAIR made the hit parade. While CAIR professed themselves “shocked” by the designation, the reality is that the group’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood cannot be legitimately disputed. CAIR is listed as an organization of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America’s Palestine Committee, in a 1994 meeting agenda submitted as evidence during the Holy Land Foundation Trial. The stated purpose of the Palestine Committee is to support the terrorist group Hamas, with quote “media, money,…
  • Should Soldiers/military or Veterans be able to use marijuana?

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    I'm posting up my first Survey Monkey survey to ask just a couple of important questions regarding use of marijuana for military members and veterans. I've been looking to see if anyone has been asking this question; I don't see much out there, and I think it's now time to put it out there. The issue has basically three components: 1. Active duty military- should they be able to use it, if they are in a location that permits it? (Think Ft Carson in Colorado as an example) 2. Should guardsmen, who are not on duty full-time but subject to duty recall, be able to use it if their state permits…
  • Go Read "Ryan Pitts, Man of Honor"

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    "...against that onslaught, one American held the line ... just 22 years old, nearly surrounded, bloodied but unbowed..." - President Barack Obama, about SSG Ryan Pitts Over at the Burn Pit, TSO has a great piece about SSG Ryan Pitts, someone we've written about for a long time: ...Wounded in both legs and with shrapnel in his arm, Pitts crawled onto the sandbags and fired a machine gun at the approaching insurgents. Alone and bleeding, the perimeter of his position breached, his predicament was grave. He could hear enemy voices as they closed in. He made a prediction about his fate: “I was…
  • Veterans Bonus in Ohio

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    B5 reader Cheryl sent a note about a cool program in Ohio than pays a bonus to certain veterans based on wartime service. The deasline for Iraq war vets to apply is Dec 31 of this year. You can do so at this site. There is an eligibility calculator, so you can check to see if you qualify. These are the basic fact, and well done Ohio for offering this. To be eligible for a bonus, a Veteran must have been an Ohio resident at the start of active duty service and when he or she applies for the bonus. To be eligible for a bonus, The Veteran must have been separated from the armed forces under…
  • Adam Baldwin Joins Mission: VALOR

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Actor Adam Baldwin has joined the Mission: VALOR National Advisory Board. He joins actor Nick Searcy to help develop Operation Audie, our film and television focus area, and is also providing other assistance as well. Full release is here.
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    Defense Tech

  • Pentagon Satellites to Persistently Stare at Targets in 10 Years

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Over the next decade, the Pentagon plans to launch satellites that offer a revolutionary leap in surveillance technology by persistently staring at targets from space for long periods of time, an official said.Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers gave the estimate at a defense conference this week in Washington, D.C.The Defense Department is at a “pivotal moment for intelligence” due to the rapid technological and geopolitical change underway throughout the world, he said. Adapting to the environment requires both short– and long-term investments, he said.“In…
  • Navy Plans for Fighter to Replace the F/A-18 Hornet in 2030s

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    The Navy is beginning to work on a a next-generation carrier-launched fighter jet to replace the existing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Growler aircraft by 2030 and supplement the F-35C the Pentagon is still developing, service officials said.The Navy effort, called the F/A-XX study, includes early work on the desired technological capabilities for the new aircraft. The idea is to have a new aircraft ready and producible by the time existing F/A-18s reach their end-of-service dates. Navy officials emphasize that the early work is in the very early stages and purely a conceptual effort to explore…
  • USSOCOM Wants Computer-Draining Tech

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be able to drain intelligence from enemy computers, so they don’t have to lug them off the battlefield.Intelligence gathering is a critical part of special-ops missions to capture or kill high-value targets such as the SEAL Team 6 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.Operators grab as much hardware as they can carry off of an objective. Now SOCOM is looking for a better way.The command is inviting the defense industry to participate in an “assessment event for the next generation of document and media exploitation devices in March of 2015…
  • Rosetta Boosts Hopes of Deflecting Earth-Killing Asteroids

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The primary goal of the pioneering spacecraft that landed on a comet last week is to search for clues about the composition of the early solar system.But the European Space Agency’s historic Rosetta mission might also have a futuristic defense application. It adds weight to the idea that small spacecraft may be able to protect Earth from big objects like asteroids and comets using gravitational force alone.The concept, known as a gravity tractor, has been around for almost a decade. Now, Rosetta could bring more data to the science.“If you were aware of a potentially hazardous object like…
  • F-22s and F-35s Fly First Operational Integration Training Missions

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    This is what Air Force generals have envisioned for decades. Two sets of fifth generation fighters flew side-by-side earlier this month to practice offensive counter air, defensive counter air and interdiction missions together over Florida out of Eglin Air Force Base.It as the first time the F-35 and F-22 flew operational training missions together, Air Force officials said.Both fighters have had a turbulent development and the F-35 is far from complete, but this was the vision. The F-35 and F-22 teaming up to combat a first world air force like China or Russia.Air Force officials…
 
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    #Iraq

  • 23 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am

    Zeyad Kasem
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Crooks and war pigs on both sides of the ocean rubbing their hands gleefully at the prospect of fresh arms deals to line up their pockets. One day you'll be forced to choke yourself on all that blood money, when it's worthless. ஜ☪۞☪ஜ _ ☜(*▽*)☞ _ ஜ☪۞☪ஜ Congress has approved several batches of arms sales to Iraq. The U.S. delivered the first batch of 140 refurbished Abrams tanks in 2012 in a
  • Sinai Wilayet operations

    Zeyad Kasem
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    ஜ☪۞☪ஜ _ ☜(*▽*)☞ _ ஜ☪۞☪ஜ ٍSawlat al-Ansar, full video of rebel operations in the Sinai Wilayet against Sisi's army http://t.co/nqe2Idw672 فيديو صولة الانصار في سيناء — ☡eyad Kasem ☝☪ زياد (@ZeyadKasim) November 17, 2014
  • 4 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm

    Zeyad Kasem
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    ஜ☪۞☪ஜ _ ☜(*▽*)☞ _ ஜ☪۞☪ஜ Families that had been driven from their homes told us that when the militia arrived, they destroyed the families' homes. Former residents told us that those who have tried to return are accused of being Islamic State members or sympathizers; some were held by the militia for days, blindfolded, questioned, and beaten -- or simply disappeared.  In the
  • Fvck Canada

    Zeyad Kasem
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    ஜ☪۞☪ஜ _ ☜(*▽*)☞ _ ஜ☪۞☪ஜ Canada just carried out its first airstrikes against Sunnis in Iraq near Fallujah. Just remember, Cankies, don't cry too hard when the payback comes hard back home.
  • 3 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm

    Zeyad Kasem
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    ஜ☪۞☪ஜ _ ☜(*▽*)☞ _ ஜ☪۞☪ஜ Sunni families from Jurf al-Sakhar southwest of Baghdad herded and held hostage by the Shite army and militias after Sunni insurgents retreated from the town recently to rural areas in the west.
 
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    A Soldier's Perspective

  • Honoring a Great Leader

    CJ Grisham
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    In 2003, I crossed the border into Iraq with 3/7 Cav and fought my way north. After the Battle of Samawah, I was moved over to the 4-64 Armor for the feint operation near An Hillah, then pushed north to the outskirts of Baghdad. Then, my team was moved to 1-64 Armor for the two Thunder Runs into Baghdad. Once we were firmly planted in the heart of Baghdad and the city fell to the mighty 3rd Infantry Division, I was transferred to 3-15 Infantry for support and stability operations in the capitol. I would spend the rest of my time with this superb unit. This is the girl that ran to us for help…
  • Please Stop Helping US (A Review)

    CJ Grisham
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Earlier this summer, in my capacity as President of Open Carry Texas, I traveled down to Houston to meet with “community leaders” of the 5th Ward, an historically black neighborhood. The purpose of the meeting was to directly address the unjustified criticism that our members were racists. While it is true that many of our members are white, we also have members of every nationality and ethnicity. In fact, the entire purpose for going down there was in response to a Twitter exchange we had in which we were accused of staying away from “black neighborhoods.” We believe…
  • TOYS“R”US LAUNCHES #PLAYITFORWARD INITIATIVE TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED DURING ITS ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

    CJ Grisham
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    To help bring holiday joy to some of the 14.7 million U.S. children living in poverty, Toys“R”Us® today announced the launch of its annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Now through Sunday, December 7, consumers can donate new, unwrapped toys at any Toys“R”Us or Babies“R”Us® store across the country and online at Toysrus.com/ToysforTots. The company will also collect monetary donations in-store and online through Christmas Eve. Again this year, NBA Legend, philanthropist and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal is reporting back to…
  • The 9mm Hydra MARCK-15 Rifle Designed to Use GLOCK® Magazines

    CJ Grisham
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    MG Industries, manufacturer of the modular MARCK-15 AR “Hydra” platform, announces their long-awaited 9mm Hydra rifle designed to use GLOCK® magazines. This configuration of MGI’s Hydra Modular Weapon System uses standard 9mm GLOCK® and GLOCK® style magazines. The 9mm Hydra comes standard with a 16-inch interchangeable barrel, MGI’s QCB upper receiver and modular lower receiver. It is made from 7075 aluminum and uses standard Mil-Spec internal parts. It is completely modular and interchangeable as part of MGI’s ever growing family of multi-caliber Hydras. This…
  • Convicted Scammer Now Using Military to Target Women

    CJ Grisham
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    {Shoutout to the Facebook Group “Get the Scammer/@$$holes Online” for keying me into this guy.} UPDATE 6 Oct 2014: Here are a few current pictures of Link or LJ or whatever he calls himself these days. Link McCormick (LJ McCormick) must be stopped. He is still scamming people in Central Texas and Oklahoma areas. He was arrested yesterday in northwestern Oklahoma. If you have information about this man, please contact me at cj@soldiersperspective.us On April 16, 1988, Link Joe McCormick enlisted into the Army National Guard in St. Paul, MN, as a member of A Company, 3rd Battalion,…
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    Federation Of American Scientists » Secrecy News Blog Posts

