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Come on you apes!

| September 15, 2020 | 21 Comments
Come on you apes!

“You want to live forever?” Robert Heinlein attributed that line to an “unknown platoon sergeant, 1918.” In reality, the line came from Sergeant Major Daniel Daly, USMC circa 1918 in the trenches of France. I discussed him here, but his quote is said to have been something along the lines of “Come on, you sons […]

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UPDATE: MAYBE NOT – The Pentagon allegedly has ordered Stars and Stripes to shut down

| September 4, 2020 | 49 Comments
UPDATE: MAYBE NOT – The Pentagon allegedly has ordered Stars and Stripes to shut down

*BREAK*BREAK*BREAK* There’s an update on the story. Thanks to rgr1480 for the tip on the update. Trump has now tweeted The United States of America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch. It will continue to be a wonderful source of information to our Great Military! Original story follows: This is, of […]

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Russians release video of Tsar Bomba denotation

| August 25, 2020 | 24 Comments
Russians release video of Tsar Bomba denotation

Tsar Bomba is the informal name given to the largest thermonuclear bomb ever detonated. Bursting with a yield estimated around 50 megatons (i.e. 50 million tons of TNT), it far surpasses the largest American explosion (Castle Bravo at 15MT). The Russian nuclear agency Rosatom has released a regarding the bomb, including never before seen footage […]

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SecDef Esper said to be eyeing $2.2B cut to military health

| August 18, 2020 | 19 Comments
SecDef Esper said to be eyeing $2.2B cut to military health

Politico has everyone all concerned that our active military folks will be without health care, that the sudden inrush of military personnel into civilian medical providers will have all civilian’s quality of care go down, and will set the country on a path of doom for the next pandemic. Secretary of Defense Esper, who President […]

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1/5th of military families are starving!!!

| August 10, 2020 | 153 Comments
1/5th of military families are starving!!!

Under the headline “Survey: One-fifth of Virginia Military Families Say They Don’t Have Reliable Food Access”, we’re told that 20% of military families around Hampton Roads, VA are “food insecure.” The Military Family Advisory Network runs this annual survey. Why are our troops’ families going without food? We all know BAH/BAS procedures and rates. The […]

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Oh, the Irony Of It All….

| August 8, 2020 | 32 Comments
Oh, the Irony Of It All….

Back in 1983, before there was even the slightest hint that the Soviet Union was bankrupting itself by trying to annex Afghanistan, we in the Free World lived under the vague threat of instant annihilation by megaton Soviet missiles being launched toward us. The irony is that by 1989, the USSR under Gorbachev had become […]

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Confederate Flags Banned on Military Installations

| July 18, 2020 | 75 Comments
Confederate Flags Banned on Military Installations

Defense Secretary Mark Esper signed a memorandum authorizing flags that could be flown on military installations. The American flag, state flags, territorial flakes, flags for each of the services, and the POW/MIA flag. So far so good. However, for those who want to display the “Confederate flag”, it did not make the Defense Secretary’s list. […]

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Marine airlifted to hospital for self-inflicted gunshot at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has died

| July 9, 2020 | 16 Comments
Marine airlifted to hospital for self-inflicted gunshot at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has died

The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is renowned as the Marine Corps’ premiere training facility. While meeting the needs of visiting units, the installation also utilizes a significant amount of resources while also dedicating to resources to conserving energy, while maintaining the training standards. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Medina Ayala-Lo/Released) By ERIKA […]

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