Wednesday Military Shorts – Claims, coyotes, and Mini-Mavericks

| August 30, 2023

In the realm of ‘good; news, VA has identified a system glitch which was delaying veterans’ filings.

About 32,000 veterans’ disability claims were delayed — some as long as five years — due to a technical flaw in federal filing systems, Veterans Affairs officials acknowledged this week.

The total represents only a small fraction of the more than 7 million claims filed since the start of 2018, but has left some individuals waiting for years for answers on cases that are only just now being processed. Leaders called the problem an embarrassing oversight and have promised that veterans will be awarded back pay once their files are handled.

In this situation, the 32,000 delayed disability compensation claims filed through online systems were not properly routed to processing staffers, leaving the cases untouched. Military Times

Note VA already has a backlog of first time claims totaling almost a quarter-million claims.

And if it isn’t the bureaucracy biting you in the a$$… at least six Alaska National Guardsmen were attacked by coyotes (the four-footed kind, not people smugglers) at Ft. Polk Johnson last week.

Soldiers assigned to the 297th Infantry Regiment were injured when they encountered up to four coyotes while training at Fort Johnson, Louisiana, according to a base spokesperson. The soldiers likely encountered a den and were attacked by the wild dogs, suffering bite marks to their arms and head.

The soldiers were all treated for injuries and released from medical care. Fort Johnson wildlife officials shot one of the coyotes and captured another for rabies testing. The soldiers were armed with rifles but were training with blanks, which is common in the training environment.

A video posted on TikTok alleged 14 soldiers were injured from a coyote attack at the training center last month. Images in the video appeared to show a soldier with a stitched-up wound on his lip, and another with a stapled wound behind his ear, as well as various injuries, including puncture wounds, scrapes and bruises.

Funny how poorly “Halt or I’ll click!” works on anything, animal or human.

Now we get to something sorta positive. The Brits have come up with a drone-busting sight system which when attached to the rifle makes downing drones significantly easier. Don’t even need an F-14.

The SmartShooter  control system, Smash for short, utilizes software that identifies and tracks the Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) in the air.

The system displays a box win the viewfinder which tracks the drone even if it takes evasive action according to the article. I wonder if it turns from green to red when you put the drone on ice, man?

When the soldier activates the weapon, which has also been supplied to the UK’s allies, the system suppresses the firing mechanism until it is locked on to the target trajectory. Telegraph

OK, up till then I was a happy camper – but in a shooting environment when you will probably have a crazy mix of weapons and targets to engage, seems kinda foolish to me to restrict the weapon to one kind of target under ANY circumstances.  But it’s kinda cute, and it least it doesn’t look like it weighs another 30 pounds to hump around.

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Replace the base golf courses (WTF?) with rifle ranges, and add Trap/Skeet/Clays fields. Pistol. Paintball/airsoft. Free gun use and ammo for any off-duty use.

Yes, replace all of them. Yes, those too.


-all- of them.


Speaking Of Veterans…

IMHO, something does not ring right about this story…

Wonder if there is “The Rest Of The Story”…🤔

“This Is Horrible’: Homeless Veterans Are Being Buried in Paupers’ Graves Near Fort Moore”

“Columbus has long been a home to veterans of the military with Fort Moore, formerly Fort Benning, having been a part of the area for over 100 years.”

“Some of these veterans struggle with life after the military. And in Columbus, some veterans are becoming homeless and dying alone and being buried in pauper graves.”

“While services for veterans are available through the Veterans Administration, sometimes these benefits aren’t easily accessible to veterans. A few local individuals and organizations are helping to both help homeless veterans and preserve the memory of those veterans who have passed away.”

“As a result, a developing trend that is disturbing to those monitoring veterans and their plight is that homeless and indigent veterans are being buried in pauper graves within Columbus.”

“One of those watching the problem develop is Patricia Liddell. As a member of American Legion Post 333 in Columbus, Liddell works with the families of veterans who have died to help ensure they receive a funeral with full military honors.”

“Liddell has helped multiple families make sure their loved ones are sent off with the honor they deserve and with comrades there to wish them goodbye.”

“She said she’s usually notified before a homeless or indigent veteran is buried so she can arrange for a full military funeral at Fort Mitchell in Alabama. However, this isn’t always the case.”




“In some instances soldiers are buried in pauper graves in Columbus and that presents challenges in getting them buried properly.”

“Liddell said she is currently working on getting a full military funeral for three veterans who have been buried at Porterdale in Paupers graves in Columbus.”

“For a typical military funeral for a homeless or indigent veteran Liddell will contact the funeral service at Fort Mitchell and schedule the funeral and then have an acquaintance send out a press release to other veterans so they can give their fellow soldier a proper send off.”

“This soldier served his country and he needs to be sent home in a proper manner,” Liddell said.”

