Shootout! – Season 1- Episode 1 – D-Day – Fallujah

I have the entire series here, (11 episodes) I’ll try to post one a day.

Dry Dock Episode 8: Readiness

The complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) involves far more than metal and machines. Join the Sailors as they prepare to get underway – many for the first time

Senate GOP fails in final bid to block military pension cuts in budget bill

Oct. 6, 2013: Shown here is the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington.REUTERS

Published December 18, 2013


A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees. Read more

Dry Dock Episode 7: Heavy Work

Bringing it all back together. Take a look inside the larger aspects of the complex overhaul taking place aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as it continues through its year-long maintenance. From the propellers to the anchors, “Dry Dock Episode 7: Heavy Work” gives you a front-row seat to the massive task of reassembling the mighty warship.

Midweek MILspeak 1/19/14

This week’s lingo is brought to you by  Wiktionary. 

Waging war is a risky, all-encompassing endeavor physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It displays humankind at its best and at its worst, and the war fighter’s slang reflects the bitter, terrible, and inspiring all of it. A quick scan of these phrases illustrates the spectrum: disciplined bravado provides the glitz and glamour; earned camaraderie, the sincerity and warmth; irony, the realist’s edge; scorn, the punishing barb; and insistent vulgarity, a rowdy,leveling earthiness. A little verbal bravado and swagger has genuine utility. Hollywood bravado is little more than chest thumping bluster, but seasoned vets know that disciplined bravado indicates confidence and courage.    Physical and moral courage and the confidence they create are essential warrior virtues. But God—or the first sergeant—help the fake macho and especially the “REMF,” “fobbit,” or “suit” who talks the talk but hasn’t walked the walk.

 **NOTE: There are terms in these lists that could be considered NSFW.  

(Singapore) Short for “sabotage”. Usually causes the group to suffer collective punishment. Same as Blue Falcon.
sabo king
(Singapore) Short for “sabotage king”. Usually causes the group to suffer collective punishment. Same as Blue Falcon.
sad sack
(U.S.) WWII-era term used to describe an individual, typically an officer, who makes military life unnecessarily difficult. This is typically done via over-and-above adherence to military regulations. Read more

Ford pardons Tokyo Rose – This Day in History -1/19/1977

On this day in 1977, President Gerald R. Ford pardons Tokyo Rose. Although the nickname originally referred to several Japanese women who broadcast Axis propaganda over the radio to Allied troops during World War II, it eventually became synonymous with a Japanese-American woman named Iva Toguri. On the orders of the Japanese government, Toguri and other women broadcast sentimental American music and phony announcements regarding U.S. troop losses in a vain attempt to destroy the morale of Allied soldiers. Read more

Dry Dock Episode 6: The Climb

Join a group of Nimitz Sailors as they embark on a quest to climb Mount St. Helens. Located about 170 miles south of Bremerton, Washington, where the USS NIMITZ is undergoing a year-long overhaul, an unlikely group of Sailors forms to take on the challenge of climbing the active volcano and film the journey all along the way. Join us with Episode 6: The Climb.