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  • Trump to award medal of honor to Vietnam veteran

    09/20/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 20, 2017 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ret. Army Capt. Gary M. Rose, a Vietnam War veteran, for risking his life as a medic to provide emergency treatment to his fellow troops. Rose, who lives in Huntsville, Ala., is expected to receive the nation's highest military honor on Oct. 23, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday. Rose was awarded the nation’s second highest medal for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross, in 1971. Members of the military and Congress have lobbied for years for him to receive the Medal of Honor, according to Stars and Stripes...
  • Army punishes officer who halted lesbians' public 'make-out'

    09/15/2017 9:59:52 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 63 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/15/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Supreme Court asked to intervene after military breaks rules to penalize lieutenant colonel. . . The Army broke its own rules in its punishment of an officer who, following military protocol, intervened to stop a public “make-out” session by two lesbian subordinate officers, contends an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey was cited for assault for bumping a camera that inadvertently hit the nose of an Army staffer who was trying to capture the scene on video. The Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan, this week petitioned the high court to “correct the injustice...
  • Salvage ship to assist in Black Hawk recovery off Hawaii

    09/08/2017 1:26:16 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 8 , 2017 | WILLIAM COLE
    A 240-foot salvage ship is on its way to aid in the recovery of a crashed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and its missing crew west of Kaena Point, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division said. The Military Sealift Command-chartered MV HOS Dominator, a submarine support ship, is expected to arrive in the coming days, Lt. Col. Curt Kellogg said Thursday. The ship’s involvement represents a transition from seafloor sonar mapping and camera observation by the Navy using an unmanned underwater vehicle and remotely operated vehicle to actual salvage and recovery. All five crew members from the Hawaii-based Black...
  • Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington Suspended Over Suggestive Messages

    09/02/2017 5:13:25 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 99 replies
    Long Room ^ | September 2, 2017 | Newsmax Staff
    Two-star Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington has been suspended by the Army for sending suggestive messages to an enlisted soldier’s wife, USA Today reported Friday. Harrington is the commander of U.S. forces in Africa and is based in Italy. Harrington allegedly sent private Facebook messages such as “U can be my nurse” and “How often does your devil vixen come out?” to the woman between March and June, Stars and Stripes reported. She gave the messages to an advocacy groupm which made them available to media outlets. Former Air Force judge and President of Protect Our Defenders Don Christensen said the...
  • 2 suspects in W.Va. minister killing found in Ohio

    07/01/2008 7:51:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 116+ views
    Army deserters told fellow soldier they committed the crime, court papers say. Two U.S. Army deserters were arrested Friday and charged with killing the Rev. Mark McCalla, a former Franklin pastor. First-degree murder charges were filed against Stephen C. Wilson, 19, of Cincinnati, and Daniel R. Smith, 22, of Newport News, Va. The men were captured after 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Columbus, according to Sgt. Dana Norman of the Columbus Police Dept. homicide bureau. The men told a fellow soldier they had shot and killed McCalla, according to criminal complaints filed in Wayne County, W.Va., magistrate court. Wilson and...
  • Gov. Cuomo calls for U.S. Army to rename streets named after Confederate Generals

    08/24/2017 8:48:43 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 29 replies
    weny.com ^ | 8/16/17 | Brandon Menard
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (WENY) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging the U.S. Army to remove the names of Confederate Generals from the streets of a New York City military base. Earlier this month, Army officials denied requests to remove the names of two Confederate Generals from the streets of Fort Hamilton. They said the move would be controversial. After recent events, Governor Cuomo is urging the Army to reconsider. Cuomo says symbols of slavery and racism have no place in New York. He believes renaming of the streets will send a clear message that New York stands against intolerance and...
  • LIVE THREAD & STREAM: President Trump Addresses the Nation on Afghanistan 8/21/17-9 PM EST

    08/21/2017 5:41:24 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 624 replies
  • Bergdahl chooses to have trial heard by judge and not jury

    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has decided be to tried by a judge — not a military jury — on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan.</p> <p>Bergdahl’s lawyers told the court in a brief filing last week that their client chose trial by judge alone, rather than a panel of officers. He faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy at his trial scheduled for late October at Fort Bragg. The latter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.</p>
  • U.S. Army's "Upgunned" Stryker Armored Vehicles Will Soon Be On The Front Lines

    08/18/2017 8:20:04 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Drive ^ | AUGUST 18, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Two new Stryker armored combat vehicle configurations are being fielded to the U.S. Army and are currently undergoing drills at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. The vehicles are the result of a two year initiative that aims to give the Stryker far more firepower and engagement range. These requirements are primarily based around the Germany-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment's need to better deter Russia in eastern Europe, and if need be, confront Russian armored fighting vehicles that are equipped with heavier weapons that the .50 caliber machine guns found on most Strykers. It is also in response to the proliferation of...
  • Third soldier identified in Army helicopter crash off Kaena Point

