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  • ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Unconfirmed report of armed person (UNC Chapel Hill)

    12/02/2015 6:14:05 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Univ of North Carolina ^ | December 2 | Staff
    12/02/2015, 8:57 a.m. Unconfirmed report of armed person near ROTC Building / Venable Hall ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Unconfirmed report of armed person near ROTC Building / Venable Hall UNC Chapel Hill Police are investigating the report of an armed individual near the campus NROTC Building and Venable Hall. The report is unconfirmed at this time, but the campus is asked to shelter in place. Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website (alertcarolina.unc.edu) for any updates into this incident. UNC Police are asking anyone with information to call the UNC Police Department at 9-1-1 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers...
  • Yesterday Trump called Politico dishonest. Today he is spreading their Ben Carson lie.

    11/06/2015 11:58:15 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 305 replies
    Red State ^ | October 6, 2015 | southernconstitutionalist
    RedState's own Leon Wolf did a great job exposing the Politico story about Ben Carson and West Point as a lie. Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel is also churning out great information on Twitter regarding the story. I want to focus on what Donald Trump is doing with the story, however. Yesterday, November 5, Donald Trump had this to say about Politico: Look, Politico is so dishonest in so many different things. This Politico website or whatever the hell they call it, I mean, they write about me. We don't deal with them anymore because the level of dishonesty is...
  • Ben Carson Facebook Post August 13th 2015 (says he was thrilled to get offer from West Point)

    11/06/2015 11:13:07 AM PST · by springwater13 · 135 replies
    The next question is from Bill. He wanted to know if it was true that I was offered a slot at West Point after high school. Bill, that is true. I was the highest student ROTC member in Detroit and was thrilled to get an offer from West Point. But I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school. (it was all the money I had). I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me. I often wonder what might have happened had they said no.
  • Vanity - Falling for Politico and Leftist Media Smears and Distortions

    11/06/2015 9:37:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 177 replies
    11/6/15 | Self (vanity)
    I never thought I'd see the day when Freepers let the lying leftist media lead them around by the nose. I am a Cruz supporter. I also like Trump and Carson. Politico is doing a massive distortion smear on Carson, typical of the leftist media machine. They are very sophisticated at using lies and distortion and making it seem based on truth and objective analysis. If one wants to accept the leftist narrative and run with the leftist pack because it feels god, so be it. Yet don't cry when the same is done to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz,...
  • Student Punished for American Flag Tshirt

    09/17/2015 2:50:34 PM PDT · by ppaul · 42 replies
    FOX5 News ^ | September 17, 2015 | Staff
    A North Texas student was punished recently for wearing an American flag T-shirt to school. An administrator at Seagoville High School determined that the shirt violated the dress code...an administrator asked Jaegur to lift his hoodie. “Underneath that shirt, he was wearing [the American flag] shirt,” said Shelly. When Jaegur lifted his hoodie, he was sent to in-school suspension...
  • Historic Decision: Sikh Turban victory against U.S. Army

    06/13/2015 10:46:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Sikh Siyasat News ^ | 06/25/2015 | Sikh Siyasat Bureau
    A federal court ruled yesterday that a Sikh college student must be allowed to enroll in Army ROTC without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson acted in the case of Hofstra University student Iknoor Singh, who had been barred by the U.S. Army from enrolling in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program because of his religious practices. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Wow: ROTC Cadets Forced to Wear High Heels to Participate in Feminist Consciousness-Raising

    04/21/2015 3:22:04 PM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 21, 2015 | Ace
    So. Are we done now? And they were forced to do this, many commenters claimed: "They were threatened with negative counselling statements and OERs if they didn’t participate. It was pretty much" do this or we’ll kill your career before it even starts.'" "Someone head to IG with this? Pretty sure this was a forced activity." "Worthless ROTC commanders need to get booted for this incompetence. As a combat vet this sickens me and is a setback for women in the military." I blame the high command of the armed forces. There should be rampant resignations over Obama's maladministration --...
  • The Footwear Cadets Were Allegedly Forced to Wear During Political Event March Has Sparked an Uproar

    04/20/2015 5:35:33 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 154 replies
    IJReview ^ | April 20, 2015 | Juan Leon
    Making the general public aware about tough issues that need addressing is obviously a good thing. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about doing it. A Reddit post supposedly containing a message from the cellphone of a cadet has raised questions concerning an allegedly mandatory ROTC event. In the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, cadets were required to wear high heels and march to “raise awareness of sexual assault against women.”
  • Veterans Honored Off Campus

