December 2009

William Rosecrans was placed in charge of 44,000 men and pursued Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s force into Murfreesboro, Tennessee. There he found Bragg’s 37,000 man force, and attacked on New Year’s eve. The Confederates drove Rosecrans forces back to Nashville where the lines held. Union reinforcements showed up and were able to hold off three days of Confederate charges.

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“There has been a lot of discussion online and in the mainstream media about our response to various critics of the President, specifically former Vice President Cheney, who have been coming out of the woodwork since the incident on Christmas Day. I think we all agree that there should be honest debate about these issues, […]

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Dutch To Use Full Body Scanners On Flights To The US

December 30, 2009

“Dutch to use full-body scanners The Dutch government has said that it will commence using full-body scanners on flights to the US within three weeks, after a failed Christmas Day airliner bomb attack. The interior ministry made the announcement on Wednesday after Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, managed to board a flight from Lagos to […]

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Yemen Security Forces Raid Al Qaeda Hideout.

December 30, 2009

“SAN’A, Yemen — Yemeni security forces stormed an al-Qaida hide-out Wednesday in a principle militant stronghold in the country’s west, setting off clashes, officials said, as a security chief vowed to fight the group’s powerful local branch until it was eliminated. A government statement said at least one suspected al-Qaida member was arrested during the […]

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This Ad Campaign Helped To Save Brandy Station Battlefield From Commercial Development

December 29, 2009

The Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry engagement in the Western Hemisphere with a combined force of  18,500 mounted troops. Major General Alfred Pleasonton launched a surprise attack on Robert E. Lee’s cavalry commander General Jeb Stuart on the afternoon of June 9th, 1863 in Culpepper County Virginia. The advantage changed hands several […]

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This Old Air Force Recruitment Ad Would Go Well With The New Air Force “It’s Not Science Fiction” Campaign

December 29, 2009

Creatives were Chad Berry, Brett Stiles, and Brian Born. Related Posts:Dresden Was Our Guernica.The Bell P-59 Airacomet. It Saw Little Action But Taught Us Volumes.A Project To Track Every Bomb We Have Ever Dropped.Sherman Alexander Hemsley, United States Air Force Veteran, Passes.Sergeant George Linsdsey, USAF, Played “Goober” On Andy Griffith, Has Died At 83.

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Children Under Arms Ad Campaign

December 29, 2009

This print campaign was created by the Peacecouncil Foundation in 2003. Art Directors were Brent Ladd and Tonda Mueller. The photos are all real. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Grumman F9F Panther, The United States Navy’s First Successful Jet Fighter

December 28, 2009

“The Navy accepted a total of 1,388 F9F Panthers. The Navy and Marine Corps Panthers that were deployed in Korea, flew about 78,000 combat sorties. On November 9, 1950, the Panther became the first carrier jet to engage a jet-powered enemy; a “Mig-15 of the Chinese Peoples Republic.”

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Just When You Thought Flying Couldn’t Get Any Worse

December 28, 2009

“Airline shares fell in Monday morning trading on fears that new security restrictions swiftly implemented following a botched attempt to blow up an airliner could curtail business travel on lucrative international routes. There are already signs that travel is becoming more burdensome. Passengers are facing longer lines at checkpoints and less freedom to move around […]

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Epaminondas and The Battle of Leuctra

December 27, 2009

Epaminondas   (410 to 362 BC) was a Theban general and statesman who war colleges attribute with the creation of a formalized attack maneuver that we know today as the flanking maneuver. Cicero, the famous Roman philosopher and statesman, called Epaminondas the “first man of Greece”. Born into aristocracy, his family had lost their fortune at […]

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Meet Kenny Sink

December 26, 2009

Kenny Sink is a well known, highly feted art director in the advertising industry. As native of Virginia, he took a keen interest in Civil War history and battlefields.  Sometime this week he will become a contributor here and post stories about that incredible event in US history.  Here is his first piece on finding […]

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Biggest Aviation Stories of 2009

December 26, 2009

Hacked Drones. From the FBI we hear that the data feeds from UAVs to troops in the field and to command centers. Special Forces have recovered laptops with days and days of recorded feeds from Predators and Reapers. The news? The data feeds were largely unencrypted. Fumbled Terrorist Attack. On Christmas day, a Nigerian passenger […]

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Merry Christmas To Everyone In Uniform

December 25, 2009

Make no mistake. Everyone in the states, from the left and the right and in the middle all feel the same sentiment. We wait until the day that you’re back home, safe, fat, and happy. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Pregnancy No Longer Punishable In Military

December 24, 2009

“WASHINGTON – A recent military policy that added pregnancy to the list of reasons a soldier could be disciplined in a war zone will be rescinded by a new order drafted by the top U.S. commander in Iraq. Gen. Raymond Odierno has drafted a broad new policy for the U.S. forces in Iraq that will […]

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Remembering The Tuskegee Airmen

December 24, 2009

Thought I’d share these with you. They were created by a host of writers and art directors at the USAF agency of record in 2004 to include Jesus Felix, Steve Miller, Brent Ladd, Kristin Livolsi, Allen Hannawell, Bryan Edwards and Victor Camozzi and some others who I have forgotten. While we open presents and count […]

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Warrant Officer 2 Dylan Ferguson, Bravo Co 1-82nd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Southern Afghanistan

December 21, 2009

I was put in touch with this young Apache pilot and asked him for his permission to write an article about him. He had to apply for permission and received it. In case you’ve had a buttload of Tiger Woods news and want to see what life is like for the men and women who […]

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The Hashish Army

December 20, 2009

Related Posts:Even A Blind Squirrel Finds An Acorn Occasionally.Whadya Know? Looks Like One In Four Afghan National Army Recruits Can’t Quite Seem To Figure The Mission Out Either.

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Why The Germans Lost Stalingrad.

December 20, 2009

In Stalingrad, now called Volgagrad, a battle began that historians call the largest battle in history. Why Stalingrad? Some say Hitler was trying to poke a finger in Stalin’s eye by decimating his namesake city. And obviously because of it’s strategic location on a bend in the Volga River. The Germans sought to control this […]

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Living Testimony From Sand Creek Massacre of Nov. 29th, 1864

December 20, 2009

Related Posts:Around Saipan The United States And The Imperial Japanese Brought The Biggest Ships And More Naval Firepower Than The World Had Seen Previously.Harvey Alan Russ, United States Army Veteran, Passes At 65.Private Gore Vidal, United States Army, Passes Away.George S. Patton Was The Most Interesting Man In The World.32 Soldiers Took Their Own Lives […]

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Hoplite Headwear.

December 18, 2009

This beautifully preserved helmet was worn by a Greek infantryman, otherwise known as a hoplite. One has to has to wonder why a Greek helmet was found in Southern Italy. But history tells us that the Peloponnesian Wars were not restricted to Greece. The Athenians and the Spartans and the Boetians and Atticans had expeditionary […]

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