Ukraine Needs F-16s to Help Fight Russian in the Air Space.

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Military news…

Ukraine continues push for F-16s ahead of discussions with US and allies
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, while expressing gratitude for the tank decision, has said his country also needs F-16s and other advanced weapons to beat Russia.

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NATO chief urges Seoul to send military support to Ukraine

South Korea, a growing arms exporter with the large U.S.-backed military, has provided humanitarian aid and other support to Ukraine while joining U.S.-led economic sanctions against Moscow. But the country has not directly provided arms to Ukraine.

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US hypersonic missile passes test, puts ‘exclamation point’ on development program 
The U.S. has successfully tested another hypersonic missile, bringing the military a step closer to having an operational version of the weapon in its arsenal.

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Biden orders study of military pay and benefits to ensure troops are properly compensated

The study — known as the Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation — is conducted every four years to examine whether military pay and other benefits are suitable. The review is Biden’s first as president.

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The Army’s new parental leave policy doubles the amount of time soldiers can take off
From six to 12 weeks.

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I Want to Thank All Those Veterans, and Current Military Personnel For Their Service.

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Military news…

Former Defense Secretary Esper says US aid to Ukraine is the right move, but Biden should speed it up

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper said there’s more that the United States can do to help Ukraine and standing up for democracy in Eastern Europe sends a clear message around the world that autocratic aggression will not be tolerated.

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US arms sales way up as partners respond to Russia’s war and Chinese modernization

U.S. foreign arms sales skyrocketed in 2022, increasing by nearly 50% from the previous year as allies and partners muscled up amid concerns over Russia and China, U.S. officials said.


VA housed more than 40,000 homeless veterans in 2022 amid push to tackle crisis

The department said this week that it had aimed to house 38,000 veterans permanently in 2022 and exceeded that goal by 3,401, or 6.3%.

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66,000 war crimes have been reported; Ukraine vows to prosecute them all
The number of potential war crimes in Ukraine is in the tens of thousands, making choices about what to prosecute very difficult.

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Russians gone from Ukraine village, but fear and hardship remain

It has been over 11 weeks since Ukrainian forces wrested back part of Kherson province from Russian occupation. But liberation hasn’t diminished the hardship for residents.

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it seems like Ukraine is doing a great job of fighting off Russia. There are over 113,000 Russians killed so far. That is more than full time wars from the past. When will Putin learn? Take defeat and get out of Ukraine.

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This old soldier is facing the age of physical problems. Arthritis in my hip has been very painful lately. I am trying some strong pain relievers and it seems to be helping.

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I want to once again thank all of you who have or are serving your country. I feel you all are heroes. I know what you have to go through. I have been there.

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I am now working with the publisher BookBaby to have them publish my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life. Keep coming back to see the progress. 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.

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Had Coffee With a WWII Veteran, Who is 98 Years Old. Fantastic Story.

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Military news…

A German Leopard 2 tank carries a beer and does not spill a drop
The tank can do more than balance a drink, and that’s why Ukraine wants it so bad.

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The US is officially sending M1 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine
The U.S. will provide Ukraine with 31 Abrams tanks, though it will take some time before they arrive.

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Western tanks aren’t a ‘silver bullet’ but would aid Ukraine’s fight, Cavoli says

Within NATO, pressure is mounting on members to send more armored weaponry, including tanks. Germany in particular has come under withering criticism for balking at the idea of dispatching its Leopard tanks.

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Taiwan defense experts expect few US boots on the ground if war breaks out with China

International support could be key to deterring a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, according to Taipei-based defense experts who say U.S. forces aren’t likely to fight on the island

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Russia sending tens of thousands of new troops into Ukraine after losses in the Donbas, Pentagon official says
Recent successes by Ukrainian fighters in the Bakhmut area have prompted Moscow to send in reinforcements, said a senior U.S. military official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Had coffee today with a WWII veteran. I have already interviewed him for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

It was great to just be able to talk to him. He is 98 years young and looking great.

My interview with him was full of near death experiences, and stories about freeing Jews from concentration camps. It is a must read.

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You are never forsaken.

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