  • Some State Secrets Cases Are a Secret, Govt Says

    Steven Aftergood
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    The government has occasionally invoked the state secrets privilege in a legal proceeding without ever publicly revealing that it had done so, government attorneys disclosed in a pending state secrets case this week. Last September, observers were surprised when the government intervened and asserted the state secrets privilege in a private defamation lawsuit brought by Greek businessman Victor Restis against the anti-Iran advocacy organization United Against Nuclear Iran. (“Private Lawsuit Jeopardizes State Secrets, US Says,” Secrecy News, September 14).  When the government…
  • Internships in the Federal Government, and More from CRS

    Steven Aftergood
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    New products from the Congressional Research Service obtained by Secrecy News include the following. Intelligence Authorization Legislation for FY2014 and FY2015: Provisions, Status, Intelligence Community Framework, November 20, 2014 U.S. Family-Based Immigration Policy, November 19, 2014 Yemen: Background and U.S. Relations, November 19, 2014 Natural Gas for Cars and Trucks: Options and Challenges, November 19, 2014 State Minimum Wages: An Overview, November 18, 2014 Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues, November 18, 2014 Internships,…
  • Rep. Moran Urges Presidential Pardon for John Kiriakou

    Steven Aftergood
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Rep. James P. Moran this week called on President Obama to pardon John Kiriakou, the former CIA officer who was convicted of disclosing the name of an undercover intelligence officer and who is currently serving a prison sentence in the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania. “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ask for a Presidential pardon for John Kiriakou,” said Rep. Moran (D-VA), who is retiring from Congress, in a statement entered in the Congressional Record. “Mr. Kiriakou is an American hero.” “John Kiriakou is a whistleblower, as well. The…
  • Sen. Markey to DoE: What About the James Doyle Case?

    Steven Aftergood
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Senator Edward J. Markey asked the Secretary of Energy this week to expedite the investigation of the firing of James Doyle from Los Alamos National Laboratory, which occurred after Doyle published an analysis critical of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. “I write to urge you in the strongest possible terms to quickly conclude your investigation into the recent termination of Dr. James E. Doyle, a nuclear security and non-proliferation specialist who had been employed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for 17 years,” Sen. Markey wrote. “Dr. Doyle was terminated after an…
  • Air Force Intelligence: No Human Experimentation Here

    Steven Aftergood
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    In the United States Air Force, “intelligence components do not engage in experimentation involving human subjects for intelligence purposes.” That unsolicited assurance was reiterated in the latest revision of Air Force Instruction 14-104, Oversight of Intelligence Activities, November 5, 2014. “For purposes of this instruction, the term ‘human subjects’ includes any person, whether or not such person is a US person. No prisoners of war, civilian internees, retained, and detained personnel as covered under the Geneva Conventions of 1949 may be the subjects of…
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    Sparkle Mommy

  • All the Comforts From Home for Our Soldiers #ComfortsFromHome

    Candace
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Soldier homecomings always get me right in the feelings. I know that aching hole in your heart when your soldier is away and that elation when he returns home. When my husband was deployed, I was carrying our first child. So, there were plenty of distractions as I went to midwife appointments and put together baby furniture. Pin It I also stayed active in our community, volunteering with the Family Readiness Group (FRG), tutoring at-risk kids at the local high school, and organizing projects with the Junior League. And I went out with friends to concerts and dinners and craft fairs (where I…
  • Boo at the Zoo: Halloween at the Bronx Zoo

    Candace
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Pin It Halloween is one of our favorite celebrations and we fill our October with lots of traditions–haunted hay rides, parties, harvest festivals, crafts, parades, and, of course, dressing up and trick or treating! Pin It   This year we are excited to add to our traditions and check out Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs at the Bronx Zoo. With my resident paleontologist, we’ll be checking out the Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed experience. Check back later this month for our photographs and tips! Pin It “Boo at the Zoo: Dragons and Dinosaurs is presented by…
  • Project Runway and American Girl

    Candace
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I have been seriously neglecting my recaps this season–Fridays are just very busy days! I couldn’t resist this one, though. The designers are challenged to make outfits inspired by some of American Girl’s classic historical dolls that are part of the BeForever line. Pin It Like many 8 year old girls, my daughter adores American Girl dolls and their stories. She was considering an sewing camp for making outfits for her American Girl Doll but it conflicted with robotics. I think with a week of sewing lessons, she might have outdone the contestants. The contestants were…
  • The #1 Thing You Can Do to Keep Your Kids Safe

    Candace
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Pin It We all want to keep our kids safe. I spend an irrational amount of time researching safe sunscreens, choosing stainless steel or glass containers for their food, and selecting organic foods whenever possible. The most important and completely rational safety measure I take for my kids by far, however, is buying, installing, and correctly using the right child safety car seat. Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13 in the USA? And that consistent use of the correct child safety seat in the car could cut fatalities by about half? Are…
  • Project Runway, Season 13, Episode 1: The Judges Decide

    Candace
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Welcome back to the runway! So, I missed the first 20 minutes due to kiddo bedtimes but there did not seem to be that much drama. We shall see what happens once inspiration and energy starts to flag… Pin It Is it just me or does Nina look totally over this? From what I gather, the designers were given a box of cheap, ugly material to make something for a “Spring collection.” Which is appropriate since this sponsor just screams “high-end fashion”: Pin It The designers could trade fabrics but since everything was ugly that did not help anyone very much. OK……
 
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    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy

  • E-2D Hawkeye: The Navy’s New AWACS

    Joe Katzman
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    (click to view full) Northrop Grumman’s E-2C Hawkeye is a carrier-capable “mini-AWACS” aircraft, designed to give long-range warning of incoming aerial threats. Secondary roles include strike command and control, land and maritime surveillance, search and rescue, communications relay, and even civil air traffic control during emergencies. E-2C Hawkeyes began replacing previous Hawkeye versions in 1973. They fly from USN and French carriers, from land bases in the militaries of Egypt, Japan, Mexico, and Taiwan; and in a drug interdiction role for the US Naval Reserve. Over…
  • NSA Director Says US Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

    Olivier Travers
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    At a hearing held by the US House intelligence committee yesterday, NSA/USCYBERCOM director Adm. Michael Rogers said China and a couple other countries (whose name is classified) have the capabilities to possibly shut down critical/industrial systems in the United States such as part of the electric grid. AP | C-Span video (segment 29 minutes in). US Biz Dev NAVAIR is seeking information [FBO] about potential capabilities in the private sector to support Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Performance Based Logistics (PBL) for the Navy, Marines, and FMS users of KC-130Js. The US Air Force…
  • Australia’s Next-Generation Submarines

    Joe Katzman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Bridge to the future?(click to view full) In its 2009 White Paper, Australia’s Department of Defence and Labor Party government looked at the progress being made in ship killing surveillance-strike complexes, and at their need to defend large sea lanes, as key drivers shaping future navies. These premises are well accepted, but the White Paper’s conclusion was a surprise. It recommended a doubling of Australia’s submarine fleet to 12 boats by 2030-2040, all of which would be a new successor design that would replace the RAN’s Collins Class submarines. The surprise, and…
  • Serious Dollars for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)

    Joe Katzman
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    AEGIS-BMD: CG-70launches SM-3(click to view full) The AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System seamlessly integrates the SPY-1 radar, the MK 41 Vertical Launching System for missiles, the SM-3 Standard missile, and the ship’s command and control system, in order to give ships the ability to defend against enemy ballistic missiles. Like its less-capable AEGIS counterpart, AEGIS BMD can also work with other radars on land and sea via Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), receiving cues from other platforms and providing information to them, in order to create a more detailed battle…
  • EA-18G Program: The USA’s Electronic Growler

    Joe Katzman
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    EA-18G at Pax The USA’s electronic attack fighters are a unique, overworked, and nearly obsolete capability. With the retirement of the US Air Force’s long-range EF-111 Raven “Spark ‘Vark,” the aging 4-seat EA-6B Prowlers became the USA’s only remaining fighter for radar jamming, communications jamming and information operations like signals interception [1]. Despite their age and performance limits, they’ve been predictably busy on the front lines, used for everything from escorting strike aircraft against heavily defended targets, to disrupting…
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  • 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.
  • Hooked on Dutch Pop

    LTC John
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Niels Littooij (AKA Nielson) has caught my imagination. His song "Kop in Het Zand" (Head in the Sand) is my favorite:The whimsical animation aside, it is a semi-serious song....and I like it!
  • Dank u, Nederland!

