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Iraq News

| March 3, 2021 | 9 Comments
Iraq News

I just wanted to remind everyone that we still have people over there in the Middle East, and hope and pray it does not turn into another major conflict, considering everything that has happened recently on this side of the pond. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/03/03/us-forces-rockets-hit-airbase-iraq-hosting-us-troops.html From the article:  BAGHDAD — At least 10 rockets targeted a military base […]

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Rockets Hit Iraqi Air Base

| February 22, 2021 | 5 Comments
Rockets Hit Iraqi Air Base

And this just in: we may be withdrawing from Iraq, bit by bit, but there are still malcontents outside in the darkness who simply want to pick a fight.  Yep, those walloping warhogs over there in The Sand Pile are still taking potshots at people, including those at Iraqi bases. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2021/02/21/officials-say-rockets-strike-iraqi-air-base-one-injured/ From the article:  The […]

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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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Space Force Counts Coup

| January 9, 2021 | 12 Comments
Space Force Counts Coup

Iran opened fire on Iraq in early January of last year as revenge for the assassination of Gen. Soleimani, launching ballistic missiles at bases housing US and Iraqi military personnel. “Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “It is clear […]

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I used to like Mattis

| November 25, 2020 | 89 Comments
I used to like Mattis

Then I saw this headline from Military.com; Mattis Calls on Biden to Scrap ‘America First’ Policy, Slow Pullout from Afghanistan Da fuq? American First should be every Americans’ agenda. It wasn’t until after WWII that we even considered world affairs our business. Many, if not most, Americans supported isolationism until after the war when we […]

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Trump bringing home the troops

| November 17, 2020 | 23 Comments
Trump bringing home the troops

Well most anyway. Breaking news! CNBC is covering the announcement from the acting Secretary of Defense that Trump has ordered all but 2,500 troops each in Iraq and Afghanistan home by January 15. Acting Pentagon chief Christopher Miller said Tuesday that the United States will reduce its military presence in Afghanistan to 2,500 troops and […]

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Alwyn Cashe MoH update

| November 12, 2020 | 22 Comments
Alwyn Cashe MoH update

Jeff LPH 3 sends along word that the Senate has approved to allow the President to upgrade Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe‘s Silver Star to the Medal of Honor. We’ve talked about Cashe many times over the years and he was a personal hero of our founder Jonn Lilyea. President Trump hasn’t made any public […]

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Patrick Dowdee – POW, 2 Silver Stars & 3 Purple Hearts

| October 22, 2020 | 191 Comments
Patrick Dowdee – POW, 2 Silver Stars & 3 Purple Hearts

DISCLAIMER:  In the challenging age of COVID-19, the National Personnel Records Center is operating at a reduced capacity and is only entertaining emergencies and funerals at this time.  Although we filed for Mr. Dowdee’s military records, we don’t anticipate they will come until sometime in the winter or spring of 2021.  In the meantime, we […]

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