US official: Russia appoints new Ukraine war commander With A Record of Brutality.

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Military news….

Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase

This isn’t over.

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A Purple Heart reminds us that US troops are still fighting in Northern Africa

A soldier with the 20th Special Forces Group recently received the Purple Heart after being wounded in northwest Africa in January.


US approves air-defense upgrade for Taiwan as COVID-19 nixes reported visit by Pelosi

The United States has approved a $95 million military sale to boost Taiwan’s air defenses, as China sends increasing numbers of warplanes near the island democracy.

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EU imposes sanctions on Putin’s daughters

The European Union has imposed sanctions on two adult daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a new package of measures targeting Russia’s economy, businessmen and oligarchs in retaliation for the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, according to two EU officials.

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Japan to expel 8 Russian officials, impose new sanctions

Japan is expelling eight Russian diplomats and trade officials and will phase out imports of Russian coal and oil. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Moscow must be held accountable for “war crimes” in Ukraine.

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UN aid chief: ‘I’m not optimistic’ about Ukraine ceasefire

The United Nations’ humanitarian chief says he is not optimistic about securing a ceasefire to halt the fighting in Ukraine. He spoke Thursday following high-level talks in Moscow and Kyiv that underscored how far apart the two sides are.

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US official: Russia appoints new Ukraine war commander
Russia has turned to Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, 60, one of Russia’s most experienced military officers and — according to U.S. officials — a general with a record of brutality against civilians in Syria and other war theaters.
Former boxer turned Kyiv mayor becomes a rousing wartime leader
Vitali Klitschko is visiting sites hit by Russian attacks, comforting survivors and even giving out his cell number.

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I thought I would share some great endorsement coming in for my upcoming book. Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

There are many. but I will just share some of the ones I cherish right now.

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Signs of Hope for the Military: in and Out of the Trenches of Life, is a must read book for any military, which are hurting from PTD, TBI, anxiety, depression, etc. It has extensive valuable and doable suggestions for successful cope mechanisms. I have also enjoyed Doug Bolton sharing his own stories about his time in the military. He shows that he has been there and done that. This makes him very qualified to offer his advice, guidance and support.  

I applaud Doug for his insight and wiliness to share. I know you will too.

Colonel Dona Marie Iversen

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If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 8 Was Fatally Injured

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Military news…

Several Navy vessels are in such dire need of maintenance that their unseaworthy appearance is an embarrassment to the United States.

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Light, fast and lethal is what the Marine Corps expects from its light armored reconnaissance battalions, and last week it put forward what it expects from the next generations of combat vehicles.

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It’s a rare treat when a movie or TV show actually gets a military uniform right, and it’s even rarer when that uniform that hasn’t even been adopted yet. But somehow, the animated comedy series “South Park” pulled it off for Space Force.

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Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8, was fatally injured during a fast-rope training exercise on Dec. 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Army to Award Purple Hearts to 39 Soldiers Injured in Iran Missile Attack Following CBS News investigation

The Army will award the Purple Heart to dozens of soldiers injured when Iran hit their base in Iraq with ballistic missiles in January 2020. CBS News found these soldiers had not been recognized with the award and denied medical benefits, despite appearing to qualify.

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Berger: I’ll Accept a Smaller Marine Corps to Make Light Amphibs Happen

The Marine Corps’ top general recently reiterated his willingness to cut the number of Marines for new systems, including the light amphibious warship, he says the service needs to deter or defeat China.

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Five-nation Pacific naval drills send precautionary message to adversaries, admiral says

U.S. naval forces in the Indo-Pacific train frequently alongside its allies, said Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, to deter “aggressive or authoritarian” countries from overreaching in the region.

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I have been sharing endorsements for, my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life, from many very important people. I thank them so much for taking time to read my advanced copy and commenting. I have one more to share from a general. I am very proud of that.

That endorsement will be in my next post.

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1-800-272-8255..texting 838255.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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