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Be More Than You Thought You Could Be

| July 30, 2019 | 11 Comments
Be More Than You Thought You Could Be

Paratroopers assigned to the 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, plan a maneuver at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, on March 6, 2019. (Army) The Army is looking for a lot more good people. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/07/29/the-army-needs-thousands-more-infantrymen-by-spring/ From the article:  The Army is short more than 5,000 junior enlisted infantrymen, with the military occupational specialty manned at roughly […]

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The Army is considering overturning Bowe Bergdahl’s sentence- UPDATE

| July 21, 2019 | 34 Comments
The Army is considering overturning Bowe Bergdahl’s sentence- UPDATE

The Army’s appeals court is weighing whether to throw out Bowe Bergdahl’s conviction. (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP) UPDATE: Bowe Bergdahl loses unlawful command influence appeal based on Trump tweets One of our ninjas informs us that Bergdahl and his lawyers have lost the appeal, and plan to take the case to civilian […]

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Army Revives Antiques

| July 7, 2019 | 42 Comments
Army Revives Antiques

That sounds like Big Army is bringing back horse-drawn field artillery, doesn’t it? Well, not quite. The Army is reviving some of the weapons systems it discarded in favor of newer, more ‘glamorous’ stuff, upgrading the old with new materials and functions and training incoming troops to use MANPADS, which the newbies have never heard […]

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New Army Role in the World

| June 30, 2019 | 4 Comments
New Army Role in the World

There have been several articles elsewhere regarding China as a threat, which emphasized China’s aggressive efforts to gain control of South Asia, including Afghanistan and Pakistan. More on that later, but the driving force behind it is China’s aim at gaining control of mining rare earths in those areas, as well as control of shipping […]

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Last surviving Mohawk code talker from WWII, Louis Levi Oakes, dies at 94

| May 31, 2019 | 8 Comments
Last surviving Mohawk code talker from WWII, Louis Levi Oakes, dies at 94

Louis Levi Oakes was one of just 17 Akwesasne Mohawks recognized by the U.S. Congress as code talkers during the Second World War.Blair Crawford/Postmedia/File Born in the Quebec part of the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve, Oakes registered in the U.S. army at age 18, and served in New Guinea and the Philippines One of our ninjas […]

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West Point graduates largest class of Black women

| May 12, 2019 | 20 Comments
West Point graduates largest class of Black women

It is a shame when those who do set the right example for success are overlooked by the Media. Thirty-two Black women will graduate from the U.S. Academy at West Point later this month — the largest class of Black women in the school’s history. The news comes just a year after Lt. Gen. Darryl […]

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Trump Grants Clemency to Former Soldier Convicted of Murder

| May 7, 2019 | 1 Comment
Trump Grants Clemency to Former Soldier Convicted of Murder

Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, at left in front of the American flag, pictured in Iraq with some members of his platoon. In the back right holding the flag is Adam Kohlhaas, who was killed in a roadside bombing tied to an Al Qaeda cell. (File image from Behenna family) The White House announced Monday […]

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San Antonio Army Sergeant Who Sold Stolen Brass To Buy a Food Truck…

| April 24, 2019 | 46 Comments
San Antonio Army Sergeant Who Sold Stolen Brass To Buy a Food Truck…

…Gets Nearly Three Years In Federal Prison. AnotherPat sends us the sad tale of SFC Darryle Robert Bankhead, 57, who was happily augmenting his nest egg with pilfered expended brass casings he sold for scrap. An amazingly bad career move, seems Big Army frowns on such behavior. He did make bank though, right before he […]

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