Category: Military

Veterans Day – 2010

Veterans Day – 2010

| November 11, 2010 | Reply

Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the vets in our respective families: ============= Bruce Webster: CPL Darren Green, USMC (active) — just returned from a tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan; currently stationed in Hawaii (and newly married) CPL Jon A. Webster, USMC (reserves) —  served in al Rutbah, Iraq; now going to school [son] […]

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NRO’s X-37B UAV Shuttle Stumps Astronomers

NRO’s X-37B UAV Shuttle Stumps Astronomers

| August 25, 2010 | Reply

I have been watching with growing levels of delight as a community of amateur satellite hunters have been tracking one of our nation’s newest space platforms, known as the X-37B.  In this age of internet pundits seeking real time vainglory for themselves, there is rampant speculation what this thing is for, with frequent references to […]

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India’s New Nuclear Sub

India’s New Nuclear Sub

| August 23, 2010 | Reply

The world is a dangerous place, and today that danger went up a notch.  Our erstwhile allies, the Russians, have decided to lease a powerful Akula / Project 971 nuclear powered attack submarine to India for an extended period of time. India has been working steadily towards a home grown (and at some point for […]

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Obama Delivers The Surge

Obama Delivers The Surge

| December 2, 2009 | 1 Reply

Tonight in an address to the nation from the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, the President finally disclosed his long suffering decision on General McChrystal’s troop surge for Afghanistan. The theatrics surrounding this decision have at times bordered on comical, and at long last the president has committed to supplying most of the […]

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Veterans Day 2009

Veterans Day 2009

| November 11, 2009 | Reply

I’ve been running around since early this morning and didn’t get a chance to put up our annual Veterans Day post listing the vets in our respective families. Here it is. ============= Bruce Webster: CPL Darren Green, USMC (active) — just returned from a tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (see photo above) [nephew] CPL Jon A. […]

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Friday morning cartoon

Friday morning cartoon

| October 30, 2009 | Reply

I’ve got a nephew (CPL Darren Green, USMC) who’s just coming back from Afghanistan (Helmand Province, no less). I’m very thankful he wasn’t one of the ones that Pres. Obama met at midnight at Dover AFB, and that my sister, brother-in-law, and niece didn’t have to travel there to meet him as well. While (like […]

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Midweek music: “The Warrior Song”

Midweek music: “The Warrior Song”

| October 28, 2009 | Reply

Hat tip to American Digest for the link. I’m in the early part of a two-day winter storm, still struggling a bit with the flu and reading documents. I’ll be back by the weekend.  ..bruce w..

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Cartoons for the day

Cartoons for the day

| October 22, 2009 | Reply

Cartoon by Nate Beeler at the Washington Examiner. And now from S. Weasel over at, well, S. Weasel: On the road for the next few days; postings may be light.  ..bruce w..

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Is it Wednesday yet/already?

Is it Wednesday yet/already?

| September 30, 2009 | Reply

Hat tip on the video to Matt Yuen, a long-time friend and fellow PMS Commando (that writeup in from world-famous author (and budding politician) Dan Gookin, another one of the Commandos). You jump out of the same plane together, and you definitely are friends for life . . . however brief that may end up […]

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Michael Yon throws down

Michael Yon throws down

| September 26, 2009 | Reply

Remember that old saying about never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel? It applies even more with someone with as solid a ‘net reputation as Michael Yon. The British Media Ops over in Helmand Province (where my nephew, USMC CPL Darren Green, is serving) ended Yon’s embed with the British […]

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