Category: Military

Images July 28, 2017

Spc. Joshua Leonard via U.S. Army Europe- Soldiers from Charlie Co. 2-104th Cavalry Regiment from the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Spc. Joshua Leonard via U.S. Army Europe- Soldiers from Charlie Co. 2-104th Cavalry Regiment from the Pennsylvania National Guard pose for a group photo after a battle simulation for distinguished visitors during part of the field training exercise at Saber Strike 2014. Saber Strike 2014 is a joint, multi-national military exercise scheduled for June 9- 20. The exercise spans multiple locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and involves approximately 4,700 personnel from 10 countries. The exercise is designed to promote regional stability, strengthen international military partnerships, enhance multinational interoperability and prepare participants for worldwide contingency operations.

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Quotes July 28, 2017

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
G.K. Chesterton
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”
“Maxim 3:
An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.
-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler
“Is killing a known terrorist wrong? I ask this, did the terrorist allow any of his victims quarter? No, then allow him no quarter, and hoist the black flag.”
T.R. Wallace

Music July 28, 2017




Cool Gus says: Where did Special Operations Forces come from? | Bob Mayer July 22, 2017

The lineage of US Special Operations Forces go back to before there was a United States. So dogs. Cool Gus has had his own Special Ops training. Just try getting by him when he’s on guard dut…

Cool Gus says: Where did Special Operations Forces come from? | Bob Mayer

Images July 21, 2017




The Upgraded F-15SA is Deadlier Than Ever
Saudi Arabia purchased 84 new F-15SAs and almost 70 kits to turn their existing F-15S fleet into SAs. In addition to pre-existing features in the F-15E Strike Eagle such as a fly-by-wire flight control system, a missile launch detection system, and an infrared search and track system called ‘Tiger Eyes,’ the F-15SA also features F-110- GE-129 engines that can put out 30,000 pounds of thrust each.


Italy’s Aeronautica Militare KC-767A Making History
In 2015, Italy’s Aeronautica Militare KC-767A became the first international tanker not operated by the USAF to undergo refueling certification trials with a U.S. aircraft when it successfully completed a U.S. Air Force F-35A boom receiver certification refueling flight over Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing 25 boom contacts and offloading 16,000 pounds of fuel.


Refueling a C-17 Globemaster III
A C-17 Globemaster III gets its thirst quenched by a 92nd Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker over Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.


Music July 21, 2017







Quotes July 21, 2017

We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’
Allen West
I hate it when they say, ‘He gave his life for his country.’ Nobody gives their life for anything. We steal the lives of these kids. We take it away from them. They don’t die for the honor and glory of their country. We kill them.
Admiral Gene LaRocque
The military might of a country represents its national strength. Only when it builds up its military might in every way can it develop into a thriving country.
Kim Jong-un
The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.
Tom Clancy
After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian.
Chris Kyle
The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line.
Charles Montague
A Purple Heart just proves that were you smart enough to think of a plan, stupid enough to try it, and lucky enough to survive.


Ezra Update: Dawn Seymour ’39 took to the skies during WWII July 20, 2017

Ezra Update: Dawn Seymour ’39 took to the skies during WWII
Weeks after her 100th birthday, WASP Dawn Seymour has taken her final flight. Official posting and information forthcoming. Meantime, please read the lovely tribute from her beloved Cornell University’s magazine. The article is from 2014. Classy, gracious, kind…so grateful to call her friend. Our prayers for her family and all the hearts she touched. So many hearts.

Music July 14, 2017





Quotes July 14, 2017

RED Friday

“If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.”
– USAF Ammo Troop
“Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.”
– Your Buddies
“Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.”
– Unknown Marine Recruit
“Any ship can be a minesweeper… once.”
– Anonymous
“No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.”
– Joe Gay
“If your attack is going too well, you’re walking into an ambush.”
– Infantry Journal
“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”
– David Hackworth
“Five-second fuses only last three seconds.”
– Infantry Journal
“Tracers work both ways.”
– U.S. Army Ordnance
“You, you, and you… panic. The rest of you, come with me.”
– U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sgt.
“A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what’s left of your unit.”
– Army’s magazine of preventive maintenance
“Aim towards the Enemy.”
– Instruction printed on US rocket launcher
“When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.”
– U.S. Marine Corps
“Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.”
– USAF ammo troop
“If the enemy is in range, so are you.”
– Infantry Journal
“It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.”
– U.S Air Force Manual

“Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.”
– Infantry Journal
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
– Gen. Douglas MacArthur