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  • Seoul, Washington start talks to share cost of U.S. forces stationed in S.Korea

    10/16/2018 12:47:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Xinhua ^ | October 16, 2018 | Staff
    SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the United States on Tuesday started talks on how to share the defense costs of U.S. forces stationed in South Korea, according to Seoul's foreign ministry. The two-day negotiations were launched in central Seoul to reach a new deal on South Korea's financial contribution to the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK). The negotiation period can be extended, if necessary, as the current deal was set to expire by the end of this year, the Seoul ministry said. In consideration of the time needed for the parliamentary approval, the talks are required to be...
  • UK Army ordering soldiers to not associate with Tommy Robinson...viral recording leaked

    10/14/2018 4:16:56 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-14-2018 | Major Farley
    A Major in the UK Army, Yorkshire Regiment, is caught on an audio recording swearing up and down about nobody being allowed to have any social media connections to Tommy Robinson. This, days after young soldiers took a selfie with Tommy, resulting in an investigation and discharge of one (known as "soldierX"). The resulting campaign #iamsoldierx went viral, UK Army pouring in photo's - most with faces hidden - holding up "#iamsoldierx" signs. The issue has reached the top of UK government and they're now showing their fascistic nature to the entire military. Islam has taken over.
  • European Union army ACTIVATED and ready to replace NATO reveals German Defence minister

    10/12/2018 11:16:42 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 116 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | KATIE WESTON
    GERMAN Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen says the structures for a European Defence Union have been “activated”, and also hopes to develop a system that tells Europeans when to use their “forces”.
  • CALL TO ALL FREEPERS (vanity)

    10/11/2018 4:12:28 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-11-2018 | Tommy Robinson
    Forgive me but I'm compelled to ask fellow Freepers to watch and sign a petition (following link). A UK soldier has been discharged for having a selfie with Tommy Robinson. Tommy is a one man army against the Islamization of the UK and the state is desperately trying to silence him. World is watching. Now firefighters, police, soldiers are losing their jobs if they support him. We need to support this soldier - now lots of them are sending in photos with the caption "#IamSoldierX" www.standwithourlads.com
  • British Soldiers being 'investigated' for photo with Tommy Robinson

    10/10/2018 12:49:41 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10-9-2018 | Tommy Robinson
    The UK insanity continues. British Army soldiers took a selfie with Tommy Robinson, now they're being 'investigated' - phones taken away and reports that one has been discharged. Tommy Robinson is now a living legend. It seems he is hugely popular with the UK military. The establishment can't shut him up. He is a warrior, a true selfless hero. For me, it is "Sir" Tommy Robinson. www.standwithourlads.com
  • Pentagon identifies US service member killed in Afghanistan

    10/06/2018 4:26:47 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    The Pentagon identified the U.S. service member killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Thursday as Spc. James A. Slape. The 23-year-old from Morehead City, N.C., died of injuries from an improvised explosive device, the Pentagon said in a statement. Slape was assigned to 60th Troop Command, North Carolina Army National Guard, Washington, N.C.
  • Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans

    10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has ordered its citizens to donate dog hides to the regime as part of celebrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10. The government collects dog hides ahead of the anniversary each year “to raise funds for the party”, the dissident Daily NK website reported, but this year the authorities have raised the amount of money that families who do not keep dogs are required to pay instead. “Although the party is asking for dog hides, there are not many houses that have the luxury of raising a dog...
  • Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage

    10/01/2018 12:25:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Gazette ^ | Sep 30, 2018 | Tom Roeder
    The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants. They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. But goofy origins and cartoon-looks aside, this could be the gun of the future. The Army is studying Grier’s gun and has ordered a military-grade prototype. ... The specifications are incredible, four 6 mm...
  • S. Korea's military creates drone combat unit

    09/27/2018 9:11:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff
    South Korea's Army said Friday it has put a drone combat team in operation, a move to take advantage of the country's advanced ICT prowess. The unit is part of a new "ground intelligence unit" established under the wing of the Third ROK Army (TROKA), headquartered in Yongin, just south of Seoul. ROK is the acronym for South Korea's official name, the Republic of Korea. Army officials hope that the country's first drone battalion will help sharply enhance combat capabilities as a potential game changer in future warfare. "In the midst of rapidly changing strategic circumstances, the role and mission...
  • Boeing wins $2.4 billion contract to replace Air Force's aging iconic Huey choppers (abbr,)

    09/24/2018 7:15:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sept. 24, 2018 | Amanda Macias |
    WASHINGTON —The U.S. Air Force has selected Boeing to replace the service's aging fleet of UH-1N Iroquois helicopters, which are currently tasked with security missions as well as protecting America's nuclear missile arsenal. The long-awaited Pentagon contract is worth $2.4 billion for up to 84 aircraft. The service awarded Boeing approximately $375 million for the first four helicopters on Monday.
  • Senate to question new general for South Korea amid historic tensions

