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Newly appointed National Security Advisor LTG H. R. McMaster first rose to prominence in the Army as a Captain in command of a Cavalry Troop during Desert Storm. Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment was the part of the screening force for the “hail Mary” wide sweep of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Bring The HEAT
Seriously, this guy is up there with the Primitive Technology guy among my favorite channels on YouTube. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bring The HEAT
BREAKING: Trump names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster his national security adviser. — Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) February 20, 2017 McMaster is one of the brighter lights intellectually in the Army. But he’s also, in spite of a brilliant career and combat record, faced a serious headwind just getting into the general... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bring The HEAT
How about a little love for our Canadian friends. The Royal Navy’s fight against the U-Boats is fairly well known, but here’s a wartime propaganda drama about the Royal Canadian Navy’s contributions to the Battle of the Atlantic. It’s not the most historically accurate, but it is a pretty good... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Let’s see if this works. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Kitwar takes the Tier VII Royal Navy light cruiser HMS Fiji into a ranked battle, with very good results. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps’ top aviator is hungry for more F-35Bs, telling reporters on Wednesday that he would like to see the service’s buy rate increase to 37 jets per year. That would almost double the planned rate of F-35B procurement over the next few years, which is projected... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Throughout history, amphibious assaults have been among the most complex military operations, and had a success rate that was usually quite dismal. One fascinating aspect of World War II was the fact that few amphibious assaults, either Allied or Axis, failed. The point of critical danger of an amphibious operation... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
You’d be hard pressed to not have heard about hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as frakking, as a means of increasing production of natural gas. Basically, less permeable rock formations have a water and sand mixture pumped into them. The hydraulic pressure of the water literally fractures the surrounding rock,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Nothing special, just a fun little battle in a division with Grump and LT Rusty. And since Patch 0.6.1 is due out any day now, I had to render this while I could. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
URASOE, Japan — A Marine sergeant major stationed on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, is physically unable to choose any selection from a vending machine not labeled “E9,” sources confirmed today. Sgt. Maj. Matthew Brooks is frequently seen checking vending machines on and off base in hopes of finding anything in the... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 5, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
You get the same rewards for a Kraken at Tier I as you do at Tier X, just sayin'. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
So, as I write this, the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is being formally decommissioned, and will be struck from the rolls of the Naval Vessel Register. As long as I have been alive, there has always been a USS Enterprise as a part of the fleet. Indeed, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
I'm not much of a cruiser skipper, but GrumpWagon had a heck of an outing in the Tier VI Soviet cruiser, the Budyonny. I make a guest appearance as a shell sponge. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
A liberal friend on Facebook was decrying the right wing, and it occurred to me that some of her liberal friends might like to know why conservatives think the way we do, and as an example, I offered this regarding the recent controversial executive order on immigration. Let’s talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The initial operations of B-29 Superfortress bombers of the 20th Air Force against Japan were, for a variety of reasons, not nearly as successful as the Army Air Forces had hoped. The stupendous costs poured into building the B-29 fleet were compared to the meager returns of strategic bombing of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
A compilation of some of my best shots over the last couple weeks. One of these days, I’ll be honest with you, and feature a far more typical outing, where I get blasted out of the water almost immediately. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
THE PENTAGON — In news that has every sailor and Marine in the Department of the Navy literally wailing with inconsolable grief, President Trump recently announced the nomination of a former soldier to be the next Secretary of the Navy, thus officially replacing the “greatest naval hero of the last... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 28, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
After a few desultory outings earlier in the day, Rusty and I went out one last time as a two ship division of Tier X US Battleships, the Montana. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Over at War on the Rocks, retired Air Force Colonel Mike Pietrucha takes a look at the history of light aircraft adapted for the low end of the spectrum for the attack mission: There has been a recent flurry of press attention on OA-X, an Air Force effort to obtain... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
SAN ANTONIO -- The Army will quietly deactivate its three long-range surveillance companies in the active-duty force in the remaining days of January, along with four National Guard companies in 2018, the Army said. The nearly 100 soldiers in each of three active-duty companies attached to three Corps commands at... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 25, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Sorry, just didn’t have time to narrate this one. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
When Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin was first arrested at the Honolulu airport in 2015 on a flight to China, military investigators thought they had uncovered an espionage case of epic proportions – a Mandarin-speaking Asian-American military officer accused of leaking highly sensitive U.S. military secrets to Chinese and Taiwanese... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Bring The HEAT