SEAL of Honor: Joshua S. Meadows


Honoring Marine Capt. Joshua S. Meadows who selflessly sacrificed his life five years ago ON (Sept. 05, 2009), today in Afghanistan for our great Country. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten.

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A-10 Still Bringing the Pain!


The A-10 is my favorite of our close air support aircraft.  I think it’s the unique sound of the gatlan firing 50 mm rounds that travel faster than the speed of sound. If you hear that distinct sound, you’re either gonna be ecstatic for the air support, or you’re looking for a place to hide which btw, would be waste of time–running will only get you tired–there’s little that survive an A-10 strike.

Off to War

US soldiers patrol near Baraki Barak base in Logar Province, on October 11, 2012. The Afghan conflict, America's longest war

Many of our love ones are off to war
They leave us behind for distance shores
They seek out our enemies to even the score
But some of them we may never see once more

We give them our thanks and pray each day
For God to watch over them while they are away
We known they will do their duty for they are brave
To fight those who would make of us their slave

It is the Armed Forces who fight to keep us free
For they are willing to die for you and me
They will do their duty until victory is achieved
Only then will they be allowed to grieve

They are my heroes, so young, so brave and true
Fighting to protect our flag, the red, white and blue
It is through them the American Spirit is renewed
And recognition for their sacrifices is long overdue

by Ellen Bailey

First tank produced: 1915

Little Willie

This Day in History

On this day in 1915, a prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie rolls off the assembly line in England. Little Willie was far from an overnight success. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches and crawled over rough terrain at only two miles per hour. However, improvements were made to the original prototype and tanks eventually transformed military battlefields. Read more