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Marines to reduce force by 12,000

| March 25, 2020 | 44 Comments
Marines to reduce force by 12,000

U.S. Marines with Headquarters Company, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct a conditioning hike for pre-deployment training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 30, 2019.THOMAS SPENCER/U.S. MARINE CORPS One of our ninjas sends us this disturbing article, and adds: Please note the same Marine Commandant  who is listed in the […]

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Cyborg Troops?

| November 29, 2019 | 21 Comments
Cyborg Troops?

Cyborg warriors?  This article forecasts this capability by 2050.  If it sounds impossible, think again. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/11/27/cyborg-warriors-could-be-here-by-2050-dod-study-group-says/ From the article: The team identified four capabilities as technically feasible by 2050: – ocular enhancements to imaging, sight and situational awareness; – restoration and programmed muscular control through an optogenetic bodysuit sensor web; – auditory enhancement for communication […]

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Another One Passes….

| August 13, 2019 | 6 Comments
Another One Passes….

A WASP pilot has passed at the tender age of 103. She was one of many women who volunteered for the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II, relieving men to duty to the European and Pacific theaters. From the article: TACOMA, Wash. — Dorothy Eleanor Olsen, a member of a group of civilian […]

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World War I Movie Preview

| August 2, 2019 | 25 Comments
World War I Movie Preview

This is a YoutTube preview of the World War I movie “1917”. By Spielberg’s Amblin Partners and Sam Mendes, due out in December. This article on Military Times reviews the trailer: https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2019/08/01/the-first-trailer-for-the-star-studded-world-war-i-film-1917-is-here-and-its-a-must-see/ The preview is striking enough in and of itself. If I read it right, there is nothing spared in portraying the reality of the […]

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Pat Tillman Award Goes to a Marine

| July 11, 2019 | 6 Comments
Pat Tillman Award Goes to a Marine

  Marine Corps veteran Kirstie Ennis already has quite the impressive resume. The prior Marine sergeant has been attempting to climb and summit the tallest peaks on each continent. In 2015 she walked across Britain — with some help from Prince Harry. She has swam and won three gold medals in the Warrior Games. She’s a snowboarding Paralympic […]

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WWII Pilot Gets His HS Diploma

| July 2, 2019 | 4 Comments
WWII Pilot Gets His HS Diploma

This gentleman, James Shipley, was a member of the well-known World War II aviation group known as the Tuskegee Airmen. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/07/02/tuskegee-airman-receives-diploma-80-years-after-high-school/ From the article:  Military historian Jeremy Amick says Shipley didn’t have a chance to earn his diploma years ago. He attended an all-black high school that wasn’t credentialed through 12th grade. Shipley would have […]

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Smart Weapons – An Overview

| June 21, 2019 | 18 Comments
Smart Weapons – An Overview

I was so intrigued by Joe “Hands” Biden’s ideas about smart guns that I was prompted to research what real smart weapons may be like. Since the US Army was intrigued by the idea of a harness for a heavy weapon operator to wear, to ease the stress on bones, backs and muscles and still […]

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B-17s

| February 15, 2019 | 37 Comments
B-17s

From The Other Whitey comes this collection of photos of B-17s, some of which have been damaged so badly per these photographs that they could not possibly continue to function. Here’s the information he supplied as their histories: The photo titled “B-17 loss 3” is, according to my research, 42-31333 Wee Willie of the 91st Bombardment Group […]

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