Russian Cruise Missiles: A Work in Progress? (UPDATED)

Update below… Talk about “shooting out”— Four cruise missiles launched from a Russian warship aimed at targets in Syria missed their target and crashed in Iran Thursday, a senior defense official told Fox News. The “Kalibr” cruise missiles were fired for the first time in combat from warships in the Caspian Sea, the official said. There was no immediate word of any damage or casualties in Iran. Let’s hope that damage is extensive and casualties are many. It couldn’t have happened to nicer folk. Fuckheads. CDR Sal brings us more detail and more analysis. Another poke in the eye for […]

“No really, flying drones is as hard as piloting anything else.”

Number 4 is absolutely a hoot!

A Little Too Close to Home…

Just a little! FORT RILEY, Kan. — Sources report that Maj. Justin Taylor, a staff officer in the Big Red One (1st Infantry Division) G3 (operations and plans) shop, made the mistake of going into his garage and looking at his faded combat gear after PT this morning, reducing him to tears. “I used to be a soldier,” neighbors reported him muttering over and over again while he clutched a tattered VS-17 panel tied to a rock that he’d used to shift the fire of his M240B machine gun teams on Objective Anvil during the battle for Mosul. He also served as […]

Ration Humor

Thanks to Mike B ’73 and USMC0802, who sent this link in mere minutes apart. HA!

“Marine Comes Out To Father As POG”

Continued BRILLIANCE from Duffel Blog. BRYAN, Tx — Highly decorated military veteran Douglas Martin got the shock of a lifetime Sunday when his son, Lance Cpl. Shane Martin, came out of the closet as a POG. Lance Cpl. Martin, currently based out of Camp Pendleton, California, took leave to share the news in person. “My dad thought I was a machine gunner with 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, but I finally told him the truth. I’m a Bulk Fuel Specialist in 1st MHG, and I’m proud.” Well done, DB. Well. Done.

Happy Birthday, Sir Harry Flashman!

Why, it’s Flashy’s birthday, damn your eyes! (Seven-Echo wrote in to remind me, and not a moment too soon, either.) Raise a glass, pinch the serving girl, and kick your native servants!

You might be a General/Admiral if…

You keep 100 Gigs of presentations stored in Outlook. You don’t know why your email takes so long to load. Time to burn that Major in Communications Support again. Your first Enlisted Aide was a strack NCO from a Ranger Battalion. Hooah! Your second Enlisted Aide has breasts. Hooah! You find invitations to EO/EEO/POSH training on your calendar. Well that’s curious… better ask the Lieutentant Colonel why. Your peers are more homogenous than milk. You view Majors like matchsticks: burning any number will suffice to give you that warm feeling. Your Aide-de-Camp is just the right age for your daughter. Your […]

Picture of the Day: The Revolution Begins!

(From WRSA.) I love it.

Room In Gross Disorder

Apologies for light posting on my part. I’ve got a lot I’d like to comment on but less time than I need. I’m moving– only 400 yards up the street from where I live now– but since I’m doing it in phases, my rooms are in gross disorder and the connectivity is too. BTW, you know what’s heavy for its size and hard to move? AMMO. Even in small quantities. But it’s worth the effort. And if you’re in the market for a house and need a mortgage, I strongly recommend Brandy Smith at Private Plus. Of course, it goes […]

Marine Corps PFT Humor

THIS is great: “THREE pull-ups! Hah hah haaaa…” I’m still laughing.