A Sunday Feel Good Story – The Magical Reunion

A magician performing at a local school selects a very special assistant, Addison, from the audience. Having one parent deployed is hard enough, but having both of your parents deployed is unimaginable. That was reality for little Addison though, who is learning the concept of sacrifice from a very tender age. I can never get enough of these kinds of stories. Thank you to all our military for all you do and all you sacrifice for us. ~Kathy

Deserter Bowe Bergdahl Won’t See Jail Time

From Fox News: An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday. Military prosecutors charged Bergdahl in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, a charge that could carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. But defense attorney Eugene Fidell said Lt. Col. Mark Visger has recommended that Sgt. Bergdahl’s case be referred to a special court martial, which is a misdemeanor-level forum. It limits the maximum punishment to reduction in rank, a bad-conduct discharge and … Continue reading

Almost Seven Years and Zero Accomplishments

My husband-person and I have been in San Antonio and surrounding area for a few days and while here we toured the Ft. Sam Houston museums. One of them is dedicated to the history of the fort and the transitions it’s made since it was built. It played a big part in the war with Mexico, but Ft. Sam, as the locals call it, is primarily a medical training facility. As of 2011, it had grown to be the largest military medical training facility in the world. With that as a background, it explains why the Ft. Sam Houston Medical … Continue reading

Whistleblower Says Key Terror Intel Being Ignored

Former Army Intel analyst speaks out about raising red flag, being pushed out of position, and his ultimate Court Martial for exposing the manipulation of terror intelligence. Like everything else in this administration, the messengers get squashed despite the promise of an “open and transparent” administration.  It’s a lie. In the meantime, the entirety of the Middle East is on fire, we have Al-Qaeda in the homeland, our borders are wide open, we have a Black Lives Matter movement, cops are being assassinated, yet we are being told that Russia is weak for killing jihadis. Geez… ~ Hardnox

Obama Picks Openly-Gay Army Secretary

Scott Ott for PJ Media opines about the nomination of openly-gay Eric Fanning as Obama’s Secretary of the Army nominee, not for his experience or competence primarily, but for who he’s with when “it’s the right time of the night,” and “the stars are waking above.” Scott Ott nailed it.  In the meantime, our enemies are laughing their collective asses off at us. Sexual preferences should never be an issue when considering whether a person is fit to serve in any position.  The issue should be whether they are qualified to do the job and have the experience to do … Continue reading

Army Special Forces enraged over Obama attacks

General rips military leaders: ‘They should put their stars on the table and be prepared to resign’ From: wnd.com,  by Greg Corombos,  on Sep 13, 2015,  see the article HERE. Rules of engagement that risk the lives of U.S. forces and harsh punishments over questionable charges have America’s elite Green Berets fuming at the Obama administration, and the former commander of all Green Berets says it’s just the latest symptoms of a military deliberately weakened by this administration and military officials more concerned about advancement than the good of their forces and their nation. The litany of Green Beret frustration was detailed this week … Continue reading

General: The Army Is Breaking Down

From The Weekly Standard: It happened after World War II and it happened after Vietnam.  Now, after years of repeated deployments, the Army, as Robert H. Scales writes the U.S. Army is breaking down. The Obama administration just announced a 40,000 reduction in the Army’s ranks. But the numbers don’t begin to tell the tale. Soldiers stay in the Army because they love to go into the field and train; Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently said that the Army will not have enough money for most soldiers to train above the squad level this year. Soldiers need to fight with new weapons; in the … Continue reading

Understanding Army vs Guard – Apache Transfers

      I have seen several frenetic and conspiracy articles on this issue of Apache transfers. So I looked into the problem to understand its implications. My knowledge is limited in the area of military so understanding why transfers between army/national guard would be such a sore point or why conspiracy people were harping was important. Background first, Apache Helos are ace fighting machines used for war across the world as well as search and rescue missions here at home. The latest version was received in 2013 when twenty-four Apache Guardians arrived at the 1st Battalion 229th Aviation Army … Continue reading

Setting the Stage for the Second American Revolution

From Canada Free Press   Most Americans obviously don’t know their history for if we did, we would be much more outraged and disturbed about the Jade Helm 15 military operation. Why? Because we’ve seen eerily similar situations play out in our nation before. In fact, this situation was a precursor to the first American Revolution. Concurrent with the captive corporate media’s feeding frenzy vilifying patriots and other citizens concerned about Jade Helm 15 by calling them conspiracy fanatics, government officials in various cities, counties and municipalities are welcoming American troops to their towns with open arms, apparently having no … Continue reading

Memorial Day – A Time of Remembrance

From Controversial Times: As part of our Memorial Day tribute, we thought it would be prudent to look back at a few of the heroes that have fought and died for our country. Here are two stories of amazing heroism, bravery, and the ultimate sacrifice made by extraordinary Americans. First Lieutenant James A. Gardner (Feb 7, 1943 – Feb 7, 1966). United States Army, Vietnam War 1st Lt Gardner showed extreme bravery and his actions likely saved numerous American lives. Gardner carried out these acts, and perished, on his 23rd birthday. His Medal of Honor Citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and … Continue reading

Harper Not Backing Down on Omar Khadr

from National Post Prime Minister Stephen Harper sounded an unrepentant note Friday about his Conservative government’s failed efforts to keep former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr behind bars. “Mr. Khadr, as we all know, pled guilty to very grave crimes, including murder,” Harper told a news conference as he offered his thoughts and prayers to the family members of U.S. Sgt. Christopher Speer. “Our government’s priority in these matters is always to make sure, first and foremost, we keep in mind the protection and security of the Canadian population.” Khadr, now 28, pleaded guilty in October 2010 before a widely … Continue reading

