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  • Army Vet Gets Medal Earned Decades Ago

    08/16/2017 2:29:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Vietnam vet Ed Hill earned the Bronze Star but never received it. Now after all this time, Hill received the medal he so rightly deserved.
  • 5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

    08/16/2017 12:43:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Audrey Mcavoy, AP
    HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10 p.m. Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Responding teams spotted a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu.
  • Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape

    08/12/2017 7:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 105 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Jackman
    Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to brigadier general in July 2013 when he got a phone call at the Pentagon from the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division to come in for a meeting. Once there, he learned that a blogger in Washington state had just accused him of raping her, when both were cadets at West Point in 1986. An investigation was underway.Then, Riggins sued Shannon for defamation, claiming that every aspect of her rape claim on the West Point campus was...
  • U.S. Army refuses to take Confederate general names off Fort Hamilton streets

    08/08/2017 10:43:50 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/7/17 | Jason Silverstein, Kerry Burke, Ginger Adams Otis
    The U.S. Army has shot down demands to rebrand two Brooklyn streets that bear the names of famous Confederate generals at the city’s only active military post. The streets at Fort Hamilton — General Lee Ave. and Stonewall Jackson Drive — honor fighters who were “an inextricable part of our military history,” the Army wrote in a rejection letter to the New York Congressmembers who had demanded the change.
  • Venezuela: Soldiers Attack Army Base, Declare ‘Legitimate Rebellion’ in Viral Video

    08/07/2017 1:17:45 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Aug 2017 | Frances Martel
    A group of men identifying themselves as Venezuelan soldiers published a video on social media calling for an overthrow of the socialist regime of dictator Nicolás Maduro, shortly before the government announced it had quelled an uprising in Carabobo state on Sunday. The incident, which Maduro claims was orchestrated by the American Department of State and unspecified Colombian agents, has added more intrigue to the increasingly chaotic situation in what was once Latin America’s wealthiest state, following Maduro’s imposition of a parallel socialist legislature tasked with drafting a new constitution more favorable to his regime.
  • Trump awards Medal of Honor to Army medic 48 years later

    07/31/2017 2:40:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2017 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    An Army medic who "ran into danger" to save wounded soldiers during a Vietnam War battle despite his own serious wounds on Monday became the first Medal of Honor recipient under President Donald Trump, 48 years after the selfless acts of bravery for which James McCloughan is now nationally recognized. McCloughan mouthed "thank you" as Trump placed the distinctive blue ribbon holding the medal around the neck of the former Army private first class. As the president and commander in chief shook McCloughan's hand, Trump said "very proud of you" and then pulled the former soldier into an embrace. "I...
  • 99 YEARS: Warrant Officer Cohort celebrates legacy

    07/28/2017 1:07:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Army Flier ^ | July 13, 2017 | Nathan Pfau
    The Warrant Officer Cohort consists of today’s Army’s technical experts and, in celebration of that expertise, the cohort commemorated nearly a century of service with the generally accepted thing worthy of any birthday celebration – cake. The cohort turned 99 Sunday, and many Fort Rucker members celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony at the Warrant Officer Dining Facility July 6 to commemorate the ongoing service and leadership that warrant officers provide, said CW5 John D. Howze, U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College deputy commandant. “Warrant officers have been a critical part of militaries around the world,” he said during the...
  • Army prepares women to shower with men as part of ‘transgender’ training

    07/15/2017 7:59:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/12/2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    The U.S. Army is telling women soldiers that they need to accept gender-confused, biological men in their showers, bathrooms, and barracks as part of a controversial policy to build “dignity and respect” for “transgender Soldiers.” The guidance is part of the Pentagon’s new “transgender inclusion” agenda launched by Obama and gaining ground in the Armed Services. Social conservatives are mounting a counteroffensive to ditch the “trans” program altogether. President Trump and the Pentagon have sent mixed signals on LGBT issues, with the DoD honoring gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender “pride” month in June even as Trump himself broke with Obama by not issue a...
  • Women Will Shower With Men in Army as Part of ‘Transgender Equality Training: Obama Is Happy

    07/15/2017 3:29:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | July 15, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Women Will Shower With Men in Army as Part of ‘Transgender Equality Training: Obama Is Happy
  • Military Judge Gives Bowe Bergdahl A Lot Of Bad News

    07/11/2017 11:02:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | July 8, 2017
    I missed this in the tumult of the past week but good news is always welcome. When Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in 2014 he was feted by the Obama administration despite ample evidence that he was actually a deserter. His parent were guests at a Rose Garden ceremony with Obama, himself. Habitual and reflexive liar Susan Rice took to the Sunday shows to reprise her bravura performance after Benghazi, in this case she told a lie so monstrous that even CNN’s Jim Acosta, who never saw an Obama-related knob shoe he couldn’t polish, was shocked:...
  • Retired generals to Mattis: Don't delay accepting transgender recruits

    07/01/2017 2:22:16 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 78 replies
    The hill ^ | 6.27.2017 | Staff
    A trio of retired generals is urging Defense Secretary James Mattis not to delay accepting transgender recruits into the military after reports that the Pentagon chief was considering such a move. “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has stated that he will make personnel decisions based on evidence about what best promotes force readiness,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, retired Army Major Gen. Gale Pollock and retired Army Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender wrote in a statement provided to The Hill.
  • Christian soldier says Army forced him to go to transgender training