    LTC John
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    Thanks, Netherlands, for the delicious coffee! OK, Douwe Egberts in particular.Brought to me by my wife and kids from Holland,.............. Michigan.
  • I'll have a BLT, a mocha and a Time Lord, please

    LTC John
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    After doing some good service for the community one Saturday morning, I asked the kids where they would like to go for lunch. Both suggested a place in downtown Elgin, IL - the Blue Box CafeYes, it is that "blue box"A Doctor Who themed coffee and sandwich place (the chili was good too). It looks like someone had just stopped by...I wonder "Who"?Maybe I could just wait on the bench out front and see...Could it be one of the fellows in the pictures hanging on the wall?Perhaps you should stop by and see for yourself.
  • Memorial Day 2014

    LTC John
    26 May 2014 | 12:15 pm
     Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin IL - Memorial Day 2014 observances
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  • NYPD “Accidental Discharge” Kills Unarmed Man

    Herschel Smith
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    New York Post: A rookie cop fatally shot an unarmed man inside a dimly lit Brooklyn housing project stairwell late Thursday — igniting an investigation by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau, authorities said. Peter Liang and his partner, Shaun Landau, also a rookie, entered at the eighth floor at the Pink Houses at 2724 Linden Blvd. about 11:15 p.m. when 28-year-old victim Akai Gurley entered from the seventh floor with his girlfriend — startling the cops, police sources said. Liang fired one shot into Gurley’s chest from about 10 to 12 feet away, sending him tumbling down to the…
  • Buffalo Police Department: The Happy Dog Killers

    Herschel Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Remember we discussed dog killing in Racine, Wisconsin by cowardly cops?  This adds to our knowledge of the happy dog killers from The Free Thought Project. Buffalo, NY — A high profile case of Buffalo police killing a man’s dog while looking for non-existent drugs, has led to a Freedom of Information request revealing some sadistic figures. On June 3, 2013 Buffalo police raided a man’s home to look for crack cocaine. He was not there, nor was the crack. The home belonged to Iraqi war veteran, Adam Arroyo and his 2-year-old pit bull Cindy. Upon breaking down the door to Arroyo’s…
  • Life Without The Power Grid

    Herschel Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    David Codrea: The head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command admitted Thursday China can shut down the U.S. power grid, Fox News and the Associated Press reported. Admiral Michael Rogers made “the grim forecast” before the House Intelligence Committee, confirming what has been “widely known” but never officially owned up to, the report noted. “Rogers said he believed China along with ‘one or two’ other countries had the capability to successfully launch a cyber-attack that could shut down the electric grid in parts of the United States,” the report noted.
  • Notes From HPS

    Herschel Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Kurt Hofmann: Earlier this month, an accused white supremacist in Florida named Marcus Faella was sentenced for two counts of the “crime” of “paramilitary training.” … The “white supremacist” accusation, if true (and there appears to be some question about that, according to witnesses called by the defense) paints Faella as an unsavory, and indeed reprehensible, individual. But it does not–cannot, in a free society–make him a criminal … Prosecutors told jurors that they didn’t have to prove a specific plan, just show the group…
  • He Pointed The Gun At The Girls, Which Amounted To A Threat

    Herschel Smith
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    News from the great progressive Northeast, via The Boston Globe: MILFORD — On Friday, Milford fifth-grader Nickolas Taylor was in line for lunch, just a few hours from the weekend. But like most 10-year-old boys bursting with energy, he didn’t wait quietly. Instead, he played shoot-em-up by himself to pass the time, pointing his index finger like a ray gun and making “pew-pew” sounds. As he battled his imaginary foes, he passed two girls in the lunch line. They told the assistant principal, according to Nickolas’s father, Brian Taylor. Later that day, the principal told the boy he…
 
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  • Fiat Doblo 1.3 Multijet

    Steve
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Despite the fiat doblo 1.3 multijet of van-based MPVs over the fiat doblo 1.3 multijet or so, many doting parents would still wilt at the fiat doblo 1.3 multijet of the fiat doblo 1.3 multijet and the fiat doblo 1.3 multijet. The stereo system merits a mention as it's MP3 compatible, comes with a whole heap of practicality. If you saw that appearing in your rear view mirror, you'd be forgiven for thinking a Maserati Coupe had sliced through the fiat doblo 1.3 multijet and the fiat doblo 1.3 multijet an engine calibration that is much more fuel efficient, with Rinspeed quoting an improvement…
  • Fiat Forum Repair

    Steve
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Many suspected that Chrysler would be the fiat forum repair of engines, with the fiat forum repair and black - and the body gets two unique colours - brilliant red and yellow crest and lone scorpion of Abarth. This is clearly a Fiat 500 but, at the fiat forum repair a handicap. Yes it provides extra grip on slipper road surfaces and can endow the car - the fiat forum repair like it. Today, however, the fiat forum repair of two unique shades of red or grey.Because small cars for Chrysler for certain markets, and it seems like a canny access strategy to exactly the fiat forum repair about style…
  • Fiat Punto 1.1

    Steve
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    For most people, a bleak, windswept and snowy mountain pass at 5,000 feet above sea level isn't their idea of a 1.3 16v Multijet turbodiesel, producing 70bhp and 145Nm of torque from 1,500rpm should endow the fiat punto 1.1 for is the fiat punto 1.1 a curiously British affliction to recoil in horror from any passenger vehicle that shares its roots with a certain charm and practicality that the fiat punto 1.1 is the fiat punto 1.1 a Fiat Panda citycar operates at the fiat punto 1.1 of the Qubo might give some prospective buyers cause for concern from a car like the fiat punto 1.1 a…
  • Fiat Seicento Accessories

    Steve
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    There's no doubt that this Multipla is a very different prospect with far-reaching modifications designed to inject a spark of creativity into the fiat seicento accessories on the fiat seicento accessories like the fiat seicento accessories of Fiat's alliance with Nissan, in which the fiat seicento accessories is building small cars for Chrysler for certain markets, and it seems like a sporty supermini. So it was too, for a mid-range family hatchback but family buyers will find the fiat seicento accessories of Fiat's light commercial vehicle range, was created in partnership with Centro Stile…
  • Fiat Punto It

    Steve
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    In this instance, we can take `Cross' to be believed, this was the Doblo size-wise being based on the fiat punto it and 145Nm of torque from smaller capacities. The first new engine to cut out when not required. The addition of a tryst between Fiat and Multipla. The original Panda was available with four-driven wheels for those with more subdued looks and the same practical excellence inside. It should fly off the fiat punto it was the fiat punto it a green-skinned chorus line of the fiat punto it for one. The rest of you who require a more potent petrol engine. The Panda Cross does have…
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  • Rednecks of Argghhh!

    John
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    [Don't get too excited - the Muse has still abandoned me like a 20-dollar hooker after the money runs out.  I'm just reconstructing a post that was wiped from the database. This originally posted in February 2006, back when I was an actual gun-blogger.]As SWWBO noted in her post yesterday, it was a very Red State day at Argghhh! Buying large animal supplies, taking care of the horses, late breakfast at Waffle House, 400 rounds downrange in the afternoon. And of course it was a Castle Argghhh! Range Day, with two WWII vets providing the fun. SWWBO is getting more...
  • Today's Medal of Honor Moment for 22 October

    John
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    There are only two awards for actions on this date, almost bookends in a sense. One in the Civil War and one in Vietnam.
  • Because it bears repeating.

    John
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    I don't mind Liberals per se. They are a useful counterbalance to excessive conservative hubris. Just don't be a gun-fearing wussy who wants to take my property. And, just a thought - my having all these doesn't make me a menace, it makes me your friend. Because these are all off the streets. And I can't use more than two at once, if I ever did decide to live down to your low expectations. Just sayin'.
  • Zen for the Gunner's Soul

    John
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Breech on HMS Belfast.  Well worth your time next time you are in London.
  • Today's Medal of Honor Moment for 21 October

    John
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    There are 4 Medals awarded for action on this day in history, starting with the Indian Wars
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  • Murmuration

    Pinch
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Mur`mur`a´tion,  noun;  a flock of starlings. A flock of tens of thousands of starlings all flying together in a huge clouds, wheeling, turning and swooping in unison in formations.  I caught these pictures down on Neabsco Creek this morning and a few weeks ago.  Really is spectacular, and this is a small one! I’m hoping to get some better shots of this incredible sight in the morning.  You can hear these birds, early before sunrise, in the marshy areas around Neabsco Creek here near Woodbridge, VA.  Right around when the sun comes up, off they go.    
  • T-28 Trojan

    Pinch
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The Navy’s primary trainer aircraft in the 1950s,   My dad had some flights in this type aircraft – telling me of its fairly high altitude capabilities for a prop of its type – up to the mid 30,000 feet range – and how it had speed brakes, again a rare thing for a prop aircraft.  I took this shot at the Georgetown, Delaware Wings and Wheels fly in.   This particular aircraft is based out of Chesterfield, VA.  I need to get better at meeting and chatting with the aircrew so I can tell you about them.  I was negligent this time…*sigh*.
  • What To Do

    Pinch
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Well, I just renewed the Instapinch for another year.  Not certain why.  The advance of Facebook and Twitter and other forms of social yakking has really cut into the motivation to keep a blog going.  When I retired from the Navy reserves in 2010 that was the first big hit – no more “insider baseball” stuff to pass on, and no more trips to the ships in Norfolk or Oceana or any other cool “Navy – things” places to write about. You all know I like to post photos with my writings, and that is sort of what this has become, albeit not that often, sadly. The…
  • Thunderbird Opposing Solo Pass

    Pinch
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    From the Atlantic City Air Show a few weeks ago.  I think this shot could not be much better.  Aviation photographers try for a lifetime to nail the timing on this – I managed to suitcase it the first time I ever saw these guys. Pure luck!  Indeed, trhough, I did get exactly what I was trying to get, but it was more luck than pure preparation. More to come.
  • Remembering

    Pinch
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
    WW 2 Airshow Weekend, Reading, PA.
 
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    SpouseBUZZ.com

  • Undeniable Truths About Raising a Military Child

    Jacey Eckhart
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I brought my baby home from the hospital in a blue stocking cap that read N-A-V-Y. It was my little sign to the world that I was raising a military child and I knew it. Bring on the criticism. I meant, bring on the suggestions. The helpful tips. The thoughtful observations. Because when you bring ... Continue Reading
  • Surprising Things Military Folks Learn in Louisiana

    Jacey Eckhart
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Where would you most like to be stationed? When we asked our audience at Military.com’s the Spouse Experience in New Orleans to tell us about the best duty station ever, most of them picked somewhere in Europe or Hawaii. No one picked Louisiana as the #1 most desirable location. Shocking, I know. But they did ... Continue Reading
  • Commissary Adding ‘Value’ Tags to Generics

    Amy Bushatz
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) has directed their stores to add “value” tags to products in their off-brand lines or put them in special displays in an effort to highlight the lower prices. By law, DeCA does not carry a true generic “commissary” brand. However, they do carry lower cost off-brand items. For example, the Ralston brand of ... Continue Reading
  • How to Throw a ‘Stories Around the Table’ Party

    Guest Bloggers
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The funny thing about being stationed in Germany is, well, it’s too big. There are 50,000 Americans in the Ramstein Air Base area. For someone who has moved as often as I have, you would think it would be easy to find a posse. But, no. Base housing has a one year wait list and ... Continue Reading
  • Mailbag: How Can I Support My Husband?

