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This is a picture behind the scenes at Dover Air Force Base where the bodies of fallen soldiers are prepared for burial.
And that includes being properly dressed, all the way down to the smallest detail. In this picture Staff Sgt. Miguel Deynes is making sure the uniform is just right for an army pilot recently killed in Afghanistan.
There is a very specific process once a fallen soldier is returned home.
The bodies are flown back to the U.S. on a cargo jet.
A team of service members wearing white gloves carries the coffins, covered with flags, to a white van that... (more)
... conflict and Ukraine teeters on the brink,many believe the real flashpoint for war is between China and Japan. My blog on Russia/Ukrain is below
As China flexes its military might, with huge increases in defence spending and increasingly assertive patrols in disputed territories, Japan has compared the tensions to those between England and Germany before the First World WaSo far it has been a war of words. However, historian Niall Ferguson has warned that US... (more)
Law enforcement and the military have a difficult and dangerous job. They have to keep us safe from the lowest of the low in society. The time of the musket and smart uniform is over; now the focus is on practicality. It’s given rise to gadgets like Leupold scopesand highly specialized duty belts. Some things are completely new to the trade but others are merely alterations of tried and tested tools.The Duty Belt
The duty belt is the most important piece of equipment any police officer or soldier can wear. It keeps all their small gadgets within close reach without impeding their... (more)
“Soviet Union – yes … Egypt – no … Greece – no … United States – Yes … Grandpa, with a sheet of paper of all the countries in the UN assembly, was adding the numbers. On November 29th 1947 everyone was glued to the radio.
“As soon as the last vote was counted, we all rushed out, flooding the streets, heading for the city center, singing David Melech Israel Chai Vekaiam (David the king of Israel alive and living). Shops and restaurants opened their doors and handed out free food and drinks. Circles inside circles of hora dances erupted, and I, too, was singing and dancing, carried along... (more)
He is not only the artist, philosopher and writer who can write sensitive prose and fiction, he is an Air Force vet whose pictures portray a no nonsense, military man.
Melanie: I have been dying to ask you this question since I joined Blogcatalog, what does your username actually mean ?
I.M: My user name is a combination of things from many years ago. It is a universal name that I associate with all my online activity. The IYAAYAS stands for “If You Ain’t AMMO You Ain’t Shit” and the Moderator is for all the places of mine I control or moderate. On Blogcatalog people who have... (more)
Since the Aurora, Colorado shooting I have been involved in many heated debates centered on gun control, more specifically when someone says that only military and police should be allowed to have guns. This thinking is extremely naive and the events of this past Sunday should prove that. In these debates I have stated that just because you are in the U.S. military does not mean that you should be able to have a firearm. Wade Michael Page is proof of this. Many will probably accuse me of being unpatriotic or anti-American for writing this, but that is not the truth. I am simply pointing out... (more)
In Africa, most countries invest huge amounts of money in the military though it is not productive. This makes the net effect of the Military Expenditure (milex) on economic growth in African countries remain a big issue for discussion.
The relationship between milex and economic growth in developing countries is that the milex promotes development but this only in the sense that it increases human capital. If we consider the increase of econometric sophistication and particularly in the context of economy, expenditure of the military has no value.
Military activity does not grow... (more)
Daily Logs - Tip #53
When you are apart it isn't just the big things that change. Sometimes it is a lot of little things that make the most noticeable changes or differences when all put together. A fun way to mark these is by keeping a daily log. It doesn't have to be more than a sentence a day - it can just be a couple of words to tell about something that happened, didn't happen, made your mouth drop open, made you cry or laugh. When your family member returns you can help to fill in the gaps and trigger your own memories using the log.
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...being placed in the cruiser, and I remember arriving at a compound of some sort, but I don't remember the ride in between. As we approached the compound, I could see it was on a raised plateau; surrounded by chain fencing, but no barbed wire. The grounds were full of cars and vans: police and military vehicles; hundreds, maybe thousands; coloured lights flashing on and off. For me? All of that because of me? What had I done?I don't remember getting out of the car, but I remember walking up a concrete incline inside the building. I remember my husband coming up the incline to me; this man I... (more)
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