Old Glory Held Up

kc_seattle340678x059_r940x635Military members hold up a giant flag for the national anthem prior to the Chargers-Seahawks game at Qualcomm Stadium. — K.C. Alfred / UT San Diego

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Battleground Afghanistan: pt 3

The Marines of golf company are nine days into their seek and destroy mission behind Taliban enemy lines.

Hell with the Lid Taken Off


During the first half of the twentieth century, coal burning at power plants, factories, and homes filled the air over the Midwestern U.S. with pollution. “Smoke”—as air pollution was usually called—used to occasionally block so much sunlight that people were forced to carry lamps in the middle of the day. In some eastern cities, particulate levels likely exceeded 1,000 micrograms per cubic meter—about twice as high as they are on a bad air quality day in modern Beijing, now one of the most polluted cities in the world.

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Sudan’s Government Is Brutalizing Its Country’s People — And Hiding Its Atrocities From The World

Men carry beds towards a cave in Tess village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan on May 2, 2012

This has to be shared. What kind government pushes for this? A guilty one.

Sudan is pushing for a vote to end the Independent Expert’s mission monitoring rights abuses in the country.

As violence and rebellion burn across Sudan, delegates from around the world gathered at the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, partly to discuss human rights in the war-torn country.

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‘I’m Just Another Soldier’


First female takes command of previously all-male Minnesota National Guard unit! Hoooah!!

By Sgt. Linsey Williams
1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs

“I’m just another Soldier; it doesn’t matter that I’m a female,” said Capt. Tara Robertson.

Robertson’s soft-spoken words were amplified by her appointment to command an all-male combat engineer unit. 

On Sept. 14, the 849th Mobility Augmentation Company, a Minnesota Army National Guard unit based in Litchfield, not only received its first female commander, but it also officially cased its colors, signifying its separation from the 682nd Engineer Battalion. With new colors and new leadership, the 849th has been restructured into Company B, 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division. Read more

Peas in a Pod

Peas in a Pod

Marines assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare to disembark amphibious assault vehicles to conduct a simulated raid… at landing zone Boondocker, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 16, 2014. The Marines were training in military operations in urban terrain as part of Exercise Island Viper, a staple in Hawaii Marines’ pre-deployment training cycle. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew Callahan/Released)

US Navy’s ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ Celebrations Go Terribly Wrong


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has ordered an immediate, fleet-wide halt to all “Talk Like A Pirate Day” activities, after a large number of incidents and accidents throughout the Navy, as well as hints and allegations of impropriety by enlisted sailors and officers alike. Read more