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April 2012 Archives

We were asleep in our cots at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan when exploding enemy rockets woke us up. My platoon and I threw on our fatigues, grabbed our weapons and ran to the bunker for protection. Inside the bunker, […]

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Military Heroes – U. S. Army Rangers Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne, winners of the 2012 Best Ranger competition, at Fort Benning, Ga., talk to […]

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After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division, I eagerly asked my recruiter what I could expect from jump school. “It’s three weeks long,” he said. “What else?” I asked. “The first week they separate the men from the boys,” he […]

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Military Heroes – U. S. Marine Corps Bud Day “Bud Day is the toughest man I have ever known. He had an unwavering and unshakeable sense of honor that made him able to withstand physical and mental pressures of an […]

The subscriber who submitted this feature makes the following comments about the film.  “This is spectacular live footage of the 3,000 round trip mile air assault upon the Japanese mainland, with 3 bomber wings and a host of P-51’s.  This […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Navy Edward C. Geiger Another Flightdeck Friday and sadly, another memorial – this time for another pillar of the E-2C Community, CAPT Edward C. Geiger, USN, ret. (“Ned”).  Ned passed away suddenly . . . […]

The Navy has done a series of videos commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812…definitely from a sea perspective… Click here to access the videos. Courtesy of Blackfive. Loyal Subscribers!  We need some help.  The purpose of our “Heart” […]

Soldiers’ combat clothing is not supposed to be ironed, according to an unwritten rule. That, however, did not prevent one sergeant from slightly massaging the regulation. “Gentlemen,” said the sergeant to his troops, “I cannot order you to press your […]

Canine Heroes The AKC® Humane Fund announced the winners of the 12th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE), which commemorates five loyal, hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their communities in each of the following […]

The following feature was submitted by a subscriber.  It features the Memorial for the USS Arizona. Spend a few minutes watching this moving video about the urns of soldiers who survived the attack on the USS Arizona being returned to […]

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