Monatsarchiv: Oktober 2016

Chosin Reservoir

Program to be aired on PBS about Chosin Reservoir.

Veröffentlicht unter Uncategorized | 2 Kommentare

Gun-Day Sunday: Follow-On Range Time

A very enjoyable and productive day, if I do say so myself. After 0730 Mass I headed off to the range and spent an hour on the 100-yard lanes refining the zero on the Steyr Scout *and* reacquainting myself with … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Readiness | 1 Kommentar

Sig Sauer P320

Shot the Sig Sauer P320 today for the first time.  Good shot groups.  I am having to teach myself to shoot right handed (as I am to have my left hand operated on in December and will be out of … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Gear, Uncategorized | 1 Kommentar

Ghost Stories

Practically the only ghosts at VMI are First Classmen in good standing and with a full tank of gas. Because VMI’s history as an armory, and as a source of military personnel – some of whom were killed in action … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Humor, Just for Fun, Rockbridge County, VMI | 12 Kommentare

Range Time!

Got to spend some true quality time at the range today, with MDL, Wang, G-Tex (of CivDiv Designs fame) and several others. G-Tex and I arrived early to do some detailed work on the outstanding 100-yard indoor range; he sighted … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen | Kommentar hinterlassen

The Hungarian Revolution

We missed by two days the 60-year anniversary of the brave Hungarian uprising against the evil Communist occupation. Here’s a very good article recounting one man’s escape from the hell on earth that Marxism creates.  (I’m surprised CNN’s editors allowed … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Resistance | Kommentar hinterlassen

When you get overpaid, you pay it back

When 10,000 Soldiers get overpaid while in the National Guard because the Pentagon and the NGB made a mistake.  Why should they have to pay it back.  We all remember during the height of the war how the bonuses were … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Afghanistan, Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Iraq, Leadership, Readiness, The Long War, Uncategorized, Veterans' Issues | 7 Kommentare

What Is Worth Conserving?

This year’s election season has been a wild one, with rhetoric slung about like a mastiff’s saliva shaken from its head. One word you’ve undoubtedly read and heard is „conservative.“ Usually the word is given as a pejorative, which is … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, Stray Voltage | Kommentar hinterlassen

Loss of an Ally

An ally of decades’s standing: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced Thursday that he was “separating” from the United States and embracing China as the new best friend of the Philippines. The 71-year-old president, famous for blunt, often profane rhetoric, announced … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter China, Strategy | 3 Kommentare

Iraqi Refugee Becomes US Marine

Good story, sent by way of Tango Seven-Six hisself: Lance Cpl. Amanda Issa — who as a teenager fled the violence of her native Mosul ahead of the arrival of the Islamic State — now proudly wears the Eagle, Globe and Anchor … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Iraq, Marine Corps | Kommentar hinterlassen