US Army in action in Iraq– and still no SOFA

    US Army in action in Iraq-- and still no SOFA

    On Sunday the US involvement in Iraq, in its current manifestation, escalated: The United States sent attack helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration has promised would not include “boots on the ground.” The U.S. Central Command, in a statement about U.S. | Read More »

    Happy 236th Birthday to the U.S. Army!

    As the aggression of the Monarchy grew, the future Founders of our blessed nation began to take steps to raise an army for defense. “The New England delegations immediately tried to secure congressional support for armed opposition to Great Britain. They argued that New England was merely protecting itself from British aggression, and that in so doing it was acting to defend all the colonies. | Read More »

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    Happy 236th Birthday to the U.S. Army!

    As the aggression of the Monarchy grew, the future Founders of our blessed nation began to take steps to raise an army for defense. “The New England delegations immediately tried to secure congressional support for armed opposition to Great Britain. They argued that New England was merely protecting itself from British aggression, and that in so doing it was acting to defend all the colonies. | Read More »

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    Career Colleges Provide Opportunities To Veterans

    I joined the United States Armed Forces because of the love that I have for my country. I’m proud of my service, and that of my fellow soldiers. One of the valuable lessons I learned while serving is that the military always takes care of its own. As a U.S. Army Reservist, and the spouse of an Active Duty Soldier that is currently deployed, I | Read More »

    South Park Bridge: I just had one of the funnest days of my life

    Photo by Steve Wilhelm, from the Puget Sound Business Journal, press conference today in front of South Park Bridge. I just attended my a press conference.  The Governor Chris Gregoire was there, the County Executive, Dow Constantine was there, two Council Members from the City of Seattle, and two from the County were there.  One Port of Seattle Commissioner, an a representative of the Puget | Read More »

    Lazy Iraqi Police get motivational speech from U.S. Army

    I’m not sure who this Army officer is but he needs to get promoted. Better yet make him our Secretary of State and send him to talk to Kim Il Jong, Alhmadinejad and the rest of them. **Content warning** Language used is that of a military commander in a combat zone. If your favorite TV show is The View then this video represents real life | Read More »

    Where do we get such men?

    I’d like to take a few minutes out from the strum und drang of our approaching financial Apocalypse and the Daley-Emanuel (Rahm, not Jeff)-Blagojevich-Obama Axis and focus on my favorite subject: the American Soldier. Yesterday the Washington Post reported on ten US Army Green Berets receiving the Silver Star following a small unit action in an extremely remote section of Afghanistan. Please take the time | Read More »

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