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"Fortune favors the brave."

  - Terence


"A bold general may be lucky, but no general can be lucky unless he is bold."

  - Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell


"A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood."

  - General George Patton Jr


"If we're going to be relevant today, we've got to take the fight to the enemy... There may be some in the Navy who say this Mission (the new Navy riverine force missiom) is not for us... My response is get over it, get out of the way, and get relevant and get fighting - your country needs you."

  - Admiral Robert J. Natter,USN (Ret.) on Occasion of the "Riverine Warfare: Back to the Future" presentation at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, April 2006

In February 1974, Major General Sidney B. Berry, Commanding General, signed Division General Order 179, authorizing wear of the Airmobile Badge. (Later re-designated the Air Assault Badge and approved for Army-wide wear in January 1978.) Finally, on 4 October 1974, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Mobile) became the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

In March 1982, elements of the 101st began a six month peace keeping tour of duty in the Sinai as part of the Multinational Force and Observers. Tragedy struck in December 1985, when 248 Screaming Eagles died in a plane crash returning from the Middle East.

In August 1990, the 101st departed for Saudi Arabia to participate in operations "Desert Shield" and "Desert Storm". The division fired the first shots of "Desert Storm" by taking out Iraqi radar sites on 17 January 1991. During the ground war phase of "Desert Storm," the 101st made the longest and largest Air Assault in history. More than 2,000 men, 50 transport vehicles, artillery, and tons of fuel and ammunition were airlifted 50 miles into Iraq. Land vehicles took another 2,000 troops into Iraqi territory west of Kuwait to allow U.S. Armored Forces unrestricted access to Iraq. With the cease fire established on 27 February 1991, the division began preparations for redeployment. By 1 May 1991, the Screaming Eagles were home.

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) remains ever vigilant, highly trained, and ready to respond to their next "Rendezvous with Destiny."

101st Airborne - Helicopter Shirt


Though dispelled amongst the masses, a pistol is an offensive weapon for member of a special forces that carries other firearms (sub-guns, long rifles, shotguns) your primary weapon, though it is your back up. Combat pistol craft should be mastered by all who carry a pistol in combat operations. With a maximum effective range rarely exceeding 50 meters and most qualifying doesn't occur on distances greater than 25 yards and statistically, most officer related shootings/combat encounters happen from 7-10 yards. So, know that skills like point (instinct) shooting drills will increase your accuracy at the short, medium and long ranges with a sidearm. Practice them... Master them!


When available and the environ permits... while engaging in Combat Swimmer ops, make sure you dose all your gear with fresh water immediately when you exit the water. Salt baked rubberized gear - like fin and mask straps tend to tear or rip when sunlight crystallizes salt... let alone the damage to a regulator or weapon... But never compromise mission integrity for equipment... bring back-ups!


Bullet seating depth and brass length have a profound impact on accuracy.

Most chambers are cut with too much "free bore". This dimension is the distance from the rifled bore to where the shoulder starts. The free bore is at least .025" larger than the bullet diameter and up to .100" deeper than needed. As the bullet jumps from the case to the bore, it has room to move laterally resulting in less than perfect bore alignment. This causes the bullet to strike the bore off center and be deformed. As the deformed bullet travels down range, it actually wobbles a little. More wobble translates to less accuracy. Compensations for chamber variations can be made in the reloading process.


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The New 3 Watt Galaxy Luxeon™ is most notable for its exceptional beam brightness, focused and far reaching up to 250 feet.

The high-flux Luxeon™ bulb provides the long-lasting bulb life of an LED with the brightness and intensity of a conventional high powered bulb.

With over 100,000 hours of bulb life, this flashlight is built to last a lifetime and uses popular lithium CR123 batteries to operate. Constructed of precision 6061 annodized aluminum for superior corrosion resistance, 'O' ring sealed, and with a shatterproof, polycarbonate lens.

This flashlight is fire, water, scratch, and impact resistant. Its limited lifetime warranty guarantees that its buyers will find the quality and durability they have come to expect from Smith & Wesson®.

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Freedom comes through Military Victory

Freedom is always won through military victory and peace is always maintained through strength and preparedness... Just go ask George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, Black-Jack Pershing, George Washington and... the Swiss.

Switzerland has not fought a foreign war since 1200 A.D., but for its size and per capita it has always maintained a strong military machine...

Ironically, they, like the U.S.A., are founded on Judeo-Christian principles; Ben Franklin and other founding fathers used there constitution as a basis alongside the English Magna Carta for the U.S. Constitution's drafting (the Swiss were federated in to a nation nearly 250 years prior to the U.S.A and still survive as republic they founded way back then). Guns are HUGE part of there idyllic peaceful society; nearly every citizen has a battle rifle in their closet - and knows how to use it - and the last time they fought a foreign war, they were so brutal to their enemy in there battle punch, that few challengers since those days have opted a strike at them - including Hitler during WWII. Every major thoroughfare and bridge is mined with explosives.

Despite reports to the contrary, if somehow you're in a daze or under the influence by family friends or media... we are at war. It is against Muslim extremists and an assault on the freedoms which threaten every U.S. Citizen.

