Tyler Jarell will forever by 18. He also will never know what it’s like to serve as a U.S. Marine. The young man had dreamed of serving for years but that dream was cut short when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair. The spinning and swinging “Fire Ball” broke apart and rained debris on the fair midway. Tyler’s 18 year old girl friend was badly injured, but survived. (click for full story)
A legendary F-14 Tomcat pilot has died this weekend in a fiery plan crash at the Lewiston, Idaho airport. Dale “Snort” Snodgress was flying a small Italian made short take off and landing plane that was built in the 1970s. The plan crashed shortly after take off around mid day on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (click for full story).
Russian leader Vladimer Putin is rattling his sabre once again. Putin was angered after the British Navy Destroyer HMS Defender passed off the coast of Crimea. Russia believes that waters in the Black Sea are under the control of the Soviet Union after that country annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Putin said bombs were dropped in the Defender’s path and the Soviet’s could have sunk the destroyer if they wanted. Britian said they were told the shots were part of a gunnery exercise.
Most of Europe and NATO believe those waters are still covered by international agreements. (see full story)
A spokesman for the Taliban demands all foreign soldiers leave Afghanistan, or be deemed as “occupiers”. Some critics of the quick NATO and U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan worry that it could leave a void that extremist factions will fill.
Aviation enthusiast Ian Simpson was taking pictures of military aircraft in the morning of July 13th. He noticed something rather alarming. He photographed sparks coming from the jet engines of a Strike Eagles jet fighter piloted by Pilot Major Grant Thompson. (click for full story)
Game 6, Stanley cup finals. The fans love the game and they love America’s National Anthem and the country for which it stands
The Navy’s new Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) program envisions procuring a class of 24 to 35 new amphibious ships to support the Marine Corps, particularly in implementing a new Marine Corps operational concept called Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO). Click for story
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force announced June 30 it has selected 50 members of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps to transfer to the space branch, and hundreds more could be chosen in the coming weeks. (full story)
The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center memorializes the history of our nation’s highest military award for valor, from the first medals in 1863 to the present, and educates the next generation of Americans about the six character traits associated with the gallantry of Medal recipients. (Medal of Honor Center website)