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from nytimes.com

The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison

At 84, she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems further away than ever.

Air Force Capt. Kermit O. Evans Died December 3, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 31, of Hollandale, Miss.; assigned to the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.; deployed with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq; died Dec. 3 when the Marine Corps CH-46 helicopter he was riding in made an emergency water landing in western Anbar province.

from OnlyInYourState

The 10 Best Places To Hide In North Carolina In The Event Of A Zombie Apocalypse

Soldiers prepare to hook up howitzer. Leaves and twigs are whipped into the air by the rotor wash of Black Hawk helicopter as soldiers prepare to hook up an 105 mm howitzer during air assault training Location:FORT BRAGG, NC, US

As of September 2013, 14 MC-130W Dragon Spear aircraft have been converted to AC-130W Stinger II gunships. The Stinger gunships have been deployed to Afghanistan to replace the aging AC-130H and provide an example for the new AC-130J Ghostrider. Modifications began with crews cutting holes in the plane to make room for weapons, and adding kits and bomb bases for laser-guided munitions. Crews added a 105 mm cannon, 20 in infrared and electro-optical sensors, and the ability to carry 250-pound…

from The Veterans Site Blog

I Don’t Think This Song Will Ever Get Old… The Haunting Lyrics Won’t Allow It

I Don’t Think This Song Will Ever Get Old… The Haunting Lyrics Won’t Allow It | The Veterans Site Blog