Happening today - Iraqi soldiers retake key oil refinery from ISIS militants (No Shit News)


That’s right sports fans, the title is correct however, let’s paint the entire picture of what is represented by the title of this post. Yes, Iraqi soldiers did retake a key city today but know their assaults were led by US air strikes which are being controlled by us servicemembers identifying those targets for our own aircraft.

Wait a second Pain, I thought Pres O said he ended the war in Iraq. Ahhh yes he sure played all of the news stations for all he could get on that head shake didn’t he? Interesting how all the kool aid drinker voters got dooped in that "story"and his entire campaign didn’t they (suckers). As I enjoy my fine cigar I have to ponder and think, yea, this “change” is clearly better for America, or the self-destruction of it. Time for a C-Gar

A day earlier, Iraqi soldiers, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and Shiite and Sunni, gained control of the towns of al-Malha and al-Mazraah, located 1.9 miles south of the refinery.

Special forces also managed to maintain control of the provincial capital, Ramadi, in Iraq’s western province Friday, despite ISIS forces pounding the city with bombings and forcing residents to flee. Read more here

Military News or NSN - No shit news


I have been toying with the idea of adding a quick look at news stories from different sources. Marty at www.anysoldier.com gave me the items I needed to complete the newest addition to OMV. Check out the "Military News" section on the far right. There is nothing worse than to have to go to 20 websites for your news. Now, when you come to OMV you can simply check out my post and my "No Shit News" (NSN) then scan to the right for additional "News" from around the world. Like many things on OMV, this blog is built to get the word of our warriors to you, however, if it doesn’t work or isn’t affective, it’s gone. So give me your feedback and if you would like to see your favorite "news" website here, let me know what that site is in the comments and I will see about adding it. Time is money people and one stop shopping is better than running around with your head cut off.

Time for a C-Gar

Marine experiences first enemy contact

Lance Cpl. Kevin Romero, rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, looks for a suspected insurgent who had engaged the Marines while they were conducting a sweep of a compound near Patrol Base Boldak March 3. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Bobby J. Yarbrough)

The air was still and the fading sounds of morning prayers echoed throughout the valley as our convoy lumbered to a halt. The lead vehicle had become stuck in a field and couldn’t move. The patrol leader, Sgt. Brandon Bond, radioed to Marines in the stopped vehicle and asked if they could move. It was almost 5 a.m. and Bond knew people would soon begin to leave their homes and move about the city.

The vehicle was immobile, so we dismounted and began to patrol on foot to two compounds which lay just 400 meters to our north. The Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, had watched the compounds over the last few weeks and believed insurgents were using them for refuge.

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Military Working Dogs up for grabs!!! UPDATE!!

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Email on adopting Marine dogs is a hoax

By USA TODAY staff
Posted : Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 12:43:27 EDT

The Marine Corps is debunking an offer to provide bomb-sniffing dogs for adoption that has been published by numerous websites, blogs and email lists.

There are currently no bomb detection dogs available for adoption, the Marine Corps Systems Command said in a statement.

An email whose origin is not clear and that appeared to circulate widely said the Corps was looking for good homes for “incredibly well-trained” Labradors, Belgian Malinois, border collies, German shepherds and Rottweilers that served in war zones.

The email went on to say that the approximately 400 dogs were “war heroes,” having saved countless American lives by sniffing out improvised explosive devices before they could blow up. Adoptive families were told they must go to Washington to pick up the dogs or arrange transport at their own expense.

The contact information provided in the email was that of an actual Marine office and staffer, but when contacted Tuesday the office said the email was a hoax and no such offer was available.

However, by then news stations’ websites in Miami and elsewhere had run with the email, as had blogs that cover topics involving pets and adopting animals. Neighborhood listserves in Arlington, Va., home of the Pentagon, also posted the offer to thousands of members.

The Marine Corps Systems Command said it was not known who received the email or who sent it out.

The Marines said such offers are sometimes made for “decommissioned” dogs but that they are offered to other federal agencies first since many are still fit for service even when they can no longer deploy to war zones.

The USMC has been working hard to find homes for about 50 IED/Explosives
detection dogs out of Afghanistan.  There are an additional number of dogs
that will be available over the next year as well.

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Some interesting developements

Like so many countries out there, they criticize our existence, blame our warriors for sneezing in public, complain at everything we do and mandate we pay them millions of dollars……….until they have a natural disaster, like a tsunami or even bigger threat nears like another country threatening them. Then, they are all of a sudden really glad Americans are there.


Time for a CGar

Tens of thousands protest against Osprey deployment

Japan to Tell Obama It Wants Okinawa Marine Base Closed

China deploys two warships after Tokyo announces disputed island purchase

Japan OKs deployment of Ospreys to Okinawa

Very interesting...................

Marine pilot earns honor for heroic Libya rescue - No Shit News (NSN)-Im sure you saw this on the news right?

Maj. J. Eric Grunke, pictured here April 24 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., has been named Marine Corps Aviator of the Year by the Marine Corps Aviation Association

Im sure you heard about this in the news right? What? It wasnt on your local news channel? You mean they didnt report about our heroes in WAR doing brave heroric feats? What are they reporting on then??? Read on America as you will learn how your heroes are doing the unthinkable, brave actions, that dont get even a mention on the news nontheless in America.  Read on about your hero.

Time for a CGar!


Maj. J. Eric Grunke had just left a late-evening briefing to grab some chow when the rumors started to circulate aboard the Kearsarge: There was a friendly jet down in Libya.

The Harrier pilot and his wingman left their plates to learn more.

Indeed, an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle had gone down near the city of Benghazi, and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, aboard the amphibious assault ship, was going to launch the rescue mission.

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Sgt. Dennis Weichel-sergeant who gave life to save Afghan child (This is NSN)

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I’m sure you heard about this on your local news station? No? Big surprise.  Only until major news stations (Fox) picked this up did it begin to receive a bit of attention. People, this is the kind of news Americans should be hearing, theis is No Shit News! This is a case where one man made a difference at the right time in a split second. Many warriors deploy and even fell like they might not have made a difference over their 7 month deployment although they did and just don’t immediately see it. This warrior knew what he had to do and frankly probably knew it would cost him his life. Where do we get such men?

Time for a CGar

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