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82nd Airborne soldiers quarantined at Fort Bragg after return from Afghanistan

| March 16, 2020 | 29 Comments
82nd Airborne soldiers quarantined at Fort Bragg after return from Afghanistan

More than 300 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers returning from Afghanistan began a 14-day quarantine Saturday to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus, the division said in a statement. The paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade completed a nine-month rotation in support of the U.S.-led Resolute Support mission and will undergo health monitoring and medical treatment at […]

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It’s Tanker Tuesday

| September 10, 2019 | 13 Comments
It’s Tanker Tuesday

I have to say that I admire anyone who can drive anywhere while looking through what amounts to a one-eyed periscope, and not create too much property damage.  Some videos are presented for your consideration. Many of these tanks are Russian in origin. I was thinking that there is really no bar to owning a […]

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A Small Reminder

| April 5, 2019 | 22 Comments
A Small Reminder

The UK and USA both have the “Got Talent” competitions started some time ago by Simon Cowell, and some of the entertainment that has come out of those competitions has frequently been remarkable. Once in a while, something sticks out and you may keep going back to it. These two videos are from 2018, and […]

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President George H.W. Bush’s service dog ‘enlists’ at Walter Reed

| March 10, 2019 | 6 Comments
President George H.W. Bush’s service dog ‘enlists’ at Walter Reed

Sully, President George H.W. Bush’s service dog. By: Terri Moon Cronk Sully, the celebrated yellow Lab retriever that was the service dog of former President George H.W. Bush, has joined the ranks of working dogs at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Inducted by way of a paw shake and through an oath of office […]

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Sully, President Bush’s service dog, trains for work at Walter Reed

| December 25, 2018 | 18 Comments
Sully, President Bush’s service dog, trains for work at Walter Reed

George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully recognized for his service. By Nicole Darrah | Fox News Sully, former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, has temporarily moved back to his birthplace before he heads to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center next year. The 2-year-old service dog, who captured Americans’ hearts after the 41st president […]

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NIMBY

| November 15, 2018 | 22 Comments
NIMBY

This is in regard to finding a new place closer to the Chicago area than the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at Elwood, IL, which is south of Joliet. That cemetery includes places for cremains, and has room for 400,000 burials. The Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery is limited to those who made a career in the […]

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Armistice Day 1918 is Veterans Day 2018

| November 11, 2018 | 87 Comments
Armistice Day 1918 is Veterans Day 2018

11th November 1918 – Armistice ending World War I is signed. General John Pershing continued the attacks on the Germans, because he did not know when/if the peace treaty (Armistice) would be signed. The HistoryNet article is well worth the time it takes to read it. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of […]

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Amazon founder donates $10 million to get more veterans elected to Congress

| September 5, 2018 | 35 Comments
Amazon founder donates $10 million to get more veterans elected to Congress

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., walks to a meeting with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill on July 14, 2017. Mast, a combat veteran and bomb disposal technician, lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan in 2010. Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is donating $10 million into a political action committee (PAC) […]

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