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  • President Trump honors first military casualty of his presidency

    02/01/2017 1:04:58 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 1, 2017 | Francesca Chambers
    President Trump honors first military casualty of his presidency by meeting fallen SEAL's coffin - and takes Ivanka with him The body of fallen SEAL Team 6 member Officer William Owens arrived Tuesday afternoon at Dover Air Force Base President Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka flew to Deleware to meet him Officials said that in the President's first strike 'almost everything went wrong' White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got emotional on Wednesday as he talked about the raid, which he admitted was not a '100% successs' Nawar al-Awlaki, 8, was among several non-combats killed in Trump's first raid She...
  • President Trump makes unannounced trip to honor the return of US Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid

    02/01/2017 12:48:08 PM PST · by ColdOne · 62 replies ^ | 2/1/17 | breaking911.xom
    The President later touched down at Dover Air Force Base to honor the return of fallen US Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a Yemen raid.
  • Dover Air Force Base on Lockdown

    05/08/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 127 replies
    WBOC 16 ^ | 5/8/14 | Rachel Rea
    DOVER, Del. - The Dover Air Force Base is on lockdown because of a suspicious person on base. Dover Air Force Base Public Affairs said the base went on lockdown around 11:00 a.m.

    10/08/2013 4:55:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    GretaWire ^ | 10/08/13 | GretaWire
    OLLIE NORTH RAISING MONEY TO SEND FAMILIES TO DOVER TO RECEIVE THE REMAINS OF THE KILLED SOLDIERS TOMORROW I called Ollie North when I learned that Pentagon won’t pay for the families of the killed soldiers to travel to tomorrow’s transfer of remains ceremony on Dover Air Force Base. Ollie – like you, like I am – is outraged. He is scrambling to see if he can locate the families of the killed soldier and to raise money to get them to Dover. Time is running out (the remains of our heroes arrive tomorrow) but we are trying. This is...
  • Air Force dumped ashes of more troops’ remains in Va. landfill than acknowledged

    12/07/2011 6:39:00 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 93 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12-7-2011 | Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty
    The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show. The landfill dumping was concealed from families who had authorized the military to dispose of the remains in a dignified and respectful manner, Air Force officials said. There are no plans, they said, to alert those families now. The Air Force had maintained that it could not estimate how many troops might have had their remains sent to a landfill. The practice was revealed last...
  • Air Force mishandled remains of war dead, probe finds

    11/08/2011 10:20:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/8/11 | Craig Whitlock
    Federal investigators said Tuesday they uncovered “gross mismanagement” at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary that cares for America’s war dead after whistleblowers reported horror stories of lost body parts, shoddy inventory controls and lax supervision. The former mortuary commander and two other senior officials have been disciplined – but not fired -- in response to separate investigations conducted by the Air Force Inspector General, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal agency that also received the whistleblower complaints. The grisly findings at Dover echo a similar scandal at another hallowed repository...
  • White House photo of ceremony sparks protest

    08/10/2011 7:45:06 PM PDT · by zimfam007 · 69 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 8/10/11 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    Pentagon officials had said that because 19 of 30 of the American families of the dead had objected to media coverage of the remains coming off a plane at Dover Air Force Base, no images could be taken. In addition, the Pentagon rejected media requests to take photos that showed officials at the ceremony but did not depict caskets. President Barack Obama attended the ceremony, called a "dignified transfer," for those killed in the worst single loss of the nearly 10-year war. An official White House photo of a saluting Obama was distributed to news media and published widely. It...
  • Carney: Fallen SEALS photo was controlled release

    08/10/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/11 | Charlie Spiering
    When the coffins of the fallen Navy SEALS came back to US soil, the Pentagon and the White House closed the event to the press.That's understandable. After all, the Bush administration made similar restrictions for such ceremonies, although Obama overturned the policy.The press complied as well, but when the White House released a photo yesterday of President Obama saluting the coffins at the ceremony, they raised their eyebrows.When Associated Press reporter Ben Feller asked about the photo today at the White House Press briefing, Carney answered:
  • Dover Airmen fly first C-5M to Iraq

    02/03/2010 3:40:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 755+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Chad Padgett, USAF
    2/3/2010 - DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AFNS) -- A Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew delivering over 85,000 pounds of equipment for troops supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and was the first C-5M to land in Iraq in late January. Dover AFB officials have three C-5M aircraft that have completed the operational testing phase and are about to enter the conversion phase. "It's satisfying to get the aircraft into the fight delivering much needed supplies to the troops in the field," said Lt. Col. Mike Semo, the 709th Airlift Squadron pilot and C-5M Program Office chief. The aircraft...
  • Family, friends remember Marine killed in suicide attack

    02/01/2010 7:02:32 PM PST · by ivyleaguebrat · 4 replies · 202+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2010 | Brigid Schulte
    As a boy in Frederick, Md., David Smith loved to play with his Army and G.I. Joe action figures and spent hours rescuing his older sister Kristen from all manner of imagined peril. As a young man just out of high school, Smith joined the Marine Corps, because he was moved, his friends and family said, to make a difference and put the lives of others ahead of his own. He served in Iraq in 2006 and then volunteered for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, Sgt. David Smith, 25, died of injuries suffered in a suicide bomber...
  • Rush Limbaugh calls President Obama's Dover salute a 'photo-op

    11/01/2009 6:04:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies · 2,172+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/01/2009 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    Talk radio bomb thrower Rush Limbaugh ripped President Obama Sunday for his ego, health care reform effort - and a "photo-op" with the casket of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan. "It was a photo-op precisely because he's having big-time trouble on this whole Afghanistan dithering situation," Limbaugh told "Fox News Sunday." "He can create the impression that he has all this great concern," Limbaugh charged. Obama said his overnight trip to view the returning flag-draped caskets of 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan at Dover Air Force Base Thursday will "bear on how I see" the war. He is expected...
  • President Obama Pays Respect to Fallen Troops at Dover Air Force Base (POSERS ALERT!)

