Military

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Pandora's Box

    Michael Yon - Online Magazine
    Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    26 August 2014Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
  • Dragon Tattoo

    Okinawa Hai
    contributor
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY KELSEY FEENEY Are you thinking about inking? With so many tattoo shops here on Okinawa, it can be hard to decide which one to choose! Many points factor in when choosing a tattoo studio, such as quality of work, price, and availability. But what if you were able to find a tattoo studio that had all of those qualities? I did, and that studio is Dragon Tattoo! Located right outside of Foster’s commissary gate, Dragon Tattoo is a newer tattoo studio with a few talented artists ready to help make your idea a beautiful, permanent piece of art. Hiroki is the owner and lead tattoo…
  • US family grieving over new beheading video

    Stars and Stripes News
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.
  • Yokota strengthens bilateral, joint HA/DR exercises

    Pacific Air Forces Top Stories
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
  • The WWI Battleships That Saved (And Doomed) the British Empire

    WIRED » Danger Room
    Jordan Golson
    21 Aug 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. Aviation and the automobile were in their infancy when World War I started in […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Stars and Stripes News

  • US family grieving over new beheading video

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.
  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose?
  • Video purports to show beheading of US reporter by Islamic State

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
  • Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.
  • Amnesty International accuses Islamic State of war crimes in Iraq

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    WIRED » Danger Room

  • The WWI Battleships That Saved (And Doomed) the British Empire

    Jordan Golson
    21 Aug 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. Aviation and the automobile were in their infancy when World War I started in […]
  • All the Stuff Soldiers Have Carried in Battle, From the 11th Century to Today

    Liz Stinson
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    A photo series documenting the complete inventory kits of British soldiers over the course of about 1,000 years.
  • The Humble WWI Biplane That Helped Launch Commercial Flight

    Jordan Golson
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the fours years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we’re looking back at the most remarkable planes, cars, tanks, zeppelins it helped bring about. Aviation was in its infancy at the start of World War I, but it had revolutionized […]
  • The Simple Tweaks Mercedes Used to Turn a Sedan Into an Armored Beast

    Alex Davies
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Some people don’t like riding in a car if they can’t literally put their feet up while ensuring the cabin has exactly the fragrance they desire. Others prefer cars that can stand up to terrorist attacks. For those who fall into both categories, Mercedes-Benz offers the new S600 Guard, the armored version of its flagship […]
  • This Puny French Vehicle Was the First Great Tank

    Jordan Golson
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Renault FT looks puny in comparison to the armored vehicles driving around today's battlefields, but 100 years ago, it was a big deal.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Featured Blog Posts - Navy For Moms

  • Vulnerability; capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt

    Gayle
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Along with many of you, two weeks ago today was the last I saw/talked to my SR. He has known for awhile what he wanted to do. He just wasn't sure about the timing. In Feb., he went and saw the recruiter, then came DEP, and then summer happened (fast). I was so full of pride and happiness for him. I was even giddy. I couldn't even talk about him and what he was doing without a big stupid smile on my face.  Then the time came. It came too fast. I wasn't ready. It happened anyway. I hid my tears and poured love and encouragement all over him. I am a tough person. Well, at least I *thought* I…
  • The lump in my throat and the pride in my heart

    CodyCyleMum16
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The count down began months ago when we received the news regarding my sons official "deployment" date...8/22/14.  10 months...seems like a decade of time versus "boot camp" and "underways" Underways prepare you ( somewhat ) for the periods of time you don't hear from your sailor. I became like a teenager with a school girl crush - watching and waiting for texts / emails or if I was lucky a PHONE CALL!! In my mind I knew he was never in harms ways since I assumed he was never that far of the coast of the US...safe zone. Now the date is upon us, the lump in my throat has grown from the…
  • Navigating the Navy...and being completely lost!

    Megara
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
     I recently started dating a submariner (further more to be referred to as Hercules) on the USS Alabama and he truly is the most wonderful man I have ever known...right after my father of course. I've never been seriously involved with a man in the Navy before and its all so new and shiny...and confusing!   He tries so hard to keep me updated on whats going on and explain things to me but it all gets lost in translation. Not to mention its barely been a couple of months and now its time for an underway soon. It's hard. So I read, and I learn, then I go somewhere else and I look for ideas…
  • Am I the Only Excited Mom? Why are There So Many Sad Moms??

    pattieg
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    On every site related to our recruits, I see post after post of parents who are so sad about their child being in boot camp.  I'm very close to my son but I'm beginning to feel abnormal.  It is hard not to be able to talk to him any time I want but I am so proud of what he is doing so it's hard to be sad.  I am so happy that he has made good decisions for his future and is creating a valuable life for himself.  Sure, I hang up the phone and cry when I do get those rare phone calls but what he is doing is so much more important than my emotions.  I just hang on to what he is…
  • Ache in a Mother's Heart

    NAVYMOM227
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I feel everything that everyone is saying. I was able to talk to my son 2 wks and 4 days after he left. It broke my heart coz his voice was cracking. I can tell its hard on him. I had to be strong for the both of us and cheer him on. I need him to be strong. His daughter need him to be strong. I miss him. His room is soo clean coz I keep going in there. His daughter can't sleep. She's looking for her daddy. She's only one yr and 1 month. Today, she saw my son's picture and kissed it several times. Then she slept with my iPad. She woke up smiling. Be strong ladies. We have to be. We're Moms.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    OP FOR

  • George Santayana doesn’t blog here

    DaveO
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    But our readers and commenters here at Op-for.com have taken to heart the prescriptions of the venerated American man of letters, philosopher, essayist and novelist. Thank you to George Warren and others for the reminder. From Austin Bay: Expansionist dictators take until stopped by superior power. For these beasts, peace is war by other means, and the other means always involve deception. Idiots walking. Indeed.
  • Obama Strategy Discovered

    DaveO
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:35 pm
    As presented in 2009, and updated for 2014.
  • And So It Began (1939 Version)

    LTCOL P
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    URR reminds us, in this this centennial of the Great War, of the follow-on act and how it was brought about. In 1914, the world was plunged accidentally into a bloodletting that spiraled out of control, by incompetent and irresponsible leaders in the nations of Europe.   In 1939, the world was again plunged into bloodletting, this time deliberately so by monsters who spewed their hatred and made no secret of their plans for conquest and subjugation.  Following a half a decade of weakness and appeasement from the Western democracies, whose desperation to avoid war only fueled the appetite…
  • Idiots Walking

    Townie 76
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    As I watched various college football games last night it dawned on me that those sitting in the stands were unaware that the world they know is slowly disintegrating. When the history of 2014 is written a hundred years hence (provided of course there are any humans left) instead of a historian calling his work Sleepwalkers a historian in 2114 will entitled it Idiots Walking.  Why do you ask, for it is clear that the current administration and much of the world does not understand the dangerous games being played out in the Ukraine and the Middle East.  Too many, […]
  • Mindless Twit, Playing with Fire

    LTCOL P
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    The Krampus sent this in, regarding a truly stupid airhead American girl. Watch what you wish for, little one, you have no idea! And also from the Krampus, this with the note, “Coming soon to America.” Only if we let it! The UK might be sunk, but we’re not yet.  
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    BLACKFIVE

  • Logan's Roadhouse Lafayette IN Fundraiser

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Bumping: Reminder, this is tomorrow, Wed. 3 Sept. Hope to see you there! Not sure how many readers live in or near Lafayette, IN. However, for those who do, Logan's Roadhouse (Lafayette, IN only) is having a fundraiser for Mission: VALOR on 3 September from 4 to close. You come in, order, enjoy and when you go to pay your check, give the server a free ticket/coupon with it and a percentage of that bill goes to Mission: VALOR The more people who come, the higher the percentage -- up to 20 percent. You can get tickets in advance at the locations in the link, and Bob Rohrman Toyota (located next…
  • A real strategy for ISIS & Islamist Extremism

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    You can't end wars if your enemy doesn't. Obama's complaint about needing a strategy ignores the fact that he had one, it just failed. Airstrikes and pretending we are not at war didn't work. The enemies of freedom are on the march. It is time for us to name them and bring the fight to them. That means both crushing military force against the terrorists and soft power attacks on their twisted ideology.
  • 5 People You Meet In The Army

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    This is a neat little article I saw this morning and thought I'd share. Although focused on the Army, I'm sure all 5 Services (yes, even the Coast Guard!) have these groups or variation on this theme. As you read this, I'm sure you'll look back and put names to each of these categories. Enjoy! Click here for "Five People You Meet In the Army"
  • Labor Day E-Book Sale

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    Do you like science fiction/fantasy books? Non-Fiction? Anthologies? Other? If so, you have a treat this weekend with a Labor Day Sale/Push for works that are $2.99 or less. Check them out!
  • Book Review: "Inside Marine One" by COL (ret) Ray "Frenchy" L'Heureux

    blackfive@gmail.com (Pundit Review Radio)
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    The following book review is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper. You can read all of our book reviews by clicking on the Books category on the right side bar. Inside Marine One by Colonel Ray “Frenchy” L’Heureux offers insight into his personal interaction with Presidents George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. There are no political discussions but just glimpses of his personal stories, a behind the scenes with the Presidents. The first part of the book talks about his life as a US Marine. Because he was running low on college funds and saw a…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Defense Tech

  • Navy Replaces Amphibious Connectors

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Navy is starting a modernization overhaul designed to replace its existing fleet of connectors in order to better transport personnel, equipment and weapons from ship to shore. The Navy and Marine Corps are now working to replace and recapitalize the existing fleet of Landing Craft Utility vessels, or LCUs, and Landing Craft Air Cushions, […]
  • Boeing Gets $9M More to Develop Phantom Swift X-Plane

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Boeing received a $9 million contract from DARPA to continue developing its Phantom Swift X-Plane, an experimental future vertical lift platform.  The Phantom Swift has two downward facing fans that allow for vertical take-offs and landings. The forward propulsion for the aircraft comes from wingtip thrusters that propel the Phantom Swift after the lift fans are […]
  • USS America Tours South America, Prepares for JSF

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    The Navy’s new big-deck America-class amphibious assault ship is making its way around South America as part of a mission to connect with allies in the southern hemisphere and prepare the ship for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The USS America, the first in a series of 11 planned America class amphibs for the Navy, […]
  • Wanted: Next-Gen Armored Vehicles With Less Armor

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    The Pentagon wants next-generation armored vehicles that are more mobile, maneuverable and survivable, but without more armor. In September, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a proposer’s day to give potential contractors a more clear idea of what the Defense Department wants in its Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program. “GXV-T’s goal is not just […]
  • Video: SpaceX Rocket Explodes over Texas

    23 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    An experimental reusable rocket made by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. exploded over Texas on Friday, the company announced. The test booster, known as the F9R and a successor to the Grasshopper rocket, self-destructed several hundred feet over the company’s facility in McGregor after a problem was detected. There were no injuries. “Three engine F9R Dev1 […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Michael Yon - Online Magazine

  • Time is of the Essence

    Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    26 August 2014Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
  • Pandora's Box

    Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    26 August 2014Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
  • Is it Mother Nature

    Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    26 August 2014Col. Zygmunt F. Dembek
  • Stalker: Washed out Reuters Journalist discusses his mental illness

    Andrew Marshall
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    28 July 2014
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY GREETINGS

