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Commissary Sticker Shock

Commissary Sticker Shock

| May 23, 2022 | 8 Comments

SECDEF Austin In the Peanut Farmer’s Hollow Military days AWANEd and family pretty much lived on soup, saltines and baby formula. At least the formula was readily available. Sadly those days may be back. Military members and their families are being hit hard by inflation and supply chain concerns same as everyone else, but junior […]

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Monday FGS

Monday FGS

| May 23, 2022 | 8 Comments

Ruger Precision Rifle LA homeowner shoots, kills armed burglar after he and his wife hear footsteps overnight: deputies One burglary suspect dead; second who fled scene remains at large By Danielle Wallace A Los Angeles area homeowner took matters into his own hands to defend himself and his wife early Saturday when authorities say he […]

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Release the Monkeypox!

Release the Monkeypox!

| May 22, 2022 | 50 Comments

Bad Monkey Now what? The monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae, a charming group that also includes the variola virus which causes smallpox and vaccinia virus used in the smallpox vaccine, and cowpox virus. Health authorities in Europe, the U.S. and Australia are investigating a recent outbreak of the viral […]

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Three More Are Accounted For

Three More Are Accounted For

| May 22, 2022 | 4 Comments

DPAA’s “Recently Accounted For” webpage and/or recent press releases indicate that the following formerly-missing US personnel have been accounted for. From World War II 2LT David M. Lewis, US Army, assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, was lost IVO Ploesti, Romania, on 1 […]

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Merrill Marauder receives Congressional Gold Medal, dies that night

Merrill Marauder receives Congressional Gold Medal, dies that night

| May 22, 2022 | 17 Comments

Poetrooper sends in the sad, but heartwarming story of Raleigh Nayes. He received the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his old unit, the WWII Merrill’s Marauders. He was only one of three of the roughly 3,000 men that served in the unit that were still alive. The Marauders were a special operations force in […]

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Future US Navy ship to be named after first Filipino in Navy to receive Medal of Honor

Future US Navy ship to be named after first Filipino in Navy to receive Medal of Honor

| May 22, 2022 | 9 Comments

Word is another warship is going to be named after an actual hero. That’s the good news. Great news actually. An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (yet to be laid down) will bear the name of Telesforo Trinidad, a US Navy petty officer of Filipino birth who received the Medal of Honor for peacetime valor (common in […]

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Boomer’s Sunday

Boomer’s Sunday

| May 22, 2022 | 13 Comments

It’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I sort through the weekly offering of ‘toons and pick the best. Toons are provided by Boomer and AW1 Scott, with many others contributing. Disclaimer: These toons are meant to amuse, entertain and inform, pretty much in that order. While I cull what […]

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Sunday FGS

Sunday FGS

| May 22, 2022 | 14 Comments

CZ-97 B Uber driver tells 911 accused fake cop is a ‘maniac’ before shooting him, audio shows Madeleine List An Uber driver shot a man accused of posing as a police officer after the ride-share driver called 911 to report he was following her in his car, Georgia police say. The 911 call from Sunday, […]

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