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  • What happens when the CinC issues an unlawful order?

    03/28/2011 7:18:32 PM PDT · by sarasmom · 26 replies
    self | 032811 | sarasmom
    When there exists a situation where the specific directives of the UCMJ, and an elected CINCs orders are in direct conflict, which directive order is primary?
  • To all Vets: Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)

    03/22/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    NGB Weekly Threat Update/Force Protection Advisory | 22 Feb 2011
    Sent to me by my Readiness NCO SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON A VETERANS AFFAIRS SCAM. REPEAT - THIS IS AN ADVISORY ON A SCAM THAT IS CIRCULATING. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB) An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way.
  • Bud Lomell, Local World War II Hero, Dies ("Boys of Point Du Hoc")

    03/05/2011 5:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Patch ^ | March 3, 2011 | Catherine Galioto, Don Bennett, and Adam Hochron
    A local legend many called a hero for his World War II efforts died at the age of 91 yesterday. World War II veteran and Silver Star recipient Leonard G. 'Bud' Lomell died of natural causes in Toms River March 1. “He was a great friend of all of us and a hero of D-Day, a person of great character,’’ said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. “Bud was a very kind man, we miss him,’’ said Freeholder Gerry P. Little, recalling how Lomell served in the Second Ranger Battalion, charged with silencing German shore batteries during the D-Day invasion. He...
  • Prez Engages in Oil Speculation, Confuses With Dithering on Libya

    02/28/2011 3:48:39 PM PST · by Candor7 · 7 replies
    EIB Network ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The president of the United States has engaged in oil price speculation. This is unprecedented. It's unheard of, and it isn't healthy. And the Money Honey at CNBC was not happy about it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday afternoon, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, during a meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. OBAMA: We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and it will stabilize. RUSH: He's talking about the oil price. "We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and [the price of oil] will...
  • TOG (The Old Guard) to help celebrate Kuwaiti liberation

    02/19/2011 8:32:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 8 replies
    DC Military ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | Michael Norris Pentagram Assistant Editor
    One hundred forty Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, will travel to Kuwait next week to take part in the country’s 20th anniversary of its liberation during the 1991 Gulf War. TOG will provide a marching company and color bearers for the Feb. 26 ceremony and parade, joined by other U.S. and international military personnel who participated in the conflict. Kuwait will also concurrently recognize the 50th year of independence from Great Britain during several days of festivities surrounding Liberation Day, although the calendar date for that anniversary doesn’t actually occur until June. Kuwait was liberated...
  • VETERAN’S GROUP DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM SEC. OF STATE CLINTON

    02/18/2011 8:28:39 AM PST · by NoNAIS · 13 replies
    Sun Valley Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2010 | Not Stated
    Video at link As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression - and lauding freedom of speech on the Internet - 71-year-old military veteran Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes and hustled out of the building and, according to McGovern and his supporters, was “brutalized and left bleeding in jail.” What McGovern did was simply remain standing silently in the audience and turned his back on her as...
  • Maine American Legion 64th annual Dirigo Boys State

    02/04/2011 1:06:52 PM PST · by George Varnum · 3 replies
    The American Legion, Dept. of Maine ^ | 02/04/2011 | Uncle Jaque
    The American Legion Department of Maine has announced the 64th annual Dirigo Boys State to be held at Thomas College in Waterville from June 19 to the 23rd, 2011. The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine High School Juniors an opportunity to learn the basic system of politics and governance of a democratic society. Instructors are brought in from a diverse background of legal, educational, and political backgrounds to guide participants in setting up a simulated or "moot" government reflecting that of the State of Maine. Cost of the Summer program is $275 which may be subsidized by...
  • FEBRUARY 3 – NATIONAL FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY

    02/03/2011 1:35:24 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 3, 2011 | Rees Lloyd
    “Four Chaplains Day” is to be observed annually on February 3 in America by the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1988. It is a day to remember February 3, 1943, one of the most remarkable and inspiring acts of heroism in the history of warfare took place in World War II. It is a day to honor the heroism of the Four Chaplains, who selflessly gave their lives “that others may live.”However, although veterans in The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans organizations, will hold special observances on Four Chaplains Day, most American media,...
  • Pioneering Employment Program Seeks to Hire 500 Disabled Vets in 2011

    01/30/2011 12:07:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Bradenton Herald ^ | January 28, 2011
    One of the premier providers of outsourced customer contact management services, today announced it has exceeded hiring projections ahead of schedule for its new veterans support initiative, AloriCares. With the success thus far of the pilot, the goal is to employ 500 disabled veterans by year's end, and to engage additional Fortune 500 companies in the initiative to provide work opportunities. "The AloriCares initiative serves as a creative solution to assist disabled veterans with access and re-entry into the workforce, and reinforces the increased national focus on support of military families being spearheaded by First Lady Michelle Obama," said George...
  • Organizers of Vietnam veterans' tribute to include complete picture of era

    01/25/2011 1:00:18 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | Michael Futch
    With the patriotic soldier and family in mind, planned activities include a Vietnam Wall traveling memorial, a wreath-laying ceremony, tributes to local Vietnam veterans and the nurses who served, and the rededication of a Vietnam War Memorial on Fort Bragg. But as envisioned by [Fayetteville Mayor Tony] Chavonne and other organizers, the homecoming also will include perspectives from native Vietnamese, homeless Vietnam veterans and anti-war protesters. "We're part of that story," said Chuck Fager, director of the Quaker House. The day before the meeting, Fager said he was appreciative that Chavonne had extended an invitation to the Quaker House to...
  • Joint Base continues potential Civil War cannon investigation

