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  • Prosecutors Say a Senior Enlisted Leader at Fort Liberty Smuggled Meth, Put Strip Club on Travel Card

    02/09/2024 5:39:10 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 34 replies
    Military.com ^ | 2/8/24 | Steve Beynon
    A senior noncommissioned officer based out of Fort Liberty, North Carolina, faces numerous charges tied to a yearslong scheme to smuggle methamphetamine across the U.S.-Mexico border. Military prosecutors say Sgt. Maj. Jorge E. Garcia, the career counselor for U.S. Army Forces Command, or FORSCOM, made numerous unauthorized trips abroad between 2021 and 2022, smuggled meth, lied to his unit about his whereabouts, engaged in fraudulent charges on his government travel card at a nightclub near the Pentagon, and coordinated the drug activity with gangs online. It's the latest in a string of drug-related criminal activity from soldiers at Fort Liberty,...
  • West Point defends race-based admissions as Supreme Court weighs emergency petition

    01/31/2024 3:24:32 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2024 | Teny Sahakian
    Student group requested high court block race-based admissions at the academy amid ongoing legal battle.. West Point defended using race in its admissions process in response to a student group's request that the Supreme Court force the military academy to pause the practice while a lawsuit makes its way through lower courts. "For more than forty years, our Nation’s military leaders have determined that a diverse Army officer corps is a national-security imperative," U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar wrote in a Tuesday court filing. "Achieving that diversity requires limited consideration of race in selecting those who join the Army as...
  • Hawaii Democrat introduces bill to ban Trump from ballot Hawaii considers legislation to ban presidential candidates over 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

    01/28/2024 2:24:50 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Danielle Wallace
    A Democrat-sponsored bill in Hawaii that could ban former President Trump from the ballot for allegedly inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol advanced in the state legislature Monday. Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads, a Democrat representing Honolulu who frequently criticizes Trump and Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot online, first introduced SB 2392 last week, which aims to "specify that election ballots issued by the chief election officer or county clerk shall exclude any candidate who is disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; article XVI, section 3 of...
  • Army Drops Requirement for High School Diploma Amid Recruiting Crisis

    01/26/2024 5:50:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Military.com ^ | 06/24/24 | Steve Beynon
    The Army is tossing its mandate for potential recruits to have a high school diploma or GED certificate to enlist in the service, in one of the most dramatic moves yet in the escalating recruiting crisis hitting the entire Defense Department.On Thursday, the service announced that individuals may enlist without those previously required education certifications if they ship to basic training this fiscal year, which ends Oct. 1.Recruits must also be at least 18 years old and otherwise qualify for a job in the active-duty Army. They also must score at least a 50 on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude...
  • Army Reveals It Fired Female Commander in Troubled Brigade After Claims of Sexual Assaults on Male Soldiers

    01/24/2024 11:32:24 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 68 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 24, 2024 | Steve Beynon
    A female Army officer was fired from command of a unit based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord amid allegations of multiple sexual assaults against several male subordinates and a pattern of sexual harassment, according to a service spokesperson. Col. Meghann Sullivan served as commander of the 5th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade, at the base in Washington state. She was relieved of command Oct. 13, but this is the first time her firing has been reported. Military.com first reported on her suspension and the subsequent investigation into her conduct in April. That reporting was part of the publication's...
  • ‘Prewar Generation’ Must Prepare to be Called up for ‘Citizen Army’ if West Fights Russia, Warns Top British General

    01/24/2024 9:43:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/24/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    The British Army needs to be prepared to “rapidly expand” to field a “citizen army”, its top general said, praising European states for bringing back conscription and saying “we must similarly prepare”. We are now living in the “prewar generation” and it is time to take “preparatory steps to enable placing our societies on a war footing”, Chief of the General Staff General Sir Patrick Sanders told the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in Twickenham, England, on Wednesday morning. Limited elements of the speech were trailed in the Daily Telegraph in advance, characterising them as a warning that the public faces...
  • Report: Germany Weighs Acceptance of Foreign Citizens into Army

