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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


A friend of a friend-John Gilman-Thomas Kenney-February 8

One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for February 8, 2015. 1,257 more words

A Friend Of A Friend

My Daddy had a visitor

A tweet from the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Bob McDonald. Just a picture him and my dad chatting at the VA hospital today… 588 more words


A Christmas Truce with ISIS

In the end, Einstein was wrong. He said he did not know which weapons World War Three would be fought with, but World War Four would be fought with sticks and stones. 837 more words