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About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.

Charlottesville: Bad Things in the Offing

I see very little good coming out of this, and down the pike. In ten years’ time do we foresee a whole United States, or a fractured one? As for me, I ardently desire a whole United States. But not … Continue reading

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“Axis of Adults”: Trump’s Generals

Today’s recommended reading. Not since the early days of the Ford administration has a general served as White House chief of staff—and arguably not since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, himself a retired general, have senior military officers wielded … Continue reading

Posted in Chaos, Elements of National Power, Leadership, Marine Corps, Recommended Reading | 4 Comments

Gun-Day Sunday: It’s National Shooting Sports Month!

YES. Are you zeroed? Is all your gear checked out and verified? How’s your ammo stocking plan? Go forth and do great things. Blast away! I for one intend to take as much as advantage as I can.

Posted in Arms and the Citizen | 3 Comments

Coast Guard Commandant Apparently Forgets Oath

FIRE HIM, MISTER PRESIDENT. This very evening, in person, at the White House. Terminate his access, revoke his clearances.  

Posted in Coast Guard, Idiocy | 5 Comments

Wooden Walls Wednesday: Constitution Floats Again!

Thanks to DaveO– how did this escape my notice??– comes news that the world’s oldest warship still in commission has completed her spell in the dry dock and is headed back to duty. If you haven’t read Six Frigates, you … Continue reading

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Weapons Wednesday: “The Sling Bow”

This weapon has just been made legal for hunting small game, deer and turkey in Virginia. The great Bill Cochran from the otherwise stupid Roanoke Times had a good article on sling bows the other day, which led me to … Continue reading

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Anyone Remember “OJ’s Legal Pad”?

A brief and light-hearted note on all the OJ parole mania and trial retrospective. Does anyone remember this book from back during the trial-of-the-century days? HA! It’s insanely funny, and not a little offensive too. Might want to get a … Continue reading

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