    06/27/2017 2:47:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 06/26/2017 | Sonny Hernandez
    Exclusive: Chaplain Sonny Hernandez declares, 'Persecution is here!' On June 30, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals will be allowed to openly serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. As a result, the Department of Defense has directed commanders to conduct face-to-face “transgender awareness” training for all military members and civilians who supervise military personnel. So far, the DOD has provided medical protocol and constructed a commander’s training handbook to ensure homosexual service members that they may begin to change their gender markers in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System, or DEERS. If homosexual service members are afforded the...
  • Army's Redstone Arsenal on lockdown for 'possible active shooter'

    06/27/2017 10:51:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | June 27, 2017 | Tina Burnside, Jason Hanna and Dave Alsup,
    The US Army's Redstone Arsenal post in Huntsville, Alabama, is on lockdown because of a "possible active shooter," the facility's Twitter account said Tuesday. There were reports of a shooter at Building 5301 -- the Aviation and Missile Command building -- at the post's Sparkman Center, Army spokeswoman Kim Hanson said.
  • This is what happens when the Army puts a laser on an Apache attack helicopter

    06/27/2017 9:37:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    We Are the Mighty ^ | Jun. 26, 1:55 PM | Harold C. Hutchison
    The United States Special Operations Command just tested a high-energy laser on the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, marking the first time such a weapon has been deployed aboard a rotary-wing aircraft. According to a press release from defense company Raytheon, the test was a complete success, “providing solid experimental evidence for the feasibility of high resolution, multi-band targeting sensor performance and beam propagation supportive of High Energy Laser capability for the rotary-wing attack mission.” Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia, shows the effects of...
  • German Defence Commissioner Vows: ‘In the End There Will Be a European Army’

    06/25/2017 5:40:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    As negotiations between Britain and the EU over Brexit get underway, a senior German politician has declared that a “European Army” is inevitable. Hans-Peter Bartels, the parliamentary commissioner for the Armed Forces, insisted: “In the end, there will be a European Army.” Bartel alleged the age-old system of national armies accountable to national governments was “disorganised, technically fragmented and duplicate structures unnecessarily”. He claimed Europe’s peoples “do not want to go down the solitary national path anymore. Not in Germany, not in the Netherlands, not in the Czech Republic and not in Italy.”
  • Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

    06/23/2017 7:51:16 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | June 23, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for poor performance or misconduct. In addition, it authorizes the VA secretary to recoup any bonuses awarded to employees who have acted improperly. “Veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation and now, we must fulfill our duty to them,” Trump said. “So to every veteran who is here with...
  • The Fight to Free Army Sgt Derrick Miller – Imprisoned for Life for Saving Lives

    06/22/2017 6:17:39 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 80 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 21, 2017 | Carter
    Sgt. Miller is serving life in prison with the opportunity for parole in 2020. Sgt. Miller shot and killed an Afghan civilian following the civilian attempting to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon during a period of intense questioning. The Afghan civilian was a suspected insurgent that was walking through Sgt. Miller’s “platoon defensive perimeter observing their defensive positions”. Following the shooting, Sgt. Miller’s unit was implicated in a complex attack and Afghan National Army fighters that were assigned to stay with the platoon disappeared prior to the onset of the firefight. They hid behind a building. Sgt. Miller was embroiled in...
  • Bowing to Social Justice Insanity, U.S. Army Prepares for Admission of Transgenders

    06/17/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    RedState ^ | 06/17/2017 | Susan Wright
    I can’t wrap my brain around the level of crazy it takes to get us to this point in our nation’s short history, so I’m going to let you readers wrestle with this one, awhile. First of all, I can’t stop thinking of Jamie Farr’s “Klinger” character from M*A*S*H. Somebody forgot to tell the Department of Defense that that was parody. Klinger was playing crazy by dressing up in drag, hoping to get sent home, because that’s what is supposed to happen. You don’t allow those who have proven mental or emotional illnesses to serve in the military. They are...
  • President Trump to award his first Medal of Honor

    06/13/2017 12:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | June 13, 2017 | CNN
    President Donald Trump will award his first Medal of Honor as president to James McCloughan of the US Army for “conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War.” In a ceremony planned for July 31, McCloughan will receive the honor for actions he took over the course of 48 hours in close-combat fighting against enemy forces in Vietnam in 1969. McCloughan, who was 23 at the time, was serving as a private first class combat medic after being drafted. He voluntarily risked his life on nine separate occasions to rescue wounded and disoriented comrades. He suffered wounds from shrapnel and small arms...
  • Are Jihadists Taking over Europe?

    06/10/2017 1:30:36 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 06/07/2017 | Giulio Meotti
    - In the four European countries most targeted by terror attacks -- Britain, France, Belgium and Germany -- the number of official extremists has reached 66,000. That sounds like a real army -- on active duty. - The terrorists' ransom is already visible: they have destabilized the democratic process in many European countries and are drafting the terms of freedom of expression. A jihadist takeover of Europe is no longer unthinkable. Islamic extremists are already reaping what they sowed: they successfully defeated Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, the only two European candidates who really wanted to fight radical Islam....