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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| June 14, 2024 | 26 Comments

As often as the Democrats attempt to torpedo Donald Trump, they keep missing the mark. Indictments? Donald Trump’s support get stronger. Convicted? Donald Trump’s support gets stronger. It doesn’t help the Democrats when they must make things up or take things out of context. It’s like watching Wile E. Coyote chasing after the road runner. […]

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Retired soldier sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding the Army

Retired soldier sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding the Army

| June 14, 2024 | 10 Comments

Kevin Romulus Pelayo, together with his wife Cristine Furio Fredericks, illegally obtained over 800 Soldier Social Security numbers. From 2014 through 2020, these Social Security numbers were provided to the Army’s Mass Transportation Benefit Program. The Soldiers were not aware that they had been listed as using this program. The couple provided an illusion that […]

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Biden signs 10-year security pact with Zelenskyy

Biden signs 10-year security pact with Zelenskyy

| June 14, 2024 | 19 Comments

Joe Biden signed a 10-year security pact with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. This deal provides Ukraine with weapons and ammunition and paves the way for continued training for Ukrainian troops. This is not inclusive. However, this agreement is not a treaty, and may negatively be impacted by either Donald Trump’s re-election or a divided Congress. […]

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Happy Birthday Army!

Happy Birthday Army!

| June 14, 2024 | 13 Comments

249 Years Young Today in military history: US Army is founded On June 14, 1775, the United States Army was born when the Continental Congress assumed control of the New England army. On June 14, 1775, the United States Army was born when the Continental Congress assumed control of the New England army. Formed in […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| June 14, 2024 | 11 Comments

We talked about Philip Conran briefly several years back. At the time, I wrote a piece on him for Valor Friday, but it appears that it was never shared with the blog. Here it is, five years later. A congressman from California, Rep. Salud Carbajal (D), has introduced legislation authorizing the president to upgrade Air […]

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Junior Enlisted Pay Raise

Junior Enlisted Pay Raise

| June 14, 2024 | 23 Comments

Well, Military.com reports that junior enlisted are underpaid (no surprise) and Congress wants to give them a major sized pay increase – but the Senate and White House are doing some fiscal pearl-clutching over the cost of said raise and oppose it. Under both the House and Senate plans, all service members are on track […]

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Daily FGS

Daily FGS

| June 14, 2024 | 6 Comments

Bowie Knife Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 injured when man fires gun while being assaulted at Pontiac store Bullet reportedly traveled through assailant and into his girlfriend patrol vehicle By AILEEN WINGBLAD A shooting at a convenience store in Pontiac on Tuesday night left a man dead and his girlfriend seriously injured, officials said. According to […]

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Congressional stolen valor?

Congressional stolen valor?

| June 13, 2024 | 50 Comments

United States Representative Troy Nehls (R-TX) is being accused of stolen valor, or rather, continuing stolen valor. We briefly discussed the kerfuffle a while back. Since we didn’t have records in hand, it was just reporting on the goings on. Our excellent community here posted a bunch more in the comments there as the incident […]

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