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  • Trump to Give Commencement to West Point; Pence Delivering Speech to Air Force Academy.....

    04/18/2020 8:34:45 AM PDT · by caww · 12 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 4/18/2020 | BY ZACHARY STIEBER
    President Donald Trump said he will give a commencement speech at West Point, a U.S. military academy in New York.....Trump told reporters in Washington Friday that cadets will be spread out to comply with social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President Mike Pence was traveling to Colorado Springs Saturday to deliver remarks at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation.....No spectators are allowed because of the pandemic....Pence was slated to give his speech online but it was changed to an in-person commencement on Tuesday. The speech will be live-streamed online starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. It will also...
  • Sailors from U.S. Navy ship with 580 coronavirus cases flood into Guam hotels for quarantine

    04/13/2020 6:39:55 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    KTLA5 ^ | Posted: Apr 12, 2020 / 07:18 PM PDT / Updated: Apr 12, 2020 / 07:18 PM PDT | Associated Press
    People in Guam are used to a constant U.S. military presence on the strategic Pacific island, but some are nervous as hundreds of sailors from a coronavirus-stricken Navy aircraft carrier flood into hotels for quarantine. Officials insist they have enforced strict safety measures. An outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt began in late March and has thrust the Navy into a leadership crisis after the ship’s commander distributed a letter urging faster action to protect his sailors. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly fired Capt. Brett E. Crozier and then assailed him during a speech on the ship in Guam, saying...
  • President Trump Nominates First African American Air Force Chief

    03/02/2020 5:32:46 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 02, 2020 7:11 PM ET | Marlo Safi
    President Donald Trump nominated the first African American Air Force chief of staff, the highest ranking uniformed position. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. is a veteran combat pilot and longtime officer currently the head of U.S. Pacific Air Forces. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced his nomination on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Brown is an F-16 pilot who has served in Asia and the Middle East and has been an Air Force officer since 1984. He has flown nearly 3,000 hours, including combat missions, the Wall Street Journal reports. Prior to leading the Pacific Air Forces, he was...
  • Marine Corp Commandant order Confederate items removed from bases.

    The Commandant of the Marine Corp, General David Berger, has ordered "the removal of fall Confederate-related paraphernalia from Marine Corp installations. Story at Source URL
  • Congress warns Pentagon not to move money to fund Trump wall

    02/26/2020 11:45:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2020 | Lolita C. Baldor
    Lawmakers from both parties told Pentagon leaders on Wednesday that the Defense Department is undermining its own efforts to get military money by diverting billions of dollars for the construction of President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the committee’s top Republican warned Defense Secretary Mark Esper that overturning congressional funding decisions to shift money for the wall is an enormous problem that will have consequences. The plan to shift money has triggered rare Republican opposition to one of Trump’s priorities. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said the result may be that Congress...
  • Top Pentagon policy official involved in certifying Ukraine aid steps down

    02/19/2020 8:08:53 AM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 2/19/2020 | Caitlin Yilek
    A top official at the Pentagon has been asked for his resignation, according to reports. John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, has lost the support of senior national security leadership and has been asked to step down, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Wednesday. Rood was involved in certifying to Congress that Ukraine was eligible to receive $250 million in security assistance. The certification undercut the argument the Trump administration made for withholding the aid. Shortly after President Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, Rood emailed Secretary of Defense Mark Esper...
  • Space Force is looking for ideas 'in good taste' on what it should call its members

    02/14/2020 9:16:05 AM PST · by bobk333 · 193 replies
    Fox News ^ | Chris Ciaccia
    Following its official creation this past December, the Space Force is looking for ideas on what the members of the newest branch of the U.S. military should be called. "The U.S. Space Force is looking for feedback from U.S. military space professionals on what Space Force members should be called – similar to how the Air Force refers to its members as ‘Airmen’ or the Army refers to its members as ‘Soldiers,’" the Space Force wrote in a statement on its website. It continued: "Given the significance a name has to the identity and culture of an organization, the Space...
  • The Urgent Need for a United States Space Force

    02/11/2020 7:05:26 AM PST · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Hillsdale College-Imprimus ^ | January 2020 | Steven L. Kwast
    In June 2018, President Trump directed the Department of Defense to “begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.” The reason for a space force is simple: space is the strategic high ground from which all future wars will be fought. If we do not master space, our nation will become indefensible. Since that time, entrenched bureaucrats and military leaders across the Department of Defense, especially in the Air Force, have been resisting the President’s directive in every way they can. And this December, although Congress voted to approve a Space...
  • Mike Pence: Space Force will transform national security | Commentary

    12/22/2019 4:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 21, 2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    Time and again throughout our history, the armed forces of the United States have proven to be the greatest force for good in the history of the world. Every day, millions of heroes get up to stand their post and defend the American people from harm — whether by land, sea, or air. Under the leadership of President Donald Trump, the strongest military in the world has grown stronger still. The president has signed into law the largest increase in the national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan, including the largest pay raise for our troops in more than...
  • President Trump Signs Defense Bill Creating Space Force--First New Military Branch Since 1947

    12/20/2019 6:44:26 PM PST · by White MAGA Man · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 20, 2019 | Kristina Wong
    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MARYLAND — Flanked by two fighter jets and in front of a giant American flag, President Trump on Friday signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that officially created the Space Force, the sixth and first new military branch since 1947. “For the first time since Truman, we will create a brand new American military service,” Trump said. “You will witness the birth of the Space Force. That’s a big moment and we’re all here for it.”
  • Recently Retired USAF General Makes Eyebrow Raising Claims About Advanced Space Technology

