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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.

Gun-Day Monday: “The Most Armed Man in America”

F A S C I N A T I N G  article on a guy in Colorado named Mel Bernstein. Mel Bernstein – known as the Dragon Man – has earned the title the ‘most armed man in the US’ … Continue reading

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Gun-Day Sunday: Farnam on “Less Than Optimal”

Mr F’s latest quip, and him at his best: When I start a tactical drill, I look at a student and say, “Go!” Students are expected to instantly spring into action, get moving, devise a plan on the run, and … Continue reading

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Combat Art Gallery Opening at National Museum of the Marine Corps

(Finally!) Mark down Sunday, 9 July, on your calendars: On July 9, 2017, the National Museum of the Marine Corps will open a new Marine Corps Combat Art Gallery. The gallery will feature changing exhibitions of the Museum’s combat art … Continue reading

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Nice Shot, Eh!

Canadian sniper drops the hammer on ISIS at 3,450 “metres [sic]”. “The elite sniper was using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under … Continue reading

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“Space Force”

You knew this was coming: “House Defense Panel Would Create Space Force”. A House Armed Services panel intends to create a new fighting force called Space Corps within the Air Force to improve the U.S. military’s ability to address threats … Continue reading

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THIS JUST IN: Dried Lizard Penises From India Sold as Good Luck Charms

H I D E O U S . What kind of bad luck do you need to be having to resort to that extreme??

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Question: What Exactly Do We Want to Get Out of Syria?

In light of THIS. Maybe I’ve just lost the bubble. “A delicate couple of hours,” indeed.

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