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  • First Woman to Join Marines as Infantry Officer

    09/21/2017 9:28:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 21, 2017 | Danielle Haynes
    For the first time in its 250-year history, a woman will be joining the ranks of the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, the U.S. military said Thursday. The lieutenant, whose name was not revealed, is expected to graduate from the grueling, 13-week infantry officer course Monday, the training center said in a statement released to The Washington Post. ABC News confirmed the historic first. Three dozen women have attempted to complete the course, and all but one have failed. About 25 percent of all trainees do not complete the course. The Pentagon opened up all ground combat roles in...
  • The military is building a case to block transgender applicants — at least for now

    06/01/2017 4:16:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies | June 1, 2017 | Andrew deGrandpre and David Larter
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  • Navy secretary defends his unusual picks for ship names

    09/14/2016 6:12:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Mcdermott
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has raised a few eyebrows with some of the names he has picked for naval ships. Why, critics questioned, would he name a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk or after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when there are plenty of military heroes to choose from?
  • Gohmert: McCain's comments hurt morale of US military

    02/09/2017 1:50:29 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2017 | Fox News
    Feb. 09, 2017 - 2:53 - Texas congressman weighs in on 'America's News HQ'
  • Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

    05/01/2016 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies ^ | April 30, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We all have cracked jokes about the United States Postal Service, especially about their workers “going postal.” Most postal workers you’ve encountered are probably lethargic, short-tempered, half-asleep, or just plain rude. Well, that could be due to their work environment. These people are miserable, which is what the USPS painfully discovered when they gave Gallup to conduct this survey at the cost of $1.8 million (via Inside Sources):The topline results were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request after the USPS declined to provide the data to InsideSources when asked in January. Postal workers reported strong job dissatisfaction, and...
  • US general says we could be screwed in a war against China or Russia

    03/16/2016 7:36:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 16, 2016
    The Army’s top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley ... a “great power war” against one or two of four countries – China, Russia, Iran and North Korea – .. the Army’s readiness is not at a level that is appropriate for what the American people expect to defend them.
  • Cruz: Obama ‘More Interested in Promoting Homosexuality in the Military Than He Is in Defeating...

    12/09/2015 1:46:47 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cruz: Obama 'More Interested in Promoting Homosexuality in the Military Than He Is in Defeating Our Enemy'Morale in the U.S. military has “plummeted” in recent years because President Barack Obama “doesn’t support our soldiers,” won’t even name the enemy “radical Islamic terrorism,” and is “more interested in promoting homosexuality in the military” than in “defeating our enemy,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).During a conference call with Bishop E.W. Jackson of the National Emergency Coalition (NEC), Senator Cruz said, “You look at the military and one of the things we’ve seen is morale in the military under the Obama administration has...
  • Army Gen: Obama Is Destroying Military From Within

    10/24/2015 10:06:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    Downtrend ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2015 | ROBERT GEHL
    President Obama is trying to destroy America’s military from within and it’s not an accident. These are the words of Army Maj. Gen. Robert Dees. Dees said it’s all part of a massive “social engineering” experiment and the end result will destroy the nation’s ability to defend itself. “Not only are we losing physical readiness to fight, we have to fix the problem of moral readiness,” he said on a panel chaired by Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (US Army-Ret.). “I think the moral readiness of our forces is even more important than the physical readiness, which is very low,” Dees...
  • Why Can’t the Secretary of the Army be a Veteran?

    09/25/2015 6:16:12 PM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept. 23, 2015 | Aaron MacLean
    Looking at the results you would think the results of the Military Times survey of troop morale couldn’t possibly be accurate. Released last December, the numbers were brutal. In response to the statement, “The senior military leadership has my best interests at heart,” only 17% agreed, down from 53% in a previous survey conducted in 2009. As for, “Overall officers in the military are good or excellent,” only 39% agreed, down from 78% in the 2009 survey.
  • Another Good Man Calling It Quits on USA Army - Obama killing morale

    09/17/2015 7:24:41 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 24 replies
    Ann Barnhardt ^ | 09/15/2015 | Ann Barnhardt         09/15/2015 A Letter From Another Good Man Calling It Quits on the Former USA and the Army (Just over the transom… Emphases mine.) Dear Ann, In response to your post “There Must Be A Reckoning” I can only say that I am also one of those who have failed to do justice. I have kept hoping that someone somewhere would notice what was going on and put a stop to it. I have also had the despairing thought of “what can I do about it? I am just one man.” I spoke with my new Battalion commander this weekend...
  • Army is breaking, let down by Washington

