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An Army Marches on its Lactation
US Defense Watch ^ | January 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann

Posted on 01/11/2016 8:39:13 PM PST by pboyington

Today, my former boss, a retired Army Intelligence officer sent me a copy of a memorandum for record concerning the US Army’s most recent lactation and breastfeeding policies, signed by the new Secretary of the Army, Eric K. Fanning and dated November 10, 2015.

My first reaction was to pop a couple Tums even before starting to read it. As I scanned the document, I realized how far the Army has fallen on its sword. The sword of feminism, the sword of lunacy has completely eviscerated the lean green machine, so that it is the US Army in name only now.

The magnificent fighting force that was born at Lexington and Concord in 1775; the spectacular fighting force that stormed the gates of Chapultepec, that found itself divided and fought each other at Gettysburg, only to be reborn as brothers again on San Juan Hill; the phenomenal US Army that threw back the Hun in 1918, and saved the world in 1945; the incredibly brave force that fought in Korea, and never lost a major battle in Vietnam; the professionals who restored a nation’s pride in 1991 and who gave all that mortality can give from 2001 until now is dying.

The US Army is fading out like an elephant on its last breaths, a mastodon being consumed by hordes of politically correct and feminist ants, who seek to devour it from the inside out and outside in.

The US Army has but one mission, that mission is to fight and win our nation’s wars. In the past, the US Army won wars for a myriad of reasons, but there were several tenets that were a common thread throughout our history. The Army had dedicated professionals, men who weren’t hesitant to do what needed to be done to destroy the enemy violently and quickly, rough and ready men who always accomplished the mission; soldiers who “drained deep the chalice of courage.”

The US Army of 2016 has been feminized. It has been turned upside down to accommodate the policies of extremists who have never served a day in uniform and never will.

The mission of the US Army is not to be a repository for left wing, feminist policies that seek to weaken the force, in order to push absurd mandates that have nothing to do with fighting and winning wars.

The US Army is so caught up in trying to placate the whims and fancies of feminists and left wing nuts, that the mission of the Army is now second place. The old Army adage, “the mission first, then the men” has been replaced with “social engineering, gender neutrals and feminists first and somewhere after that the mission, if we can still accomplish it.”

In my life, I never thought it would get this bad in the Army that lactation and breastfeeding memos were being sent to Special Operations Command, but have no doubt the Boys at Bragg got the memo too. Whether Delta Force and the Green Berets are lactating is unknown at the current time.

Here are some highlights from the memo:

“Commanders are responsible for notifying all soldiers of this breastfeeding and lactation support policy during initial pregnancy counseling.”

There’s nothing to enhance the combat power of a unit more than a platoon of pregnant soldiers.

“Soldiers who want to breastfeed upon return to duty will notify their chain of command as soon as possible. This notification allows commanders to determine how to best support the soldier and ensure a workplace with appropriate space for expressing milk.”

“Commanders will designate a private space, other than a restroom, with locking capabilities for a soldier to breastfeed or express milk. This space must include a place to sit, a flat surface (other than the floor) to place the pump on, an electrical outlet, and access to a safe water source within reasonable distance from the lactation space.”

Roger that sir! The lactation station will be next to the M1 range when we go to Graf. We’ve stripped an old M113 and refitted it with everything a young mother would want in a child’s nursery.

The 113 will also be able to snorkel should the mother in question need to breastfeed during a river crossing operation.

You know our motto sir… First to Lactate!

Good job, Major, put yourself in for a Pink Star. It’s a new medal the Pentagon has approved to replace the Silver Star, which was thought to be too representative of the old male military culture.

“Commanders will ensure that soldiers have adequate time to express milk but must be aware that each soldier’s situation is unique. The time required to express breast milk varies and depends on several factors, including the age of the infant, amount of milk produced, quality of the pump, and distance the pumping location is from the workplace, as well as how conveniently located the water source is from the pump location. For example, new mothers commonly express milk every 2 to 3 hours for 15 to 30 minutes, but this timeframe may change as the child ages. When a child is 6 months old and begins eating solid foods, the number of breaks a soldier needs to breastfeed or express milk may decrease. Lactation support personnel at military treatment facilities or through TRICARE are available to help soldiers develop individualized plans. Commanders will provide reasonable lactation breaks for soldiers for at least 1 year after the child’s birth.”

Colonel, why haven’t you started the attack?

Sir, we still have several soldiers breastfeeding. You know it’s a court martial offense to initiate combat operations while soldiers are breastfeeding. It’s too bad because we have a perfect opportunity to exploit the enemy now.

