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  • Christian soldier says Army forced him to go to transgender training

    06/27/2017 2:47:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 06/26/2017 | Sonny Hernandez
    Exclusive: Chaplain Sonny Hernandez declares, 'Persecution is here!' On June 30, 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that transgender individuals will be allowed to openly serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. As a result, the Department of Defense has directed commanders to conduct face-to-face “transgender awareness” training for all military members and civilians who supervise military personnel. So far, the DOD has provided medical protocol and constructed a commander’s training handbook to ensure homosexual service members that they may begin to change their gender markers in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System, or DEERS. If homosexual service members are afforded the...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Lawyers Likely to Cite Trump in His Defense

    02/13/2017 10:28:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | February 13, 2017
    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. -- Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try Monday to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy because of highly charged statements made by President Trump. The pretrial hearing before a military judge at Fort Bragg is expected to focus on statements Mr. Trump made during the presidential campaign. Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in April and could face a life sentence if convicted of misbehavior before the enemy. He is accused of endangering the lives of soldiers who searched for him after he...
  • Navy investigating second sailor who refused to stand for national anthem

    09/25/2016 6:54:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 25, 2016 | BPR Wire
    Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin is currently facing potential administrative action for failing to show respect to America’s national symbols, Military.com reports. According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman spokesman Bill Doughty, Ervin would not stand for the national anthem while in full uniform Sept. 19.. .. “On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans,” Ervin wrote in a Facebook post. “I will gladly stand again, when ALL...
  • Navy may discipline sailor for pulling a Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 6:10:26 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/8/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    A sailor who refused to stand for morning colors may now face administrative action, Military.com reported late Wednesday. Naval Education and Training Command spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows did not detail the specific actions the Navy is taking against the young, African-American sailor. The young woman is training at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to continue training with her class. She sailor posted an eight-minute video to Facebook late last month explaining why she was following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by not standing during the national anthem....
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • High Military Court Will Decide Case of Marine Punished for Bible Verse

    11/28/2015 6:58:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/28/15 | Loredana Vuoto
    Charlotte, N.C., Nov 28, 2015 / 06:13 am (CNA).- The highest U.S. military court will hear the case of a Marine who says her religious freedom was compromised when she was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her work station. In May 2013, Lance Corporal (LCpl) Monifa Sterling refused to follow a superior's order to remove a Bible verse from her workspace. In ruling on the case earlier this year, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals sided against Sterling, saying that significant damage could be caused by forcing military employees to work in the presence of a...
  • Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl

    10/10/2015 5:51:39 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 47 replies
    AP via Dallas News ^ | 10 October 2015 | --
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday. Defense attorney Eugene Fidell said Lt. Col. Mark Visger has decided Bergdahl’s case should go to a military system similar to civilian courts that handle misdemeanor charges. It limits the maximum punishment to reduction of rank, a bad conduct discharge and a short jail term, though that isn’t being sought, Fidell said. ... Paul Boyce, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s Force Command, released...
  • News conference to begin shortly on Bergdahl charges

    03/25/2015 12:27:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    He will be charged with desertion among other charges.
  • The Bergdahl Fiasco

    03/25/2015 9:54:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2015 | Jonathan Keiler
    The languishing case of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl continues to raise serious questions about whether the Obama administration is illegally influencing the military justice system. It would not be the first time either, as Obama’s political views on Islam clearly prejudiced and dragged out the prosecution of former Major Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood terrorist. Both cases bear the marks of improper “command influence” on the military. This is most clearly evident in the tormented and confusing delays in processing both cases, reflective of the Army’s struggle to maintain at least a veneer of objectivity, while marching to Obama’s tune....
  • Lt. Lorance Gets 19 Years at Leavenworth because He defended his Troops against Jihadists

    01/23/2015 4:21:16 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 35 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/22/2015 | Tim Brown
    First Lieutenant Clint Lorance never imagined that following the rule of engagement to save not only his life, but the lives of his fellow soldiers against Islamic enemies would result in him spending nearly two decades in prison. But it did. Lorance, 30, had been trained to make split-second decisions and his training culminated in a real-life scenario in July 2012 when he and his squad were on a foot patrol in southern Afghanistan. He had just been made Platoon Leader after his predecessor had been severely wounded. At that time, Lorance led his troops into a Taliban-infested territory, where...
  • When The Enemy of The States is The State

    11/27/2014 1:55:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Diana West
    When St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch explained that some exonerating testimony in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, came from several African-American eyewitnesses who described Brown as having charged police officer Darren Wilson before he fired the fatal shots, it was a powerful moment. Such testimony was consistent with physical evidence establishing that Wilson had not fired at Brown's back as repeatedly and poisonously alleged. Indeed, it would seem that the aggressor in this fatal encounter was not Wilson, but rather Brown. According to evidence the grand jury sifted and assessed, it seems that Wilson...
  • Released AWOL Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Idaho Homecoming Event Lines-Up List of Corporate Sponsors ...

