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Serving in the Indian military is an adventure, even if you end up working in the chow hall. Earlier this week, a video surfaced of an elephant wandering through the dining facility, much to the chagrin of the local troops.
Ah yes, the British Army. These plucky royals obviously inspired much of the U.S.’s military traditions; in this case, we can see the American Army’s heritage on display as British troops try valiantly with a homemade stick to pluck a strategically placed dildo off of the regimental headquarters of the storied Royal Hussars. The unit took to dealing with the, um, unit directly after being notified that groundskeepers would need 40 days to remove the dildo, as it was not a maintenance priority.
One epically bad haircut
We get it: You’re in a rush. It’s a Sunday and Great Clips is closed because a pipe in the bathroom burst. You head over to the PX barber shop and think it can’t go that badly, right?
To the shock of no one, an alligator was discovered lurking near the Marine Corps Air Station New River barracks in North Carolina, like a dependent that smells BAH and Tricare. The cold-blooded killer had evidently lost its fear of Marines because someone (ahem, totally not that Pfc. from Louisiana) had been feeding it near the barracks.
Desert military art
Like unearthed treasure, a recent search of Google satellite imagery near 29 Palms, California, revealed an artistic formation in the desert that you can see from space. The meaning behind the art is unknown, as the artist has chosen to remain anonymous; we can only guess that it is a trenchant critique of the duality of man.
Some unknown soul left their mark near 29 Palms California.
The dildo mentioned above has been removed from the Regimental HQ.
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A U.S. Air Force combat controller will receive the nation's third highest award for valor this week for playing an essential role in two intense firefight missions against the Taliban in Afghanistan last year.
Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, an airman with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing at Air Force Special Operations Command, will receive the Silver Star at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico on Nov. 22, the service announced Monday.
SARASOTA, Fla. — With data continuing to roll in that underscores the health benefits of cannabis, two Florida legislators aren't waiting for clarity in the national policy debates and are sponsoring bills designed to give medical marijuana cards to military veterans free of charge.
Former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, whom President Donald Trump recently pardoned of his 2013 murder conviction, claims he was nothing more than a pawn whom generals sacrificed for political expediency.
The infantry officer had been sentenced to 19 years in prison for ordering his soldiers to open fire on three unarmed Afghan men in 2012. Two of the men were killed.
During a Monday interview on Fox & Friends, Lorance accused his superiors of betraying him.
"A service member who knows that their commanders love them will go to the gates of hell for their country and knock them down," Lorance said. "I think that's extremely important. Anybody who is not part of the senior Pentagon brass will tell you the same thing."
"I think folks that start putting stars on their collar — anybody that has got to be confirmed by the Senate for a promotion — they are no longer a soldier, they are a politician," he continued. "And so I think they lose some of their values — and they certainly lose a lot of their respect from their subordinates — when they do what they did to me, which was throw me under the bus."
Fifteen years after the U.S. military toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein, the Army's massive two-volume study of the Iraq War closed with a sobering assessment of the campaign's outcome: With nearly 3,500 U.S. service members killed in action and trillions of dollars spent, "an emboldened and expansionist Iran appears to be the only victor.
Thanks to roughly 700 pages of newly-publicized secret Iranian intelligence cables, we now have a good idea as to why.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Mark Esper expressed confidence on Sunday in the U.S. military justice system's ability to hold troops to account, two days after President Donald Trump pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan.
Trump also restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq.
Asked how he would reassure countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq in the wake of the pardons, Esper said: "We have a very effective military justice system."
"I have great faith in the military justice system," Esper told reporters during a trip to Bangkok, in his first remarks about the issue since Trump issued the pardons.