A Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel Inouye, Has a Destroyer Named After Him

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Military news…

“One thing about internal injuries is there’s not too many nerve endings there. So I said ‘hey it’s not bleeding too badly, so I’ll keep going.’ And then all hell broke loose.” That’s from Daniel Inouye: soldier, Medal of Honor recipient, and now the namesake of the Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

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“The Oklahoma governor ordering that no Oklahoma National Guardsmen are required to take the COVID-19 vaccination is a direct attack on national military readiness.” That’s from William Enyart, who knows his stuff, since he is a retired major general who served in the Air Force, the Army National Guard, and as Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard.

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NATO chief seeks to hold Germany to its commitments as cornerstone of nuclear strategy
The alliance’s nuclear-sharing strategy includes storing U.S. nuclear weapons at various sites in Europe, including at least one base in Germany.

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US Forces Japan commits $500 million to replace 24 trucking contracts with Nine Japanese transportation companies have signed on to a contract to haul items for the US military on Japan’s main islands.

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Army gunner found dead at off-post home near Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Sgt. Christian Joseph D’Andrea, 22, was stationed at Fort Wainwright as a gunner and ammunition team chief with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the Army said in a news release.

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All Christmas markets in Bavaria called off amid COVID-19 spike

The German state of Bavaria, home to thousands of U.S. troops, is canceling all Christmas markets statewide because of especially high COVID-19 infection rates, authorities there announced Friday.

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Seoul says Russian, Chinese warplanes enter air buffer zone

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected seven Russian and two Chinese military aircraft in the country’s air defense identification zone off its eastern coast.

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People Seem to Have it In Against Our Military

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Military news….

If the United States and China get into a shooting war, there is a good chance it would start in Taiwan. China has viewed the island off its coast as a renegade province for more than 70 years, but now the Chinese military is stronger than ever and could carry out its claim.

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An Air Force lieutenant colonel showed courageous restraint last week when a man on the street harassed him and an enlisted airman outside a Metro stop in Washington D.C. Not everyone can remain so calm when a stranger is yelling in your face and trying to punch you, but this man did.

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“It’s never as good as it seems and it’s never as bad as it seems, but keep your head and there’s always a way out.” That’s from Norm Hooten, a retired Delta Force soldier who was played by Eric Bana in the 2001 film “Black Hawk Down.”

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This will be a very short post today. Got too many things to get done.

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One of the many things that bugs me about the military is that there are way too many people in the civilian ranks who hate the military. I posted a story above about the soldiers that were attacked by a creep for no known reason. The LTC Colonel was really calm and worked out perfectly.

However, that is not acceptable! These men were serving their country, and may have been put in harms way so that the jerk could get aggressive.

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There Does Not Seem to be Enough Military Support From Our Nation’s Leadership

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I am going to be on a rant at the first of this post. I heard the speeches for Memorial Day, from both our president and Vice president. They were both very poor. Especially the vice president’s words.

She never said anything about the brave warriors who lost their lives for our country. She said, “Have a great weekend.”

This forgetting of our fellow veterans is not acceptable. The current leadership of this country are turning their backs on the military.

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Military news…

Navy SEAL officer-turned-congressman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) may have played himself last week, when he created a whistleblower website for complainants to report evidence of “woke ideology” in the U.S. military. But instead, Crenshaw was inundated with parody complaints and movie plots, like the famous ending monologue from Blade Runner.

If you’re going to accuse a sitting President of election fraud, maybe don’t do it on live TV while wearing your Army uniform. That’s what 1st. Lt. Alex Stovall, a 26-year-old reserve officer, found out now that his branch is looking into a TV interview he conducted with the right-wing news organization One America News Network, who is running to represent Arizona in Congress, appears to have violated several other Army rules along the way.

What do the words ‘behoove,’ ‘chow,’ ‘expedite,’ ‘daggon,’ and ‘irregardless’ have in common? They are all used way too frequently by career enlisted troops and officers, to the agony of many a junior enlisted service member.

Thousands of Afghans who helped Americans for the past 20 years face torture and death as soon as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan. What’s worse is that no one at the Pentagon or State Department seems to care enough about them to begin a massive evacuation while there’s still time. Even Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged on Wednesday that “a significant amount of Afghans” that supported the U.S. could be in danger very soon as the U.S. prepares to withdraw by Sept. 11.

What do the words ‘behoove,’ ‘chow,’ ‘expedite,’ ‘daggon,’ and ‘irregardless’ have in common? They are all used way too frequently by career enlisted troops and officers, to the agony of many a junior enlisted service member, writes James Clark in this very funny story. A few weeks ago, James asked you readers for their nominations for words that are overused ad nauseam in the military, and I’ll be daggon’d if you didn’t deliver.

Don’t miss James’ complete list of the cursed words here. I’m sure you get a promotion straight to four-star general if you can string them all together into one incoherent sentence.Thousands of Afghans who helped Americans for the past 20 years face torture and death as soon as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, writes Jeff Schogol in this troubling article. What’s worse is that no one at the Pentagon or State Department seems to care enough about them to begin a massive evacuation while there’s still time. Even Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged on Wednesday that “a significant amount of Afghans” that supported the U.S. could be in danger very soon as the U.S. prepares to withdraw by Sept. 11.

Make sure you read Jeff’s excellent piece to understand why U.S. officials are dropping the ball on this, and what they could do to get people out faster.If you were too busy counting the minutes to the weekend last Friday to pay attention to the proposed defense budget, we don’t blame you. The $715 billion request has some good and some bad news. Good news: troops and civilian employees would get a 2.7% raise in their basic pay in fiscal year 2022. Bad news: the Air Force would retire 42 A-10s to pay for newer aircraft, should the proposal be accepted by Congress.
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