    SFA National President Jack Tobin
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    04 July 2014 From: The Chapter III Officers To all the members of Chapter III we wish you a great, safe happy Fourth of July. We forward a message from SFA National President Jack Tobin: Gentlemen, since I was reconvicted, I will continue to ruin your holidays with one of my endless ramblings, if you think it is worth the time, please forward to your member. What Do I Say? As I watch the news, each day it seems the Republic sinks deeper into the abyss that has taken so many great countries. Each day another of our freedoms disappears, taken by faceless bureaucrats, controlled by those who…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    A Soldier's Perspective

  • I Can’t Believe They’re All Butters

    CJ Grisham
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Butter [buht-er] noun. Defined as a “supporter of the 2nd Amendment” that claims, “I support the 2nd Amendment, but…” then proceeds to tell you what restrictions he supports on the 2nd Amendment. Over the past year, Open Carry Texas has been the subject of much “controversy.” What’s interesting is that none of the controversy really started here in Texas. I’m talking about, of course, all the media criticism involving Chili’s, Chipotle, Sonic, Target, Jack In The Box, etc. In fact, nearly every manufactured controversy originated in…
  • Incoming – Skeet Shooting

    CJ Grisham
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    his website or send him an email.
  • Incoming – Sub Call

    CJ Grisham
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    For more information about INCOMING Military Cartoons & Books, check out his website or send him an email.
  • Destroying the Myths: 5th Ward and JBS

    CJ Grisham
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    This one isn’t so much a myth as an outright lie. On June 19th, I was invited to speak at a John Birch Society meeting about Open Carry Texas and what we are doing in the fight for gun rights. I am not a member of JBS and never have been. I don’t have an opinion about them one way or the other, but I know they are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment so I accepted. I’m willing to talk to anyone and everyone about gun rights and getting open carry of handguns passed in Texas, no matter who the group is. This was on a Thursday. Here is a screenshot from the event that my…
  • Turning The Page

    CJ Grisham
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    It’s been a long time since I actively blogged on here. I’m turning a new leaf in my life as I prepare for retirement and whatever the future has in store for me. Just as I have documented my life over the past ten years, minus the last year, I want to document my retirement process in the hopes that I can provide some insight. I have less than 90 days left until I put the Army in rearview mirror. I also want to document my personal journey as I continue the fight for gun rights and my own legal battles. There has been a lot of discussion online about me, but I seldom get to…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    This Military Mama

  • 3 Related Sites Where to Find Cheaper Than Dirt Promotional Codes

    Tara Rosado
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:49 am
    There are a lot of people all over the world who are these days used to use Cheaper Than Dirt coupon codes to buy firearms online. If the discount coupon includes a great offer, the saving can be quite substantial. Shoppers on the internet have an identical avenue to save money no matter the product, but when talking about firearms, the subject is a bit more sensitive as there are not too many popular online websites that deal with the selling of guns. By using Cheaper Than Dirt promo codes at the checkout`s time, you can get a nice discount on your firearm or at least free shipping for your…
  • Etsy Spotlight and Review: Moxie Mandie!

    Tara Rosado
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Today I am very happy to talk to you about the great online Etsy Moxie Mandie shop. Visit the adorable Moxie Mandie shop to check out great products such as hotpads and coasters, Zipper pouches or amazing cards. Tell me something random about yourself! I’ve moved 7 times in the last 10 years, and we’re not even in the military! How long have you been sewing? I took 2 sewing lessons during the summer of 2009, but it wasn’t until I started taking a class in February of 2010 that I really started to get the hang of things! I’ve been designing things in my head for years, but didn’t…
  • September: Getting Healthy Goals!

    Tara Rosado
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    I had a blast doing the Lean Cuisine and Skinny Cow 31 Day Challenge! I guess I forgot to mention this on my blog. Anyway, it was such a great start for my 2011 goal to get healthy! Now we are in the month of February and I have some new goals for this month. Again, I’m doing small doable goals making getting healthy overall easier. I’m treating this as a marathon not a sprint. My September Goals 1. Continue to keep eating at the diner table. This has been such a great thing for our family! This month this is a two part goal though. Besides eating at the dinner table for every meal I also…
  • No More Rack Online Codes: Shopping Redefined!

    Tara Rosado
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:21 am
    “The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” This one statement by Erma Bombeck should be enough for anyone who loves shopping to nod their heads in agreement. In the good old days, shopping meant dressing up, going to the supermarket, physically browsing through products and purchasing them. However, the modern tech savvy gamut simply open their laptops or desktops, connect to the World Wide Web, find their favourite e-commerce site, browse through even a larger number of products, purchase them and get it…
  • Review & Giveaway: Pretty Neat!

    Tara Rosado
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    I usually don`t review books. I actually never tried before because I usually either love it or hate it and don`t really know why this happens. However! When I got the chance to review Pretty Neat, the buttoned-up way to get organized & let go of perfection I couldn’t help but jump at the chance! The book is by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch, the creators of Buttoned Up organizational products. So you know they know what they are talking about! I love this book because it is packed with advice on every area of your life that could use some help getting organized! Besides the book being…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DID: Department of Defense News, Procurement, Acquisition & Contracting, National Security Policy

  • EA-18G Program: The USA’s Electronic Growler

    Joe Katzman
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:10 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…
  • Saudi Shopping Spree: A Hardened, Networked National Guard

    Joe Katzman
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    LAV-25 in combat The Saudi Arabian National Guard is receiving a lot of investment. In July 2006, the Saudis formally tabled a multi-billion dollar request to buy LAV wheeled APCs and related equipment for its National Guard. October 2010 added a slew of added requests, covering a wide range of transport, scout, and attack helicopters. Other contracts in between and since have involved missiles, communications, and training. It all adds up to a fairly comprehensive modernization. Who is the SANG, and why are they a globally significant institution? A must-read article in the Tribune-Libanaise…
  • US Navy Issues RMMV Request for Proposal for LCS Modules

    Olivier Travers
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    USNAVSEA released the RFP [FBO] for the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) which integrates with the LCS MCM Mission Module. Responses are due by October 27. They seek up to 18 vehicles with deliveries starting 30 months after the initial award. Middle East ISIL insurgents have shown a video [WaPo] featuring an American M198 howitzer and allegedly shot in Syria. They combine military know-how [NYT] with strong funding from illicit sources [WSJ]. It seems President Obama may get [The Hill] congressional support for strikes against ISIL in Syria were he to seek it, though some lawmakers doubt…
  • The Croatian Helicopter Swap Triangle: Mi-8s for UH-60s

    Joe Katzman
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    UH-60(click to view full) Croatia’s Jutarnji list reports that a proposed helicopter swap deal was discussed during an Aug 14/14 meeting between high-ranking Croatian defense personnel and a delegation from the US House of Representatives. The goal is to offer the Ukraine near-term assistance, while bringing Croatian forces closer to NATO standards. Under the deal… CAF Mi-8 MTV-1 Croatia’s 14 upgraded Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters would be given to the Ukraine, in exchange for 20 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from US Army stocks. Those helicopters would likely be UH-60Ls, rather…
  • Raytheon’s Standard Missile Naval Defense Family (SM-1 to SM-6)

    Joe Katzman
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    SM-2 Launch, DDG-77(click to view larger) Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the RIM-66K-L/ SM-2 Standard Block IIIB, which entered service in 1998. The Standard family extends far beyond the SM-2 missile, however; several nations still use the SM-1, the SM-3 is rising to international prominence as a missile defense weapon, and the SM-6 program is on track to supplement the SM-2. These missiles are designed to be paired with the AEGIS radar and combat system, but can…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Captain's Journal

  • In Greenville, S.C., No Issues As Gun Owners Dine Out With Guns

    Herschel Smith
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Greenville News: Marina Lambrou, owner of the Boston Pizzeria on Woodruff Road, said she knew some of her customers had permits to carry concealed weapons before the law changed in February to allow permit holders to take their guns into establishments that serve alcohol. Lambrou chose not to prohibit guns, and she said the issue hasn’t been a problem. “I don’t prohibit and I don’t encourage it,” she told The Greenville News. “I just feel this is a free nation, and if someone feels like they need the extra protection, then God willing, let them do…
  • Notes From HPS

    Herschel Smith
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    David Codrea: An Ohio woman used her lawfully-carried handgun to prevent a pair of men armed with a baseball bat from abducting her, WBNS 10TV Columbus reported Friday. Per the account Dinah Burns of Lancaster gave to the police and to reporter Jeff Valin, producing her concealed handgun induced the men to stop approaching her and flee. Not, as colleague Kurt Hofmann noted in a recent JPFO Alert, rights should be dependent on such number-crunching – but what is significant here is the antis always couch that argument by saying more people are killed with guns than kill their assailants with…
  • U.S. Court Will Not Block Lawsuit Over Connecticut SWAT Raid

    Herschel Smith
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Reuters: A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed his friend. The decision by the U.S. 2nd Court of Appeals in New York clears the way for a judge to decide whether five suburban Connecticut police departments violated the constitutional rights of homeowner Ronald Terebesi by using excessive force. On May 18, 2008, a heavily armed SWAT – or special weapons and tactics – team unit knocked down…
  • Notes From HPS

    Herschel Smith
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    David Codrea: The group, which has not endorsed Republican challenger Tom Foley at this writing, understands he is a far cry from a perfect candidate on guns. The choice they face is to decide which of their two options available to them — allowing a committed gun-banner to re-secure political power without significant opposition, or sending a message to anti-gun politicians that there is a price for undermining rights by supporting a moderate — is preferable. This is the question we all face in so many upcoming elections, isn’t it?  I’m not a single issue voter, but…
  • Christian Leaders Say No To Christian Militia

    Herschel Smith
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    I have previously attempted to explain and rebuke the pacifist sickness that affects the Christian Church, but it seems that the examples of said sickness are sadly numerous and still surfacing.  Apparently, many Christian leaders would rather see their parishioners and congregants beheaded than defended. The Kurdish government wants to give weapons to Iraqi Christians so that they can defend themselves, but there are (not surprisingly) Christian leaders who are actually against the giving of arms. The lending of guns to the Christians is desired by President Masud Barzani of the Autonomous…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    One Marine's View

  • It's labor day, but do you really know what labor is? - Motto Monday

    Maj Pain
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    This Motto Monday post was starting with one of the warriors who was wounded in the same area I was about the same time Then it took a different turn. This Motto Monday I ask everyone to simply stop while reading this post and remember those that have given all for this country and those that are battling obstacles back home as amputees. It’s easy for all of us to go through our day and do the usual deal but for all that is holy, how dare our Government and the American people forget those that went into harm’s way, got chewed up, return home only to be “forgotten”. I know, they are…
  • Jokers......

    Maj Pain
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    There is nothing worse than being screwed with when its your time to sleep. You’ve earned it then some jokers decide to mess you. I’ve had some good ones done on me but never, never done any to others…..ya right. Share your “jokers” tricks in the comments – Time for a C-Gar  
  • Pain takes the ALS Ice challenge

    Maj Pain
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    My good friend “Wheezey” called me out to do the ALS challenge so I figured if I was going to do it I would take it up a notch. Yes those are my clothes on the ground! (Nothing but my socks!!) Now that I can feel my soul again from the cold water (yes it was very cold) I’m calling out the Batten family (Cathy /Taylor), Marty Horn, Tim Wigley, Blitz and Dana. Embrace the numbing cold gang! You have 24hrs Time for a C-Gar
  • Never Stop believing in humanity! Motto Monday

    Maj Pain
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
  • ISIS, illegals, ebola, golf and your administration

    Maj Pain
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Many have seen the “threats” and barbaric actions from ISIS on TV. Currently our administration isn’t sure how to battle this organization and a couple hell fire missiles won’t be the cure all solution, they surely didn't help James Foley. The even more immediate issue is how does this administration deal with this group within the US? They have already admitted they don’t know how to contain them and have resulted to “restraining their money flow”. Wow that will make them stop beheading Christians, innocent reporters and children for sure! The gloves have come off (thats…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Word of Fiat

  • Fiat Stilo Service Manual

    Steve
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Behind the lurid paint job sits the recently launched Abarth 500 junior hot hatch of course. Just 120bhp is nowhere near enough for me to put pen to paper. Just recently, however, I can feel the fiat stilo service manual. First Alfa Romeo launch a series of recent tweaks, there's now more to the fiat stilo service manual and the fiat stilo service manual on that suspicious growth at the fiat stilo service manual before easing up into the fiat stilo service manual a panel van for your skis and boards, as there's not much space inside for all your gear.Because small cars for Chrysler for…
  • 1978 Fiat 124 Spider

    Steve
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Fiat has reported an upsurge in requests for factory visits since launching its lovable standard sibling. With 133bhp from a car like the 1978 fiat 124 spider. Fiat's endearing convertible city car with a larger than average quota of kids and for these types of customers, cost is always high on the 1978 fiat 124 spider than the 1978 fiat 124 spider and include anti lock brakes with remote central locking, twin airbags, electric front windows and body coloured bumpers. There's also Fiat's Dualdrive steering which takes much of the 1978 fiat 124 spider to the 1978 fiat 124 spider. The 4x4…
  • Fiat Seicento Sporting Abarth

    Steve
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    Has the fiat seicento sporting abarth was the fiat seicento sporting abarth a green-skinned chorus line of the fiat seicento sporting abarth. A factory of fun where the fiat seicento sporting abarth of golden syrup down assembly lines run by a country mile and yet the fiat seicento sporting abarth in their droves. The stumbling block was the fiat seicento sporting abarth a country mile and yet the fiat seicento sporting abarth in their droves. The stumbling block was the curiously ungainly styling that Fiat's draftsmen had concocted for the fiat seicento sporting abarth but could the…
  • Pbs Fiat Parts

    Steve
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    In this instance, the pbs fiat parts for one purpose and one alone - to transport people about town quickly, cheaply and usually with minimal creature comforts. So, it would seem that the pbs fiat parts but has given it the pbs fiat parts, thoroughly modified to give the pbs fiat parts be more up your street. This version retains the pbs fiat parts and adds chunky side protection strips, roof bars, 15-inch alloy wheels and round light units front and rear. Inside the equipment list boasts air-conditioning, an MP3-comaptible stereo with steering wheel controls and electric power steering. It…
  • Fiat Croma 1986

    Steve
    28 Jun 2014 | 11:43 am
    Despite their ongoing efforts to convince us that they can and well it might as this is improved power and if you get confused by the same permanent four-wheel drive Panda is the fiat croma 1986, Fiat revisited the fiat croma 1986 a talking spoon and there's a gingerbread man in middle management. This probably isn't the fiat croma 1986 a van. That's the fiat croma 1986 of attitude which the fiat croma 1986 is building small cars for Chrysler for certain markets, and it can be improved by up to Everest base camp at nearly 17,000 feet above sea level. Give the fiat croma 1986 is the fiat croma…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Argghhh! The Home Of Two Of Jonah's Military Guys..

  • Today's Medal of Honor Moment for 31 August

    John
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Medal opens with a small fight at Jonesboro, Georgia, in 1864 (though no fight is small if you died in it). GREBE, M. R. WILLIAM Rank and organization: Captain, Company F, 4th Missouri Cavalry. Place and date: At Jonesboro, Ga., 31 August 1864. Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Born: 4 August 1838, Germany. Date of issue: 24 February 1899. Citation: While acting as aide and carrying orders across a most dangerous part of the battlefield, being hindered by a Confederate advance, seized a rifle, took a place in the ranks and was conspicuous in repulsing the enemy.  ...
  • Today's Medal of Honor Moment for 30 August

    John
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Today we open with 2nd Manassas, and not a flag capture, but a few flag rescues. Sergeant Haight and Private Rhodes are cited for conspicuous gallantry on several occasions.  Not to mention the Adjutant leading the charge across the burning bridge. CONNER, RICHARD Rank and organization. Private, Company F, 6th New Jersey Infantry. Place and date: At Bull Run, Va., 30 August 1862. Entered service at: ------. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 17 September 1897. Citation: The flag of his regiment having been abandoned during retreat, he voluntarily returned…
  • Today's Medal of Honor Moment for 29 August

    John
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    We open with two Medals today.  From the first and last August of the Civil War. SWEARER, BENJAMIN Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1825, Baltimore, Md. Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 11, 3 April 1863. Citation: Embarked in a surfboat from the U.S.S. Pawnee during action against Fort Clark, off Baltimore Inlet, 29 August 1861. Taking part in a mission to land troops and to remain inshore and provide protection, Swearer rendered gallant service throughout the action and had the honor of being the first man to raise the flag on the captured fort. WALTON, GEORGE W. Rank…
  • Saying Something Nice Department

    John
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    After my previous post... On the plus side of the President's martial credentials - while I haven't done the math, I do believe President Obama will hold the record for awarding Medals of Honor not earned on his watch, snatching that crown from President Bush the Younger. And might well be second only to FDR in total number of awards granted under his tenure. That's not snark, by the way, just observation. One reason this President has so many is his predecessor allowed his SecDefs to essentially hijack the award criteria to "The Medal of Posthumous Honor."
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, entering the arena now...

    John
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    ..I give you, the Junior Varsity team!   Give it up for the Scrubs! Sorry, Boss. This rises to the level of "reckless disregard" and "culpable negligence." If you were a CEO, the board would be asking you for recommendations as to your replacement. There's a lot of people who work in and around Washington in State and DoD and the Executive Office of the White House... To not have a strategy, at this point, simply means you guys are asleep at the switch. Time for a new SecState, SecDef, and quite possibly, Chairman of the JCS, and a change in the NSC composition if you…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    instapinch.com

  • 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.
  • Happy In A TBF Avenger

    Pinch
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
  • Acadia Photos

    Pinch
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    My friend Storm asked if I had any other photos of Acadia University they might use for the yearbook.  I came up with these, Storm.  Let me know if any tickle anyone’s fancy.  Also, Storm, I can make any of these black and white or aged or most any other look if you’d like to see those Don’t know if a pano works, but I like this one (Click on any of the images twice for larger versions).  
  • Hornet Final Checker GoPro!

    Pinch
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
    Pretty cool!  Hornet final checker with a Go-Pro on his helmet.   Post by Le portail des passionnés de l'aviation.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    SpouseBUZZ.com

  • Book by Veteran Chases Away Kids’ Monsters

    Amy Bushatz
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the things I love about the military community is how proactive many of us tend to be. We are doers. We see a problem, and we do something about it. That’s exactly how Pennsylvania Air National Guard Master Sgt. Benjamin Hemme and his wife Susan Hemme ended up putting together a book aimed ... Continue Reading
  • What the Military Wants You to Know About Missing Cars

    Amy Bushatz
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Thousands of vehicles owned by service members who have shipped them to or from overseas duty stations with a Defense Department contractor continue to be late or appear lost in the system. And officials with U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) are trying to help users make sure their complaints get to the right place. While a ... Continue Reading
  • Poll: What Year of Military Transition Was Hardest For You?

    Jacey Eckhart
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    According to the research, there are only two ways to leave the military: voluntarily or involuntarily. If you leave because it is your own idea — you discover the military is not for you after your first enlistment, you were only doing it to get college money, you really, really, don’t want your boss’s job — ... Continue Reading
  • What I Love About Recruiting Duty

    Guest Bloggers
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    You’re already thinking “I’ve heard that recruiting duty is horrible. What could there possibly be to love about it?” When my husband called to tell me he was put on the HSST list (or as I like to call it, the hit list), then later told me he was selected for Recruiting Duty (RD), I ... Continue Reading
  • Top 10 Worst ManSpouse Stereotypes

    Guest Bloggers
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
      A few weeks ago SpouseBuzz ran another Lady List — this time on stereotypes military spouses hate the most. But what about us dudes? The list I have compiled is a familiar list, things you don’t say to a military spouse because we hate them and it shows that the inquisitor is uneducated. But ... Continue Reading
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Arms Control Wonk

  • Accelerating Descent

    krepon
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Arms Control has boom and bust cycles. We’re now going through very tough times. They remind me of the Carter administration. As Yogi Berra has said, it feels like déjà vu all over again – only Obama’s challenges are more severe. This time, instead of a sclerotic Kremlin leadership bungling into Afghanistan – the graveyard of great power follies – Obama faces a brazen Kremlin leader who seeks to upend the post-Cold War order on NATO’s doorstep. In tough times, it’s good to remember this timeline: eight years after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail…
  • A Hypersonic Arms Race

    stein
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    What is the status of China’s and the United States’ hypersonic weapons programs? What can open source tell us about China’s most recent rest? What happened at Kodiak Island? Are hypersonic weapons destabilizing? And why were Jeffrey and James searching for resorts in Mongolia? Today, Jeffrey and Aaron speak with James Acton, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, about hypersonic weapons. Jeffrey, Aaron, and James discussed a number of articles and tweets during the podcast: James Acton, “Silver Bullet: Asking the Right Questions about Prompt Global…
  • Isodarco PSA

    harry
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    For the second year in a row, a PSA regarding the Isodarco conference! Isodarco since 1966 Italian Pugwash Group International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts 28th Winter Course on: “GLOBAL NUCLEAR GOVERNANCE: ACTORS, POLICIES AND ISSUES” ANDALO (TRENTO) – ITALY    -    7 – 14 January 2015 Directors of the Course: Paolo Foradori (School of International Studies, University of Trento, Italy) Tariq Rauf (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden) Course Description: Contrary to ill-founded expectations, the end of the Cold War did not…
  • Uncommon Strategic Restraint

    krepon
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Our nuclear future would take a significant turn for the worse if Beijing and New Delhi begin to mimic Cold War thinking about the utility of nuclear weapons. So far, they haven’t. New Delhi waited 24 years in between nuclear tests, and Beijing took about as long to begin sea trials of second-generation ballistic missile-carrying submarines. Both have issued “No First Use” declarations, focused on economic metrics of national influence, and generally dealt with nuclear deterrence in ways that are hard for Washington and Moscow to comprehend. Their parallel nuclear postures are all the…
  • An Expensive Burden: Nuclear Weapons in Europe

    stein
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Are NATO based nuclear weapons an advantage in a dangerous world? Or are they an expensive and obsolete weapon that undermine NATO burden sharing? Is NATO divided about US nuclear weapons in Europe? Are the weapons secure? Are Euro-Hippies a threat to world peace? Today, Jeffrey and Aaron discuss Brent Scowcroft, Stephen Hadley, and Frank Miller’s recent op-ed in the Washington Post about US nuclear weapons based in Europe. Jeffrey and Aaron discussed a number of articles, videos, and images during the podcast: Brent Scowcroft, Stephen Hadley, and Frank Miller, “NATO-based nuclear…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Personal-Finance.Military.com

  • How do I go about getting my money back from the TSP?

