THE US ARMY and some well deserved ‘down-time’

This is probably my favorite video of our guys utilizing some down-time; which they found themselves having a lot of. It’s good to see them smiling and “letting their hair down” for a while, they deserved it. Enjoy! 

An Iraq War Veteran Explains How He Views ‘American Sniper’


Business Insider

Much has been written about the new war epic “American Sniper,” but many of the most talked-about perspectives have come from actors, politicians, and film critics who have an outsider’s perspective on war.

Iraq war veteran Paul Rieckhoff wrote about the controversy surrounding the film in Variety, explaining his views on the movie and how it reconciled with what he saw when he led an infantry platoon in Baghdad. Read more


One of my weaknesses–MAPS–the older the better. You can imagine my pleasure when I found these animated maps from the Civil War Trust. I think I’ve shared every battle (they’ve mapped out)  here but when I went to visit the site  I didn’t remember posting the Overland campaign; it may be floating around here somewhere. I thought I’d put it up, no harm no foul, besides I think everyone will enjoy this. If you are curious about the others, I have them tagged and categorized with Civil War Trust, interactive, & maps. Enjoy!


Veterans Threaten Michael Moore Over Chris Kyle Cartoon

Duffel Blog


FLINT, Mich. — Veterans are threatening violence and murder over a satirical cartoon of American Sniper author Chris Kyle drawn by film director Michael Moore, according to chatter on veteran message boards reviewed by Duffel Blog.

Moore’s illustration, which he released on Twitter, displays Chris Kyle shooting a crippled Iraqi girl in the back as he gives Uncle Sam a handjob on a pile of dollar bills. Read more

President Carter pardons draft dodgers: 1977

Today in History: 

On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War. Read more

Peace & Freedom

US Armed Forces

PARADOX:  Peace & Freedom are achieved & sustained by war. There will always be those who will try to rip at the very foundation of what we stand for. I guess I have trouble understanding why anyone would want anything BUT peace and freedom. I suppose they’re here to serve as  reminders not take our freedom & [peace] for granted;
it can be taken away in an instant.
Our adversaries keep us vigilant towards this threat.

Image of the Day: 21 January 2015



If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.” 
― Ronald Reagan