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Female Green Berets: “…significant corruption, ethical and leadership failures, and potentially serious future problems….”

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In 2016, the U. S. Army opened its special operations jobs to women.  Army Times reported ten days ago that a female soldier has its Special Forces Assessment and Selection process.

Selected to attend selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course, if successful she would earn a Green Beret.  While there are those who would celebrate such an achievement, for eight years we have witnessed the previous administration implement policies placing political correctness and ideology ...

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VA to Medical Professionals Doing Union Work on the Clock: Back to Your Healthcare Jobs of Serving Veterans.

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As a shop steward (aka union representative) of a company that I worked for decades ago, I performed all union duties during my off-time from work. Only once did I attend a union function on company time and that was because my presence was requested at on on-going contract negotiation between management and the union.  My presence which lasted no longer than thirty minutes was agreed upon by both parties to which I obliged. Before that day and ever since, all ...

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2018 COMMANDANT’S MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL

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Wishing a Happy 243rd Birthday to the USMC. 

Thank you for your service.

NEVER FORGET.

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11.10.2018
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The 2018 Commandant’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball held at the Washington Hilton in the District of Columbia on November 10. This year’s Ball will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Belleau Wood.

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DOD, VA Secretaries Commemorate Veterans Day at Arlington

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Source:  Defense.gov

VA, UNITED STATES

11.11.2018

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior officials honor veterans during the 65th annual national Veterans Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Nov. 11, 2018.

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All gave some: Coast Guard Veteran recalls the nuances of service

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VA Blogs.gov by VAntage Point Contributor

On Nov. 11 each year, Americans honor Veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Being a Veteran myself, I know that there are many facets to how military service impacts an individual. Some of these facets are so nuanced that they might seem insignificant. To people who have never had an immediate family member or close friend in the military, these impacts could be invisible.

Nuanced and seemingly insignificant as they are, ...

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The American Veteran – Episode #1202

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Published on Nov 11, 2018 by U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

This episode of The American Veteran features stories about: Charles Norman Shay, a 94-year old Penobscot tribal elder, who served in WWII as a combat medic landing on Omaha Beach in the first wave; a 27-piece salsa band made up entirely of military Veterans; an Army Veteran applies the unbreakable warrior spirit to wheelchair basketball; a Navy Veteran who, with help from ...

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The Marines’ First Amphibious Raid

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Fix Bayonets by Mustang

At the outset of the American Revolution, Great Britain’s governor in Virginia recognized that stores of arms and gunpowder within his control were now threatened by colonial rebels.  Accordingly, he directed that these stores be removed from Virginia and transported to New Providence Island in the Bahamas.  In August 1775, General Gage [1] alerted Governor Montfort ...

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Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Marine Veteran.

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Meet Sergeant Major John L. Canley, a retired marine, America. Canley is the 300th recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

 

 

Remarks by President Trump at the Presentation of the Medal of Honor to Gunnery Sergeant John L. Canley

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4:11 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you. And thank ...

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President Trump’s Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2018

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Recognizing Gold Star families, President Donald J. Trump on Friday, September 28, 2018 issued the following proclamation.

 

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Courageous Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country and our freedom.  The families who stood alongside these heroes ...

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