    11/12/2014 6:51:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    This week Americans honor military veterans. On America’s college campuses, the attitude towards them is more ambivalent, at least when their presence on them is compared to their visibility in the rest of America. For one thing, not every campus is closed for Veterans Day. To be sure, many businesses stay open upon that day as well. Moreover, as the Veteran’s Administration web site notes, “there is no legal requirement that schools close on Veterans Day.” Nevertheless, veterans on campus are few and far between. With the possible exception of Troy University, you will find few colleges and universities on...
  • Figures. Eric Holder Participated in Armed Takeover of ROTC Office

    09/22/2014 9:54:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/21/14 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-American radical participated in armed takeover of ROTC office–Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder took part in a five-day armed occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters as a freshman at Columbia University.Charles Johnson and Ryan Girdusky reported this at The Daily Caller: As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler...
  • Boston Marathon bans bags, bandit runners, military marchers

    02/26/2014 8:28:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 26, 2014 | Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
    The Boston Athletic Association has indicated it will crack down on bandit runners and even ROTC marchers who don’t have registration numbers, according to an email released today that also bans participants from bringing bags to this year’s Boston Marathon as part of higher security measures following the 2013 bombings. “This really is the year they need to avoid the Boston Marathon,” BAA spokesman Marc Davis said about bandits and military marchers. “With an already large field, it is just not the year to run if you’re not registered. We’re asking unregistered runners to just stand on the sidelines and...
  • Eric Holder as a college student,participated in ‘armed’ takeover .... ROTC office

    05/25/2013 8:59:08 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    American Freedom by Barbara ^ | September 30, 2012 | Barbara
    As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed...
  • Former CIA Director, General David Petraeus Joins USC Faculty

    05/02/2013 7:00:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 2, 2013 6:50 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Retired General and former CIA Director David Petraeus will teach part-time and mentor ROTC members at the University of Southern California, the school announced Thursday. Petraeus, who resigned as head of the CIA last year after confessing to an extramarital affair, will begin at the university this fall. “He embodies all the noble qualities of our founder along with a fearless commitment to excellence. His presence will have a profound impact on our students across many disciplines,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said in a press release. Petraeus, 60, earned a PhD in international relations...
  • President Obama booed during Clemson game

    10/24/2012 10:20:59 AM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    WYFF ^ | 10/24/12 | Staff
    The president of Clemson University is chastising those who booed President Barack Obama during the college’s Military Appreciation Day at last weekend's game. During the university’s annual event that was held this year during the Clemson vs. Virginia Tech game on Saturday, a ceremony was held to induct ROTC cadets into the military. The ceremony was disrupted by booing from some fans in the stands. In an email with the subject line, “Dear Clemson Family: Focus on Positive Dialogue and a Civil Discourse,” Clemson University president James Barker addressed the behavior at the football game.
  • As college student, Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of Columbia University ROTC office

    10/01/2012 1:58:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 30, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson and Ryan Girdusky
    As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon. Holder was then among the leaders...
  • Student Politics and the University

    08/26/2012 8:42:42 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 1 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 1969 | Nathan Glazer
    Student Politics and the University "The university now suffers from the consequences of an untempered and irrational attack on American society, government, and university, one to which we as academics have contributed, and on which we have failed to give much light" ... I agree with the SDS that the issues should have been discussed—ROTC, campus expansion, black demands. But more than that should have been discussed. The reasons SDS had raised the issues should have been discussed. The basic analysis they present of society and government should have been discussed. The consequences of their analysis and the actions they...
  • Stanford Faculty Senate votes to invite back ROTC

    04/28/2011 9:44:03 PM PDT · by quantim · 6 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Apr 29, 12:24 AM EDT | No author
    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford University's faculty voted Thursday to invite ROTC back to campus, nearly 40 years after the military program was barred from campus amid strong anti-war sentiments and anger over the military's ban on gays and lesbians. The Faculty Senate approved the move by a 28-9 vote, about a week after a campus committee recommended reinstating the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, Stanford spokeswoman Lisa Lapin said. The approval came with an addendum voicing opposition to the military's policy of excluding transgender and medically disabled individuals from serving.
  • Sen. John Kerry urges Yale to follow Harvard's lead, welcome ROTC back to campus

    03/04/2011 4:51:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 12 replies
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Sen. John Kerry called on Yale University to follow Harvard's lead Friday and welcome the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to the Ivy League campus. Kerry, a Yale alumnus, wrote in a letter to the university's president that the breakthrough at Harvard is important in moving past a "difficult era" when many elite schools turned away ROTC to protest the now defunct ban on gays serving openly in the military. "As an alumnus whose life and values were in part shaped both by Yale, and by my service in the United States Navy, I would...
  • An Ivy League Welcome

    02/26/2011 6:36:46 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | February 26th, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Columbia University officials have been considering reinstating ROTC chapters, lifting a ban against the program since 1969. The faculty, with less courage than a Wisconsin Democrat, decided to poll the opinion of the students to see if they would accept a ROTC detachment to pollute their denizen of liberal indoctrination. During a campus town hall meeting students were permitted to express their opinion about allowing ROTC to return to Columbia. Anthony Maschek, a freshmen addressed the crowd and told them some truths that never seems to make it pass the Ivy façade called higher education. He was for the reinstatement...
  • EDITORIAL: Blind hatred of the ROTC ban--Campus lefties bite the hand that defends them

    02/22/2011 4:44:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2011 | Editorial
    Former U.S. ArmyStaff Sgt. Anthony Maschek last week received an unfitting welcome at a town-hall meeting at Columbia University. The Iraq-War-veteran-turned-college-freshman was heckled, mocked and inexplicably called a “racist” during a forum convened to discuss reinstatement of ROTC on campus 43 years after the program’s expulsion. The university gave Iran‘s Islamic strongman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a warmer welcome than this young man who shed his blood to serve his country. Mr. Maschek uses a wheelchair to get around as a result of being shot 11 times in combat. Yet Columbia‘s leftists, blinded by their anti-war fervor, refused this disabled veteran even...
  • ROTC at Stanford

    01/23/2011 12:06:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies · 1+ views
    MercuryNews.com ^ | 01/22/2011
    There has been discussion of returning ROTC to Stanford University. The following is a letter to the editor in today's San Jose Mercury opposing it ROTC still does not belong at Stanford Contrary to Lisa Krieger's assertion (Page 1A, Jan. 20), discrimination against gays was never a reason for booting ROTC from Stanford. The real reason was (quoting the present committee's notes) "The majority (of the 1968-69 Ad Hoc Committee on ROTC) felt that the personal conduct standards of the three services 'can seriously limit the student's free participation in all facets of intellectual inquiry and legal political activity.'" It...
  • No Break for ROTC

    01/21/2011 11:10:10 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 21, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Washington insiders who hoped that the repeal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the military would encourage colleges to allow ROTC back on their campuses are very likely to see their hopes dashed yet again. “Several student organizations have launched a new campaign against the return of ROTC to college campuses in light of the repeal of DADT due to their policy of discrimination towards transgender service members,” Alok Vaid-Menon of the National Marriage Boycott states. “The National Marriage Boycott, the largest national youth-led LGBT rights organization, has called for youth activists on college campuses that include gender identity...
  • Coleman McCarthy's Military Contribution

    01/03/2011 4:57:07 AM PST · by scottfactor · 1 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 01/03/2011 | Scott Factor
    Well, it’s back to work and back to writing about conservative values on my blog. All of this Christmas holiday cheer and food has caused me to gain a few pounds and have more than one case of indigestion. Many people are suffering from poor eating decisions during this special time of year, resulting in soaring sales of products such as Pepto Bismol to help with such things. Such is the case that during a recent trip to go shopping…or shall I say, “Returning”…I was in the men’s room when one of the many shoppers in that facility had a...
  • 'Don't ask, don't tell' has been repealed. ROTC still shouldn't be on campus (BARF alert)

    12/30/2010 2:48:01 PM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies · 55+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/30/2010 | Colman McCarthy
    Now that asking and telling has ceased to be problematic in military circles, ROTC has resurfaced as a national issue: Will universities such as Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League schools be opened to Reserve Officers' Training Corps since colleges can no longer can argue that the military is biased against gays and therefore not welcome? The debate reminds me of an interview I conducted over parents' weekend at the University of Notre Dame in 1989. I sat down with Theodore Hesburgh, the priest who had retired two years earlier after serving 35 years as the university's president... [Snip] I...
  • Fight fiercely, Harvard!

    12/26/2010 6:13:22 AM PST · by Saije · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Ny Post ^ | 12/26/2010 | Kyle Smith
    If we can allow gays to serve openly in the military, can we imagine the idea of a fighting force that is welcoming to members of an even more reviled and misunderstood minority — Ivy Leaguers? Yes, apparently. As Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was being repealed, the presidents of Harvard, Yale and several other elite universities practically tripped over one another while racing to the microphone to salute the idea of ROTC students marching across their leafy quads. (Some top schools, such as Princeton, always maintained on-campus ROTC.) If the celebrated universities that have been less than welcoming to the...
  • Academia Welcomes Rainbow ROTC

    12/22/2010 8:03:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Now that the President is poised to sign the repeal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the U. S. military, academics are prepared to welcome the armed forces they have banned from their campuses with open arms, at least metaphorically. San Francisco State University political scientist Aaron Belkin will actually be at the White House signing ceremony, according to Renna Communications. Meanwhile, Harvard is letting the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) come back to Cambridge. Harvard deans evicted ROTC during the Vietnam War.
  • After 4 decades, Harvard pens door to ROTC

    12/21/2010 9:48:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/21/10 | Tracy Jan
    Harvard University will welcome ROTC back to campus now that Congress has repealed a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, university president Drew Faust said.The move will end a four-decade standoff between one of the nation’s most prestigious universities and its armed forces. The tension began over the Vietnam War and continued in recent years as university administrators, faculty, and students objected to what they saw as discrimination against gays and lesbians.
  • Police release more details about shooting (Cops kill 17 y.o. in his home over noise complaint)

    09/05/2010 11:31:51 AM PDT · by conimbricenses · 40 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | September 5, 2010
    EXCERPTS: Kimberly Sipes said her reaction to the statement about the officer hearing a shot fired is “bull-” (expletive deleted). “I was sitting right there,” Sipes said, “not even 10 to 15 feet away, and I did not hear one shot then a pause for somebody to shoot another gun. It was automatic, all at one time. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam.” Sipes said the rifle her son held was his first gun, a gift from someone. She said she watched her son carefully as he opened the door because she was worried about his safety. Sipes said that from...
  • National Service Corps & Automatic Enlistment For Freshmen

    08/27/2010 5:06:36 AM PDT · by unspun · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 27, 2010 | Janet Smiles
    Reported at TheSunNews.comWelcome to high school. Now drop and give me 50. The entire freshman class at Carvers Bay High School has been automatically enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, a military-sponsored program that trains high school students in military discipline and concepts. Principal Richard Neal, a Navy veteran, said the school's Marine Corps JROTC class is fulfilling the student's physical education requirement and is part of the school's Ninth Grade Academy. But Charles Holloway, the parent of a freshman student at Carvers Bay, said he did not want his son in that program and when he...
  • John McCain: I'm Voting Against Elena Kagan

    07/08/2010 4:50:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-07-07 | Brian Montopoli
    Sen. John McCain has announced that he will vote no on confirming Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan, citing her handling of the military recruiting as dean of Harvard Law School.
  • Kagan insists she didn't block military at Harvard

    06/29/2010 1:48:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2010 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan clashed Tuesday with a Republican senator over the limits she ordered on military recruiters while dean of Harvard Law School, repeatedly denying she blocked them as she sought to deflect foes' efforts to slow her apparently smooth road to confirmation.
  • Marine Says He Faces Termination for Refusing to Pay Teacher's Union Fee

    06/09/2010 12:34:31 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies · 26+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 06/10/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    retired U.S. Marine who runs a Massachusetts high school's ROTC program says he faces termination if he doesn't pay a $500 union fee by next week, a levy he refuses to pay because he already receives medical and dental benefits from the military.
  • College Student May Owe ROTC $80,000 After Coming Out as Lesbian [Will Obama Enforce The Law?]

    05/15/2010 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1,074+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 15th 2010
    May 15, 2010 College Student May Owe ROTC $80,000 After Coming Out as Lesbian A student who received a full-ride ROTC scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may now owe the Army nearly $80,000 for the money it put toward her tuition and books after coming out as a lesbian. Sara Isaacson was notified in March that she was being discharged for violating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” after informing the head of the university’s ROTC program of her sexual orientation in a formal memo, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported. Along with the notice was a...

