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  • At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

    03/11/2018 12:45:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    MANILA (Reuters) - At least 44 pro-Islamic State militants were killed and 26 more were wounded when Philippine soldiers shelled positions held by the rebels in southern Maguindanao province, the army said on Sunday. The fighting, initially with about 50 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), broke out in a remote village in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town from Thursday morning and lasted the following day, said Lt. Col. Gerry Besana.
  • It's Official: The Pizza MRE Is Back!

    02/21/2018 3:57:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    It's official: The pizza MRE is back!
  • JROTC Hero Killed in Florida Honored With Admission to West Point

    02/21/2018 1:04:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    When an evil assailant opened fire on students attending Parkland High School last week in Florida, JROTC enlistees jumped into action to protect their peers. Grabbing Kevlar mats, they shielded students from a barrage of bullets and saved lives. JROTC Cadet Peter Wang made the ultimate sacrifice and gave his life while holding the door open for people to escape.Wang had dreams of attending West Point Academy after high school and planned to have a career serving his country in the United States Army. He was posthumously admitted to the institution this week. One of USMA's priorities is to develop leaders...
  • Liberals try to claim Florida shooter was “trained by the NRA”

    02/17/2018 5:42:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot ^ | February 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    ince the Florida school shooting happened in an election year, liberals have been working valiantly to somehow tie the National Rifle Association to the tragedy. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but some of them seemed to think they’d struck gold when they found out about a marksmanship program operated at the school which the shooter previously belonged to. It turns out that the program received a grant to partially fund it from the NRA, leading to some hot take headlines which are melting down laptop and phone screens today. These include, “Nikolas Cruz was reportedly on an NRA-funded rifle team...
  • At US outpost in Syria, US general backs Kurdish fighters

    02/07/2018 11:11:59 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | SUSANNAH GEORGE
    MANBIJ, Syria – On the ground in Syria, the top U.S. general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group pledged on Wednesday that American troops would remain in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij despite Ankara's demands for a U.S. pullout. "We're here to ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS is maintained in this area," Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk said during a visit to U.S. forces in Manbij. ISIS is an alternative acronym for the Islamic State group. Funk's visit comes amid rising tensions between Turkey and the United States — NATO allies that have ended up...
  • Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy

    02/06/2018 7:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/6/2018 | Jay Weaver
    Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy By Jay Weaver February 05, 2018 03:26 PM Updated 50 minutes ago Monty Grow, a former University of Florida and NFL player who made a small fortune selling pharmaceutical drugs, took the unusual step of testifying in his trial on charges of swindling millions from a federal program that provides medical insurance for the U.S. military. The 46-year-old Grow was hit again and again with questions by a federal prosecutor about receiving and paying kickbacks to score lucrative patient referrals for a major South Florida pharmacy. “You were...
  • In the Army, It’s Death by a Thousand PC Cuts

    01/23/2018 1:52:19 PM PST · by pboyington · 28 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 23, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The warrior culture in the US Army is dying every day, in a hideously slow death by a thousand lacerations of social engineering, diversity and political correctness lunacy, abated by senior army leaders who are too gutless to raise even a finger in protest. From Green Beret training standards lower than ROTC camp in the 80’s to Mommy Rangers, lactation memos, pregnancy simulators during physical training and a parade of cadets in red high heels, it’s more than apparent that this ain’t your father’s army anymore. Heck, it ain’t even your older brother’s army anymore. The army, like the rest...
  • Teens Roam Streets With Rifles As Crime Swamps Sweden

    01/21/2018 5:39:29 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | 1-21-2018 | Bojan Pancevski, Malmo
    Stabbed in the neck by an asylum seekerThe blast was so powerful that it shook windows a mile away. Ahmad’s first thought was that someone had thrown yet another bomb at the police. He was right. On Wednesday night an explosive device was hurled at the police station in Rosengard, a troubled area of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city. Attacks on the police are increasingly frequent. Rosengard’s force works from a black fortress of reinforced concrete with narrow windows and a 10ft-high electric fence. “I knew it was a bomb again,” said Ahmad, 53, who lives in the area...
  • Apache helicopter pilots become the first active-duty same-sex couple to marry at West Point

    01/21/2018 10:16:05 AM PST · by ZagFan · 103 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01-21-2018 | Forrest Hanson
    Two army captains exchanged vows at West Point in what is believed to be the first active-duty, same-sex marriage at the esteemed United States Military Academy. The couple, which will now go by the last name Franchino-Hall, enjoyed their first dance as married men to 'La Vie En Rose' by Edith Piaf.
  • Army Command Sergeant Major to ISIS – “We will beat you to death with shovels”

    01/11/2018 7:54:12 PM PST · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Finally, a real warrior has emerged from the morass of leftist jellyfish trolling through the hallways of the Pentagon. Finally, a real warrior has come forward to speak the truth – war is hell and the US military is currently in the process of sending as many ISIS fighters to the gates of Hades where they belong. The news exploded today with the story of the army’s senior enlisted man, Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell (you can’t make this stuff up) who stated on Tuesday in a Facebook post: “ISIS needs to understand that the Joint Force is on...
  • General Loses Three-Star Promotion for Calling Dem Congressional Staffer ‘Sweetheart’

