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  • Active shooter reported at Walter Reed Military Hospital [drill]

    11/27/2018 11:48:12 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | November 27, 2018
    There are reports of an active shooter situation at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Border troops authorized to use force, detain illegal immigrants: Report

    11/21/2018 9:26:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House has signed a memo granting the troops stationed at the border authority to engage in some law enforcement and to use lethal force if they are in danger, according to a report in Military Times. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly signed the memo, which allows troops to assist the Border Patrol in crowd control and even detaining illegal immigrants, the paper reported. The memo appears to make good on President Trump’s insistence that the military play a more active role in preventing the migrant caravans from overrunning the U.S. border, as they did a month...
  • US Military Refuses Trump's Order to Build Migrant Camp at Southern Border

    11/06/2018 5:30:19 AM PST · by LoicW · 159 replies
    NN ^ | 11/5/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The US military has refused a White House request to build migrant detention camps at the Southern Border crossing as thousands march through Mexico toward the United States, according to reports. The Pentagon's apparent rejection, which was disclosed to Reuters by unnamed officials, highlights the constant resistance against the Trump administration over using military resources to fortify the border against invasion from illegal immigrants.
  • Six San Diego-area military bases will be used to assist at border for Operation Faithful Patriot

    11/01/2018 5:16:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | November 1, 2018 | Pauline Repard
    Six military bases in San Diego County will be used as logistics hubs for supplies and troops to help with securing the Southwest border following President Trump’s announcement Wednesday that he would deploy as many as 15,000 military personnel in response to caravans of Central American migrants making their way northward. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Naval Air Station North Island (Coronado), Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Point Loma as well as Naval Air Station El Centro will participate in the deployment named Operation Faithful Patriot, officials said “They have been identified as...
  • Today in US military history: "The Mighty Thor," and LBJ ends ROLLING THUNDER

    10/31/2018 7:11:24 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of 1st Lt. Todd J. Bryant, who was killed by an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Fallujah, Iraq on this day in 2003. The 23-year-old native of Riverside, Calif. was assigned to 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and is one of nine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2002 who gave their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan. 1941: Although the United States has not yet entered the war, U.S. Naval vessels are serving as convoy escorts. When a German U-boat wolfpack attacks an Allied convoy near Iceland, the...
  • US troops drink capital city’s entire beer supply in one weekend

    10/31/2018 6:36:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Fox News via NY Post ^ | 10/31/2018 | Fox News
    Thousands of US soldiers depleted all of the beer in Iceland’s capital over the weekend. More than 6,000 soldiers were in Reykjavik for four days participating in the Trident Juncture 18 — a NATO-led military exercise. After their drills, the troops reportedly visited the city’s downtown bars, where they finished off the entire beer supply. According to Icelandic magazine Visir, the brewery Ölgerð Egils Skallagrímssonar had to send emergency cases of beer to the bars.
  • President Trump to migrant caravan: "The military is waiting for you"

    10/29/2018 10:33:13 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 96 replies
    KVIA ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | AP
    <p>Three U.S. officials say the number of military troops deployed to the southern border in support of the Customs and Border Patrol could be in the thousands.</p> <p>The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a troop plan that was not yet completed and had not yet been approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.</p>
  • Mattis: Military moving equipment to border ahead of migrant caravan

    10/28/2018 8:25:52 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 208 replies
    PRAGUE — The U.S. military has already begun delivering jersey barriers to the southern border in conjunction with plans to deploy active duty troops there, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday as a caravan of Central Americans slowly heads across Mexico toward the United States.Mattis told reporters traveling with him that details of the deployment are still being worked out but he should have them Sunday night. They will include exactly how many forces are needed.The additional troops will provide logistical and other support to the Border Patrol, and will bolster the efforts of the approximately 2,000 National Guard...
  • Mattis, Trump Expected to Send Almost 800 Troops to Border to Counter Migrant Caravan

    10/25/2018 10:44:41 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00pm | Mary Chastain
    President Donald Trump said he plans on “bringing out the military” to stop the thousands of people in the migrant caravan headed to our border. Another report stated that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis “is expected to sign deployment orders as soon as Thursday that could send 800 or more troops to the border.” Trump has repeated threats to send the military to the border to defend it against the mostly Honduran migrants who continue to march to the border. The number of people within the caravan has fluctuated, but USA Today reported that the Mexican government has determined the...
  • Mattis to order 800 troops to US-Mexico border: reports

    10/25/2018 8:45:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/25/18 | REBECCA KHEEL
    Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to sign an order sending up to 800 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border amid President Trump’s ongoing focus on a migrant caravan traveling to the United States, according to multiple reports. Citing unidentified U.S. officials, reports said Mattis could sign the order as soon as Thursday to send hundreds of U.S. service members to help with logistical support such as providing tents and fencing. A Pentagon spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. The Pentagon, though, previously said it had received no official request from the White House...
  • Trump: 'I am bringing out the military' to stop border crossings

