Wednesday Open Thread

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Tyler Hernandez meets his child for the first time following the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf’s return to homeport.

Friday Open Thread

Indian Soldiers arriving in France, World War I, (1914).

Thursday Open Thread

The Ortler (Italian and Swiss Alps) was the location of the highest trench in World War One. The mountain itself is 3905m tall.

Veteran’s Day Open Thread 

Thank you to all veterans, our own fritz and Outlaw especially, for your service.

Thursday Open Thread

Ottoman troops in retreat from Lule Burgas across the bridge at Karisdiran. (1912)

On this date in 1912 the Bulgarian Army defeated the Ottoman Turks at The Battle of Lule Burgas during the First Balkan War.

This Week's Trailer Park Round-Up

This week, we’ve got soldiers, cowboys, washed-up action stars and crazy fashion designers! Hit the jump to see all the new trailers.

1. 12 Strong, about the first Special Forces team deployed into Afghanistan after 9/11. Chris Hemsworth stars as Captain Mitch Nelson, the team leader. Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Rob Riggle, and Geoff Stults […]

Saturday Open Thread

The Royal Fusiliers resting before entering the line at the Battle of Mons. The battle has attained a mythic status for the British heroism. pic.twitter.com/tTwjp1k2Cf

— ClassicPics (@History_Pics) September 9, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread 

Officer of the Austri-Hungarian Albanian Legion (1917)

Saturday Open Thread

Elephant Mounted Machine Gun, c. WW 1. pic.twitter.com/HRq12JFpFj

— History In Pictures (@HistoryInPix) September 1, 2017

Real Warriors > Social Justice Warriors

J.R. Salzman is a blogger and wounded Iraq War veteran. Yesterday he wrote a series of tweets in regards to President Trump’s ban on transgenders serving in the military, which I have converted to text. I believe this should be read by anyone who wants to understand the issue.

I served in Iraq in […]