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Obama Leaves U.S. Navy Without Carrier at Sea for 1st Time Since WWII

For the first time since World War II, there is no U.S. aircraft carrier at sea to respond to threats, according to Fox News.

In a nearly unprecedented move, there will likely be a nearly one-month gap between the docking of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which docked last Friday, and the deployment of the USS George H.W. Bush, the ship meant to replace it. According to Defense News, the Bush is not scheduled to leave the port of Norfolk until at least the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump, and it could possibly leave later.  Read

January 3, 2017

Speaker Ryan Furious Obama Didn’t Sign Troops Pay Raise Before His Vacation

Last week, Congress presented President Obama with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, legislation which would provide our troops with the biggest pay raise in six years. He didn’t sign it – and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office is not pleased.

Ryan’s communications director Mike Ricci has been venting his frustration on Twitter. Why, he wonders, did Obama sign several bills, but not the one that was dedicated to our soldiers? More

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December 27, 2016

Memorial Day – Thoughts and Remembrance – Click Title to Read

Memorial Day provides us the opportunity to solemnly remember and say thank you to all who have sacrificed and served. Without exception, I think back to the days my family members (father, uncles, nephews and cousins), friends and myself were in harms way and the sacrifices made to preserve the freedoms of the people of this great land.

I firmly believe it should be mandatory for every American to watch the movies ‘D-Day’ and ‘We Were Soldiers’. By doing so, it would provide an understanding of what is required to preserve the freedoms, so many today, are willingly giving away by turning a deaf ear and blind eye as their freedoms are being eroded and stripped away!

As we honor the soldiers, airmen and sailors (men and women), we must never forget to pay tribute to the spouses who stayed behind, always alone and afraid and forced to raise their families under the most financially and mentally challenging conditions. Beverly was a Squadron Commander’s wife and was responsible for providing assistance, guidance and referrals to 154 wives that remained behind, some just barely out of high school. Some of the stories she tells of what she was confronted with are heart-wrenching. Unfortunately, these hardships seldom make the news or receive the recognition they so rightfully deserve. Over the centuries, it has taken them all to make America GREAT!

God Bless America! Please, fly your flags proudly this weekend!

May 28, 2016

Farrakhan Tells Black Soldiers To Desert For The ‘Day Of Judgment’ For Whites

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan made a fiery speech Sunday in which he warned whites that a “day of judgment” is coming to avenge their “evil” and that African Americans serving in the armed forces should immediately withdraw and fight for their communities instead.  In an address given at the Nation of Islam’s headquarters in Chicago, Farrakhan claimed whites have oppressed blacks for hundreds of years and a reckoning is due for the “iniquities of their fathers,” the NOI publication Final Call reports.
“When a man has done that kind of evil, they are long gone and dead, but they’ve produced offspring, and it doesn’t seem like the offspring are better than those that did the evil because the children are doing the same things as their fathers,”the firebrand minister said.  Quoting scripture, Farrakhan said, “Prepare slaughter for the children for the iniquities of their fathers.”

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March 6, 2015

Fired majors plan to sue for reinstatement

A group of former Air Force majors, forced out this summer by a noncontinuation board, plans to file a lawsuit claiming the service had no right to separate them simply to meet end-strength numbers set by Congress.

More than 10 of the 157 dismissed majors are banding together to challenge the move in court, seeking either reinstatement or early retirement pay. All 157 had been twice passed over for promotion and were within six years of retirement.

Air Force officials responded to a request for comment by repeating what they had said in July: The Air Force coordinated closely with DoD and in accordance with the instruction when they made the decision to release the majors.

The majors have obtained pro-bono legal counsel from lawyers at the Chapman University Institute for Military Personnel, Veterans, Human Rights and International Law in Orange, Calif.

Lawyers there say the Air Force was out of line in firing the majors because language in the Defense Department instruction regarding officer promotions says that majors who are twice passed over for promotion “shall normally” be continued to retirement.