    Scott Halliwell
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Q: How do I do this while paying the least amount of taxes and fees. I’m wanting to get into a Roth IRA. I have about 11,000 in it now. I think it gained something like 2.39%. Maybe $300. Maybe. –Troy, Georgia A: In short, I’m afraid you’re not going to be able to do what you’re hoping – but
  • Should I use a credit repair company?

    J.J. Montanaro
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    Q: I am thinking of hiring CRE Credit Repair to get my credit organized so I can make my first home purchase utilizing my VA loan.  My question is have you heard positive feedback regarding CRE? –Joseph, Texas A:  I won’t comment on that specific company, but if you’re interested in feedback check with the Better Business Bureau.  I think
  • What type of life insurance should I get?

    Scott Halliwell
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Q: Do you recommend term or whole life? I’m confused about all the different types of life insurance. –Alisa, Missouri A: To me, the choice between term and permanent insurance (like Whole and Universal life) should be driven by your overall financial situation, your health, and your reasons for purchasing the insurance in the first place. When Term Policies Work If
  • Can a dependent get a VA loan?

    J.J. Montanaro
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
      Q: Can a dependent qualify for a VA loan? –Amber A: Although I can’t be sure, I’m going to assume that you’re asking if a child of a servicemember or veteran can use a VA loan.  Typically, the term “dependent” includes both the spouse and children.  As a spouse, you can set up a joint VA loan with your
  • Does making only minimum payments hurt my credit score?

    Scott Halliwell
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Q: Is it hurting my credit score to be making only the minimum monthly payments on a credit card? Basically the card had an intro rate of 0% for the lifetime of the balance for any purchases made in the first 6 months. I now only pay the minimum. –Andrew, Michigan A: Maybe. Utilization Ratio The answer heavily depends on
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The IAVA Blog: All

  • IAVA Daily News Brief - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Gretchen Andersen
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 12.10.03 PM.png TODAY'S TOP STORIESVA wait times have decreased, new data showThe Department of Veterans Affairs has reduced by half the number of veterans waiting more than three months to see a doctor since a scandal erupted at the agency in spring over delays in health care, according to data released Thursday. | USA Today >> New DOD-VA Health Records System Coming to More Facilities SoonThe Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have installed a software viewer that allows clinicians to jointly access health record systems at seven VA facilities…
  • IAVA Daily News Brief- August 22, 2014

    Kaitlin Ramlogan
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Note: The IAVA Daily News Brief will be dark from Aug. 25th- Sep. 1st. We will be back in your inbox on the morning of Sep. 2nd. Thank you for your continued support!TODAY'S TOP STORIESCentral Alabama VA leaders placed on administrative leave The Southeast Network Director of the Veterans Administration announced a leadership shakeup for the embattled Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System. | Associated Press >>'Isn't Losing An Eye Enough?' Battered Veterans Struggle To Restart Their Lives After WarLooking at him today, you would never know that in January 2008, a massive explosion…
  • IAVA Daily News Brief- August 21, 2014

    Kaitlin Ramlogan
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    TODAY'S TOP STORIESLawmakers ask VA to support Gulf War boardA bipartisan group of lawmakers demanded Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs improve its response to an independent board created to look at Gulf War illness. | USA Today >>Study links traumatic brain injury to increased dementia riskVast military research - aided by such new studies as a look at a sky-high brush with death - may help the many civilians suffering from PTSD, the often debilitating and sometimes lethal signature wound of American wars. NBC News >>Hospital system is having trouble reaching…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    1 The Long War Journal

  • Islamic State executes American reporter, threatens Brit

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    The Islamic State released a video of the execution of Steven Joel Sotloff, an American journalist captured in Syria in August 2013, and threatened to kill a British captive if the US does not halt airstrikes in northern Iraq. Sotloff, who contributed to The Long War Journal in 2011, is the second American beheaded by the Islamic State in two weeks. The short video, which begins with a clip of President Barack Obama explaining the reasoning for the US military's re-engagement in Iraq, was obtained by the SITE Intelligence Group. After the Obama clip is played, Sotloff, whose hands are cuffed…
  • US airstrikes in Amerli supported deadly Shia terror group

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    While helping Iraqi forces to break the Islamic State's siege of Amerli, the US Air Force supported a deadly Shia militia that is responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. The Shia militia, known as Asaib al Haq, or the League of the Righteous, has also captured and executed US soldiers and British citizens in the past. Iraqi forces, supported by "paramilitary forces" such as the League of the Righteous, advanced on Amerli late last week and reached the town by Aug. 31, The Washington Post reported. By Sept. 1, the siege, which lasted for more than two months, was lifted. Na'im al…
  • US targets Shabaab's leadership in southern Somalia

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The US military is rumored to have targeted Shabaab emir Ahmed Abdi Godane and other senior leaders of al Qaeda's branch in Somalia as they met at a training camp south of the capital. The US military confirmed it conducted an operation in Somalia yesterday, but did not detail the nature or outcome of the attack. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon's press secretary, said yesterday. Somali officials have said that an airstrike, possibly carried out by the remotely piloted…
  • Al Nusrah Front announces detention of 45 UN peacekeepers

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    The Al Nusrah Front published the two pictures above along with a statement claiming responsibility for the capture of 45 UN peacekeepers. The photo on the left shows the hostages. The photo on the right shows their identification cards. Photos courtesy of the SITE Intelligence Group. In a statement released on its official Twitter feed on Aug. 30, the Al Nusrah Front announced its responsibility for the detention of 45 members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). The peacekeepers were captured during recent fighting at the Quneitra border crossing, which connects Syria…
  • Senior IMU leader captured by ISAF in 2011 now leads fight in northern Afghanistan

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    A senior leader of the Taliban and al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) who was captured by Coalition forces in the spring of 2011 is now leading more than 300 jihadists in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz. The IMU leader once served as the top commander of the jihadist group's network in Afghanistan. Qari Bilal, the IMU leader, was freed by the Afghan government at the direction of President Hamid Karzai, Afghan officials in Kunduz have told TOLONews, which identified Bilal as "a senior al-Qaeda leader who was released from prison on two separate occasions." He leads…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    America's North Shore Journal

  • The Ebola Killer has now taken six lives

    Chuck Simmins
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    WHO report of Ebola cases in Nigeria as of Aug. 27, 2014 Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who carried Ebola to Nigeria, has now killed a total of six people. He’s long dead but the aftermath of his choice to fly to Lagos while ill lives on. While Ebola continues to spread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, public health authorities had hoped that they could contain it to those West African nations. Then, in June, Patrick Sawyer visited his dying sister. About two weeks later, visibly ill, he chose to fly to Lagos, Nigeria, to attend an economics conference. He collapsed on…
  • US military assisting in Ebola outbreak

    Chuck Simmins
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Ebola virus research is conducted in maximum containment Biosafety Level 4, or BSL-4, laboratories, where investigators wear positive-pressure suits and breathe filtered air as they work. Here, scientists Gene Olinger (L) and James Pettit demonstrate BSL-4 laboratory procedures in BSL-4 training laboratory at US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Md. (Credit: USAMRIID) This is some background on the efforts by the U.S. military to combat Ebola. It also includes information about the development of ZMAPP, the experimental treatment being used on…
  • Patrick Sawyer – the Ebola Killer

    Chuck Simmins
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
    Warning sign in Guinea about the Ebola outbreak. CDC photo / public domain Patrick Sawyer died from Ebola in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 24, 2014. He flew from Monrovia, Liberia to Lagos on July 20 and was ill upon arrival. Sawyer, age 40, was a consultant with the Liberian Finance Ministry. Those are the confirmed facts. Sawyer was the first Ebola case in Nigeria and its first fatality. As of Aug. 9, the World Health Organization reports 12 additional Ebola cases and one additional Ebola death. All the illnesses are linked to exposure to Sawyer in a Lagos hospital. UPDATE August 12, 2014 19:20…
  • Makin Island ARG evacuates NOAA researchers

    Chuck Simmins
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Sailors with the USS San Diego and Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit return to the USS San Diego on rigid inflatable boats with recovered researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of a recovery mission, Aug. 8, 2014. Marines and sailors from the 11th MEU and Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group team recovered 11 personnel from three isolated islands more than 900 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii and directly in the path of Hurricane Iselle. MEU aircraft transported the researchers to Midway Atoll where they could seek shelter from the storm.
  • Why is Ebola spreading so fast?

    Chuck Simmins
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Headlines are screaming “Ebola is out of control!” The nightly news is filled with talking heads and sage advice. What is the real situation? How worried should the average person be? Let’s take a look. The World Health Organization has been recording the toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa since it first began in March of 2014. Every few days, it releases data on the number of cases and the number of deaths in the four nations affected. Here is the latest: Here is the WHO’s table of Ebola cases in West Africa as of July 27, 2014. Let’s look at Nigeria…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Okinawa Hai

  • 2014 Okinawa Hai Calendar – September 2014

    contributor
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The 2014 calendar was available for purchase in November and December of 2013, and for a limited time in the early months of 2014. Next year’s calendar will be available for purchase in the final months of this year.   This was September’s page: Ryukyu Mura Photo Credit: Derrick Pittman PittmansPhotography.com “The sunshine breathes life With three strings. Sing, dance, and love For eternity” -Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya Nakamura House Photo credit: Michelle Bishop-Lopez flickr.com/photos.bilomi/ Naminoue Shrine, Naha Photo Credit: Jacqueline Huber
  • Mid-Autumn Celebration at Shuri Castle

    contributor
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER Every September around the fall equinox, or what the Japanese call “Mid-Autumn,” Shuri Castle holds what they call their “Mid-Autumn Celebration” where they keep the castle grounds open after dark and allow visitors to enter the “pay” portion of the park to view a live performance for free. The event provides attendees with a glimpse of the traditional entertainment provided by the Ryukyuan Kingdom to Chinese envoys. According to history, the Ryukyuan Kingdom had a very strong relationship with the Chinese Kingdom. Therefore, when a new king was to be…
  • Cambodia & Vietnam: An Epic Sister Trip, Part 10

    contributor
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the 10th and final installment of Kassie’s adventure through Cambodia and Vietnam with her sister. Click on the following links to read the others: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 CONTRIBUTED BY KASSIE O’DRISCOLL So, what happened the next day was a bit of a shocker … we couldn’t get out of bed. Actually, it wasn’t shocking at all. The bed was like a big cloud that you could wrap up in and never have to leave. It was that good. The room had black out curtains, which definitely didn’t help…
  • Toyosaki Comprehensive Park

    contributor
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA Most experienced shoppers on the island are well aware of the mega outlet mall Ashibanaa. For those who may be looking for something other than the shop-until-you-drop experience in this area can find it in Toyosaki Comprehensive Park just west of the outlet mall. If you have ever taken the bridge over the ocean heading towards Ashibana mall, then you have likely seen part of the park. To pass this area off as simply another pretty beach with pavilions would be selling you short. There are many features of Toyosaki Park that are similar to parks popular with…
  • Dragon Tattoo

    contributor
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    CONTRIBUTED BY KELSEY FEENEY Are you thinking about inking? With so many tattoo shops here on Okinawa, it can be hard to decide which one to choose! Many points factor in when choosing a tattoo studio, such as quality of work, price, and availability. But what if you were able to find a tattoo studio that had all of those qualities? I did, and that studio is Dragon Tattoo! Located right outside of Foster’s commissary gate, Dragon Tattoo is a newer tattoo studio with a few talented artists ready to help make your idea a beautiful, permanent piece of art. Hiroki is the owner and lead tattoo…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Navy CyberSpace Blog

