Rage Against the Dying of the Light


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“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Although Dylan Thomas wrote this for his dying father, I feel it fits here, too. Not only for our military but for our country.

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Winston S. Churchill

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Eisenhower warns of the “military-industrial complex”: 1961


U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower makes his farewell address, Jan. 17, 1961. (AP)

Today in History:

In his farewell address to the nation, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warns the American people to keep a careful eye on what he calls the “military-industrial complex” that has developed in the post-World War II years.

A fiscal conservative, Eisenhower had been concerned about the growing size and cost of the American defense establishment since he became president in 1953. In his last presidential address to the American people, he expressed those concerns in terms that frankly shocked some of his listeners. Read more

Private Swarmed By Women Wanting Cut Of That Sweet E-2 Pay


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NSFW

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A soldier was swarmed by gold-digging women wanting a piece of his lavish pay earlier today, sources confirmed.

“It was crazy,” said Pvt. Darren Wright. “I tried to sneak off but a woman saw me and started screaming ‘Money! Take care of my kids!’ I tried to run but they were too fast.” Read more

World War 2 – The Complete History Ep 1 ( World War 2 Documentary )


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The following is a comment left on YouTube by a Naval Officer. Enjoy!

This is an excellent so far unbiased view of the events leading to WWII.  I am not an historian but had to study World Wars as a Naval Officer and this video very well illustrates the teaching and references available at the War College.  It also (very importantly) gives the background to the events leading to WW II without which the World War would have only “fizzled”.  Thank you for this great presentation.  Ciao, L

Image of the Day: 17 January. 2015


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My name is SSgt John Makripodis. I am from Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina. My MWD Carlos (F337) was euthanized today due to cancer. MWD Carlos was 11 years old and had served 8 tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. He was a legend at Seymour-Johnson and to all who worked with him. He was a Dutch Shepherd. He prevented the loss of life many  times. He was a true hero. MWD Carlos changed 6 handlers’ lives in the past eleven years and he will never be forgotten.

Service dogs have been in the headlines the past few days. The progress of these animals have made both on and off the battlefield give new meaning to “man’s best friend.”
Rest Easy, Carlos. Thank you for your faithful service to your country and your fellow Soldiers,