It is for this reason I pose 3 questions to you. I welcome your input because in our 4th of July newsletter we will provide answers.

1  Who is our enemy?

2  What do they want?

3  What happens if we lose?

Click here to submit your response!

Confusion about fighting for freedom originates from ignorance of history and a gross assumption or distortion of the facts. I have great difficulty recalling any instance in history where freedom wasn't won or lost on the battlefield.

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MILITARY PREPAREDNESS PREVENTS WAR

Will the United States ever learn as we look back through History?

Evil nations always make war on the weak and unprepared the same way a bully does on the school yard.

After World War I, our military capacity was drastically reduced by a deluded congress. Our representatives foolishly believed we had just won the "war-to-end-all-wars" and that a military was unnecessary for the 1920's onward U.S.A.

The raid on Pearl Harbor illustrated that is never the case.

The Japanese saw us as an easy target. They took advantage of our appalling weakness. They intended to crush our Army and Naval forces in one mighty blow, leaving our fleet at the bottom of the harbor ,and us, helpless to resist.. [Some say that had God not been on our side, perhaps they very well may have!]

But had our military been prepared at Pearl Harbor, the surprise attack would have only remained a scenario in the career of Admiral Yamamoto and his Emperor.

After World War II, the U.S. military was at its zenith, and rather than intelligent demobilization to maintain a semblance of the most effective fighting force in history of our nation to curtail the spread of communism. Instead we reduced the Army, Moth balled the Fleet and gave up important strategic advantages.

By this action of irresponsible reduction of force, five years later we once again entered a war - the Korean war - ill prepared. Then less than ten years later Viet Nam. Had we maintained a strong Military I dare say these wars along with the Cuban Crisis could have been avoided.

-- I know the fight is far from over so  you the modern soldiers Army/sailors/airmen/ Marines and Coastguardsmen have a long row to hoe... and preparedness will always be the key.

I would like to close with this Quote for you to always remember how ever unappreciated your sacrifices are: "fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses." (Nehemiah 4:14)

Hooah!
   - Dave

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Behold, the Warrior Aid Pouch

The Warrior Aid Pouch is the next generation in immediate medical care equipment. Developed in conjunction with US Army combat teams deployed to Iraq, the Warrior Aid Pouch was designed specifically to meet the requirements of the "Care Under Fire" phase of the US Army's Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) doctrine of combat medicine. This innovative pouch features large capacity with a low profile similar in size to a 3 magazine M4/M16 pouch (7.5"H x3.5"Lx3"W approximately).

The WAP is constructed of MILSPEC 1000D Cordura® and 138 wt. bonded nylon parachute grade thread to withstand the rigors of combat. The WAP features a protective flap with distinctive markings easily identifying it as a medical aid pouch. This flap, when opened, reveals a tourniquet compartment on the front of the pouch for rapid access. The pouch opens quickly with a large "teardown" pull tab or by using the oversized nylon pulls on the heavy duty YKK® zipper. The "teardown" pull tab can be stored internally when not needed.

The WAP features plenty of organized internal storage space for items such as large dressings (Israeli Emergency Care® dressing, etc.) and roller gauze. There are webbing tool loops for carrying items such as trauma shears, nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal airways, forceps, etc. The Warrior Aid Pouch also features a clear vinyl card pouch for easy viewing of 9 line evacuation cards or witness statement cards. A roll of surgical tape can be secured at the bottom of the pouch utilizing a hook and loop strap. A drain hole is located at the bottom of the pouch for effective drainage. The WAP pouch mounts easily and securely to any MOLLE/PALS platform with our Flex-Tab (Patent Pending) mounting straps. The Warrior Aid pouch is currently only available in ACU pattern.

Warrior Aid Pouch

Dimensions: 7.5" high x 3.5" deep x 3' wide

MOLLE/PALS compatible attachment

Marked with black Medical Cross on top

Pouch zips open with pull tab side compartment

Constructed from MIL Spec 1000 D Cordura
And 138 wt braided nylon parachute grade thread

MLB Station Greys Harbor - Go Big or Go Home T-shirt

Extreme Surf is indeed Their Turf!

USCG Station Grays Harbor is In Westport Washington is one of the many stations where Coast Guard presence is a God send in the demanding, treacherous seas and coastline of the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Stemming out various locations in the region where the original lifeboats were launched from horse drawn carriages through the surf and rowed to the scene of the distress, in 1914, the first motorized lifeboats arrived. USCG Station Grays Harbor station was then moved to a newly-built pier inside of Grays Harbor. After several more reconstructions in the 1930s and 1940s, the current station was built on the east end of the Westhaven Marina in 1973. Today their assets consist of a 52-foot motor lifeboat, two 47-foot motor lifeboats and one 23-foot utility boat.

Grays Harbor's area of responsibility extends more than 63 miles along the Washington coastline from the Queens River in the north, to Ocean Park in the south and 50 miles offshore. Seventy-five percent of the stations mission is search and rescue. The other 25 percent is law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and recreational boating safety.

