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  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • Michigan Principal Apologizes for Marine Uniform Comments

    06/14/2018 4:39:34 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 165 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MARSHALL, Mich. — A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students' decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. School officials had told the two students ahead of commencement that exceptions wouldn't be made to a policy requiring graduates to wear a cap and gown, Superintendent Randy Davis said. Hutchins pulled aside Pfc. Willie Couch and Pfc. Samuel Hackworth at the...
  • Asking President to Pardon Soldiers

    06/08/2018 10:15:05 AM PDT · by captain_dave · 17 replies
    Self | June 8, 2018 | Self
    I sent the following to the President via WhiteHouse.Gov/Contact/ --------------------- Dear Mr. President, I support Senator Cornyn and add my voice in asking for a pardon for General David Patraeus. I also ask that you review the sentences of the several soldiers who've been convicted of various offenses during this difficult war in Iraq and Afganistan. I believe some have been harshly and wrongly punished for actions which were necessary or unavoidable. Many have complained that the rules of engagement they were forced to fight under endangered them and their men, and also emboldened the enemy. Is it right to...
  • Baltic states in favor of permanent US Military Base in Poland

    06/07/2018 5:48:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | June 2018
    The prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia voiced their support for building a permanent US military base in Poland at a joint press conference with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz in Tallinn on Monday. "From the Estonian point of view, the presence of US troops in Poland and the Baltic states is very important," said Estonia’s Ratas, as quoted by Polish radio's IAR news agency. Poland’s Czaputowicz told the news conference that the presence of US troops in the region was a key deterrent, according to IAR. He added: “We want to create the maximum conditions for the United...
  • First Lady Hosts Gold Star Families, Reminds Americans of the Military’s ‘Selfless Sacrifices’(T)

    06/05/2018 9:02:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 6/5/2018 | Michelle Moons
    First Lady Melania Trump reminded Americans Monday night of the “selfless sacrifice” of military men and women who have given their lives so that we can live in freedom, leaving their own Gold Star family members behind, like those she and husband Donald Trump hosted at the White House. “It was a privilege to welcome Gold Star Families to the White House today to recognize our Nation’s fallen heroes and their families,” Mrs. Trump said in a statement released after the event. “To all those who have lost loved ones in service to our country, our nation grieves with you.”
  • WATCH: A Memorial Day Message From The Men Who Guard The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

    05/28/2018 9:50:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/27/2018 | Justin Caruso
    The Daily Caller recently had an opportunity to talk with the sentinels who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “Many people think that the ultimate sacrifice is giving up your life. But these soldiers gave up not only their lives but their identities,” Staff Sergeant Shane Vincent said. “When you see a World War II veteran struggling to get out of his wheelchair so that he can stand during taps and salute during taps, that really hits home and lets you know exactly what this place really is about.
  • Trump Rallies (and Surprises) Navy Grads:

    05/25/2018 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump traveled from the White House to Annapolis, Maryland Friday morning to give the commenement address for the 2018 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class. "You are now leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military," President Trump said to a stadium filled with 30,000 people. "Each of you will make your own mark on the Navy, the Marine Corps, the military, and the history of our great nation...There is no hill our Marines our can’t take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can’t breach. There is no...
  • Happy Armed Forces Day!

    05/19/2018 3:01:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 5/19/2018 | Tim Meads
    America has been honoring members of the military currently serving by celebrating this holiday on the third Saturday in May since 1950. The tradition began when President Harry S. Truman sought a specific day to honor all of our armed forces rather than have separate days for each individual branch. In August 1949, Defense Secretary Louis Jonson announced that Armed Forces Day would be created and celebrated the following May. Contrary to Memorial Day celebrations next weekend, which remembers veterans that have died either in combat or from injuries sustained in war, Armed Forces is specifically for members of the...
  • Russian Experts Begin Research on Captured American “Smart" Missiles, Knocked Down Over Syria

    04/27/2018 4:50:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 59 replies ^ | 4/27/18 | Alexei Baranov, Vasily Yurchuk and Stanislav Pletnikov
    The Russian military presented the evidence of the successful operation of Syrian air defense systems during the missile strike by the United States and its allies. Journalists were shown fragments of intercepted cruise missiles and told about the missiles that failed to hit the targets because of "malfunctions". And although Washington is confident that the strike was a complete success, the Defense Ministry reports that only 22 out of the 105 "smart missiles," as they were called by the US president, hit their targets. Alexei Baranov saw and touched the evidence. There were no burn marks, and the serial numbers...
  • A Perfect Storm is Brewing in Army Recruiting – Does It Know Why?

