Monthly Archives: July 2012

Military Dog Ready for Relaxing Retirement

Meet Brit. Brit is an 8-year-old German Shepherd that spent his entire life serving as a narcotics detection dog for a military police unit. And now Brit is set to enjoy a relaxing retirement in a loving home for the … Continue reading

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Fire Draws Large Crowd of Spectators…and a Gorilla.

This one is an oldie, but a goodie. A couple years back, two fires broke out at a home in New Hampshire. An intrepid reporter from the local paper, a certain Jason Schreiber, was fulfilling his journalistic duty by documenting … Continue reading

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A Well-Deserved Shout-Out

It’s a nice feeling knowing your boss appreciates your work and values you as an employee. This sentiment surely extends to soldiers enlisted in the military, who serve in a regimented hierarchy of command. That is why it was nice … Continue reading

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The Future – Brought to You By the Department of Defense.

Many of the technologies we now take for granted have their origins in research and development conducted for the military. Take for perfect example, the Internet, a technology that practically all Americans now use every single day. This is just … Continue reading

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Can We Accurately Predict Crime Before It Happens?

While perusing the Smithsonian blog earlier this week, I stumbled upon an interesting article that I thought was worth sharing, in particular because the topic has huge implications for our nation’s police force. The subject of the post was “predictive … Continue reading

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A Minor Blemish on a Major Ship

A couple days back, the Homes for Heroes blog admired a spectacular photo depicting the USS Harry S. Truman skidding across the ocean, (rest assured, a ‘controlled’ skidding) as it embarked on a tight turn during sea trials. In keeping … Continue reading

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This Captain Belongs in the X-Games!

I don’t know if any of our readers are familiar with the cinematic classic least valuable entry in the “The Fast and the Furious” series (that’s not saying much), “Tokyo Drift.”  For yours truly, the above photo instantly brought the … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Purple Heart: Family Reunited With Long-Lost Medal

Those close to Army Pvt. Corrado Piccoli will no doubt never forget his sacrifice; he was killed while fighting in Italy during WWII, leaving behind mourning family and friends.  He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service, a medal cherished by his surviving family members. However, … Continue reading

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Man confronts cop that busted him to say…’thank you’?

This story is a few weeks old, but heck, I think it’s still worth sharing. But first, my unnecessary, rambling prelude. For those of us who have had the misfortune of being pulled over (and I gotta believe that includes … Continue reading

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Well, this is awkward…

A new deal between Canada and the United States will allow certain American officers to make arrests in the provinces of our northerly neighbor. The “Cross Border Law Enforcement Operations Act” gives select law enforcement agents the same powers as … Continue reading

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