| Political Talk|| Military Times - Criticism of senator's war record rankles veterans - Wolfhound45 on 2/21/15 at 4:28 am|
[quote]No one disputes that Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, served with the National Guard in a combat zone.
So the recent round of questions about whether she counts as a "combat veteran" has made more than a few former service members uncomfortable and upset.
But they aren't necessarily surprised. ...
| Political Talk|| CNN - Study: 'U.S. Army officers lie' routinely - Wolfhound45 on 2/19/15 at 3:51 pm|
[quote]Washington (CNN)—U.S. Army officers often resort to "evasion and deception," and everyone at the Pentagon knows it, according to a new study conducted by the U.S. Army War College.
"In other words, in the routine performance of their duties as leaders and commanders, U.S. Army officers lie...
| Political Talk|| Pennsylvania judge sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling teens to prisons - Wolfhound45 on 2/13/15 at 6:47 pm|
[quote]Disgraced Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for conspiring with private prisons to sentence juvenile offenders to maximum sentences for bribes and kickbacks which totaled millions of dollars. He was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution.
| SEC Rant|| Division Realignment - A Common Sense Approach - Wolfhound45 on 1/2/15 at 7:49 pm|
Since we are all one bowl game away from the offseason, time to bring this one up again. I am a straightforward, point A to point B kind of person. And I see absolutely no logic in the current division alignment;
| SEC Rant|| SEC West - Twitter be trolling us... - Wolfhound45 on 1/2/15 at 11:53 am|
(Many thanks to son of Arlo for the corrected pic :cheers:)
Here is the [link=(http://www.lostlettermen.com/article/internet-trolls-sec-west-after-bowl-game-losses-photo)]LINK[/link]....
| SEC Rant|| LETS GO TO WAR - Wolfhound45 on 12/31/14 at 9:24 pm|
Not sure why, but let's do this thing....
| Political Talk|| DoD News - Obama, Hagel Mark End of Operation Enduring Freedom - Wolfhound45 on 12/28/14 at 6:18 pm|
[quote]WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2014 – President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements today marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.
After 13 years of combat operations, Operation Enduring Freedom drew to a close today in a ceremony at the International S...
| O-T Lounge|| Thieves take fallen Marine's medals - Wolfhound45 on 12/22/14 at 8:42 pm|
[quote]Medals given to Cpl. Christopher Bordoni, the U.S. Marine from Ithaca, N.Y., who died from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, and his family were stolen during a break-in at his widow's North Carolina home.
Jessica Bordoni discovered the burglary when she came home Wednesday evening in Wilmin...
| Political Talk|| Army: Bergdahl could face court-martial - Wolfhound45 on 12/22/14 at 3:09 pm|
[quote]The Army's decision Monday to forward the investigation of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for possible court-martial means the former prisoner of war will remain on active duty and in legal limbo for months to come.
The Army has not determined whether Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive u...
| Political Talk|| Budget experts: Move Tricare beneficiaries to Obamacare - Wolfhound45 on 12/19/14 at 7:24 pm|
[quote]The Defense Department could slash its enormous health care budget by requiring Tricare beneficiaries not on active duty to get health care coverage through Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to several current and former congressional budget experts.
In the past several budget cycle...
| Political Talk|| Army Times: 1,000 paratroopers to deploy to Iraq - Wolfhound45 on 12/19/14 at 6:01 pm|
[quote]About 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq in late January, the Defense Department announced Friday.
The soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team will train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, said Pentagon Press Se...
| Political Talk|| Hagel: More U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan than planned - Wolfhound45 on 12/6/14 at 9:10 am|
[quote]KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the United States will keep as many as 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned for the first part of 2015.
At a joint news conference at the presidential palace with President Ashraf Ghani, Hagel said the original plan ...
| Political Talk|| Army Times - Purple Hearts might be awarded in domestic terrorism cases - Wolfhound45 on 12/4/14 at 7:54 am|
[quote]Victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings will be eligible to receive Purple Hearts and combat injury benefits under a provision included in the latest defense authorization deal.
The measure is expected to be approved by Congress next week, and would end a five-year quest by Texas lawmakers...
| Political Talk|| Video: Watch vet confront military faker at the mall (NSFW - Language) - Wolfhound45 on 12/2/14 at 1:42 pm|
[quote]The Black Friday shopper in Army camo and a Ranger tab caught the attention of Ryan Berk almost immediately. Berk, a former enlisted infantryman and combat vet, smelled a potential faker.
"I watched this guy talk to this little kid for like 10, 15 minutes. I heard him say he was Special Fo...
| Political Talk|| About 250 Fort Bragg soldiers to deploy to support Iraq operations - Wolfhound45 on 12/1/14 at 2:05 pm|
[quote]About 250 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, officials announced Monday.
The soldiers from 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will begin depl...
| SEC Rant|| Have we recently checked up on missing SECr posters? - Wolfhound45 on 11/27/14 at 11:21 pm|
Are they okay? :dunno:
Want to be sure they are all safe and accounted for.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! :cheers:...
| Political Talk|| Thoughts on Ferguson - A Black Pastor's Perspective - Wolfhound45 on 11/26/14 at 8:58 am|
From a post on the OT;
[quote][b]The Plight of Black Men[/b]
Rest assured, I do believe there are systemic issues plaguing black men. These issues are violence, criminality, and immorality, to name a few. And all of these issues are rooted in and connected to the epidemic of fatherlessness. An...
| Political Talk|| Businessweek - Military Chief Weighs Frontline Role for U.S. Troops in Iraq - Wolfhound45 on 11/13/14 at 11:27 pm|
[quote]President Barack Obama’s top military adviser said more U.S. troops may be needed in Iraq for a “long and difficult” fight against Islamic State, as military planners assess the shortcomings of Iraqi forces.
Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmaker...
| SEC Rant|| SBNation: Ole Miss beats Alabama, the day that never comes - Wolfhound45 on 10/6/14 at 12:18 pm|
Hotty Toddy! Enjoy OM fans!
| Political Talk|| Army Times: Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact - Wolfhound45 on 9/30/14 at 9:18 am|
[quote]KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year.
"This agreement is only for Afghan security and stability," Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai...