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The head of U.S. Forces Pacific is preparing to sack the head of the three-star U.S. 7th Fleet after a string of mishaps among the Japan-based ships that have rocked the Navy to its core. Adm. Scott Swift is traveling to Japan and plans to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Bring The HEAT
One of the loooong time readers of the blog is a member of the Nevada Army National Guard (and kick ass World of Warships player). Recently, his unit converted from Bradley mounted Cavalry back to his true love, M1 mounted Armor. And of course, after conversion, there's a requirement for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bring The HEAT
Via USNINews Divers have discovered remains of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) sailors during an evaluation of the ship after it arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore, Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift told reporters on Tuesday. Following McCain’s collision with Liberian-flagged chemical tanker Alnic MC, 10 sailors were... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bring The HEAT
In my previous post describing the damage control efforts post collision, I shared a document. As we wait and pray for news of the USS John S. McCain,* I want to clarify some potential misunderstandings. I've seen this article from American Greatness by Angelo Codevilla making the rounds on Facebook... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Meredith Actual shows off the USS Alabama. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bring The HEAT
The 105mm is still in the fleet, but the general perception of 2CR was that there was no way they could defend against a Russian style force without greatly increasing the anti-armor capability of the Regiment. The challenge was to get more anti-armor capable guns, but not sacrifice the available seats for rifle squads. That Mk44 30mm gun is a beast, btw.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland — How the U.S. Army’s new Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle Dragoon performs in the upcoming year in Europe will contribute to how the service shapes its future lethality capabilities within those medium-weight, infantry-centric brigade combat team formations. The U.S. Army was provided emergency funding from Congress... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Supplemental Inquiry USS Fitzgerald by Arthur Barie on Scribd Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bring The HEAT
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close air support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers, near Kunduz, Afghanistan. As the ground force advanced on a compound, they were caught in a deadly ambush. Surrounded by a large enemy force... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Via USNI News. The Navy will re-designate its first Expeditionary Landing Base ship a warship this week, converting the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB-3) into USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB-3) so it can better meet operational needs abroad, USNI News has learned. Chesty Puller has already... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Bring The HEAT
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank. - Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was posthumously advanced to Petty Officer 3rd class. - Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Bring The HEAT
"No, you're right. Let's do it the dumbest way possible because it's easier for you."
We've lately noticed an alarming pattern in the violence that erupts during marches and protests in municipalities with elected Democratic officials. Any time conservative, right wing, or Alt-Right groups gather, the so-called "Anti-Fa," self-styled anti-fascist groups gather, in much greater numbers. Let us look at the Nazi group that marched... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
LT Rusty and I were just chatting, and the subject of the F-35 came up. I've got a lot of problems with how the program was run, and consider it a poster child for acquisition reform. But the end result is an extremely capable (if also very expensive) piece of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The French Ration Individual Exercise, Menu #6, Ham Salad This was a surprisingly tasty ration. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
By this time, the decision had already been made to cancel the F-111B variant. Note that the F-111B is so big that the Jet Blast Deflectors can't be raised. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
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So, our old friend, Andy Niemeyer, recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to take a two hour flight on FiFi, the Commemorative Air Force's Boeing B-29. First up, a touch-and-go at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Later, landing at the destination. A couple of in flight pictures. Bombardier's station. Norden Bombsight.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
While they did manufacture an additional 15,000, the actual issue is still from the WWII stockpile.
Seventy-five years ago today, elements of the 1st Marine Division waded ashore on a steamy, ugly island in the Southwest Pacific, beginning the first US offensive of World War II. An island few in the US had even heard of before would become the center of a bitter campaign that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
SFC Dunlap mentioned the tablecloth I use when making ration videos: great table cloth (early G-12 cargo canopy twill) Actually... That's a poncho liner. In fact, I've had that poncho liner since 1982. It was a gift from a friend. Whose father used that poncho liner in Vietnam. It's been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Every Purple Heart Medal issued by the Armed Forces, to this very day, is from the stockpile minted in anticipation of the invasion of Japan. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
It was, so far. As for acquiring them, just keep refreshing on eBay.
Let's review the surprisingly tasty Canadian Individual Meal Pack Menu #16, Salmon. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT