Military Life 101

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Feb 9

last-snowfall:

el-fridlo:

Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.

"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."

He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.

He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…

After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.

He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.

He once captured a German spy.
The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.

For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.

After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.

He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.

There is nothing about this that is not magical.

trfcdc:

PROVIDING #CLOTHDIAPERS TO MILITARY FAMILIES OVERSEAS #OPERATIONFLUFFYBUMS

trfcdc:

PROVIDING #CLOTHDIAPERS TO MILITARY FAMILIES OVERSEAS #OPERATIONFLUFFYBUMS

EOD Graphics

This site was submitted to our old FB page and I thought some of ya’ll may be interested in it! It’s run by a former EOD soldier and he’s got decals ranging from badges to family decals and they’re at great prices. 

Nov 1
150 Military Discounts As our way of thanking those who serve, we’ve compiled a detailed list of ways to save for veterans, all active branches and, in some instance, the families who stand behind them. Participation may vary at different locations, so check first.

150 Military Discounts

As our way of thanking those who serve, we’ve compiled a detailed list of ways to save for veterans, all active branches and, in some instance, the families who stand behind them. Participation may vary at different locations, so check first.

Oct 1
kissing-whiskey:

Honor Flight Network is a Non-profit organization that takes WWII Veterans, or terminally ill Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts to Washington DC from all over the country for FREE, so they can visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifices. 
Today, Honor Flight veterans arrived at the monuments to find them shut down because Congress doesn’t want Americans to have affordable health insurance. 
So they just knocked over the barriers and went anyways. 
War vets don’t give a fuck about your shutdown.

kissing-whiskey:

Honor Flight Network is a Non-profit organization that takes WWII Veterans, or terminally ill Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts to Washington DC from all over the country for FREE, so they can visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifices. 

Today, Honor Flight veterans arrived at the monuments to find them shut down because Congress doesn’t want Americans to have affordable health insurance. 

So they just knocked over the barriers and went anyways. 

War vets don’t give a fuck about your shutdown.

Oct 1
tlcplmax:

Topical.

tlcplmax:

Topical.

Government shutdown: Obama to sign military pay bill



whiferdill:

his photo of former Marine Staff Sgt. Jesse Cottle, who lost his legs during a 2009 deployment to Afghanistan, being carried on his wife’s back has gone viral after the photographer, Sarah Ledford, shared it on her professional Facebook page.  His wife, Kelly, said she is proud to represent what many couples are going through post-war.

Jul 4

Happy Independence Day everyone!

Remember to be safe today while you’re having fun!