“However, when a soldier is buried in a pauper funeral the process can take time to get them a proper burial. Liddell has to get the family to see if the veteran has a form that has the veterans service history.”

“The family must then fill out an affidavit allowing for the exhumation of their loved one. Afterwards, the funeral service company must take it to the health department which must approve the exhumation.”

“Liddell said in one case she’s working on right now the affidavit for exhumation was filled out approximately a month prior and the veteran had not yet been exhumed.”

“In that case she said the veteran was an “up and coming young man” before taking a turn and died two blocks away from where his mother lived and didn’t let his family know about his situation.”

“Liddell said his sister found out about her brother’s death while searching for her nephew’s obituary and her brother’s name popped up. Liddell said the individual died in 2017 and just found out about his death this year.”

“This is heart wrenching,” Liddell said as she stood over the grave of one former soldier. “He served to give us the right to stand here, and look at how he’s buried.”


“Liddell said she believes that Columbus should have its own national cemetery due to the large number of veterans that live in the area”


Who is going to pay the cost of exhuming the “homeless veteran” as well as reburying them at Fort Mitchell?

Additionally, could have sworn Fort Benning already has a
Military Cemetery:

What Are We Missing?


Veritas Omnia Vincit

The cost of this will no doubt just be another giveaway to friends of local politicians at the expense of us and our fellow citizens….

When you have a nation of wage slaves who have to fork over whatever you tell them under threat of violence and life in a cage it’s easy to keep taking more and more.

One of the stupidest things we do is waste money and real estate on dead people.

I’ve already told my family I’ve set up my cremation and subsequent flushing of my ashes down the toilet….

I’m fucking dead I won’t need my body or a stone marking where I’m rotting away with formaldehyde pumped through my veins to slow the rot and stink…


I told MRS D that when I die, she is to buy a new, top of the line refrigerator with all the bells and whistles. Bury me in the box, she saves a fortune on funeral expenses, and she’ll think of me every time she opens the fridge.


Buttstroke to the coyote?
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Veritas Omnia Vincit

Or the pointy end of the fixed bayonet…sometimes you gotta get right in there and do the work.


A blank round and a cleaning rod works wonders.


Well, This Is Interesting…

Wonder Why? Wonder if Hunter will be on that trip. Jill won’t be there…



“Biden Will Observe 9/11 in Alaska Instead of the Traditional NYC, Virginia or Pennsylvania Events”

“President Joe Biden will observe next month’s 22nd anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil at an Alaska military base with service members and their families…”

“Biden will not participate in any of the observances at 9/11 memorial sites in New York City, Virginia or Pennsylvania. Instead, the president will stop in Alaska for a Sept. 11 observance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on his way back to Washington after a trip to Asia.”

“Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will participate in the annual observance at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan.”

“First lady Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon.”

“The White House did not announce which official will participate in the Pennsylvania observance.”


Is this the first round of getting rid of Biden? Send him somewhere that not many people go to compared to new York city, VA or PA.

A military base where his interaction with people and media can be better controlled.

Just thinking on my keyboard.


The Smart Shooter is really very nice. It does fully integrate with the weapon, but it has a setting where you can ignore the override, and it is just kind of suggesting the best time to shoot, not preventing you from making a bad shot.
But since it is fully integrated, it takes a while to put it on and take it off the weapon. Yeah, we all said that was real stupid too, having a gun that prevents you from shooting the bad guys because you aren’t leading them enough!
And No it is Green for shoot, red for don’t shoot, black for it has no idea…stays green all the way to the ground!


Yeah. Right…🤔🙄😳

You Be The Judge.

“Biden Claims To Have ‘Literally’ Convinced Strom Thurmond To Vote For Civil Rights Act — At 21 years old”

“President Biden on Monday claimed to have “literally” convinced South Carolina Democrat-turned-Republican Senator Strom Thurmond to vote for the Civil Rights Act — when he was just 21 years old.”

“Biden made the claim while speaking on the 60th anniversary on the founding of the civil rights legal group, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.”

“Pause for just a moment,” Biden said at the White House. “I thought things had changed.”

‘I was able to — literally, not figuratively — talk Strom Thurmond into voting for the Civil Rights Act before he died,” the president continued.”

“And I thought, ‘well, maybe there’s real progress,'” he added. “But hate never dies, it just hides. It hides under the rocks.”

“Biden was born on November 20, 1942. The Civil Rights Act passed the Senate on June 19, 1964.”

‘While Thurmond and Biden were contemporaries in the Senate, the president would have been 21 at the time of the landmark legislation’s passing — and nowhere near the Senate seat he won at 29 years old”.

“Additionally, Thurmond died in June 2003 — nearly four decades after the passage of the Civil Rights Act.”