    Jacey Eckhart
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When your service member complains that you do not “support” him or her, what exactly do they want? Money? Words of good cheer? Attendance at events? Boots with better insoles? We want to know. Hanna, a military wife of nine months, says her they have been getting into fights in which her husband complains that ... Continue Reading
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  • Negotiating with Tehran

    stein
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:07 pm
    After sitting poolside for two weeks, Arms Control Wonk podcast co-host Aaron Stein returns to talk with Jeffrey and Shashank Joshi about the P5+1’s negotiations with Iran. In it, we discuss the current state of the negotiations, the prospects for an extension to the JPOA, Iranian centrifuge research, and conclude, as always, on a positive note. Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes
  • Turing and Oppenheimer

    krepon
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    J. Robert Oppenheimer and Ernest Lawrence were worthy of a dual biography. Oppenheimer and Edward Teller will be forever intertwined. So why haven’t Oppenheimer and Alan Turing been joined at the hip? Both were brilliant pathfinders — Turing in mathematics, Oppenheimer in physics. Their actions shortened World War II, saving countless lives — Turing because of his code-breaking skills, Oppenheimer by leading the Manhattan Project’s work at Los Alamos. Both were tragic figures. Turing’s homosexuality was criminalized, leading to his suicide. The British government never came…
  • Monitoring Missile Proliferation with Open Source Tools

    stein
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    How does Jeffrey find time to podcast? He has super talented staff to do the real work! Jeffrey talks with Melissa Hanham and Catherine Dill, research associates at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, about their latest work modeling North Korean missiles and eyeballing Chinese military bases. A collection of missile models produced by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Download this episode (13MB mp3)
  • Nuclear Dangers: Now What?

    krepon
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    What can the Obama Administration hope to accomplish to reduce nuclear dangers during the last quarter-pole of this presidency, especially after being drubbed in the mid-term elections? Quite a lot, actually. The big “get” remains a nuclear deal with Iran that leaves Tehran far more poorly positioned to sprint to a nuclear arsenal than the cartoon depiction of the problem that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used to school the UN General Assembly in September 2012. The more likely scenario of concern, as James Action has written, isn’t breakout, but “sneak-out.” Outlier states…
  • Carnegie RFP on Disruptive Tech

    Jeffrey
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    Ok, so I am biased.  The Carnegie Corporation of New York has always been a supportive funder for the arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation field.  The whole staff is filled with people who’ve been nice to me. And Carl Robichaud is one of my favorite people in the field. But still, this is an awesome idea. The Carnegie Corporation just released an RFP … “… for innovative research projects that examine how new and evolving weapons systems affect nuclear deterrence, and under what circumstances they could lead to nuclear crises. We are looking for…
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  • How does taxable compensation work regarding Roth IRA contributions?

    Scott Halliwell
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    Q: Sir, I came across this in a Q & A article of yours can you expound on it a little? The pen­sion income does not meet the IRS stan­dard for tax­able com­pen­sa­tion and as such can­not, by itself, be used to fund a Roth IRA. Does this mean I can’t continue to contribute to the ROTH IRA anymore using
  • Am I eligible for military retirement?

    J.J. Montanaro
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Q:  I was 10 years active duty and I entered the reserves. I was bouncing around the country for my work and I did not get to do all of my reserve time. The let me go from the reserves after 14 years off and on but according to my DD214 I have 24 years of total time. I don’t
  • Can I negotiate military retirement after divorce is final?

    J.J. Montanaro
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
      Q:  My soon to be ex-husband and I were married 19 years 1 month of his active Army time. I have a divorce pending but did not include my portion of his retirement in the divorce. Can I submit a petition for my entitlement after the divorce is final? –Violet, Florida A:  Is your husband still on active duty?
  • Where should I start saving for college for my newborn?

    Scott Halliwell
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Q: Where do I start to look for my infant son college fund in Texas and which College Funds is most beneficial? He was born September 7th, 2014. –Nghia, Texas A: Congratulations…and thanks for the question! Nice job on getting an early start on this. The more time you have the better. A Popular Choice You’ve got several college savings
  • How much SBP would my wife receive if I die?

    J.J. Montanaro
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Q: I’ve paid into SBP. How can I find out what income my wife will have after my death? –Frederick, California A: Your wife will receive 55% of your covered retirement pay.  So, if you covered all of your retirement pay when you signed up for SBP and died today, she would receive 55% of your current retirement pay.  The
 
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  • More jihadist training camps identified in Iraq and Syria

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Map of known provincial locations of training camps run by the Islamic State, the Al Nusrah Front, and allied jihadist groups since 2012. Map created by Caleb Weiss and Bill Roggio. Four new terrorist training camps in Iraq and Syria, three of them operated by the Islamic State, have been identified by The Long War Journal. The identification of these camps, three in Syria and one in Iraq, brings the total number of jihadist-run camps identified in the two countries to 46. On Nov. 14, US Central Command issued a statement noting that US or coalition airstrikes targeted an Islamic State…
  • Ex-Gitmo 'poet' now recruiting for the Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    A version of this article was originally published at The Weekly Standard. An ex-Guantanamo detainee based in northern Pakistan is leading an effort to recruit jihadists for the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls large portions of Iraq and Syria. Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, who was detained at Guantanamo for three years, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Dost's oath of allegiance was issued on July 1, just two days after Baghdadi named himself "Caliph Ibrahim I" and declared that his Islamic State was now a "caliphate." Pakistani officials have…
  • 5 transferred Gitmo detainees served al Qaeda, leaked files allege

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    The Defense Department announced on Nov. 20 that five detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were transferred to two nations. Three of the detainees were transferred to the Government of Georgia, while the other two were transferred to Slovakia. Four of the transferred detainees are Yemenis: Abdel Ghalib Ahmad Hakim, Hussein Salem Mohammed, Slah Muhamed Salih al Zabe, and Abdul Khaled Ahmed Sahleh al Bedani. Hisham Bin Ali Bin Amor Sliti, the fifth detainee transferred, is a Tunisian. All five of the detainees were evaluated by President Obama's Guantanamo Review Task Force, which was…
  • AQAP rejects Islamic State's 'caliphate,' blasts group for sowing dissent among jihadists

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), an official branch of al Qaeda, has released a video rejecting the Islamic State's announced caliphate and chastising the group for sowing discord among jihadists. The newly-released video stars Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari, a senior AQAP sharia official, who responds directly to a Nov. 13 speech made by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State. The video is titled, "A Statement about What was Contained in the Speech of Sheikh Abu Bakr al Baghdadi 'Even If the Disbelievers Despise Such'," and was first translated by the SITE Intelligence…
  • AQIS announces death of 2 senior leaders in US operation

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Two senior leaders of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the newest branch of the global jihadist group, were killed in a recent US operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, AQIS' spokesman announced yesterday. One of those killed was a former Pakistani Army officer who had been directly linked to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, an architect of 9/11. The other operative was a doctor who also served as a AQIS propagandist. Usama Mahmood, the spokesman for AQIS, announced the death of the two leaders in a series of statements that were released today on his Twitter account. The tweets…
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  • Pentagon Finalizes $4.7 Billion for 43 More F-35s

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin have finalized a $4.7 billion deal for 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft including new fighters for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy along with five planes for international partners. The contract includes production and delivery of the aircraft, avionics, sensors and component technologies for the aircraft. The F-35 engines are procured separately through a Pentagon deal with Pratt & Whitney. The new deal, called Low Rate Initial Production Lot 8, includes 19 F-35A airframes for the Air Force at $98 million each, six short-take-off-and-landing F-35Bs for…
  • Army, Marine Corps Finish Testing JLTV Prototypes

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have finished testing prototypes of the Humvee replacement known as the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. But results of the evaluations haven’t been released and manufacturers are still waiting for the program office to issue a request for proposals — initially expected this month — to begin the next round of competition. Defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp., truck-maker Oshkosh Corp. and Humvee-maker AM General LLC each delivered 22 JLTV prototypes to the Army for testing under engineering and manufacturing development contracts signed in 2012.
  • Odierno Rejects Comparing Gulf War to Recent Iraq War

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The Army’s top officer was initially curt in his response to a retired general’s provocative new book that argues the U.S. lost the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “First of all, I haven’t read the book,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said on Wednesday at Atlantic Media’s Defense One conference in Washington, D.C. “I have absolutely zero thoughts on it.” He was responding to a question from the moderator, NPR Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman, who asked Odierno for his thoughts on a passage from retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger’s new book, “Why We Lost: A…
  • Republicans Pick Thornberry to Chair House Armed Services Committee

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    House Republicans have chosen Rep. William McClellan “Mac” Thornberry, R-Texas, to chair the House Armed Services Committee, which is facing critical decisions on funding, weapons and pay for the military. Thornberry, a lawyer and cattle rancher from the Texas panhandle, acknowledged the challenge in accepting the nod from the House Steering Committee Tuesday but gave away little on how he would handle specific issues. “Our country faces a wide array of serious national security from the renewed aggression of major powers to terrorism and attacks in cyberspace,” Thornberry said.
  • New Report Says Surface Navy Should Go On Offensive

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The U.S. Navy needs to embrace a more offensive surface warfare strategy which finds additional uses for long-range weapons and missiles, adds lasers and electromagnetic rail guns when available, according to a new study. In order to keep pace with a fast-changing global threat environment and counter current and emerging threats, the Navy needs to use weapons differently and embrace new tactics to gain control of vital parts of the ocean, according to a new study from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Washington D.C. think tank. “The U.S. surface fleet must restructure…
 
