Category Archives: Military

March 21, 2017

A Real Hollywood Hero is Recognized – The Army’s Highest Award for a a Civilian

To get right to it, Gary Sinise has been selected for the Association of the United States Army’s highest award for public service, the George Catlett Marshall Medal. This award is highly deserved as Mr. Sinise has been unsparing of himself in his devotion to the military and its veterans. Read about just a few of the things he does on a daily basis.

There are still some celebrities who do right by the rest of us — including this dedicated man

Actor Gary Sinise is a well-known celebrity within the military community — and for good reason. His name has become synonymous with supporting the troops.

I’ve traveled across the United States, around the world, and back again. I made stops in several USO facilities along the way to find some refuge from the often-long travels. These facilities have a very welcoming vibe and are often a beacon of light for weary service members as they head to some very rough places in the world. The atmosphere is reminiscent of visiting a hometown after a long absence.

The volunteers of the USO seem to always be happy to greet the visitors that enter through the doors. Upon arrival, those associated with the military are offered snacks and refreshments.

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December 7, 2016

Major Vets’ Org Launches New Effort To Take Down Political Correctness And Protect First Amendment

“There are a lot of Americans who are afraid to speak out on their political views because they’re afraid of being shamed, and that’ a completely un-American way of thinking. We want people to be able to freely express whatever they think.”

One of the nation’s leading veterans organizations is launching a new effort to fight political correctness engulfing the country and protect the First Amendment, branching out from the usual, run-of-the-mill vets issues into uncharted territory.

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), a right-leaning vets advocacy organization, is creating a new initiative for 2017 called Defend the First, which might appear a somewhat unusual effort. Taking the fight to political correctness and supporting the First Amendment is a crucial part of the commitment veterans have made to protect and defend the Constitution, according to CVA executive director Mark Lucas. This makes CVA the first major vets organization to tackle free speech issues.

“We want to protect everyone’s speech, regardless of their political persuasion, because that’s what America was founded on,” Lucas told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “There are a lot of Americans who are afraid to speak out on their political views because they’re afraid of being shamed, and that’ a completely un-American way of thinking. We want people to be able to freely express whatever they think.”

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October 26, 2016

Badly Injured War Hero Makes Stunning Endorsement & Offer To Trump Campaign

Staff Sgt. Bobby Henline, who suffered severe burns and lost a limb while on an army mission in North Baghdad, has not only endorsed Donald Trump – he’s offering to advise the Republican candidate on foreign policy.

“I like that Trump is not another politician,” says Sgt. Henline. “I think it is smart to have a businessman in the White House.”

The 44-year-old veteran isn’t concerned about Trump’s lack of political experience – which has been one of Hillary’s major attacks against her competitor.

“I would definitely advise Mr. Trump,” he continues. “A good leader doesn’t have to know everything. Nobody knows everything. That’s why you surround yourself with people who are experts in different areas. That’s what makes a good leader.”

Sgt. Henline says he admires Trump’s ‘aggressive’ nature and supports the candidate’s stance on waterboarding.

“In war, you have to do things you wouldn’t normally do in life,” Sgt. Henline says.

“If you get captured you’re getting your head cut off on TV,” he continues. “But then we can’t pour water on their faces to get them to talk to us. That is frustrating.”

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October 24, 2016

Thousands of California soldiers forced to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after going to war (Video)

“These bonuses were used to keep people in,” said Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former Army captain and Iraq veteran from Manteca, Calif., who says he refinanced his home mortgage to repay $25,000 in reenlistment bonuses and $21,000 in student loan repayments that the Army says he should not have received. “People like me just got screwed.”

Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the California National Guard enticed thousands of soldiers with bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist and go to war.

Now the Pentagon is demanding the money back.

Nearly 10,000 soldiers, many of whom served multiple combat tours, have been ordered to repay large enlistment bonuses — and slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse — after audits revealed widespread overpayments by the California Guard at the height of the wars last decade.

Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets.

But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses offered when the Pentagon needed to fill the ranks.

