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Beams x Crocs Classics

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

You’ve probably seen these “Tactical Crocs” and thought they were an imaginary creation for laughs on social media.

I know FOB life isn’t what it used to be, but you can actually buy these. Japanese store Beams has teamed with Crocs to introduce four models of these clog inspired shoes which feature superfluous PALS webbing and pouches for your whatnots.

Get yours for that next CTC rotation at www.crocs.com/c/collabs/beams.

Ask SSD – “Why Don’t You Have A Search Bar?”

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

We recently received this email from an obviously upset reader, asking us to add a “simple search bar.”

The thing is, we do have a search bar and have since the site was created over 13 years ago. It’s marked “search” and everything.

I’d like to thank the confused reader for reminding us that there’s no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.

As for those “friggin ads,” they pay for this site. Please visit them and buy from those great brands. Except you, the guy who wrote this, you don’t seem like the kind of customer I’d wish on an enemy.

Blast from the Past – Kick Some Ass with a Rolled Up Magazine

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

I’m sharing this for a whooping fifth time because it is so awesome. However, while this video is quite entertaining, Professor Duncan was the real deal. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2012. A former Marine, may he Rest In Peace.

If you are a fan of our WTF? series of articles then this one is for you. We think we have identified the mother of all WTF?s and all future articles will be judged against this one. This is awesome!

Professor Ronald Duncan is providing instruction in the art of Hoda Korosu; the art of improvised weaponry. I was actually quite pleased to see this as I have been telling my kids since they were little that you could turn anything into a weapon. I don’t think they really ever believed me until now.

Ever get your ass kicked with a rolled up magazine? Well be careful with this information. It can be dangerous. Seriously, someone (yes it was one of those doubting Thomas children of mine) almost put my eye out earlier. If you do put your eye out, (or anything else) remember, we warned you.

Finally, I gotta say, seeing this guy I immediately think of Pootie Tang and the belt. Then again, if this doesn’t work for you, there’s the Craig Sawyer method.

When You’re Finally Featured By Public Affairs, But Don’t Want To Show Mom

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Ok guys, this is where you can have some good clean fun at the expense of the Air Force.

Stolen Valor in AETC?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

This photo by Kemberly Groue was posted last week to the US Air Force Facebook page under the heading Freestyle Friday!

The caption:

335th Training Squadron freestyle drill team members performed during the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Airmen competed in a quarterly open ranks inspection, regulation drill routine and freestyle drill routine. Keesler trains more than 30,000 students each year. While in training, Airmen are given the opportunity to volunteer to learn and execute drill down routines.

Here is a screenshot of the full post:

Just take the dubious activity depicted in the top photo out of the equation for a moment and concentrate on the headgear of the participants. This is where the question of stolen valor originates.

The Gray berets worn in the photo have long been solely authorized for wear by Weather Parachutists and the new Special Reconnaissance Air Force specialty.

It’s difficult to tell from the photo but the darker berets are either Blue or Black which belong to the Security Forces and Tactical Air Control Party AFSCs respectively.

Here are the appropriate passages from Air Force Instruction 36-2903 “Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel” which governs who wears what.

Either way, it is highly unlikely that any, let alone all of the Airmen depicted in these photos are from the AFSCs in question.

This begs the question of how long this has been going on and who authorized the behavior. It’s an Air Education Training Command base and unit, a command which is generally hypersensitive to following Air Force Instructions and yet, here we are, AFI 36-2903 out the window.

I’ve got a lot of friends in all three of those communities who are proud of their careerfield heritage. Naturally, they don’t want their beret worn as an ornament for someone who isn’t in their AFSC. I can respect that. Apparently, AETC doesn’t.

Some will say it doesn’t matter. If it doesn’t, then I suppose it would be okay for troops to just put on any old doodad they think would look great in uniform. Imagine A1Cs putting stars on their caps and Master Pilot Wings on their chests.

But, it does matter, and AETC needs to put a stop to this buffoonery.

But Will It Arm?

Saturday, December 26th, 2020

Toni System – AR15 Aiming System

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Toni System is an Italian company and this is their two-piece AR15 aiming system intended for competition shooting.

Using sight ribs like on a shotgun, they mount a 1.0mm fiber optic sight to one for long range shooting, while the other incorporates a 1.5mm fiber for short range shooting. They are offset at 45 degrees. Cant the rifle to acquire the sight picture desired.


This post was inspired by Frank Woods. I have it on good authority he uses it.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Sunday, October 11th, 2020