The Military is Slowly Being Put on the Back Burner for Support.

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Military news….

New World of Warships Charity Tournament
This summer Verizon is launching a new World of Warships charity tournament in partnership with Wargaming and Wounded Warrior Project called Verizon Warrior Series. The Verizon Warrior Series will welcome teams from across the country to compete for a great cause – veterans in need.

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“One second he may be asking about your family, and the next time he will be telling you that he hates the sound of your voice, that you’re f–king retarded.” That’s what one sailor had to say about Navy Cmdr. Frank Azzarello, the former commanding officer of the destroyer USS Forrest Sherman. An investigation found that Azzarello ‘crossed professional lines’ and harassed his sailors.

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“The only advice I think I gave him was to do the very best that he could and then to do a little more.” That’s what living Marine Corps legend Hershel “Woody” Williams told his great-grandson Cedar Ross before Ross began Marine Corps boot camp earlier this year. The 97-year-old Williams was awarded the Medal of Honor for repeatedly assaulting Japanese positions during the battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945. But his age didn’t stop him from seeing Ross graduate from boot camp last week.

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Healing the hidden wounds of war
Founded in New York City in 2012, The Headstrong Project was created to help military veterans and their families overcome PTSD and other military-related traumas. The founders of Headstrong saw a deep need for mental health services for post-9/11 veterans. They also saw a large gap between the care that was available and veterans’ access to it.
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“Numerous female soldiers reported that it is a daily battle to get through the day without allowing the multiple advances from male soldiers upset them.” 

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“Gender affirming care is also a life-saving necessity for some veterans, as supported by leading medical experts.” That’s from veterans’ advocate Jennifer Dane. the Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to eventually offer gender-confirmation surgery for transgender veterans. At least one federal lawmaker attacked the VA for doing so, but the grounds of his argument may not be as solid as he thinks.

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A a sidebar thought from me….

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed this scary plan for the U.S. military

Democrats have their eyes on fundamentally transforming the U.S. military.

That’s bad news for America.

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed this scary plan for the U.S. military.

Right now America faces a rising Communist China.

The communist government in Beijing believes it will one day eclipse the United States and that it will develop military superiority.

There are currently worries that Communist China can launch a military invasion at any moment to seize control of the nation of Taiwan and the American military would be powerless to stop it.

In fact, war games from the U.S. government show the Communist Chinese military defeating the American armed forces in any conflict over Taiwan.

Despite this reality, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and admitted that far-left Democrats plan to cut the military budget when Congress debates spending bills for the fiscal year 2022.

“[W]e’ve got appropriations season coming up, funding and critical agencies that progressives want deep reform in. We’ve got the defense budget coming up. We’ve got DHS coming up. We’ve got a lot of these different big bills, that have — from agencies where there have been lots of concerns. And so, I think we’re pacing ourselves right now. Because progressives do want to bring down the military budget. We want a $15 minimum wage. We want to make sure that we expand Medicare and that we lower — at bare minimum lower the age. I would like Medicare for all,” Ocasio-Cortez stated.

This is the true definition of America Last.

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People Are Concerned About the Interpreters in Afghanistan After Our Troops Leave September 8th

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Military news…

At least 1,900 firearms belonging to the U.S. military were lost or stolen in the last decade — the vast majority having come from the Army. That’s from this story by Haley Britzky, who expands on the Associated Press’ reporting of the issue. The missing arsenal includes rifles, machine guns, rocket launchers, grenade launchers, mortars and several mysterious weapons listed as “others.”

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‘I Want the White House’s Hair on Fire:’ Senator Calls for Action to Save Afghan Interpreters

A Maine senator is calling for the U.S. to house tens of thousands of Afghan interpreters and their family members in territories held by NATO countries while their visa applications are being completed.

“I want the White House’s hair on fire” over the pressing need to ensure Afghans’ safety, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said in a telephone briefing with reporters. “The time is short, and getting shorter all the time.”

King said he has not discussed his idea to temporarily house Afghans in NATO territories with President Joe Biden, but added that he is “trying to think as creatively as possible about how to solve the problem.”

U.S. troops have a mandate to depart Afghanistan no later than Sept. 11, 2021.

King later clarified in the roundtable that he was not suggesting Afghans stay in NATO nations themselves, but territories they held, similar to how the United States holds Guam. This, he said, would give the Afghans a safe place to stay while not compromising the NATO nations’ security.

“Afghanistan is a NATO operation, and there were NATO allies involved along with us in Afghanistan, pretty much from the beginning,” King said. “I think we need to call upon our NATO allies to help with this process, and perhaps to provide a waystation for some of these people.”

He also said the military may need to detail some Washington D.C.-based personnel to the State Department to help plow through a backlog of roughly 18,000 Afghans awaiting processing for their Special Immigrant Visas.

But the State Department’s handling of the Special Immigrant Visa program is troubled and slow, taking more than 900 days on average to process applications for Afghan allies and their dependents. At this pace, by the time the vetting process for many is finished, King said, the Americans will be long gone — and their lives are in danger.

A rapid military evacuation of Afghans would be complicated, King said. Because Afghanistan is landlocked and there is no sealift option, the evacuation would almost certainly have to be done by air.