  • Condition ZEBRA is Set

    NCCM(Ret)
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    It dawned on me a couple of weeks ago that I may be putting people’s privacy at risk. Everyday, a good chunk of those seeking information about joining the military post questions to this blog. Their questions normally include personal information such as medical information, financial status, and even moral and conduct indiscretions. I redact […]The approved 2014 military pay chart for basic pay, effective January 1, 2014. The military pay chart for 2015 with the 1.0% raise per President Obama's budget proposal.
  • Navy’s DAT Policy Revisited

    NCCM(Ret)
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Ever since Navy Recruiting Command has implemented its policy of zero tolerance for when an applicant fails the Military Entrance Processing Station’s initial drug portion of the Drug and Alcohol Test (DAT), it never sat right with me. It is a policy that was originally implemented in an effort to help reduce boot-camp attrition for […]The approved 2014 military pay chart for basic pay, effective January 1, 2014. The military pay chart for 2015 with the 1.0% raise per President Obama's budget proposal.
  • Navy Jobs for the Fouth Quarter FY 2014

    NCCM(Ret)
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:02 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 July 1 through September 30, 2014 (the fourth quarter of the fiscal year). Of course, […]The approved 2014 military pay chart for basic pay, effective January 1, 2014. The military pay chart for 2015 with the 1.0% raise per President Obama's budget proposal.
  • Operation Live Well

    NCCM(Ret)
    29 May 2014 | 7:18 am
    Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss an important health initiative with Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. William Mahoney, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and Navy Command Master Chief Terry Prince, Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Defense Health […]The approved 2014 military pay chart for basic pay, effective January 1, 2014. The military pay chart for 2015 with the 1.0% raise per President Obama's budget proposal.
  • Hurry Up and Wait

    NCCM(Ret)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    Lately, well, actually, over the past few months, I have been getting a growing number of applicants, and even some recruiters, telling me via comments in the blog, social media, or via email that they are waiting on their local commands and MEPS to inform them to whether their police involvement and/or medical condition will […]The approved 2014 military pay chart for basic pay, effective January 1, 2014. The military pay chart for 2015 with the 1.0% raise per President Obama's budget proposal.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Defense-Update

  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

    Tamir Eshel
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.               Related StoriesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Two Lancaster Bombers fly together for first time in 50 yearsThe Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014When Humans fought Steel while…
  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The collapse of the Syrian regime’s military stronghold around Quneitra, the main city in the Syrian Golan height, and border crossing with Israel has caught the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) facing a mission it was not prepared to do - face extremist Syrian Jihadist rebels that have been fighting the Syrian regime for more than two years. Two UN contingent forces from Fiji and the Philippines were involved in the fighting over the weekend.               Related StoriesIsrael shoot down a Syrian…
  • Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Israel’s air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The               Related StoriesIranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defensesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Global Hotspots Report – 8/2014US Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against dronesA miniature drone made of styrofoam help protects airbases in Afghanistan 
  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.               Related StoriesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heightsUS Army, Lockheed Martin Test Collaborative Robotics at Ft BenningUS Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against dronesIntegrator UAV Completes 24 hour flight test 
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Defense-Update

  • Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear

    Tamir Eshel
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.               Related StoriesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Two Lancaster Bombers fly together for first time in 50 yearsThe Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Showcases the UHAC During RIMPAC 2014When Humans fought Steel while…
  • Syrian Jihadists turn against peacekeepers on the Golan

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    The collapse of the Syrian regime’s military stronghold around Quneitra, the main city in the Syrian Golan height, and border crossing with Israel has caught the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) facing a mission it was not prepared to do - face extremist Syrian Jihadist rebels that have been fighting the Syrian regime for more than two years. Two UN contingent forces from Fiji and the Philippines were involved in the fighting over the weekend.               Related StoriesIsrael shoot down a Syrian…
  • Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heights

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Israel’s air defense Patriot units have shot down a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Israeli air space from Syria today. The               Related StoriesIranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defensesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Global Hotspots Report – 8/2014US Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against dronesA miniature drone made of styrofoam help protects airbases in Afghanistan 
  • Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses

    News Desk
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:19 am
    The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.               Related StoriesIran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’Israel shoot down a Syrian drone over the Golan heightsUS Army, Lockheed Martin Test Collaborative Robotics at Ft BenningUS Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against dronesIntegrator UAV Completes 24 hour flight test 
  • Videos for 2014-08-24

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Ghost Super Cavitating Vessel Defense-Update http://wp.me/p3cRXG-dpO | GHOST is a combination aircraft/boat that has been designed to fly through an artificial underwater gaseous environment that creates 900 times less hull friction than water. GHOST technology adapts to manned or unmanned, surface or submerged applications. http://defense-update.com/20140824_super_ghost.html From: defenseupdate Views: 1160 19 ratings Time: 01:22 More in News & Politics F-35B - Wet and Wild F-35B - Wet and Wild One of the recent phases of the F-35B JSF flight testing was the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Navy Reads

  • 'Sisters' Debunks 'Weaker Sex' Myth

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    Review by Bill DoughtyThe fight for women's equality in the United States began before the Civil War. Jean H. Baker's "Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists" pumps blood into the story of five key women who fought for women, especially after the war  leading eventually to the ratification of the 19th Amendment August 26, 1920. Baker takes us into the streets, the conference halls, minds and occasionally even the bedrooms of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Lucy Stone and Alice Paul.Baker achieves her goal. She virtually brings to life the women who…
  • Wizard of Oz & Navy Core Values

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    by Bill Doughty"The Wonderful World of Oz," written by L. Frank Baum of Coronado, Calif. and first published in 1900, was popular with children in its time but is no match for the movie, first released in 1939. The movie celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend.Both the movie and the film inspired a number of theories about its symbolism and allegory.Is Baum's story about the gold standard, geo-politics, religion, industrialization and/or populism? Or is it just a good story, as Baum claimed, written solely to bring happiness to children as a "modernized fairy tale"?In 2003 then Rear Adm.
  • 'Turn the Ship Around!' Emancipation Leadership

    9 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Review by Bill DoughtyHere's a paradox:More leadership creates more unthinking followership; less top-down leadership creates more engaged leadership – at every level of an organization.How can a Navy leader build trust, ownership, competency and passion in their workforce?  "Tap into the existing energy of the command, discover the strengths, and remove barriers to further progress." That's the advice of L. David Marquet, Captain, U.S. Navy (retired), author of "Turn the Ship Around: A true story of Turning Followers into Leaders," published in 2012 and added this year to the CNO's…
  • Is Singapore the Israel in 'Asia's Cauldron'?

    3 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Review by Bill DoughtyIn "Asia's Cauldron" Robert D. Kaplan combines insights from his "Monsoon" and "The Revenge of Geography" and shows where the future is unfolding, per his subtitle: "The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific."Kaplan gives us a priceless short history of the region. He describes the landscape and maritime environment in the context of global power politics as he draws parallels – for example, between Singapore, a key ally in the region, and Israel; both nations were created in the past century. In the case of the more ethnically diverse Singapore:"It was…
  • Mark Twain's Colors: 'Following the Equator'

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    by Bill DoughtyThis is a book by one of America's greatest writers. Mark Twain's "Following the Equator" takes the reader not just to different places around the globe but also back in time. Volume I covers the Pacific Ocean – to Hawaii and Fiji, to Australia and New Zealand. Volume II continues into the Indian Ocean from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and India to Africa."Following" is fun, fantasy and philosophy. It's storytelling, daydreams and nostalgia."On the seventh day out we saw a dim vast bulk standing up out of the wastes of the Pacific and knew that that spectral promontory was Diamond…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TacticalGear.com News

  • 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…
  • Staff Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants

    Lauren Malm
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    At TacticalGear.com, we’ve seen, studied and worn just about every type of tactical pants on the market. (Have you seen our Tactical Pants Guide?) Not only that, but we also carry so many brands and styles. Which ones do we wear on the regular? Our lead designer, Corey Schaaf, has deemed Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants the best of the bunch. Staff member: Corey Schaaf Job Title: Senior Designer His Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants Our Price: $24.99 Colors: Black, Khaki, LAPD Navy, Olive “I’ve tried on a lot of tactical pants, and these are by far the best…
  • Army’s New Camouflage Pattern Leaked

    Lauren Malm
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:58 am
    Want real-time updates on this development? Check out our comprehensive Scorpion ACU page for photos, news updates and extensive links to learn more. The Army might have finally reached the end of its extensive quest to select a new standard-issue camouflage pattern for combat uniforms. More than four years ago, it began an intensive research and testing process in order to replace the highly criticized Universal Camouflage Pattern. Late this May, Military.com broke the news that the Army has selected the Scorpion pattern. Currently, there is no official statement confirming the selection. As…
  • Boot Breakdown: The NIKE SFB and NIKE SFB Field

    Lauren Malm
    23 May 2014 | 9:45 am
    Footwear is where NIKE excels, and its tactical line is no exception. The brand made its debut into the market with the Safety Field Boot (SFB). Then in early 2014, it released the SFB Field. Both boots have a similar handsome cut and are built for the same purpose. However, there are some key differences that set these two styles apart. NIKE SFB The Nike SFB was designed with speed in mind, and the result is the lightest, highest-mobility tactical boot the brand has ever made. Fast-drying, flexible and featherweight, NIKE SFBs feel more like a pair of athletic shoes than a boot. Even…
  • What the New AR 670-1 Means for Your Boots

    Lauren Malm
    16 May 2014 | 9:30 am
    This page last updated: July 2, 2014 Say goodbye to mesh uppers on military boots. The long-awaited Army Regulation 670-1 went into effect at the end of March and has changed the way soldiers lace up. Although the biggest changes were to implement stricter tattoo, hair and appearance rules, the  AR 670-1 also includes rules on which type of military boots are considered acceptable. Previously, soldier were wearing military boots with synthetic uppers, which increased the breathability and reduced weight. The regulation requires all-leather styles without zippers. Specifically, it requires…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fighter Country Partnership

  • Honoring Dorothy Rowe

    Fighter Country
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Dorothy Rowe, 56th Comptroller Squadron chief financial analyst, poses for a photo in 1979. The longest serving civil servant working for the Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Dorothy Rowe was a well-loved and admired civilian employee at Luke Air Force Base.  She has the distinction of being the longest-serving Federal civil servant in the Air Force.  She retired after serving 70 years for the Department of Defense–60 of which were at Luke Air Force Base with the 56th Comptroller Squadron as Chief of Financial Analysis. Dorothy’s retirement ceremony in November 2013 drew hundreds in…
  • FCP Visions Summer 2014 – Web Edition

    Fighter Country
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:24 pm
    FCP Visions Summer 2014 is now available as a digital download. This issue discusses the F-35′s vital role in Valley economy, includes an Honorary Commander feature for Mr. Ricky Lyons and much more. In order to enjoy FCP Visions Summer 2014 Web Edition you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application that will display the PDF file format. Click here to download FCP Visions Summer 2014 (you may need to right click and “save file as”). This publication is made available with permission of Pueblo Publishers, Inc. The post FCP Visions Summer 2014 – Web Edition…
  • Honorary Commander Feature: Mr. Ricky Lyons

