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Eagle on cemetary stone

I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why.

I have friends buried in a small corner of a rolling green field just down the road from the Pentagon. They’re permanently assigned to Section 60. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it’s 14 acres in the southeast corner of Arlington National Cemetery that serves as a burial ground for many military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are fresh graves there.

I spent my formative years in combat boots and all of my friends are in the military, were in the military, or married into the military. I have several friends buried at Arlington, and know of dozens more men and women interred in that hallowed ground.

via I’m a veteran, and I hate ‘Happy Memorial Day.’ Here’s why. – The Washington Post.

Five years ago today, 13 lives were lost and 32 were wounded in a tragic shooting at Fort Hood, Texas by a crazed Islamist in the ranks. Let us continue to honor their memory today and every day.

Ft Hood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Your loved ones endure through the life of our nation. Their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. Their life’s work is our security, and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. Every evening that the sun sets on a tranquil town; every dawn that a flag is unfurled; every moment that an American enjoys life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — that is their legacy.” – President Barack Obama, in a speech during the Memorial Service on Nov. 10, 2009

 

 

Save the A-10.

A-10 Warthog

The B-1 is not suited for this type of mission. I don’t care what these Air Force morons say, it isn’t a close air support aircraft. That’s complete bullshit. 5 men are dead because of some asshole general’s B-1 bomber fiefdom.

The A-10 is the best close air support aircraft on the planet and these assholes are playing budget games with the lives of our Soldiers.

Unacceptable.

Budget cuts, errant B1 bomber blamed in deadly ‘friendly fire’ accident in Afghan war

The “friendly fire” airstrike that killed five American soldiers in Afghanistan on June 9 is the first known case of a battlefield catastrophe that can be linked to automatic defense spending cuts that greatly curtailed prewar training.

A review of the worst American fratricide in the long Afghanistan war also shows that the military’s official investigation faults a Green Beret commander, an Air Force air controller and the four-man crew on the B-1B bomber that conducted the errant strike.

But the investigation, headed by an Air Force general, does not question the use of a strategic bomber for close air support, even though experts say the tragedy illustrates why the big plane is misplaced in that role.

via EXCLUSIVE: Budget cuts, errant B1 bomber blamed in deadly ‘friendly fire’ accident in Afghan war – Washington Times.

…maybe this is another reason he wanted to gut the military.
He needed the space for his new constituents.

Military bases: Obama’s new illegal alien dumping grounds

By Michelle Malkin

A source tipped me off last week to a curious occurrence: It seems that two planeloads of illegal aliens were recently shipped to Massachusetts. The first reportedly landed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford. According to my tipster, approximately 160 illegal immigrants arrived on that flight and stayed nearly a week before being transferred to a Department of Homeland Security site and then released.

The second flight reportedly was diverted from Hanscom to Boston’s Logan Airport this past weekend. I am told that both Massachusetts and New Hampshire officials were on hand. I reached out to Hanscom AFB for confirmation, but did not receive a call back by my deadline.

Question: How many other military bases are stealthily being used to redistribute, house, process and release illegal border crossers?What we do know for sure is that the Obama administration already has converted several other military bases across the country into outposts for tens of thousands of illegal aliens from Central and South America.

via Military bases: Obama’s new illegal alien dumping grounds | WashingtonExaminer.com.

…Judge Jeannine Pirro that is.
She goes to town on the VA issue and the Bergdahl issue. She doesn’t mince words.

…a video with Wild Bill for America.
The John Boehner Republicans join the Democrats in destroying the morale of our military.

Vets and Guns…

Posted: 10 Feb 2014 in Gun Rights, Guns, Military, Politics, Veterans
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…Veterans are being discriminated against because of paperwork, among other things.
What a failure.

http://www.nranews.com/commentators/video/episode-35-vets-with-dom-raso