The Pentagon is Now Saying There Are Over 140,000 Americans Still Trapped in Afghanistan

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I told you in my last post that I would be sharing more discounts for veterans. However the current military news is overwhelming right now and we need to know…

Military news…

The Pentagon has quietly removed a massive collection of Afghanistan War footage totaling more than 120,000 photos and 17,000 videos from its official visual record.

(Something to hide?)

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Speaking of Afghanistan, millions of Afghans will starve as Americans carve Thanksgiving turkeys this month.

(So sad. )

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“Setting up and operating out of a small airport terminal with minimal supplies, equipment, people and so forth is almost like the Air Force dream.” That’s from Master Sgt. Daniel Fajardo, who helped set up a mini airfield with a few dozen other airmen in the middle of the Pacific this summer in preparation for a possible war with China.

(Hope they never need it.)

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An Air Force colonel who was relieved of command last month claims she was fired because she did not personally order her subordinates to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

(MIxed emotions on this.)

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The Marine Corps has publicly admitted what many junior Marines have long known: That it doesn’t really care if you stick around past your first enlistment,

(So very sad.)

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The U.S. military’s toxic exposure problem is far bigger than just ‘burn pits,’ writes Keith Dow in this opinion piece. Whether it’s fuel, chemicals, exhaust or ammunition, chances are that if you’ve served, you’ve likley been exposed to toxic substances, no matter if you’ve deployed or not.

(Scary.)

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Three years after a belly-landing wrecked its nose, A-10 tail number 80-0264 is fully repaired and back in action.

(They are hard to destroy. )

One last shocking bit of news. The Pentagon today admitting that they had the wrong total of Americans still stuck in Afghanistan. They kept reporting that there only 400 or 500 still trapped. The fact is that there is still over 140,000!

(Ridiculous!)

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There ra over 13,310 fellow veterans here who have your back.

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here is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there who will help you, and theynwill not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255..texting 838255.

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You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Memories of Military Life Can be Hard to Grasp

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Military news…

No, Air Force F-22 fighter pilots are not quitting en masse in protest of the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, as one viral video on Twitter falsely claims, And even if they were, it would not spell doom for Taiwan.

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One of the many victims of the 9/11 terror attacks was the post-Cold War myth of American invincibility. Over the course of the past two decades, that myth was further worn away by cheap, hidden IEDs; a forever war and the mental and physical scars it left behind.

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My goal was to give the military community something to cheer for.” That’s from Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks, an Army combat medic who broke a world record while winning the gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games last week in Tokyo, Japan. The gold is just the latest in her five-medal collection.

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Short military news today. I am sharing another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

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This is a partial list of the Table of Contents with chapter titles and description:

Mass Physicals in the Military

Twenty-five men standing in a row stark naked.

You May Never Know Who Your Friends Are in the Military

The Draftees didn’t like our Drill Sergeant

Draftees Were Totally Different

We invited them to our blanket parties.

Honors Marching Soldiers

My “Mean,” Drill Sergeant Put me in a Honors Marching unit.

The Military Food Wasn’t as Bad as Advertised

SOS ended up being one of my favorite meals.

Taking an Aim on Perfection

My adventures at the firing range.

Soldiers of the Month

My drill sergeant choose me for soldier of the month.

This is my Rifle; This is my Gun

Soldiers had to sleep with their rifles when they called it a gun.

Sometimes the Answers Are Available for You

We had to have a bed you could bounce a quarter off of.

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More chapters and description in the next post on Wednesday.

Come back and see more information on what will be in the book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

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Do you have memories of your military time? Was it all good?

If not… FEAR NOT!!

There are over 12,980 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If that isn’t enough, GET HELP!!

Here is toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. 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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Our Country is Reeling From All The Mistakes Our Government is Doing

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Military news…

In 2017, a Marine Corps veteran named Brian Easley took desperate action to get his VA disability payment: He walked into a bank with a backpack which he said was filled with C-4 explosives.

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With the mass airlift complete, U.S. policymakers no longer have an excuse to avoid contemplating the lessons of a 20-year war riven by hubris, flawed assumptions, and deceit.” That’s from national security expert Daniel R. DePetris.

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“What inspires me as a leader is just the men and women that serve alongside me every single day” That’s from Capt. Shaina Coss, the first woman to lead elite Army Rangers in combat. But apart from her gender, Coss’ journey to commando commander was typical of most Ranger officers, she said.

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A Marine veteran allegedly killed four people in Florida, including a 3-month old baby, and then told police that God told him to do it. Bryan James Riley, 33, also reportedly wore body armor and tried to lure police officers into a kill zone.

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“I don’t wanna close my eyes without feeling like I lived.” That’s from a March Instagram post by Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Maxton Soviak, who received a posthumous promotion and Purple Heart on Tuesday after being killed alongside 12 other U.S. service members in a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan last month.

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Still so much controversy on how president Biden is running the country. I wish he would do the right thing and resign. I would hate to have him with a impeached tag on his forehead.

From his terrible mistake in Afghanistan, and his disrespectful checking of his watch after each of the heroes coffins came out of the plane.

One Gold Star parent said that was the most disrespectful thing he had ever seen.

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Sorry!

I know you are missing my excerpts from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

My publisher Bookbaby has suggested I should not share so many excerpts from the book. They think I should tease you.

You can find many of them by going through the archives.

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What is happening in your world. Too many things distracting you? Do you fear sleeping at night?

FEAR NOT!!

There are over 12,960 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If there is just too much pulling you down like a huge magnate, 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 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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