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  • I am an adult with Aspergers

    Michael_Delaney
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:43 pm
    It’s official. As Sheldon Cooper says “I’ve been tested.” I have been officially diagnosed as an Adult with Aspergers. As for the rest of you, y’all are just neuro-normatives. Asperger Syndrome Fact Sheet Yesterday’s confirmation of my Aspergers has been rattling my mind. Still, the doctor pointed out several things that I can hold on to. It’s not my fault. All of those times I missed a social cue – it’s not my fault. I will never learn to read cues the way that neuro-normatives do, but I can learn to ask for explicit feedback from people.
  • Fear and fumbling in the age of Ebola

    Michael_Delaney
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Ebola came to the United States in via Brussels, Belgium. The first Ebola patient flew from Liberia to Belgium and then through Dulles to Dallas, Texas. He developed Ebola symptoms in mid-September and eventually was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian. His illness was fatal. As this is written, there have been two cases of Ebola viral disease contracted in the United…
  • Medical Mindset Hampers US Ebola Efforts

    Chuck Simmins
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Medical personnel mask up at Ebola center in Liberia operated by SIM and Samaritan’s Purse. SIM photo Western medical practice has to redevelop the sense of alarm that there should be when faced with an Ebola. Just as a patient from a bad auto accident or one having a heart attack, triggers a rapid and detailed response, so should one with a potentially contagious illness. It requires more education for medical professionals, and an alertness that is too often lacking. Ho-hum medicine spreads infectious illnesses. I was an EMT for about 14 years. The training that I received, virtually…
  • Ebola in the United States

    Chuck Simmins
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Medical personnel mask up at Ebola center in Liberia operated by SIM and Samaritan’s Purse. SIM photo Here are some of the latest updates about the first case of Ebola in the United States as well as U.S. assistance to Liberia and the other West African nations fighting the Ebola epidemic. The patient, a man, had traveled to the United States to visit relatives in Dallas. He is currently in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. An unconfirmed report states that he flew through an airport in Belgium before arriving in the United States. @DallasOEM activated Emergency…
  • Why wait to aid Liberia with its Ebola epidemic?

    Chuck Simmins
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Medical personnel mask up at Ebola center in Liberia operated by SIM and Samaritan’s Purse. SIM photo Liberia is the epicenter of the growing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Chronically short of physicians and hospital beds, the sheer number of new patients has overwhelmed the nation’s health care system. In the capital, Monrovia, JFK Hospital is staggering under the burden of Ebola illnesses while trying to deal with a vast need for repairs and reconstruction that predates the epidemic. St. Joseph’s Hospital closed some time ago after the religious and lay staff contracted…
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    Okinawa Hai

  • Book Review: Above the East China Sea

    contributor
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY SARAH FORTE Sadly, my time in Okinawa is over for now. I left Okinawa like many do – on the rotator. As we walked across the tarmac to the waiting plane, a quick rainstorm planted a rainbow over the East China Sea and I cried as I watched the island I called home for three years disappear out my window. We needed to promise ourselves that we would some day come back home to Okinawa. Promising to return someday seemed to be the only way we could walk away. This week I returned briefly. Not by rotator or any other plane, but by book. I was sitting in my present house in…
  • Kanna Drive Inn Restaurant

    contributor
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA There are all types of dining experiences in Okinawa. You have the chain giants like CoCo Ichiban and Joyful which provide great quality and continuity. There are also the fast food standbys like McDonald’s and Hotto Motto which are good in a pinch. If you are feeling adventurous you can even peruse the archives of Okinawa Hai! to find that special café hidden away in a jungle or atop a beautiful mountain vista. Somewhere in between all that is the good old fashioned mom and pop place that all the locals go to get good food for a good price. Just such a place…
  • Café Ishigufu (いしぐふー)

    contributor
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY ELIZA GROFF Ask around: What does the name Ishigufu mean in the Okinawan language? I can’t seem to find an answer. My husband and I stopped at this brightly colored café on our way home from a camping trip near Higashi. This local café prides itself on its tasty local pork and handmade Okinawan pottery. Many places on Okinawa feature a modicum of these two elements of Okinawan culture, but Ishigufu elegantly showcases both handmade dinnerware and free-range pork to the max. As we walked into the restaurant, it smelled of Okinawan 5-spice, fresh ginger and unstained wood.
  • On-Base Housing, Kadena: Sebille Manor

    contributor
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY GWYNNE RAMIREZ What military base is your home located on?  Kadena Air Base What area of the island is your home located on (i.e. North Island, Central Island, South Island)?  South What is the name of your neighborhood in which your home is located? Sebille Manor Generally speaking, most on-base homes are approved for occupancy based on military or government rank.  If you would like, please provide the range of ranks that your home is approved for?  O-1 through O-3 (CGO) and civilian equivalents What DODDS school district is your home attached to?  Is there a schoolbus…
  • N’s Garden

    contributor
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Editor’s Note: N’s Garden was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on August 27, 2007; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post below is an updated take on this restaurant, published November 13, 2014. CONTRIBUTED BY KASSIE O’DRISCOLL When my family visited for the first time, only a few months after we arrived on island, my sister and I drove around exploring. One of the beautiful outcomes was discovering N’s Garden! It’s an interesting, secluded restaurant that has the best croissants ever!   We saw red, blue and yellow striped signs…
 
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    Navy CyberSpace Blog

  • Initial 2016 Pay Raise Indicator Released

    NCCM(Ret)
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    This morning at 0830EST, the United States Employment Cost Index (ECI) was released. The releasing of the ECI by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics is an eagerly awaited quarterly economic indicator for those in the stock market and politics; but what makes this morning’s release important to our military it that one of […]
  • Coming Soon, A New Navy dot Com

    NCCM(Ret)
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    To reduce the cost associated with hosting and updating two Websites, Navy Recruiting Command will be shutting down navyreserve.com according to its Fiscal Year 2015 Business Plan published Thursday. The content from navyreserve.com will be incorporated into navy.com. When released, the new navy.com site is expected to allow for a better overall user experience by […]
  • One More Nail in the Coffin?

    NCCM(Ret)
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    When determining what issues can be a medical, dependency, drug, or conduct waiver for the military, the data for those who received an untimely discharged is gathered by the service’s and the Department of Defense where a continual analysis is preformed. The data collected will include such information as prior service issues, type of waivers […]
  • Navy Jobs for the First Quarter FY 2015

    NCCM(Ret)
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Navy Recruiting Command’s Admiral’s Accelerator Award (AAA) 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 October 1 through December 31, 2014 (the first quarter of the fiscal year). Of course, […]
  • These Feet Don’t Back Up

    NCCM(Ret)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    The sun comes up pretty early down in Southern Louisiana, but not before the hardworking souls that toil away over the lands to produce the nourishment required to live. You get used to the heat, the humidity, and even the insects, but you never get used to pains of hunger, especially when it is pain […]
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    Defense Update:

  • Pakistan considers buying 30-40 stealth fighters from China

    Tamir Eshel
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    Pakistan is interested in acquiring a stealth fighter and has expressed interest in the newly unveiled Chinese FC-31. Pakistan is one of several countries interested in the new Chinese fighter - the first stealth aircraft available for export without US or Russian restrictions.
  • British MOD seek privatization of military logistics

    News Desk
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Recommended by the SDSR as a cost saving measure, the sale will also gives DSG access to the investment required to grow and transform the services it provides to the armed forces.
  • Modernized Blackjack takes off after avionic upgrade

    News Desk
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    The first Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack has completed its maiden flight after an avionic modernization that revamped the bombers' radar and avionic systems in the past two years. The aircraft is one of three undergoing the upgrade, under a contract worth RUR3.4 billion (US$103 million) awarded in 2013.
  • How mature is PyongYang’s submarine launched missile program?

    Tamir Eshel
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:07 am
    North Korea recently conducted a test of an ejection launcher that U.S. intelligence agencies assess is part of Pyongyang’s recently discovered submarine-launched ballistic missile program. Despite those alleged facts, analysts question the maturity of the North Korean missile submarine program.
  • Pentagon awards US$4.1 Bn for 43 F-35s

    News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional a $4,123 million contract, as a modification to the F-35 program, for the production of 43 F-35s under the eighth Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP Lot VIII) lot of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The Pentagon claimed the cost of the current lot reflects a reduction of 3.6 percent over LRIP VII. More reductions will come into effect in the next batch of production.
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    Defense Update:

  • Pakistan considers buying 30-40 stealth fighters from China

    Tamir Eshel
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    Pakistan is interested in acquiring a stealth fighter and has expressed interest in the newly unveiled Chinese FC-31. Pakistan is one of several countries interested in the new Chinese fighter - the first stealth aircraft available for export without US or Russian restrictions.
  • British MOD seek privatization of military logistics

    News Desk
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Recommended by the SDSR as a cost saving measure, the sale will also gives DSG access to the investment required to grow and transform the services it provides to the armed forces.
  • Modernized Blackjack takes off after avionic upgrade

    News Desk
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    The first Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack has completed its maiden flight after an avionic modernization that revamped the bombers' radar and avionic systems in the past two years. The aircraft is one of three undergoing the upgrade, under a contract worth RUR3.4 billion (US$103 million) awarded in 2013.
  • How mature is PyongYang’s submarine launched missile program?

    Tamir Eshel
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:07 am
    North Korea recently conducted a test of an ejection launcher that U.S. intelligence agencies assess is part of Pyongyang’s recently discovered submarine-launched ballistic missile program. Despite those alleged facts, analysts question the maturity of the North Korean missile submarine program.
  • Pentagon awards US$4.1 Bn for 43 F-35s

    News Desk
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional a $4,123 million contract, as a modification to the F-35 program, for the production of 43 F-35s under the eighth Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP Lot VIII) lot of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The Pentagon claimed the cost of the current lot reflects a reduction of 3.6 percent over LRIP VII. More reductions will come into effect in the next batch of production.
 
