Category: Military

Military April 07, 2017

1st Lt. Meaghan Cosand, C-5B Galaxy pilot with the 312th Airlift Squadron, starts engines in preparation for takeoff from Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 15, 2014. She was flying a mobility channel mission, moving high-priority cargo and passengers among air bases in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Robert Couse-Baker)

By Jenavieve Hatch, Damon Dahlen: 58 Fly-As-Hell Photos Of Female Pilots The sky is the limit ✈️



FYI April 04, 2017 How Military Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon’s Weapons Program | Fast Company

Source: How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon’s Weapons Program | Fast Company

Music March 31, 2017

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Jeff Baxter
Jeffrey Allen “Skunk” Baxter (born December 13, 1948) is an American guitarist, known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s and Spirit in the 1980s. More recently, he has been working as a defense consultant and chairs a Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense.[1]


Doobie Brothers Rock Out for the Troops
They have been playing for troops since the mid-1980s, when vocalist and guitarist Pat Simmons and Johnston went on USO tours of overseas bases as part of all-star bands in successive years.

“I had such a good time on the tour, and we have always believed in supporting our men and women in uniform,” Simmons said. “Other than the fact that we are older, and the troops are younger, I don’t think much has changed. People still love to rock out, and so do we.”

Images March 31, 2017

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Another side of deployment:

A United States serviceman is about to be deployed and is saying goodbye to his newborn daughter.

Quotes March 31, 2017

I am not going to second-guess my old battlefield comrades from Iraq and Afghanistan; each has his own reason for what he has done.
David Petraeus



There is no God-given right to victory on the battlefield. You win that through the skill and the devotion, the valor and the ferocity of your troops.
James Mattis



It’s one thing to say don’t commit atrocities on the battlefield. It’s another thing to say don’t get caught doing atrocities.
Oliver North



On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
Dan Lipinski



The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies.
Napoleon Bonaparte



“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
George Orwell



“It is well that was is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it.”
General Robert E. Lee




“Tell them of us and say,
For their tomorrow,
We gave our today.”
The Kohima Epitaph

Images March 24, 2017

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Staff Sgt. Jose A. Medina dances with First Lady Melania Trump during the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball at the National Museum, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. The event, one of the three official balls held in celebration of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, paid tribute to members of all branches of the armed forces of the United States, as well as first responders and emergency personnel. (DOD photo by Spc. Abigayle Marks)


New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-114 Infantry run through smoke after capturing a high value target during a joint training exercise on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 10, 2017. The Marine Corps Reserve provided airlift and close air support to Alpha Company soldiers of 1-114, which is part of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)


An Army M109A6 Paladin is the first military vehicle from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based in Fort Carson, Colorado, to be loaded onto a railcar for shipment to Poland at the port in Bremerhaven, Germany, Jan. 7, 2017. 3-4 ABCT’s arrival marks the start of back-to-back rotations of armored brigades in Europe as part of Atlantic Resolve. The vehicles and equipment, totaling more than 2,700 pieces, will be shipped to Poland for certification before deploying across Europe for use in training with partner nations. This rotation will enhance deterrence capabilities in the region, improve the U.S. ability to respond to potential crises and defend allies and partners in the European community. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Micah VanDyke)


This is the moving moment a Notre Dame player had an emotional surprise reunion with his brother who had returned home from Afghanistan

Hannah Parry: Emotional moment Notre Dame basketball star’s brother returned home early from Afghanistan to surprise him at a game

Quotes March 24, 2017

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,



If I died on the battlefield, then that was the way it was supposed to be.
Marcus Luttrell



The most important 6 inches on the battlefield is between your ears.
James Mattis



As a veteran, I know firsthand the satisfaction there is in defending the democracy you so strongly believe in, but I can also attest to the trauma encountered from combat on the battlefield.
Charles B. Rangel



What’s always got me is the fact that when people talked on the telly about Iraq, before Afghanistan kicked off, you’d get only these public-school-type army officers talking about what was going on out there. I kept thinking, ‘Why don’t we get the true voice of the squaddie? Why don’t we hear from the lads on the battlefield?’
Ross Kemp



America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
Allen Boyd



I have traveled a long road from the battlefield to the peace table.
Moshe Dayan



The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
William Slim

Music March 17, 2017


March 15, 2017 U.S. Coast Guard | Alaska Native News

Source: Young Co-Authors Bipartisan Letter Opposing Cuts to U.S. Coast Guard | Alaska Native News

Music & Military March 10, 2017

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Ryan Weaver




Jonathan Miltimore: WARRIOR of the WEEK: John Preston


Sylvia Gaenzle: Superman Falls: John Preston’s Mission to Promote Life after Loss


The Valkyrie Initiative
The Valkyrie Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the successful facilitation of the after-downrange transition of Veterans, First Responders and their families.