An Army General Intervened in a Sexual Harassment Case in the mIlitary

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Military news…

Army Maj. Amanda Feindt had been told by the Navy that the water at their Ford Island neighborhood was safe to drink. Then her 4-year-old daughter began throwing up.

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The Facebook page for the largest military hospital in the Pacific Rim was hijacked by an angry person demanding money.

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“The glowing dome of the Capitol stared at us, as I stood next to one of the soldiers in my company, staring back, both of us feeling strange within our body armor.” That’s from Maine National Guard Capt. Jonathan Bratten, who wrote about the surreal experience of responding to the Capitol Hill riots one year ago on Jan. 6.

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A truck driver and Marine Corps Reservist took the time to whip up an improvised breakfast for his fellow motorists stuck on Interstate 95 earlier this week.

(There are many kinds of heroes.)

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An Army general personally intervened on Saturday after a Marine was recently accused of sexually harassing several women online.

(Major General Johanna Clyborne was the General who intervened.)

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The mini F-16 owned and operated by the Civil Air Patrol Wisconsin Timmerman Composite Squadron.

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I have a wonderful endorsement that came in today from General Jim Jaeger, for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and out of the trenches of life. I will share it with you on Monday.

I have many similar endorsements that have come in from WWII veterans; Iraq and Afghanistan veterans; Gold Star families, Plus prominent CEOs from some of the top non profit military organizations.

Keep coming back to see more of their input. Better yet…Go to the top of this page and click on “Subscribe.” When you do all future posts will come directly to your inbox.

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Checking in on you…How are you doing? Have you lost faith in our world?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 13,620 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, because of your love for others, but it isn’t working, 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 no 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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Nurses Were a Vital Part of WWII in Many Ways

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Military news…

“Thus, my first impression of sexual assault in the military was shaped by sarcasm and derision.” That’s from Lt. Col. Dillon Fishman, a judge advocate in the Marine Corps Reserve,  about the Corps’ halfhearted response to sexual assault accusations early in his career.

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Poland calls on NATO to send more forces amid concerns about Russia
President Andrzej Duda said a beefed up military presence along NATO’s eastern flank is needed given concerns over Russian’s intentions in the region.
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Japan doubles its supplementary defense budget to meet growing security challenges

This marks Japan’s biggest supplementary defense budget ever, according to defense officials.

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VA secretary warns veterans care could suffer with continued stop-gap funding measures

Democrats are seeking a 10% funding increase for the VA in fiscal 2022, bringing its total budget to nearly $270 billion. Forcing a 10-month continuing resolution would keep the VA at last year’s budget of $243 billion — an amount last negotiated under Trump’s administration.

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Julia Kabance, nation’s oldest female WWII veteran, dies at 111

Julia Kabance, 111, the nation’s oldest living female World War II veteran and oldest living member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, died Tuesday, the tribe announced. She served from 1943 to 1945 in the Women’s Army Corps.

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Remains of NJ soldier killed in WWII identified 76 years after he went missing in Germany

Larry S. Wassil, of Bloomfield, was leading a three-man reconnaissance team scouting enemy positions near Bergstein in late 1944 when he disappeared, the U.S. Department of Defense said. Wassil and the two other soldiers scattered when Axis forces began firing on them.

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My wife and I went to my wife’s sisters home for Thanksgiving Day. My brother-in-law’s parents were both WWII veterans. He was able to fly with his mother to Washington D.C. for her to be honored by President Obama. She was a nurse and shared many stories with me about her service. Turns out she was a “tough,” nurse with a golden heart.

I wrote about her in my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military; in and out of the Trenches of Life.

I will share an excerpt about her in an upcoming post. Come back to check it out. Better yet… go to the top of this page and click on, “Subscribe.” When you do all future posts will go directly to your inbox. (Just do it!)

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Checking in on you my friend. How are you doing? Do you have dreams about your service time? Are they nightmares?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 13,440 fellow veterans subscribed to this site who have your back.

If the dreams 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, and they will not hang up until the know you are OK.

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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Finally, The Outline of the Upcoming Book, Signs of Hope for the Military

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Military news…

A soldier with the Florida Army Reserve has a religious exemption to not only grow a beard, but also wear his hair long while in uniform.. Sgt. Jacob DePietro observes the Nazarite vow from the the Old Testament in the Bible, which states that “no razor may be used on their head.”

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+Report from Jeff Schogol on his trouble trying to get an Afghan interpreter way from his country. They are threatening these people ahead of the final withdraw.

“On Thursday, I received a series of frantic texts from Sher Ahmad Ahmadzai, an Afghan man who worked for coalition forces, after someone threw a Molotov cocktail at his home.” That’s from Jeff Schogol, who wrote this piece about his inability to help Ahmadzai and other Afghans who risked their lives to help the United States and are now in danger of being killed by the Taliban.

“This story is difficult to write because journalists are rightly expected to not get involved in the stories we cover, and the modicum of help that I have tried to provide to Ahmadzai clouds my objectivity,” Jeff writes. “In a way, I’ve already failed at my job.”
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When U.S. Marine Security Guards at American embassies around the world need backup, they call on the Marine Security Augmentation Unit. This may be your first hearing about the MSAU, but the unit’s been putting in a lot of flight time recently: in the past 30 days, the quick reaction force has responded to the call twice to protect embassies in Africa and the Caribbean.

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 A soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division is heading to a court-martial in connection with a murky incident in Syria last summer in which U.S. troops and pro-regime forces exchanged gunfire.


“We are all suffering in silence,” is how one soldier described the unseen problem of eating disorders in the U.S. military. The Army and other branches use outdated body fat measurements to judge soldiers’ fitness, which, when combined with PTSD, sexual trauma and other common military mental health issues, create a rampant eating disorder problem that has gone largely underreported until now.

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The U.S. may be leaving Afghanistan, but the ‘Forever Wars’ aren’t really ending, writes defense expert Bonnie Kristian in this guest op-ed. Despite his statements about leaving Afghanistan, ending support for the Saudi war in Yemen, and leaving Iraq, President Joe Biden’s plans for doing so remain vague, and you can stuff a lot of violence into an absence of details, Kristian argues.

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No excerpt today from my book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

What I am going to to is give you an outline of the book to give you a taste of what is coming:

  1. The first section will basic training. I have many stories there. Some funny some not so funny. Many things to talk about.
  2. The second section will be being deployed to Korea. Some very sad stories there, and few humorous.
  3. The third section will be my states side time at FT. Bragg. One very scary time there, but good vibes most of the section.

Then I will have two appendixes:

  1. Interviews from the trenches. I have interviews from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. Many are heartbreaking. I also have an interview with a Gold Star mother I am working on right now. Pretty exciting.
  2. The second Appendix will be eight pages of resources for veterans. It will have every conceivable information you may be looking for.

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How are you doing? Do you fear sleeping? Have you seen enough of the turmoil we are facing in this world today?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 12, 550 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If the road is getting to rough for you, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number for you 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 face this not so friendly world alone!

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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