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Tyndall AFB marches us towards Skynet

| April 6, 2021 | 21 Comments
Tyndall AFB marches us towards Skynet

We take one more step into the world where we’re hunted by robots. I for one welcome our new robot overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted veterans blog personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground lithium caves. Anyway, back to our regular programming. The […]

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An inspiration to us all….

| April 2, 2021 | 4 Comments
An inspiration to us all….

Pete Gray, the St. Louis Browns’ one-armed outfielder, batting at Yankee Stadium in May 1945. (Harry Harris/AP) This is a brief story about a handicapped ball player from the 1940s who became an inspiration to disabled World War II vets.  His name was Pete Gray. From the article:  At age six, while hitching a ride […]

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A Pregnant Pause For Your Amusement and Edification

| January 18, 2021 | 7 Comments
A Pregnant Pause For Your Amusement and Edification

Disclaimer: I generally do not haunt or attend to or even give a crap about so-called social media, for the large part because I have real-world, real-time things to do. Nevertheless, it does not mean that I have no awareness of them and sometimes, these things provide useful information. In this case, this brief news […]

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Watch out, Hooters — there’s a new ‘breastaurant’ in town, and shocker, it’s military-themed

| January 6, 2021 | 36 Comments
Watch out, Hooters — there’s a new ‘breastaurant’ in town, and shocker, it’s military-themed

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this article from Military Times. Move over, Hooters. There’s a new “breastaurant” franchise invading Texas with full force, and you guessed it; it’s military-themed. “Bombshells” — an eatery thus named for the seemingly scantily-clad modern-day pin-ups who will serve all-American fare — is set to open three new franchise locations, […]

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Army Maneuver Officials Want to Buy Ammo Resupply Drones and Give them to BCTs

| November 19, 2020 | 39 Comments
Army Maneuver Officials Want to Buy Ammo Resupply Drones and Give them to BCTs

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this cool story. Army maneuver officials are testing quadcopter drones capable of carrying ammunition, water and other supplies into battle, a “promising” concept that could eliminate the danger of resupplying infantry units in the middle of a gunfight. “Normally, you would bring the supplies up once you reach some sort […]

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Sailors receive awards for thwarting a gunman who attacked Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

| October 12, 2020 | 11 Comments
Sailors receive awards for thwarting a gunman who attacked Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

Several people have been awarded medals for their heroism, devotion to duty, and effective teamwork in minimizing the damage from a terrorist attack earlier this year. The Navy has awarded 11 sailors and one civilian for their bravery in response to an attack on Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, on May 21, according to […]

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Ride on the Yankee Lady

| October 10, 2020 | 20 Comments
Ride on the Yankee Lady

The King of Battle sent me this article about the B-17G “Sentimental Journey” hitting up the Richmond, VA area. We were discussing my ride about a year ago on another of the handful of still airworthy B-17’s and I realized I’d never fully shared that with y’all. Ride on the Yankee Lady The Yankee Lady […]

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Valor Friday

| October 9, 2020 | 2 Comments
Valor Friday

In last week’s article I discussed three US Army chaplains who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Civil War. I missed including one name on that list. I’d like to discuss him first as we continue our series on valorous chaplains. Francis Hall was just a few weeks away from his 35th […]

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