    04/23/2018 6:06:51 PM PDT · by pboyington · 83 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 23, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Two days ago, it was reported that the Army will fall short of its goal to recruit 80,000 new soldiers this year. According to the Associated Press: Army officials say the updated goal will be 76,500. Six months into the recruiting year the service has brought in just 28,000 new soldiers. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said the main effort is to grow the Army to 483,500, as approved by Congress. The struggle to meet this year’s higher recruiting numbers — which were a significant hike over last year’s recruiting mission of 69,000 — was expected, mainly due to the favorable...
  • Full-Scale Terror Drill: US Military Simulates Nuclear Truck Bomb Attack In Sacramento

    03/24/2018 10:11:46 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies ^ | 3/22/18 |
    (Gateway Pundit) – On Thursday, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will accompany the California National Guard’s Homeland Response Force (HRF) and the 95th Civil Support Team, along with FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Forces, CAL Fire, FBI, Department of Energy Radiation Assistance Team 7, and several other emergency response agencies for a “terrorism and active shooter response exercise at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento and Sonoma Raceway,” said California Guard Deputy Director of Public Affairs. “It is only through regular, realistic training alongside our partner agencies that we keep our skills sharp and response times low,”...
  • Marine Corps Commandant: 'Less Than 30% of Young Men and Women' Qualified to Join Military

    03/11/2018 10:04:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 3/8/21018 | Susan Jones
    The United States Marine Corps Commandant told Congress on Wednesday that recruitment is "hard work," because so few people are qualified to fill the ranks. But while recruitment is difficult, "This is a really good Marine Corps," General Robert B. Neller told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense: "So, I think we're all aware that, you know, in the nation, I mean, it's a strategic issue that less than 30 percent of the young men and women of our nation are qualified just to join the military, either because of physical, mental or moral issues. So now we're down to...
  • Army Basic Training to Drop Hand Grenade Competency as Graduation Requirement

    02/15/2018 5:53:54 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 135 replies
    cnsnews ^ | February 13, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    The U.S. Army will drop its hand grenade competency requirement for graduation from basic training because getting recruits to pass it is taking “too much time” and they’re just not strong enough, Major General Malcolm Frost told reporters on Friday. Changes to the Army’s Basic Combat Training (BTC) will eliminate the current hand grenade proficiency standards as a requirement for graduation, reports: “The new BCT does, however, do away with hand grenade qualification and land navigation course qualification as graduation requirements.” Discussing the change with reporters, Maj. Gen. Frost explained that training recruits to pass the current requirement was...
  • Putin had to approve Russian attack on US troops

    02/14/2018 10:43:50 AM PST · by firebrand · 115 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | Ralph Peters
    It was inevitable. Russian “mercenaries” attacked a forward base in Syria where they knew American advisors were stationed. It was a test. And our military passed. Let’s hope the administration passes, too. The most important thing about this attack on our troops is that it couldn’t have happened without Vladimir Putin’s personal approval. Nye vozmozhno. The core of the attacking force came from the Wagner Group, Russia’s version of the American thugs who worked for the company formerly known as Blackwater. But while the media refers to the Russians as mercenaries, the Wagner Group functions as an auxiliary of the...
  • Trump Asks Pentagon to Plan Military Parade

    02/07/2018 6:34:25 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 360 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Julie Bykowicz
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Defense is planning a military parade at the request of President Donald Trump, White House and Pentagon officials said Tuesday. After observing the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris last year, Mr. Trump said he wanted to hold a similar parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, perhaps to celebrate the Fourth of July. The French parade last July, which also marked the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I, featured more than 6,000 service members, tanks and planes overhead in an elaborate display of military might. French President Emmanuel Macron invited Mr. Trump to watch...
  • Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?…

    02/07/2018 3:01:35 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 6 Feb 18 | Sundance
    Coming off one of the greatest political maneuvers in the last decade, where President Trump managed to bait Democrats to shut down the government while demanding open borders, POTUS Trump now positions Democrats as U.S. Military haters. The U.S. military is one of the most beloved representative institutions. However, in a brilliant use of TDS, President Trump baits his political opposition into publicly espousing the exact opposite position: the history of President Trump’s success in this arena holds true, Democrats and anti-Trump media will now begin pushing a narrative to boycott Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day…. Why?...
  • Pentagon To Sell-Off Its AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopter Fleet

    01/23/2018 7:50:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The Drive ^ | January 19, 2018 | Tyler Rogoway
    Staff Sgt. Artur Shvartsberg—Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Co The Department of Defense plans on putting its surplus fleet of AH-1W Super Cobras up for sale on the international arms market. The news comes as the USMC continues to outfit its light attack helicopter squadrons with new-build AH-1Z "Viper" derivatives of the Bell design, which traces its roots directly to the iconic UH-1 Iroquois/Huey. A recent business opportunity posting over at describes the need for flight and maintenance training, sustainment, and refitting "Whisky Cobras" with new commercially available off-the-shelf avionics upgrades in preparation for foreign transfers of the type...
  • Trump Says Democrats Care More About Illegal Immigrants Than US Military

    01/21/2018 10:29:59 PM PST · by cba123 · 31 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 20, 2018 | Jasper Fakkert
    President Donald Trump called out Democrats in Congress for failing to support a short-term spending bill that would have avoided a partial shutdown of the government. Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the measure Friday night, resulting in the shutdown taking place