The U.S. Army really opened up a can of worms when they went ahead and asked Twitter about how active duty has impacted different people. Emotions were definitely running high in the thread.
These aren't your usual run-of-the-mill military memes. There's definitely significant shade-throwing that any army personnel will be tempted to chuckle at. So yeah, maybe don't show these to your superiors? Either way, we love these military memes and the chance it brings to show our appreciation for anyone who's served!
With a heavy, saddened heart you might remember Diesel: the police dog who heroically sacrificed life and limb in the raid that amounted to the apprehension of seven terrorists suspected as responsible for the horrific Paris attacks.
The seven-year-old Diesel took heavy fire, and went down after taking several shots from a female suicide bomber, after scouting the apartment to ensure the quarters was secured.
The world hasn't forgotten Diesel's bravery. She's set to be posthumously awarded by the British veterinary charity, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals; and also to receive the Dickin Medal. This medal's the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross, which is Britain's 'highest military awarded for valor in the face of the enemy.'
We hope Diesel's resting in peace up above with an endless procession of doggy treats amidst unparalleled belly rubs in between highly enjoyable bouts of fetch. She was a hero, and she won't be forgotten.
Someone has got some explaining to do.
A giant U.S. surveillance blimp came untethered today around noon and is now floating 16,000 feet over Pennsylvania. Oh, and two F-16s have been deployed to monitor the situation.
JLENS blimp has broken free of its tether and is now over Pennsylvania at 16,000 feet. Two fighter jets are monitoring: NORAD spokesman— Matthew Hay Brown (@matthewhaybrown) October 28, 2015
The blimp is part of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Netted Sensor System (JLENS), a radar system used to pick up aerial threats.
But now it has become a threat itself to the good people of Pennsylvania, who are being advised to call 911 if they spot the monstrosity.
And because people on the Internet are horrible, they made some dumb jokes about the blimp.
should've seen it coming when the blimp befriended a young boy pic.twitter.com/fYgRW4BZDC— Daric Snyder (@daricsnyder) October 28, 2015
Pennsylvanians if you see this blimp floating above you don't worry it's just unmoored and will be shot down soon pic.twitter.com/ghrZby3vPF— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) October 28, 2015
"They're never gonna let me near that blimp again." pic.twitter.com/3Y1qHwwDx4— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 28, 2015
Blimp 2K15, where are you?
It's official. Ronda Rousey can't get any more lovable.
The UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, Pokémon expert and all around badass just accepted a marine's invitation to attend the Marine Ball in December.
Lance Corporal Jarrod Haschert asked the fighter out last week in a video plea that has been viewed nearly five million times on Facebook.
"Yeah, I'll totally go," Rousey told TMZ , as she was cornered in a Whole Foods parking lot. "He needs to find dates for my girls and then we'll all go."
Your move, Haschert.
In other Ronda Rousey news, she made eating Carl's Jr. look like an Olympic sport.
StoryCorp has been conducting interviews with thousands of people since 2003, collecting oral histories that they later animate. Today, they bring us three stories from veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. See them here, but be sure to pack some tissues. And a warning for language and adult content in some of these.
Retired U.S. Air Force Major Gary Foust recounts an incredible story about a flight training mission in 1970 that suddenly turned into a Mayday scenario, but everything went better than expected after the aircraft miraculously landed itself without a pilot on a cornfield near Big Sandy, Montana.
The Chinese navy's first successful landing on its recently unveiled aircraft carrier Liaoning (shown left, top) has spawned a photo fad known as "shootering," which emulates the military hand gesture used by flight deck officers to signal the release of fighter jets onboard.
Photo credit: Xinhua / 竣泓苗 (via YouTube)
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