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Weapon Wednesday – USS Gerald R. Ford Shows Off Two New Systems

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over USS ...
 An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) (Credit: US Navy/Erik Hildebrandt)

The USS Gerald R Ford scored a double first less than a week after commissioning, as the nuclear-powered supercarrier launched and recovered a fighter plane for the first time using an electromagnetic catapult. On July 28, an F/A-18F Super Hornet piloted by Commander Jamie Struck was launched from the flight deck by the ElectroMAgnetic Launch System (EMALS) shortly after arrival, when it made the first arrested landing with the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system. read more

Obama Era Military Initiative Replete with Security Risks and Foreign Infiltration

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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One of the federal government’s only constitutionally mandated functions – the military – has paid the price of the Obama reign of terror. As the Trump administration attempts to repair the damage, rocks are still being overturned, only to discover further devastation and deterioration.

Did Obama do anything to actually advance this country? Did he or his minions do anything to improve the country – make it more prosperous, more secure, stronger, more respected, among nations? I really want to know.

Actually these are rhetorical questions. We who have paid attention – even scant attention, know full well that Obama didn’t set out to improve the nation, but rather tear it down and rebuild it in his own Marxist image.

Most of us (I hope) remember the speech Michelle Obama made where she exclaimed that, “Barack knows we’re gonna have to change our conversation – we’re gonna have to change our traditions, our history – we’re gonna have to move into a different place…”

More prescient and depressing words have rarely been spoken. And years after that prediction, we’re still paying the price. read more

History of WWII in an Underground Museum

Construction on the Tirpitz began in 2014
Construction on the Tirpitz began in 2014 (Credit: Mike Bink Photography)

Top-tier Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has completed a subterranean museum amid the sand dunes in western Denmark’s Blåvand shoreline, next to a World War II-era bunker. Named Tirpitz, the museum depicts the history of the Second World War. read more

Weapon Wednesday – More Problems for The F-35

Previously unseen footage of the F-35 in flight testing lays bare an important fact: the work of test pilots is dangerous. A video of a F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flight safety seminar shows two incidents in which pilots risked their lives while attempting what will eventually be commonplace tasks—midair refueling and a night landing on a warship.

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A Self-Motivated Man Achieves his Goal of Joining the Army

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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What would you do to achieve a goal? Many have gone to extraordinary lengths to get where they want to go. But for a dream to become realty, motivation is the key. And not just motivation, but self-motivation.

Most understand that being motivated by others in easier by far. This is the reason many do not achieve their goals. Self-motivation is hard. There is no one standing behind you telling you to push through the pain, get up at the crack of dawn, or work another hour or two. It’s all on you.

But if somebody wants something bad enough, very little can stand in they way of that end. A shining example of this is one William Guinn, Jr. of Abilene, Texas. No – his dream wasn’t to cure cancer or become rich and famous. His dream was simply to join the Army.

You might ask – how difficult can that be? People join the military all the time. It can’t be that hard. It’s not, unless you weigh almost 460 lbs., as did Mr. Guinn. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Airforce C-17 Flies the Mach Loop

The Air Force’s new C-17 Globemaster III tries it hand flying the famous Mach Loop – a low altitude training area in the Welsh country-side of the U.K.. The Mach in Mach Loop is for the nearby town, Machynlleth. It is unusual to see an aircraft this large doing the Loop, as it it reserved for smaller aircraft, like fighter jets. read more

Video Podcast – Democrat Hypocrisy Alert – New VA Secretary David Shulkin

A democrat Senator has been caught investing in a business that has outsourced jobs to Mexico, while authoring legislation aimed against outsourcing jobs.

New V.A. Secretary David Shulkin is getting things done and it’s been only six months. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Army’s Tactical Augmented Reality Device

The TAR display is mounted on regular US Army helmets
The TAR display is mounted on regular US Army helmets (Credit: David Vergun)

Information is power when a soldier is enveloped by the fog of war. Precisely locating the positions of both friends and foes is key for a mission to roll out both smoothly and without avoidable casualties. The US Army has just revealed its latest innovation, a head-up display system for soldiers called “Tactical Augmented Reality,” or TAR. read more

Thank the Democrats for a Non-Functioning Missile Defense System

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Last Friday IBD wrote  that, “Shortly after the North Korea [ICBM] test, Politico ran an article pointing out that ‘the Pentagon and its contractors still haven’t figured out how to reliably shoot down an intercontinental ballistic missile.’ The Washington Post noted that after spending tens of billions of dollars, the system ‘has never faced combat or been fully tested.’”

You may recall the fanfare a few months ago over a triumphant test of our missile defense system. We successfully intercepted one of our own mock ICBMs launched from the Marshall Islands. A Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) was deployed from California and shot down the ICBM. Hooray for us!

Unfortunately, that intercept is the exception, not the rule, and that’s very worrisome. The one successful intercept was as close to being “laboratory” conditions as one can be. Everything about the trial was highly scripted.

And Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director Vice Admiral James Syring told a House committee recently that “I would not say we are comfortably ahead of the threat. I would say we are addressing the threat.” Translation: We’re in trouble. read more