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New Army AFCT set in stone. Again.

| March 24, 2022 | 61 Comments
New Army AFCT set in stone. Again.

Remember when the Army announced (several years ago now) that they were revamping the annual PT test? The goal was to create a gender and age-neutral test. A soldier would be tested not against some chart, but against the needs of their MOS. There would be a physical standard for an MOS. You met it […]

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Texas Guard’s top general replaced amid border mission troubles

| March 16, 2022 | 23 Comments
Texas Guard’s top general replaced amid border mission troubles

Both Jeff LPH 3 and ninja send in word that Texas Governor Abbott has sacked his top military officer amid all the issues with the state’s border enforcement mission. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he has replaced Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris as leader of the Texas Military Department after months of criticism that her […]

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Man harasses and cyberstalks main recruiter

| December 29, 2021 | 80 Comments
Man harasses and cyberstalks main recruiter

Braxton Louis Danley hoped to join the Army. He entered the recruiting office for a pre-test to see how he would do in the ASVAB. He failed the test. He wanted to retake the test. The recruiters would not let him retake the test unless he properly prepared/studied first. Danley apparently did not want to […]

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US Army has new COVID vaccine that works against all variants, researchers say

| December 23, 2021 | 68 Comments
US Army has new COVID vaccine that works against all variants, researchers say

Poetrooper sends in that the Army has now developed a COVID vaccine. For those who trust experimental Army vaccines over experimental private sector vaccines, this could be revolutionary. From American Military News; The United States Army has created a revolutionary single-dose COVID-19 vaccine that researchers say will be revealed within weeks. According to a new […]

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FINALLY! SFC Alwyn Cashe to be awarded MoH

| December 9, 2021 | 27 Comments
FINALLY! SFC Alwyn Cashe to be awarded MoH

The bravery of Alwyn Cashe should be well known to regular readers here. For those who don’t know, or would like a refresher (have tissues handy), here is my Valor Friday write up of this amazing man. He was a personal hero of our departed founder and platoon sergeant Jonn Lilyea. Finally, after years of lobbying to […]

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Thief steals American, German flags, hoists Confederate battle flag over 2nd Cav Regiment

| October 5, 2021 | 98 Comments
Thief steals American, German flags, hoists Confederate battle flag over 2nd Cav Regiment

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Army Times piece on some shenanigans at Rose Barracks, Germany; Overnight Monday, an “unknown individual” stole the U.S. and German flags from a American unit’s headquarters in southern Germany and raised the Confederate flag, officials confirmed to Army Times. Military police at Rose Barracks, Germany, began an investigation after […]

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Army chief public affairs officer sacked after 97% negative climate survey

| September 23, 2021 | 90 Comments
Army chief public affairs officer sacked after 97% negative climate survey

US Army Brigadier General Amy Johnston (it looks like there was a name change since her official photo above) was the Army’s top public affairs officer. She was suspended from her duties as the top ranking Army spokesperson after a whopping 97% of her staff describe the workplace she’s fostered as “workplace hostility.” Jeff LPH […]

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Investigation clears 101st Combat Aviation Brigade leadership of misconduct

| August 6, 2021 | 18 Comments
Investigation clears 101st Combat Aviation Brigade leadership of misconduct

We talked about the investigation into this unit back in May here; I don’t know if I even recognize the Army anymore. Back then a senior officer was sent to investigate many complaints within the command of Colonel Travis Habhab. The complaints stemmed from a nine-month deployment to Poland in which a trip planned to visit […]

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