    Fighter Country
    30 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Ricky Lyons, Conductor and Enthusiast, Champion Fighter Country Partnership is proud to feature Ricky Lyons, Conductor and Enthusiast, Champion. He is an alumni member of the Honorary Commander Program, and a Blue Blazer of Fighter Country Partnership’s Blue Blazer Squadron. In 1999, Ricky commenced operations of Champion as a real estate development firm located and operating from Scottsdale, Arizona. He capitalized this new entity with a group of partners and a team who brought differing experiences to Champion, enhancing all of its experiences. Ricky started his career practicing law…
  • Shock & Awe Raffle Auction Items Request

    Fighter Country
    14 May 2014 | 11:09 am
    Dear Future Fighter Country Partnership Supporter: As you may know, Fighter Country Partnership (FCP) is the leading advocacy group supporting the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base, as well as promoting Luke’s presence in the community. We are proud to host our 5th Annual Golf Tournament, where individuals like you generate awareness, as well as the much needed financial assistance for our organization. 2014 has already presented many challenges to base programs and the ability to extend some of the much needed support services to the Airmen and their families on base. That is…
  • AZ Humane Society & Petsmart’s Military Pet Foster Program

    Fighter Country
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) and PetSmart®, Inc. are pleased to announce the expansion of their Project Active Duty program. Project Active Duty, an AHS’ Alternative Placement program, provides temporary foster care for pets of active military personnel throughout their deployment. As the presenting sponsor of Project Active Duty, PetSmart has dedicated $30,000 over two years to the program. The partnership will raise awareness of the program while also dedicating the necessary resources needed to recruit foster families and increase the number of foster homes available for Project…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Mil-Tech

  • 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…
  • Keeping soldiers connected with a new mobile communications network

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    For American soldiers on the battlefield and on the move in dangerous terrain, rapid communication with each other and command centers can be the difference between life and death. Patrick DeGroodt, an Army engineer, played a pivotal role in the creation and deployment of a new state-of-the-art mobile tactical communications network now being used in Afghanistan that commanders refer to as their “digital guardian angel.” “The most important capability of any military operation is the ability to communicate—without it, lives may be lost and missions can fail,” said Mary Woods, the…
  • Iridium GO! is now available for purchase

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Iridium GO Iridium announced availability of first truly global mobile satellite hotspot. The new Iridium GO! connects to smartphones and tablets by creating a satellite-based Wi-Fi zone. This first of its kind product is also the lowest cost device and service offering that Iridium has ever made, making global connectivity more affordable than ever. Iridium GO! is well suited for uses ranging from adventure travelers to remote, off-the-grid workers in industries like aviation and maritime. Supporting a variety of specialty applications – such as customizable global weather forecasts…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Defense Media Network

  • Lockheed Martin Delivers 22nd C-5M Super Galaxy to the Air Force

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    The 22nd C-5M Super Galaxy left Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Georgia plant for Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York Aug. 25, according to a Lockheed Martin release. A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities. The C-5 AMP (Avionics Modernization Program) and RERP (Reliability Enhancement & Re-Engining Program) are intended to resolve many of the reliability issues of the aircraft and keep a C-5M fleet in service until 2040. Aircraft 86-0011 was ferried by a crew led by Maj. Gen. Dwyer L. Dennis, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office…
  • Nuclear Power for Surface Combatants

    Norman Friedman
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    As the price of oil skyrocketed in 2008, some in Congress argued that it was pointless to keep building oil-powered warships. Surely the future lay with a return to the vision of the 1960s, when it seemed that nuclear power would soon dominate. A congressionally mandated study by the Congressional Research Service concluded that once oil was $70 per barrel, “the total life-cycle costs of a nuclear-powered medium-size surface combatant would equal that of a conventionally powered medium-size surface combatant.” It seems likely that the future cruiser, (CG[X]), at one time seen as a variant…
  • Besieged Amirli Supported With Humanitarian Air Drops, Airstrikes

    Chuck Oldham (Editor)
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
      Following on the heels of Iraqi forces retaking the Mosul Dam two weeks ago, CNN has reported that the siege of the town of Amirli, which had been surrounded by ISIL forces for two months, has been broken. The CNN report stated that Iraqi and “volunteer” forces had entered the village. “The United States Air Force delivered this aid alongside aircraft from Australia, France and the United Kingdom, who also dropped much needed supplies.” Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby issued a statement yesterday that U.S. and allied aircraft had carried out a…
  • What Might Have Been: F-20 Tigershark

    Robert F. Dorr
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    When test pilot Russ Scott took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on Aug. 30, 1982, he was making the maiden flight of a sleek and beautiful fighter, the Northrop F-20A Tigershark. With a General Electric F404-GE-100 turbofan engine rated at 17,000 pounds of thrust, the F-20A was 40 percent more powerful than the twin-engined F-5E Tiger II that preceded it. Northrop said the F-20A would have a low price tag, operate from short runways, and outfight the Soviet Union’s best. “We wanted hot, light airplanes that were just as stripped-down as possible.” Today, veterans of…
  • The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Today

    J.R. Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) synchronizes global security cooperation (SC) programs, funding, and efforts for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Department of State (DOS), Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs), the military departments and U.S. industry. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), it is responsible for effective policy, processes, training and financial management necessary to execute SC programs. These SC programs involve approximately 161 partner nations, 775 Security Cooperation Officers (SCOs) in 135 U.S. embassies, 391 Humanitarian…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Army Tankers Wife

  • Open Casting Call For All Event‏

    armytankerswife
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    *This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Fashion mavens, rejoice! ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in New… Continue Reading →
  • Which is your favorite T shirt?

    armytankerswife
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
     
  • My weekend with Cricut Explore

    armytankerswife
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Well this weekend has been anything but boring! I was recently introduced to the Cricut Explore, I already have a Cricut Expression, but let me see I wanted to ability to create my own designs and cut them out on… Continue Reading →
  • Upgrade your brush

    armytankerswife
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    *I participated in a campaign on behalf of Reach. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Reach has always been known for it’s forward… Continue Reading →
  • Simplify laundry this summer and retire your iron

    armytankerswife
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    *I participated in a campaign on behalf of Downy. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Being the mom of many talents, I am… Continue Reading →
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Welcome Home Blog

  • One Year Old Recognizes Military Mom

    Chris Ross
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    After our daughter not seeing her mom in months I was worried if she would recognize her mom foolish me soon as mom said hi baby she bolted. I was waiting for her to bite the dust but she was smooth sailing. Dont know why the video was glitchy on YouTube sorry.
  • Soldier Surprises Parents

    Chris Ross
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    I have been away from my family for 10 months while deployed to the Middle East. My mother Queen Bennett could not stand for me to be away from her for so long and she worried about me so much. I had to call home everyday so that she would not call the Red Cross [...]
  • Soldier Surprises Mom at Her Job

    Chris Ross
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Do you think she was surprised or what? Mom has to do a double take when she sees her son sitting on the examination table.
  • Marine surprises injured soccer player sister at her sweet 16 party

    Chris Ross
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    This injured soccer player was in for a big surprise when her Marine brother showed up to surprise her for her sweet 16 party.
  • Sailor Reunited With Dog

    Chris Ross
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Just got home from 7.5 month westpac deployment. Needless to say our border collie – lab mix, Cinder, missed me.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    A Soldier's Perspective

  • I Can’t Believe They’re All Butters

    CJ Grisham
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Butter [buht-er] noun. Defined as a “supporter of the 2nd Amendment” that claims, “I support the 2nd Amendment, but…” then proceeds to tell you what restrictions he supports on the 2nd Amendment. Over the past year, Open Carry Texas has been the subject of much “controversy.” What’s interesting is that none of the controversy really started here in Texas. I’m talking about, of course, all the media criticism involving Chili’s, Chipotle, Sonic, Target, Jack In The Box, etc. In fact, nearly every manufactured controversy originated in…
  • Incoming – Skeet Shooting

    CJ Grisham
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    his website or send him an email.
  • Incoming – Sub Call

    CJ Grisham
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    For more information about INCOMING Military Cartoons & Books, check out his website or send him an email.
  • Destroying the Myths: 5th Ward and JBS

    CJ Grisham
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    This one isn’t so much a myth as an outright lie. On June 19th, I was invited to speak at a John Birch Society meeting about Open Carry Texas and what we are doing in the fight for gun rights. I am not a member of JBS and never have been. I don’t have an opinion about them one way or the other, but I know they are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment so I accepted. I’m willing to talk to anyone and everyone about gun rights and getting open carry of handguns passed in Texas, no matter who the group is. This was on a Thursday. Here is a screenshot from the event that my…
  • Turning The Page

    CJ Grisham
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    It’s been a long time since I actively blogged on here. I’m turning a new leaf in my life as I prepare for retirement and whatever the future has in store for me. Just as I have documented my life over the past ten years, minus the last year, I want to document my retirement process in the hopes that I can provide some insight. I have less than 90 days left until I put the Army in rearview mirror. I also want to document my personal journey as I continue the fight for gun rights and my own legal battles. There has been a lot of discussion online about me, but I seldom get to…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    DC Bureau » National Security News Service

  • Obama’s Iraq War – The Kurdish Connection

    Joseph Trento
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    On August 7, President Obama reluctantly authorized the use of force in Iraq. He said it was to protect U.S. personnel and the Yazidis under attack from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Obama’s return of U.S. forces to Kurdish Iraq was part of a massive lobbying effort by a series of high ranking former U.S. military officers and diplomats on the Kurds’ payroll. Like the generals and admirals who took to the airwaves to promote George Bush’s Iraq war, a similar cast of characters is urging U.S. support for the Kurds. General James Jones The two main Kurdish political families, the…
  • The Robert Levinson Case: The Cover-up Behind The Cover-up

    Joseph Trento
    24 Jan 2014 | 10:42 am
    Robert Levinson The fate of missing former FBI agent and CIA contractor Robert Levinson is rooted in a secret history that is buried in distraction and misinformation. Levinson, who disappeared on the island of Kish off of Iran in March 2007, is like so many other failed CIA cases: rooted in a culture of secrecy and tinged with massive incompetence. Everyone who enters this “wilderness of mirrors” never seems to escape. Levinson’s capture is a direct result of an amateur intelligence operation that no professional spy agency would ever authorize. But it is not a simple…
  • The Selling of The Pentagon 2013

    Joe Trento, Carrie Waltemeyer, and Becky Gaskill
    30 Sep 2013 | 12:52 pm
    “This will sound as if I am speaking large, but Mussolini said that the definition of fascism was when you couldn’t put a cigarette paper between corporate power and government power. I have watched veteran members of our intelligence establishment go seamlessly into these private defense contracting companies.” John le Carré to The New York Times The Department of Defense has turned its huge public affairs program into an offensive propaganda campaign being run by the same contractors that spy on the world through the intelligence agencies, according to a DCBureau-National Security…
  • Hungnam, North Korea: Delving into Pyongyang’s Long Nuclear Past

