“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.
This year has really hit your military in ways the average person may not always see. There is the cut back of Marines that has reduced our capabilities abroad to ensure our security, there have been cuts that have turned the average young servicemember that was planning on doing 20 years out on the street in under 10 years, the cuts have grounded the Blue Angels (no sign of them flying anytime in the next year or more) and now your wounded service members are feeling the sting as they too not only have to suffer for the rest of their lives for their dedication to this country but the sequestration has stuck it to them again.
Currently as of today you don’t have to define what
percentages your Post 911 GI Bill is defined until you retire. However, the
below article defines a new deadline of Aug 1 and after I talked to the VA it’s
only for the US Army or they think it’s only for the US Army. Best advice, if you’re
thinking about transferring your Post 911 GI Bill, you should make those
changes before Aug 1st.