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Valor Friday

| April 2, 2021 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article comes by way of another request. When I started to research the subject, Robert Miller, I could find very little. Miller was a Green Beret, one of the “Quiet Professionals.” In that, he most certainly was. He also passed away far too young, only 24 years, but the years he had here […]

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Biden to leave troops in Afghanistan past 1 May deadline

| March 26, 2021 | 22 Comments
Biden to leave troops in Afghanistan past 1 May deadline

Biden says he “can’t picture” them there in 2022 though. If that kind of talk from Ol’ Joe sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In 2010, when he was Vice President, Biden said, “We’re starting [pulling the troops out of Afghanistan] in July of 2011, and we’re going to be totally out of there, come hell […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal tapped to play TSgt John Chapman in movie chronicling his heroic last stand

| March 26, 2021 | 10 Comments
Jake Gyllenhaal tapped to play TSgt John Chapman in movie chronicling his heroic last stand

In the early days of the War in Afghanistan there was a US Air Force Combat Controller named John Chapman assigned to a Navy SEAL team. On March 4, 2002 the team was aboard a US Army Special Operations MH-47E Chinook helicopter to take a 10,000ft mountain peak Takur Ghar. Their airship taking numerous enemy […]

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Jessica Watkins – Decorated Vet with no NDSM

| March 17, 2021 | 99 Comments
Jessica Watkins – Decorated Vet with no NDSM

The folks at Military Phony send us their work on Ms. Jessica Marie Watkins, formerly known as Mr. Jeremy David Watkins. Jessica served in the U.S. Army as a male – Jeremy David Watkins.  Court records in Rochester, New York, show that Watkins changed his/her name to Jessica Marie Watkins in 2004.  Along with a boyfriend, […]

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No US Combat Deaths in Afghanistan for Past Year

| February 9, 2021 | 6 Comments
No US Combat Deaths in Afghanistan for Past Year

The Stars & Stripes reports that there have been no recorded US combat deaths in Afghanistan over the past year. US goes one year without a combat death in Afghanistan as Taliban warn against reneging on peace deal KABUL, Afghanistan — No U.S. troops have died in combat in Afghanistan for a year as of […]

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Airmen receive Bronze Stars for stemming COVID-19 outbreak at Afghanistan base

| February 2, 2021 | 90 Comments
Airmen receive Bronze Stars for stemming COVID-19 outbreak at Afghanistan base

I hope you stretched your eye muscles this morning, because you might strain one of them eye-rolling on this one. That headline isn’t a typo. ninja sends this Stars and Stripes article; Two Air Force doctors and a medic have been awarded Bronze Stars for their efforts to stem a coronavirus outbreak at NATO headquarters […]

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US down to 2,500 troops each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as ordered by Trump

| January 16, 2021 | 19 Comments
US down to 2,500 troops each in Afghanistan and Iraq, as ordered by Trump

Jeff LPH 3 sends in word from Military Times that the Trump drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan have finished. We’re now down to the lowest troop levels in either country for the past two decades. The U.S. military has met its goal of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 in […]

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China putting a bounty on American heads in Afghanistan?

| December 31, 2020 | 26 Comments
China putting a bounty on American heads in Afghanistan?

Jeff LPH 3 sends us this. According to The Hill; Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intelligence on China bounties on US forces in Afghanistan: report The Trump administration is declassifying unconfirmed intelligence that indicates China paid nonstate actors in Afghanistan to attack U.S. soldiers, Axios reported Wednesday. Two senior administration officials told Axios that the intelligence […]

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