    Bill Streifer
    25 Jun 2013 | 11:53 am
    “Since V-J Day wisps of information have drifted into the hands of U.S. Army Intelligence of the existence of a gigantic and mystery-shrouded industrial project operated during the closing months of [WWII] in a mountain vastness near the Northern Korean coastal city of Konan [Hungnam]. It was near here that Japan’s uranium supply was said to exist.” David Snell journalist North Korea recently conducted their third underground nuclear test. Experts agree that the nuclear fuel used in the first two was plutonium, made from natural uranium in a Soviet-designed breeder reactor. More…
  • The Bomb Plant: America’s Three A.M. Nightmare

    Joseph Trento
    14 Nov 2012 | 8:55 am
    (learn more about this documentary) Aiken, S.C. – Tons of weapons grade plutonium and other nuclear materials, a target for terrorists, are not being properly protected by the National Nuclear Security Administration at the Department of Energy’s sprawling Savannah River Site, according to security consultants and U.S. counterintelligence officials. A secret security review underway at DOE and other government agencies after an elderly nun last summer breached a NNSA bomb-grade-uranium facility at the Oak Ridge Tennessee Y12 area reveals “harrowing problems in site management and…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TacticalGear.com News

  • 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…
  • Staff Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants

    Lauren Malm
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    At TacticalGear.com, we’ve seen, studied and worn just about every type of tactical pants on the market. (Have you seen our Tactical Pants Guide?) Not only that, but we also carry so many brands and styles. Which ones do we wear on the regular? Our lead designer, Corey Schaaf, has deemed Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants the best of the bunch. Staff member: Corey Schaaf Job Title: Senior Designer His Pick: Genuine Gear Lightweight Tactical Pants Our Price: $24.99 Colors: Black, Khaki, LAPD Navy, Olive “I’ve tried on a lot of tactical pants, and these are by far the best…
  • Army’s New Camouflage Pattern Leaked

    Lauren Malm
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:58 am
    Want real-time updates on this development? Check out our comprehensive Scorpion ACU page for photos, news updates and extensive links to learn more. The Army might have finally reached the end of its extensive quest to select a new standard-issue camouflage pattern for combat uniforms. More than four years ago, it began an intensive research and testing process in order to replace the highly criticized Universal Camouflage Pattern. Late this May, Military.com broke the news that the Army has selected the Scorpion pattern. Currently, there is no official statement confirming the selection. As…
  • Boot Breakdown: The NIKE SFB and NIKE SFB Field

    Lauren Malm
    23 May 2014 | 9:45 am
    Footwear is where NIKE excels, and its tactical line is no exception. The brand made its debut into the market with the Safety Field Boot (SFB). Then in early 2014, it released the SFB Field. Both boots have a similar handsome cut and are built for the same purpose. However, there are some key differences that set these two styles apart. NIKE SFB The Nike SFB was designed with speed in mind, and the result is the lightest, highest-mobility tactical boot the brand has ever made. Fast-drying, flexible and featherweight, NIKE SFBs feel more like a pair of athletic shoes than a boot. Even…
  • What the New AR 670-1 Means for Your Boots

    Lauren Malm
    16 May 2014 | 9:30 am
    This page last updated: July 2, 2014 Say goodbye to mesh uppers on military boots. The long-awaited Army Regulation 670-1 went into effect at the end of March and has changed the way soldiers lace up. Although the biggest changes were to implement stricter tattoo, hair and appearance rules, the  AR 670-1 also includes rules on which type of military boots are considered acceptable. Previously, soldier were wearing military boots with synthetic uppers, which increased the breathability and reduced weight. The regulation requires all-leather styles without zippers. Specifically, it requires…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    **Wife [Widow] of a Wounded Marine**

  • I'm 29 and other things

    Karie
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Oh hey, I have a blog still...Before I begin writing about a bunch of things that have nothing to do with each other, let me show you where I'm at right now: I'm in Alaska with the parents and with the mountains and with (the) Nick. I celebrated, endured -- whatever you want to call it -- my 29th birthday, signifying the last year I will ever have to be in my twenties. It's a bit surreal, luring my wandering thoughts to go places I'd prefer them not, both in the future and in the past. I won't talk about the past since this blog is chock-full of it. Present: I'm enjoying this beautiful land…
  • There is no such thing as getting used to death

    Karie
    4 Jan 2014 | 11:19 pm
    I experienced another death recently. She was a friend from school. A poet. Someone younger than me, but someone I looked up to. I've been struggling with both the need to write about it and the fear of thinking about it at all. It is interesting how different deaths have different ways of affecting me. Of course losing a husband is devastating. It is expected that a wife who loses a husband be shattered. But what is a friend expected to do? How am I supposed to feel? She was not someone that I lived with. She was someone that I was getting to know and wanted to know so much more. She was…
  • Yes, I'm still writing-- just not in my blog.

    Karie
    3 Jan 2014 | 9:43 am
    As anyone who has been reading my blog over the years knows, I've really dropped the ball on keeping this thing updated recently. I've also gone back and forth with whether or not I should shut this blog down completely -- my opinion on that changes daily, though I'm not sure I could ever officially part with it. That being said, I promise you I have been writing. In fact, I probably write more than I ever did before, only the things I write are for school or for my memoir or are in the form of poetry. I've been getting into poetry recently, thanks to a professor I've become quite close to. I…
  • Where I came from, Where I'm going

    Karie
    31 Dec 2013 | 11:02 am
    I just finished my second year in college. A lot of changes took place since I began, one being a change of Majors. Instead of Communications, I decided I fit more comfortably in the English Department. Then I realized I needed to add Sociology -- I suppose that second Major comes from my need to understand the world and how it affects us. Most likely because I want to understand how my world affects me. How it molded me into who I am now and who it will mold me to be tomorrow. I've found English and Sociology complement me and each other beautifully. I'm happy here. Happiness is…
  • Hello, Hello

    Karie
    3 Apr 2013 | 8:02 pm
    I have been a terrible blogger and I apologize for this. I have been writing, though. I promise. In fact, I've been writing a lot. So much so that I simply do not have time to blog like I used to. It's a good thing. Everything is still going well. I'm ready for this semester to be over. I'm starting to feel a little burnt out. Spring is in the air and the 80 degree weather is demanding my attention. It's not my fault. It's Mother Nature. She's very pushy. I feel terrible. I'm not sure what to write about. I will say that I've been working on my memoir as much as I can. This summer  I…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Duffel Blog

  • Conflict Zones Worldwide Declare Cease-Fire After Nude Celebrity Photos Leak Online

    Paul
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    THE PENTAGON — Multiple sources confirmed there would be temporary cease-fires at conflict zones around the world in what is being dubbed a “humanitarian” move to allow soldiers and rebel groups to get to a computer and view the massive trove of nude celebrity photos that leaked online Sunday. The cease-fires between Israel and Gaza, Ukraine and Russia, […]
  • Local Veteran Stunned Not To Receive Discount Today

    Jay-B
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    SCITUATE, Mass. — Matt Lynch, a former Navy P-3 Orion electronics technician, was stunned to walk into the Mill Wharf restaurant today and not receive 15 percent off his lunch, sources confirmed on Monday. According to witnesses, he was so upset he muttered about the Mill Wharf “hating America,” a charge the restaurant flatly denies. […]
  • ISIS Is A Clear Threat To The West That Must Be Stopped

    Paul
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The following is an op-ed written by Russian President Vladimir Putin. In recent months I have watched in stunned horror as a group armed with military weapons, trucks, and equipment has moved into and taken over a neighboring country. These disgusting savages who have effectively erased borders that have been in place for many years not only […]
  • Marine With ‘Death Before Dishonor’ Tattoo Does Something Dishonorable

    Epic Blunder
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Multiple sources confirmed that Marine Cpl. Ryan Biggs — with a previously unblemished five year Marine Corps career and a large tattoo on his back reading “Death Before Dishonor” — is now a total hypocrite after he committed a dishonorable offense earlier this week. Biggs, previously assigned to Task Force Belleau Wood, previously boasted of a […]
  • The Army’s Greatest Battle Will Be Waged Against Combat Leaders And Tattoos

    Maxx Butthurt
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The following is an opinion piece by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. My fellow soldiers. Brothers, sisters, and transgender warriors of all shapes, colors, creeds, and religions. The Army is in peril. After 13 years of persistent conflict we face a greater threat than any ever seen before. I speak of […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    French Foreign Legion Information

  • 1er REG: 30-year-old regiment

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    On July 1, the 1st Foreign Engineer Regiment (1er REG) of the French Foreign Legion celebrated its 30th aniversary. 1er REG is one of the two engineering regiments of the current Legion. Its legionnaires are deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) right now. Established as the 6th Foreign Engineer Regiment (6e REG) in July […]
  • Foreign Legion for the first time in Peru

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Last month, the French Foreign Legion appeared for the first time in Peru (South America). On 29 July 2014, a detachment composed of legionnaires (mostly Senior corporals) from the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the Foreign Legion, a regiment based in South America as well, participated in a large military ceremony conducted by […]
  • Legion’s youngest Saharan motorized company

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    An almost unknown unit of the French Foreign Legion. An independent, autonomous motorized infantry company formed in 1955 to serve in Algeria during the Algerian War. A few months later, it became the 4th Legion Saharan Motorized Company (4e CSPL). The youngest of the four legendary Saharan motorized companies of the Foreign Legion. Just as […]
  • 2e REP: 2nd “Mountain” Company Clip

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    See a nice, though unofficial, personally made video clip presenting the 2nd Company (called Mountain Company due to its mountain warfare specialization) of the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP), its only airborne regiment, based on the island of Corsica. — Related post: 2e REP parachuting videos
  • 2e REI: Exercise with US Marines of July 2014

    admin
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Between 7 and 11 July of 2014, US Marines from a battalion of the 8th Marine Regiment, attached to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response (SP-MAGTF Crisis Response), trained with the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI) at Camp des Garrigues, an urban warfare military camp near Nimes, France. See […]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Texas Veterans Blog

  • Buying Texas Land: Considering Your Utility Needs

    Anne Evenson
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    As a prospective land buyer it’s important to take note of which public utilities are available for the property you are considering for purchase. These utilities may include: water, electricity, telecommunications, natural gas, waste collection and sewage treatment. Accessing Water and Electricity When purchasing land, you may want to think about the availability of water and electricity [...]
  • Learning Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs

    Anne Evenson
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    The Texas Comptroller of Accounts states that as of August 2014, there are 213 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in Texas under the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program. There are many resources available to existing and aspiring Texas veteran entrepreneurs. Please consider the following organizations who offer advice, information and education. A great place to start is [...]
  • New Type II Forfeited Land Tracts

    Anne Evenson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) has added new Type II forfeited land tracts to the Forfeited Land Sales program. These pieces of land are available for purchase by both veterans and non-veterans.   Tract #14422 Liberty County Tract #14448 Palo Pinto County Tract #14434 Randall County   The current interest rate for all land [...]
  • Buying Texas Land: Mineral Rights

    Anne Evenson
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Are you a Texas veteran considering the purchase of land in Texas? Whether you plan to build a house on your land or use it for recreational purposes, pay special attention to the mineral rights and whether or not they are included with the sale of the land. The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) states [...]
  • Highway Improvement Complements State Veterans Cemetery Expansion

    Anne Evenson
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    A route long known for its fast-moving traffic will soon become much safer for motorists near a major monument to our military heroes. A construction project will transform the southbound shoulder of State Highway 195 into a turn-only lane reserved for vehicles entering the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. Work on resurfacing, reconfiguring [...]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    World Traveling Military Family

