All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Army’

Eagles Cheerleader Now A Soldier In Afghanistan

From a pro football cheerleader for the Eagles to an army soldier is quite a leap. But for Rachel Washburn, who obviously has the smarts to do more, left the fluff scene for a position as an Army intelligence officer with a special ops unit in Afghanistan. She is also on a mission to connect with the local women, something …

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Homeless Veteran Gets a Makeover in This Moving Timelapse

Pull our your tissues, guys. This is a powerful one. Sometimes, all you need to make a fresh start is a little help. Jim Wolf, a US Army vet who has struggled with homelessness and alcoholism, was recently given a makeover by non-profit Degage Ministries. The incredible timelapse video of that makeover is below: According to Degage, Jim has managed …

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Troops Liposuction: Soldiers Needing to Pass Physicals

The AP via ABC News reports that desperate service members are seeking liposuction in order to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which can determine one’s future in military service by measuring the waist and neck. One plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Tattelbaum out of Rockville, MD, described how “They come in panicked about being kicked out or getting a demerit …

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Army Tattoo Policy: We Want YOU To Join The Army… Unless You’re Inked

The United States Army is looking for fine, upstanding citizens willing to come forth and lay their lives and well being on the line for the good and betterment of their country, land of the free, because of them, the brave. The Army sees beyond your race, religion, and gender (or so they say) and cares only about the ferocity …

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Jennifer Pritzker: First Transgender Billionaire

Jennifer Pritzker has become the first transgender billionaire and has been ranked among FORBES’ list of the top 400 richest Americans. There are only 48 women in total on the list of 400, since we all know that the 1% and much of the workforce is dominated by men. She has an estimated worth of about $1.7 billion. Pritzker is …

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Bradley Manning Found Not Guilty Of Aiding The Enemy

Bradley Manning, the young Army private that’s a whistleblower to some and a traitor to others, has been in a military court the past few months as the government argued that his sharing of classified government documents with WikiLeaks aided Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Now the judge in the case has finally issued a verdict. RT reports that Colonel …

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Egypt Coup: Morsi Removed from Office, US Suspends Aid

So, Egypt’s doing the whole revolution thing again. In a televised address, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, announced that the Egyptian military has removed President Morsi from office and suspended the nation’s constitution. The Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, will assume presidential authority until a long-term solution is devised. This move follows four days of anti-Morsi protests. General …

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Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department

There’s some talk that Windows 8 may not be doing so well in the consumer market. Heck, there’s even talk that it’s not doing so well in the Enterprise market. Even so, Microsoft just snagged a potentially lucrative contract with the Department of Defense that ensures its employees get acquainted with Windows 8. Three organizations within the Department of Defense …

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The Army Is Deploying 3D Printers To Afghanistan

Soldiers are not always prepared for what the battlefield throws at them. That’s why the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force exists. They make sure that soldiers are prepared for anything they will encounter. The team of engineers that make up REF were already fast, but the latest innovation involving 3D printers makes them even faster. The military is deploying what they …

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Kinect May Be Coming To A Military Helicopter Near You

The Army absolutely loves video games and the hardware that powers them. They use them as recruiting tools, training simulations, computer processors and now 3D tracking devices. It seems that the military has its eye on the Kinect hardware that Microsoft launched for the Xbox 360 back in 2010. According to TechNewsDaily, the military wants the Kinect for its use …

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Should We Limit A Soldier’s Access To Social Media?

United States Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Brown lost his life in Afghanistan earlier this week. While that is extremely sad news, it was how his wife was notified of his death that was the big news. A woman in his platoon contacted Mrs Brown via Facebook to tell her about the tragedy before the chaplain could deliver the news. This …

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Army Wife Learns Of Husband’s Death Via Facebook

If you think that Facebook is an impersonal medium of communication, I’m not going to argue with you. That “Happy Birthday” wall post from that guy you kind of knew in high school registers about as low as possible on the emotional impact meter, I know. But that’s the kind of stuff we use Facebook for – I mean, it’s …

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