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Courtesy of Delta Bravo, and the work of someone named "Earl", whose name I could not capture in the lower right-hand corner of the image. But, well-done, Earl. URR here. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Bring The HEAT
At Hillary Clinton's direction, the Democratic National Committee paid for the Fusion GPS dossier and then handed it (with John McCain's fingerprints on it) to the FBI's Counterintelligence Chief, who washed that information through the Intelligence Community to give it the appearance of intelligence information gathered by US agencies, to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Bring The HEAT
We hear endlessly that the solution to the so-called "civil-military divide" is to make the military more like civilian culture. And that whatever "divide" exists is somehow more the military's fault than anyone else's. We are surrounded by such assertions, even from the mouths of senior officers. The President of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Blackfive posted on the loss of a Big. Damn. Hero. Bob championed, I mean CHAMPIONED, veteran causes. His work on behalf of veterans raised tons of money, awareness and gave vets and their families hope. Of all people, Concrete Bob brought a sense of normalcy to people whose lives had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Damn. We are much the richer for having met him, and much the poorer for having lost him. I will stand with my thumbs along my trouser seams and feet at a 45 at 1030 today, just ten minutes from now, as Concrete Bob answers the roll at the Pearly Gates. There, I have no doubt, he will continue to repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than his own, like the Marine he was. Semper Fi, Marine.
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Colonel Wesley Fox, one of the true legends of the Corps, has died in his birthplace of Herndon, VA, at the age of 86. Born on 30 September 1931, Colonel Fox enlisted in the Marine Corps in August of 1950, and served two tours of duty in Korea with 3/5.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Which, I spose, is not surprising... Artilleryman Starves to Death Inside Hearing Test Booth FORT CAMPBELL, KY — A soldier assigned to the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division was found dead this Monday in the Soldier Readiness Processing Center (SRPC) by fellow service members, according to base... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Very sad news to hear for anyone who has made a living plying "the old grey widowmaker". ARA San Juan S-42 is now reported as being lost, with no sign of survivors from the crew of 40. Initially, reports were that she was having communications issues, but would continue her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Hell f-ing YEAH! The Marine Corps Times has the story and a hell of a motivating video to go with it. “Every minute of every hour we were putting some kind of fire on ISIS in Raqqa, whether it was mortars, artillery, rockets, [High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems], Hellfires, armed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
I did have sympathy for those guys, at times. Especially during the dreaded FMAM. February, March, April, and May, when making mission was difficult at best. One SSgt I knew from RS Philly said that was benches and grates time, as in that is where you got your poolees, off... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The refrain is, tragically, a well-known one. Muslim allowed in to this country, never cares to assimilate, repays the kindness of his new country by indiscriminately killing and maiming in the name of Islam. Eight dead, fifteen injured. "Allahu Akbar" being screamed as he murdered. Even as the activist courts... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
H/T to Weena, the birthday girl. URR here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The 44th anniversary of the beginning of the Yom Kippur War is today. On that day, 6 October 1973, Syrian armor attacked on the northern flank of Israel, crashing through the thin IDF defenses in the Golan Heights with an infantry division and more than 200 tanks. At the end... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
From CNN. Two attacks in Edmonton. The first, a car running down a policeman at high speed, the driver leaping out and stabbing the Officer. An ISIS flag found in the car. The second, a U-Haul van running a barricade. Just before midnight, a police officer stopped a U-Haul truck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
...and lost big. Sixteen of their number, players James White, Alan Branch, Brandin Cooks, Devin McCourty, , Lawrence Guy, Trey Flowers, Elandon Roberts, Duron Harmon, Jonathan Jones, Deatrich Wise, Johnson Bademosi, Adam Butler, Malcom Brown, Malcolm Butler, Stephone Gilmore, and Jordan Richards, chose to intentionally show disrespect to our flag... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The full video from Everett Allen's masterpiece book A Wind to Shake the World. My father was 13 at the time, and he had vivid memories of roofs blowing over his head on his walk home from grade school. The storm took the top story off of the Whitin Machine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Dead of the 14th North Carolina in the Sunken Road* One hundred fifty-five years ago this day, the seventeenth of September in 1862, occurred one of the great and seminal events of the American Civil War. The battle is often described as a “watershed”, in that what came after would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
September 4th is the 50th anniversary of the death of Lieutenant Vincent R. Capodanno, CHC, USN. He died while ministering to the wounded of Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Que Son Valley. Nicknamed "The Grunt Padre", Fr. Capodanno was a revered and beloved figure to the Marines... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The jokes write themselves. At least he had his ball in the fairway. She likes to play with a stiff shaft. Hennessey reportedly stated that she and Payne “should not have been engaged in those activities within public view.” That could be said about my golf game, too. The woman,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The guy making the shot in Phoenix was likely MOPPed up, too. Hard to do, yanno. But the results are, quite literally, breathtaking. I do believe we have another winner in the Springfield Film Festival for best short picture. Behold. Hans Moleman would be proud. URR here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
There is very little philosophical difference between the 2001 demolition by the Taliban of the ancient Buddhas in Bamiyan and the recent destruction of Confederate statues and monuments across the South. Nor is there an appreciable difference between the desired destruction of the Giza Pyramids and the demand to do... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Varying reports of either one or two dead, and eight injured by an as-yet unidentified knife-wielding man on a "rampage". I am sure we will get a lot of "unknown motives" and "not terrorism" from the pathetically partisan news media. But The Daily Caller gives us this: Eyewitness video shot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
A Moroccan muhammedan plows his van into a crowd of tourists in Barcelona, killing thirteen and injuring dozens. ISIS claims responsibility. Two suspected accomplices are arrested. Despite the fact that guidance over the last two years from ISIS to its terror cells has been to conduct such attacks using automobiles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Sadly, Nabisco is involved. H/T DJames Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Remember, you heard it here first. The mounting evidence is becoming impossible to ignore. When a far-left source like The Nation begins to question the very premise of the eight month drumbeat of the Obama/Clinton/Podesta/Mook Russia hacking claims, the jig is about up. All this was set in motion when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Bring The HEAT