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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | ^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 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,...
  • New Iraqi recruits get a leg up

    12/30/2009 4:03:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Jarrod Chavana, USAF
    12/30/2009 - CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- More than 330 Iraqi air force recruits marched in a parade before beginning their initial basic military course Dec. 28, at Camp Taji, Iraq. Normally recruits attend the 12-week BMT course at the Iraqi Army Regional Training Center prior to reporting to the air force training school on Camp Taji for a course called BMT Top Off. However, the RTC did not have the capacity to house the recruits until January 2010. Instead of sending the recruits home, Master Sgt. Paula Gaffney, a BMT instructor and Air Force advisor, suggested they have the BMT...
  • ‘The American’: New Video Shows US Citizen in Somalia Recruiting Fighters for Holy War

    04/03/2009 10:00:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 600+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 3, 2009
    "The only reason we are staying here, away from our families, away from the cities, away from candy bars [and] all these other things is because we are waiting to meet with the enemy."
  • Young men vanish into Somalia, stirring fears of terrorist recruitment

    01/18/2009 7:27:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,326+ views ^ | January 18, 2009 | Bob Drogin
    Reporting from Minneapolis -- Tall and lean, with a wispy mustache and shy smile, 17-year-old Burhan Hassan chalked up A's last fall as a senior at Roosevelt High School, vowing to become a doctor or lawyer. After school and on weekends, he studied Islam at the nearby Abubakar As-Saddique mosque. He joined its youth group. "He wanted to go to Harvard," said his uncle Osman Ahmed. "That was his dream." Instead Hassan has gone to Somalia, the anarchic East African nation that his family fled when he was a toddler. On election day, Hassan and five other youths slipped away...
  • Feature: Al-Qaida recruits children as suicide bombers in Iraq [ Dems- China reporting this!]

    01/14/2009 2:43:43 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 4 replies · 522+ views ^ | Jan. 14,2009 | Gao Shan
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- A boy masquerading as a flower seller blew himself up last September before the house of Sheikh Imad Jassem, the joint-leader of the Sons of Iraq in Tarmiya, 25 km north of Baghdad. The boy, as young as 10 years old, had been stalking Jassem for three days before tripping on his flip-flops several meters away from his target. The bomb exploded prematurely, seriously wounding the leader. The innocent and immature young have been recruited and trained to be suicide bombers of the al-Qaida network in Iraq to attack Iraqi high-profile officials as well as...
  • The Truth About Who Are Our “Heroes”

    A report published by the Heritage Foundation refutes the picture painted by the msm that our military is made up of the poor and disadvantage who cannot find employment elsewhere. “For example, 70% of Army recruits are from families of middle or higher, almost 25%from the richest family quintile”
  • Indy Motor Speedway Salutes New Recruits

    05/18/2008 5:47:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 162+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 18, 2008 – While race car drivers sped around the track trying to bump slower competitors out of next week’s 92nd Indianapolis 500 lineup, 55 military recruits took a step to shift their lives into high gear. Mindy Andrews, right hand raised, takes the oath of enlistment from U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana during a ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Andrews was one of 55 Hoosiers to take part in the annual "Bump Day" tradition. Defense Dept. photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Coinciding with “Bump Day,” the last day...
  • The Translator Scandal Ripens

    05/05/2008 2:50:14 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 32 replies · 358+ views
    New English Review ^ | May 2008 | Jerry Gordon
    For over a year, we have been waging a relentless, nearly solitary battle in apprising the Congress and the American public about a billion dollar boondoggle and scandal: the lack of credible Arabic translators for our national security and intelligence agencies. As a result hundreds have been killed in Iraq from infiltration of our military and civilian intelligence agencies by agents of Islamist terrorists. Our FBI and CIA have been infiltrated by Muslim linguists who have successfully evaded polygraph tests and been able to pass on vital information to terror groups in the Middle East such as Hezbollah. Tens of...
  • First Recruits Enlist Using Biometric Technology

    04/18/2008 5:46:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 400+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2008 – When 20 recruits gathered yesterday at the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station to sign their enlistment contracts, none needed a pen. U.S. Army recruit Krista N. Hearne, 19, of Salisbury, Md., poses with the electronic Army enlistment contract she signed with her fingerprint as she became the first person to enlist in the U.S. military using biometric signatures. Photo by Army Lt. Col. Robert S. Larsen   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Instead, they read their contracts on a computer screen, then pressed their index fingers onto an electronic pad next to it,...
  • Detained Terrorists Reveal Al Qaeda Recruiting Process

    03/18/2008 6:04:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 577+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Seaman William Selby, USN
    WASHINGTON, March 18, 2008 – Information culled from 48 foreign fighters in custody of Multinational Force Iraq yields a profile for al Qaeda foreign terrorists, a senior military official said yesterday. When analyzed, officials found that foreign terrorists had comparable recruitment stories, including why they joined al Qaeda and what they did once they were smuggled into Iraq, said Air Force Col. Donald Bacon, chief of special operations and intelligence information for Multinational Force Iraq. Bacon spoke with online journalists and “bloggers” during a conference call. All of the captured or surrendered foreign terrorists were single men, and they averaged...