    05/10/2010 6:53:05 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies · 259+ views
    self | May 10, 2010 | swampsniper
    The ROTC seniors turned over command to next years graduates tonight, Freeper grandson Gerry just kept coming by and piling awards in his momma's lap! I've got 200 pics to cull and process and get online, I tried to get at least one shot of everyone. It was a fast paced ceremony, I overheated my flash unit and had to wait until it cooled.The Special Forces are after him now, he sure isn't one of those fat kids they talk about. It's up to him now, for sure.
  • New light shed on Kent State killings--Shots fired at Guard, declassified files indicate

    05/03/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 203 replies · 5,344+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2010 | James Rosen
    Previously undisclosed FBI documents suggest that the Kent State antiwar protests were more meticulously planned than originally thought and that one or more gunshots may have been fired at embattled Ohio National Guardsmen before their killings of four students and woundings of at least nine others on that searing day in May 1970. As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State antiwar protests Tuesday, a review of hundreds of previously unpublished investigative reports sheds a new — and very different — light on the tragic episode. The upheaval that enveloped the northeastern Ohio campus actually began three...
  • Face of Defense: Lieutenant Gives Back to College

    04/26/2010 6:06:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 186+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Airman 1st Class Christopher Gross, USAF
    ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska, April 26, 2010 – The commander of the 3rd Comptroller Squadron Financial Management Flight here has provided a $750 scholarship to the University of Alaska Anchorage's ROTC program. Air Force 1st Lt. Christina Geller presented her first check for the scholarship April 23 at the ROTC's leadership lab. The lieutenant said she wanted to give back to the school that had helped to kick off her career. An Anchorage native, Geller started UAA's ROTC program in May 2004. She graduated in 2006, and then was assigned here. She said she plans to continue the scholarship...
  • Harvard may end 40-year ROTC ban

    02/28/2010 10:43:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 929+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 1, 2010 | Jay Fitzgerald
    Harvard University’s decades-old ROTC ban on campus may soon be a thing of the past, some students and faculty members say. While Harvard announced last week that it’s taking part in a new “mentoring program” for returning veterans trying to establish civilian careers, the buzz on campus is how much longer Harvard’s Vietnam-era ban on ROTC can last. The ban’s future appears to hinge on whether President Obama and Congress abolish the military’s “don’t ask/don’t tell” policy toward gays serving in the armed services. If the controversial policy’s days are numbered, then so is the ROTC ban at Harvard -...

    01/28/2010 8:03:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies · 441+ views
    self | Jan 28, 2010 | swampsniper
    My grandson Gerry, on the left, has the job of drill training and keeping the drill team in top notch shape at St. Augustine High. He even sounds like a drill Sgt, LOL. He has grown from a kid to a fine young man so fast it is scary.He will graduate this year.

    12/03/2009 3:36:24 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies · 323+ views
    SWAMPSNIPER PRESS ^ | DECEMBER 03, 2009 | swampsniper
    The St. Augustine High School JROTC is leading the Christmas parade on Saturday. Today was the last chance to practice. This is my grandson drilling some of the troops. His patience is amazing, they keep recruiting people with two left feet! I forgot that the mic would pick up the radio program, that's the Paul Porter Show in the background. Paul is our local Patriot talk show host. CLICK THE RED LINK
  • Virginia Tech confirms Texas shooting suspect's enrollment

    11/06/2009 8:40:26 AM PST · by ClayinVA · 27 replies · 982+ views
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 11/6/09 | Roanoke Times
    Virginia Tech this morning confirmed that Fort Hood shooting suspect Nadal Malik Hasan graduated from the university in 1995. Here's the full news release. Virginia Tech has confirmed with the United States Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Va., that the alleged shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, once attended Virginia Tech. According to Virginia Tech records, Nidal Malik Hasan first enrolled at Virginia Tech for Summer Session II in 1992, and completed coursework in Spring Semester 1995. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in biochemistry from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He minored in biology...
  • Hasan Graduated From Virginia Tech

    11/06/2009 12:58:37 AM PST · by America2012 · 28 replies · 1,521+ views
    Daily Press ^ | 11/06/2009 | AP/DailyPress
    WASHINGTON — Military officials say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected shooter at Fort Hood, was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The Virginia-born soldier is single with no children. He is 39 years old. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 1997. At Walter Reed, he did an internship, residency and a fellowship.
  • Jihad at Fort Hood? Shooter: Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan

    11/05/2009 3:07:55 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 102 replies · 5,415+ views
    http://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | November 5, 2009 | Marisol
    Jihad at Fort Hood? Shooter: Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan - Jihad Watch via kwout
  • Suspected shooter got poor evaluation

    11/05/2009 4:16:45 PM PST · by FromLori · 137 replies · 5,235+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/5/09
    Military officials say the suspected shooter at Fort Hood was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before being transferred to the Texas base in July. The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because military records are confidential. The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He was 39 years old. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor's degree in...
  • ROTC’s ranks surge with new recruits