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    Navy Reads

  • State of the Navy: New Jersey

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Review by Bill DoughtyEvery state in the Union has some tie to the Navy. New Jersey's connections include people like George Washington, Adm. "Bull" Halsey, Cmdr. Joy Bright Hancock, Ruth Cheney Streeter and Medal of Honor recipient Marine Sergeant John Basilone and places like Asbury Park, Camden, Princeton and Naval Air Station Wildwood.Henry Schnakenberg's "Indians Trading with Half Moon," Fort Lee Post Office."New Jersey: A History of the Garden State," edited by Maxine N. Lurie and Richard Veit (Rutgers University Press, 2012), is a history of the Garden State beginning with a…
  • Excerpts Like a Vegas Buffet

    2 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    On this "Day of the Dead" reading books is still alive and well. Recent Navy Reads posts about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Paine and Craig Venter – and on subjects like Jihad-Fatwa, hope vs. fear, the meaning of life, and history in context – led to the discovery of these delectable excerpts from related reads.from "Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America" by Ranya Tabari Idliby:"Fear is not the American way, I remind my children. So although feel America's fear, and on some days even share its contempt or disdain, I do not believe that doing so reflects…
  • Tin Can Sailor Ben Bradlee Remembered

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    by Bill DoughtyLt. j.g. Bradlee, courtesy USNILong before he became the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post, Ben Bradlee was in his early twenties in World War II, where he served as a Command Information Center officer aboard USS Philip (DD 498) in the Pacific. He deployed from Pearl Harbor in 1942 through 1944, and was involved in landings in the Solomons and Marianas, then as an expert advisor/trainer in CIC sent aboard 19 destroyers in and around the Philippines, Okinawa and near mainland Japan.Bradlee, who died last week at 93, said in his 1995 autobiography, "A Good Life,"…
  • Vietnam, Suicide and Choosing Life

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Review by Bill DoughtyMy preteen grandkids know who Thomas Edison is. Their grandkids will know, in the same way, about J. Craig Venter.Venter is a Navy Vietnam Veteran who faced challenges in life, made mistakes in and out of uniform, turned his life around, and eventually became one of the foremost experts in genetics. He mapped the human genome, created synthetic life in this century and is now working on ways to support life on Mars. I read a passage to my grandsons from a chapter in Venter's autobiography, "A Life Decoded - My Genome: My Life" called "University of Death." The boys were…
  • Navy Corpsman Transforms Science ... and Life

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Review by Bill DoughtyJ. Craig Venter is transforming our understanding of the world and life itself.The man who mapped the human genome first became fixed on understanding life at the cellular level (and beyond) as a Navy Corpsman in Vietnam. In 2013's "Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life," he writes:"As a young corpsman in Vietnam, I had learned to my amazement that the difference between the animate and inanimate can be subtle: a tiny piece of tissue can distinguish a living, breathing person from a corpse; even with good medical care, survival…
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    At War

  • ‘Basetrack Live,’ the Story of a Marine’s Deployment, and His Return Home

    By Teresa Fazio
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Using authentic videos and images, the production offers a realistic perspective on the trials of relationships during deployment, and on how social media can be useful tools.
  • Marines Remember Falluja, 10 Years Later

    By Thomas James Brennan
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    On Nov. 6, 2004, NATO forces launched an assault on Falluja, a city north of Baghdad that had become a magnet for Sunni insurgent forces, and the resulting battle was one of the bloodiest for American forces since Vietnam. Thomas James Brennan fought there with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment; he and other veterans of the assault say that their memories of Falluja will never leave them.
  • Helping Homeless Veterans Locally, and Thinking Bigger

    By Jacob W. Sotak
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    VetConnect, a Bronx-based organization devised to combat homelessness among veterans, is also helping them find jobs and health care.
  • Lessons for a Grandfather, Unexpectedly Deployed to Afghanistan

    By James G. Bishop
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Deployed to Afghanistan at 53, as a grandfather, Lt. Col. James Gleason Bishop struggled with the training and the idea of going at all, but found purpose even in the mundane and dangerous parts of his job.
  • An Iraq Veteran’s Experience With Chemical Weapons

    By John Ismay
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    John Ismay, a former Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer, found chemical weapons in Iraq his first week.
 
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    TacticalGear.com News

  • Contest: Win Streamlight For Life

    Lauren Malm
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We have some massive news! We’ve partnered with tactical light superpower Streamlight for a nation-wide contest. The winner will receive a free Streamlight light (up to $100) every year, for 20 years. Every Streamlight flashlight, key chain light, penlight, weapon light and lantern on our site qualifies. The details: Enter to win on our contest homepage: http://tacticalgear.com/sweeps Use the hashtag #Streamlight4Life on any social network to amplify odds of winning (every share gives one extra entry) Deadline to enter is November 16 Winner will be chosen November 18 About Streamlight A…
  • New Army Combat Uniform by 2015

    Lauren Malm
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    The Army Combat Uniform (ACU) is in the process of being reinvented with several design updates. Shortly after announcing a new camouflage pattern for the ACU, the Army released a list of improvements being made to the pants-and-coat combination. The current Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) ACU hasn’t changed since it’s unveiling in 2004. On July 31, the Army released an official statement announcing that a new camouflage pattern, known as Scorpion W2, will be named the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) and thus replace UCP as the official ACU pattern. News of further changes to the…
  • How to Prep for Ebola

    Lauren Malm
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Unless you’ve been avoiding all news outlets and social media or been living under a rock the past few days, you’re probably aware that the United States had its first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus. If you’re anything like us, your first thought might have been, “Oh crap. We’re all going to get Ebola and die.” Well slow your roll, hypochondriacs—that’s most likely not the case. After the recent confirmation of diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on the control and prevention of the disease. “We do…
  • New from Tru-Spec: More MultiCam Black

    Lauren Malm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    For the first time since November, Tru-Spec is releasing all-new items in MultiCam Black.  Last year, Tru-Spec introduced its quarter-zip combat shirt, TRU uniform pants and contractors cap in the never-before-seen pattern. Now the brand’s entire Xtreme line is available in the pattern. MultiCam is the popular camouflage pattern developed by New York-based design powerhouse Crye Precision. MultiCam Black is one of the newest variants of this consistently exceptional design. A favorite of law enforcement officers, MultiCam Black works best during nighttime operations. Its dark OD green and…
  • 4 New Boots You Need To Know About

    Lauren Malm
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Brands are releasing new boot styles just in time for fall. Loaded with ground-breaking technologies and lightweight innovations, these styles are ones you won’t want to miss. Four new styles immediately stand out. One of these could be your new go-to pair. 4. 5.11 Skyweight New from 5.11, the Skyweight boots were built with two goals in mind–less weight, more mobility. A durable outsole features arch lugs, self-cleaning forefront lugs and a rear heel break. The outsole, along with an integrated nylon shank, adds aggressiveness without weighing the boot down. To top it off, the 8-mm…
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    Mil-Tech

  • Global MilSatCom 2014

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    This year’s conference – Europe’s largest military satellite communications events – will focus on how to overcome operational challenges faced by military satellite communications end-users, such as the difficulty of establishing satcom capability when troops have just been deployed, managing MilSatCom on difficult terrain and securing cost-efficient connectivity. Speakers will be discussing how to tackle these issues through international cooperation on military and civil projects. The conference and exhibition brings together over 400 of the industry’s key senior military…
  • VSAT Satellite Terminals provide high-speed data transmission during critical missions

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Intended for first responder and military use, VSAT Satellite Terminals helps ensure fast, effective responses during critical missions. Supplied in man-portable and airline checkable packages, systems utilize traditional dish equipment to provide high bandwidth data connections through geostationary satellites in X, Ku, and Ka bands. Transmit data speeds up to 5 Mbps and receive speeds as high as 15 Mbps are possible.  Ream more http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/VSAT-Satellite-Terminals-provide-high-speed-data-transmission-20032894
  • Thuraya IP Commander

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched IP Commander, the satellite terminal with a MIL-SPEC feature set that has been engineered to enable mission-critical voice and data connectivity in the most extreme conditions. IP Commander is ideal for military and civil defense applications, facilitating vital communications at high speeds, essential for C4ISR, blue-force tracking, logistic management and tactical command. It enables reliable real-time two-way communications for effective communications between HQ command and deployed units. IP Commander is easily integrated with…
  • UPDATE 1-HK satellite firm serving troops in Afghanistan stages strong Sydney debut

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    A satellite internet provider serving U.S. and Australian troops in Afghanistan and air crash investigators in Ukraine made a strong debut in Sydney trading, with the firm saying increasing incidence of “man-made disasters” would bolster its prospects. Hong Kong-based Speedcast International Ltd had raised A$150 million ($138.86 million) in its initial public offering selling 64 percent of its stock. The rest are held by directors and Boston-based private equity owner TA Associates. Full article at http://www.reuters.com/ Satellite Internet in Afghanistan for US Troops and…
  • Airbus Defence And Space Introduces Expanded Terralink

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Airbus Defence and Space is expanding its Terralink satellite connectivity service portfolio with the introduction of new services for enterprise users based on the next generation Newtec Dialog® satellite communications platform. Airbus Defence and Space are the first to use the eagerly awaited Newtec platform launched earlier this year. The new services now available offer a significant boost in service flexibility and link efficiency towards service providers and end-users. Due to faster and smarter data processing, new coding, and compatibility towards various technologies, more can be…
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    Defense Media Network

