The history of military code names contains some pretty silly creations. Some are (at least temporarily) secret, some coined to be memorable, and some are just plain propaganda.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Jun 11th 2012 (10:15am) | Thanks: Miss C
Larry Eckhardt, known as "The Flag Man", drives to soldier funerals all over the United States. He sets up over 1000 flags along the procession route to show his gratitude for their sacrifice.
By: dave
Monday, May 28th 2012 (7:53am)
During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from being a target for a Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting and to make it look like a rural housing subdivision from the air.

These photos tell the story of ingenuity during trying times.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Feb 24th 2012 (12:01am) | Thanks: Kooolcat
I'm not sure what is more disturbing about this article...killing our own troops with an unmanned drone, or that it only killed two.
By: ZiB
Tuesday, Oct 18th 2011 (12:04am)
Some tried bombs to neutralise the Fuhrer, others tried bullets. All failed. Now it has come to light that British spies looked at an even more audacious way of derailing the man behind the German war machine - by giving him female sex hormones.
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 23rd 2011 (12:05am) | Thanks: Brady
Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is on duty in Afghanistan now after tours with the Army in Iraq. He has traveled with standard-issue equipment -- weapons, helmet, uniform, boots and so forth -- plus a radio-controlled model truck his brother Ernie sent.

The truck is not a toy to him. He says it just saved six soldiers' lives.
By: dave
Friday, Aug 5th 2011 (6:28am)
Ask not what your cat can do, but how to train it to use a gatling gun.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jul 10th 2011 (6:32pm)
Read about the Secret Team That Killed bin Laden. However, you'll never find out who Team Six really is.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, May 3rd 2011 (8:44am) | Thanks: Breakfast Links
Osama Bin Laden is dead. I can only assume we'll be bringing everyone home now.

UPDATE: More info from the mystery link. Thanks, stranger.
By: dave
Sunday, May 1st 2011 (9:00pm)
Canadian army soldiers from the 3 Area Support Group (3ASG) Technical Services Division stationed at CFB Gagetown strip and rebuild a Willys MB US Army Jeep in under four minutes during a local army services parade in Halifax.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Apr 24th 2011 (3:07am) | Thanks: Strafuzzi
"Diary is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It's a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media." - Tim Hetherington, British photojournalist and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, who was killed on April 20, 2011 in Libya.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Apr 21st 2011 (3:11am)
After so much head hanging and political brow beating.

Recognition of our success in Somalia.
By: Mr._Dog
Monday, Dec 6th 2010 (12:00am)
Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world's first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Nov 6th 2010 (9:51am) | Thanks: JesusFlysSouth
Since Iraq and Afghanistan, I've had a hunch that Iran might be next on our shit list. Let's see how far this goes and where it ends... wink.
By: ZiB
Wednesday, Oct 13th 2010 (11:14pm)
The US military has for years been working on environmentally-friendly projects, from cleaning lead from ranges, to powering bases with solar power.
Now the Navy is testing biofuel in the F/A-18.

Great. An army of tree-huggers.
By: Mr._Dog
Tuesday, Apr 27th 2010 (7:52am)
We want you to pilot your boat in a professional and efficient manner.

One that doesn't cost the taxpayers $92,000,000
By: Mr._Dog
Saturday, Apr 10th 2010 (3:29pm)
We want to send you hundreds of feet under the ocean, arm you with nuclear and non-nuke weapons, put you at great risk of harm, and keep you underwater for weeks at a time. But there is a catch...

No smoking.
By: Mr._Dog
Friday, Apr 9th 2010 (11:03am)
Actually, there's a third half, too: trickery. Here's a couple of great examples of non-combat (sort of) maneuvers paying off big while the bullets were flying in WWII.
By: dave
Monday, Apr 5th 2010 (5:50am)
Dutch queers. Let's not let that happen here in the U.S.A.
By: Mr._Dog
Friday, Mar 19th 2010 (4:56am)
By: Mr._Dog
Wednesday, Mar 10th 2010 (7:19am)
64 years ago today, we dropped the hammer on Hiroshima. Here's a sobering pictorial of the city before, during, after, and now.
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 6th 2009 (4:56am)
Zachary Boyd, 19, was asleep when enemy fighters attacked his base in the Korengal Valley in Kunar province.

He had enough time to put on is helmet and body armour but had to dispense with his uniform before joining his comrades in manning their bunker.
By: dave
Tuesday, May 19th 2009 (12:12am)

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