Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, Commanding Officer of SEAL Team 8 Was Fatally Injured

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Military news…

Several Navy vessels are in such dire need of maintenance that their unseaworthy appearance is an embarrassment to the United States.

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Light, fast and lethal is what the Marine Corps expects from its light armored reconnaissance battalions, and last week it put forward what it expects from the next generations of combat vehicles.

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It’s a rare treat when a movie or TV show actually gets a military uniform right, and it’s even rarer when that uniform that hasn’t even been adopted yet. But somehow, the animated comedy series “South Park” pulled it off for Space Force.

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Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8, was fatally injured during a fast-rope training exercise on Dec. 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Army to Award Purple Hearts to 39 Soldiers Injured in Iran Missile Attack Following CBS News investigation

The Army will award the Purple Heart to dozens of soldiers injured when Iran hit their base in Iraq with ballistic missiles in January 2020. CBS News found these soldiers had not been recognized with the award and denied medical benefits, despite appearing to qualify.

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Berger: I’ll Accept a Smaller Marine Corps to Make Light Amphibs Happen

The Marine Corps’ top general recently reiterated his willingness to cut the number of Marines for new systems, including the light amphibious warship, he says the service needs to deter or defeat China.

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Five-nation Pacific naval drills send precautionary message to adversaries, admiral says

U.S. naval forces in the Indo-Pacific train frequently alongside its allies, said Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, to deter “aggressive or authoritarian” countries from overreaching in the region.

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I have been sharing endorsements for, my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life, from many very important people. I thank them so much for taking time to read my advanced copy and commenting. I have one more to share from a general. I am very proud of that.

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There is Hope for Those Military Who Have Come Home Battling PTSD, War Wounds, Etc.

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Military news…

Guantanamo Bay prison has outlasted the War in Afghanistan and it’s not going anywhere.

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The best part of the Army-Navy game on Saturday took place off the football field, when the victorious midshipmen put the youngest son of fallen Navy SEAL Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois in the middle of their celebration.

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The Marine Corps has released the service records of two former special operators who are accused of taking part in a kidnapping and murder scheme that eerily resembled a military operation.

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The Navy has little direct evidence tying an accused sailor to a fire that destroyed a $1.4 billion warship last year, But that did not stop prosecutors from calling several witnesses to talk about how he could be a cocky braggart at times.

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Nearly 17 months after a training accident that cost the lives of eight Marines and one sailor, the Marine Corps announced that it will no longer include its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles for regularly scheduled deployments or for waterborne training

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America’s three newest Medal of Honor recipients have very different stories, but there are a few things all three share: a relentless focus on the mission, an undying loyalty to the soldiers they served with, and an unhesitating willingness to sacrifice themselves for others.

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Because people don’t like you doesn’t mean you did what the government has accused him of … In fact, it makes you a target.” That’s from Gary Barthel, the defense lawyer for Seaman Apprentice Ryan S. Mays, the sailor who the Navy has accused of setting the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard last year.


“You’ve seen this airplane come and go countless times since the beginning of the deployment but this time your name is on the manifest. It is your ‘freedom bird.'” That’s from Jonathan Lenz, who wrote about the emotional roller coaster of finally going home after a deployment.

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I have been sharing endorsements for my new upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. It will be sent to the publisher in January. Here is another endorsement:

In the current conditions of our military, there is a need to find realistic affordable sources to reach out and help our veterans and current military. Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life, is that source. Doug Bolton spends many chapters on showing the veterans and military ways to cope in this not so friendly world.  Sadly, he feels and knows of the pain from his volunteer service and sacrifices for our great country first hand. Being a seasoned registered nurse and a battlefield Air Force flight nurse, I have seen many young men and women coming home sick, injured wounded and highly depressed. This book is a must for many. I highly recommend this book without hesitation to all those who have served and currently serving.  I am also advocating for the loved ones and families to read this read, as well.

Colonel Dona Marie Iversen-retired

United States Air Force

NYC, New York

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Five Reasons Why I Joined the Military

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Military news…

16 years after pulling his soldiers out of a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

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The Air Force relieved an officer of command who served separation paperwork to an airman in a mental health clinic for treatment after a suicide attempt.

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The Navy SEAL who died on Tuesday after sustaining injuries during training over the weekend was also a father, a football coach, a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and the commander of SEAL Team 8.

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In a heartbreaking moment on Monday, a lone military spouse stood before senior Navy leaders and demanded honesty regarding the water contamination at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, may have once again broken military rules on political activities by making a video in which she wore her military uniform while accusing “self-serving politicians” and others of wanting to start World War III.

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‘Dec. 7, 1941, changed our lives’: Scores of WWII vets venture to Pearl Harbor on attack’s 80th anniversary

More than 2,300 people died in the surprise attack, during which Japanese planes struck all military bases on Oahu, prompting America’s entrance into World War II.

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‘The water was on fire’: 100-year-old Illinois native survived Pearl Harbor, one of few left alive.

Sterling Cale, who turned 100 recently, is one few remaining survivors of attack. At the 80th anniversary of the bombing, it’s worth recalling his story and honor his urging to keep alive the legacy of Pearl Harbor.

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Some thoughts on why I enlisted into the Army.

  1. I had been struggling in college, because I wanted to have a good time and not study. I met with two buddies and we decided to enlist under the buddy program.
  2. We were together during basic training, but separated during MOS training.
  3. I had my basic training at FT. Ord, Cal. My next stop was Ft. Devens Mass, and then it was off to Ft. Gordon, GA. There I got my radio/teletype operator training.
  4. Then I was deployed to South Korea. After that I was sent to FT. Bragg NC.
  5. The experiences was amazing for me. I had never left my home state before joining, and then I was sent all over the United States, and to foreign countries. I grew up a lot, and gained much confidence.

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