Archive for the ‘Service Ring’ category

  I will say that we will probably not see much of a backlash from terrorist organizations after the publicizing of alleged CIA torture of captured terrorists. the reason that I say this is because terrorists are doing all that they can right now to mount a successful sustained attack against the US and their […]

  Robert O’Neill ,  who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies. And now he’s telling the world about them. Mr O’Neill can say what he wants but I really believe that his motive for […]

   China has increased its defense spending dramatically in the last decade to $131 billion this year, according to its official statements, placing it second only to the United States in its military spending. Now of course it is their money and they can spend it however they choose but we need to remain cognizant […]

   Officials at the Ranger School in Fort Benning Georgia have already completed the task of choosing the first females to serve as observers and advisers for a potential Ranger Course Assesment. I am sure that these women will undergo all of the rigors that the course calls for because they know that Rangers need […]

  Design and Order a Coast Guard Military Ring to thell the story of your service while you were an active member of the US Coast Guard.   I have never served in the Coast Guard but I am familiar with some of their duties and accomplishments. I will tell you that it is a unique […]

A New Danger in Social Media Use

December 15th, 2014

    The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) bolstered a warning issued earlier by the Pentagon to troops and their families to be careful in their use of social media to avoid becoming a target for ISIS, Pentagon officials said Monday. There is no doubt in my mind that ISIS and other […]

   Satellite surveillance has been used successfully for a number of years. All potential military surveillance targets have measures that they take so that other countries will not be able to get an accurate picture from their satellites of whats happening on the ground. Armies or  military organizations will often hide or remove their troops […]

  Pilots have to have many special skills which enable them to fly aircfart successfully in many of the different situations and circumstances that they will sometimes find themselves in. They must have superior eyesight, reflexes, judgment, and hand eye coordination since they typically have to react in milliseconds. they also need to have a […]

US Troops Free Hostages in Yemen

December 12th, 2014

  US Special Operations Troops perform many different missions during their tenure in service that the average person never hears about at all. They never seek attention or press for what they do because they believe that it is their job. One such recent mission occurred when U.S. Special Operations Troops freed eight hostages held by […]

  The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings. The result is that the extremists face little immediate threat […]

   The US has developed the science of using war planes in combat into a fine art. Even better is the way that different services like the Army and Air Force have learned to synchronize equipment and tactics into one harmonious blend. Air and ground tactics have been trained to the point of operating together […]

  Troop advocates led by the powerful Military Officers Association of America are pressing key senators to reconsider controversial budget proposals that would cut military pay and benefits. However the judgemant has been rendered and the military did not fare well at all when it comes to the next round of budget cuts. If I […]

Afghan Troops increase Their Role

December 11th, 2014

  One thing that I noticed as a US Army soldier when I was stationed in other countries is that US leadership is very swift to make negative judgments about foriegn troops. We as Americans set a standard for ourselves that we attempt to judge the rest of the world by. If othr troops don’t […]

   The U.S. Defense Department downplayed reports that the White House approved a change in policy to expand the American combat role in Afghanistan into 2015. Personally I would look to decrease the US combat role in that country because of many different factors but I think that we may have too much invested in […]

   The government of the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, has quietly lifted the ban on night raids by special forces troops that his predecessor had imposed, The New York Times reported Sunday. His predecessor was largely anti US and we felt that we could not really trust him. Banning night time raids had the […]