    01/23/2024 6:09:54 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/2024 | Simon Kent
    A proposal to let foreign citizens serve in the German army is under consideration by Berlin. If approved, it will allow the Bundeswehr to build strength on the back of a recent announcement that conscription could return as the prospect of a grand “European army” looms on the horizon. Deutsche Welle (DW) reports German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius initially proposed the idea of welcoming non-Germans to enlist in order to ease a drastic shortage of personnel. In addition to Pistorius from the Social Democrats, the report details the idea has also received support from lawmakers belonging to one of its...
  • US Army servicewoman and fitness influencer Michelle Young dies by suicide, leaving friends shocked

    01/22/2024 3:14:59 PM PST · by chickenlips · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan 21, 2024 | Alex Oliviera
    A member of the US Army with a popular fitness and fashion account on Instagram has died by suicide, devastated friends shared on Saturday. Staff Sgt. Michelle Young, 34, took her own life, leaving behind her 12-year-old daughter, whom friends described as “her whole world” in a heart-wrenching post on GoFundMe. “Michelle was a beautiful soul, an amazing friend, a single mother, a soldier, and is proof you never know what someone is going through or what demons they may be fighting,” friend Sarah Maine wrote on the page. “We will never fill the gaps in our hearts and will...
  • 10,000+ soldiers promoted without proper training: Report

    01/20/2024 5:05:07 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/19/23 | Timothy Frudd
    A new report shows that roughly 52,000 noncommissioned U.S. Army officers have been promoted over the past few years under the Army’s temporary policy implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, which allows soldiers to be promoted without attending applicable leadership training academies. According to Army data obtained by Military.com, 10,588 of the roughly 52,000 noncommissioned Army officers have not yet attended leadership training academies. While Army policy states that noncommissioned officers are supposed to lose their promotions if they do not attend relevant leadership training academies within a year of being promoted, the Army has been hesitant to demote mass amounts...
  • The Army Recruiting Ad Featuring a Soldier with 2 Moms Just Got Harder to Find. Here's Why.

    01/17/2024 1:24:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Military.com ^ | 1/15/24 | Steve Beynon
    The Army has delisted its advertising campaign titled "The Calling" on YouTube, making it harder to find the videos on the platform. The 2021 effort to court potential applicants from LGBTQ+ and other diverse backgrounds sparked a backlash from conservative lawmakers and pundits. "The Calling" was delisted from the service's YouTube channel last week, hiding it from search results and recommendations, according to Laura DeFrancisco, a spokesperson for the Army's marketing arm, who said usage rights for music were set to expire. One of the ads, called "Emma," featured a soldier who operated Patriot missile systems and was raised by...
  • Army Sees Sharp Decline in White Recruits

    01/10/2024 5:33:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 69 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 10, 2024 | Steve Beynon
    The Army's recruiting of white soldiers has dropped significantly in the last half decade, according to internal data reviewed by Military.com, a decline that accounts for much of the service's historic recruitment slump that has become the subject of increasing concern for Army leadership and Capitol Hill. The shift in demographics for incoming recruits would be irrelevant to war planners, except it coincides with an overall shortfall of about 10,000 recruits for the Army in 2023 as the service missed its target of 65,000 new soldiers. That deficit is straining the force as it has ramped up its presence in...
  • Army Sees Sharp Decline In White Recruits

    01/13/2024 3:22:12 PM PST · by davikkm · 35 replies
    Remind me again – which part of America do most soldiers historically come from? Even if you sacrifice your life, die for your country and a monument is erected in your memory (spoiler: you won’t die defending your hometown or your state, but in some far flung place on the other side of the world in yet another ill conceived imperial adventure), it will probably be torn down by a frenzied mob in the future or you will be trashed, forgotten and dismissed as a racist.
  • Army grieves loss of wrestling star who died from surgery complications

    01/11/2024 4:58:02 PM PST · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    https://www.stripes.com ^ | January 11, 2024 | JENNIFER H. SVAN
    The Army is mourning the unexpected loss of a young soldier-athlete who had her sights set on an Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling this summer.Spc. Estrella “Star” Dorado Marin, 21, died Jan. 3 in Thornton, Colo., of complications from emergency surgery, the Army said in a statement Wednesday.She had experienced numbness in her upper extremities from blood clots, her family told the Army.Dorado Marin, whose nickname came from the English translation of her first name, enlisted in the Army in 2020 as a fuel supply specialist and later joined the service’s World Class Athlete Program as a freestyle wrestler.
  • Report: Army Staff ‘Baffled’ by Sharp Decline in White Recruits in Last Five Years

