Month: February 2006

15 Years Later

1991: Jubilation follows Gulf War ceasefire Who would have guessed this is where we’d be in 2006? I know many reasons why we couldn’t have gone all the way to Baghdad in 1991, but aren’t those largely the same reasons why we couldn’t invade Iraq in 2003? In a lot of ways, the current campaign […]

V-22 squadron to be activated on Friday

Osprey Heads Into Combat While unconvinced that this thing is really ready for prime time (and what does Murdoc know, anyway), there’s no doubt that if this thing performs as advertised it will be a welcome addition to our forces. Put another way: I hope these things win their critics over. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron […]

Things that go BOOM

Received this video via email. No idea on the ‘when’, ‘where’, or ‘who’. The ‘why’ seems to be clear enough. Probably turn your speakers down a bit. The language is a bit harsh. Okay. Really harsh, maybe. Download Air_Strike video (1MB .wmv) As usual, if linking please link to this page and not directly to […]

2.6 Billion less for armor upgrades

Army Slashes Abrams, Bradley Funding This should concern just about everyone, shouldn’t it? The Army is looking to streamline by 2013 its fleet of Abrams tanks down to two types: the M1A2 System Enhancement Program (SEP) for the active force and the M1A1 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) program for the National Guard. That schedule may […]

Chaplain doubles as maintenance crewman

You can tell by the color of his robes. Persian Gulf (Feb. 26, 2006) – Navy Chaplain, Lt. Kenneth Medve, reads the blessing of communion during Roman Catholic service in the foc’sle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Reagan and embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) are currently deployed on […]

Pic of autonomous Stryker

The Stryker is driven robotically through the range at Fort Gordon, Ga., Feb. 10, 2006, during testing for future development of robots that can conduct convoy operations. U.S. Army photo by Larry Edmond Note the masts for radar, IR, and other guidance sensors. Pic from the DoD’s Transformation archive. For more on this project, see […]