    06/03/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    BringBoweBack2014.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Bowe Is Back 2014
    The following is a listing of corporate sponsors supporting the homecoming of the self-professed America hating Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was traded for five top Taliban terrorists by President Barack Hussein Obama ... From BringBoweBack2014.com website: Sponsors Thank you to all our sponsors. The City of Hailey The Hailey Police Department The Hailey Chamber of Commerce Luke’s pharmacy Wood River Motors Silver Creek Ford Sun Valley Aminal Center Wayne Willich and Friends Brennans Carpet Hailey Auto Exchange Candace Ireland Insurance The Snow Bunny Tim Jeneson Insurance Valley Paint & Floor Mountain Lifestyles Property Services, Inc. Wood River Insurance Copy And...
  • Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion problem

    06/01/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | May 31, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Flashback: A reminder about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion problem By Michelle Malkin • May 31, 2014 08:51 PM While many people jumped aboard the Bowe Bergdahl bandwagon, I was not one of them. His release today in exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been in custody at Gitmo underscores troubling questions that have persisted since his alleged abduction. Longtime readers will recall questions raised here about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance. Here’s a flashback from my July 20, 2009 blog post:
  • General’s court-martial could shape the future of military justice system

    03/03/2014 5:09:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/3/2014 | Craig Whitlock
    A sordid account involving illicit sex in uniform will be aired this week in an austere courtroom at Fort Bragg, N.C., and the results could tip the scales in a high-stakes debate in Congress over the future of the military justice system. The defendant, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, is accused of carrying on a long affair with a junior officer and sexually assaulting her on two occasions, among other crimes. He is only the third Army general to face court-martial in more than a half-century. But after two years of investigation and preparation, the prosecution is in disarray. The...
  • A Tale Of Two 'Diverse' American Flag Incidents: “IDGAF,” v. “The Least I Could Do Was Pick It Up”

    03/02/2014 4:35:30 AM PST · by IChing · 24 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/28/14 | Donald Joy
    During my time on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, I was all too familiar with the occasional sight of certain less than honorable personnel hustling to get to their cars at 1700 hours, just as The Star Spangled Banner started playing over the base public address system, and the flag-lowering ceremony of “Retreat” got underway. You see, during Retreat, all activity is supposed to stop. All personnel who are outdoors are supposed to halt in their tracks, stand at attention, and turn and face the flag (or simply face the direction of the source of music if they...
  • Marine Corps retreats on court-martial charges in Taliban urination case

    09/07/2013 12:37:43 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/7/2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    The Marine Corps has suddenly dropped criminal charges against an officer in the infamous Taliban urination video case, heading off what promised to be an embarrassing pre-trial hearing for the commandant on Wednesday. Defense attorneys for Capt. James V. Clement had won a judge’s order, over objections from Marine prosecutors, for two staff attorneys to testify in open court about how senior commanders had interfered in the case to get a guilty verdict.
  • ‘TREASON’ OR ‘FREE SPEECH?’ – ARE THESE ANTI-SYRIA STRIKE PICTURES FROM U.S. MILITARY MEMBERS OKAY?

    09/02/2013 6:23:18 PM PDT · by Sopater · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 2, 2013 | Mike Opelka
    Since the U.S. has started serious discussions about taking military action against Syria, many have publicly spoken out against a possible military strike. And now it appears that some of our uniformed service personnel have come forward to express their disagreement with an attack, any attack on Syria. More than 2,000 people have “liked” this image that was posted on Sunday. There were also photos posted from people wearing the uniforms of the Marines, Navy and Air Force. These have also received Facebook “likes” in the thousands. [snip] Is this kind of behavior allowed? Well, there are rules concerning what...
  • Political Correctness Pushes Military Justice In Wrong Direction

    08/21/2013 4:40:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | Editorial
    The Law: Based on recent decisions, military justice isn't what it should be. In several cases, judges have made what seem to be major errors, swayed perhaps by outside pressures. Have military courts been politicized, too? The military justice system has a near-impossible job. It must not only dispense justice under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, but it often must do so with outside civilian interference. But recent events suggest that military justice is going off the rails — in large part due to the influence of politically correct thinking from civilian politics. Take the case of Army Maj....
  • Hagel aims to curb unlawful influence arguments in trials

    08/17/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 14, 2013 | Erik Slaven
    PDF link at source for Hagel memorandum.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is pressing military juries and others involved in military criminal proceedings to exercise their own judgment based on facts, a message that comes as claims of unlawful command influence by senior officials are being made in some sexual assault trials. Comments by President Barack Obama, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos and others have been cited for the appearance of improperly influencing military jurors and command authorities, who some argue may interpret “get-tough” comments on sexual assault as directives. “Central to military justice is the...