Damn Army regs. Lactation comes first. You know what the corps commander said last week, “There’s no substitute for lactation.”

“Soldiers must supply the equipment needed to pump and store their breast milk. TRICARE covers the purchase of the breast pump. Soldiers who are breastfeeding or expressing milk remain eligible for field training, mobility exercises, and deployment (after completing their postpartum deployment deferment period). During field training and mobility exercises, commanders will provide private space for Soldiers to express milk. If the Soldier (or designated personnel) cannot transport expressed milk to garrison, the Soldier’s commander will permit her the same time and space to express and discard her breast milk with the intent to maintain physiological capability for lactation. Commanders should work with the supporting medical officer to determine whether milk storage and/or transportation will be feasible during the exercise.”

Think about the words of this last bit of craziness. Breastfeeding and deployment used in the same sentence. Field exercises and breastfeeding are now mutually compatible; breast milk in the field.

Hey, Sarge, what’s in that Mermite? Oh, just some breast milk.

As I said before, the US Army has gone completely off its rocker.

The US Army is now longer a cohesive fighting force. The US Army is now a nursery in camouflage.

Of course the bad guys that we’ll be fighting one day; the Iranians, the Russians, the Chinese, ISIS all fight wars with men, the old fashioned way. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that our Army of lactation and breast-feeding policies is set to be handed a defeat that is going to be Biblical.

Napoleon once said that an army marches on its stomach.

In the surreal world of 2016, the US Army now marches on its lactation.

TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: army; breastfeeding; dod; feminism; lactation; obama
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1 posted on 01/11/2016 8:39:13 PM PST by pboyington
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Soldiers who want to breastfeed upon return to duty

= = =

Is that the feeder, or the feedee?

2 posted on 01/11/2016 9:02:14 PM PST by Scrambler Bob
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To: pboyington

At this point I think we are finished. I sent the below letter to Senators and my Comgressman to mark the passing of our armed forces.

The Tragedy of Women in Combat

Ash Carter’s announcement demonstrates this Administration’s attachment to a political ideology fueled by arrogance and premeditated ignorance. Any long period of study and vigorous debate has been among those mutually supportive creatures that have metastasized throughout the military to serve a social agenda bringing future needless devastation. Most of the points I highlight about women in combat arose first when the decision was made to do away with DADT. A lot of good men are going to have to die in years to come to cover up this disaster.

This tragedy of women in combat provides another reason I now always council men to never enter the armed forces. Social engineering that amalgamates feminist ideals everywhere has now become the over arching imperative to which all operational capabilities must submit.

However, combat operations too often demand unpredictably and unimaginably exhausting brutality to achieve victory. Therefore, only the highest physical abilities and most severe restrictions on human emotions and behaviors can foster the required high morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion required.

Human sexuality simply cannot intrude into this sub-culture where only those displaying the greatest savagery and endurance can hope to win. Resorting to war for national defense entails the ultimate Olympics of conflict occurring at the bleeding edge of existence where the unbelievable becomes the possible. Here there is much less excuse for merging men and women into these struggles than exists for the athletic competitions held every four years.

Combat forms personnel into small, rigid, task oriented units. These people continuously face extraordinary stress punctuated by killing other humans. At the point of collision, they undertake actions requiring sacrificial, primitive and intimate actions. Such environments are inherently chaotic, barbaric, and brittle. They can be overcome only by a totalitarian leadership and narrow focus unimaginable for those who see any opportunity for the social alchemy popular in civilian life.

The regimental combat teams for infantry, mechanized and armored units are now the playthings of bureaucrats committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. They are dismissive of warriors enduring the brutal carnage imperative for victory. Institutional memories no longer exist for fighting ferocious, shrewd enemies such as the Germans, Japanese, Chinese, and North Vietnamese, who utilized a full array of modern weapons. If one notes the ribbons on any senior officer’s uniform, they show they fought only Arabs the Israelis beat three times at 20 to 1 odds. Such people now question the necessity for high standards which do not obfuscate or allow inferior female performance.

Women not only do not belong at the pointy end of the spear, but should not be holding it to the extent the combat arms must depend on their savagery. As this tragedy unfolds I will remember the quote that, “Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”.

3 posted on 01/11/2016 9:09:55 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: pboyington

The new ARmy under progressives in the Obamanation.

The military is not for fighting wars. It is a social change program. It is to spread benefits to homosexuals, transgenders, minorities, illegal aliens, and Muslims.

Everyone will be welcome to join. Sign up, make it through 2 weeks of boot camp with endless pink cards to give to the DDI. Then, sign up for every social benefits program. Sign up for your gender reassignment surgery, have the tax payers pay for it, all the while be on light duty sitting around an office making sure your lactating burka clad Muslim C.O. gets proper time off for 5 times a day prayer.

