Tag: Valerie Nessel the widow of Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman

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