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  • Ukraine Raids Prisons for Recruits to Keep Army Numbers Up, But Bans Mass Murderers From Service

    05/10/2024 6:24:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Ukraine is legislating to join Russia in sending recruiters into the nation’s prisons to bolster its military, as Moscow’s invasion grinds on and the casualty list grows ever longer. Ukraine’s Parliament has passed a draft law allowing certain classes of convicts to get out of jail early in return for military service. As noted, Ukraine’s ability to field enough soldiers to sustain the war against Russia is one of the nation’s greatest longer-term challenges of the war, its population considerably smaller than Russia’s and already disturbed and scattered by the conflict. Releasing criminals from prison in return for military service...
  • Controversy Erupts Over Proposal to Grant Citizenship to Undocumented Military Recruits…

    01/31/2024 5:53:54 AM PST · by davikkm · 30 replies
    The proposal to allow undocumented individuals to join the military and earn citizenship has sparked heated debate and raised eyebrows among conspiracy theorists who see it as a concerning development. Advocates argue that it addresses the recruitment challenges faced by the military while providing an opportunity for undocumented individuals to serve their country. However, critics express apprehension about the potential risks and implications of such a policy shift. As discussions unfold, the debate intensifies, leaving many questioning the potential consequences of this bold proposal.
  • 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 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..."
  • NYPD freeze on new recruits among looming NYC budget cuts as migrant crisis worsens: sources

    11/15/2023 12:11:02 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/2023 | Craig McCarthy ,Carl Campanile Emily Crane
    A freeze on new NYPD recruits is among the “horrendous” budget cuts expected to come down Thursday — as the Big Apple grapples with the soaring cost of the migrant crisis, The Post has learned. In addition to axing the new police academy class, Mayor Eric Adams is expected to slash migrant spending by 20% and scale back Sanitation Department litter basket pickups, multiple sources said. “Everything is being cut. Nothing is being held harmless,” a source briefed by the city’s budget director, Jacques Jiha, told The Post.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 Female Recruits Were Injured in Army Basic Training Last Year

    05/19/2023 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Twotone · 79 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 18, 2023 | Steve Beynon
    Women are at least twice as likely as men to be injured in Army basic training, according to data collected over six years by the service. Most of those injuries were musculoskeletal -- meaning they affect the bones, muscles, joints and tendons of female recruits. Military.com obtained the injury data as the Army is looking for ways to boost recovery for men and women moving through boot camp. During 2022, nearly 30% of female recruits were injured on average each month during Army basic training. The average was 23% per month between 2017 and 2022, the data shows. During those...
  • 77% of young Americans too fat, mentally ill, on drugs and more to join military, Pentagon study finds

    04/03/2023 11:43:14 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 51 replies
    American Military News ^ | 4/7/23 | CHRISTOPHER KIRKMAN
    A Pentagon study revealed that 77 percent of young Americans do not qualify for military service without a waiver due to being overweight, drug use, or mental or physical problems.“When considering youth disqualified for one reason alone, the most prevalent disqualification rates are overweight (11 percent), drug and alcohol abuse (8 percent), and medical/physical health (7 percent),” the Pentagon’s 2020 Qualified Military Available Study of Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 read. The concern over the shrinking pool of potential recruits has grown in recent years. Maj. Charlie Dietz, a Department of Defense spokesman, stated that the study...
  • Russia recruits US-trained soldiers

    11/05/2022 6:46:51 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 10 replies
    MSM ^ | 11/1/22 | John Bacon and Celina Tebor
    Afghan special forces soldiers trained by American troops are now being recruited by the Russian military to fight in Ukraine, three former Afghan generals told The Associated PressThey said the Russians want to attract thousands of the former commandos with offers of steady, $1,500-a-month payments and promises of safe havens to avoid deportation home to what could be death at the hands of the Taliban. Many of the commandoes fled to Iran after the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.
  • Pentagon Says It’s Not Purging Immigrant Recruits, Contrary to Reports

    07/07/2018 2:27:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | Kristina Wong
    The Pentagon said Friday that contrary to what an Associated Press report has suggested, there are no new changes to a program for immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship through military service. The Associated Press reported on Thursday evening that some “U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged.” However, the Pentagon said there have been no new policies or guideline changes to prompt any discharges from the program. Rather, any discharges are based on initial security screening of each candidate. The Army could not comment on specific persons...
  • US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

    07/05/2018 7:24:45 PM PDT · by tkocur · 100 replies
    AP News ^ | July 4, 2018 | MARTHA MENDOZA and GARANCE BURKE
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose status has become questionable, jeopardizing their futures. “It was my dream to serve in the military,” said reservist Lucas Calixto, a Brazilian immigrant who filed a lawsuit against the...
  • Army lifts ban on cutters, mentally ill and drug abusers to meet recruiting goals

