The assassination that triggered World War I happened 102 years ago today 

One hundred and two years ago today, the fate of world history was changed forever. 
Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne, and his wife were gunned down on the streets of Sarajevo, Bosnia by a Serbian nationalist. The assassination, and the subsequent political and military upheavals, led to the start of World War I and the decimation of large swathes of Europe a month later.

Over 100 years after the start of WWI, it is still extremely difficult to comprehend just how global a phenomenon the war was. It affected people on every continent and hastened the end of the European empires.  Read more

Image of the Day: 30 June 2016

Getting Special Forces there with 160th SOAR Night Stalkers (57 HQ Photos)

Getting Special Forces there with 160th SOAR Night Stalkers (57 HQ Photos)
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21 Questions That Every American Should Know

National Bald Eagle Day

‘Can You Answer The 21 Questions That Every American Should Know?’

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DECLASSIFIED: Operation Fortitude

WWII Fake Army

WWII Fake Army

Many events in history have been changed because of covert missions undergone by the military or by secret organizations led by the government. As a result of such activities, there have been discoveries made, conspiracies disclosed, injustices done, lives killed, and governments changed as a result of keeping everything concealed from public knowledge. For better or for worse these are the 25 most top secret military operations in history.

This is probably my favorite of the recent declassified missions! Anna 

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25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate.

The Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States

The 4th of July is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Bring out that grill and get ready for a crazy independence day cookout! Go purchase big, loud, and colorful fireworks, and color the night sky with a dazzling spectacle of lights! But with all the fun and festivities, be sure to take some time to remember why we celebrate this momentous day. Are you excited? We hope so, because this Independence Day is going to be AMAZING. To help you get in a celebratory spirit, we present to you these 25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate

Count Him Braver


Image of the Day:27 June 2016

US Army

U.S. Army M2 Bradleys sit in position on a cause-way for transport to the exercise Native Atlas base camp after being driven off

USNS Seay.

Watch: “U.S. Navy Carriers (The History)”

This is an informative video with lots of old pictures and video clips! Enjoy

The Forgotten Man

This is the inspiration behind  Jon McNaughton’s “The Empowered  Man” which I posted earlier today. As you can see the mood isn’t quite the same as the FM, and subsequently caught a lot of flack over it. Following is his response to the criticism behind, “The Forgotten Man”

I stand with his view AND solution to the growing presence of the elephant 🐘 in every room in  America.

I remember when the cold war ended and the attitude and drive Americans had.

What happened?

When are  WE going to stand up?

The act alone can move mountains if we want it bad enough.

I know I promised (myself) I wasn’t going to use this blog as a political platform  to spout off my views but I was compelled (by the paintings themselves)  to  share them here. 

I also see the message conveyed  more of  a concern for America and her people than of any politician or ideology 
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The Empowered Man

The Empowered Man

The Empowered Man

Answers to Questions Regarding the Empowered Man

Why did you paint this?

There is something simmering deep inside the soul of all Americans. We want to know that our country belongs to the people; that the government acknowledges our individual rights; that fiscal responsibility is an absolute requirement. We want our presidents and politicians to mean what they say when they take the oath of office… “to defend the Constitution of the United States!” Read more

The Sound of Freedom!

Camp pendleton impact area

Living 15 minutes from the back gate of Camp Pendleton MCB, I’m given  a front row seat during their munitions exercises.

Well, I can’t actually “see” the exercises but I can sure hear and feel them! Sometimes the entire house shakes,  and On a good days they can be heard up to 50 miles away. Here’s some info from their website. Read more

Ryan Pitts On Why Even The Most Painful War Stories Should Be Shared

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle

Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts makes his remarks during the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, 2014 

By JAMES CLARK  on June 10, 2016  

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts talks about the value in sharing a war story you’d rather keep to yourself.

For Ryan Pitts, the Medal of Honor is a reminder of the sacrifices made by the 48 American soldiers he fought alongside during the Battle of Wanat.
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I needed to share this, Although it happened a few days ago I’m just now hearing about it. Tammy didn’t live far from me and I know the love and passion for helping  our troops she felt. This hits a nerve with me; maybe I’m taking  it personal. At any rate, my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. I didn’t know her personally but our military (support) community here in southern California lost a great advocate and American. 

Rest Easy, my fellow Patriot… 

Temecula, California – Tammy Baker-Carlson Serrano was a friend or mom to everyone, particularly our military members. On Monday, June 13, Brian Saylor, 31, chose to hit her on the head with a bottle of whiskey at a CVS Pharmacy at around 5 p.m., Mrs Serrano stood in line with her 21 year old daughter. Saylor smashed her in the head with a liquor bottle in an unprovoked attack. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the CVS Pharmacy to find Mrs. Serrano in critical condition, and store employees detaining the suspect. Read more

Image of the Day: 21 June 2016

US Navy

A U.S. Navy E/A-18G Growler launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific Ocean.

#military #armedforces #aircraft #navy #aviation #usn #growler by globalair


National Bald Eagle Day

Observed each year on June 20th is National American Eagle Day. This day is set aside to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, assist in the recovery of their natural environments and take part in educational outreach. Read more