A Sunday Feel Good Story – Nate Boyer

From IJ Review: Meet Nate Boyer. He is 34, a decorated Green Beret and just signed a deal with the NFL. Here is the story of a true American badass. It seems Nate Boyer can do just about anything he sets his mind to. Originally from Tennessee, his family moved to California where Boyer graduated high school. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. But the course of Boyer’s life changed the morning of September 11th, 2001. Boyer spoke with the Texas Scout in April about watching 9/11 happen live on TV: “[It] opened my eyes to realizing that something was not right … Continue reading

Turning America Into a Battlefield

Written by John W Whitehead Published at Constitutionally   Americans now find themselves struggling to retain some semblance of freedom in the face of police and law enforcement agencies that look and act like the military and have just as little regard for the Fourth Amendment, laws such as the NDAA that allow the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens, and military drills that acclimate the American people to the sight of armored tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, and combat aircraft patrolling overhead. Making matters worse, now we find out that the military plans to use southwestern … Continue reading

Governor Abbott Commands State Guard to Monitor Jade Helm 15 Operation

From Big Country Homepage: Governor Abbott is putting his citizens rights first by commanding General Betty keep Texans properly informed during an upcoming military exercise. The United States Army says that United States Military Operation Jade Helm 15 is designed to train special forces units such as the Army’s Green Berets, Air Force and Marine Special Operations Commands, Marine Expeditionary Units, and the 82nd Airborne Division. It will take place in various locations across the State of Texas including the Big Country’s own town of Big Springs from July – September of 2015. Citizens have been raising concerns since preliminary operation … Continue reading

Beyond the Call of Duty

From America’s Freedom Fighters: Brothers in Arms   Rare helmet-cam video shot in Afghanistan by a Medevac helicopter crew during the Battle of Ganjal Gar shows Capt. Will Swenson braving enemy fire to help his friend, mortally wounded First Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook, onto the aircraft. He leans in and kisses the wounded soldier on the head in an act of compassion and loyalty to his brother-in-arms. As the door closes and the helicopter takes off, Swenson turns and runs back to the battle! After rescuing Westbrook, Swenson would venture three more times into the kill zone of a Taliban ambush … Continue reading

Boston Herald’s Message to Obama on Bergdahl

From IJ Review: Following the news of Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion charges, the White House is catching flak from all sides. People on social media have been quick to weigh-in. Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, for example, threw in a bit of snark: ✔ @DineshDSouza Follow With Bergdahl charged with desertion, there go his chances for a national security position in the Obama administration! 3:01 PM – 26 Mar 2015 San Diego, CA, United States  ~ ~ ~ Some provided reminders of the sacrifices made by service members who searched for Bergdahl: Judy Stines @jstines3 Follow MT @KathleenHerne: Loganville GA soldier gravely wounded searching for #Bergdahl. pic.twitter.com/ChxHmNecwK#PJNET … Continue reading

Finally: Bergdahl Is Charged with Desertion

  From IJ Review: Remember this touching scene?  What will O say now? U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has officially been charged with desertion, the Guardian reports. Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s lawyer, issued a statement, saying: “He’s been charged with violations of Articles 85 and 99.” Article 85 in the Uniform Code of Military Justice is described as “desertion with intent to avoid hazardous or important service,” while Article 99 is misbehavior before the enemy. Sgt. Berghdal was released last year after being held for half of a decade by the Taliban. Bergdahl was exchanged for five members of the Taliban, securing him as … Continue reading

A Sunday Feel Good Story – Striving for Perfection

From TheVeteransSite: For over fifty years, an elite group of specially trained U.S. Army soldiers have meticulously guarded the Tomb of the Unknowns — an elaborate sarcophagus monument dedicated to four unidentifiable soldiers who died in World Wars I & II and the Vietnam War. The guards of the Unknown Soldiers, called Tomb Sentinels, work in twenty-four-hour shifts, most of which are spent tediously detailing their service uniforms. The process of preparing a proper Tomb Sential uniform includes pressing and steaming the coat & trousers, dilligently shining the shoes & holster, and hand-polishing badges & medals before measuring to one-sixty-fourth … Continue reading

Globe and Mail Want a Prison Visit With Omar Khadr…. WHY?

  From Ezra Levant   For those readers of Hardnox and Friends….. In case you don’t know who Omar Khadr is. He is the Canadian Terrorist who at the tender age of Fifteen, went to Afghanistan and learned how to build bombs. Following in the footsteps of his terrorist father ( Ahmed Khadr ) and Osama Bin Laden one week after 9/11.  ~Blessed B~     From Macleans  Khadr was trained to fire rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifles and pistols, and was soon assigned to a cell that built and planted powerful IEDs. A home video released by prosecutors shows a grinning … Continue reading

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Shreds Obama’s Military Strategy

  From Viral Buzz: A few days ago I published a post regarding O’s request to Congress asking for authorization to put military on the ground in Iraq, and several of you guys commented on what his ROEs would be.  You aren’t the only ones concerned about this and Flynn, who was nominated by O in 2012 to head the Defense Intelligence Agency, has a few words on the matter. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn spent the morning at a House Armed Services Committee, where he was asked about Obama’s request that Congress authorize the use of military force against the terrorist group. That … Continue reading