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FLIR T75 Advanced Combat Thermal Sight - Long Range

The FLIR T75 Advanced Combat Thermal Sight – Long Range (ACTS-LR) is an uncooled thermal clip-on weapon sight with a low, in-line opto-mechanical profile suitable for modern weaponry with flip-down or removable front sight posts.  The low profile compliments current Rifle Combat Optics (RCO’s) and minimizes height above the rail.  The ACTS-LR provides scene clarity and allows the use of false color to enable rapid target acquisition and firing solutions using a high density, color Organic Light Emitting Display (OLED).

SOF and Barry Sadler

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Barry Sadler was an enlisted man and a Green Beret. He was a special forces medic while In Vietnam where he stepped on a pongee stick and was seriously injured.

Barry is best known for having written and sung The Ballad of the Green Berets which was on the best seller list or what ever for several weeks.
Barry wrote a series of novels called Casca, the Eternal Mercenary which were quite popular. He was a friend of Soldier of Fortune. Soldier of Fortune Magazine publisher, Robert K. Brown, a Green Beret in Vietnam hooked up with Barry who became a frequent guest at the notorious Soldier of Fortune conventions in Las Vegas. He performed singing to the conventioneers and of course the Ballad of the Green Berets. He was a favorite.

Barry spent a great deal of time in Central America where he was shot in the head in 1988 under mysterious circumstances in Guatemala City. Soldier of Fortune magazine paid for a medical flight to bring him to the United States but he died from the injury a year later at the age of 49. Enjoy as this never gets old. Click on the links. Watch both renditions as one is to honor the Afghanistan troops

THE LETHAL LANCER

Meet the B-1B
By Harold Hutchison

It is probably the most ignored of America’s strategic bombers. The older bomber is a flying legend, having served for almost six decades, and likely to serve for another two or three decades. The younger bomber is one of the most technologically advanced planes that has ever flown.

TEN MINUTES OF RUSSIAN FIREPOWER

BARRETT'S RAD MRAD!

Ready to follow a shooter's every move, the MRAD adapts to a variety of user needs without sacrificing performance. With unfailing accuracy, this bolt-action system continues to define a whole new class of long-range precision rifles.

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HOW BAD IS THE VA MESS?

Vet Gets Appointment Two Years After Death
By Harold Hutchison

Doug Chase served in the Vietnam War – one of 2.59 million Americans who did so. In 2011, he had a brain tumor. Later, his wife sought to move his treatment at a VA facility in Bedford, Massachusetts, which was closer to their home. Chase and his wife, Suzanne, never got a response before Chase died in 2012.

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UPDATE!! Former Marine In Slam in Mexico: Marine Corps to the Rescue?

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Remember Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who left active duty in 2012. who claimed that he was snatched by Mexican authorities 31 March this year at San Ysidro border? He had guns and ammo in his truck, and claimed to have not realized that he had crossed the Mexican border.

We have updated our readers as he has been spending nearly three months in a Mexican prison. Many outraged Americans called for his release and return.

REMEMBERING THE WAR DOGS OF VIETNAM

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COMING SOON! - SPRINGFIELD ARMORY'S 1911 RANGE OFFICER® COMPACT .45ACP

If you want a competition grade 1911 that conceals better than a full-sized pistol, the Range Officer® Compact from Springfield Armory® offers finely tuned performance in a smaller package. The Range Officer® Compact brings the precision of a competition pistol in a small and straightforward configuration.

ANOTHER PREMATURE “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?”

JSTOF-P Set to be Disbanded

Marines and Philippine troops during relief operations in 2013.
(DOD photo)

By Harold Hutchison

The Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines (JSOTF-P), which has been instrumental in combating terrorist groups like Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah, is reportedly on the chopping block. Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines had been going on since 15 January, 2002.