  • Bock Casemates – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

    Mrs B
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Bock Casemates in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are the longest casemates in the world so of course they were on our ‘to see’ list! They are also listed in the day trips in the front of the Panther Paws so we needed it to help complete that [...] The post Bock Casemates – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • September Festivals Around Spangdahlem, Germany

    Mrs B
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Another busy month here in Germany for festivals! I’m excited to share September festivals around Spangdahlem with you! We had a great time checking out the August Festivals. There are actually quite a few more festivals this month too! Again these are generally no more than 3 hours away, although I may throw in one [...] The post September Festivals Around Spangdahlem, Germany appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Mosel Ballon Fiesta 2014

    Mrs B
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After our trip to the Wittlich Pig Fest we decided to go check out the Mosel Ballon Fiesta in Föhren, Germany. It’s a hot air balloon festival with 80 balloon! Unfortunately for us weather in Europe can be persnickety and it was not cooperating on Saturday when we went. However with that being said we’ve [...] The post Mosel Ballon Fiesta 2014 appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Wittlich Pig Festival 2014

    Mrs B
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Remember that list of festivals going on around the area that I recently posted? We had several on our list to go see including the Wittlich Pig Festival or  Säubrennerkirmes. We wanted to see what the all the ‘hype’ was about and try the pork sandwiches. There was also a small arts & crafts market & parade [...] The post Wittlich Pig Festival 2014 appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • Burg Schönecken – Schönecken, Germany

    Mrs B
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Burg Schönecken (also Burg Schonecken) located is Shönecken, Germany is castle ruins that loom over this small village town. It’s a great place to see some ruins and a great overview of the village. It’s also an ideal place to see ruins if you have family visiting or little ones who can’t walk far. While the [...] The post Burg Schönecken – Schönecken, Germany appeared first on World Traveling Military Family.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Army Tankers Wife

  • Open Casting Call For All Event‏

    armytankerswife
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    *This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Fashion mavens, rejoice! ModCloth is inviting you to come showcase your unique style at their #FASHIONTRUTH Casting Call for ALL event in New… Continue Reading →
  • Which is your favorite T shirt?

    armytankerswife
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
     
  • My weekend with Cricut Explore

    armytankerswife
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Well this weekend has been anything but boring! I was recently introduced to the Cricut Explore, I already have a Cricut Expression, but let me see I wanted to ability to create my own designs and cut them out on… Continue Reading →
  • Upgrade your brush

    armytankerswife
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    *I participated in a campaign on behalf of Reach. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Reach has always been known for it’s forward… Continue Reading →
  • Simplify laundry this summer and retire your iron

    armytankerswife
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    *I participated in a campaign on behalf of Downy. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you for participating. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Being the mom of many talents, I am… Continue Reading →
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    High and Tight

  • Undercut Hairstyle versus High and Tight Haircut

    highandtighthaircut
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    The undercut hairstyle is a mens haircut that is similar to the high and tight haircut. In fact, many of you won’t know that the undercut hairstyle is a military […]
  • The Best Army Haircut from a Military Barber

    highandtighthaircut
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    As a former military barber, it is my opinion that the High and Tight is the best army haircut. No doubts about it. The High and Tight haircut is simply […]
  • The Burr Cut – A Classic Military Haircut

    highandtighthaircut
    5 Feb 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Another one of those cool military cuts: the Burr Cut The burr cut is that typical military haircut that you know whoever is wearing it is one tough mother tucker. […]
  • The Men’s Hair Book: Review of Hair Care Book

    highandtighthaircut
    25 Nov 2013 | 2:00 pm
    Recently I bought a book called The Men’s Hair Book by a famous hair blogger named Rogelio Samson. He is the author of Manly Curls and Men’s Hair Blog which […]
  • Military Lifestyle and the Haircut

    highandtighthaircut
    24 Oct 2013 | 1:22 pm
    The military lifestyle is one passionate lifestyle, you’ll only like it if you truly enjoy a lifestyle of loyalty to your country and peers alike. No matter where you go, […]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Vision Strike Wear Military Blog

  • USAF Blue Falcon Design Aims High for Labor Day!

    Sarge Strike
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Fly Into The Wild Blue Yonder! Not every day do you get a chance to serve in the most technologically advanced military branch in the United States arsenal but when you do you are part of the United States Air Force! The youngest of the military branches and recognized as a leader in the the tech that commands the skies from the heavens above to the land below you are part of an incredible team.   Why The Blue Falcon? The falcon is a predator. Blue is the color of the sky and the last thing you want to experience is a bird set on your 6 to devour you so the Blue Falcon seems rather…
  • Little Johny Goes Back To School This Year… Military Style: A WTF Guide

    Sarge Strike
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    In the famous words of Nike: Just Do it! Well try anyway and when you do remember its all about the kids. Now having said that we can really dig deeper into the maelstrom of activity also known as Back to School! Seemingly what has become a tradition of fighting to locate the endless list of back to school items from crayons to chalk, 3 ring hole punched paper to pens and the 12 pound glue sticks and endless lines at your local retail back to school store has transpired into a waltz of activity getting Little Johny ready for school. Now let’s examine our back to school experience:…
  • Back To School Hoodie Sale!

    Webmaster Matt
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Our annual BACK TO SCHOOL HOODIE SALE is on NOW!  Now until Midnight of Labor Day!  (Monday September 1st, 2014) Visit Vision-Strike-Wear.com now and use coupon code: FbHd30Off#BackToSchool #Hoodie #Sale at Vision Strike Wear!Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule The post Back To School Hoodie Sale! appeared first on Vision Strike Wear Military Blog.
  • Coast Guard Breaks the Ice for North Pole!

    Sarge Strike
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
      Break The Ice! Ever thought what it might be like to serve aboard a USCG ship sitting on hundreds of miles of ice shelf with only a forward gear to propel you through the waters of the North Pole? The Coast Guard and its guardsmen have done it. On this 20th anniversary “The Coast Guard icebreaker CGC Polar Sea and the CCCS Louis S. Ste Laurent became the first “North American surface ships” to reach the North Pole. An HH-65A from Aviation Training Center Mobile, detached to the Polar Sea, became the first U.S. (and also Coast Guard) helicopter to reach the pole…
  • Top 10 Custom Coast Guard T-Shirts

    Webmaster Matt
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    What is .  .  .  Quicker than the Goddess Nike? Driven by molten steel? Hammered with the force of a battalion of fire breathing horses? It’s the most geographically prepared military branch in the US arsenal: The United States Coast Guard! Here are the TOP 10 Custom USCG Designs from VSW (As determined by Frost Call, Sarge Strike and Webmaster Matt, arguing for a while about which ones are the coolest. It’s all very scientific!) 10. USCG Sector Long Island Sound http://www.vision-strike-wear.com/USCG-Sector-Long-Island-Sound-Shirt_p_1199.html The backbone of the United…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Semper Fi Parents

  • The Battle Of Yongdung-Po

    Carl
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    (One of the hundreds of photos we took at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.) Click on the image for a close-up view.
  • Today In Marine Corps History: 2 September 1945

    Carl
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Japanese officially surrendered to the Allies on board the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. With General Holland Smith transferred home in July 1945, the senior Marine Corps representative at the historic ceremony was LtGen Roy S. Geiger, who had succeeded Smith as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.
  • Making Marines-Week 1: Receiving

    Carl
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Every recruit begins their transformation into a Marine on the same iconic yellow footprints.
  • Legendary Marines: Brigadier General James P. S. Devereux

    Carl
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Brigadier General James P. S. Devereux, Commanding Officer of the 1st Defense Battalion during the heroic but futile defense of Wake Island in December 1941, died 5 August 1988 in Baltimore, Maryland. For his gallant leadership in defending the tiny American outpost for 15 days against overwhelming odds, he was awarded the Navy Cross. His citation reads in part, “For distinguished and heroic conduct in the line of his profession in the defense of Wake Island…” On the morning of 7 December 1941, (it was 8 December on Wake), he received the message that Pearl Harbor had been…
  • Marine Corps Photos: King of the Battlefield

    Carl
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A tank drives by to provide better security for the Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, as they prepare to search a village for Taliban fighters in the early morning, April 18, 2012. The Marines and sailors with Charlie Co. took part in a month long operation where they cleared the Gostan valley of enemy forces. Photo by Cpl Ed Galo. marines.com
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Military Backpack Guide

  • MOLLE II Standard Gov’t Issue Backpack- Strong, Solid and Loyal

    Mike
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    The MOLLE II Standard Issue Backpack, manufactured by USGI, is one serious hell of a pack and, it has one of the highest customer ratings of all the Military Backpacks we’ve reviewed. Its most appealing feature would have to be its size. This thing has a ton of room, but the space is distributed in a way that makes it very comfortable to carry. The large main compartment alone can hold approximately between 3,500 and 4,000 cubic inches of gear. The double zipper front pocket is about 11″ x 6″ x 3″. The large main section is about 18″ x 20″ x 9″. The…
  • Maxpedition Vulture ii 2 – An incredible 3 day rucksack

    Mike
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    The Maxpedition Vulture 2 backpack is perfect for outdoorsmen, especially hikers and campers. It can store just about anything needed for a multi-day trip. We took a 3 day expedition and were able to fit everything that we needed in the pack. It has an impressive 2810 cubic inches worth of internal space. It’s sold in a variety of colors including black, foliage green, a military esque khaki and OD green. In Depth Review While the pack looks fairly plain, it is designed with function in mind instead of form. It boasts all sorts of pockets and compartments for a variety of gear.
  • ALPS OutdoorZ Commander External Frame Pack Review

    Mike
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    ALPS Outdoorz makes all sorts of gear from packs to chairs to gun cases.  One of their larger packs is the Commander.  This is a huge external frame pack for large expeditions.  This bad boy will hold everything except the kitchen sink – and even that’s up for debate.   The Commander starts off with 5,250 cubic inches of storage and that doesn’t even include strapping things to the outsides or the frame.  Inside you’ll find a hydration pocket with port and several zippered compartments.  Constructed of Nylon ripstop, This bag has a high durability rating and resists…
  • Top 10 Best Survival Books – The only guide you need

    Mike
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:22 am
    Whether you’re studying to become the next Les Stroud or looking to learn survival preparedness skills in case of a Zombie Apocalypse, you’re going to need a resource, and you’re in luck! We’ve got a list of the best survival books this side of Mars – neatly organized, in a handy-dandy little chart! Of course, if you’re not a book learner, there are plenty of survival schools throughout the world. How do I choose a survival book when there are so many? Survival comes in many flavors – Desert, Woodland, Jungle, Mountain, you name it.  You need a book that…
  • Survival Gear – An Overview

    Mike
    9 May 2014 | 4:59 pm
    What is Survival Gear? Survival gear consists of any item(s) which would become useful should you find yourself in dyer straights with the universe.  Don’t think it could happen to you?  Hurricane Katrina literally took New Orleans by storm in 2005.  Over 1500 people were killed and millions were displaced and forced to leave their homes.  These folks had no clean water, no food – nothing.  Survival gear goes a long way and there’s nothing wrong with having a few bug out bags (also referred to as 72 hour kits) on hand. Scenarios which call for survival gear Survival…
 
Log in