    09/26/2009 10:44:35 PM PDT · by Saije · 9 replies · 928+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/27/2009 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Chris Higgins, 21, an upbeat Harvard University junior, is a social studies major who has worked at an orphanage in Uganda and backpacked around China while learning Mandarin. He is also a master sergeant in the Army ROTC, an officer-in-the-making who has spent weekends firing an M-16, rappelling, and honing land-navigation skills while many classmates are launching a blitz on the college social scene. “I have a mission,’’ said Higgins, a native of East Setauket, N.Y. That mission - to serve the country and gain leadership experience - is shared by a sharply growing number of American undergraduates, who have...

    09/19/2009 3:03:35 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies · 1,171+ views
    self | Sept. 19, 2009 | swampsniper
    St. Augustine High School hosted a regional JROTC drill competition today. Grandson Gerry rolled me out of the sack at 6AM and off we went. Why we had to leave so early is beyond me, nothing started until about 9AM, but since the army was running things you just got to follow orders! I couldn't get the right angle on the Sun but managed to catch some of the action. I headed out just after 10AM to chase some critters, Gerry was there for the day. I'm trying to calibrate a new monitor, some pics may be light or dark...
  • Obama Administration Looks to Colleges for Future Spies

    06/20/2009 8:37:47 AM PDT · by joesjane · 36 replies · 1,334+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/20/2009 | Walter Pincus
    To the list of collegiate types -- nerds, jocks, Greeks -- add one more: spies in training. The government is hoping they'll be hard to spot. The Obama administration has proposed the creation of an intelligence officer training program in colleges and universities that would function much like the Reserve Officers' Training Corps run by the military services. The idea is to create a stream "of first- and second-generation Americans, who already have critical language and cultural knowledge, and prepare them for careers in the intelligence agencies," according to a description sent to Congress by Director of National Intelligence Dennis...
  • Virginia Tech Commander Speaks at Republican Convention

    06/01/2009 11:25:41 AM PDT · by WayneH · 31 replies · 2,217+ views
    You Tube ^ | 31 May 2009 | Adnan Barqawi
    This is a tremendous speech by a young republican at the state Republican convention in Richmond, Virginia. The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_0L2ZJAvQ for part one. Part two is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zejvNWt65VI&feature=related
  • Cadet Colonel Adnan Barqawi:"Impossible is Nothing..." (Best Speech I've heard in a long time)

    05/31/2009 10:32:08 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 27 replies · 2,669+ views
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org/ ^ | May 31,2009 | www.rpvnetwork.org
    The Best Speech of the Virginia GOP Convention. Cadet Colonel Adnan Barqawi:"Impossible is Nothing..." Click here for the video Cadet Colonel Adnan Barqawi "Impossible is Nothing"We had so many speakers at the Virginia Convention, we had Mitt Romney, Sean Hannity and a slate of Virginia representatives but it was not one of them that claimed the day. It was Cadet Colonel Adnan Barqawi, a new citizen and descendent of Palestinian refugees born in Kuwait, who brought the house down with his speech given from the heart with a clear love of his new country and its founding principles. His success...
  • EDITORIAL: The Long Crimson Line

    04/20/2009 10:23:51 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 1 replies · 333+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Apr 19, 2009
    Harvard is open to just about anything, but for 40 years it has been closed to the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. That's about to change. Gen. David H. Petraeus will be the featured speaker at this year's ROTC commissioning ceremony at Harvard University, marking a step in Harvard's reclaiming of its honored tradition of service to the country. ....There are about three dozen Harvard students in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), but the program is officially unrecognized. Students get no credit for military-science classes, and course work and drills are held at the nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology .....The...
  • Why We Should Get Rid of West Point

    04/19/2009 12:22:35 PM PDT · by Radix · 87 replies · 2,558+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2009 | Thomas E. Ricks
    <p>Want to trim the federal budget and improve the military at the same time? Shut down West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy, and use some of the savings to expand ROTC scholarships.</p> <p>After covering the U.S. military for nearly two decades, I've concluded that graduates of the service academies don't stand out compared to other officers. Yet producing them is more than twice as expensive as taking in graduates of civilian schools ($300,000 per West Point product vs. $130,000 for ROTC student). On top of the economic advantage, I've been told by some commanders that they prefer officers who come out of ROTC programs, because they tend to be better educated and less cynical about the military.</p>