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Marines: Tootsie Rolls

“You heard me. We need Tootsie Rolls dropped ASAP!” – Radio Operator requesting supplies Late 1950, surrounded by approximately 200,000 Chinese and North Korean troops in the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, approximately 10,000 Marines from the 1st Marine Division were in imminent danger and unable to move out of an untenable position. With temperatures dropping […]

Air Forces Cyber

“True cyber security is preparing for what’s next, not what was last.” – Neil Rerup   Located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, 24th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) is the Air Force’s cyberspace warfare operations. They establish, operate, maintain and defend the Air Force networks for their military forces worldwide. Along with their brethren […]

Disciplinary Barracks for Convicted Criminals

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking is freedom.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Beginning in 1870, state correction facility punishments included the use of ball and chain, flogging, shackling, tattooing or branding, solitary confinement and execution. In early 1871, the […]

21-Gun Salute

“To be able to live each day with honor, respect and dignity is the greatest achievement of all.” – Dr. Roopleen Tracing its history back to early warriors demonstrating peaceful intentions by positioning their weapons in a way that rendered them ineffective, military gun salutes originated in the 14th century with the use of cannons […]

Lockheed F-117

“Congratulations. You got the Black Jet you asked for. Learn to be comfortable with the night.” – “The Porch” Personnel (early 1998) Appearing more like something from a sci-fi movie, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk was the first U.S. top-secret stealth technology warplane. And despite its “F” (“Fighter”) designation, it had no aircraft-to-aircraft engagement capability; it […]

NCIS

“Firearms are rarely drawn outside of training, and the work requires fastidiousness, perseverance and patience”  – Andrew L. Traver, (5th civilian) NCIS Director The popular TV show aside, including its Los Angeles cousin, the real Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is a civilian-run, federal law enforcement agency for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. […]

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