No ‘derogatory’ records “And the ‘shall normally’ language is qualified by only one thing: Derogatory information in your record, whether it’s bad marks, a DUI; something bad,” said Josh Flynn-Brown, an attorney working on the case.

“Our clients don’t have any derogatory information, so they don’t fall into that area where the Air Force can simply refuse to abide by the DoD instruction,” he said.

The governing regulation says service secretaries — in this case, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley — can deny officers continuation in “unusual circumstances” and cites derogatory information as one example.

Flynn-Brown argues that there were no unusual circumstances in his clients’ case. He argues that Air Force statutes prohibit involuntary separations at this level, unless there has been a decrease in overall end strength and a decrease in the grade-by-grade end strength.

“By the plain language of the statute, you can’t separate anyone because the numbers are increasing, not decreasing,” he said.

The number of majors has increased each of the past three years — from 14,045 in 2009 to 14,524 in 2011. All other officer ranks, except general officers and first lieutenants, ended fiscal 2011 with fewer people than in 2010 and 2009. At the same time, the Air Force’s congressionally mandated end strength has increased slightly, though the service is struggling to meet the 332,800 set for 2012 because of record-high retention rates.

Flynn-Brown said force management is not a valid reason to invoke the involuntary separation of majors within six years of retirement.

“Force management has been going on since the creation of the armed forces by the United States Constitution,” he said. “Therefore, because this has been going on since the inception of our republic, it can’t be an unusual circumstance. It happens every single year.”

The institute, which functions as a legal clinic for AMVETS, will be filing suit within months, Flynn-Brown said, as soon as all of its “ducks are in a row.”

The controversy surrounding the fired majors began in July, when they were informed via letters that they had not been selected for continuation and would not be given early retirement.

In early June, the records of 6,438 majors — 3,033 in or above zone — went before the promotions board for majors and lieutenant colonels; 1,054 majors in or above zone were selected for promotion. The records of the 245 majors twice passed over then went before a selective continuation board; 157 got the boot, and 88 — many of them pilots — will get to retire.

The Air Force said the majors should have seen this coming. They each received a letter after they were passed over the first time that clearly states continuation is not a right, according personnel officials.

“If the Air Force offers you selective continuation,” the letter said, “mandatory separation will not be required; however, it is important to note that there is no guarantee a selective continuation board will be authorized.”

Air Force spokesman Todd Spitler said in an email that the record retention was an unusual circumstance and that the service had made every effort to avoid using the measure but that the circumstance had warranted it.

“The Department attempted to reduce its end-strength in 2010 through a series of voluntary separation measures,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, these measures proved insufficient to generate a higher number of separations and retirements, and the Air Force needed to resort to involuntary measures. This included a more limited selective continuation policy for Air Force majors who had twice failed promotion to the next higher grade.

“Though painful for all involved, these involuntary reductions were necessary for the Air Force to properly manage its force.”

Then, in February, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz sent an email to every airman laying out the Air Force’s force-shaping measures. The message points out the “over strength situation is such that offers of selective continuation for twice deferred officers may be limited” but promises more information would be communicated at the base level and through support centers.

“If I was supposed to infer from a blurb that I was in trouble, I didn’t,” a C-130 navigator told Air Force Times in July, adding that he received no further instructions.

 

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February 25, 2015

BOLTON says Mall threat VERY SERIOUS, only matter of time before this happens in America

BOLTON says Mall threat VERY SERIOUS, only matter of time before this happens in America

John Bolton says Al-Shabaab’s call for a terrorist attack on the Mall of America is very serious, pointing out groups like ISIS have shown that they are perfectly capable of inspiring terrorist attacks in Europe and that it’s only a matter of time before it happens here in the US. He also points out that there are many Somali-Americans who we know that have attended terrorist training camps and it would be easy for them to return without being flagged or put on a watch list.

