For the Royal Marines of 42 Commando, the handover can be frustrating as the Afghans do things very differently. M Company launch an airborne operation into a known Taliban heartland in the desert of Helmand Province. Accompanied by the Afghan National Police, the operation takes an unexpected turn from the start.
This was shared with me on Google Plus today and I thought I would post it here to give everyone an opportunity to send a message to your legislators asking that they support S. 1950 and urging a bipartisan funding solution when it is brought to the floor for a vote. The link at the end of this article (**) will take you to a pre-composed, editable message. I’ve already sent mine and it takes little time and will potentially help our veterans keep the benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Thank you so much for your time on this, I’m not sure how long there is but it’s coming up for a vote very soon. ~Anna (MOAA=Military Officers Association of America) Read more
NOTE: I couldn’t resist posting this 2nd Duffel Blog article today! I love all of our military branches and I know the Coast Guard gets a bad rap, but I want to say that personally, I appreciate them and know the work they do is important as well as difficult. Thanks Sailors!
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NORTH BEND, OR — Many are confused by what the U.S. Coast Guard really is. Are they a security force, military branch, or something else? These questions are even more of an issue since the Coast Guard has never really shown their firepower — until now. Read more
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CRESCENT CITY, CA — The Department of Defense has confirmed accusations that a $179 million military training program for mountain gorillas was created based on a spelling error in an email between two high ranking Army officers, according to official sources. The admission follows over a year of denials, which were originally sparked by a leaked copy of the email from an anonymous whistleblower. Read more
On this day, a B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 jet tanker over Spain’s Mediterranean coast, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and one in the sea. It was not the first or last accident involving American nuclear bombs. Read more