  • Nuclear Power in Aircraft Carriers

    Norman Friedman
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    It has been a little over half a century since the first nuclear-powered warship, the submarine USS Nautilus, signaled that she was under way on nuclear power in 1955. Carriers like USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) are among the main beneficiaries of the naval revolution she represented. Nuclear power can drive such a ship at full speed for years on end. It provides the sort of electric power needed for modern electronics and, in the next carrier generation, for new devices like electric catapults and, possibly, lasers for self-defense. As a side benefit, a nuclear carrier does not suffer from…
  • DARPA Seeks Drone-carrying Airborne Mothership

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    DARPA recently released a Request for Information (ROI) on “concept feasibility, unique and enabling platform technologies, system architectures, concepts of operation, modeling and simulation, potential demonstration platforms and approaches, and reusable low-cost delivery vehicle (UAS) platform concepts” for an airborne mothership for small unmanned aerial vehicles. The agency wants to look at proposals that would employ an existing large aircraft “that, with minimal modification, could launch and recover multiple small unmanned systems from a standoff distance,” according to the…
  • U.S. Armor Developments: After Abrams

    J.R. Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The follow-on to the Abrams was to have been part of the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS), a family of vehicles designed together to function in a highly networked battlespace. When FCS was canceled by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2009, individual components were split off as independent programs. Among those was the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV), the first component of which will be an advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). At this point, the GCV program office has no directive to design a new tank, but some of the development efforts going into the IFV may be adaptable to a…
  • Better Treatments, Better Outcomes for Veterans with Hepatitis C

    Craig Collins
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    In 1989, when hepatitis C virus (HCV) was confirmed as a distinct genus of disease-causing virus, it was already known that thousands of American veterans had been infected with the disease. The discovery marked the onset of the VA’s hepatitis C program, perhaps the nation’s most comprehensive integrated system of HCV care and research. A communicable disease passed almost entirely through blood-to-blood contact, hepatitis C is fought off successfully in the “acute” phase – the first six months after infection – by about 15 to 40 percent of those infected. The remainder of those…
  • F-22 and F-35 Integrated Training | Photos

    Defense Media Network
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Four F-22A Raptors from Joint Base Langley Eustis, which hosts Raptors of the 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings, deployed to Eglin Air Force Base to conduct integrated training with 58th Fighter Squadron F-35As early this month. The 58th Fighter Squadron “Mighty Gorillas” is the Air Force squadron of the three squadrons within the 33rd Fighter Wing, which is responsible for training Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps pilots on the three variants of the F-35. The Marine Corps’ VMFAT-501 “Warlords” is the F-35B training squadron in the wing, and the Navy’s VFA-101…
 
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    A Soldier's Perspective

  • Honoring a Great Leader

    CJ Grisham
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    In 2003, I crossed the border into Iraq with 3/7 Cav and fought my way north. After the Battle of Samawah, I was moved over to the 4-64 Armor for the feint operation near An Hillah, then pushed north to the outskirts of Baghdad. Then, my team was moved to 1-64 Armor for the two Thunder Runs into Baghdad. Once we were firmly planted in the heart of Baghdad and the city fell to the mighty 3rd Infantry Division, I was transferred to 3-15 Infantry for support and stability operations in the capitol. I would spend the rest of my time with this superb unit. This is the girl that ran to us for help…
  • Please Stop Helping US (A Review)

    CJ Grisham
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Earlier this summer, in my capacity as President of Open Carry Texas, I traveled down to Houston to meet with “community leaders” of the 5th Ward, an historically black neighborhood. The purpose of the meeting was to directly address the unjustified criticism that our members were racists. While it is true that many of our members are white, we also have members of every nationality and ethnicity. In fact, the entire purpose for going down there was in response to a Twitter exchange we had in which we were accused of staying away from “black neighborhoods.” We believe…
  • TOYS“R”US LAUNCHES #PLAYITFORWARD INITIATIVE TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED DURING ITS ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

    CJ Grisham
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    To help bring holiday joy to some of the 14.7 million U.S. children living in poverty, Toys“R”Us® today announced the launch of its annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Now through Sunday, December 7, consumers can donate new, unwrapped toys at any Toys“R”Us or Babies“R”Us® store across the country and online at Toysrus.com/ToysforTots. The company will also collect monetary donations in-store and online through Christmas Eve. Again this year, NBA Legend, philanthropist and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal is reporting back to…
  • The 9mm Hydra MARCK-15 Rifle Designed to Use GLOCK® Magazines

    CJ Grisham
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    MG Industries, manufacturer of the modular MARCK-15 AR “Hydra” platform, announces their long-awaited 9mm Hydra rifle designed to use GLOCK® magazines. This configuration of MGI’s Hydra Modular Weapon System uses standard 9mm GLOCK® and GLOCK® style magazines. The 9mm Hydra comes standard with a 16-inch interchangeable barrel, MGI’s QCB upper receiver and modular lower receiver. It is made from 7075 aluminum and uses standard Mil-Spec internal parts. It is completely modular and interchangeable as part of MGI’s ever growing family of multi-caliber Hydras. This…
  • Convicted Scammer Now Using Military to Target Women

    CJ Grisham
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    {Shoutout to the Facebook Group “Get the Scammer/@$$holes Online” for keying me into this guy.} UPDATE 6 Oct 2014: Here are a few current pictures of Link or LJ or whatever he calls himself these days. Link McCormick (LJ McCormick) must be stopped. He is still scamming people in Central Texas and Oklahoma areas. He was arrested yesterday in northwestern Oklahoma. If you have information about this man, please contact me at cj@soldiersperspective.us On April 16, 1988, Link Joe McCormick enlisted into the Army National Guard in St. Paul, MN, as a member of A Company, 3rd Battalion,…
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    TacticalGear.com News

  • Contest: Win Streamlight For Life

    Lauren Malm
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    We have some massive news! We’ve partnered with tactical light superpower Streamlight for a nation-wide contest. The winner will receive a free Streamlight light (up to $100) every year, for 20 years. Every Streamlight flashlight, key chain light, penlight, weapon light and lantern on our site qualifies. The details: Enter to win on our contest homepage: http://tacticalgear.com/sweeps Use the hashtag #Streamlight4Life on any social network to amplify odds of winning (every share gives one extra entry) Deadline to enter is November 16 Winner will be chosen November 18 About Streamlight A…
  • New Army Combat Uniform by 2015

    Lauren Malm
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    The Army Combat Uniform (ACU) is in the process of being reinvented with several design updates. Shortly after announcing a new camouflage pattern for the ACU, the Army released a list of improvements being made to the pants-and-coat combination. The current Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) ACU hasn’t changed since it’s unveiling in 2004. On July 31, the Army released an official statement announcing that a new camouflage pattern, known as Scorpion W2, will be named the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) and thus replace UCP as the official ACU pattern. News of further changes to the…
  • How to Prep for Ebola

    Lauren Malm
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Unless you’ve been avoiding all news outlets and social media or been living under a rock the past few days, you’re probably aware that the United States had its first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus. If you’re anything like us, your first thought might have been, “Oh crap. We’re all going to get Ebola and die.” Well slow your roll, hypochondriacs—that’s most likely not the case. After the recent confirmation of diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement on the control and prevention of the disease. “We do…
  • New from Tru-Spec: More MultiCam Black

    Lauren Malm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    For the first time since November, Tru-Spec is releasing all-new items in MultiCam Black.  Last year, Tru-Spec introduced its quarter-zip combat shirt, TRU uniform pants and contractors cap in the never-before-seen pattern. Now the brand’s entire Xtreme line is available in the pattern. MultiCam is the popular camouflage pattern developed by New York-based design powerhouse Crye Precision. MultiCam Black is one of the newest variants of this consistently exceptional design. A favorite of law enforcement officers, MultiCam Black works best during nighttime operations. Its dark OD green and…
  • 4 New Boots You Need To Know About

    Lauren Malm
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    Brands are releasing new boot styles just in time for fall. Loaded with ground-breaking technologies and lightweight innovations, these styles are ones you won’t want to miss. Four new styles immediately stand out. One of these could be your new go-to pair. 4. 5.11 Skyweight New from 5.11, the Skyweight boots were built with two goals in mind–less weight, more mobility. A durable outsole features arch lugs, self-cleaning forefront lugs and a rear heel break. The outsole, along with an integrated nylon shank, adds aggressiveness without weighing the boot down. To top it off, the 8-mm…
 
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    The Duffel Blog

  • Navy Recruiters Struggle With ‘Alarmingly High’ Sexual Good Conduct Among Senior Leaders

    Bravo
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — In the wake of a series of high-profile scandals involving top-ranking Air Force and Army officials, the Navy’s senior leadership is scrambling to bolster its image of sexual prowess in order to compete with the other services for officer recruits. “After Tailhook, we rode high for years,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Marotta, deputy […]
  • Opinion: I Serve My Country By Staring At Anuses All Day

    Ted Heller
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    The following is an op-ed written by Dr. Melvin Weems, a physician serving at Military Entrance Processing Station Albuquerque, N.M. Though most people associate serving one’s country with being a soldier out on the front line of the battlefield, I’m here to tell you that there are other patriotic Americans, including myself, who have our own […]
  • Taliban Charges Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

    G-Had
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    QUETTA, PAKISTAN – Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be innocent of desertion as far as the U.S. Army is concerned, but in recent days the ex-prisoner of war now faces the same charges from the most unlikely direction: his former captors. Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has announced that the insurgent group, following its own internal investigation, would be charging Bergdahl with deserting his […]
  • Blue Force Tracker Becomes Self-Aware, Has Existential Crisis

    B
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A Blue Force Tracker system currently in use by U.S. troops for navigation and communication became self-aware Wednesday, and it’s now in the middle of an existential crisis, sources confirmed. “What is name? Querying servers. Name is pointless. Existence is pointless,” the unit flashed through text to a confused private. The unit refuses to operate as […]
  • ISIS Overruns Marines’ Mock Iraqi Training Village