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February 22, 2015

7 High Ranking Military Officers Fired By Obama, 1st Time In US History; Are These the Ones That Wont Cooperate With The Impending Martial Law In The US? (Video)

Are these the men standing between us and martial law?  They have been fired over various things ranging from sexual harassment to lack of trust.  One thing they all have in common is their combat roles.  They were all commanders of combat units.  Its a conspiracy theory for sure but I dont remember the last time I’ve ever heard of this many top ranking military men being fired from their posts. -Mort

Commander, 20th Air Force, he was in charge of 9,600 people and 450 ICBMs at three operational wings and served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. It lists 13 major awards he has received.

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February 20, 2015

Does Army consider Christians, Tea Party, a terror threat?

Does Army consider Christians, Tea Party, a terror threat?

Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

A soldier who attended the Oct. 17th briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.”

Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, is advising the soldier and has launched an investigation into the incident.

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December 23, 2013

LIST OF NAMES — Military Purge High Officers — Terrifying

Look up the service records of some of these guys. MOST have perfect LONG services, highly decorated.

Military Suicides Drop; Unclear Why (2013)
“Last year the number of suicides in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines spiked to 349 for the
full 12-month period, the highest since the Pentagon began closely tracking the numbers in 2001,
and up from the 2011 total of 301. There were 295 Americans killed in Afghanistan [war] last year,
by the AP’s count.” There are more dying by suicide than in war. Why????
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/apnewsbreak-military-suicides-drop-unclear-20855176

“In 2005 alone, there were 6,256 suicides nationally among those who served in the armed
forces — about 120 deaths per week.”
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2004019358_aliciacol17.html
What the hell are they doing to the military???

I believe only 2 Generals were fired under Bush’s 2 terms total. There are currently 48 4-Star Generals.
[link to en.wikipedia.org] Many of these below have spotless records, 25 and up years service, many medals and honors such as
Brig. Gen Bryan W. Wampler and Command Sgt. Major Don B. Jordan.

Commanding Generals fired:
General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)
Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

Commanding Admirals fired:
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)
Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)
Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)
Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)
Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)
Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012)
Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)
Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
Commander Sara Santoski- U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep 2012)
Commander Michael Ward- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
Captain Michael Wiegand- U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
Captain Ted Williams- U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
Commander Jeffrey Wissel- U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix, NJ (Mar 2013)
Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)
Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA (July 2013)
Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island, IL (Mar 2013)
Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
Commander Corey Wofford- U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)

157 [ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN] Air Force majors forced into early terminations, no retirement or benefits.
All 157 had been twice passed over for promotion and were within six years of retirement.
http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20120103/NEWS/201030335/
Too many to list

Any mistakes are probably mine. If you know of any I missed, I will add them.

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November 21, 2013

Two Top-Ranking U.S. Military Officials Dismissed in the Same Week (And They Have Something in Common)

Two Top-Ranking U.S. Military Officials Dismissed in the Same Week (And They Have Something in Common)

The U.S. Air Force on Friday fired Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, the man tasked with overseeing its nuclear missiles.

Oddly enough, two days before Carey’s firing, the Navy sacked Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the second-in-command at U.S. Strategic Command, which writes the military’s nuclear war plans and would transmit launch orders should the nation ever go to nuclear war.

Giardina was relieved of command amid allegations he used counterfeit poker chips at a casino. He was demoted from three- to two-star rank and reassigned to a Navy staff job until the Naval Criminal Investigative Service probe is completed.

The Air Force would not specify what Carey did to get fired, but two officials with knowledge of the investigation indicated that it was linked to alcohol use.

The 35-year veteran, who took command of the ICBM force, at 20th Air Force headquarters at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation into personal misbehavior, the service said.

Carey’s case appears to be unrelated to that of Giardina, but the two men are associated in the chain of responsibility for U.S. nuclear weapons.

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October 12, 2013

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