“A White House spokesperson told Fox News Digital that Biden was instrumental in getting Thurmond’s vote for the Voting Rights Act, in 1980.”


My math skills aren’t the best (I’m a product of smalltown Idaho schools) but that shit just does not add up.


Biden confirmed his story after a phone conversation with Thurmond yesterday.

Thurmond for his part admitted that he never really left the Democratic Party which is why he normally voted with them during Civil Rights votes and his joined with their opposition to T. Marshall in his appointment to the SCOTUS.


He also confirmed that he was not a KKK head honcho, the robes and hood were merely to prevent sun damage to his delicate skin.


As proof of his love for the negro race Biden finally convinced Thurmond to recognize Essie Mae just as he recognized his 7th Grandchild earlier this month. “Just because they are bastards doesn’t mean we can’t love them too” the president was quoted as saying.



Tell that to the folks in Chicago, Illinois…

Blacks Against Blacks.

What A Race-Baiter…😳🙄

“Kamala Harris Says America Experiencing ‘Epidemic Of Hate’ After Florida Dollar General Shooting”

“Vice President Kamala Harris said Sunday that many Black Americans live every day with the fear of becoming victims of “hate-fueled gun violence” in response to a gunman in Florida opening fire in a Dollar General and killing three Black people.”

“On Sunday, Harris released a statement about the shooting in which she condemned hatred and violent extremism in America, and said that Black people are often concerned about racially motivated gun violence against them when they leave their homes.”

“As we allow that investigation to proceed, let us continue to speak truth about the moment we are in: America is experiencing an epidemic of hate,” she continued. “Too many communities have been torn apart by hatred and violent extremism. Too many families have lost children, parents, and grandparents. Too many Black Americans live every day with the fear that they will be victims of hate-fueled gun violence—at school, at work, at their place of worship, at the grocery store.”

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What About Kamala?

“UNC Graduate Student Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Associate Professor”

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What About This, Kamala?

“Man Who Killed 6 In Christmas Parade Gets Life, No Release:

“A man who killed six people and injured many others when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no chance of release.”

“Waukesha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Dorow sentenced 40-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr. on 76 charges, including six counts of first-degree intentional homicide and 61 counts of reckless endangerment.:


Never Forget, Kamala.


Hey, Kamala..

Remember this:

“Nashville School Shooter Fired 152 Rounds During The Attack, Which Was Planned ‘Over A Period Of Months,’ Police Say”

” The 28-year-old who killed three children and three adults at a Christian school in Nashville last week fired 152 rounds, Nashville police said Monday, adding that while they have yet to determine a motive, the shooter planned the attack “over a period of months” and studied other mass murderers.”

“The shooter, identified as former student Audrey Hale, “acted totally alone,” Metro Nashville Police said.”


No, this… this… person… is the victim. She was relentlessly bullied and mistreated by evil Christian white supremacists and had no choice but to strike out and defend her his their honor.


And they STILL have not released her ‘manifesto’
What are they hiding? (Besides the usual list like Epstein’s client list, where Fauci, the Biden Crime Syndicate, Obama’s college records, etc. etc. etc.)


Manifesto is entitled left/libtard insane BS that’ll embarrass progressive types.


It wasn’t his fault. He was merely the innocent operator of the evil black assault SUV that plowed itself into the crowd.


The Ford Escape was red.

And he will die in jail and not at the end of a rope.

Pity that.


Sarcasm. Humor. Joke. Laughing at woke nonsensical bullshit. I’m just fine with him rotting in prison. No, I’m not against the death penalty. I just want his life to suck for a very long time.


This did not happen. As a Chinese citizen, he is not allowed to purchase a firearm.


More laws really stopped that, eh?


The campus is also a gun-free zone. Obviously, more laws are required.


“We are experiencing technical difficulties…try not to die while we work on it.”

Breaking news…enlistment bonus being offered to speedy birds…Beep Beep…Good thing none of the troops were bitten on their “Johnson”.

Does this mean that 11Bs can now wear Aviator Shades…in Karoke Bars?

Green Thumb

You could just add the weapon to the PLT MTOE.

Just use when needed. Maybe put in an over watch or such.


All you need is a skilled duck/goose hunter, and buckshot rounds for the 203.


Dang kids, get offa my lawn!


The VA et al won’t fix anything unless and until we have consequences for the individuals responsible for the Blue Falconing.


File under “Duh! or “No sh*t!” your choice… Kremlin says Prigozhin’s death may’ve been deliberate:


Viet Cong would’ve enjoyed this… A “woke” medical person’s found oppressed “victims” of “gun violence” keep getting shot because of “hopelessness,” need intervention program (therapy, Free $h*t, etc.):


Coyotes were bad on Camp Pendleton back in the 80s.
You couldn’t go to the E-Club for a beer without getting attacked by 2 or 3 of them. 😉