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'12 Strong’: A Movie For Anyone Who Wanted Immediate Revenge After 9/11

<b>We give it: 5/5 stars</b> <i>(I considered knocking a half star off for Hemsworth's not-so-convincing Kentucky accent, but I let it go.)</i><p>You may be surprised …

Chris Hemsworth

XLrator Media Acquires Two Pics For Lifeframe Label; Comedy Dynamics Picks A Pair

<b>XLrator Media</b> has picked up two documentaries for release by its Lifeframe label: <i>The Giant Killer,</i> about 4-foot-9 decorated Vietnam vet Richard …

French Connection

The USA Olympic Bobsled Team Has 4 Soldiers, Including One Green Beret Who Trained on His Deployments

On Sunday, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced the 12 men who will represent the U.S. in South Korea on the men's Olympic bobsled team.<p>Four of the …

Conservative View

Is there more Thor is Chris Hemsworth’s future?

LOS ANGELES – Chris Hemsworth has ridden hard into 2018.<p>The Thor actor lists off a packed schedule going back two years, including production of …

Superheroes

Review: Chris Hemsworth saddles up to lend machismo to solid war effort '12 Strong'

Sans magic hammer, Chris Hemsworth's career as a leading man is spotty at best. It seems he just needed horse co-stars.<p>The <i>Thor</i> star saddles up as an Army Special Forces captain in <i>12 Strong</i> (★★½ out of four; rated R; in theaters nationwide Friday), a commendable war drama based on the first American …

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The war horsemen ride to Afghanistan's rescue in cliché collection '12 Strong'

Call them the Squeaky Clean Dozen.<p>The action-packed but overlong and cliché-riddled “12 Strong” gives the big-screen treatment to the incredibly …

Entertainment

The Longest-Serving Green Beret's Terrifying Health Diagnosis Surprised Even Gen. Mattis

Lt. Gen. Keith Huber is the longest-serving Green Beret, and after a 40-year career in the U.S. Army, the 64-year-old considered himself to be in …

Conservative View

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant join in as Colin Kaepernick nears end of $1 million pledge

As he nears the end of his pledge to donate $1 million to organizations that aid troubled communities, Colin Kaepernick has picked up a pair of high-profile partners in philanthropy. Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are matching separate contributions of $10,000 the former 49ers …

Colin Kaepernick

Army, we have a bobsled team!

Last summer 10th Special Forces Group Sgt. First Class Nathan Weber was doing 40-yard sprints in the Afghan desert when his base’s C-RAM began to …

Olympics

‘Taken’: Bryan Mills Survives A Plane Crash In Season 2, Episode 2

Bryan Mills’ survival skills are put to the test in this week’s episode of “Taken.”<p>According to the synopsis for Season 2, episode 2 of the NBC …

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US military members receive biggest pay bump since 2010

Military members will see their paychecks rise by the largest percent increase since 2010 this week.<p>At the end of December, President Donald Trump, by way of executive order, mandated a 2.4% pay hike for uniformed service members and a 1.9% raise for federal workers. The Trump administration’s …

War

Former Green Beret Commander: 'Hard to Believe' Hawaii Missile Alert Could Be Sent by One Person Insider

<b>Automotive Executive: Trump 'The Main Person Responsible' for Growing US Economy</b><p><b>Bill Murray Plays Bannon as SNL Lampoons Joe, Mika and Michael Wolff</b><p>A former U.S. Army Green Beret commander expressed his disbelief at the claim by Hawaii officials that one person's error caused Saturday's statewide …

Maxine Waters

Olympic bobsled team includes Green Beret, ex-Michigan running back

The U.S. Olympic men’s bobsled team includes a Green Beret.<p><b>Nate Weber</b>, a 31-year-old Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army, made his first Olympic …

Olympics

Here's why a Green Beret says you should shoot with both eyes open

For years, military sharpshooting instructors taught their students to close their non-dominant eye as a fundamental of shooting. The idea behind this practice is to lower the activity of the half of the brain that isn’t technically being used, freeing it from distractions.<p>Over the years, …

