Happy Birthday to the Tank Corps (Tankers, DATs, Armor, Cavalry….)

Today is the 100th anniversary of the tank. In England, “The Mark IV tank, on which the replica is modeled, was first used in warfare in the Battle of the Somme on 15 September 1916. With 57,000 casualties on the first day it is regarded as the bloodiest day in […]


The week in off-the-wall Veteran news

There’s a real mix of fun, real life, and surprising Veteran news this week – as always, if one looks. First – congratulations to Army Veteran Dylan Owens, of Bastrop, for his wins at the 2016 Police Games: Now 28, the Bastrop County sheriff’s deputy is a trained marksman, who shot […]

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Busy investigative and triumphant week

I’ll combine a couple of events here – last week just zoomed by but I want to leave a record of the privilege I had to witness the power (and necessity) of the press and what it can encourage – good governance. First, thanks to the Austin American Statesman and […]

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If you can’t honor your oath, you shouldn’t try to lead

Without calling any names, I would like to point out that too many of our politicians repeatedly, maddeningly, and either erroneously or in sedition miscast their role (or desired role if a presidential candidate) as a leader of the U.S. To wit – it is not their job to “protect […]

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Traveling dissonance

We reap what we sow (or don’t)? Some rural folks are beginning to see the efforts of their continued votes for tea baggers and anti-tax politicians pay off.  Now, they can’t seem to understand why the government isn’t working for them” Rural communities complain that they are being shortchanged in […]


Want to ride with IAVA in the NYC Vets Day parade? Bike included?

This came in a cool note from IAVA today: Here at IAVA, every day is Veterans Day, but November 11th is when we all get together to celebrate our service. Each year we go big, but this year we are going even bigger! IAVA and proud partner Victory Motorcycles have […]