    12/19/2019 4:24:41 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    The War Room ^ | Brett Tingley
    Recently retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Steven L. Kwast gave a lecture last month that seems to further signal that the next major battlefield will be outer space. While military leadership rattling the space sabers is nothing new, Kwast’s lecture included comments that heavily hint at the possibility that the United States military and its industry partners may have already developed next-generation technologies that have the potential to drastically change the aerospace field, and human civilization, forever. Is this mere posturing or could we actually be on the verge of making science fiction a reality? *snip* Kwast delivered a...
  • The Space Force Will Become the Sixth Branch of the U.S. Military

    12/13/2019 6:11:15 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 46 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 12/11 | Popular Mechanics
    A bipartisan defense budget agreement will authorize the creation of the Space Force. The Space Force will be, like the Army or Air Force, a distinct military service under the Pentagon. The service will take over space functions from existing services, wielding them into a single independent branch overseen by a Chief of Space Operations. It’s really happening. A bipartisan budget agreement for 2020 will see the creation of a new branch of the military specifically oriented towards space. The United States Space Force will be the first new service branch in more than 60 years, tasked to ensure America’s...
  • House Democrats gave Trump 'everything he wanted' on a $738 billion defense bill

    12/12/2019 12:28:17 PM PST · by BeauBo · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 12th, 2019 | John Haltiwanger
    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a $738 billion defense bill that funds the US-Mexico border wall, the Space Force, and continued US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, handing President Donald Trump a big win... The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed in a 377 to 48 vote... The NDAA now moves to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it's expected to pass next week... The bill provides for a massive boost in military spending compared to 2019 — an increase of $22 billion — and authorizes the creation of a Space Force, a sixth branch of the military that...
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola shooter was Saudi aviation student,

    12/06/2019 11:06:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 6, 2019 | Greg Norman
    The gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, fatally shooting three people, has been identified as an aviation student from Saudi Arabia as investigators are looking into whether the attack is terrorism-related. The gunman was confronted and taken out by a pair of responding officers. Two people were killed at the scene while a third victim died after being rushed to a local hospital. Seven others suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment, including the two officers, one of whom was shot in the arm and the other in the knee. Both are expected to...
  • Juan Williams Accuses Trump of Going to Afghanistan for a “Photo Op”

    12/02/2019 7:55:04 AM PST · by ManHunter · 86 replies
    News Thud ^ | 2 DEC 2019 | Paul Goldberg
    During an appearance on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, anti-Trump liberal Juan Williams, President Trump’s surprise trip to Afghanistan was a “photo-op” meant to distract from impeachment. "Remember, he hadn’t gone to visit any war zone until last year, he was criticized for it. This is the first visit to Afghanistan, our longest war, 2,000 plus Americans dead." "He had no preparation. He talked about a ceasefire but his military people said, ‘We know nothing about a ceasefire with the Taliban.’ And, the Taliban said they know nothing about a ceasefire." "He then talked about negotiations with the Taliban....
  • Trump Makes Surprise Visit to American Troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 11:46:49 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 28 November 2019 | Jack Phillips
    President Donald Trump visited Afghanistan for the first time on Thanksgiving Day with a surprise visit to an airbase in the country to meet American troops. Trump walked in to Bagram airbase unannounced as troops looked up from their Thanksgiving dinner. “Alright, who wants some photos,” said one of the officers accompanying Trump into the room. Everybody stood up and cheered. 🚨MOMENTS AGO🚨 President @realDonaldTrump visits U.S. Soldiers at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan…. pic.twitter.com/HpHd6PxEqn— Dan Scavino Jr.🇺🇸 (@Scavino45) November 28, 2019 “You’re very special people … you don’t even know how much the [American] people love and respect you,” he...
  • Retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Braithwaite Tapped to be Next SECNAV

    11/26/2019 8:39:06 AM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies
    USNI News ^ | November 25, 2019 9:20 PM | Ben Werner
    Retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Braithwaite Tapped to be Next SECNAV By: Ben Werner November 25, 2019 9:20 PM THE PENTAGON – President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Braithwaite, the current U.S. ambassador to Norway, to be the next secretary of the Navy. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper suggested Trump consider Braithwaite, a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, to become the secretary of the Navy after asking Richard V. Spencer to resign from the post. “Kenneth Braithwaite is somebody I’ve known for quite some time. I think he’d be very capable. It’s my...
  • Navy Secretary Richard Spencer booted: Swamp revolt nipped in the bud

    11/25/2019 7:49:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Appropriately, President and Commander in Chief Trump, through his Defense Secretary, told the slow on the uptake Navy secretary, Richard V. Spencer: "You're Fired!" It was a swift and fitting response, given that it now emerges that Spencer was sneaking around behind his boss's back and arguably "blackmailing" the president over the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Spencer was a real problem all around in this incident. First, he slow-walked Trump's order to leave Gallagher alone first by insisting that Trump would need to issue a formal order to get him to do anything (fill out a form in...
  • President Trump Has Fired The Secretary Of The Navy After Publicly Defying A Direct O

    11/24/2019 2:26:55 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 139 replies
    Jack Posobiec via Twitter ^ | 11/24/19 | Jack Posobiec
    President Trump has fired the Secretary of the Navy after publicly defying a direct order from the commander in chief. https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1198726878129016832  
  • Vice President Pence and Second Lady make unannounced visit to Erbil Air Base in Iraq on Saturday

    11/23/2019 12:19:19 PM PST · by MassMinuteman · 5 replies
    IRBIL, IRAQ — Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence made an unannounced Thanksgiving-week visit to Erbil Air Base, about 100-miles west of Iraq's capital city of Baghdad, on Saturday. The visit was meant to reassure U.S. allies in the region and to surprise U.S. troops ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday with a festive meal.