Monatsarchiv: August 2016

ISIS Employing a New Kind of Explosive?

Unsettling, if so. The attack claimed the lives of 324 innocent civilians, many of them children. More than 200 additional civilians were injured in the attack. On July 28, the BBC released an article summarizing some key characteristics of the … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Defending the Homeland, Iraq, The Long War | 2 Kommentare

Nutty MOOSE-LIMBS in Roanoke

Wow. I’m glad the two victims survived to identify the heathen perpetrator. As a Roanoker myself, I’d like to point out that this occurred in the *county*. We Raleigh Court folk wouldn’t have tolerated such a thing.

Veröffentlicht unter The Long War | Kommentar hinterlassen

Taps General John Vessey

As a Lieutenant (yes many light years ago) General John Vessey was the USFK and Eighth Army Commander in Korea (they were one command in those days).  He was a soldier’s soldier having been a First Sergeant in World War … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Army, Taps | 4 Kommentare

Gun-Day Sunday: Using Enough Gun, Etc.

Overcast and warm here in Mosby’s Confederacy, with “heavy rain” inbound or so the National Weather Service says. Item #1 for today– Using a 9mm on a grizzly in Alaska, a VERY interesting story.  I have killed enough bears to … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, History, Hunting, Readiness | 1 Kommentar

20 Aug 1866: The Formal End of the Civil War

This day, one hundred fifty years ago by means of Proclamation 157,  “Declaring that Peace, Order, Tranquillity, and Civil Authority Now Exists in and Throughout the Whole of the United States of America.” Most of the inhabitants of the rebellious states would … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Resistance | 1 Kommentar

Russia Flying Sorties out of Iran

Yes: “Strikes from Iranian air base show Russia’s expanding footprint in the Middle East.” ISTANBUL — Russian bombers flying from an Iranian air base struck rebel targets across Syria on Tuesday, Russian and Iranian officials said, dramatically underscoring the two … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Iran, Russia, Strategy, Syria | 3 Kommentare

VMI Takes Command in Djibouti

New commander at Camp Lemonnier: CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (NNS) — The U.S. military’s only enduring base in Africa held a change of command ceremony Aug. 16. Capt. James H. Black took command from Capt. Geoffrey T. Colpitts during a ceremony … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Navy, The Long War, VMI | Kommentar hinterlassen