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News Roundup: CCT officers integrate with MARSOC, First female SEAL on horizon?, Grossest food picture ever

by BK Jul 23, 2017
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Combat Control officers do training embed with USMC Raiders:

For the first time, two special tactics airmen integrated into Marine Raider training to learn how to lead a joint ground force.

The officers from the Special Tactics Training Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, spent four months, from January to April, immersed in the first phase of Marine Special Operations Command’s seven-month Individual Training Course.

The two airmen took part alongside nearly 100 Marines.

Col. Michael Martin, commander of the 24th Special Operations Wing, said he’s on a quest to provide joint training opportunities for his force…

..The first six weeks of the MARSOC training taught the participants the skills they would need for the duration of the course, the airmen said. This included communications and medical training.

After that was three weeks of Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training, followed by two weeks of amphibious assault training in Key West, Florida. The final four weeks of the course focused on ground tactics.”

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First female SEAL officer is the elusive prize the Social Justice activists want:

The SWCC candidate will undergo months of Navy training and screening evaluations, Walton said. The SEAL hopeful will be evaluated for three weeks at a SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection process in California as a prerequisite to SEAL training before moving on to a SEAL Officer Selection Panel in September.”

Florida guys know how to party: 

A drunk livestreamed his wild ride on a Florida beach — as he knocked over beach chairs, swigged whiskey and ranted that cops were hot on his tail.

Ryan Stiles, 27, sped down Clearwater Beach in his black Jeep Cherokee on Thursday afternoon — with a swarm of police cruisers following him — as beachgoers lounged on the sand, his Facebook Live video shows.

“We’re going down tonight, guys!” he yelled, sporadically cheering throughout the reckless ride.

“We’re all gonna goddamn die,” he slurred. “We’re all on the goddamn beach, and we’re gonna die.”

“Crash parade, bro!” Stiles exclaimed as he ran over the umbrellas and chairs.

“Look, we got so many goddamn police behind us now bro,” said the drunken driver, who later claimed that he was “going down in history, bro.”

“That’s it, they know I’m f—d,” he said toward the end of the video, before taking a swig of Canadian Mist whiskey and from a Budweiser can. “We gonna’ drink up!”

We need to pass this bill and get our veteran brothers off the Oxycontin:

Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many already rely on to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and opioid addiction, veterans have become an influential lobbying force in the marijuana debate after sitting on the sidelines for years.

The 2-million-member American Legion this spring got involved in a big way by launching a campaign to reduce marijuana restrictions, which it says hurt veterans and may aggravate a suicide epidemic.

The move reflects the changing politics of marijuana, and of a conservative, century-old veterans service organization facing new challenges as its membership grows with those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Never before in history has someone needed a punch in the face more than this guy:

They seem nice:

As TribLive.com reports, Scott Allen Shadle, 34, allegedly threatened to divorce his wife if she stopped turning over money from their alleged prostitution business. She is accused of sexually servicing men for money — all from the confines of a Westmoreland County apartment.

Police say Scott Shadle had posted online ads charging for sex with his wife, Rebecca Shadle, 38. The alleged sex-for-cash business took place at Eastmont Estates apartments in Greensburg, Pa.

According to TribLive.com, police have text messages detailing discussions between the pair over how much money to charge for sex and how much of the proceeds Rebecca Shadle would then turn over to her husband.

TribLive.com writes that when Rebecca Shadle threatened to cut off the money, her husband texted “that he would file divorce papers and call her caseworker,” court documents state.

Rebecca Shadle, 38, of Greensburg, Pa., is accused of charging her male sex customers extra to touch a 7-year-old-girl entrusted to her care. She faces charges of trafficking of a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a child, sexual exploitation of children, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.”

It’s hard to pack so many historical/geographical errors into one tweet, but she nailed it: 

Exchange shopping goes online; opens to all honorably-discharged veterans:

Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It’s the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.
Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans’ online shopping dollars.
Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it’s also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people’s experience on the website.
“The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations,” said CEO Tom Shull. “We’re leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store.”
…The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That’s a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.”

Daniel Alarik doesn’t look like a typical fashion entrepreneur.

He is an Army combat veteran, with a tight military haircut, barrel chest, and large tattooed arms. He’s unapologetically patriotic, pro-military, and pro-Second Amendment. He’s also funny, authentic, and irreverent.

He’s not politically correct. He has no sycophantic entourage, no East End summer party schedule, and no friends in the Ibiza jet set.

Daniel has created a lifestyle clothing brand that few others could build—one in touch with a new generation of patriotic Americans. 

Daniel’s brand, Grunt Style, embodies American pride, personal strength, self-reliance, and a pro-military ethos. No snowflakes here. The brand exudes toughness and independence.

Grunt Style has sold nearly $100 million worth of products over the last 3 years and has 300 employees and over 2 million social media followers. The brand has spawned several sub-brands such as Grunt Style Motorsports, Grunt Style Outdoors, Grunt Style Fitness, and an Instagram group “Girls Gone Grunt.” And Grunt Style isn’t just about T-shirts, hats, and jeans. Grunt Style also runs a survival and adventure-themed subscription box service called Alpha Outpost and is launching a new fitness app, called Grunt Fit.”

Sure why not: 

If anyone ever puts together a list of the world’s most unappetizing dishes that actually taste great, they should definitely consider this version of the popular fish and chips cooked in an activated charcoal batter. It looks like a scorched stick, but reportedly tastes amazing.”

Activated charcoal is commonly used in cosmetic products and toothpaste, for its ability to trap toxins in its micro-pores and clean the body, but people have also been using it as an eye-catching food ingredient for a few years now. Back in 2014, we wrote about a jet black Cheddar cheese that got its unique coloring from activated charcoal, and last year, black ice-cream almost broke the internet after photos of it went viral on Instagram and Twitter. Now, a cafe in Melbourne, Australia is getting its five minutes of internet fame for combining the classic fish and chips with activated charcoal to create one of the least appealing dishes in history.”

GI Bill expansion looks to pass: 

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are introducing their own GI Bill expansion legislation today, hinting at an easy political path for the once controversial measure.

The legislation was introduced Thursday morning by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and ranking member Jon Tester, D-Mont. It mirrors legislation advanced by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee this week and is expected to easily pass on the House floor next week…

…The bill would remove the 15-year time limit for veterans to use their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and provide new eligibility rules for a host of groups. Reservists mobilized under selected reserve orders, reservists undergoing medical care and Purple Heart recipients injured early in their military careers would be able to collect the education payouts for the first time.

To pay for the expansions — an estimated cost of about $3 billion over the next decade — lawmakers will reduce housing allowances for new enrollees by 1 percent over five years. The move is also designed to bring those stipends in line with the military’s basic allowance for housing payouts.”

How are you that bald and that bearded at the same time?

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A Pawtucket man and a Wrentham woman were arrested Wednesday after fleeing from police.

Pawtucket Police attempted to approach their vehicle at approximately 12:00 p.m. after discovering the 2013 Toyota Tundra had been stolen on Tuesday.

The Toyota sped away and sent police on a chase from Pawtucket to Providence where the vehicle struck several parked cars in the process.

The truck came to a stop on Nashua Street where Kenneth Polion, 34, of Pawtucket, exited the vehicle naked and fled down a steep embankment.

Monica Ciannavei, 24, of Wrentham, exited the passenger side of the truck and was arrested by police.

Polion was found in a yard on Concord Street and was arrested.”

@BKactual

 

Featured image courtesy of US Air Force

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is a retired USAF PJ. Currently frantically checking the mailbox to see if there is any news regarding his Secret Service Application.

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