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Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

| January 22, 2021 | 10 Comments
Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

Ahh, grooming standards. The term warms the hearts of NCOs everywhere regardless of Service Branch. Easily understood and enforced, although AWANEd thought MAA’s handing out speeding tickets for haircut violations at the barber shop entrance pretty chickenshit. And it was. Brave new world though, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, so leave it to the Air Force […]

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Natl Guard deploying to DC for inauguration, Sending more troops than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined

| January 12, 2021 | 102 Comments
Natl Guard deploying to DC for inauguration, Sending more troops than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined

Jeff LPH 3 sent in this story. According to Military Times, The Defense Department has authorized as many as 15,000 troops to be deployed to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. National Guard Bureau chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson said that there will initially be a deployment of 10,000 troops — an increase […]

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Commenter’s Thoughts

| December 28, 2020 | 27 Comments
Commenter’s Thoughts

One of the highlights of this gig is reading the thoughts and comments I receive from the TAH viewership. Critiques and ideas are always welcome, but best are those submitted for possible posting. These go beyond linking an article- someone took the time to tell a story, express an opinion, and wants to use us […]

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British RAF Changing Fuels

| December 16, 2020 | 28 Comments
British RAF Changing Fuels

One of our own! It looks as though the British RAF is going to change to using biofuel for flying military aircraft. The new fuel mix for British Royal AF jets will be plant-based fuel for aviation vehicles from now on. Commercially, that fuel is known as biokerosene. Is this an effort to please the […]

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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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