4 posted on 01/11/2016 9:24:35 PM PST by Organic Panic
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I remember the halcyon days of GIs being the property of the US government, and you could not get married without permission, The females could not become pregnant and remain in the service, they would be mustered out.

5 posted on 01/11/2016 9:28:51 PM PST by Glad2bnuts (Go Cruz GO, scare the RINO's to death)
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To: pboyington

when Trump takes over, he can remove the pink pansy force and restore the military from the general staff on down

6 posted on 01/11/2016 9:54:50 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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Pappy, that’s one of the most depressing things I’ve ever read - almost as depressing as SecNav ordering the Marine Corps to remove the suffix “man” from every MOS description. The absurdity has almost reached the point of total detachment from reality, the point of no return. If not stopped, it will end in collapse.

7 posted on 01/11/2016 10:05:40 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: pboyington; Travis McGee

If the Muzzies don’t attack us while we are under this memo they will have missed their best chance ever. This memo is proof our CiC is a supporter of Islam.

8 posted on 01/11/2016 10:45:00 PM PST by B4Ranch
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To: pboyington

We need more breasts in combat ... so the men will remember what they’re fighting for.

9 posted on 01/11/2016 10:52:59 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason and rule of law. Prepare!)
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Does anybody make 24 volt refrigerators? Gonna need the to support combat operations. Hoorah——err, I meam Mooooahh!

10 posted on 01/12/2016 12:25:08 AM PST by Rockpile (GOP legislators-----caviar eating surrender monkeys.)
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11 posted on 01/12/2016 12:43:19 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: TigersEye

Don’t be so hard on these Force Multipliers!

12 posted on 01/12/2016 12:44:22 AM PST by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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To: pboyington

What about all the male “goldbricks” who announce, “Hey Sarge, I ‘identify’ as a lactating female. I need a break of at least 30min every two hours. I’m having a really hard time ‘expressing’ my milk!”

13 posted on 01/12/2016 12:49:23 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Glad2bnuts

I was at a flea market a couple of years ago and saw an army issue pair of digital camouflage BDU maternity pants with the elastic for the enlarged stomach; I understand how we lost in Iraq & Afghanistan.

14 posted on 01/12/2016 3:54:29 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: pboyington

The SINGULAR REASON for the federal government is to DEFEND the USA. And they have turned our military into a social experiment. We could easily lose WW3 while our soldiers are breast feeding.

15 posted on 01/12/2016 4:58:10 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ( Anything FREELY-GIVEN by the government was TAKEN from someone else.)
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To: TigersEye

“We need more breasts in combat ... so the men will remember what they are fighting for.”

In Vietnam that was provided for us by Playboy magazine.

I was forced to retire in 2011. Dragged kicking & screaming into Fort Living Room. The Army was my life. But the PC madness was already beginning. Then faggies in uniform getting “married”, now this.

God help this nation! If Ted Cruz is elected, He just might have done so.

CRUZ or lose in 2016!

16 posted on 01/12/2016 5:50:04 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: TigersEye

We need more breasts in combat ... so the men will remember what they’re fighting for.


Pinup posters used to do the job .... those featured had some awesome lactation equipment, too.

17 posted on 01/12/2016 7:22:48 AM PST by Qiviut (In Islam you have to die for Allah. The God I worship died for me. [Franklin Graham])
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To: zot; xzins; 2ndDivisionVet; SandRat; Old Sarge; Alamo-Girl; redleghunter; Mrs. Don-o; NYer; ...

All vets and active duty - the latest Pentagon guidance to ensure the military as we vets knew it is “fundamentally transformed.”

18 posted on 01/12/2016 8:09:57 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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Groan ... and our Muslim soldiers must be allowed time off to pray five times a day.

19 posted on 01/12/2016 8:19:26 AM PST by zot
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To: GreyFriar; zot; 2ndDivisionVet; SandRat; Old Sarge; Alamo-Girl; redleghunter; Mrs. Don-o; NYer

Having been there, reality is that pregnant mothers do injure the mission in the field. First, they get deferments from duty or they get discharged. Either way they leave an empty slot that has to be filled by others working huge hours. Second, any activity that isn’t mission focused takes time away from the mission. Third, babies can’t be brought on military operations, so separation anxiety severely affects deployed mothers.

It’s a mistake. Logic says so.

20 posted on 01/12/2016 8:45:49 AM PST by xzins (Have YOU Donated to the Freep-a-Thon?
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