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NORAD Tracks Santa

Friday, December 24th, 2021

It’s that time of year again boys and girls. Starting at 4 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 24, you’ll be able to see updates.

Hit the tracker…

www.noradsanta.org

Black Ops Edition Deck from Quick Draw Card Co

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

New to Kickstarter is the Black Ops Edition playing card deck from Quick Draw Card Co which will feature SOF units from around the world.

The company was founded in 2019 by two Former British Royal Marines Commandos and these guys make some amazing artwork so be sure to check them out.

Here’s an example of what you’ll find in the deck.

The four Aces:
– Special Air Service
– Special Boat Service
– Navy SEALs
– Delta

Back it at www.kickstarter.com/projects/quickdrawcardco/quick-draw-card-co-black-ops-edition-playing-cards.

My Third Favorite Christmas Tale – “NUTS!”

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

My third favorite Christmas tale comes from the Battle of the Bulge.

December 22 1944 – Encircled by German forces at the Battle of the Bulge, the 101st Airborne Division, under acting commander Brigadier General McAuliffe received a message from German General Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz delivered under flag of truce.

To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne.

The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands.

There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note.

If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours term.

All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the well-known American humanity.

His response was perfect.

To the German Commander.
NUTS!
The American Commander

Gold Tiger Christmas Stockings

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Gold Tiger Christmas stockings from OC Tactical start shipping out today. Use code GOLDTIGER for 10% off till the 19th.

stores.octactical.com/gold-tiger-stripe-christmas-stocking

Savotta Wishes Finland a Happy Independence Day!

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Finland’s Savotta posted this to social media and it’s simply awesome. Totally worth a share here.

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää Suomi!

A large part of our work, and the very existence of our company, is strongly connected to the independence of Finland. Savotta was founded in the 50’s to make gear for the lumber industry, which at the time employed a huge amount of people cutting down trees in the vast woodlands of Finland to pay war reparations to the Soviet Union and to rebuild our nation after the wars.

It didn’t take long for Savotta to start making gear for the Finnish Defence Forces as well. And oh how we have made our share of that stuff over the years. This work continues today, quite actively, and we intend to keep it that way.

Finland’s independence is a lot more than wars and such, but those things are also in reality a big part of it. Without independent Finland Savotta probably wouldn’t exist at all. So thank you all who have done and keep on doing their part to ensure the well-being and sovereignty of our people!

PS: The Finnish M05 snow camouflage suit worn by Matti the Horse here is our own custom piece, not available for public sales unfortunately.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Enjoy your day!

Bawidamann – Yippee Ki Yay

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Celebrate the best Christmas movie ever with Bawidamann’s Yippee Ki Yay ornament and stickers.

bawidamann.com/accessories/ticicle-candy-canes

Tattoos of the GWOT – VOL I

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Limited to just 500 copies, Tattoos of the GWOT – VOL I features themed tattoo flash from some great artists and all contained in a binding that resembles the Green GSA books you used in the service.

There are still some copies left, get yours before they’re gone at www.fortherecordbook.net.