Category: military

case study in incompetence

“But urgent requests for help were rejected — even when Woods and two others radioed that they had a laser fixed on the terrorists who were firing mortars and called in their coordinates. Woods and another former SEAL, Glen Doherty, were killed by a mortar shell about six hours after the initial assault began. “My [Continue]

the consequences of benghazi

“Without a doubt, there are more consequences than are listed here, and we certainly should understand why certain decisions were made to do nothing, to reduce security, and, for weeks, to blame the whole enchillada on a radical youtube video… First of all, we lost four very good men during the attack. Men that are [Continue]

diy combat shirt

The idea of a combat shirt is that a tshirt is comfortable under your armor and since it’s underneath the armor/webgear, it can be a nice moisture wicking lightweight and comfortable material instead of being made out of scratchy thick hot stuff like BDUs are, but it is not a uniform/BDU, so it’s not made [Continue]

surplus

Bought a couple of surplus pouches not too long ago, they arrived today. Looked brand new. I opened one up and it had about 2 bucks in change, a folded American flag, a total of $0.80 in gift certificates to the AAFES, and a homemade rosary made out of parachute cord. Kinda interesting. The change [Continue]

ridiculous!

Medal of Honor recipient’s family turned away at White House “Family of Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to the White House’s West Wing on Saturday, a day after the World War II hero was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Baker’s widow, Heidy, and grandson, Vernon Pawlik, 10, were denied entry because [Continue]

us army guide to painting your rifle

PEO Solider(*) has published a document [PDF] called “Weapons Painting 101”. Looks good. * “Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier was created by the Army with one primary purpose: to develop the best equipment and field it as quickly as possible so that our Soldiers remain second to none in missions that span the full spectrum [Continue]

results of us army test on camouflage

The report can be read here. Interesting that USMC Desert MARPAT works better than the Army’s new Universal Camouflage Pattern in _all_ environments. Holy Shit! Also looks like Desert MARPAT and Desert Brit (DPM) both work pretty good in urban environments, so maybe I should pick up a set. I read the other day that [Continue]

paid advertising failed :(

So the guy that tried to post a press release about his product in my comments claims he never meant to advertise on my site, even though he agreed to the Terms & Conditions by clicking on “submit” to submit a comment. He also claims his press release is not an advertisement. Whatever. Anyway, long [Continue]

class and humility

Thank you former President George W Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush: “Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day. We were convinced that [Continue]

14 victims

Why is it that the media is reporting the victims of the Fort Hood shooter as 13 people? One of the murdered ladies, Pvt. Francheska Velez, was pregnant. And her child died, so why does that not make the total count 14? Sloppy reporting? Or something else?

happy Veteran ‘s Day!

Originally called Armistice Day, to celebrate veterans of WWI, later called Veteran’s Day to celebrate all Veterans of all Wars, and even though who served in peace time. Whatever you call it, as long as you don’t call it Obama Day, Happy Veteran’s Day!

dyeing molle II gear

USGI issue MOLLE FLC (fighting load carrier) Vest Review. 56k suicide UPDATED pretty good review of the DCU FLC, plus later on in the discussion people show pictures of ones they have dyed darker colors. I painted my Surplus molle vest od green also has pictures and recipes of people dyeing their molle II gear, [Continue]

inside story from Ft. Hood

Not 100% sure of the validity of this. “Subject: inside story from Ft. Hood Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 18:00:05 -0500 Since I don’t know when I’ll sleep (it’s 4 am now) I’ll write what happened (the abbreviated version…..the long one is already part of the investigation with more to come). I’ll not write about [Continue]

ft. hood shooting timeline

Fort Hood shooting: inside story of how massacre on military base happened: “Tuesday 4pm It may have been the first, small clue that an apparently ordinary week at the world’s largest army base was about to become something horrifically different, when neighbours saw Major Nidal Hasan escorting a visitor into his flat. Other residents at [Continue]

hasan prayed alongside three 9/11 attackers

Fort Hood shooting: Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists: “Major Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a “spiritual adviser” to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001. Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in [Continue]

shooting at fort hood

Adam is alright. Just heard from Uncle Fred. Don’t know much. 7-9 dead, 12-20 wounded. Shooters dressed in army ACUs. Looks like the shooting was at the Family Readiness Center, where troops process in and out. The base is on lockdown. UPDATED 4:10pm 12 dead, 31 wounded at the Soldier Readiness Center. One shooter killed, [Continue]