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October 22, 2016

Black Lives Matter UK Threaten To Attack and Rob Soldiers After ‘Black Face’ Tweet

Black Lives Matter UK (BLMUK) has threatened to rob and “strip” British soldiers after the army issued an alleged “racist” tweet. The group has also told the Queen and members of government: “Your days are numbered.”

Yesterday, the Army apologised for tweeting a picture of a soldier with green camouflage paint on his face, after users of the social media site said it was an example of “black face” – a supposedly racist practice whereby white people dress up as ethnic minorities.

“The British Army went blackface in the jungle in Belize, citing that soldiers need a sense of humour. Come through the bits like that and you will get stripped down out of your uniform and sent back to the base without your weapon,” the group wrote on their Facebook page.

In an official statement, they added: “To all the high-ranking officials of the Army, the Secretary of State for Defence, and the pompous fool you swear allegiance to: Your days are numbered.”

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October 4, 2016

Military ‘absolutely disgusted’ by Obama’s PC assault

Capt. Chuck Nash: ‘This is an imperial, dictatorial presidency’

Fresh off naming new Navy ships for liberal activists and removing “man” from personnel titles, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is now moving forward with a massive overhaul of enlisted ratings titles throughout the service branch.

“The Navy deep-sixed all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles [Sept. 29], marking the beginning of an overhaul of the rigid career structure that has existed since the Continental Navy in a radical shift sure to reverberate through the fleet and the veterans community beyond,” reported the Navy Times last week.

“Sailors will no longer be identified by their job title, say, Fire Controlman 1st Class Joe Sailor, effective immediately. Instead, that would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor,” the story explains.

Many active-duty Navy personnel and veterans are incensed at what they see as another example of needless political correctness invading the armed forces.

“It’s just more of an assault of Secretary Mabus on the culture of the Navy, trying to make as many changes as he can, hoping that you throw enough stuff on the wall that some of it will stick. And for that, he will pin it as a legacy. I think it’s a mess,” said retired U.S. Navy Capt. Chuck Nash, who is also a Fox News Channel military analyst.

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September 13, 2016

Kid Rock: F**K Colin Kaepernick (Video)

Rock and roll superstar Kid Rock had a very blunt and simple message for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Fuck Colin Kaepernick!” shouted to the crowd at Fenway Park late Saturday night during his concert as he sang his hit song “Born Free.”

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September 12, 2016

Fmr. Lt. General Michael Flynn on ending ‘War on Terror’ (Video)

Full Measure spoke with General Flynn and asked and what was the uncomfortable truth he told Congress that caused the Obama administration to fire him.

President Obama’s refusal to use the words “Islamic extremism” in the War on Terror has confounded even some high-ranking members of his own administration.

One of them was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. General Michael Flynn.

In 2014, General Flynn lost his job over testimony he gave to Congress about the radical ideology behind the terrorists’ jihad.

In his new book, Field of Fight, he outlines his plan to defeat Radical Islam.

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September 8, 2016

Full Speech: Donald Trump Speaks on Military, Veterans in Philadelphia, PA 9/7/16 (Video)

Republican Donald Trump unveiled a plan for a major increase in defense spending as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he’s ready to lead the world’s most powerful military.

September 6, 2016

88 U.S. Generals and Admirals Endorse Donald Trump in Public Letter

Some 88 retired U.S. generals and admirals are endorsing Donald Trump in an open letter, saying they support the Republican nominee and “his commitment to rebuild our military, to secure our borders, to defeat our Islamic supremacist adversaries and restore law and order domestically.”

“As retired senior leaders of America’s military, we believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world,” the letter states. “For this reason, we support Donald Trump’s candidacy to be our next Commander-in-Chief.”

“It is a great honor to have such amazing support from so many distinguished retired military leaders,” Trump stated in response to the endorsement. “I thank each of them for their service and their confidence in me to serve as commander-in-chief.”

Trump continued:

Keeping our nation safe and leading our armed forces is the most important responsibility of the presidency. Under my administration, we will end the weak foreign policy of the last eight years, rebuild our military, give our troops clear rules of engagement and take care of our veterans when they come home. We can only Make America Great Again if we ensure our military remains the finest fighting force in the world, and that’s exactly what I will do as president.

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