REVEALED: Thank You Letter To Defense Contractor For Saving A Soldier’s Life


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The following is a thank you letter written to BAE Systems, the defense company behind one of the popular mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles.

Dear BAE Armaments Division,

I wish to offer my sincere thanks for the outstanding products created by your department. The armored platforms you have built have allowed our soldiers to return home safely to their families while increasing their combat effectiveness on the battlefields of Iraq. Read more

Lockheed Martin – F-35B STOVL Stealth Fighter Completed Ship Suitability Test



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Lockheed Martin – F-35B STOVL Stealth Fighter

The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variant completed ship suitability testing aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) off the coast of Virginia in October 2011. Combined, F-35B test aircraft BF-2 and BF-4 accomplished 72 short takeoffs and 72 vertical landings during the three-week testing period.

The F-35B version for the US Marine Corps. All three versions are now completely functional for the Air force, Navy and the Marines. I love how the B can use less runway and needs no catapult to take off aboard ship as seen in this 2011 video.

US military looks for the elusive mothership


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Washington AFP – It’s a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying “mothership” that launches smaller aircraft.The Pentagon’s research agency put out a request to industry this month to outline how a large cargo plane could release drones to spy on or attack an enemy and then return to the flying aircraft carrier. Read more

Soldier Reunited With Dog That Saved His Life


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I want to personally thank the family that gave Matty back to his handler, Brent. It was a selfless act that benefited two American Soldiers. 
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Published on Nov 17, 2014
 HERCULANEUM, MO (KTVI) – A local soldier has been reunited with the dog that saved his life.

Army Specialist Brent Grommet and a German Shepherd named Matty worked as a bomb detection team in Afghanistan until a roadside blast in June 2013 ended both their careers.

While Grommet was in the hospital, he filed papers to adopt Matty, and had it approved, but then for reasons still unclear, the army allowed someone else to adopt the dog.

Ever since, Grommet has been trying to get the army to tell him who adopted Matty so he could explain the situation and to them and try to get him back, but Grommet says all he got was the run around.

‘I was starting to believe it wasn`t going to happen and then everything all of a sudden started turning around for the better,’ Grommet said.

After an initial report on FOX 2, the story was picked up by the national media including Fox News Channel, which did a live interview with Grommet`s father Don, Thursday evening.

Thirty minutes after the broadcast, the situation suddenly improved.

‘I was just getting home when (Don) called and I walked through the door and he was yelling `we got Matty!`’ said Brent Grommet`s mother, Debbie. ‘We both threw our arms up and cried.’

North Carolina congressman Richard Hudson, who had heard about the story earlier in the week, used his contacts to find the dog and persuaded the family that adopted Matty to return him to Grommet.

And this weekend, they did, through a third party in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

‘They went and let him out,’ Grommet said. ‘He went as fast as he physically could over to me, about tackled me to the ground and we were just rolling around having a good time.’

Grommet gets out of the army in two months, but is trying to arrange it so Matty can live with him on base at Fort Campbell, KY, until his army service ends.

‘It is like a fairy tale,’ Grommet said.

‘This doesn`t happen but once in a lifetime that something this great can come about.’

Image of the Day: 18 November 2014


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This WWII Veteran only asked ONE of these Marines if he could have a photo taken with him…Semper Fi.
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Image found on Sgt. Grits Facebook page.