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243 Years And Counting – Happy Birthday US Army

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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I’d like to say that the Army doesn’t look a year over 220, but that would be a lie. The US Army of 2018 is different than it was even just a year ago. Today, the Army enjoys a renewed mission focus, Soldiers are training for war, and is more effectively resourced by a confident nation.

To 243 more years!

Also, it’s Flag Day for those of you who never had the privilege of calling yourself “Soldier”. Also, Happy Birthday to The Commander-In-Chief, President Donald J Trump.

MAKING A NIGHT STALKER: A Special Operations Aviator Memoir

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Now on Kickstarter, “MAKING A NIGHT STALKER: A Special Operations Aviator Memoir” is a memoir by Veteran David Burnett.

Rarely do we get a look inside the 160th, but I’m pleased to mention that the author has stood by his NDA and submitted his manuscript for DoD review.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1138312234/making-a-night-stalker

74 Years Ago Today, D-Day Marked The Beginning Of The Liberation Of Europe

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

General Eisenhower issued this message to those embarking on the greatest undertaking in modern history, the invasion of Western Europe at Normandy, France.

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Thanks to all of you who were there, from all of us, for liberating Europe from under the boot of oppression and protecting not only our great nation but our Allies as well.

Pre-order “CCT – The Eye Of The Storm”

Monday, June 4th, 2018

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This premium 9×12 hardback ‘encyclopedia’ is filled with nearly 1,000 pages of now declassified CCT stories and hundreds of color photos; it will be a treasured addition to your library, office or man cave.

Celebrating eight decades of Air Force CCT history; this chronicle is filled with now declassified stories of CCT exploits.

CCT: The Eye of the Storm chronicles the exploits of Air Force Combat Control Teams (CCT). It is told in a series of short stories – many etched by a cocktail of blood, sweat and tears. The Combat Control story began in Volume I with the appearance of the first CCTs; i.e., command and control teams cobbled together by the WWII U.S. Army Air Force [USAAF] for Operation VARSITY. VARSITY, the airborne assault across the Rhine; was one component of a multifaceted ground invasion leading to the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 7, 1945. The CCT story continued in Volume II, detailing the 21st Century fight in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). Included are several humanitarian missions; two missions of epic proportion in Haiti and Japan.

In this new book, subtitled Medal of Honor (MOH) the CCT chronicle continues, incorporating the two previously published volumes and adding stories of ongoing combat operations in Afghanistan; now America’s longest war. The earlier, self-published volumes targeted a limited military audience of USSOCOM forces, families and friends. This new book is an all-inclusive compilation offered in a single premium publication expected to reach a world-wide audience of US and allied military organizations, families, friends and military enthusiasts.

CCT has been a critical linchpin in thousands of operations over the course of the careerfield’s history, yet they are one of the least known Special Operations Force. Pre-ordering this book will help ensure their story is told.

This book isn’t cheap, but if you’re a true history buff, especially of SOF, this is a must-have volume. What’s more, it’s sure to increase in value.

www.mentormilitary.com/CCT-The-Eye-of-the-Storm-p/adc-cct

US Army Shows Us How Soldiers Have Changed Over The Last 50 Years

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

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Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov (Volume 1) – Vote For The Next Cover!

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The next installment in the Vickers Guide series, Kalashnikov (Volume 1) m, is almost ready for pre-order. One thing they still need to do is lock in the cover and they want your help to do it.

Which classic AK variant should they use?

Click here to vote.

ANZAC Day

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

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I’ll tip back a pint this evening in memory of all the ANZAC troops, from World War One’s Battle of Gallipoli to the battle fought today. I’ll think of friends in both Australian and New Zealand militaries and good times deployed to bad places.

Operation Eagle Claw

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Today marks the anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw. In the early morning hours of 25 April, 1980 President Carter announced to a stunned world that the United States had undertaken an ambitious raid into Iran to liberate 52 American hostages held illegally at our Embassy compound in Tehran. Unfortunately, Operation Eagle Claw was unsuccessful and we lost eight American servicemen in a horrible aircraft ground collision. Join me in remembering their sacrifice.

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However, their deaths were not in vain. The hostages were eventually repatriated and the accident was the watershed event that created, over the next several decades, the world’s preeminent Special Operations capability; USSOCOM and its components. We wouldn’t be where are today without the determination of that fledgling task force. Join me in remembering those that had the guts to try.