Military

Military investigating shooting in newly leaked Afghan combat video

U.S. commanders have launched an investigation into video footage that appears to show an American service member firing into the cab of a civilian truck as the two vehicles pass on a road in Afghanistan, an action that could have violated the military’s rules of engagement and may hamper the …

War

The protests from around the world that defined 2017

Considering that 2017 began with the question, “is it okay to punch a Nazi?”, it should have been no surprise that last year saw unprecedented social …

Black Lives Matter

Chris Hemsworth visualized 'Thor 4' with director Taika Waititi on New Year's Eve

Chris Hemsworth had much to be thankful for on New Year's Eve. Family, health and, oh yeah, that major success with the box office smash <i>Thor: Ragnarok.</i><p>So it was helpful that Hemsworth rang in the New Year in Australia with his family and director Taika Waititi — his partner-in-crime in redefining …

Marvel Universe

Air Force Special Operators Honored For Airdrop In Afghanistan Under Intense Fire

The MC-103J Commando II airplane rumbled low to the ground, nearing the intense firefight below where a team of American special operators and allied …

Military

Choosing the right kit

One thing that a lot of people just getting into the tactical shooting community generally struggle with is the selection of kit or gear setup (plate …

Self Defense

US military widows hit out at unauthorised use of photos for political purposes after Donald Trump retweet

In a way, Jenn Budenz lies with him, her right hand resting on their infant, with a gaze fixed on a framed photo of Major Andrew Budenz in a sharp …

Donald Trump

Atlanta NAACP Calls for Anti-Donald Trump Protests During Alabama vs. Georgia

Atlanta's NAACP chapter called for fans to protest President Donald Trump during Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia.<p>On Monday, the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com) reported a post on the organization's Facebook page asked fans to wave white …

College Football

Air Force unveils new berets for combat advisers

The Air Force will unveil a newly approved beret for members of its Combat Aviation Advisor community during a ceremony Saturday at Duke Field, …

Military

This Retro Video Is The Perfect Tribute To Navy SEALs’ Vietnam-Era Weapon of Choice

The Stoner 63 machine gun is one of the most powerful U.S. military weapons platforms you may never have heard of. Developed by AR-15/M16 designer …

Military

Best 3 Games with…Designer Brian Train

You may not know this, but I have a little bit of an obsession with games designed by the Great Canuck Brian Train. He does wargames and has been …

Board Games

Travelers, here's how to stay safe in 2018

No one ever said travel was easy. But 2017, which featured terrorism, natural disasters and tumultuous politics, has added a new sense of …

Consumer Protection

Icon PR Launches From East 2 West Collective COO Heather Besignano

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Heather Besignano, most recently COO at entertainment PR and marketing outfit East 2 West Collective, has left to launch her own firm Icon …

Entertainment Industry

How To Land A Cybersecurity Job Even If You’re Not A Data Scientist

As data hacks multiply, companies are scrambling to hire cybersecurity professionals–like you, even if you aren’t one yet.<p>The cybersecurity skills gap is large, well-documented, and quite possibly yawning wider by the week. Not only has the information security industry grown an estimated 62% since …

Big Data

The First US Combat Death Of 2018 Comes In Its Longest Running War

Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, a Green Beret, joined the Army in 2005, three months after immigrating from Latvia.<p>On New Year's Day, a US special forces soldier was killed and four others were wounded in a firefight while they were on foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan.<p>Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, a …

World News

Sailor Who Hid On USS Shiloh Was Found Filthy, Carrying Peeps: Report

A USS Shiloh sailor who was presumed to be lost at sea and hid in the ship's engine room for a week in June was found "covered in urine and feces, …

Military

Soldier killed in Afghanistan was highly decorated Green Beret

An Army sergeant killed Monday in Afghanistan was a highly decorated Green Beret serving his fourth deployment, an Army spokesman said.<p>Sergeant First …

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