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Marines to the rescue!

| November 23, 2020 | 10 Comments
Marines to the rescue!

Some Marines working a guard post in Washington D.C. recently came to the aid of a woman on a scooter who’d been struck by a car. Their quick thinking and decisive action led them to get a jack from the car and from another car that stopped to help, getting the car off the woman […]

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40th Anniversary of the MGM Grand Hotel Fire

| November 21, 2020 | 6 Comments
40th Anniversary of the MGM Grand Hotel Fire

US Air Force’s 302nd Special Operations Squadron was there. Eggs sends. The MGM Grand fire occurred on Friday, November 21, 1980 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (now Bally’s Las Vegas), located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The fire killed 85 people, most through smoke inhalation.[1] The fire began from a […]

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Navy shoots down ICBM in space

| November 18, 2020 | 9 Comments
Navy shoots down ICBM in space

The KoB sends in this news, with the message “BZ Swabbies!” An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was shot down in space from a warship for the first time during a successful demonstration on Tuesday, according to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The ICBM target missile launched from a test range in the Marshall Islands, located […]

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The wife of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is on the spot, savin’ lives

| November 17, 2020 | 11 Comments
The wife of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is on the spot, savin’ lives

Jeff LPH 3 sent along this cool story. Right place at the right time. The wife of the nation’s highest-ranking military officer saved the life of man during a Veterans Day event at the Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday. Hollyanne Milley — a practicing nurse married to Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs […]

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Like Father, Like Son

| November 16, 2020 | 16 Comments
Like Father, Like Son

This article from Army Times did me some good.  A father and son graduate Ranger School exactly 35 years apart.  Read the whole thing, below. The reason they have precisely the same graduation date is in the article. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/11/15/father-and-son-both-active-duty-officers-graduate-ranger-school-exactly-35-years-apart This kind of speaks for itself. Like father, like son.  Congrats to both of them! Let’s […]

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Veterans, Gold Star families given free access to National Parks, federal property

| November 10, 2020 | 24 Comments
Veterans, Gold Star families given free access to National Parks, federal property

The access is indefinite starting tomorrow, 11 November. Nice gesture and I hope it encourages families to visit some of our national treasures. By Stephanie Pagones The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) will be offering war veterans and the relatives of service members who died in the line of duty free entry to national […]

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American hostage rescued in West Africa by SEAL Team 6 in daring raid

| October 31, 2020 | 40 Comments
American hostage rescued in West Africa by SEAL Team 6 in daring raid

Some good news out of Africa. Both KoB and Jeff LPH 3 sent this in. An American hostage has been rescued in Nigeria by SEAL Team 6 in a daring raid, Fox News has learned. Without suffering any casualties, the elite commandos rescued Philip Walton, 27, who had been taken hostage by armed men last […]

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Special Boat Service Raids Tanker

| October 27, 2020 | 10 Comments
Special Boat Service Raids Tanker

The Brit’s Special Boat Service (SBS) is described as the Royal Navy’s “answer to the SAS”. The Navy’s branch of the special forces is also highly skilled, and mainly recruits from the Royal Marine Commandos – a part of the military already considered to be an elite force. They’ve been busy of late. Poetrooper sends. […]

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