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V.23 No.17 |

news

The Daily Word in no toe shoes for soldiers, The Rob Ford Show and the world's fastest beer mile.

In the news: KAFB could be fined 10,000 dollars per day, DOJ's first community meeting, Beyonce took a picture, Police have charged a third man, Kim Jong-Il looking at things, Kim Jong-Un is surrounded by people taking notes, bits of marital wisdom, How to keep crickets in a box, What is a photocopier?, wackos from far and wide, Army has forbidden soldiers to wear toe shoes, Runaway beer blimp, A beer mile, a weird visor, Rob Ford's story as a TV show

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V.21 No.39 |

news

The Daily Word in Insane Clown Posse, Iggy and The Stooges, The Thing With Two Heads, and The Army.

Why Tylenol bottles are so hard to open

In the news: counterfeit hundies, Gary Johnson, The Vatican, Sam the Record Man, Baltimore's answer to Punxsutawney Phil, the first Compact Discs, Klingon Style, I'll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide, Insane Clown Posse, world's largest Ferris Wheel, Turkish, Iggy and The Stooges, obnoxious, conjoined twins can drive, since the seventies, because she woke him up, Most awesome movie death-scene, When Romney loses, Tommy Tucker the squirrel, the Tylenol murders

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V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012

From the Foxhole

Potshots in the Temple

The making of an Army bigot

The Alibi’s Army veteran columnist remembers life at Fort Bragg, where the man responsible for the Sikh temple shooting was also trained.

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V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011

Timewaster

The Army spent billions developing a secret code.

When I was in the army they were working on a secret code: "One" meant "I don't know."

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V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
Lt. Col. Steve Loomis (second from right) stands with his platoon in Vietnam in 1970.
Courtesy of Steve Loomis

News Feature

Army Strong

A gay soldier's life of service

Lt. Col. Steve Loomis was discharged from the military in 1997, five days before he was eligible for retirement. He'd been in the Army on active duty for almost 20 years and in the Reserve for another 10.

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V.19 No.11 | 3/18/2010
Whitny Doyle, RN, poses for a photo illustration by Eric Williams (ericwphoto.com). Digital post-production by Jack Atlantis.

Feature

A Nurse in Wartime

On the seventh anniversary of the Iraq invasion, a New Mexico nurse discusses her service

When people hear about nurses serving in war, they probably picture a woman in white tending to wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Modern American military nursing, however, goes beyond providing comfort to our uniformed service people. Nurses may dress the wounds of the enemy. They may deploy to New Orleans to salvage lives in a temporary hospital. Some military nurses may get the chance to share their skills and knowledge with Iraqi women in makeshift classrooms. Others may find themselves witnessing history firsthand as Saddam Hussein’s guilty verdict is being read.

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Feature

“The Wound Dresser”

The great American poet Walt Whitman volunteered as an Army nurse during the Civil War. This poem captures the sentiments of nurses who have witnessed the battlefield.

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