    08/03/2015 8:33:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 45 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Robert H. Scales
    Last month, Gen. Ray Odierno, outgoing Army chief of staff, and Gen. Mark Milley, his successor, testified to the difficulties faced by the Army. I’d like to make the same points by telling a story. **********snip************ The Obama administration just announced a 40,000 reduction in the Army’s ranks. But the numbers don’t begin to tell the tale. Soldiers stay in the Army because they love to go into the field and train; Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently said that the Army will not have enough money for most soldiers to train above the squad level this year. Soldiers need to...
  • Jeb Bush: I’m ‘Fine’ With Transgender Soldiers if Morale Is Unaffected

    07/18/2015 10:21:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he's "fine" with transgender people openly serving in the military – as long as it doesn't compromise morale, Yahoo News reports. Bush's view – echoing that of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Washington Post has reported – marks the first time he has commented on the issue. And it comes in the wake of the Defense Department decision this week to issue two directives bringing the Pentagon closer to rescinding its ban on open service by transgender people. Carter ordered a 6-month review to examine how allowing transgenders to serve openly in the military...
  • Combat Ship Christened for Former Congresswoman, Gun-Control Advocate Giffords

    06/11/2015 9:56:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    pjmedia ^ | June 11, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Defense Department is naming a combat ship after former congresswoman and gun-control advocate Gabrille Giffords this weekend. Giffords was shot in the head at a constituent meet and greet during her third term. She resigned from Congress in 2012 to focus on her recovery, and started a gun-control PAC called Americans for Responsible Solutions in 2013. She and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have also advocated for gun-control measures in congressional testimony. The Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship will be christened USS Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday in Mobile, Ala. “The christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords marks the...
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/12/2015 8:50:40 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 100 replies ^ | 5/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told TheDC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets.
  • Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says

    01/05/2015 9:46:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    thedailybeast ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Dave Majumda
    Too many missions and too few pilots are threatening the ‘readiness and combat capability’ of America’s unmanned Air Force, according to an internal memo. The U.S. Air Force’s fleet of drones is being strained to the “breaking point,” according to senior military officials and an internal service memo acquired by The Daily Beast. And it’s happening right when the unmanned aircraft are most needed to fight ISIS. The Air Force has enough MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones. It just doesn’t have the manpower to operate those machines. The Air Force’s situation is so dire that Air Combat Command (ACC),...
  • Exclusive–Jerry Boykin: Generals Should Resign to Protest Obama's Misuse of Military

    11/13/2014 10:11:20 AM PST · by kimtom · 15 replies ^ | 12 Nov 2014 | Jerry Boykin
    A new survey finds only 26 percent of those in the military community approve of the performance of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But the blame for this low approval rating extends higher up the chain of command. Retired Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the latest former Obama loyalist to write a tell-all exposé, knows this all too well. In his memoir, Panetta describes how he warned the President (to no avail) that allowing Iraq to slide into violence would create “a new haven for terrorists to plot attacks against the U.S.” This revelation should come as no surprise, but regrettably,...
  • Navy sailors distrust commanders, fear crippling political correctness

    10/01/2014 9:20:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 10/1/2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Navy sailors harbor “widespread mistrust” in the admirals who command them, complaining of poor leadership and a disciplinary environment that tolerates absolutely no mistakes, says a survey of the fleet. The disgruntlement runs deepest in the officer corps, where scores of commanders have been relieved of duty in recent years.
  • Hamas is Getting Trounced

    07/25/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Reports out of Gaza have the IDF finding a surprising level of sophistication and breadth of scale in the Hamas tunnel network... besides getting them under the border for rocket launches against Israeli territory, the system connected the mosques, schools, and such that the terror-government uses to shuttle around weapons, terrorists, and supplies... Alas, the Israeli Defense Force is proving a bit too much for these Jihadi boneheads to deal with on the battlefield: Hamas morale is reportedly already in the toilet, and recent raids find no terrorist/fighters left attempting to hold the position... they leave their weapons behind...
  • 2.5 percent salary cut for state employees could become permanent

    05/05/2013 9:27:07 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 1:13 p.m | By Andrew Doughman (contact)
    State and university employees may see a temporary 2.5 percent salary reduction solidified into a permanent pay cut. Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget director Jeff Mohlenkamp told a legislative committee Saturday that the administration may amend a bill to make those salary reductions permanent. As written now, Senate Bill 483 extends current 2.5 percent salary reductions until June 30, 2015, at which time they’d go away and employees would get 2.5 percent of their salaries back. “We would seek to modify that bill to make the pay cut permanent, and then we would make the affirmative decision to restore the pay...
  • Fireworks erupt between Sessions, Napolitano over morale of ICE agents during Senate hearing [VIDEO]

    04/23/2013 12:18:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/13 | Jeff Poor
    During a Senate hearing on immigration reform Tuesday, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had a testy back-and-forth over the performance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Sessions challenged Napolitano on whether she had met with leader of the ICE employees’ union in the wake of reports of low morale among ICE agents. Napolitano replied that she had not. “I think you should have met with them,” Sessions said. “I think there’s a real problem there. We have a very real problem. In December of 2012, a few months ago, a survey of federal...