During search and rescue seasons, which begins with the opening of coastal recreational salmon season and extends through its closing, the unit answers three to five cases each day. When the recreational salmon fishing season was strong, the unit would average 600-700 search and rescue cases a year. When the salmon seasons started getting shorter and shorter, the number of cases steadily dropped and it is now rare to receive over 300 calls for assistance a year. However, every year during the stormy winter months during commercial Dungeness crab season, the station can expect to receive several calls involving capsizing, sinking, or rough bar escorts.

Greys harbors 47 MLB Crews are the tip of the spear of extreme surf rescue. We thank them for their daring mission that is as unique as any special forces in the US inventory!

Hoo-Yah Greys Harbor Coasties!

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Galaxy 13 LED Flashlight - 10 White, 3 Red - ON SALE $25.00!

Features a T-6063 anodized aluminum body, 10 white LEDs and 3 red LEDs for safety and protecting night vision 30 hours runtime with white LEDs, 80 hours runtime with red LEDs. 2 push on/off switches.

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7th Special Forces Group would rather stay

The 7th Special Forces Group is not very happy about its move from Fort Bragg to Eglin Air Force Base on the Florida panhandle.

Thats what Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner told the Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville on Friday.

They feel very at-home here, Wagner said. This is their home. They come here tour after tour.

Wagner is the commander of U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg. He oversees the Armys Special Forces, Rangers and other units that specialize in working in small numbers in dangerous places in high-stakes situations.

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Special Forces Storm House in Southern Russia to Seize Militant

MAKHACHKALA, May 21 (RIA Novosti) - Security forces are storming a house in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan to seize a suspected gunman, the local interior ministry said.

According to the ministry, Bulat Abdullayev who has holed up in an apartment in a two-storey house in the town of Khasavyurt is suspected of carrying out terrorist acts and attacks on police.

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A 'Black Hole' on a Porous Border

Corrupt police and complicit citizens make Jacume a forbidding redoubt where smugglers of drugs and immigrants operate with a sense of impunity. 'They own the place,' says a Mexican official.

Perched on a ridge a few hundred yards from the international line, an A-frame house with a wraparound balcony gives smugglers a 180-degree view of U.S. border defenses.

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Aviation pioneer Scott Crossfield dies in plane crash

After hearing about the untimely death of her school's namesake, Crossfield Elementary School Assistant Principal Gail Porter said last Friday that aviation pioneer Scott Crossfield was at the school recently discussing spring break festivities with the students.

The previous day, the body of Albert Scott Crossfield, 84, who went by Scott, was recovered from wreckage resulting from a single engine plane crash into mountains about 50 miles northwest of Atlanta, Ga.

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A colour code for Iran's 'infidels'

While the Iranian economy appears to be heading for recession, one sector may have some reason for optimism. That sector is the garment industry and the reason for hopefulness is a law passed by the Islamic Majlis (parliament) on Monday.

The law mandates the government to make sure that all Iranians wear "standard Islamic garments" designed to remove ethnic and class distinctions reflected in clothing, and to eliminate "the influence of the infidel" on the way Iranians, especially, the young dress. It also envisages separate dress codes for religious minorities, Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, who will have to adopt distinct colour schemes to make them identifiable in public. The new codes would enable Muslims to easily recognize non-Muslims so that they can avoid shaking hands with them by mistake, and thus becoming najis (unclean).

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Afghanistan gripped by worst fighting since 2001

Two French special forces troops and a US soldier were among 34 combatants killed in Afghanistan in a fresh upsurge of the deadliest fighting since the removal of the Taliban in 2001. In the worst clash, militants hiding in a vineyard ambushed an Afghan army convoy, shooting dead four soldiers but losing 15 of their own.

Fears of a resurgence of the Taliban have been fuelled by a sharp rise in violence during recent weeks, much of it in Helmand province, where 3,300 British troops are deploying. Some 120 people died in 24 hours last week before a brief respite, but attacks resumed on Friday, claiming another 34 lives by Saturday afternoon.

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Special Forces on mission to Save the Rhino

TWO years ago Conrad Thorpe was combing the mountains of Afghanistan for terrorists as an officer in the British special forces.

Today he finds himself on the front line of a very different sort of war. He lives in the jungles of the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, battling to stop poachers killing the last few northern white rhino left on the planet.

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A plot to assassinate US Ambassador Mark Wall in the Chad Capital Saturday night is disclosed by DEBKAfiles counter-terror sources

Three suicide bombers were reportedly assigned to arrive at the Le Meridien Chari hotel in NDjamena later Saturday where the ambassador is invited to an event. Chad intelligence, helped by foreign agents, are seeking the three bombers who are expected at the hotel with identity cars in the names of Samuel Gruben, Charles Mahashiri and Behamin Shaster...

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Islamists using US video games in youth appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The makers of combat video games have unwittingly become part of a global propaganda campaign by Islamic militants to exhort Muslim youths to take up arms against the United States, officials said on Thursday.

Tech-savvy militants from al Qaeda and other groups have modified video war games so that U.S. troops play the role of bad guys in running gunfights against heavily armed Islamic radical heroes, Defense Department official and contractors told Congress.

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