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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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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No excerpt today from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life. Too busy. Come back to see future excerpts. 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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If the path you are walking is just too tough, GET HELP!!

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They Will Allow Recruits in Even if they Smoke Marijuana

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They will Fight

If Russia moves against NATO  in the Baltic states or Poland, NATO will stand and fight, a key NATO commander said. This evokes thoughts of a cold war.

The “cold war” has become a problem in that there may be a major conflict causing increasing tensions.

They will stand united against any aggressor.

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The Deregulation President

The Federal Register, which contains all Federal rules, notices and regulations, topped 97,330 pages under President Obama. Under President Trump it has been shaved down to 45,678 pages.

The number of new rules for Trump was 65, way below the average of 213 rules from the last six presidents.

The cost for regulation soared from $68 billion under Bush, to $122 billion under Obama.

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The Army Relaxes Rules on Recruits and Marijuana

In an effort to boost its ranks and hot new targets for enlistees, the Army is relaxing its rules on granting waivers for marijuana use.

The catch is that the new recruits have to pledge to never use marijuana again. (Really?)

IN 2017 the Army granted 506 waivers-up from 191 in 2016.

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Could be a serious problems with a couple of the stories above. Allowing recruits to agree to not smoke marijuana again is pushing it. In the Vietnam days it was common for many of the soldiers to smoke.

Now they will be punished if they start again? Good luck with that.

The fact that NATO is willing to back us 100% is reassuring, but pray they never need to.

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