Archive for the ‘Off Base’ Category

Thanksgiving Greetings from Around the Military

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As you sit down for dinner tomorrow, give thanks for the men and women stationed around the globe who are defending their country and preserving the liberty of all Americans back home in the States. They can’t be with their loved ones on this holiday but, in the video below, several of them send Thanksgiving greetings to the folks back home. Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers and all the men and women who serve.

Paralyzed Vet Walks Again on ‘WWE Smackdown’

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On last Friday’s WWE Smackdown, the wrestling crew paid tribute to Sgt. Dan Rose, who served 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserves and was paralyzed from the chest down in 2011 by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. +Continue Reading

PC Media File Management With ‘Nero 15′

  • November 4, 2014
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Anyone who lived through the Rip/Mix/Burn era and used a PC probably used Nero software to extract tunes from a disc and burn their mix CDs. Now that music has moved to the cloud and everyone’s streaming music, Ner0 has reinvented itself as a comprehensive media management suite, available in two versions Nero 2015 Classic and Nero 2015 Platinum, both featuring a new all-in-one launcher to remind you of the vast array of tools available. +Continue Reading

Monster Up Your Phone for Halloween

  • October 30, 2014
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It’s probably too late to track down one of these for a Halloween party, but the holiday gives us an excuse to run this excellent photo of the SwitchEasy Monsters case, which is available for the iPhone 5/5s ($19.99) and 5c ($24.99), the iPod Touch 5G ($19.99) and the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($9.99).  +Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to the United States Navy

The United States Navy predates the Declaration of Independence: the Continental Congress established the Continental Navy on October 13, 1775. Today marks the 239th birthday of one of the United States of America’s most revered institutions.

In the above video, narrated by actor Adam Baldwin of the TNT TV series The Last Ship, the Navy celebrates its anniversary. +Continue Reading

Obama Takes Flak for “Coffee Salute”

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It’s disrespectful, it’s disgraceful, and it’s unprofessional. At least, that’s what many critics of Obama are claiming regarding his one-handed caffeine-enhanced salute. No more than three days ago on September 23rd, a video was posted on the White House official Instagram of President Obama stepping off of Marine One and saluting the awaiting service members with a beverage in his right hand. Whether it was coffee, tea, or hot chocolate is beside the point: a lot of folks are upset with this allegedly brazen display of disrespect. +Continue Reading

Should VA Disability Checks Be Used to Pay Alimony?

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When a veteran returns home with a disability, they’re usually provided financial assistance through the Veteran’s Administration (VA). For Florida-based veteran Terry Lynn, his case was typical until he divorced his wife, Kathy Lynn. Part of the divorce ruling allotted a portion of Lynn’s VA checks to financial assistance for Kathy Lynn. However, rather than pay the money, Lynn decided to face jail. +Continue Reading

Diana Falzone’s “America the Beautiful from Troopathon 2014

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On June 25, 2014, Moving Forward America held its 7th Annual Troopathon event broadcast live from the Ronald Regan Library in Simi Valley, California. The event is a “Jerry Lewis-style” telethon on the web to raise money for troop care packages.

Longtime Military​.com and Fox News contributor Diana Falzone performed a stirring rendition of “America the Beautiful” on the program. +Continue Reading

Could Bill Clinton Have Prevented 9/11?

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In a speech he gave on September 10, 2011, President Bill Clinton told Australian businessmen that he had a chance to kill Osama bin Laden in 1998 but passed because it would have required taking out an Afghan village and killing women and children. An audio recording of the speech surfaced this week and his comments are transcribed below. +Continue Reading

Unstolen Valor! Bolden Was a Marine

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It all started when NFL player DeAngelo Williams gave up his first class airline seat for an elderly veteran and took a picture of the man. It sounds like the beginning of a heart-warming story, but the Internet started buzzing about whether or not the veteran in question, James Wesley Bolden, had actually served in the U.S. military. The answer seems to be yes, but the truth is, as always, kind of complicated.

With so many service members transitioning into civilian life and the ease of technology, the Internet is filled with stories of stolen valor. For various reasons, civilians sometimes find and wear military uniforms. Sometimes these civilians actively attempt to pass themselves off as a veteran, but it doesn’t take much for a true veteran to spot the discrepancies in their uniforms and stories. This usually leads to a video showing an imposter shying away from an irate veteran. +Continue Reading