There Are Some shocking Things Happening in the Military These Days

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President Biden said this morning that there have been over 200 million first time virus shots given. That is good news. It is rolling in the right direction.

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Some military news for you. Some of it is shocking.

“Even though you are a police officer, you still need to be held accountable” Marine veteran Carl E. Andersen Jr. told Pentagon reporter Jeff Schogol about the 2019 incident when Colorado Springs police officers tased him while he was in the hospital room of his 19-month old daughter. They tased Andersen because he refused to hand over his cell phone to a detective without an explanation, said Andersen, who is now suing the city of Colorado Springs, Teller County and the four officers involved in the altercation.
The Pentagon just can’t quit Afghanistan seems to be the message after U.S. Central Command chief Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr, told lawmakers about the military’s plan to keep launching attacks against terrorist groups in the country without having troops on the ground.  President Joe Biden wants U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, but the plan to keep the country from being used as a base for terrorist attacks against the U.S. is still in play.

“I ask for peace,” said Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, the head of the Minnesota National Guard, after two of his soldiers were injured in a drive-by shooting while they sat in their Humvee in Minneapolis on Sunday, writes Paul Szoldra in this article. Though the soldiers suffered only minor injuries and are back on duty, the event “highlights the volatility and tension in our communities,”  as the Twin Cities await the verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd last May.

On a more serious note, a retired Pennsylvania Air National Guard brigadier general, 69-year-old Frank Sullivan was sentenced to five years probation and a $2,500 fine after blaming his child porn possession on PTSD. Sullivan, whose military biography never mentions combat, isn’t the first veteran to pull the “PTSD made me do it” card, writes Marine veteran and T&P editor-in-chief Paul Szoldra in his article. And, unfortunately for victims of child pornography, the card works.

A congressman wants to “fire the generals”  An investigation revealed that safety and maintenance lapses led to a fatal training accident last summer. Eight Marines and one sailor died in the accident when the amphibious assault vehicle they were riding in sunk off the coast of California. The Marines were not trained in escaping a submerged vehicle; the crew had no time to do proper maintenance beforehand; and no safety boats were nearby to help. But the generals in charge have not been punished.

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Short warning…If you take a break from working at your computer, do not go outside to see how your wife is doing in her yard work!! She put me to work, and I just got back. LOL

Love that lady!!

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As a teenager, just out of high school, I was pleasantly surprised how I adapted so quickly to basic training. The first few days, I was in shock, but then I decided I wanted to learn everything I coud and started listening carefully. I also decided that you HAVE to obey all orders. Makes life easier for you.

I have a story in my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life, about a soldier in basic training that decided to challenge the rules. Wasn’t pretty.

The book is rolling again. I has to slow down for a while since I has some health issues, but

I am roaring back. I still hope to have the book out by this fall.

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In basic there was a nightly “Bed check.” Not sure what that accomplished, but I got used to it.

Well, I am doing a bed check on you right now. How are you doing? Does the dark clouds cover your world? Do you have bad nights in your sleep?

FEAR NOT!

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If it is just too overwhelming right now, GET HELP!

Here is toll free number that is 24/7. There are highly trained counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are Ok.

Never, ever, take on this, not so friendly world, alone.

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unlloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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A Second Lieutenant, in Uniform, Was Dragged Out of his Car and Pepper Sprayed

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Another beautiful day outside. Going to have to go on a walk to build my strength back up.

Whenever I think of walking, I think of our brothers and sister who don’t dare go on a walk. They are hunkered down for fear of being shot. Never forget them.

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I can’t list all the things I think our country is doing wrong right now. The list would be long. I pray for our president, because to be honest with you, I do not think he is even in charge.

The far left is dragging him down like a huge magnate.

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I read an article where a second Lieutenant, in uniform, was dragged out of his car and pepper sprayed. The video doesn’t show him doing anything wrong. He told the officers he was afraid to get out of the car. Their answer… “You should be!”

He has sued the police department and I hope he wins.

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We still have more National Guardsmen in the nation’s capital than there are in Afghanistan. That is appalling. What are they afraid of?

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While in the military I found that the more you accept orders the less strain you will be in.

Some of the guys I knew tried to “buck,” the system, and it didn’t work out well for them.

The discipline I learned for the military has helped me in my civilian life.

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Up date on my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

I have added another person to interview. I spoke to him while at the Oregon Coast. He has some funny, and yet sad sharing to do and I know it will help other veterans.

Everything else is in the final stages of preparation.

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How are you doing today? Is your world OK, or do you think it is spinning too fast?

Fear not!

There are over 11,830 fellow veterans here who have your back.

But! If the burden of life is too much for you right now, GET HELP!

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

Never, ever, let the this dark world pull you down!

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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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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Finding Out That You are being Deployed to a War Zone, Can be Overwhelming

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Tons of news this weekend. Enjoy!

Biden gets his first Middle East airstrikes out of the way.

Got a lot of backlash for doing this.

Air Force contractor steals 2,500 pages of secret documents.

REALLY???

The Air Force is using virtual reality to fight its suicide epidemic.

There are 22 veterans who take their own lives every day!!!

How letters from home carried this Medal of Honor recipient through his deployments.

I think this is extremely important. I remember how few letters I got, and how it hurt.

52 years ago, this airman threw himself on a burning flare to save his crew.

Such devotion to his fellow warriors.

Air Force considers allowing airmen to attend funerals without charging leave.

Good move.

Rural Veterans Not Receiving Vaccine is a Concern.

Marines are getting their hands on a brand new rifle optic.

The Pentagon delayed promoting female generals over fears of Trump’s reaction.

Bad move

Female airmen at Kirtland Air Force Base finally get body armor that fits.

Got to keep those ladies happy.

The US is deploying nearly 5,000 active-duty troops to vaccinate America for COVID-19.

So proud of them.

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This is another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In an Out of the Trenches of Life.

After I came back to the states from South Korea, I only had a few months left in the military. I was stationed at FT. Bragg, NC. I kept marking my calendar daily for the countdown.

With just one month left, we all had a rude awakening. We were all ordered out to formation. A Colonel came out to talk to us. he said, “This is not a drill. We are being sent to the Bay of Pigs for military action.”

There was shocked looks on many of the soldiers eyes.

He went on to say, “You have one half hour to pack your gear and report back here to be deported to the airport.”

I only had 30 days left and this is happening to me?

I ran home and packed. Got back to the formation, and we were driven to the airport in buses. It was incredibly quiet on the bus. The men were too stunned to talk.

We got to the airport and they loaded us on the plane. Once we were all in, the engine started up and began to taxi.

The plane got to the take off area, and revved up its engines. It was taking off. I was petrified! I was a 20 year old kid and heading to war.

Suddenly the plane stopped, and the pilot said, “We just now got a message that President Kennedy has aborted the maneuver. We are heading back to the terminal.”

There was an eruption inside the plane as the guys all started screaming and crying in happiness.

I was that close to go to war, and I am so glad it all worked out.

(Actual excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: IN an Out of the trenches of Life.)

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Were you deployed and put in harm’s way? Do you still have problems from doing that?

Be strong, because there are over 11, 570 fellow veterans here who have you back. Many were deployed just like you.

However, if the burdens are too heavy, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7.

They have highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

Never take on this, not so friendly, world alone!

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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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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