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Rescue Swimmer School Claims Another

Rescue Swimmer School Claims Another

| April 16, 2021 | 9 Comments

A 30-year-old sailor died Tuesday, more than a week after he became unresponsive while training to become a helicopter rescue swimmer on board Naval Air Station Pensacola. Airman Nathan Burke of Lubbock, Texas, died at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, Navy officials announced. He’d been attending Aviation Rescue Swimmer School and was training in a […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| April 16, 2021 | 56 Comments

What if your son, or grandson, came home looking like this? Is this even a photo of a guy? Enjoy Your Weekend.

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Montana Rejects Punishment for Stolen Valor

Montana Rejects Punishment for Stolen Valor

| April 16, 2021 | 15 Comments

Several recent news articles state that a Montana judge has been overruled for requiring two men accused of Stolen Valor to participate in activities that were ultimately overruled by the Montana Supreme Court.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana had called the conditions degrading and unconstitutional. Montana Supreme Court rejects part of “stolen valor” […]

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Oh, Dennis, Dennis, Dennis……

Oh, Dennis, Dennis, Dennis……

| April 16, 2021 | 44 Comments

This is in regard to one Dennis Winn, whose selfie album is loaded to the hilt with himself in various costumery. His service records were obtained by the GotGB before the COVID-19 restrictions at NPRC. In this case, I have no opinion, because the Guardians of the Green Beret have made a concerted effort to […]

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Nicholas Paea not a Green Beret, per Guardians of the Green Beret

Nicholas Paea not a Green Beret, per Guardians of the Green Beret

| April 16, 2021 | 42 Comments

Guardians of the Green Beret (GOTGB) posted about Nicholas Paea on their website. They state that during a job interview, Nicholas Paea claimed to have served at 7th SFG(A). According to GOTGB, the one doing the interview was also with 7th SFG(A). He also claimed to be with 1/7 SFG(A), and ODA 721, which the […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| April 16, 2021 | 7 Comments

Most in our community know that the Medal of Honor is restricted to US military recipients. This wasn’t always the case. During and shortly after the Civil War, a handful of civilians received the honor, though they were all attached to US military units. This includes Buffalo Bill (for service as a civilian scout during […]

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Friday FGS

Friday FGS

| April 16, 2021 | 4 Comments

M4 Carbine Self Defense Gun Stories Ammoland From the Archives: Alabama Family Dollar clerk fights off sword-wielding robbers with gun By David Aaro Two masked men wielding swords tried robbing a dollar store in Alabama last week before they were thwarted by an employee carrying a gun, investigators said. The suspects burst into a Family […]

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Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

| April 15, 2021 | 65 Comments

Biden announced Wednesday that the United States will fully withdraw its troops from Afghanistan before Sept. 11,  the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Finally. Many allies of Biden have issued statements supporting this major foreign policy decision. There are exceptions, of course. CIA Director William Burns opined Wednesday that withdrawal will inhibit intelligence […]

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