SSG Ty Carter will receive the Medal of Honor for actions while defending COP Keating in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province in Afghanistan on 3 October 2009. On 03 OCT 09, Soldiers of B TRP/3-61 CAV distinguished themselves when more than 400 Anti-Afghan forces, attempted to overrun COP Keating -which was a company-sized outpost. On that […]
PFC Manning originally faced a maximum of 90 years in prison for passing sensitive US information to WikiLeaks. Prosecutors recommended a 60 year sentence as a warning for other Soldiers. He got 35 years. WTF kind of fucking bullshit is this? He was found guilty last month of 20 crimes, including six violations of […]
I had the thought that I would have to tell you guys about a story that directly affects me in the back of my mind, but I never really thought it would happen. Not from a “Green” on Blue. An Iranian police woman shot and killed a former deputy who used to patrol my AO […]
A new Army manual, which is only in draft stages, provides guidelines for deployed Soldiers to prevent green-on-blue attacks. The answer, according to this little gem, is to talk nice about them. The manual provides guidelines to not insult the Taliban, not to speak critically of pedophilia and to advocate women’s rights. So, while we […]
Gather ‘round soldiers young and old. Take a knee. soldier suicide There’s only one thing that pisses me off more and that is knowing this simple fact: All the crap we go through, all the effing trials and tribulations we face, what we prep ourselves for every day; for knowing that when we roll out […]
Last year a 23-year old Royal Marine took out a life insurance policy before deploying to Afghanistan. He wrote a letter home instructing that a £100,000($161,819) chunk of the £250,000($404,549) policy should be used by his buddies for a Vegas bender in his memory if he died.