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Study finds troops sent to exile try suicide more often

| May 2, 2022 | 26 Comments
Study finds troops sent to exile try suicide more often

More work from the desk of Captain Obvious. Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Military Times article; Troops stationed at remote and overseas bases attempted suicide at slightly higher rates but were less often successful compared to the general active-duty military population, according to findings in a new Government Accountability Office report. Nearly 19% of […]

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The death of Specialist Bishop Evans

| April 28, 2022 | 22 Comments
The death of Specialist Bishop Evans

As ninja keeps reminding us, a Texas National Guard soldier tragically gave his life at the Rio Grande this week to save a couple of illegal border crossers. More information has come out now on the death of Specialist Bishop Evans that make it even more tragic. Necessary safety equipment for conducting water rescues was […]

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MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

| April 26, 2022 | 58 Comments
MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

We’ve talked about Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith before, a few times, most recently when it was announced he was under investigation for misconduct (which apparently is still ongoing). Smith took over as MCPON when his predecessor abruptly resigned amid his own misconduct accusations. Recently three sailors assigned to the carrier […]

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Old Guard’s horses living (and dying) in their own filth

| April 8, 2022 | 64 Comments
Old Guard’s horses living (and dying) in their own filth

The beautiful horses of the 3rd Infantry Regiment’s (Old Guard) Caisson Platoon serve at Arlington National Cemetery. Their duties there largely involve escorting the remains of American heroes and high ranking military officers and politicians to their eternal rest. Recently two of the horses died within days of each other, causing the Army’s Public Health […]

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Texas hotel to pay damages for refusing service to disabled veteran w/ service dog

| February 21, 2022 | 60 Comments
Texas hotel to pay damages for refusing service to disabled veteran w/ service dog

Poetrooper sends in word on this DOJ settlement with a Killeen, Texas hotel that refuse to allow a disabled veteran and his service dog to stay at the establishment, called the cops when he refused to leave, and then refused to refund his deposit. DOJ press release; U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff of the Western […]

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DoD incompetence or hiding data?

| February 9, 2022 | 21 Comments
DoD incompetence or hiding data?

Poe brings our attention to something that’s been playing out over the last couple weeks. Either the government is attempting to coverup complications from the COVID vaccine or they are stunningly incompetent at keeping track of servicemember’s health data. You decide. Whistleblowers share DOD medical data that blows vaccine safety debate wide open Data, transparency, […]

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USS Kitty Hawk

| January 18, 2022 | 37 Comments
USS Kitty Hawk

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 Several of our usual suspects send us the news that the former USS Kitty Hawk is scheduled for the breaker’s yard. She had departed the mothballs of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton for a dry dock to remove marine growth, and is now on the way to Texas to be reduced to scrap. […]

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Ft Carson soldier who missed Iraq deployment for Miss America contest didn’t win

| December 31, 2021 | 29 Comments
Ft Carson soldier who missed Iraq deployment for Miss America contest didn’t win

Spec Maura Spencer-Carroll was selected as Miss Colorado several months back. This meant she was to represent the state in the Miss America competition. The Daily Mail had the story (and several pictures) at the time. Unfortunately, there was a planned deployment for the young lady. However, her superiors allowed her out of the deployment […]

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