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My Three Day Weekend!

Aside from being under the weather, today has been pretty laid back. I finally had time to get a pedicure at a nail salon that also offers FREE mimosas and mixed drinks. 313 more words

El Paso

Sergeant Chuck Warner

My brother Chuck is second-oldest of my parent’s family.  One of my earliest memories of him is that of me being pushed around in a wheelbarrow when perhaps six (and he sixteen).  774 more words


FRIDAY FOTO (May 22, 2015)

Keeping It Real.

It looks easier than it is. Just try it at home.

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division compete in the Team Assault Course Competition during the division’s “All American Week.” 92 more words

National Security And Defense

FRIDAY FOTO Extra (March 20, 2015)


Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (2nd BCT) and the British 16th Air Assault Brigade conduct airborne training at the… 189 more words

National Security And Defense

Italy: 1943

This weeks photo prompt is wall.  When I read this prompt the first thing that popped into my head was a couple of old photos that I had from my trip to the Airborne Museum in Fayetteville, NC.   16 more words


About VASECMcDonald: it's not Brian Williams redux

When I first heard the news about VA secretary Robert McDonald‘s calling himself a Special Forces vet, I had two thoughts: 1) “Wow, SOF is kinda like the French Resistance.”  2) “Brian Williams, Bill O’Reilly, now this?” But looking a little more closely at the actual gaffe, it’s perhaps more forgivable than claiming to have taken RPG fire in Iraq or mortars in the Falklands. 111 more words


Desert Storm: Ground War Starts -- and Ends

It was almost four months away from home and war pressing down on us. The cracks were widening. Several of the married men approached me about letting them kiss me. 424 more words