    10/25/2018 6:09:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | MEGYN KELLY
    President Trump said in an early morning tweet on Thursday that he is "bringing out the military" to secure the border with Mexico, calling it a "National Emergency." "Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council is right when he says on @foxandfriends that the Democrat inspired laws make it tough for us to stop people at the Border," Trump tweeted. "MUST BE CHANDED, but I am bringing out the military for this National Emergency. They will be stopped!" Trump tweeted last week that he would use the military to stop a caravan of migrants from Central America, which has...
  • Trump declares national emergency over US-bound migrant caravan

    10/22/2018 6:38:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 390 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 22, 2018
    Donald Trump has ordered the military to be on alert over a US-bound migrant caravan as he declared a national emergency. Referring to the caravan from Honduras, the president tweeted: "Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. "I have alerted Border patrol and Military that this is a National Emergency." He added that the US would begin "cutting off, or substantially reducing aid" to three Central American countries.
  • Space Force to be the Topic of Next National Space Council Meeting

    10/19/2018 1:58:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 20 replies
    Space.com ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | Jeff Foust, SpaceNews Writer
    WASHINGTON — The status of proposals to create a separate branch of the U.S. military devoted to space will be the subject of the next meeting of the National Space Council on Oct. 23. Vice President Mike Pence, in an Oct. 12 tweet, said that the interagency group will discuss "progress made and next steps" on the formation of a Space Force, a plan formally announced by President Trump  at the council's last meeting in June. The president "has rightly called for the creation of a 6th branch of the Armed Forces to advance US dominance in space," Pence wrote. "#SpaceForce is...
  • Happy Birthday to The United States Navy!

    10/12/2018 8:33:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    12 Oct 2018 | US Navy Vet
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
  • Entire F-35 stealth fighter jet fleet grounded by military after crash in September

    10/12/2018 7:56:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox ^ | Lucas Tomlinson, Travis Fedschun |
    The U.S. military on Thursday grounded its entire fleet of F-35 stealth fighters after one of the jets crashed during a training mission in South Carolina last month, officials said Thursday. The stand down affects more than 200 jets while an "inspection of a fuel tube" in F-35 engines takes place, according to a Pentagon spokesman. “If suspect fuel tubes are installed, the part will be removed and replaced. If known good fuel tubes are already installed, then those aircraft will be returned to flight status. Inspections are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours,” Joe...
  • Move CVN65 [USS Enterprise] to reserve fleet in lieu of spending $1.55 billion to scrapping it

    10/09/2018 10:16:24 AM PDT · by topher · 76 replies
    Various | 9-Oct-2018 | Vanity with sources
    Maybe this is a 'Hail Mary', but something that one must try to save $1.55 billion and have a CVN (USS Enterprise) in our reserve fleet. On account of our previous president, the US Navy is in bad shape. Take for example the collisions that happened early in the Trump Administration due to the [what I believe was] LAX of discipline under Obama. This is of course the collisions that happened with the USS John S McCain and the USS Fitzgerald. If you don't remember, then refresh your memory: Freerepublic: Former commander of USS John S McCain pleads guilty, retires...
  • [8/17] Woman ordered to pay Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4MM after he claimed the false alleg

    09/22/2018 3:04:34 PM PDT · by MisterMagic · 76 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 8/15/17 | Harvey Day
    A jury has ordered a female blogger to pay an Army colonel she accused of rape a total of $8.4million in damages. Susan Shannon, 52, who now lives in Everett, Washington, first alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Army Colonel David 'Wil' Riggins in 1986, while they were both cadets, on her blog in 2013. She said she waited three decades to come forward about her experience because of the army's 'code of silence'.
  • What are the pros and cons of having women in the US military?

    08/29/2018 6:50:55 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 102 replies
    https://www.quora.com/ ^ | Wed, 08/29/18 | M.S. Bailey M.S. Bailey,
    As a medic I was overawed when I arrived at Ft. Sam Houston. There were SO MANY WOMEN. It was like some sort of strange paradise. At first. I realized very quickly that every OTHER company at 232nd Medical Battalion was as high as 70% female.. Very quickly as our combat deployment approached, I became increasingly convinced that my company was in for serious trouble.. Nothing was done to quell my misgivings when two females in the unit essentially got to sit out the deployment by becoming pregnant right before the deployment. During the deployment those doubts and misgivings became...
  • Trump to visit Fort Drum; protests underway (Upstate New York)

    08/13/2018 10:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WCAX) President Trump is visiting New York's North Country today as part of a trip to Fort Drum. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in a tweet invited the president to Fort Drum last week. The past three presidents have all visited the post. As part of the visit, the president will sign a defense spending bill. No other stops are listed in in itinerary. Air Force One is expected to land at 1 p.m. in Morristown. The President will then head to Wheeler-Sack Army Air Field in Fort Drum. Our Kelly O'Brien will have the latest on the president's...
  • Give Trump credit. Our boys are finally coming home

    06/15/2018 3:25:28 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 16 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 15 | peter lucas
    Korea, the long-forgotten war fought by a long-forgotten generation, is, thanks to President Donald Trump, finally back on the front burner. This came about due to Trump’s extraordinary summit Monday with Kim Jong Un. As part of the denuclearization deal, the North Korean leader committed to the recovery and repatriation of the remains of some 6,000 U.S. soldiers killed in North Korea.