    10/29/2009 3:40:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies · 3,368+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 29, 2009 6:08 AM | Jake Tapper
    DOVER, DEL. -- Earlier this year President Obama lifted the 18-year ban on media coverage of the return of fallen soldiers to Dover, a ban critics said hid the costs of war from the American people. Thursday morning President Obama -- who is weighing new strategy in Afghanistan -- saw those costs up close.
  • MSNBC Host (Lawrence O'Donnell) Slams Liz Cheney for Criticizing Obama’s Dover Salute

    10/31/2009 1:48:30 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies · 1,401+ views ^ | 10-31-09
    As O'Donnell reminded viewers, President Bush and Vice President Cheney never went to Dover Air Force Base to honor fallen soldiers returning home while they were in office.
  • Did White House pressure NYT into changing Dover story?

    10/30/2009 8:59:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies · 3,638+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 10-30-09 | Ed Morrissey
    Originally, the New York Times reported on President Barack Obama’s visit to Dover AFB and the arrival of fallen serviceman by explaining that the White House wanted Obama to be seen as concerned and aware of the sacrifices made in America’s war policies: A small contingent of reporters and photographers accompanied Mr. Obama to Dover, where he arrived at 12:34 a.m. aboard Marine One. He returned to the South Lawn of the White House at 4:45 a.m. <…> The images and the sentiment of the president’s five-hour trip to Delaware were intended by the White House to convey to the...
  • Liz Cheney Slams Obama on Dover

    10/30/2009 4:55:30 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies · 2,162+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 2009-10-30 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Brooklyn. Vinny. You're next. Hello, sir. CALLER: Hello El Rushbo, mmm, mmm, mmm. RUSH: Yeah, I love that. REPORTER: Listen, two days ago, and I only heard this once, ABC reported that President Obama did a midnight run to Dover airfield base. My first question to you is I've never heard of any other president doing that, and why would he go out to view the dead coming back from Afghanistan? I mean this seems like some kind of, look at me, I'm the president, you see how sorry I feel for our dead soldiers returning, but...
  • Liz Cheney Criticizes Obama for using Fallen Troops as a Photo Op

    10/30/2009 4:05:12 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 573+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-30-09 | Mike's America
    Rather than give the troops the reinforcements they need, Obama instead uses the dead for a photo op! What an ASS! Obama's one and only trip to the Dover Delaware Air Force Base which is the gateway for the bodies of all the nation's war dead was a photo op that almost didn't happen. 17 out of the 18 families refused their permission for the news media to cover this event. Instead of a row of coffins coming back from Afghanistan, Obama got to use only one as a prop. Readers may recall that President Bush met privately on numerous...
  • Obama Brought Media Horde to Dover; Widow Revoked Permission When Told of Obama Presence

    10/30/2009 10:36:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 86 replies · 5,249+ views
    Friday, October 24, 2009 | Kristinn
    ABC News' Pentagon correspondent Luis Martinez reports that Barack Obama brought twenty-four reporters, photographers and videographers from fourteen media outlets to Dover Air Force Base to cover his 'surprise' visit there early Thursday morning.The New York Times reported earlier that there was a "small contingent" of media at Dover. However, two dozen is a crowd, especially when vulnerable grieving families are involved.Liz Cheney is being attacked (and here) for pointing out that Obama imposed the question of media coverage on the families by his presence at Dover. Seventeen out of the eighteen families of the fifteen soldiers and three DEA...
  • Liz Cheney Slams Obama Photo-Op at Dover

    10/29/2009 8:29:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies · 4,412+ views
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Kristinn
    Former Bush State Department official Liz Cheney diplomatically slammed Barack Obama today for imposing on grieving military families by bringing the White House press corps and photographers with him to Dover Air Force Base last night to receive the bodies of 15 soldiers and 3 DEA agents killed in Afghanistan this week.Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit reported Cheney's remarks made on John Gibson's Fox radio show today. Here is a corrected version of the partial transcript posted at Gateway Pundit.Audio clip on You TubeI don't know why he went to Dover. I mean I think that clearly it is very...
  • 17 of 18 Families of the Fallen Denied Obama His Photo-Op at Dover

    10/29/2009 11:27:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 177 replies · 11,588+ views
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama was nearly denied the photo-op he traveled to Dover Air Force Base for early this morning as all but one of the military and civilian families of the fallen refused permission for the media to report on the return of their loved ones.The sole family to allow media coverage was the family of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin.According to media reports, Griffin's casket was the last to be brought off the C-17 cargo plane that carried the bodies of 15 soldiers and 3 DEA agents killed this week in Afghanistan.That is a stark contrast to the reported 60% approval...
  • Obama Visits Returning War Dead

    10/28/2009 10:05:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies · 1,240+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 28th 2009
    Obama Visits Returning War Dead JEFF ZELENY October 29, 2009 President Obama left the White House late Wednesday to take an overnight trip to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where the bodies of 18 American troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday were returning to the United States. The White House did not announce the trip in advance and kept details of the visit closely held. The president, wearing a dark suit and long overcoat, left the White House at 11:44 p.m. Also along for the trip was a small contingent of reporters and photographers who had been summoned to...