Mattis ‘Making Changes’ On Personnel Assignments After Niger Ambush

September 7, 2018 G W 0

When the United States military deploys its special operations soldiers, whether they’re Green Berets, Rangers, Navy Seals, Delta Force, DEVGRU, or even Air Force Pararescue troops, they’re deploying highly-trained assets that represent hundreds of thousands of dollars of training, the kind of people who can win decisive victories in impossible odds. That’s why when a group of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were cut down in an ambush in Niger, it was such big news, and such a blow to the military. In response, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a former Marine who saw combat abroad, is pushing to change (Read More)

Vietnam Veteran Honored With Medals 50 Years Later

August 30, 2018 G W 0

The Vietnam war was not popular in its time, and many who served didn’t receive their just reward for their bravery, whether from the civilian populace or from the government that sent them to war. David Groe of Lake Mills, Iowa, was just such a person. At least, until Friday, August 24, 2018, when a few friends, and a local school, gave him the medals he earned but never received for his war-time service. He was both surprised and delighted at the event that honored him, his service, and presented him with his awards and citations for them. Like many (Read More)

President Trump Makes 9-Year History For Military

August 15, 2018 G W 0

To say that people in the military are underpaid for their work is an understatement. The work of an enlisted soldier or officer can include such horrific dangers as encountering NBC materials (nuclear, chemical, biological), being shot at, and a number of other frightful things that most people in the private sector would never do for the pay that soldiers are given. President Donald J. Trump made a promise during his campaign to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, a promise that he would stand with them and be their advocate, whether that meant new tanks (Read More)

Monument Dedicated In Mississippi Honors 16 Marines Killed Last Year

July 18, 2018 G W 0

Even when not in combat operations, the life of a U.S. service member is not an easy or safe one. Due to the need to train as they fight, many such warriors are in danger almost constantly. A year ago on July 14, 2017, a United States Marine Corps KC-130T, a military transport based on the beloved C-130 design, was carrying special operations Marines from North Carolina to California for a training mission. The plane broke apart in the sky, and it crashed, along with its compliment of operators and its New York-based crewmen, into a Mississippi field. Now, a (Read More)

Number 3 VA Official Resigns As Inspector General Report Rips Open Scandal, Going Public

February 16, 2018 James Baker 0

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs now has a fresh scandal on their hands as evidence uncovers a lofty travel scandal. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s chief of staff Vivieca Simpson resigned promptly as news of a travel expense scam went public. The scandal revolves around Simpson’s altering of records to hide payments for Wimbledon tickets and airfare. Ms. Simpson is the third highest ranking member of the VA—her retirement was confirmed by Shulkin on Friday. Currently, reports reveal the VA is experiencing turmoil among their ranks in the execution of President Trump’s new order allowing veterans to choose their (Read More)