SANDSTORM


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HABOOB Photo Credit: JC Eliott

United States Marines in Afghanistan

Tactical Hand Signals


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Tactical Hand Signals

Image of the Day: 23 January 2015


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MAN WORKING ON HULL OF U.S. SUBMARINE AT ELECTRIC
Boat Company Gorton, Connecticut

By Charles Fenno Jacobs, August 1943

American workers made a staggering contribution to victory during World War II. They built 5,777 merchant ships, 1,556 naval vessels, 299,293 aircraft, 88,410 tanks, 6.5 million rifles, and 40 billion bullets. Average weekly wages rose 65 percent, and manufacturing workers saw their real income jump 27 percent.

:mrgreen: Many of those workers were women.

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Young Vets Are Three Times More Likely to Commit Suicide


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I hate that I have to blog about this but, I have to.
The US military has reported suicide amongst the military has reached pandemic proportions–We’ve got thousands returning home–The  numbers could be  staggering a year from now if this is not addressed HEAD ON.

January 12, 2015
Joshua De Leon

The Department of Veteran Affairs released a briefing last Thursday indicating that male military veterans below the age of 30 are three times more likely to commit suicide than non-military members of the same cohort, reported ThinkProgress. Read more