"I looked aft, and everything behind the mast was just a wall of flame, towering up into the sky," recalled Senior Chief Tom Reinert while aboard the Frigate Samuel B. Roberts. On April 14, 1988, a Russian-designed Iranian mine exploded, knocking out power, shattering the keel and flooding the frigate.
Over the next four hours the ship’s crew fought for survival, and through their incredible efforts, they saved the ship, and each other. As the vessel prepares to retire from active service, the efforts of her crew stand as a testament to what can be accomplished when courage, selflessness and herculean effort are bound together by decisive leadership.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.