    08/18/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | Aug 18 , 2017 | Rosemarie Bernardo
    The search continues today for the crew of the 25th Combat Aviation Bridge who were reported missing off of Kaena Point at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night during a night-training flight.
  • 5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

    08/16/2017 12:43:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Audrey Mcavoy, AP
    HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10 p.m. Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Responding teams spotted a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu.
  • DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban (Rumor Army may vet new fix)

    08/15/2017 9:50:27 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | August 15, 2017 | Unattributed
    The world's best-selling drone-maker is adding a privacy mode to its aircraft to prevent flight data being shared to the internet. The announcement comes a fortnight after it emerged that the US Army had prohibited its troops from using the Chinese firm's equipment because of unspecified cyber-security concerns. DJI told the BBC that it had already been working on the new facility, but had speeded up development after the ban. The mode should be launched next month. DJI previously faced security fears in 2016 after a member of its staff told reporters that the firm had repeatedly shared customer data...
  • American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract

    08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Burlington Iowa Hawk Eye ^ | August 13 2017 | Will Smith
    Middletown, Iowa — Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds. The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round. The round, known as...
  • U.S. Army Tells Anti-Confederate Activists to Go to Hell

    08/14/2017 3:08:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 76 replies
    Several Brooklyn Democrat activists are smarting this week after a firm rebuke from the U.S. Army. The activists, who include Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and (sigh) the Rev. Al Sharpton, demanded that the Army rename two Brooklyn streets that are named after generals in the Confederate military. But General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive won’t be changing their names anytime soon because the Army has rejected their requests for, cough cough, social justice. Those streets at Fort Hamilton, said the Army in their letter, are named after men who are “an inextricable part of our military history.” As such, they...
  • Dem Rep Flips After Army Refuses To Rename Confederate Street Names On Base

    08/08/2017 4:36:05 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8.8.17 | Jonah Bennett
    Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke is vowing to fight the U.S. Army’s refusal to change streets named after Confederate generals at a New York base.
  • U.S. Army refuses to take Confederate general names off Fort Hamilton streets

    08/08/2017 10:43:50 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/7/17 | Jason Silverstein, Kerry Burke, Ginger Adams Otis
    The U.S. Army has shot down demands to rebrand two Brooklyn streets that bear the names of famous Confederate generals at the city’s only active military post. The streets at Fort Hamilton — General Lee Ave. and Stonewall Jackson Drive — honor fighters who were “an inextricable part of our military history,” the Army wrote in a rejection letter to the New York Congressmembers who had demanded the change.
  • Army: Time is Running Out to Stop North Korean ICBM

    07/31/2017 7:04:34 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 18 replies
    Scout.com/military ^ | 7/27/17 | Dave Majumdar
    North Korea is the single most dangerous threat facing the international community according to the U.S. Army’s top uniformed official and matters are coming to a head. Pyongyang is advancing far more quickly with its nuclear and ballistic missile programs than was expected by the United States. Indeed, the United States is at point where it must make some tough policy choices on how to deal with the North Korean threat/
  • Army prepares women to shower with men as part of ‘transgender’ training

    07/15/2017 7:59:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/12/2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    The U.S. Army is telling women soldiers that they need to accept gender-confused, biological men in their showers, bathrooms, and barracks as part of a controversial policy to build “dignity and respect” for “transgender Soldiers.” The guidance is part of the Pentagon’s new “transgender inclusion” agenda launched by Obama and gaining ground in the Armed Services. Social conservatives are mounting a counteroffensive to ditch the “trans” program altogether. President Trump and the Pentagon have sent mixed signals on LGBT issues, with the DoD honoring gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender “pride” month in June even as Trump himself broke with Obama by not issue a...
  • Army Soldier Arrested in Hawaii for Suspected Ties to ISIS (breaking)

    07/10/2017 3:44:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2017 | Courtney O'Brien
    A solider stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii was arrested by the FBI Monday for having suspected ties to ISIS. An official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly told the Associated Press the solider was with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu and was arrested because of connections he had with the Islamic State group. ( Fox News ) He has been identified as 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang and is accused of swearing allegiance to the terror group and attempting to provide military documents and training. MORE: On Saturday night, Special Agents of FBI...
  • Transgender Men in Women’s Showers Must Get ‘Dignity and Respect,’ Says U.S. Army

    07/08/2017 9:39:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 7, 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    Female soldiers must give “dignity and respect” to transsexual men who join them in their shared shower rooms, according to training manuals leaked by soldiers in a mandatory class. But this “dignity and respect” is a one-way street, according to the training slides, which were developed by officials working for former President Barack Obama. “Transgender Soldiers are not required or expected to modify or adjust their behavior based on the fact that they do not ‘match’ other Soldiers,” according to the slides, which were first leaked by TheFederalist.com:The insistence that women remain mute when a man enters their shower room...