A National Guard soldier is about to become the U.S. Army’s first female Green Beret. There is no word on whether the soldier is, in actuality, Demi Moore.
A National Guard soldier is set to become the Army’s first female Green Beret in coming weeks, according to military officials, following the Pentagon’s opening of all combat and Special Operations jobs to women in 2016.
The woman, an enlisted soldier, is in the final stage of training before graduating from the roughly yearlong qualification course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant. Her graduation is almost guaranteed, although occasionally soldiers have failed the course this late in the training or withdrawn because of injuries.
A spokesman for Army Special Operations Command would not release any information on the soldier, citing security concerns.
Okay, I just have one question… is she hot?
If this story is any indication, it would appear the South African military hires NASCAR drivers to command its armored vehicles.
This is a video of one of the South African National Defense Force’s Rooikat armored reconnaissance vehicles almost swerving into the crowd of personnel gathered to watch a practice run of its military display prior to annual Armed Forces Day. “Screw it, it’s just practice,”
Apparently the driver asked a crewman to hold his beer. You can see the video below the fold…
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The cost of renovating England’s Big Ben tower increased this week, and while many Brits likely thought they were being gouged, the fault lies with the Germans.
Britain’s Big Ben tower at the Houses of Parliament was more badly damaged by German bombs during World War Two than originally thought, experts said on Thursday, as the bill for its restoration rose by nearly 20 million pounds.
Among other problems, bomb damage inflicted on the tower during the Second World War had been found to be more extensive than first thought.
Although the tower survived Nazi bombing, its roof and dials were damaged in a May 1941 air raid which destroyed the main House of Commons chamber.
I guess it’s a good thing the engineers noticed it, but I wonder if enough people examined the damage after the bombing to make sure the tower wouldn’t collapse onto itself… like Rosie O’Donnell after a box of Ring Dings.
The United States Senate, fresh off their wunderbar performance during the fake impeachment hearings, has passed a war powers resolution which would handcuff the president’s ability to use military action.
Interestingly, the Democrats kept mentioning their good friends in Iran. Imagine that.
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to advance a War Powers resolution which would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without approval from Congress.
The vote was bipartisan, 51-45, with eight Republicans voting with Democrats. The eight Republicans in favor of the resolution included Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Maine Sen. Susan Collins, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Indiana Sen. Todd Young.
“We should not be at war with Iran unless Congress votes to authorize such a war,” Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who introduced the resolution said.
Wait, so this half-witted electoral body limited the military options of arguably the most anti-war president in my lifetime? Wow Tim, what a coup for you and your fellow Democrats!
It’s official: President Trump has created the United States Space Force. I’m using any and all influence I have to land a job as a gunner on our first Star Destroyer.
President Donald Trump officially founded Space Force on Friday, part of a $1.4 trillion national security bill he signed into law.
Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act Friday, which will provide money for various top national security priorities. Included in the bill is Space Force, a directive Trump first signed in February, which will aim to better protect U.S. interests in space. It is the first new military service since 1947, when the Air Force was launched.
“Space is the world’s new war-fighting domain,” Trump said Friday during a signing ceremony. “Among grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. And we’re leading, but we’re not leading by enough, and very shortly we’ll be leading by a lot.”
It’s going to be great when the president decides Iran has to go. “I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.”
Seventy-eight years ago today, Japanese warplanes attacked the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Of 8 American battleships in the harbor, the attack resulted in 1 destroyed, 2 sunk at their moorings, 1 capsized, 1 beached and 3 damaged but afloat. With the exception of the Arizona (destroyed), all the others were refloated or righted and 6 (Nevada, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, California and Pennsylvania) were repaired and returned to service. While the Oklahoma, which had capsized, was righted, she was never repaired. Additionally, the attack severely damaged 9 other warships, destroyed 188 aircraft, killed 2,403 American servicemen, and 68 civilians. (H/T – Wikipedia)
Just as we should never forget the September 11th attacks, we should never forget the attack of December 7th, 1941. And, in the same vein, we should never let our country become as vulnerable as we did on those two tragic days.
When you’re a member of a big-city police department, there are always a few employees who are not exactly high caliber. This is true in any profession, but it’s slightly more disheartening when your job is keeping people safe.
On Sunday, we had to deal with Officer Steroids; a hulking man whose sleeves are always one flex away from tearing. Officer Steroids has been on the job for about thirty years, and sadly, the man still cannot write a coherent police report. I guess his rippling muscles,stop the blood flow to his underdeveloped brain.
The officer called the division Sunday and explained he was out at a burglary scene. Apparently, the offenders entered the residence, grabbed the victim’s car keys and stole two vehicles. Officer Steroids – again who has thirty years on the job – asked a question anyone who ever watched Law & Order would be able to answer:
“Do I write one report for the burglary, or three for the burglary, and the two cars stolen?”
It was then that I grabbed a glass of hemlock and chugged it down…
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Seventy-five years ago today, the Allied Expeditionary Force landed on the beaches of Normandy, France and began the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi aggression.
During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944 when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.
The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the invasion target.
By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.
Amazing men performing amazing actions. Sadly, there are very few left who attacked those shores, but while many of them are gone, our gratitude lives on. Thank you all for your service and sacrifice.
Regensburg, Germany received a very tardy Christmas present from Uncle Sam this week. In this case, it was a 550-pound bomb.
The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses.
Well, you should have thought about that before you declared war on you, you lousy Krauts!
Some 4,500 residents had to be evacuated from the area before experts performed the detonation. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian city, Dagmar Obermeier-Kundel, said the 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb still shattered windows in several surrounding buildings early Wednesday.
“Glass? Who gives a shot about glass?” – John McClane, American hero.
Munitions expert Andreas Heil told The Associated Press that the bomb couldn’t be safely defused because the type of detonator it contained was tamper-proof, very sensitive and could have triggered an explosion at any moment.
So in other words, this bomb was the SJW version of ordnance?