Archived footage from D-Day training:
The 10-minute reels feature the wartime leaders Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe and future American president.
The clips show Churchill and Eisenhower visiting the 101st Airborne which was stationed in North Devon. There is also film footage of Russians at Putsborough [...]
The war in Iraq is winding down, the president said in a speech thanking Camp Lejeune Marines and their families for the sacrifices they have made. Christian Bose, writing for Foreign Policy, says that the president might have gone out on a limb and thanked the man who made success there possible:
I think [...]
I hate to judge before all the facts are in, but it certainly seems like this police officer has some issues to work through.
During the presidential campaign, President Obama mused aloud that he was something of a blank slate, upon which others filled in their hopes. For change.
Pleasing everyone was always going to be hard of course – the first task is to get in, then govern. Governing means making choices. Choices are actions, actions have [...]
A Silver Star for HM2 Joshua Simson:
Commanders say Simson’s patrol was ambushed in July 2007, but he continued caring for wounded servicemen. Officers say he exposed himself to enemy fire repeatedly over a seven-hour period.
Simson says he’s humbled by the award.
“There were other guys, other Marines, other soldiers who were there [...]
So, the Kat got an invite to spend some quality time at Brown University over the summer, for to saunter the ivied parapets, like. Looks interesting, but it’s non-trivially expensive.
What do we know about this program, anyway?
It took me the better part of 30 years to finally “get into” general aviation flying. A Cessna will get you there (eventually) and the Mooney 201 is a slick piece of gear to dream on, but compared to twin, afterburning GE404 engines wrapped in twin-tailed titanium and graphite epoxy, eh.
You need two [...]