The President Has Put an Innocent Man in the Brig for Telling the truth.

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Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the Marine officer whose meteoric rise to internet fandom began with a video criticizing military leadership over Afghanistan, is currently in the brig. Qoute from his father, “They had a gag order on him and asked him not to speak,” Scheller’s father said. “He did, and they incarcerated him. They don’t know what to do with him.”

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Army officials are increasing security measures at Fort Bliss after a female soldier reported being assaulted by “a small group of male evacuees” on Sept. 19. The FBI is also investigating the allegation.

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In a recent viral video, a senior airman in the Air Force asks viewers to help find jobs for service members leaving the military because they refuse to take the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. Her video resonated with thousands of viewers, but the number of service members leaving the military due to declining the vaccine, and for which reason, is still unknown.

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Top U.S. military leaders have finally acknowledged that they knew President Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan would seal the country’s fate. The acknowledgement marks a sharp turn from the earlier narrative, where Biden and other officials said it was unlikely the Taliban would win the entire country.

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Well, I have sent you all the titles of my chapters from the Table of Contents in my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

I hope you got interested in the book by reading the description of each chapter.

I may start back sharing excerpts from the book, so keep coming back to check them out.

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So many, not so fun, things are happening in our world today. As a Veteran, or current service member are you being dragged down like a huge magnate? Are you not wanting to go to sleep, becasue of the nightmares that are waiting for you?

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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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There Are Still People Stranded In Afghanistan, and Many Are Americans

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Military news…

A VA employee is under investigation for allegedly sharing a patient’s medical information on Twitter in a (poor) attempt at a joke about how penis surgery for the patient is a waste of taxpayer money. The tweet was not only a HIPAA violation, but it was also a callous barb against emotional and physical injuries that thousands of veterans, old and young, suffer from.

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The baby daughter of one of the 13 American service members killed in a suicide bombing last month in Afghanistan was born on Sept. 13 and given a warm welcome from her Marine Corps family and beyond. Levi Rylee Rose McCollum, daughter of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum and his wife Jiennah, “came roaring into this world and graced us all with her presence,”

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The Army finally revealed why a soldier is being court-martialed for a mysterious firefight that took place in Syria last year. Though the details of the firefight itself are still murky, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Nicoson allegedly disobeyed orders and recklessly led his men into a gunfight with Syrian government forces, then attempted to cover up the evidence.

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900 U.S. troops are still over there and nobody knows why. U.S. troops first went there to help destroy the Islamic State group’s former caliphate, but now they are stuck in between their Kurdish allies, Turkish forces who want to destroy those Kurdish allies, and the remnants of ISIS. 

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Remember the F-117 Nighthawk, the arrow-shaped stealth jet that kicked serious butt in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom? It’s back. Though the attack plane officially retired in 2008, the Air Force has low-key brought it back over the past few years for training missions with fighter crews, and the service publicly confirmed a recent Nighthawk training mission on Thursday.

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More table of contents from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

Loneliness Sucks the Life of You

I had hundreds of fellow service me and women, but I was still lonely.

Desperate people do Desperate Things

Parents were throwing their children in front of our rigs to get compensation.

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

A woman was left to die on a busy street in Korea

Communication From Home, or the Lack of it

Mail Call was Depressing for me.

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Short on time today. I am heading out with my three sons in two hours for fishing trip. it is supposed to be pouring rain, but we will overcome. 🙂

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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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Searching for Gold Star Families to Interview for my Upcoming Book

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Military news…

Thanks to a U.S. Marine’s GoPro deployment video, we can see what the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan actually looked like. This isn’t the sanitized version presented by public affairs: this is the confusion, anger and antics that actually marked life on the ground in the war’s final days.

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The Department of Defense needs your help renaming nine Army forts and two Navy ships that were named after people who served the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. . That’s right, the military is crowd-sourcing name ideas for its installations, so it’s up to you to make the dream of Forty McFortface, or perhaps something better like Fort Alwyn Cashe, a reality.

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 The five sailors killed in a recent helicopter crash aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln provide a stark reminder that seemingly routine military operations can turn just as deadly as combat. That is especially the case when it comes to the difficult task of landing a helicopter on an aircraft carrier.
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16 years ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe died after walking through fire three times to save his fellow soldiers from the burning wreckage of their Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Iraq. But despite being endorsed by the Pentagon eight months ago to receive the Medal of Honor for his incredible act of sacrifice, Cashe has still not received it.

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For the past three presidential administrations, top military leaders went out of their way to avoid any conversation with the American public about what was happening in Afghanistan and why. But now that U.S. troops are finally out, military leaders have no excuse to keep their work secret. The war is lost, and the country deserves to know why.

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Ever want to take your boss to court for being a jerk? It’s a tactic that rarely works in the military, but it did for the legendary Army Maj. Richard “Dick” Winters of “Band of Brothers” fame. That’s right, Winters out-foxed the Army’s green weenie just like he did the Nazi’s. in WWII.

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I just finished putting the table of contents together for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

All I really have are some follow up interviews. I also want to do another interview with a Gold Star mother, but I seem to have lost her contact information.

If you know Vickie Ziegler, please tell her to connect with me at doug@dougbolton.com.

I have stopped sharing excerpts from the book, because my publisher said SLOW DOWN! Do not give so much away free.

You can find many of them by searching the archives.

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What’s happening in your world soldier? Is the earth spinning too fast for you? Do you fear sleeping at night?

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With the 12,970 fellow veterans on this site who have your back, you are in good hands.

But! If it is just 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 the know you are OK.

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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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