    09/23/2018 2:39:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    The Senate Armed Services Committee, right as the U.S. negotiates the removal of nuclear missiles from North Korea, is set to consider a new Army general to head U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula. Gen. Robert “Abe” Abrams will testify in a committee hearing Tuesday on his nomination to command U.S. Forces Korea and two other key military commands in South Korea. The Army general would take charge of 28,500 troops stationed in the South after a year of rollercoaster relations, and as President Trump considers a second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the regime’s...
  • [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'.
  • Army Soldiers on the Front Lines of Space Wars

    09/11/2018 2:29:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    space.com ^ | September 10, 2018 08:04am ET | Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews Staff Writer |
    Soldiers from a Colorado National Guard space battalion who visited the Pentagon on Sept. 5 said they have no idea what role, if any, they would have in the Space Force that President Trump has proposed. But they did provide a glimpse into the daily grind of space warfare. When they are called up for duty, soldiers from the 117th Space Battalion go to war zones to help commanders on the ground get what they need from space: satellite imagery, weather analysis, early warning of a missile launch, communications and navigation. A space team includes six soldiers — two officers...
  • U.S. army drops charges against chaplain who wouldn’t run ‘marriage’ retreat for lesbians

    08/28/2018 7:05:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 8/28/18 | James Risdon
    The military has dropped charges against a United States Army chaplain and his assistant for refusing to conduct a marriage retreat for a lesbian couple. The women filed a discrimination complaint, which the military investigated. The investigation led to a report charging Major Scott Squires and Sergeant Kacie Griffin with dereliction of duty. While a chaplain at Fort Bragg, Squires reportedly told a soldier he was unable to conduct a marriage retreat that included her and her same-sex partner because of the requirements of his church. Under the army's policies, every United States Army Special Operations Command commander is responsible...
  • Special Report: Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

    08/17/2018 2:00:30 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Joshua Schneyer and Andrea Januta
    [snip]The Army requires http://www.campbell.army.mil/Installation/Environmental_Handbook/Documents/LBPManagementtPlan_DEC2014.pdf abatement when certified testing identifies deteriorating lead paint in base homes. Yet it also "discourages" this type of lead-paint inspection https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/workplacehealth/ih/Pages/Lead.aspx, in part because lead abatement can be costly. These homes put military kids at risk. Reuters obtained medical data from the Army showing that at least 31 small children tested high for lead at a Fort Benning hospital over a recent six-year period. All tested above the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's threshold for elevated lead levels – 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Any child who tests high warrants a public health...
  • Army’s XM25 program officially goes kaput

    08/13/2018 12:23:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 8-10-2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    The Army has formally terminated its effort to develop a 25 mm airburst weapon, the largest of nearly three dozen ways a Pentagon watchdog has said the military could save $2.3 billion in defense spending. The ill-fated weapon, known as the XM25 and nicknamed "The Punisher," was once hailed as a game-changer for ground troops who would be able to use it to target enemies hiding behind cover. But it came under closer scrutiny several years ago after schedule slippage, cost overruns and aborted operational testing in Afghanistan. In 2016, the Pentagon inspector general recommended that the Army consider ending...
  • 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...
  • Army stops discharging immigrants for now

    08/09/2018 2:35:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship -- at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. It was not clear how many recruits were impacted by the action, and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the memo. "Effective immediately, you will suspend processing of all involuntary separation actions," read the memo signed by Acting Assistant...
  • 6 months worth of pc diversity and leftist destruction in the US military

    08/08/2018 6:15:22 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 6 replies
    usdefensewatch.com ^ | 8/8/18 | Ray Starrman
    Last week, US Defense Watch reported on the continuing social engineering destruction derby that is laying waste to what is left of the fighting spirit, warrior culture and combat power of the US military. In Six Months’ Worth of PC, Diversity and Leftist Destruction in the US Military, Part I, we discussed several events and policies that occurred or were implemented from June to August 2018. Part II continues with a myriad of examples concerning the leftist social engineering that marches on; without anyone, including Mad Dog Mattis, lifting a finger to stop it. What follows should alarm any American....
  • Community revives Canteen spirit for 700 servicemen, women

    08/02/2018 2:49:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KOLN-TV ^ | June 20, 2018 | Mary Roberts
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- Seventy-seven years have passed since North Platte first welcomed troops at the Canteen with some food and kindness. That spirit of generosity and patriotism still carries on today and the recent community effort to feed 700 U.S. Army men and women passing through the area is proof. The two-day effort on Monday and Tuesday to serve up a tasty meal for our troops had to be kept quiet for security reasons; but, now News 2 has permission to share about the community effort behind the Canteen revival. Lisa Burke of the North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors...