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  • First soldier remains sent from North Korea identified

    09/24/2018 2:31:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Sept. 20, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    The first remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War and sent from North Korea have been identified as belonging to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana and Army Pfc. William H. Jones of North Carolina, President Trump shared through Twitter on Thursday.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SNIP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Army Pfc. William H. Jones, killed during the Korean War, was identified in September 2018. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEArmy Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, killed during the Korean War. He was identified in September 2018. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
  • [8/17] Woman ordered to pay Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4MM after he claimed the false alleg

    09/22/2018 3:04:34 PM PDT · by MisterMagic · 76 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 8/15/17 | Harvey Day
    A jury has ordered a female blogger to pay an Army colonel she accused of rape a total of $8.4million in damages. Susan Shannon, 52, who now lives in Everett, Washington, first alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Army Colonel David 'Wil' Riggins in 1986, while they were both cadets, on her blog in 2013. She said she waited three decades to come forward about her experience because of the army's 'code of silence'.
  • President Trump May Use Military to Build Border Wall

    09/08/2018 4:58:56 PM PDT · by davikkm · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    In an interview published Friday, President Donald Trump revealed he is mulling plans to use the military to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Traveling from Billings, Montana to Fargo, North Dakota aboard Air Force One, President Trump told the Daily Mail he possesses “two options,” when it comes to building the border wall: “We have military, we have homeland security,” he said. Of the two, the president said he prefers Congress approve the approximately $25 billion in spending that he’s seeking for the wall and have Department of Homeland Security undertake the project. “Politically speaking, I’d rather get...
  • Judicial Watch Victory: Judge Orders Army to Reconsider Granting Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua...

    09/07/2018 2:15:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 7, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Victory: Judge Orders Army to Reconsider Granting Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for Injuries Sustained in 2009 Fort Hood Terror Attack 9min video. Judicial Watch Defends "The Forgotten Soldier" (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper issued an order stating that the Army must reconsider its decision denying a Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for injuries sustained in the 2009 international terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas. The August 22 order calls for the Army to reconsider its decision and to act appropriately. If the Army...
  • Army soldier who discussed attacking own base in support of ISIS, pleads guilty

    08/29/2018 5:37:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    A U.S. Army soldier who mulled d a suicide attack on his own base pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of providing material support to the Islamic State, the Department of Justice said. Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, a Sergeant First Class, was stationed at Schofield Barracks near Honolulu, will serve 25 years in prison followed by the possibility of a lifetime supervised release under the plea agreement. Kang’s sentencing is scheduled for December 12. “King swore to defend the United States as a member of our military, but betrayed his country by swearing allegiance to ISIS and attempting to provide...
  • U.S. army drops charges against chaplain who wouldn’t run ‘marriage’ retreat for lesbians

    08/28/2018 7:05:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 8/28/18 | James Risdon
    The military has dropped charges against a United States Army chaplain and his assistant for refusing to conduct a marriage retreat for a lesbian couple. The women filed a discrimination complaint, which the military investigated. The investigation led to a report charging Major Scott Squires and Sergeant Kacie Griffin with dereliction of duty. While a chaplain at Fort Bragg, Squires reportedly told a soldier he was unable to conduct a marriage retreat that included her and her same-sex partner because of the requirements of his church. Under the army's policies, every United States Army Special Operations Command commander is responsible...
  • Army Chaplain Faces Possible Court Martial over Religious Beliefs

    08/13/2018 1:41:12 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 46 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 8/6/2018 | Tod Starnes
    A decorated Army chaplain at Fort Bragg in North Carolina could face a possible court martial and even military prison after he explained to a soldier he could not conduct a marriage retreat that included same-sex couples because of his religious beliefs, his attorneys allege.
  • Trump to visit Fort Drum; protests underway (Upstate New York)

    08/13/2018 10:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WCAX) President Trump is visiting New York's North Country today as part of a trip to Fort Drum. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in a tweet invited the president to Fort Drum last week. The past three presidents have all visited the post. As part of the visit, the president will sign a defense spending bill. No other stops are listed in in itinerary. Air Force One is expected to land at 1 p.m. in Morristown. The President will then head to Wheeler-Sack Army Air Field in Fort Drum. Our Kelly O'Brien will have the latest on the president's...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort George G Meade, Maryland ~ 24 July 2018

    07/23/2018 6:09:07 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 63 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe and the Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Fort George G. Meade, MarylandFort George G. Meade, located adjacent to Odenton, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County, is an active U.S. Army installation. The fort, established in 1917, is named for General George Meade, a Union Army general in the American Civil War. It covers 5,067 acres in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.Due to its location near Washington, D.C., it is increasingly being used by government and military tenants like the Defense Information School, the headquarters of the Defense Courier Service, the United States Army Field Band, and an United States Environmental...
  • U.S. Army Setting Up Futures Command in Tech-Savvy Texas Capital (Austin)

    07/15/2018 3:23:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Kristina Wong
    The U.S. Army is standing up the Army Futures Command in Austin, the capital of Texas, in its first major reorganization in more than forty years, Army leaders announced on Friday. The new command will consolidate all Army efforts to prepare for war fighting, from planning to developing future combat systems. The Army had considered more than a hundred locations, but decided on Austin, Texas, since it is a growing tech hub close to top schools and affordable to live in. “The Army made the right choice. The Austin Mega Region has 6,500 high-tech companies, an innovation ecosystem with 36...
  • Army Anti-Aircraft Stryker Can Kill Tanks Too

    07/10/2018 6:17:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | July 10, 2018 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Anti-aircraft Stryker variant chosen by the US Army: 4 Stinger missiles on one side, two Hellfires on the other, with a 30 mm autocannon (and 12.7 mm machinegun) in between (Leonardo DRS) With its eyes firmly on Russia, the US Army is racing to field 8×8 Strykers with an array of weapons that can down enemy aircraft — from drones to helicopters to jets — and incidentally make enemy tanks think twice. The first prototypes will be delivered next year, with up to 144 (four battalions) by 2022, although the contract details are still being negotiated. With the IM-SHORAD (Initial...
  • Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

    07/07/2018 1:58:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    https://www.star-telegram.com/ ^ | 7/7/18 | MARTHA MENDOZA AND GARANCE BURKE
    SAN FRANCISCO Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University. In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. Army as part of a special recruitment program offering immigrants in the country legally a path to citizenship. The future, he said, was bright. Now, he is one of the dozens of immigrant recruits and reservists struggling with abrupt, often unexplained military discharges and canceled contracts. They traded being...
  • US Army Troops Could Be Headed to the Space Force

    06/30/2018 2:46:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Space.com ^ | 6/29/18 | Sandra Erwin
    WASHINGTON — If and when a new military branch for space gets off the ground, its ranks would be dominated by airmen. But Army soldiers also would have a role by virtue of much they rely on military satellites in peacetime or in war. More than 70 percent of the Army's major weapons and equipment need satellites to function. About 2,220 active-duty soldiers, reservists and civilians make up the "space forces" under the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. "We are the biggest users of space," said Brig. Gen. Tim Lawson,...
  • Iraqi Armored Brigade Ditches U.S. M1 Abrams For Russian T-90 Tanks

    06/10/2018 8:00:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 97 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 8, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    With assistance from Russia, one of Iraq’s armored brigades has swapped out its American-made M1 Abrams tanks for new T-90s. The change comes after the United States complained about M1s ending up in the hands of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias and could be another sign that the Kremlin is looking to lure Iraqi authorities into its sphere of influence. Iraq’s Ministry of Defense announced the change on its official, Arabic-only website on June 8, 2018. According to a translation of the information by Jane’s 360, the 9th Division’s 35th Brigade took delivery of 39 T-90S tanks. The unit’s remaining Abrams went...
  • Communist Army LT, prior enlisted Ranger, receives punishment for West Point stunt

    06/11/2018 3:35:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    Bright Mountain Media ^ | June 8, 2018 | Andy Wolf
    Left: Army 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone graduating from West Point in May of 2016. Right: Army Private First Class Spenser Rapone receiving his "Ranger Scrol" patch after completing Ranger Assessment and Selection Program in 2011.A US Army officer and West Point graduate is on his way out with a less than honorable discharge* after exposing himself as a Communist who does not support the US Constitution.In a good case for why military officers should stay off social media (if they want to accomplish their goals, anyway), 2LT Spenser Rapone is getting the boot from the US Army after he posted...
  • Rebel U.S. soldier punished for cutting chutes as Humvees drop from plane

    05/10/2018 7:00:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | unk
    A U.S. Army soldier has been reduced in rank to the E-1 grade and given a Bad Conduct Discharge after a panel of soldiers and officers ruled he deliberately destroyed three Humvee vehicles being airdropped during an exercise by cutting the straps to their parachutes. The issue has been covered closely by the Military Times and the site reported Wednesday that Sgt. John Skipper, a Germany-based cavalry scout, was convicted of destruction of government property and making false statements. The event happened in 2016. Skipper was found guilty of three instances of destroying military property worth over $500 and lying....
  • A Perfect Storm is Brewing in Army Recruiting – Does It Know Why?

    04/23/2018 6:06:51 PM PDT · by pboyington · 83 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 23, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Two days ago, it was reported that the Army will fall short of its goal to recruit 80,000 new soldiers this year. According to the Associated Press: Army officials say the updated goal will be 76,500. Six months into the recruiting year the service has brought in just 28,000 new soldiers. Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said the main effort is to grow the Army to 483,500, as approved by Congress. The struggle to meet this year’s higher recruiting numbers — which were a significant hike over last year’s recruiting mission of 69,000 — was expected, mainly due to the favorable...
  • US Army 2018: No Killers, No Fillers and a Heck of a Lot of Fodder

    03/01/2018 5:30:42 PM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 1, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    General Dick Cavazos used to say that the Army was composed of three types of soldiers: killers, fillers and fodder. Cavazos was a living legend on active duty. An infantry officer and combat veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice for extraordinary heroism in action. “In 1976, Cavazos became the first Hispanic to reach the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army.[2] In 1980, he became commander of III Corps — and is recognized for his innovative leadership of the Corps.[10]” “In 1982, Cavazos again made military history by being appointed...
  • US Army tanks get futuristic shields to destroy incoming threats

    03/01/2018 11:31:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Allison Barrie
    If an enemy launches a weapon, like an anti-tank missile, at a U.S. Army tank protected with Trophy, radar or sensors recognize and locate the incoming threat. Tracking radar identifies what kind of threat has been launched at the tank. It distinguishes a rocket from an anti-tank missile, for example. Trophy instantaneously works out where the weapon would strike. If the missile will strike the tank, then it swings into action to protect the soldiers. The system figures out the necessary firing angles to intercept the incoming weapon. The computers relay the firing angles to the two launchers positioned on...
  • Standards? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Standards in the Army

    02/15/2018 6:12:34 PM PST · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Take a seat and watch Act II, in the Death of the US Army, a Shakesperaean tragedy powered by gutless generals, candyass Millennials and Barry Soetero, worshipping social justice warriors. It seems that every week there is a story detailing the newest clusterfu*k to hit the US military. Today, CNS News reported, “Army Basic Training to Drop Hand Grenade Competency as Graduation Requirement.” Hmm… Maybe, I’m just a cynical ex cav trooper, but maybe, just maybe, the US Army might need soldiers who are competent at throwing grenades in any future conflicts. But, then again, I’m assuming the Army is...