Tag: Military

Quotes February 16, 2018

When the Marines were cut off behind enemy lines and the Army had written the 1st Marine Division off as being lost because they were surrounded by 22 enemy divisions. The Marines made it out inflicting the highest casualty ratio on an enemy in history and destroying 7 entire enemy divisions in the process. An enemy division is 16500+ men while a Marine division is 12500 men.
(All I can say, is I’m Glad to be an American.)
Attributed to Ronald Reagan
 
 
 
 
Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks.
Col. William O. Darby, U.S. Rangers
 
 
 
 
We are going to find a solution to the Middle East conflict as soon as the Arabs agrees with us.
Moshe Dayan, Israeli Minister of Defense during the Six day War (1967)
 
 
 
 
Men are basically smart or dumb and lazy or ambitious. The dumb and ambitious ones are dangerous and I get rid of them. The dumb and lazy ones I give mundane duties. The smart ambitious ones I put on my staff. The smart and lazy ones I make my commanders.
Attributed to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel,
on how he selects officers for staff and command.
 
 
 
 
The Pope! how many divisions has he got?
Stalin
In 1935, a French visitor asked Soviet leader Josef Stalin if he thought Pope Pius XI might prove to be an ally.
 
 
 
 
We have gained a valuable insight into the Russian soul.
It will be most educational – if we don’t die of it.
King Charles of Sweden regarding the Great Northern War, in which Peter the Great perfected the Art of “Scorched Earth.”
 
 
 
 
I’d rather have a German Division in front of me than a French one behind.
General George S. Patton
 
 
 
 
I do not like this word “bomb.” It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding.
French ambassador to New Zealand Jacques le Blanc, regarding press coverage of France’s nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific

Music February 09, 2018


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

Quotes February 09, 2018

Never underestimate the power of world domination!
1. Lt. Rekve’s solution to all the problems in the world.
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
We ain’t making no goddamn cornflakes here.
Col. Charlie Beckwith, founder of Delta Force
 
 
 
 
Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
A. Whitney Brown
 
 
 
 
Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats.
Josephus Daniels
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
If your bayonet breaks, strike with the stock. If the stock gives way, hit him with your fists. If your fists are hurt, bite him with your teeth.
General Mikhail I. Dragomirov, “Notes for soldiers” 1890.
 
 
 
 
Paper-work will ruin any military force.
Lieutenant-General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller
 
 
 
 
Each month has an average of 30 days. Except the last month of deployment which has 2,794 days.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Army food: the spoils of war
Unknown

Military January 31, 2018

By Navy Seaman Sara Eshleman, USS Harry S. Truman: Germany, Norway Join Multinational Naval Strike Group
 
 
 
 
Soldiers Unload Globemaster During Exercise Arctic Thrust (JBER)
 
 
 
 
Soldiers Slingload Howitzers During Air Assault Training

Quotes January 26, 2018

You cannot expect soldiers to change people’s minds. That has to be done in other ways.
Mike Jackson

General Sir Michael David Jackson, GCB, CBE, DSO, DL, is a retired British Army officer and one of its most high-profile generals since the Second World War.

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Quotes January 19, 2018

Every soldier should learn survival on land, sea, and in the air.
Louis Zamperini
 
 
 
 
Soldiers are men…most apt for all manner of services and best able to support and endure the infinite toils and continual hazards of war.
Henry Knyvett
 
 
 
 
A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
Norman Schwarzkopf
 
 
 
 
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Napoleon Bonaparte
 
 
 
 
There’s something about an American soldier you can’t explain. They’re so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
Marlene Dietrich
 
 
 
 
Soldiers have many faults, but they have one redeeming merit; they are never worshippers of force. Soldiers more than any other men are taught severely and systematically that might is not right.
G. K. Chesterton
 
 
 
 
Our soldiers and their families are benefiting. They deserve good, quality housing and they need it.
Jim Walsh

Bob Mayer: What To Do In Case Of Nuclear Attack (and other important info)

Duck and cover. How many remember that? While many might think it futile, it’s better than doing nothing.

First, a nuclear war probably won’t happen in a vacuum. Keep an eye on the news. Currently the situation between Israel and Iran, or North and South Korea, are the most likely flashpoint for a nuclear exchange. It is more likely there could be a small yield nuclear explosion by terrorists and it will probably be a ‘dirty’ bomb. That means the fallout is more dangerous than the actual explosion, as the fallout will be very radioactive. Port cities are high probability targets for a terrorist nuclear attack via being secreted inside a cargo container.

We have DEFCON levels, which are defense readiness conditions for the Armed Forces.

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Music January 12, 2018


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes January 12, 2018

One doesn’t become a soldier in a week – it takes training, study and discipline.There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States.
Daniel Inouye
 
 
 
 
Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, drawing no dividend from time’s tomorrows.
Siegfried Sassoon
 
 
 
 
The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
 
 
 
 
Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you’re not a good soldier.
Curtis LeMay
 
 
 
 
Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
Douglas Macarthur
 
 
 
 
Soldiers willingly, sometimes foolishly, risk their own lives to keep their comrades out of enemy hands.
Alex Berenson
 
 
 
 
Everyone knows what can happen to soldiers who are in front line units.
Richard Engel

 
 
 
 
All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That’s the bond we have with our military men and women and their families.
Jeff Sessions
 
 
 
 
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
 
 
 
 
Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.
Norman Schwarzkopf
 
 
 
 
That soldiers do terrible things during wartime should not surprise us.
Nick Flynn

 
 
 
 
Being a soldier, fighting for this country, is neither Republican nor Democrat.
Max Cleland

One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker

Fellow Alaskan –

The Last Frontier celebrated its 59th ‘birthday’ last week! On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed the proclamation that officially admitted the Last Frontier into the Union as the 49th state.

This week, The U.S. Department of Justice withdrew the Cole Memorandum a policy that respected states that opted to allow the commercial sale of marijuana, as Alaskans voted to do in 2014. I remain committed to upholding the will of Alaskans on this issue, and maintaining our State’s sovereign rights to manage our own affairs while protecting federal interests. I am disappointed in the announcement to withdraw the Cole Memorandum. I will continue to work with the Department of Justice and our Congressional Delegation to prevent federal overreach into Alaska.

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Governor Walker presented Loren Lounsbury with the Legion of Merit in the Governor’s Office in Anchorage, Alaska. Lounsbury received the Legion of Merit for his service with Alaska Military Force Advocacy and Structure Team (AMFAST).


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One Alaska Update: Keeping up with Gov. Bill Walker