Tag: President Donald J. Trump

Military October 08, 2019

Military.com: Court Withdraws Opinion Saying Military Retirees Shouldn’t Be Court-Martialed; Air Force Colonel Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges; Army Veteran Laid to Rest in Florida Really Did Have Immediate Family; 5 Ways Marine Reserve Movie ‘Semper Fi’ Aims to Honor the Military and more ->
Task & Purpose: US Air Force F-16 crashes in Germany; ‘I hate it’ — Trump says signing letters to the families of fallen soldiers is the hardest thing he does; Afghan officials tout killing of major Al Qaeda boss in US-backed raid which also left 40 civilians dead and more ->
DOD: Esper, Service Secretaries Talk Privatized Housing Reform; Soldier Loses Leg to Help His Battle Buddies and more ->



Military August 30, 2019

Military.com: USS Arizona Memorial Repairs Near Completion; Navy’s Knifefish Mine-Hunting Drone Sub Approved for Production; US Contractor Sentenced in Iraq Shooting Seeks New Trial and more ->
Task & Purpose: Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicates there are no immediate plans to nuke Afghanistan; VA to take lead on fighting potential military service-linked cancer, Esper says; VA to take lead on fighting potential military service-linked cancer, Esper says and more ->
DOD: Esper, Dunford Stress Strategy’s Key Role in American Defense; Disputes Between U.S. Allies Hinder Indo-Pacific Security Cooperation and more ->



Military August 23 – 24, 2019

Military.com: Vietnam Vet’s Death Ruled Homicide Amid Investigation into Deaths at VA Hospital; Eglin Curtails Run Portion of PT Test After Captain’s Death; Ex-Army Officer Gets Three Life Terms and Then Some in Molestation Case and more ->
Task & Purpose: Top SEAL says the service’s special operations community has ‘drifted from our Navy core values’; Iraq war veteran Rep. Seth Moulton ends bid for Democratic presidential nomination; Army reservist was charged for shooting tire of truck she believed would run her over. A jury acquitted her in 40 minutes and more ->
DOD: DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists; Women, Peace, Security Initiative Promotes Empowerment and more ->
By Associated Press: Trump Signs Student Debt Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans Trump ordered the Education Department to “eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt” owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled.

Military July 02, 2019

Military.com: 19-Year-Old Soldier Who Fell in Korea Laid To Rest 68 Years Later; US Navy Commander Relieved After LCS Hits a Cargo Ship in Canada and more ->
DoD by David Vergun: President Praises U.S. Military, Families in S. Korea

Military August 24, 2018

By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs: President Presents Medal of Honor to Fallen Air Force Hero’s Widow

On what would have been their 26th wedding anniversary, Valerie Nessel, the widow of fallen Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, accepted his Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Trump during a ceremony at the White House yesterday.
Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony Honors Airman
Department of Defense Press Briefing by General Nicholson via teleconference from Kabul, Afghanistan General John W. Nicholson Jr., Commander, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; Colonel Rob Manning, Director, Defense Press Office
By Paul Szoldra: Here’s How Top Military Leaders Have Described US ‘Progress’ In Afghanistan Over The Last Decade

By Fletcher Schoen, Long March Council of the Former Enlisted: Has The US Military Created A Small Class Of Killers?

The dark truth is all the killing at night in far-away places is keeping us safe and we need to continue it indefinitely while keeping the scars on our society and costs to our country a small as possible. America cannot afford to mortgage its future prosperity and spend the capital of its youth on remaking countries in its own image. Because at the end of the day, the leaders go home to paint pictures, passing classified information to their biographers/mistresses, and collect huge speaker and consultant fees while tens of thousands of boy and girls don’t come home or have their lives changed forever.

As a former grunt, my hope for future generations is that the U.S. government and the generals don’t forget this and leave the killing to a small tribe of rough men and women.

Fletcher Schoen is a former U.S. Army Ranger with five and half years of service. He enlisted in the Army in 2012 and finished as a Sergeant in 2017. A graduate of Ranger, Airborne, and Sniper Schools, he deployed twice to Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment. He currently lives in D.C. and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Security Studies at Georgetown University.
By Katie Lange: Acquisition Career Management in the 4th Estate
By Katie Lange, Department of Defense: ‘No Room for Error’: That’s How These PJs Remember the Thai Cave Rescue
By Marine Corps Cpl. Jorge Rosales 6th Marine Corps District: Face of Defense: Man Sheds 40 Pounds to Serve as Marine Corps Officer
Coast Guard HC-130 Crew Drops Message Block to Adrift Skiff in Bering Sea

Military December 27, 2017

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Jenna Lenski, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing: Deployed Troops Get President’s Christmas Greetings
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar, Dec. 26, 2017 — “I’m thrilled to bring season’s greetings on behalf of the first lady and our entire family and most importantly on behalf of the American people,” President Donald J. Trump said over video conference to deployed service members on Christmas Eve.

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour Entertains Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq
Q-WEST, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2017 — “We could not bring you home for Christmas, so we decided to bring a little bit of home to you,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said yesterday on Christmas to service members here at this base near Mosul.


By Yolanda R. Arrington: The SITREP: Sailors Get Special Visit, Marines Honor Vietnam Hero & More
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Army veteran recalls little-known account that turned tide in Battle of the Bulge.
Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a group of distinguished visitors spent time with sailors and Marines deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Marines rename the staff non-commissioned officer barracks on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan after a Vietnam war hero.
The Coast Guard reflects on 180 years of search and rescue missions.

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Savannah Mesimer, 3rd Marine Division: Face of Defense: Marine Describes Route to Becoming Martial Arts Instructor
OKINAWA, Japan, Dec. 26, 2017 — Marine Corps Cpl. Javier Carpintero, a native of El Paso, Texas, has earned instructor status in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

By David McNally ARL Public Affairs: Army and Marine Corps Team Up on 3-D Printed Drones