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 ...
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.
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 ...
(Reprinted in its entirety, by Marine Corps Times editor, Andrea Scott @_andreascott)
Remedios Cruz joined the Marine Corps in 2013 as a supply clerk. One year later, she completed infantry training, and in 2017, made history when she became one of three females to join 1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
It’s not your father’s Navy. Thanks to Obama’s order allowing openly gay service in the military, the USS Ronald Reagan now boasts its own drag queen.
Winston Churchill is famously quoted as saying of the British Navy “Nothing but rum, sodomy, prayers and the lash.” Here in America, jokesters in the other branches of the military have spent decades pretending that the Navy is the gayist branch of the services.