Archive for 15 Oct 2012

…is something that I have written about before and linked to Michael Yon‘s site in regards to his efforts to get the Army to take the damn red cross off of the Medevac birds. That red cross is nothing but a target for any jihadist with a gun. It tells the enemy that it is unarmed and they can take their sweet ass time to shoot it down.

Now there’s a Vietnam Medal of Honor Dustoff pilot coming out against the red cross too as well as the way we do Medevacs now.
We didn’t learn a damn thing from Vietnam apparently.

There are many more issues with the Medevac scene that need to be addressed.

Getting the arm chair general out of the loop would be a good start. Get this operation back in the hands of the medical field. Patients come first with them. Rear echelon weenies can’t make a good decision if they aren’t involved in the process.

DUSTOFF Medevac: General — Medal of Honor recipient — Slams Army
Written by Kevin DeAnna

General slams military for forgetting history
Medal of Honor recipient says focus no longer on wounded

A “very, very disappointed” Gen. Patrick Brady has slammed the U.S. Army for forgetting the lessons of the legendary “Dust Off” helicopter ambulance program from the Vietnam War.

It was in an interview on “Talk Back with Chuck Wilder,” that Brady, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, explained that bureaucratic changes within the Army are endangering wounded soldiers.

He’s also the author of “Dead Men Flying: Victory in Vietnam.”

“The focus is not on the patient,” he explained, noting that increased emphasis has been placed on risk assessment, command and control, and other factors that “Dust Off” pilots in Vietnam “had not even heard of.”

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…here’s today’s reading list:

Here’s the latest Romney ad:

Founding principles.

…that cost tax payers $6 million for nothing.
The DHS is the biggest waste of taxpayer money created this century. The EPA and the DOE are tops in my mind.
The TSA is a strong arm of the DHS that is absolutely useless and the airports would be safer without them. Private security would work better and be more efficient as well as more courteous to boot.

$5.8 Mil “Text Against Terror” Fails To Provide Any Tips

The U.S. government has blown nearly $6 million on an experimental “anti-terrorism” program in New Jersey that encourages the public to send tips via text message from their cellular phones.

Since it was launched in mid-2011, the federally-funded “Text Against Terror” project has produced no credible tips, according to a local newspaper report that reveals the feds have poured $5.8 million into the initiative. Police in New Jersey claim 307 tips have been texted so far and that includes people “testing the system.”

Of the 307 text messages, 71 “referred to something regarding homeland security,” according to the New Jersey police chief quoted in the story. The majority of the 71 texts were investigated, the chief says, and “eliminated as a cause for concern.” In other words, the costly program, funded with a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public awareness grant, is a cash cow that’s accomplished nothing.

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