Month – October 2009

Party Twentynine Palms — Bring Your Own Tank

Full story: 1st Tanks Rolls Through Largest Steel Knight First Tank Battalion, along with other units from 1st Marine Division, completed Steel Knight, a Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force level exercise, at the Combat Center Nov. 26. The combined arms exercise was the biggest yet, said Lt. Col. Tom Gordon, the commanding officer of […]

Business Administration Training for Women’s Associations

Looks like Smalltown, USA, but is actually Mosul, Iraq: The Ninawa Provincial Reconstruction Team has instituted a program to train women’s associations in Iraq on business administration practices. Tony Daza, an economics advisor for the Ninawa PRT and representatives from eight women’s associations held an open dialogue Oct. 27 about the details of the training […]

Friday Linkzookery – 30 Oct 2009

USS Enterprise repair bill now $605 million Big ‘E’ now won’t be ready until January. 11 airmen survive Sudanese confrontation Previously-classified 2006 incident could have ended quite badly. Tommy Gun: How General Thompson’s Submachine Gun Wrote History Haven’t read it but it looks interesting. AR Guns & Hunting New online magazine focusing on tactical guns […]

12-1

This story has been in the news lately: US Troops Outnumber Taliban 12-1 First of all, US troops don’t outnumber the Taliban 12-1, it’s all NATO and Afghan forces combined that, according to this report, outnumber the Taliban fighters 12-1. Secondly, as far as I can tell it’s just counting active Taliban militants, not any […]

Heading Down to Browsnville

Ex-Saipan begins journey to scrap yard Tugs towed the amphibious assault ship formerly known as the Saipan out of its mothball berth in Philadelphia on Wednesday, beginning the ship’s final trip to sea — one that will end at the scrap yard. The Saipan is scheduled to arrive mid-November in Brownsville, Texas, where workers at […]

Nice Headline

Destroyer accidentally fires on Polish port Three 7.62 rounds from an M240 machine gun equals “fired on Polish port.” The crew of the destroyer Ramage was doing “routine maintenance” to the ship in the port of Gdynia when a sailor inadvertently fired the burst from one of the warship’s M240 machine guns, the official said. […]

Is this Writer Serious?

Happened to notice this story on Yahoo by Lindsay Robertson: Taylor Lautner’s Shirtless Pics: A Hollywood Double Standard? Remember the huge uproar in April 2008, when 15-year-old Miley Cyrus appeared in “Vanity Fair” wrapped in a sheet, with her right shoulder and the top of her back visible, implying that, under the sheet, she wasn’t […]