Further complicating matters: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Sunday suspended all visa operations, due to an intense outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the country.

“It’s not only a moral issue, it’s a national security issue,” King said. “This can’t just be business as usual at the State Department. … History judges you for how you go into a war, but also how you leave it.”

King noted that after the Vietnam War, the United State temporarily housed Vietnamese refugees in Guam while similar immigration issues were resolved. Today, some advocates for Afghans are vociferously pushing the government to take the same step now.

King said he’s not specifically recommending Guam as the waystation for Afghans, but that NATO nations may fill that role today, and allow the time for proper processing.

King did not spell out exactly how he envisioned detailed Defense Department personnel might help out with Afghan visas. It could be, he said, that as personnel are transitioned out of remote areas in Afghanistan, they could do a stint in Kabul to help with visa processing.

He cited the need to get the chief of mission at the U.S.’s embassy in Kabul to sign off on visas, helping to alleviate one major backlog.

The U.S. also has a practical motivation for acting here, King said: if it does not help Afghans now, will potential allies in future conflicts risk their own lives to assist America?

“The signal it sends is, do not help the Americans, because when the crunch comes, they’re going to abandon you,” King said. “You cannot operate in a foreign theater without the cooperation and assistance of residents there, who believe in the cause that you’re supporting. But they’re going to have to think twice, if there’s a major bloodbath after we leave Afghanistan and we didn’t do everything possible to solve this problem.”

King stressed that he isn’t calling for lowering screening standards “or simply opening the gates,” as that could possibly allow a terrorist planning an attack to sneak into the country. But, he said, “we’ve got to speed it up.”

He said he has heard from service members who have depended on Afghans as interpreters and guides, and are now “gravely concerned” for their safety.

King said he was alarmed when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that planning to help Afghans is “working through the system right now.” But in a conversation after the hearing, King said, Milley agreed that this is an urgent problem that requires an “all hands on deck” solution.

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The second story brought back memories for me about South Korea.

There were interpreters need to talk to certain fascists of the enemies force. Chinese, North Korean, etc.

I wondered about this very same thing that the article is talking about. What happens to the special interpreters we used. Never found out, but I hope the military took good care of them.

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Another bed check. (I remember those well.) How are you doing? Do you dread going to sleep, because the nightmares are getting worse?

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You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Very Disturbing News Concerning Our Military

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Very disturbing military news…

The military’s top general was forced to admit something terrible about Joe Biden

“When I first was elected vice president with President Obama, the military sat us down to let us know what the greatest threats facing America were — greatest physical threats. This is not a joke,” Biden stated. “You know what the Joint Chiefs told us the greatest threat facing America was? Global warming.”

North Dakota Republican Senator Kevin Cramer asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley if he agreed with Biden.

General Milley – who is one of the “Woke” generals that regularly undermined Donald Trump – was forced to admit – in the gentlest way possible – that Joe Biden had no idea what he was talking about saying Russia and China were far bigger threats to the U.S. military.

“Climate change does impact, but the president is looking at a much broader angle than I am. I’m looking at it from a strictly military standpoint. And from a strictly military standpoint, I’m putting China, Russia up there,” General Milley stated.

But Senator Cramer was not buying that Biden’s remarks for claiming that so-called “climate change” was a bigger threat to American troops than China or Russia.

“I just think it’s peculiar that the president would go to another continent and tell our service members there that the number one threat is climate change,” Senator Cramer stated.

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Shocking: Radical Left Brainwashing Our Military

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) speaks during a hearing to examine United States Special Operations Command and United States Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2022 and the Future Years Defense Program, on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 25, 2021. (Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

In a Senate hearing with Austin, Cotton claimed that within the military, there’s “plummeting morale, growing mistrust between races and sexes where none existed just six months ago and unexpected retirements and separations based on these trainings alone.”

One whistleblower, Cotton alleged, said that military history training was replaced with training about police brutality, “systemic racism,” and “white privilege.” Another said that his unit had to read “White Fragility” by feminist author and critical theory proponent Robin DiAngelo, according to the senator.

In May, the Space Force confirmed it relieved Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a former instructor and fighter pilot, as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron. While it didn’t specifically name the reason why Lohmeier was terminated, the Space Force cited comments made by Lohmeier during a podcast in which he denounced CRT and warned about the spread of Marxism within the Space Force’s ranks.

Cotton suggested that claims the military is attempting to foster diversity with such training are incorrect.

“[It’s] about a very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping into some parts of our military, based on the whistleblower complaints we have received,” he said.

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Those two articles send up huge warning signals for our military. I just can’t feel that President Biden is supporting our military very much.

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Today is American Flag Day. Those of us from the military completely understand the importance of our flag. I get goose bumps every time they play the National Anthem.

Unfortunately there are some to use our flag for political reasons. They even burn it and laugh. They aren’t true Americans. They are people who want to be on TV, and make havoc.

God bless America and our flag. May she wave for ever.

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Bed checking you my friend. How are you doing? Are you getting overwhelmed with the way our country is going right now?

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There are over 12,160 fellow veterans here who have your back.

I realize it can get very hard to function when so much crap is going on. If this is true for you, GET HELP!

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You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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