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Music April 08, 2017

Images April 07, 2017




Music April 07, 2017





Quotes April 07, 2017

General Colin Powell’s Rules:
It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
Get mad, then get over it.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
It can be done!
Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
Check small things.
Share credit.
Remain calm. Be kind.
Have a vision. Be demanding.
Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.



“When things go wrong in your command, start wading for the reason in increasing larger concentric circles around your own desk.”
General Bruce D. Clark




“I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy…in order to give their children the right to study painting, poetry, and music.”
John Adams



‘What are the values of a Good Soldier?’…’Freedom and courage. Freedom is what makes us fight, and courage is what keeps us from running away.’ Those who command Soldiers in combat understand both why men fight and why they do not run away. The wellsprings of the warrior spirit come not only from the aggressive, animalistic depths of a man’s nature, but also from his most philosophical and idealistic yearnings. Courage, like bravery, has been the first requirement of the Soldier since the most primitive days. Good commanders talk easily and thoughtfully on these matters.
The Challenge of Command by Roger Nye


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

RED Friday





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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Classic Photograph.


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