    01/11/2024 2:16:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/11/2024 | KRISTINA WONG
    The Army’s recruiting of white soldiers in 2023 had dropped almost by half in the last five years, according to a report. That dramatic decline has coincided with a push by the service to increase recruitment of a more diverse population, according to a report. The decline of white recruits has also coincided with the Army missing its target of 65,000 recruits in 2023 by 10,000. Military.com reported Wednesday that Army internal data showed that a total of 44,042 new Army recruits were categorized by the service as white in 2018, but that number has fallen consistently each year to...
  • Army Sees Sharp Decline in White Recruits

    01/10/2024 11:12:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 65 replies
    Military.com | January 10, 2024
    Can only post link: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2024/01/10/army-sees-sharp-decline-white-recruits.html"A total of 44,042 new Army recruits were categorized by the service as white in 2018, but that number has fallen consistently each year to a low of 25,070 in 2023, with a 6% dip from 2022 to 2023 being the most significant drop. No other demographic group has seen such a precipitous decline..."
  • Millionaire conwoman, 57, is accused of bilking US Army out of over $100 MILLION by stealing cash from military youth programs and splurging it on 31 homes worth up to $4M each, supercars including Aston Martins and Ferraris and luxury globetrotting trips

    01/10/2024 2:36:35 PM PST · by algore · 42 replies
    A millionaire conwoman has been accused of swindling the US Army out of $100million over six years by putting cash into her fake military youth business and splurging it on 31 homes and more than 70 supercars and motorcycles. Mello worked for the US Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas as a CYS Financial Program Manager. In 2016, she allegedly created a shell company, Child Health and Youth Lifelong Development, which she fraudulently used to collect money from the 4-H military partnership grant. The firm, which was meant to help the children of army personnel, allegedly never...
  • DoD Gets Clobbered for Praising Transgender Army Major Who 'Inspires Us All'

    01/02/2024 1:55:52 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/3/23 | Julio Rosas
    The U.S. Army published a story about Major Rachel Jones who claims to be a transgender woman that has recently come out and is now "living authentically." Jones is the U.S. Army Sustainment Command Cyber Division chief, G6 (Information Management), who "struggled with depression and suicidal ideation for most of her life. Today, she is living her truth and is no longer battling depression or suicidal thoughts."
  • The Army’s first-ever lead special trial counsel just got fired for behaving ethically

    12/29/2023 3:27:08 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/2023 | MICHAEL NEWTON
    Last December, Brigadier General Warren Wells was appointed and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Army’s Lead Special Trial Counsel. The newly created position was part of a sweeping effort by Congress to reform the military justice system to insulate against unlawful command influence in cases involving serious criminal offenses, such as those involving sexual assault and violence. At the time of Wells’s appointment, Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth hailed him as “the experienced leader the Army needs to lead the Office of Special Trial Counsel and ensure its independent oversight of the Army’s most complex cases.”...
  • U.S. Army Ends Free Storage of Vehicles, Belongings for Deployed Soldiers

    12/28/2023 5:55:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-28-23 | OLIVIA RONDEAU
    Deployed U.S. Army soldiers will no longer be able to store their belongings free of charge while they are away from home, the Army Sustainment Command announced Wednesday. A spokesman for the command, which is the primary provider of logistics support to Army units, told Military.com that it was discontinuing the use of funds to store soldiers’ vehicles and other goods while they are away for prolonged periods of time. It was not specified whether the announcement applies to all deployment types or just to soldiers on temporary duty. The storage policy ended in October, but the order was not...
  • Congress Demands the Army's New Physical Test Measure Strength and Endurance Rather Than Create Equity

    12/19/2023 9:35:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/19/2023 | Streiff
    CREDIT: Public Domain Image by Spec. Zachary Stahlberg, 7th Army Training Command The National Defense Authorization Act has ordered the Army to up its game on fitness standards, specifically for soldiers in some combat specialties. This comes after the inability of the Army to come up with a physical fitness test that will measure physical fitness and treat men and women equally. This text is from page 382 of the NDAA conference report. SEC. 577. INCREASED FITNESS STANDARDS FOR ARMY 19 CLOSE COMBAT FORCE MILITARY OCCUPA20 TIONAL SPECIALTIES. (a) IMPLEMENTATION.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the...