Canadian Soldier returns from Middle East to loving greeting from his best friends
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Steve gets welcomed home by his girlfriend, best friend but most importantly his dog, Ulysses, at the airport after a seven-month deployment to the Middle East.
Key Islamic State ‘finance emir’ killed in eastern Syria, US says
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CENTCOM announced today that Fawaz Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi, a "finance emir" for the Islamic State, was killed in an airstrike in eastern Syria earlier this month. Last year, the US and Iraqi governments jointly targeted Rawi and his financial network, which handled millions of dollars for the so-called caliphate.
Rednecks of Argghhh!
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[Don't get too excited - the Muse has still abandoned me like a 20-dollar hooker after the money runs out.
Panavia Tornado IDS Low Apporoch Low flypast and Landing at Penzing Airbase
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Panavia Tornado IDS Low Apporoch Low flypast and Landing at Penzing Airbase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjSUj07s6jI
Because it bears repeating.
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I don't mind Liberals per se. They are a useful counterbalance to excessive conservative hubris. Just don't be a gun-fearing wussy who wants to take my property. And, just a thought - my having all these doesn't make me a menace, it makes me your friend. Because these are all off the streets. And I can't use more than two at once, if I ever did decide to live down to your low expectations. Just sayin'.
Crap or get off the pot
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That was a saying I grew up hearing my Dad say many times. If you have never heard it before, it is fairly simple, Do something or get out, but don’t just sit there and waste time. It is implying the same thing as the famous quote, “Lead, follow or get out of the way”....
TELs and MELs and TEs! Oh my!
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A couple weeks back North Korea unveiled its Hwasong-12 missile.  The big hulking vehicle used for the test launch was not a transporter-erector-launcher (TEL), but rather just a Transporter-Erector (TE)! A TE (or T/E) is neither a TEL nor a MEL. And since we’re big on the rectification of names here at Arms Control Wonk, it seems like a good …
Vice President Engages Troops at Schriever Air Force Base
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The service members at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., evolve the force, drive innovation and master space, Vice President Mike Pence said.
Officials Release Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
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U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Travel and Tourism in Cuba
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Travel and Tourism : Cuban Culture – The History Of The Guayabera This elegant, comfortable, and cool piece of clothing has been worn by several generations of Cubans and lots of foreigners. And now with increased travel and toursim to Cuba eveyone wants one !! Coming with a great acceptance in the tropics because it […]
Quick look at American Airlines
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A Look At American Airlines and how to get free airline miles so you can travel free. It seems today that nearly every company that builds something, has over 100 employees, or operates a call center as part of their operations, is searching overseas for a cheaper alternative than American workers. Meet one of the […]
Russia fires successfully high-precision tactical missile
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A high-precision Iskander-M tactical missile, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, destroyed a target located 300 kilometers away in southern Russia, confirmed today a source of the Ministry of Defense.The spokesman of the Eastern Military District, Alexander Gordeyev, told reporters that a unit of that command test-fired the missile against a target that simulated an enemy command center, in the southern Astrakhan region.Gordeyev noted that after the success in the trial, the mobilized Army un
Today's Medal of Honor Moment for 22 October
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There are only two awards for actions on this date, almost bookends in a sense. One in the Civil War and one in Vietnam.
Zen for the Gunner's Soul
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Breech on HMS Belfast.
Today's Medal of Honor Moment for 21 October
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There are 4 Medals awarded for action on this day in history, starting with the Indian Wars
A Woman's Place...
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Review by Bill Doughty... is "Serving Proudly."This "History of Women in the U.S. Navy" by Susan H. Godson (Naval Institute Press, 2001) shows how women's roles evolved in the sea service, especially at first in Navy medicine.Women served in defense of the nation even before there was a United States Navy, but women like Clara Barton (for the United States in the War of 1812) and Florence Nightingale (for Britain in the Crimean War) proved the value of women near the battlefield in the early and
'50 for 50' Vietnam Reading List
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By Bill DoughtySeventy-five years ago we were in the middle of a war that changed the world for good, bringing democracy and freedom to most of the Pacific and Europe. For the United States the Second World War lasted just over 3 1/2 years. Today, thinking people know WWII was necessary (just as America's Civil War was regrettable but necessary to end slavery).Then, 25 years later and 50 years ago, the United States fought in a war that, at the time, we weren't supposed to call "war." The "Vietn
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Heroic Sailor honored for saving child’s life after wreck
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Master at Arms First Class Joseph Pellicano was honored for saving the life of a seventeen-month-old boy who was injured in a car accident back in January. Congressman Matt Gaetz presented MA1 Pellicano with a congressional commendation during the Escambia County Commission meeting for his heroism.
U.S.-Pakistan Relations: Duplicity, Betrayal, or National Interests?
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Quote of the week: “I heard the president [Reagan] ask Zia how he would handle the fact that they would be violating their agreement [to ‘prevent within its territory the training, equipping, financing and recruiting of mercenaries from whatever origin for the purpose of hostile activities’ against Afghanistan]. Zia replied that they would ‘just lie …