Ukraine Calls Up 40,000 Reservists

March 17, 2014

Ukraine’s parliament endorsed a presidential decree Monday to deploy 40,000 reservists to its army and national guard, only hours after Crimea voted to join Russia.

Andriy Paruby, secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said 20,000 reservists would be deployed the Ukrainian armed forces and the rest within a newly...

US Navy SEALs Take Oil Tanker From Libyan Rebels

March 17, 2014

So many ops just go under the radar…. more via Navy SEALs Take Oil Tanker.

US Navy SEALs have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker seized this month by Libyan rebels.

The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory in international waters southeast of Cyprus, according to the Pentagon.

Rear Admiral John Kirby...

AFP: Ukraine reports Russian ‘invasion’ on eve of Crimea ‘breakaway’ vote

March 15, 2014

It’s on, as they say.

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of invading a region bordering Crimea and vowed to use “all necessary measures” to repel an attack that came on the eve of the Black Sea peninsula’s breakaway vote.

The invasion reported by the Ukrainian foreign ministry was small in scale and...

11 US soldiers Tortured in Vietnam’s worst prison were unbreakable

February 15, 2014

More at link below.

On September 9, 1965, Navy Cmdr. James Bond Stockdale was flying his A-4 Skyhawk on a mission over North Vietnam, just days after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when his plane took fire and hurtled down. Forced to eject with seconds to spare, he landed with severe...

Pug and Veteran: Man in dog shirt poses with dog in man shirt

January 23, 2014

Okay, then!

UPDATE: The man in the photo is Chris Bowser, a war veteran who was struck by a grenade while serving in Iraq in 2003. His nonprofit organization, Heroes Meeting Heroes, aims to give “other wounded soldiers the opportunity to get to meet some of their heroes.”

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New drug may help combat PTSD by overriding painful memories

January 17, 2014

In a study published in the journal Cell, a team of neuroscientists examined the effects of a drug known as an HDAC2 inhibitor. When used in rats, the drug appeared to help the rodents overcome traumatic memories.

via  Fox News.

Afghanistan: Proof of life video of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl surfaces

January 15, 2014

WASHINGTON — The military has obtained a video of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that refers to events last month, a sign that the long-held Bergdahl may still be alive.

via Proof of life video of captured soldier surfaces.

Part of crashed Navy chopper found, crew member still missing

January 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Searchers have found part of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed off the Virginia coast, killing two of five crew members, while one is still missing, the Navy said on Thursday.

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Norfolk helicopter crash: US military copter crashes at nature reserve, 4 dead

January 7, 2014

Four people died last night when an American military helicopter crashed at a coastal nature reserve.The HH-60G Pave Hawk was on a training mission when it was downed on flooded marshland shortly before 8pm.Locals were immediately told to clear the area, with coastguards warning of “live ammunition” at the crash...

Reuters Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution, parliament

July 2, 2013

What could go wrong?

(Reuters) – Egypt’s armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday, military sources said.

via Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution,...

Afghanistan calls off talks with U.S. on security agreement

June 19, 2013

Typical Obama foreign policy, one step forward, two steps back.

KABUL, June 19 Xinhua — The Afghan government on Wednesday announced that it suspended talks with the United States on the proposed security agreement, saying the United States had contradictory stance over the peace process in Afghanistan, local media reported.

via Afghanistan...

Fort Greely: Lt. Colonel Joseph Miley investigated for allowing sexual favors between officers and soldiers

May 25, 2013

Alrighty then. It just keeps getting better, or worse, depending upon your perspective. Whatever the case, I’ve never seen so many of these types of stories involving the military breaking at one time. Something is behind it all coming up at once.

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Miley’s wife, Tracey, featured as the August...

Murdered soldier Lee Rigby captured on CCTV wearing ‘Help For Heroes’ Shirt

May 24, 2013

This is the last image of soldier Lee Rigby in his Help For Heroes top – taken just two days before his brutal murder.

Drummer Lee was a regular at the Kebab Ye takeaway in Frances Street, Woolwich, south-east London, and would visit to order food at least three...

I’m Giving Obama a Pass on Failing to Salute the US Marine Guarding Marine One Today

May 24, 2013

It seems our illustrious Commander-in-Chief  Barack Obama failed to salute the stationed Marine when boarding Marine One today. He did, however, re-emerge from the helicopter to shake the Marine’s hand.

I’m willing to give Obama a pass on this one.

I figure, anything less than the finger when this guy sees someone in...

Army general Bryan T. Roberts suspended from duties amid adultery investigation

May 21, 2013

Not good for one’s career.

Army Brigadier General Bryan T. Roberts, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, located in Fort Jackson, S.C., is being investigated for adultery and for being involved in a physical...

WWII vet, 91 year-old John Potter ‘saved from daughter’s eviction’ – $138K raised online

May 21, 2013

I posted on the plight of John Potter when the story first broke about 6 days ago.


Navy dolphins discover rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off San Diego coast

May 21, 2013

Two bottlenose dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy’s marine mammal program have discovered a rare 19th-century Howell torpedo off the coast of San Diego.

In all, 50 Howell torpedoes were made between 1870 and 1889, and the only other known example is on display at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport,...

Former Texas Marine Armando Torres ‘kidnapped’ in Mexico

May 21, 2013

Wonder what this is about?

A former Marine from Texas who served for seven years has been kidnapped by armed men in Mexico, his family said.

Armando Torres, 27, crossed the Los Indios Bridge in Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday night to visit his dad and was supposed to return Wednesday morning.

via Former Texas...

An Obama Admin Feature, Not A Bug? Sharyl Attkisson’s computers compromised

May 21, 2013

It’s beginning to look like snooping on reporters may be a feature not a bug with the Obama administration, though it’s too soon to draw any firm conclusions.

However, it does now seem as though the best reporter going on all things Fast and Furious and Benghazi, Sharyl Attkisson, may...

Wave of attacks kills at least 95 in Iraq

May 20, 2013

Heckuva job, Barry! Heckuva job!

BAGHDAD: A wave of attacks killed at least 95 people in Shiite and Sunni areas of Iraq today, officials said, pushing the death toll over the past week to more than 240 and extending one of the most sustained bouts of sectarian violence the country has...

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