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No Spares for Ukraine

| January 30, 2023 | 28 Comments
No Spares for Ukraine

Abrams Graveyard Joe’s Handlers nearly met themselves, reversing course on sending US Main Battle Tanks to Ukraine. The Ukes have been pleading for them for months. Something caused a sea change in what passes for foreign policy in this Administration, and the slow drip of escalation moves ahead. There’s a problem, though. US to buy […]

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Sixty-eight percent of active-duty service members see growing politicization of U.S. military

| January 13, 2023 | 35 Comments
Sixty-eight percent of active-duty service members see growing politicization of U.S. military

The majority of those on active duty are seeing an increased politicization in the U.S. Military. Critical Race Theory and other politically correct initiatives are being pushed towards the ranks. Instead of focusing as much time as possible on making the military more lethal against the enemies, things like lowering standards for equity purposes, removing […]

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Specifications for fire-fighting foam excludes ‘forever chemicals’

| January 13, 2023 | 10 Comments
Specifications for fire-fighting foam excludes ‘forever chemicals’

The Department of Defense provided new specifications for the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF). Navy veterans, who were stationed aboard ships, and other military specialties that have to put out fires, are familiar with this foam. Now the new system should be more “environmentally friendly”. From the military Times: The Defense Department is officially requiring any […]

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Work begins for removal of Confederate names from DOD assets

| January 6, 2023 | 17 Comments
Work begins for removal of Confederate names from DOD assets

The Pentagon ordered subordinate organizations to start working on the removal of names and artifacts associated with the Confederacy. Nine Army installations in the southern states and a couple of Navy ships will be renamed as a part of this order. The associated names must be removed from correspondence and other items related to the […]

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Pentagon fails audit. For the fifth time straight.

| December 13, 2022 | 23 Comments
Pentagon fails audit.  For the fifth time straight.

The world’s largest office building, Four Walls and a Spare, has failed its latest financial audit. And the four before that. Well, all of them. “I would not say that we flunked,” said DoD Comptroller Mike McCord, although his office did note that the Pentagon only managed to account for 39 percent of its $3.5 […]

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Air Force future

| December 12, 2022 | 27 Comments
Air Force future

With the unveiling of the B-21 Raider, the Air Force tells us the strategic bomber fleet will consist of the -21, its newest stealth bomber (it looks much like a sleeker B-2 batplane) and refurbished/upgraded B-52s.  B-1s and B-2s currently in inventory will be used in their current roles until replaced. The B-1s and B-2s […]

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Armed Forces Qualification Test

| December 6, 2022 | 95 Comments
Armed Forces Qualification Test

“It’s Not Just a Job, It’s An Adventure” Most here already know this but for the benefit of the rest, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude test, or ASVAB, is designed to determine a potential recruit’s occupational fit in the military. There is no overall ASVAB score. The Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) is scored by […]

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Lost Faith- Trust and Confidence in the Military

| December 2, 2022 | 25 Comments
Lost Faith- Trust and Confidence in the Military

A condition known as ‘cascading failure’ is something I ran across on occasion in the test world. Such a condition exists in a ‘system of systems’ and occurs when the failure of one or more parts leads to the progressive failure of other parts, which affect even more in turn until the entire thing crashes. […]

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