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A New Year and time for a new look

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A New Year and time for a new look

I try to update the look of bouhammer.com at the start of every year. I like to keep it fresh and new, and even though I have not been putting up as many posts as normal, I am always looking to keep this site relevant and fresh. Sometimes I go a couple of months with…

Happy Birthday US Marine Corps!!

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Happy Birthday US Marine Corps!!

You don’t look a day over 239 years old!!

This week’s WTF moment

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This week’s WTF moment

The Army’s top enlisted leader says there are not enough female NCOs and officers looking to transfer to combat arms jobs. “Currently, we have over 100 young women across America who have volunteered to join our ranks as cavalry scouts, armor crewmen, fire support specialists and infantrymen,” Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey wrote…

New Look for bouhammer.com

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New Look for bouhammer.com

Well it is that time for a little change again. I was never really a fan of the previous look on bouhammer.com and have spent a while looking for the right theme and interface. Actually the hunt for the perfect look is a never-ending task as we try to keep the site easy to read, up…

Old Blue- What does Veteran’s Day mean to me?

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Old Blue- What does Veteran’s Day mean to me?

  I feel tremendously privileged to be a veteran.  By that, I mean that I’ve been privileged to have the opportunity to serve, and to serve in the capacities that I have.  I’m not special.  There are millions like me.  There are millions of others who have never had the opportunity to serve.  Those who…

Welcome John!

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Welcome to the blogging crew of Bouhammer, Mr. John McDonald. John is retired Army Sergeant First Class, having served 22 years active service with 2 years as a Drill Sergeant, culminating as “acting 1sg” and NCOIC of Shell Army Airfield Fort Rucker Alabama. Looking forward to his contributions and perspective here on bouhammer.com

Standards held and the system worked

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Standards held and the system worked

According to The Havok Journal, the standards have been upheld and integrity prevails. This has been the main concern of every soldier and veteran I know that has an opinion about this. Now, we are told, the female candidates have been completely dropped from the course, bringing an end to the Army’s first experiment with…

Origination of Memorial Day

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Origination of Memorial Day

I had always thought it was Union General John Logan who started the idea of “honoring our fallen”, but according to this new article it appears that concept originated from a different group of people in a far-away land. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/22/who-held-the-first-memorial-day-celebration   On 1 May, “in cooperation with white missionaries and teachers”, 3,000 black children bearing…

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