Sometimes, even the most well-meaning of tweets can come back to haunt you as a meme.
The 1st Armored Division out at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas tweeted a photo on Wednesday, which was almost certainly meant to stir pride — given the quote, "Commitment is an act, not a word," complete with a "#WednsedayWisdom."
But when that photo includes a tank and that tank has the name "Dropped As A Baby" painted on its gun, the Internet, quite frankly, doesn't give a damn what the tweet's intention was.
How far we've come from naming tanks "Big Punisher" or "Back With a Vengeance" as Stars and Stripes reported in 2003. And as Staff Sgt. Robert Pisciotta told Stars and Stripes all those years ago, "It's not something you slap up there; you've got to put some thought and creativity into it."
Two airmen were administratively punished for drinking at the missile launch control center for 150 nuclear LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, the Air Force confirmed to Task & Purpose on Friday.
Two F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters recently flew a mission in the Middle East in "beast mode," meaning they were loaded up with as much firepower as they could carry.
The F-35s with the 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron took off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates to execute a mission in support of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Air Forces Central Command revealed. The fifth-generation fighters sacrificed their high-end stealth to fly with a full loadout of weaponry on their wings.
The U.S. Senate closed out the week before Memorial Day by confirming Gen. James McConville as the Army's new chief of staff and Adm. Bill Moran as the Navy's new chief of naval operations.
McConville, previously vice chief of staff of the Army, was confirmed on Thursday along with his successor, Lt Gen. Joseph Marin. Moran, currently vice chief of naval operations, was confirmed Friday along with his successor, Vice Adm. Robert Burke.
The Pentagon is producing precisely diddly-squat in terms of proof that Iran is behind recent attacks in the Middle East, requiring more U.S. troops be sent to the region.
Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, said on Friday that the U.S. military is extending the deployment of about 600 troops with four Patriot missile batteries already in the region and sending close to 1,000 other service members to the Middle East in response to an Iranian "campaign" against U.S. forces.