Category Archives: DOD

Which one would you want to have your back if you were a member of Seal Team 6?

< Here's a hint (if you need one): Their names both sound like "Kris." After 20 years of service, Chris Beck (first picture) retired from Seal Team 6 a just few months before their famous raid that killed Osama bin … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, Other Military, Veterans | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

There is nothing to like about this story.

I had been contemplating a post about the recent coverage of sexual assault and misconduct in the Army and Air Force, and asking, “What in bloody hell is so stubbornly wrong with this culture?” But I didn’t have an answer. … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, USMC | Leave a comment

2012 Army suicides are highest on record

Suicides, 2012/2011 Army (includes Guard and Reserve) 303/283 Navy (includes Reserves) 62/59 Marines 46/32 Air Force (includes Guard and Reserves) 71/70 Coast Guard (includes Reserves) 6/7 *Data reported by each military branch as of December 2012 “Why Soldiers Keep Losing … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, Other Military, USMC, Veterans | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What? What?? WHAT?!

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to ROTC students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2013. Panetta later gave a speech to students, providing a detailed account of the cuts that would occur if sequestration takes effect. (DOD … Continue reading

Posted in DOD | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Women in Combat II

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Congress doesn’t kill people–Sequestration kills people.

“From what I hear, I have to conclude that it is more likely than unlikely that we’ll actually have to do this,” said Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, according to Stars and Stripes. “We are serious about being ready.” http://www.stripes.com/news/us/automatic-defense-cuts-called-more-likely-than-unlikely-1.205834. … Continue reading

Posted in DOD | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women in Combat! It’s 1779 all over again.

From the Women in Military Service for American Memorial Foundation, Inc: “Did you know… “that for service in the American Revolution, Margaret Corbin, dubbed “Captain Molly,” became the first American woman to receive a military pension? At the defense of … Continue reading

Posted in DOD, Other Military, Uncategorized, USMC, Veterans | Tagged , , | Leave a comment