    01/09/2018 1:21:43 PM PST · by detective · 61 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/9/2018 | Alberto Luperon
    The U.S. Army yanked Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves‘ nomination to a third star because it determined that he called a female congressional staffer “sweetheart,” according to Stars and Stripes. This violated the Army Command Policy’s rule on “dignity and respect.” An anonymous complaint was filed to the Army Inspector General on July 20. The exchange reportedly happened at a October 2016 meeting at Fort Carson, Colorado. According to the IG’s findings, Gonsalves picked on the staffer, who worked for Rep. Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island 2nd district). He allegedly asked her about her age, and told her to take notes  “since she was a Democrat and...
  • Korean War: Still Praying For These Dead Souls Now And Forever: Chosin... Amen.

    01/06/2018 3:31:51 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 19 replies
    Ap ^ | 0118 | Ap
    American bravery, why we fight and God Bless these souls forever especially in this cold.
  • Army beats San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl

    12/23/2017 3:45:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
  • Army atheist yells, ‘God save me’, as shells explode

    12/12/2017 10:42:15 AM PST · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Published: 12 December 2017 (GMT+10) | Roger Griffiths
    Army atheist yells, ‘God save me’, as shells explode by Roger Griffiths This article arose from an exchange of information between CMI’s translations facilitator Roger Griffiths and John T. Tolbert, an evangelist working with several language groups in Asia, primarily Vietnamese. Published: 12 December 2017 (GMT+10) John recalls, as a five-year-old, looking up at the sky, and realizing there must be a God. At 17 years, he joined the US Army, which was engaged in the Vietnam War. During basic training, an older colleague, hearing that John believed in God, gave him Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth, which lampoons...
  • Did You Catch Navy's Swipe At Army's Commie-Loving Graduate?

    12/11/2017 6:31:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | december 11, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Over the weekend, West Point and Annapolis met in Philadelphia for the annual Army-Navy game. Army clinched sweet victory when Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-year field goal attempt. While Navy lost the football game, they can be given credit for some of the trash talking that occurred in the stands. The Naval Academy cadets made sure to let their Army counterparts know about their recent public relations embarrassment over 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, who tweeted support for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, trashed Secretary of Defense James Mattis by calling him an “evil, vile f**k” and said that...
  • Watch: The Incredible National Anthem at Yesterday's Snowy Army/Navy Football Game

    12/10/2017 4:19:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 10, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Tim flagged this in his Saturday post about the annual Army-Navy football game, but I thought it merited its own post, just for maximum exposure.  The game itself resulted in Army's second consecutive dramatic victory, after 14 straight years of Navy triumphs.  Regardless, the performance of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the game, featuring the glee club from each military branch, was really beautiful -- especially amid the lightly falling December snow.  A stirring, patriotic tribute. "Goosebumps" is right:2017 National Anthem at the Army-Navy Game (Video) And here's how the game ended, with apologies to the Midshipmen: NO GOOD....
  • 'Communism WON'T Win': Navy Roasts Army Over 'Commie Cadet' During Army/Navy Football Game

    12/09/2017 8:26:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 9, 2019 | Debra Heine
    Navy midshipmen stand behind "Not Communist" banner. Image via Twitter. The Army-Navy football game has historically been one of the best rivalries in all of sports with fans from both sides displaying creative and insulting signs. Saturday's game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was no different. On the Navy side, midshipmen held signs poking fun at their West Point counterparts for allowing admitted communist and Antifa supporter 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone to graduate. As PJ Media reported back in September, photos posted on social media by Rapone showed the then-cadet posing with a Che Guevara t-shirt under...
  • Army-Navy Game’s Stunning National Anthem Rendition Puts Every Kneeling NFL Player To Shame

    12/09/2017 9:29:46 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12.09/2017 | Benny Johnson
    Army and Navy met again Saturday afternoon on a snowy field in Philadelphia to play a football game that has been played for over 100 years. The Army-Navy football game is one of the most storied sports traditions in the country. This year marks the 118th time the two teams have met. The teams meet in a neutral city between their respective academies. They often play in NFL stadiums due to the enormous number of active duty and veteran fans who wish to attend. Before the game, the choirs of the Annapolis and West Point academies joined together to sing...
  • VIDEO: CBS' Army-Navy Introduction is Beautiful

    12/09/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 12/09/17
    The Army-Navy game is special, unlike any other. As such, it requires a different introduction than say, Arkansas-Missouri. And I am thrilled to report that CBS Sports was up to the task. Here’s the introduction they’ll show before kickoff this afternoon. It’s powerful without overstepping the line of self-importance. Most impressively, it puts the actual game in proper context.
  • Live Thread: 118th Army-Navy Football Game, Philadelphia, PA

    12/09/2017 11:08:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 107 replies
    Army Fan | Dec. 9, 2017 | Army Fan
    Let's get ready to RUMBLE!118th Army-Navy Football Game from Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA. CBS, 3:00EST/12:00PST