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NRA-LOD: The Patriot Profiles Outlaw Platoon

In 2006, a platoon of men stationed near the Pakistani border sat in the crosshairs of some of the Taliban’s best trained and fiercest fighters. They were not elite members of any Special Forces team or [...]

Fort Hood Soldiers Decorated for Valor

Note: The names of the Soldiers in this post were released by Fort Hood and III Corps PAO and can be found in local media stories as well. I obtained the permission from Soldiers to share [...]

Moosehead Grill In Charlotte Disrespects Wounded Warrior

There are some stories that are so absolutely repulsive, you almost have to hope you’re reading The Onion. Unfortunately, such was not the case for Marine Garrett Carnes who lost both his legs in Afghanistan. While [...]

A glimpse at one of the busiest medevac locations in Afghanistan

The flight crews of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, pose in front of a UH-60 Black Hawk located in Pasab, Afghanistan, in late September. (Photo by Sgt. Randy Ojeda/25th Combat [...]

MG Abrams Re-enlists 25 “Desert Rogues”

Maj. Gen. Robert B. “Abe” Abrams, Regional Command – South and Third Infantry Division Commander, signs Staff Sgt. Philip D. Smith’s Oath of Re-enlistment,” Thursday Oct. 18, 2012, in Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan. Maj. Gen. [...]

Gold Star Father Slams Obama Form Letter

The father of Lance Corporal Hunter D. Hogan received a form letter expressing sympathies from President Obama after the Marine was killed in Afghanistan in July. Steve Hogan sent the letter back, with a personal response: [...]

Military Dogs for Adoption

UPDATE: After doing due diligence, its come to my attention that this is a scam. I’m leaving it up so that people can search it on the internet and not fall for it. Cpl. Cade, a [...]

A Second Knock At The Door

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of being able to view a new documentary called A SECOND KNOCK AT THE DOOR. It covers an issues that is taboo within military families and is [...]

Experts Agree: The MEDEVAC Issue Is a Non-Issue

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Madsen, Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul doctor, dons a holiday hat and prepares to return to a unit morale event after transfering an Afghan National Police member to a medical evacuation helicopter [...]

Happy Thanksgiving From Afghanistan

Old Glory flies confidently over Kandahar Airfield at dusk, Nov 23. Photo by CJ. As I write this, the majority of Americans are tucked safely into bed in anticipation of the next day’s food and festivities. [...]

Michael Avery – Professor of Idiocy

By now I’m sure you all heard of the professor of law at Suffolk University Law School saying that “it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support [...]

Truth: More than a Theoretical Concept

HH-60G Pave Hawks from the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron fly over an area in Iraq in 2008. Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon. There is an agenda afoot to discredit the Army’s policies with regards to [...]

ISAF Responds to Irresponsible, Agenda-Driven Journalism

Sgt. Robert Cowdrey, a flight medic in Company C., 3rd Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Combat Aviation Brigade, prepares a casualty in a rescue sled to be hoisted hundreds of feet into a Black Hawk helicopter during [...]

Business As Usual…With a Twist

Ahhh, Monday. The beginning of another KAF-tastic week here in the waterless beaches of Afghanistan. At least, they USED to be waterless. That’s right – I woke up today to an odd smell; and it wasn’t [...]

The High Price of Piece of Mind

I probably shouldn’t complain at all. During my first deployment in 2003 I was lucky if I got to make a static-filled phone call every 2 weeks! But, I just must complain about the internet here [...]