February 2: Chris Kyle Day

Chris Kyle

During his 10-year stint as a Navy SEAL sniper, Chris Kyle was in every major battle of the Iraq war and was so effective at killing Iraqis that they called him “The Devil Of Ramadi” while placing an $80,000 bounty on his head.

Kyle spoke to Gary Buiso at the New York Post about his new book “American Sniper” and offered a few details about what life was like for him as he racked up the kills, of which he claimed more than 200 (160 confirmed).

Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle

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The Civilian-Military Gap Is More Of A Drift Than A Divide

Bridge the gap

On Oct. 8, Starbucks and the Schultz Family Foundation convened government, nonprofit, and corporate leaders from around the country in their Seattle headquarters for “The Muster,” a one-day event focused on bringing together collective leadership to advance veterans in their careers and communities. While many of the attendees included the usual stakeholders and advocates seen at similar events, this invite list included many new faces that brought new ideas and new opportunities to the conversation. Read more

Image of the Day: 1 February 2016

A Japanese plane is shot down during the Battle of Saipan in 1944.

April-May 1911 The Battle of Ciudad Juárez

War of cuidad Mexico

In 1911, the dictatorial rule of Mexican President Porfirio Díaz had fomented a committed rebellion led by Francisco Madero.
Along with generals Pascual Orozco and Pancho Villa, Madero resolved to attack the federal forces stationed in Ciudad Juárez, just across the border from El Paso, Texas. They believed a victory there could be the final push needed to topple the Diaz regime. Read more