Last U.S. World War I veteran dies –

Buckles, who served as a U.S. Army ambulance driver in Europe during what became known as the “Great War,” rose to the rank of corporal before the war ended. He came to prominence in recent years, in part because of the work of DeJonge, a Michigan portrait photographer who had undertaken a project to document the last surviving veterans of that war.

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Plus he was held by the Japanese for three years during WWII. That’s one heck of a tough guy.

Boom! CENTCOM Picture of the Day

You can hear the “sound” just looking at some photos.


Caption:  An artillery round exits the barrel of an M777A2 155mm Howitzer during a live fire exercise by 2d Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin Calif., Feb. 19. Soldiers from the 2-8 FA are training at the NTC during a month-long rotation in preperation for the 1/25th’s deployment to Afghanistan later this year. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Blalack, 1/25 PAO.)

This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here » Blog Archive » Caldwell’s accuser FOS?

I this story the other day, but Rolling Stone isn’t exactly famous for its in depth analysis of defense matters, so I figured I’d put the 24 hour rule in effect. Looks like I was right…


Like I said the other day, it’s beginning to look more like the Rolling Stone Magazine was taken for a clown car ride…more accurately, Michael Hastings was taken for a ride by Texas National Guardsman LTC Michael Holmes. Sources in the Army and apparently in a position to know, tell the Wall Street Journal that Holmes wasn’t trained in psychological operations.

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Well, Boeing won…

How long before the inevitable protest?

Boeing officials has previously worried that its 767 jetliner-based tanker would be compared unfavorably to EADS’ bigger aircraft, itself a modified version of the Airbus A330 passenger jet.
At this point, I don’t really care which airplane is chosen, just as long as some get built.