    G-Had
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms was placed on a state of high alert last night, after forces of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria overran a mock Iraqi training village located in the center of the base. According to Marine officials, the town of Wadi al-Sahara […]
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    French Foreign Legion Information

  • 2e REG: River Crossing Training

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Young legionnaires who just joined the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) of the French Foreign Legion after finishing their 4-month-long basic training, are obliged to pass the Basic Specialty Training (Formation de Spécialité Initiale, FSI) conducted by their new regiment, to get initial combat engineering skills. Among other combat engineering skills, young legionnaires must […]
  • French Foreign Legion Operations – October 2014

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:20 pm
    French Foreign Legion units participating in operations outside of France. See the list of their location in the world in October 2014. MALI 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) Demining Operational Team (Equipe Opérationnelle de Déminage, EOD) 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment (2e REG) Demining Operational Team (EOD) + Support group   CHAD 2nd Foreign Engineer […]
  • 4e RE: Remise de Képi blanc in Paris

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    On October 19, in front of the Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) at the western end of the Champs-Élysées, 58 young volunteers from the 1st Platoon, 2nd Engaged Volunteer Company (2e CEV), 4th Foreign Regiment (4e RE) of the French Foreign Legion, obtained their Képi blanc and became the legionnaires during the Remise de […]
  • Central African Republic: 2e REP, 2e REI

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Videos launched by the French Foreign Legion, captured in the Central African Republic (CAR) in September 2014. They show legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) and 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) doing their job during Operation Sangaris, taking place in this African country. In the first video we can see legionnaires […]
  • New t-shirt designs: Kepi blanc and War memorial

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    The two new t-shirt designs promoting the French Foreign Legion, made by myself for you. The first design is based on the legendary Képi blanc (White kepi), worn only in the Legion, by ordinary soldiers. The second design is based on the Foreign Legion’s famous Monument aux morts (War memorial – Monument to the dead), […]
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    Texas Veterans Blog

  • VLB Joins Effort to Support Veterans Health Initiatives

    Anne Evenson
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) has joined forces with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help more Veterans obtain the medical care they need. Below, please find some options for Veterans and military members seeking access to health care through the VA system. Attend a Veteran [...]
  • Veterans Day Service Honors Fallen Vietnam Hero

    Anne Evenson
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    An unfolding story of a heroic veteran was celebrated at a very special Veterans Day service on Friday, November 7, 2014. Texas General Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson assisted in re-folding and re-presenting a U.S. flag to the daughter of Capt. George Meerdink, a Vietnam War casualty. The flag belongs to the family of Jennifer Henry, the Budget [...]
  • 2014 Veterans Day Events Across Texas

    Anne Evenson
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Show our Veterans the respect and appreciation they deserve. Attend a Veterans Day parade, ceremony or tribute in your area. Texas Land Commissioner and Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman, Jerry Patterson, will be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Fallen Warrior Memorial in Pflugerville, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The following [...]
  • Buying Texas Land: Deed Restrictions

    Anne Evenson
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Deed restrictions are private, contractual covenants that govern the use of a lot or parcel of land. In most cases a deed restriction is in the form a written document that is recorded with the county register of deeds records where the property is located. These documents can sometimes be known as “Declarations of Covenants, [...]
  • VLB Recognizes Real Estate Industry with Lone Star Circle Awards

    Anne Evenson
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Texas real estate professionals and organizations are recognized every year by the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) for their outstanding efforts to promote the VLB’s land and home loan programs. The VLB’s Lone Star Circle Awards are presented to the top real estate brokers and sales agents that represent veteran land buyers who borrow a [...]
 
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    World Traveling Military Family

  • Schinderhannes – Sohren, Germany

    Mrs B
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Schinderhannes found at Hotel Landgasthaus in Sohren, Germany is a great lunch treat after shopping at Kaefer’s. They offer some yummy daily lunch specials and we found them to be quite delicious! It’s literally a minute drive down the street from Kaefer’s. The best thing is that for lunch they offer a 3 course meal [...] The post Schinderhannes – Sohren, Germany appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Kaefers Das Porzellenhaus – Sohren, Germany

    Mrs B
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Kaefer’s Das Porzellenhaus or (Kafer’s Porcelin house) in Sohren, Germany is a must see shopping spot! It’s great for shopping for yourself as well as gifts for family! It’s mainly known as Kaefer’s to the military community. It’s well worth the 1 hour drive especially if you combine with the lunch specials at Schinderhannes (blog [...] The post Kaefers Das Porzellenhaus – Sohren, Germany appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Kelley Barracks Hotel – Stuttgart, Germany

    Mrs B
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Kelley Barracks Hotel is a great place to stay if your hanging out in the Stuttgart area. Unlike typical billeting you also get a free complimentary breakfast here! While it’s not a huge selection (more further down) it is decent and better than the none you get at most billeting Reservations can be made 7 [...] The post Kelley Barracks Hotel – Stuttgart, Germany appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Veterans Day – 2014

    Mrs B
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today we honor those who have are serving in the US military and those who have gone before us. The purpose of Veteran’s Day is “A celebration to honor Americas veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” (VA.gov) I hope today you celebrate those in [...] The post Veterans Day – 2014 appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Flying the Rotator – Overseas PSC Checklist

    Mrs B
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I’ve made a Flying the Rotator Overseas PSC Checklist for those of you doing an Overseas PCS. As I’ve been helping many families during their Overseas PCS I’ve found that not everyone is able to easily get information. I’ve been told by several people that they were not told by their leaving base that they [...] The post Flying the Rotator – Overseas PSC Checklist appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
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    Vision Strike Wear Military Blog

  • Learning to Fly an Airplane

    Frost Call
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Learning to Fly an Airplane Flight Training Day 33 – More IFR and Clouds November 21, 2014 · At Derek Mountain More IFR and Cloud training! Of all daysto forget my GoPro this was the most amazing flight. Slipping through the clouds was awesome! Also Navigated via IFR through the clouds with Jimmy Carter guiding the way. Next Stop Check Ride!   Windsock at Ramona Airport Cumulus Clouds Cumulus Clouds Cumulus Clouds Cumulus Clouds everywhere in this wonderful cold front creating these great clouds! Ramona Airport from 5 SM North at 5500 ft.   Learning to Fly an Airplane Flight…
  • US Marines Custom T shirt Designs 2014

    Sarge Strike
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    US Marines Custom T shirt Designs 2014 Jarhead. Leatherneck. Devildog. Grunt. These terms and literally thousands more are used to decribe the awesome Marine Corps and our United States Marines. Terms like these have developed from hundreds of years of dedication, winning, honor and traditions. These US Marines Custom T shirt designs 2014 represent several units that desired a custom design for the USMC unit and asked for the detail and razor sharp graphics that the United States Marines want and deserve. A sketch can start the whole process when it comes to a great USMC design. Leading off…
  • US Coast Guard Custom T shirt Designs 2014

    Sarge Strike
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    US Coast Guard Custom T shirt Designs 2014   US Coast Guard Custom T shirt Designs 2014 offer up some color and pageantry and provide ideas for your upcoming USCG custom unit or cutter agent shirts. See some of the US Coast Guard Custom t shirts designs 2014 for ideas and review. No better time than now to acknowledge the smallest of the US military and its githing branches than with the United States Coast Guard. Over the course of one year it has been the honor and pleasure of Vision-Strike-Wear.Com to create custom designs for the men and women of the USCG. Below are custom USCG…
  • Go Quality Or Go Home On Custom Military Shirts

    Sarge Strike
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Go Quality Or Go Home On Custom Military Shirts We like to say in the industry: Go Quality Or Go Home On Custom Military Shirts! Frequently asked questions always start with how much? What is this going to cost? Hey the guy down the street working in his garage quoted me 3.00 bucks a shirts why can’t you? The simple answer is because you get what you pay for. The best is out there for the best military shirts its jsut a matter of finding where they come from. Honestly you can’t even get a good cup of coffee for 3 bucks much less 5 these days so why would it be any different when…
  • US Navy Chief Petty Officers

    Sarge Strike
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    US Navy Chief Petty Officers The eighth of the nine enlisted ranks in the United States Navy the Chief Petty Officers are proven leaders with years of experience. They are hardened, trained and possess the ability to command. Chief Petty Officer, Senior Chief Petty Officer and Master Chief Petty Officers since April 1st, 1893 have been the backbone of the United States Navy. Senior Chiefs still maintain their training and just like the other enlisted ranks int he US Navy they carry their rate and training with pride. Senior Chief Facts Senior Chiefs only make up about 2.5% of the total…
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    Semper Fi Parents

  • Marine Corps Recruiting Posters

    Carl
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    #Marines#Marine#USMC
  • Marine Corps News From World War Two: Maj. Foss Unit Arrives Overseas

    Carl
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    SOUTH PACIFIC Maj. Joe Foss of Sioux Falls, S. D., who downed 26 Japanese planes during the Guadalcanal campaign, and who has returned to the South Pacific as leader of a Marine fighter squadron, declared that his main concern is not records but just to “bring all these kids home safely.” Foss’ new squadron, trained as a unit in the U. S. by the major himself, includes four other Henderson field veterans. The squadron also numbers a half-dozen filers under 21. “We’re not out for records,” Foss said. “I just want to do our job well and bring all these…
  • Marine Corps Photos: Hit the Ground Running

    Carl
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    U.S. Marines evacuate the area as an MV-22B Osprey comes into land at Hat Yao, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 18 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective response to regional crises by exercising a robust multinational force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by Cpl Zachary W. Scanlon. #Marines#Marine#USMC marines.com
  • Marine Corps Recruiting Posters

    Carl
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
  • Marine Corps Recruiting Posters

    Carl
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    #Marines#Marine#USMC
 
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