Category: News

Army approves awards for victims of 2009 Fort Hood attack

Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced today that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart, the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom, to victims of a 2009 shooting at Fort… Read More

WWII Missing Soldier Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors…. Read More

President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

On May 13, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Sergeant White will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while… Read More

About the Fort Hood Soldiers Killed Last Week

Fort Hood officials have released the names of three Soldiers who were killed during a shooting here April 2. Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Michael Ferguson, 39, whose home of record is listed as Mulberry, Fla., entered active-duty service… Read More

Airman Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, were recently accounted for and will be buried in a group burial ceremony. Army Staff Sgt. Lawrence… Read More

President Bush to host summit on post 9/11 veterans

On February 19th, the George W. Bush Institute at the Bush Center will bring together leaders from across the private, public, and non-profit sectors to examine how Americans can more effectively support transitioning warriors and their families. President… Read More

Team Rubicon

Some visitors here may not know about the charity Team Rubicon. They were founded in the midst of the Haiti earthquake by a former milblogger named Jake Woods. The charity uses the skills of military veterans for humanitarian… Read More

Newsweek Open Carry Article

Several cases for arrested open carry advocates are making the news. CJ has court next week to clear up the charges related to his arrest back in March. From what I understand, it will be 2-3 days long,… Read More

Court Date

UPDATE: Per CJ, “Date has been moved to October 15-17 at Bell County Justice Center.” From last I heard, CJ has a court date on the 23rd of this month, this upcoming Monday. His son was served a… Read More

Soldier Diagnosed With Cancer Finds Support

“Redleg” Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 362nd Field Artillery Regiment, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Division West here, pose with green ribbons on their shirts worn to show support for a fellow Soldier who has been diagnosed with liver… Read More

Judge denies Major Hasan’s request for a continuance

In another pretrial hearing in the case of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, July 2, Hasan asked Judge Col. Tara Osborn for a three day continuance to allow him time to evaluate whether he will hire a… Read More

Sailors Missing From Vietnam War Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that a Navy pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with his crew. Navy Lt. Dennis… Read More

Army Releases March 2013 Suicide Information

We still don’t seem to be making progress here. Leaders, WAKE UP!! The Army released suicide data today for the month of March 2013. During March, among active-duty soldiers, there were 10 potential suicides: three have been confirmed… Read More

IMPORTANT NOTE RE: CITY OF TEMPLE AND THE PD

CJ just called and asked me to convey this message to you since he has stepped back for a few days to focus on his wife and children. He asks that you please take a break from calling… Read More

Afghan child rescued from well

Soldiers from both 3rd Tolai, 6th Kandak and 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment came to the aid and rescue of a 3-year-old boy who had fallen 30 feet down a well in Maiwand province April 7. The Afghan… Read More