On a clear day in November, residents of Okanogan, Washington, turned their eyes to the heavens and gasped — some in wonder, many in fear — at an astonishing sight. The image was primitive. It was rudimentary. Some thought it looked like the tumescent male member and a pair of testes. Others thought it looked like a big dick and a figure 8. It soon transpired that the culprit was an EA-18G Growler from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and before long the responsible aircrew was identified and disciplined for what the Navy called an “irresponsible and immature act.”
But is that the whole story?
In this very special, potentially NSFW edition of The Warzone, Task & Purpose’s Patrick Baker is joined by senior writer Adam Linehan and senior editor Adam Weinstein to discuss the most controversial contrails outside of an Infowars video, the venerable history of sophomoric chuckleheads dragging down the otherwise sterling image of the U.S. armed forces, and the fine line between humor and harassment. Patrick also dishes on the tradition of tiny-dick contests in the Marine Corps. In short, it’s a bunch of military guys talking about their junk. Plus: In our Gear Review, Adam Linehan raves about his brand new iPhone 8, which is already obsolete!
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An Oregon Air National Guard F-15C Eagle that made an emergency landing on Wednesday ditched its entire arsenal of live air-to-air missiles before touching down at Portland International Airport, The War Zone reports.
President Donald Trump announced in December that he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, but Sen. Lindsey Graham has since made a strong push to keep a small residual force along the Turkish border along with troops from European allies.
The former Navy SEAL among a group of eight men arrested earlier this week in Port-au-Prince on weapons charges says he was providing security work "for people who are directly connected to the current President" of Haiti.
"We were being used as pawns in a public fight between him and the current Prime Minister of Haiti," said Chris Osman, 44, in a post on Instagram Friday. "We were not released we were in fact rescued."
It's a photo for the ages: a Marine NCO, a Greek god in his dress blues, catches the eye of a lovely young woman as her boyfriend urges her on in distress. It's the photographic ancestor of the much-loved "distracted boyfriend" stock photo meme, made even sweeter by the fact that this is clearly a sailor about to lose his girl to a Devil Dog.
Well, this photo and the Marine in it, which hopscotched around Marine Corps Facebook and Instagram pages before skyrocketing to the front page of Reddit on Thursday, are very real.
The photo shows then-Staff Sgt. Louis A. Capozzoli — and he is absolutely not on his way to steal your girl.