If you didn’t realize it from watching your basic “don’t tell anything” news, your US Marines evacuated American citizens out of the US Embassy in Libya Saturday. I’m sure you were aware of that right? No? Perhaps you should be asking what else the news isn’t reporting.
DOD Sends 'Pink Slip' Letters to Soldiers Fighting in Afghanistan
"What is astonishing is that the Defense Department thought it would be appropriate to notify deployed soldiers — men and women risking their lives daily in combat zones — that they’ll be laid off after their current deployment."
You read it here on OMV where your marines were headed back to Iraq. Now, news agencies are quietly leaking that even more warriors are headed back to Iraq. Something to think about: The Pres stated that his primary reason for pulling out US service members in 2011 was that we “won” the war, Sadam was dead, and it was a senseless and “dumb” war.
“A controversial 600-plus page manual used by the military
to train its Equal Opportunity officers teaches that "healthy, white,
heterosexual, Christian" men hold an unfair advantage over other races,
and warns in great detail about a so-called "White Male Club." This
quote was taken from a story released recently.
Shutdown = furloughs, although the President is getting paid still, congress is getting paid still, military killed in action?.........not getting paid.
Who isnt getting paid? I'll tell you exactlly who has paid the ultimate sacrifice and payments have been delayed.
They died Oct. 6, in Zhari District, Afghanistan, of
injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised
1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, of San Diego, Calif., assigned to Madigan Army
Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, of Carlisle, Pa., assigned to the 3rd Battalion,
75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.
Sgt. Joseph M. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo., assigned to the 5th Military
Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy.
Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, of Philomath, Ore., assigned to the 3rd Battalion,
75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga.
Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins, Jr., 19, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Oct. 5
while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was
assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine
Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
"I just got off the phone with a staffer for the Armed
Services Committee, at present there "no pending or current proposed
legislation" to help the new or future gold star families while the
government shut down is in place. If you'd like to give them a piece of your
mind like I did, here's the #: 202-224-3871"
Veterans regional offices will be closed and nobody will answer their phones beginning Tuesday morning (today) as the government shutdown forces furloughs of 7,000 employees of the Veterans Benefits Administration.
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer attends the People/Time
Party On The Eve Of The White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 26
in Washington. Meyer confirmed his interest in running for Congress but
did not give a time frame. (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images for Time
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer told Marine Corps Times on
Tuesday night that he is “someday” interested in running for Congress,
but left the time frame for it uncertain following a day of speculation
about his plans.
By Hope Hodge Seck (Marine Corps Times) Staff writer
An outspoken member of Congress wants the Pentagon’s investigative
body to address the Marine Corps’ decision to fire a whistle-blower for
sending a strongly worded email to one of the commandant’s former
advisers. Meanwhile, a civilian attorney with military ties has asked
the Navy Department to censure a senior Marine Corps official who
compared the whistle-blower’s email to last month’s mass shooting at the
Washington Navy Yard.
(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)Orig story by Stratfor
An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer anchored at the port of Manila in late May.
As the United States and its allies position their forces for a
possible military strike on Syria, the nature of that strike will be
entirely dependent on the objective of the mission. The scope of the
strike will be heavily debated: whether it will be a punitive action
aimed at critical leadership or command and control nodes, a strike
geared toward degrading the regime's capabilities so that the balance of
power tilts toward the rebels, or an assault on the regime's chemical weapons arsenal.