Tag Archives: Military

Enemy Upstairs! Get on his Tail…

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It looks like this flyboy is wearing a dog collar and leash! He’s not. At least not in this image. From a WWII era Collier’s Magazine advertisement selling the latest in sound technology: the throat microphone. Can’t make yourself heard over the engine noise and machine gun fire? No more! The Western Electric throat microphone helps win battles!

Sub-zero half-naked cool playful snowy Korean Soldiers are Hot!

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Hot young Korean soldiers training in the snow. Cool! Click here for video.

Meantime, in Egypt…

A wounded protester is rushed to a field hospital near Tahrir Square during clashes with Egyptian riot police in Cairo, on November 20, 2011. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

The people want a civilian government. The military? Not so much. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss? From the campuses of the University of California to the streets of Cairo, 2011 has been a year of teargas and blood. And the beat goes on. More photos from Tahrir Square here.

War Horse! The Ride of a Lifetime

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The new Spielberg epic. The Great War as seen through the eyes of the cavalry horse, Joey. Ride on!

Sight seen at Hillsborough Antique Show: For Your Boy!

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Sight seen in Mendocino County: Rural Seafood Shack Soldier Memorial. Local Boys lost.

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It’s about DADT Time! 9th Court orders gay military service ban lifted…

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A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that “the Obama administration must stop enforcing the ban that prevents gay men and women from serving openly in the U.S. military.” Is this the end of DADT? Read the Reuters story here. Poster-vet Lt. Choi, pictured here, was among 13,000 members of the military discharged under the ban.

John, They’re only Dancing – Marines Shake It! (Hot & Silly Video)

These two are just too cute. Barely more than kids, as soldiers usually are, they are caught in a complicated history, their own personal stories intertwined with that of their country at war. Vets, and children of vets, understand how one can despise war and still honor warriors. Many of us still carry the physical and emotional effects of conflicts long past. “It’s complicated” – as they say on Facebook. War is hell, but it is also boredom. In these media days, that’s easily taken care of with a camera and a YouTube account. The Internet is awash with interesting videos made by soldiers with time on their hands. These two mess around to Soulja Boy’s Donk. For a great Lady Gaga Telephone re-do, click here. For an interesting musical political commentary, based on a lyrical re-working of the Beach Boys’ classic Kokomo, click here.