    01/22/2011 5:10:06 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies
    DC military ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Rhonda Apple Pentagram Staff Writer
    Courtesy Photo Archaeologists Dan Hayes and Bill Monaghan search for Civil War cannons in Summerall Field using ground penetrating radar. Interestingly, they found anomalies in the field where the cannon are purportedly located. A search for Civil War-era cannons on Joint Base Myer-Henderon Hall took a promising turn in late December. The JBM-HH Directorate of Environmental Management coordinated an archaeological investigation with contract archeologists in early December, comprising three sites at Fort Myer. The investigation covered Fort Cass (an area adjacent to Bldg. 224, The Thrift Shop), Fort Whipple (the sustainable park adjacent to Bldg. 42, the historic Meigs Modular...
  • Found Dogtags

    01/20/2011 5:46:47 PM PST · by silentreignofheroes · 15 replies
    1/20/11 | SROH
    Found Dogtags with SN
  • Department Begins Project for Vietnam War Veterans

    01/20/2011 2:33:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 – More than three decades after the war’s end, the Defense Department has begun a project to pay tribute to the nation’s Vietnam War veterans. The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration was spawned from the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act. “It was a very important time period for veterans, because most Vietnam veterans as a whole never received the homecoming that our troops receive now,” said Army Lt. Col. Hunter Holliday, public affairs officer for the commemoration. At the center of the project is a website, “50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration,” at...
  • Transgender Vets Want Military Access

    01/11/2011 1:39:19 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 16 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 11, 2011 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.Sandeen was the only transgender person among the six veterans arrested in April while protesting the military's ban on openly gay troops. But when she watched President Obama last month sign the hard-fought bill allowing for the ban's repeal, melancholy tinged her satisfaction."This is another...
  • Doolittle's Nbr 13

    01/03/2011 10:29:01 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 16 replies · 1+ views
    e-mail | Mac McElroy LTC. USAF (Deceased)
    It was an exciting time for us. My unit was the first to receive the new B-25 medium bomber. When I saw it for the first time I was in awe. It looked so huge. It was so sleek and powerful. The guys started calling it the "rocket plane", and I could hardly wait to get my hands on it.
  • Navy veteran recalls kamikaze attack at Battle of Okinawa

    12/13/2010 6:48:56 AM PST · by FredJake · 16 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 12/8/2010 | Joe Newby
    Kamikaze - a Japanese word meaning "divine wind" - was a last-ditch effort by the Japanese to stop the Allied advance in the Pacific during World War 2. Pilots, mostly young students, gladly volunteered for suicide missions out of a strong sense of duty to their Emperor. Most of us know of the kamikaze through documentaries or old videos. But the suicide attacks were very real for Grove Schoolcraft, 85, of Sandpoint, Idaho. In fact, the ship he served on as a signalman, the USS PC-1603, was struck twice at the Battle of Okinawa, and scuttled on May 26, 1945....
  • Wreaths placed at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

    12/11/2010 7:23:22 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 6 replies
    knoxnews ^ | Dec. 11, 2010 | Nash Armstrong
    Veterans were among the group gathered Saturday morning at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike to place 350 Christmas wreaths on grave markers as a part of Wreaths Across America. The national program is an effort to decorate 131 Department of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries, state Veteran cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery and other memorial sites.
  • Thought Experiment

    12/07/2010 12:52:05 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Self ^ | 06 Dec 10 | Self
    I put together a thought experiment on another thread to illustrate the basic problem, as I understand it, in LTC Lankin’s case. Those disapproving of his actions have failed to reply with the much other than “that’s silly,” completely failing to cite regulations, laws, rules, or other such official codification.   For that reason, I should like to post that thought-experiment here and get other veteran’s opinions (and hopefully the backing codifications) on the matter. Let’s say that I were to type up orders assigning myself to the command of some unit, then dig out my old BDUs, get a...
  • Prof Compares Military Recruiters with Sex Predators

    12/07/2010 12:38:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Ricochet ^ | December 6. 2010 | Emily Esfahani Smith, Ed.
    Amy Hagopian, a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, has been on a crusade to end military recruitment at local high schools. In 2005, she was behind the first successful effort in the U.S. to ban military recruiters on a high school campus. And these days, under the guise of scholarship, she has co-authored an article for the American Journal of Public Health that compares military recruiters to child sex predators. Hagopian is pictured below at Seattle's Garfield High School, which banned military recruiters in 2005 as a result of her efforts. Hagopian's recent article that compares...
  • Commander's Corner

    12/03/2010 12:53:30 PM PST · by Ultra-Secret.info · 2 replies
    Nine years ago two of the four commercial aircraft took off from Boston, and the other two took off from Newark, and Washington. They took off fully loaded with men, women and children-all innocent, and all soon to die. These aircraft were targeted at the World Trade Towers in New York, the Pentagon, and likely the Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Three found their mark. No American alive old enough to remember will ever forget exactly where they were, exactly what they were doing, and exactly who they were with at the moment they watched the aircraft dive into the World...