Hey Snowflakes, This is what TRUE Courage and Honor Looks Like

Air Force Releases Video Of John Chapman’s Final Heroic Moments That Earned Him The Medal Of Honor

 

United States Air Force Combat Controller Technical Sgt. John Chapman

 

Killed at the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, March 4, 2002 while engaging enemy combatants in hand to hand combat. Posthumously awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor by President Trump.

 

“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.”  -George S. Patton

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

 

Morning Laugh: Buy A Ring, Get A Gun!

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Texas Jeweler Offers “Buy A Ring, Get A Gun” Engagement Promotion

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Only in my great home state of Texas will you find something like this!!

Absolutely Brilliant!

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Weapons and Ammo: The Ultimate Doomsday Rifle?

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The Ultimate Doomsday Rifle Shoots 21 Different Calibers of Ammunition

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Seems like a sound concept.

Time will tell on it’s practicality in the field.

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History of Domestic Terrorism: The Harvey Casino Bombing of 1980

One of the most intricate and complex IED’s ever built was not created in Iraq or Uzbekistan, but right here in the U.S. 36 Years ago. -SF

 

Watch this video of an FBI special agent discussing the most complex IED ever encountered on U.S. soil.

On the morning of Aug. 26, 1980, an employee of Harvey’s Wagon Wheel Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, discovered two stacked metallic grey boxes on the casino’s second floor. Unbeknownst to the employee, the boxes had just been delivered to the building by two men posing as delivery guys for IBM. One of them was John Birges, a Hungarian immigrant with a colorful past that included a stint as a Luftwaffe fighter pilot during World War II and eight years in a Siberian gulag.

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In 1980, Birges was living in Fresno, California. He had made millions of dollars in America, but by that point he had lost nearly all of it to gambling — at Harvey’s. The boxes he left in the casino were accompanied by athree-page letter that began: “Do not move or tilt this bomb, because the mechanism controlling the detonators in it will set it off at a movement of less than .01 of the open end Ricter scale.” It was a ransom note.

The demand: $3 million or the bomb explodes. The FBI decided to go with a third option: Try to disarm the bomb. Later, agents would claim the bomb was “undefeatable.” To this day, it’s regarded as the most complex improvised explosive device the FBI has ever encountered on U.S. soil. The boxes were packed with nearly 1,000 pounds of dynamite, every ounce of which ripped through the hotel when agents tried to disarm it with C4. Fortunately, because the casino had been emptied, not a single person was harmed.

Birges was eventually arrested and died in prison in 1996.

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Military News: USMC Recruiting Stations to Buy Bulletproof Panels

This is goes to prove the old Military adage: “All Military Regulations are Written in BLOOD.” Or in other words, it will always take a TRAGEDY to change things.
#1: Why were Bulletproof Windows and Doors not Standard in the First Place in ALL Recruiting Stations? #2: Why the LONG Delay in  getting this done after Chattanooga?
In reality, I guess we should not be surprised, we now have a Military that forces Military Police  to carry their rifles and  sidearms unloaded with no Magazine inserted while on base, so Security at Military Installations is really not a genuine concern (Until a Tragedy Happens and the cycle repeats itself.) -SF
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The Corps published a solicitation this month for bullet-resistant cubicle covers for roughly 1,500 Marine Corps recruiting centers nationwide.

A year after a terror-motivated mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, left four Marines and a sailor dead, the Marine Corps has begun the process of shoring up recruiting centers against the prospect of similar attacks in the future.

The Corps published a solicitation this month for bullet-resistant cubicle covers for each of roughly 1,500 Marine Corps recruiting centers nationwide.

These panels will be certified at Level 8 or above on the Underwriters Laboratory scale of bullet resistance, capable of withstanding five shots from a 7.62mm rifle lead-core full-metal copper jacket military ball, according to the solicitation. That’s a level of protection far exceeding what many banks and credit unions use for bullet-resistant dividers.

While the initial amount of the solicitation is not specified, Marine Corps Recruiting Command spokesman Jim Edwards said the initial Marine Corps budget for purchase of the panels is $2 million.

“Since the attack in Chattanooga … the review and implementation of force protection measures has been an enduring endeavor for the Marine Corps, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the other service branches,” Edwards told Military.com in an email.

A Marine Corps recruiting center in Chattanooga was one of two locations on which gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on July 16, 2015. Only seven people were in the center at the time; one, Marine recruiter Sgt. Demonte Cheeley, was wounded in the leg but survived. Cheeley would later receive a Purple Heart medal.

Abdulazeez then traveled to a Navy Reserve center, where he killed four Marines and fatally wounded a sailor.

Edwards said the bullet-resistant panels are only one element of the Corps’ plan to protect recruiters against future attacks.

“The Marine Corps is pursuing numerous comprehensive lines of effort that will increasingly serve to protect our Marines in communities throughout the nation,” Edwards said. “The installation of bullet resisting panels is just one of many efforts; other examples include upgrades to recruiting facility security, concealment, observation, communications, training, and egress options.”

In March, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee he estimated the total cost of adding protection to recruiting centers and training personnel would come to $44 million.

“It’s going to take us some time to get to that; that’s where we are,” he said.

According to contracting documents, companies have until Aug. 11 to submit proposals to complete the work. The panels will be installed nationwide before the end of 2019.

While officials have agreed on a need to move forward with increased security measures for recruiting centers, the military has dithered over whether to arm recruiting personnel for self-defense. While the Marine Corps maintains it does not want to arm its recruiters, the Navy announced this month that it was in the process of installing armed sailors at its own recruiting offices.

“Our more than 1,500 Marine recruiting facilities (of varying design, ownership and management) across the nation require somewhat complex and unique contracting solutions in order to achieve full implementation, which will take time,” Edwards said. “However, our leadership is fully engaged and our mission and Marines remain the priority.”

This article originally appeared on Military.com.

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