    11/13/2017 4:34:11 PM PST · by buckalfa · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2017 | Barnini Chakrobty
    Facing low recruitment levels, the U.S. Army quietly lifted its ban on allowing people with a history of mental illness, self-mutilation and drug abuse to serve in the military – despite warnings from the industry about the risks involved.
  • Marines turn to girls high school sports teams for recruits

    08/14/2016 4:00:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 13 Aug 16 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. Marine Corps is looking for a few more good women. And this time the campaign is a bit different. Marine recruiters are turning to girls high school sports teams to find candidates who may be able to meet the Corps' rigorous physical standards, including for the front-line combat jobs now open to women. Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says he wants to increase the number of women in the Corps to 1 in 10. "I've told them that 10 percent is where we want to go and they're working on it," Neller told The Associated Press in an...
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages – because recruits don’t want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defences’s internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • Controversy Sparks at Firing of Marine Female Recruit Battalion CO

    07/13/2015 2:40:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Fox News
    The Marine officer who made female recruits better shots at boot camp has been relieved of her command, igniting controversy. Military Times reports that Lt. Col. Kate Germano served only a year as the head of the 4th Recruit Training Battalion on Parris Island, S.C., before her dismissal. She got bounced June 30 after a command investigation accused her of "toxic leadership" by berating and showing contempt for subordinates in public. The 300-page report found her to be "hostile, unprofessional and abusive " and told recruits that sexual assault was preventable, and that those who drank put themselves in a...
  • Report: New ISIS Recruits Replace Ones Killed by US Bombs

    02/05/2015 10:29:34 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 33 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Februar 5, 2015 | Joel Himelfarb
    The U.S.-led bombing campaign is doing little to stop foreign fighters joining the jihadist war in Iraq and Syria, The Daily Beast reports. U.S. officials said about 4,000 foreign radicals have joined the conflict since the allied airstrikes began — nearly as many combatants as coalition forces claimed to have killed. It raises concern that the Islamic State (ISIS) may be able to continue replenishing its ranks with jihadist recruits for years or even decades to come. "The numbers are not moving in our favor," Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said last week. The Tennessee Republican spoke following...
  • Church group(Texas Baptist Men) to oversee shelter for unaccompanied children in Dallas County

    07/06/2014 2:24:44 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 72 replies
    Valleycentral.com ^ | ^630/14 | Mary Avila
    Unaccompanied children are crossing at an alarming rate, and now many will be heading to Dallas. "We cannot turn our back on these children that are already here," Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said. Judge Jenkins announced that Dallas County would be the first county in the state to offer housing. Terry Henderson is in charge of disaster relief for the Texas Baptist Men. He's been waiting an announcement like this for more than a month. "I kind of had a heads up no matter where it was going to happen in Texas that we were going to be involved...
  • Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military

    07/03/2014 5:46:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 27, 2014 | Miriam Jordan
    U.S. News Recruits' Ineligibility Tests the Military More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn't Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says By Miriam Jordan June 27, 2014 More than two-thirds of America's youth would fail to qualify for military service because of physical, behavioral or educational shortcomings, posing challenges to building the next generation of soldiers even as the U.S. draws down troops from conflict zones. The military deems many youngsters ineligible due to obesity, lack of a high-school diploma, felony convictions and prescription-drug use for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But others are now also running afoul of standards for appearance amid the...
  • Governor Palin Inspires a Young Alderman at Wausau, WI Book Signing

    11/18/2013 12:25:15 AM PST · by Bratch · 12 replies
    Palin 4 America ^ | November 17 2013 | Whitney Pitcher
    Bill, the Wisconsin Organize4Palin coordinator, shares this great story from a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student and a city alderman named Stephanie who came to Governor Palin’s book signing in Wausau, Wisconsin last week: “Really? Her?”Those words are not new to the conversations in my life. I have heard them at least 75 times since that fateful day when I was seventeen years old and then presidential nominee, John McCain, announced that the female governor of Alaska would be his choice of a name to sit directly below his on the ballot. As Governor Palin walked out onto the stage in...
  • MoveOn Recruits Students for Nationwide 'May Day' Protests

    04/25/2012 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/12 | Rebel Pundit
    Last night Liz Butler and Joy Cushman of MoveOn.org hosted a “National Major Actions” conference call to discuss with fellow left-wing activists a slough of direct actions in the coming months. Among those plans are a series of continuous disruptions and demonstrations against banks, corporations, and anyone they deem to be members of the “1 percent.” The call aimed to motivate activists looking to dig in deeper to their commitment to dismantling the American economy. Actions began yesterday by shutting down the Wells Fargo’s share-holder meeting in San Francisco and were touted on the call. According to the L.A. Times,...