NASA: Providing Treats Since 1958

Mmmmmm. Treat.

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Are You Complaining About Snow??? (Updated x2)

For all you folks lamenting excessive seasonal snowfall while drinking hot chocolate in your McMansions, check out what we got at Fort Leonard Wood.

H/T to Capt. Spaulding’s World for posting the pic.

Also, feel free to check out this pic of a guy who’s been watching way too much Discovery Channel. Seriously, dude, the iPhone is great and all, but it ain’t going to protect you from tornado-force winds.

FYI, I wasn’t anywhere near Fort Leonard Wood at the time of the tornado, and reports indicate nobody was hurt.

I don’t believe in Global Warming anymore. Now, I believe in Global Fucking Insanity.

UPDATE: And suddenly it dawns on me that my 5th Wheel (a camping trailer) is parked in a lot near the tornado’s path.

UPDATE 2: Here’s a video of some damage at the Fort Leonard Wood Museum. My poor rig is located just over the hill. On a positive note, a lesson I’ve learned from watching the video is that, if a tornado is approaching, you should jump into the nearest tank.

Ft. Leonard Wood or DC Metro Area: You Decide

From the looks of the traffic, it seems that someone moved Ft. Leonard Wood to the Washington DC Beltway.

Or, if you are a hardcore conspiracy theorist, you could suppose that TSA assumed duties at the Leonard Wood main entrance.

By the way, this picture was taken approximately 1 mile away from the main gate.

Luckily, it only took 40 minutes to travel the mile.

MU Xmas Shopping Guide, November 30, 2010

For your shopping pleasure, we at Military Underdog present Survival Cord Bracelets. Made with high strength, military “550 cord,” these bracelets will last you a lifetime and enhance your military chic.

Additionally, if you find yourself stranded in the wilderness with Bear Grylls, you’ll provide the means to erect shelters, catch fish, and rappel cliffs. Bear, as usual, will teach you to drink urine and jump into freezing water naked.

They are available at your local Military Clothing Sales store for a low $9.95.

Who are these people, and why are they giving legal advice?

WWE Champion John Cena poses with Marines at C...

I bet John Cena has as much legal training as one of the Marine Corps' "non-lawyer counsel." Image via Wikipedia

OK, Marines, something fishy is going-on (I’ll avoid, for the moment, any double entendres on the word “fishy”).

When one client tells me something strange, I consider it akin to a lightning strike.

When two tell me something strange, I consider it a mild aberration.

When three tell me something strange, I consider it a possible systemic problem.

Then, when I hear it consistently and repeatedly, I consider it a serious flaw in the system.

This flaw, as I see it, is the use of untrained, unlicensed “non-lawyer counsel” by the United States Marine Corps.

First, let’s start with a bit of background.

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MU Xmas Shopping Guide, November 21, 2010

We at Military Underdog truly enjoy helping our valued readers with their Xmas shopping experience. With all the positive feedback we’ve received for our previous offering, we now turn our attention to the little ones.

Today, we present the Dora the Explorer: Paramour of Chucky Edition (AKA Bedtime Dora). Available for around $15 at your local Post Exchange.

In addition, we offer to you a set of Henckels steak knives (sold separately from the creepy Dora doll). This set of quality blades can be found at your Exchange’s cutlery section for around $40.

A creepy doll and a set of good, German steak knives means hours of excitement (and horror) in your household this holiday season. Enjoy.

Getting a Pound of Flesh with an Acquittal

 

Here's Major General John Le Moyne promoting Robert Morris to Colonel after the acquittal. LeMoyne's thorough investigation also cleared Morris of all wrongdoing. Too bad the Dallas US Attorney didn't trust the good general.

 

I was going to let the USA Today article about Colonel Robert Morris go, but it will remain stuck in my craw until I write this. It saddens me when the adage “we accuse, you lose” becomes such a motivating factor for prosecutors and accusers.

Colonel Morris faced prosecution by civilian federal courts after a military investigation cleared him of wrongdoing. All of this occurred because the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) muckity mucks were pissed-off. They, in their infinite wisdom, believed that their perspective was more sound, intelligent, wise, and legally correct than that of Major General John LeMoyne.

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What’s in a WiFi Router Name

Linksys BEFW11S4 Router Sitting on a Cable Modem

Hey baby, what's your name? Image via Wikipedia

While killing time on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, I drove through the post enjoying the fall colors. Owing to the fact that the post deserves its name “Lost in the Woods,” the fall colors are abundant.

At one point, I found myself driving along a road next to the barracks (single soldier housing) utilized primarily by the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, a support unit for the 1st Infantry Division. I received a call from a client, so I stopped on the side of the road and took the call on my smartphone. When the call was finished, I looked at my phone to see a multitude of available WiFi hotspots radiating from the barracks.

I know from my experience with WiFi hotspots that you can give your router a particular name or go with the factory settings. From my observation, the former is far more popular than the latter. I transcribed what I saw on my handy legal pad.

As I scanned through the dozens of names, I noticed a pattern. In fact, not a pattern, but a story. It is a story about soldiers getting along in their barracks, communal-living situation. It is a story of love, comraderie, and tension.

Here is that story.

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