Category Archives: USA

Sgt Kirstie Ennis (USMC, Operation Enduring Freedom)

I had raked through my thoughts on the two-hour drive from Temecula to Santa Monica. My mind drifted off as my hands gripped the steering wheel and I felt that hot engine blast. I’m 21 years old again as Bravo … Continue reading

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The Last of the Finest

Four years ago on a bright warm 4th of July morning in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood I went to my local coffee purveyor on the corner to get my usual. As usual I got in line. In front of me … Continue reading

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US shoots down a Syrian fighter jet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation … Continue reading

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USS Fitzgerald collision update

YOKOSUKA, Japan — A number of Sailors that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found. As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the … Continue reading

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For our Vets

From Rurik via email: Starting today, all honorably discharged Veteran Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Coast Guard members are invited to visit to confirm eligibility to access the Veterans online shopping benefit. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Green Machine

A woman once told me, after her life had taken an unexpected turn, that if you live long enough, pretty much anything can happen. That thought was in the back of my mind on a cool morning last November as … Continue reading

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Rolling Thunder – The Lone Marine

Anyone who has spent Memorial Day weekend in the nation’s capital knows well the sights, smells, and especially the sounds that are a part of Rolling Thunder. The massive parade of motorcycles that draws nearly a million participants annually from … Continue reading

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President Trump gives Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to perform one of the most solemn duties as commander-in-chief—laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The president gave his first Memorial Day address, after laying the wreath, like … Continue reading

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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day thought

A Day of Remembrance for those that died on active duty. Most of the time when we hear that phrase ‘died on active duty’ we tend to think of those that died as a result of combat actions. What we … Continue reading

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My Respects

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Pilot’s remains returned

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Deborah Crosby touched her father’s flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday – ending a more than half century search to find … Continue reading

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The Frozen Chosin

Sorry about this post getting bounced around. I originally thought I had it scheduled for 1900 hrs (7 PM) but accidentally scheduled it for 7 AM. When I saw what I did I said fuck it and scheduled it for … Continue reading

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The South’s Gonna Do It Again

A few days ago I ran into an old friend, an historian, who started in on the Partisan. “I’ve lived all my life in the South,” he grumbled, “but I don’t see what makes Southern life so wonderful that you … Continue reading

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SFC Jerry M. Shriver

I “met” SFC Jerry Shriver through a few books and ordered a a POW/MIA bracelet, only specifying that they send me a bracelet for a California soldier. Imagine my surprise when they sent me one for SFC Shriver. When I … Continue reading

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LTG Hal Moore dead at 94

LTG Hal Moore has passed away last night at age 94. He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized as a Battalion Commander of the … Continue reading

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Mattis’ plan to fix the military

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has issued his initial campaign plan for rebuilding America’s military, pursuant to a presidential directive signed January 27. If Congress provides necessary funding, the Mattis plan would reverse a steady erosion of the joint force’s … Continue reading

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Will it be Gorsuch?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to announce his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night and one of the leading contenders is Judge Neil Gorsuch, a fourth-generation Coloradan and conservative jurist who has written against euthanasia and … Continue reading

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A Man of his Word

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the … Continue reading

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A small step, but it sends a message

Donald Trump will not be ‘El Presidente,’ judging from the website his White House launched on Friday. The new, unlike the online home of the Obama administration, has no Spanish-language content. Visiting the old White House website address for … Continue reading

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