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I don’t know if I even recognize the Army anymore

| May 11, 2021 | 27 Comments
I don’t know if I even recognize the Army anymore

Some days I wonder just what’s going on with the Army. TDY to a foreign country and the young airborne troopers can’t even hit the strip club? In Poland no less? Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Army Times article; Brigade caught in strip club episode in Poland hit with corps-level investigation The 18th Airborne […]

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Army Authorizes Ponytails; Accused of Being ‘Woke’

| May 7, 2021 | 43 Comments
Army Authorizes Ponytails; Accused of Being ‘Woke’

Relax guys, this is for the ladies.   Men still have to conform, but allowing a man bun may not be too far off. Army authorizes female soldiers to wear ponytails; critics say branch trying to be ‘woke’ The Army has authorized female soldiers to wear ponytails while in uniform, marking a significant departure from a long-held policy that’s drawing both support and […]

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Colonel Ralph Puckett to receive the Medal of Honor for Korean War action

| May 4, 2021 | 10 Comments
Colonel Ralph Puckett to receive the Medal of Honor for Korean War action

Colonel Ralph Puckett, US Army (ret), is already a living legend within the US Army Ranger community. His Distinguished Service Cross from the Korean War, when he was a first lieutenant, is being upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Puckett commissioned into the Army after matriculating from West Point in 1949. After World War II […]

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82nd Abn trooper dies in training accident

| April 21, 2021 | 24 Comments
82nd Abn trooper dies in training accident

Jeff LPH 3 sends in the word that Specialist Abigail Jenks, aged 21, has died as the result of a training incident. A member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Jenks was conducting a static-line jump from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the time of her death. An investigation is underway. Army Times reports; A […]

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Town fires police officer involved in traffic stop of Black Army lieutenant **Updates from the SMA**

| April 12, 2021 | 65 Comments
Town fires police officer involved in traffic stop of Black Army lieutenant **Updates from the SMA**

We talked about this briefly when the story broke, but it was buried in another thread. The photo above is a screen capture from a body cam of a traffic stop going sideways. Back in December, US Army 2nd Lieutenant Caron Nazario (who the media constantly note is black, but is entirely irrelevant to the […]

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Oldest MoH recipient, Charles Coolidge passes away; Age 99

| April 9, 2021 | 10 Comments
Oldest MoH recipient, Charles Coolidge passes away; Age 99

Poetrooper sends in the sad news that Charles Coolidge has passed at the age of 99 on 6 April. He was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and one of only two still alive from WWII. He was the last MoH recipient from the European Theater of the war. As you can see from […]

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Fort Sill instructors suspended after trainee alleges sexual assault

| April 3, 2021 | 35 Comments
Fort Sill instructors suspended after trainee alleges sexual assault

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this dour news. Army Times reports; Army CID special agents are investigating allegations that multiple Fort Sill training instructors sexually assaulted a woman trainee at the Oklahoma post. Fort Sill commander Maj. Gen. Ken Kamper told reporters Thursday that the trainee reported the incident March 27 and an investigation was […]

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Nearly a decade in the making, new Army PT test is finally starting…We hope

| March 23, 2021 | 36 Comments
Nearly a decade in the making, new Army PT test is finally starting…We hope

The Army is finally, after EIGHT years of development and at least three re-writes (the most recent being last fall when Congress intervened), is ready to put the new Army Combat Fitness Test into use come 1 April. The Rand Corporation (and/or other defense contractors) has come out very well in this. Army Times reports; Soldiers will […]

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