Peace Dividend???

This one has been flopped over the transom from both the mil-email chain and some readers- A bit of history, and some interesting commentary here- While primarily pointed at the Army, this also applied to all services and the Navy … Continue reading

Another swipe at retirees…

Once again the congresscritters, in conjunction with the leadership under Hagel (spit) have come after military retirees… They once again proposed charging retirees for health care services… “If left unchecked, pay and benefits will continue to eat into our readiness … Continue reading

Secure Federal Jobs???

If you work for DOD, not so much… The U.S. Defense Department’s possible plans to fire some 6,300 civilian employees next year if automatic budget cuts continue may just be “the tip of the iceberg,” according to a former budget … Continue reading

Tanks for the memories…

My dogs are barkin, I’m sunburnt, and my back is killing me, but it was worth it!!! Spent the day out at the American Wartime Museum open house yesterday, along with Murph, and readers Stretch a friend of his, Suzy, … Continue reading

Sea Stories…

This one courtesy of JP, and too good not to share… Here’s a personal story of an F-18 Hornet’s set up for an o’dark thirty barricade recovery .  .  on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific’s middle. [ Note : … Continue reading

Two Commentaries worth reading…

GEN Brady and ADM Lyons speak out on the current state of our military… Niether gent is politically correct, they just call it as they see it… First GEN Brady- Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, retired from the U.S. Army, is … Continue reading

Military told NOT to read/download leak data…

Here’s the web page… Now before everybody goes ballistic, this is actually correct for a COUPLE of reasons. One, NIPR is a totally unclassified system, e.g NO classified of any kind allowed.  If you’ve looked at the Guardian article, the … Continue reading

Snerk…

Sometimes it gets a ‘tad’ out of hand on some of the mil forum discussions… Closely followed by this one in the thread…\ And this one is just plain funny… What are we hunting again??? Y’all have a good weekend, … Continue reading

Leave it up to the troops…

This is a couple of years old, but it says it all as far as I’m concerned… Based on folks that I communicate with that are still active duty, this perception has NOT changed… And here is one more telling … Continue reading

Here we go again…

That whole the Russians are our ‘friends’ thingie… Well, not so much… Russia’s Mediterranean task force will comprise 5-6 warships and may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Sunday. “Overall, already from this year, … Continue reading