Europe Moves to Arm Ukraine as Sanctions Fail to Sway Putin’s Insane Tactics

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Military news…

Russian warship told to ‘go fuck yourself’ was either fucked by Ukraine or by itself

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Tokyo orders Okinawa governor to approve changes for Marine Corps runway

The Japanese government ordered Gov. Denny Tamaki to approve design changes for an airfield that will replace Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.

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Mariupol mayor says siege has killed more than 10K civilians

The mayor’s comments emerged as Russia claimed that it destroyed several Ukrainian air-defense systems in what appeared to be a renewed push to gain air superiority and take out weapons Kyiv has described as crucial ahead of an expected broad new offensive in the east.

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Europe moves to arm Ukraine as sanctions fail to sway Putin

Ukraine’s allies in Europe are moving beyond their usual emphasis on diplomacy and sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with a new focus on urgently arming Kyiv as the best chance at changing Vladimir Putin’s decision-making.

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US lawmakers call for deliveries of heavy weapons to Ukraine as war pivots east; Biden announces another $800M in aid

The fight over the contested Donbas region is expected to be a protracted ground war between infantry and artillery on flat, open terrain, according to Pentagon and Ukrainian officials.

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Giant Ukrainian cargo plane touches down at US air base in western Tokyo

The world’s largest production transport airplane dwarfed the Super Hercules cargo planes and Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

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House lawmakers consider four bills that provide greater support for military sexual trauma survivors

House lawmakers are considering four bills that could help veterans suffering from the effects of sexual trauma in the military by improving the process for receiving benefits and providing greater support to victims.

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Here is another endorsement for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life, from a dear friend who fought hard for our country.

Many of my fellow veterans are suffering from wounds, mental anguish, and loneliness. This book is an ideal book to reach out and help veterans. It shares thoughts and ideas on how to cope in this not so friendly world. I personally know Doug Bolton the author, and I highly recommend this book.

George Woodruff
WWII and Korean veteran

Carollton, Georgia

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you struggling?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 14,285 veterans on this site who have your back.

Here is what I am asking you to do…please share this site with as many other veterans as you can. It has helped so many.

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If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, 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 not 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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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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How are you doing my friend? Is it getting kind of dicey for you?

FEAR NOT!

There are now 13,000 + veterans here who have your back.

But! If it way too dicey, 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.

1-800-273-8255….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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What A Horrible Year We Have Been Through in 2020

Thank you for the connection.

Doug

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Whew!! What a horrible year we have had. 2020 will be one we will try to forger but probably will not. Just too many negatives in one year:

The pandemic is still raising its ugly head.. We still don’t know for sure who our next president will be. We faced wild fires like we have never seen before. The rioting took its toll as well. Other than that 2020 was fine. 🙁

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I got a great Christmas present! My wife gave me a subscription to Netflix. . It was so needed. I had run out of “free,” movies,” to watch that were mediocre at best.

Now I have my subscription all set up for only the kind of movies I like. What kind? Military movies of course. I have watched three or four of them already.

Three of them were true stories. Two of them broke my heart. I will be sharing the titles with you as I go through the list of movies.

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I just can’t forget my brothers and sisters who are deployed and in harms way. Talk about loneliness!

One of the movies I watched was about a British company that was sent to Africa to protect to people from the rebels who were trying to overcome the people.

There were 150 British soldiers, and they were attacked by 1,500 rebel warriors. The British held them off for three days, and then had to surrender, because of the overwhelming numbers against them.

The real story here, was that not one man was killed of British troops, but hundreds of the enemy were. The soldiers never gave up. They were going to fight until the last man, but their commander decided he didn’t want any of his men slaughtered.

A interesting side story is that the commander went to the city, and went into a bar to have a drink. He met a man who invited him to drink Cognac with him. The commander did and they got along fine. Then the commander found out the the leader of the enemy was this same man.

The two of them actually met in the middle of the battlefield to discuss surrender. The enemy soldier ask the commander to surrender, because he has so many men on his side that wanted to kill them all. The commander said, “Actually I was going to ask you to surrender.”

The enemy leader was impressed, and reached out his hand and they shook hands, and each went back to their lines.

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I will leave you up in the air as to the final outcome. Here is the title of the movie. Watch it if you can:

The Siege at Jadotville

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Well…I have done my movie review for the day. It is time to check up on you.

How are you doing.? The Christmas rush is over. However, are you still feeling the jet lag?

Does is seem like each hour is like a month?

You are not lone, my friend. There are over 10,610 fellow veterans here that have your back.

I know there are times you feel you can’t handle things. If so GET HELP!!

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

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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