Tag Archives: military

Trump Wants Different Colors For New Air Force One

Axios reports: President Trump wants to update the paint job on the next version of Air Force One, ditching the iconic robin’s-egg blue (which he calls a “Jackie Kennedy color”) for a bolder, “more American” look. “He can do it,” said a source, when asked about whether Trump can make the change. But the change could cause friction with the ...

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US Navy Celebrates LGBT Pride Month At Sea

Photo caption from the Navy Office of Community Outreach: Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Toby, from Anchorage, Alaska, cuts a cake on the mess decks of the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) during an LGBT Pride Month celebration. Chancellorsville is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the ...

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US Marine Who Bragged About “Cracking Skulls” At Fatal 2017 Nazi Rally Found Guilty At Court Martial

Guilty but NOT booted out of the Corps. ABC News reports: The U.S. Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in last summer’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been found guilty in a summary court-martial after he reportedly bragged online about participating in the violence that day. Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was convicted Monday of failing to obey an ...

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Trump Orders Pentagon To Establish “Space Force”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump declared Monday he would move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. “I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said during a meeting of the National Space ...

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Federal Court Again Blocks Trump’s Transgender Ban

Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today, a federal court in Seattle denied yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to implement its discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. Today’s ruling in the lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN and joined by the State of Washington denied the administration’s motion to ...

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Pentagon Ignores Pride Month For First Time Since Obama Signed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal In 2010

The Washington Post reports: Senior leaders at the Pentagon are distancing themselves from the Defense Department’s annual LGBT Pride Month celebrations, declining to formally acknowledge the observances for the first time since the practice became routine after President Barack Obama repealed the military’s ban on homosexuals serving openly. The absence this year of an official Pentagon memo marking LGBT Pride ...

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AP Fact Check: Trump Lied To Naval Academy Cadets

This morning Glorious Leader gave the commencement address at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and as usual he told some outright whoppers. The Associated Press reports: TRUMP: “Going to have new equipment and well-deserved pay raises. We just got you a big pay raise. First time in 10 years. We got you a big pay increase. First time in ...

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Pentagon Busts LSD Ring At Nuclear Missile Base

The Associated Press reports: One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.” Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press show they bought, distributed and used the hallucinogen LSD ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Naval Academy Cadets Climb Obelisk

The Washington Post reports: Several hundred young warriors stormed a 21-foot-high obelisk at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Monday, slipping and sliding as they formed a human pyramid around a monument covered in 50 pounds of vegetable shortening. The annual tradition marks the end of their hellacious “plebe” year at the academy, the country’s premier training ground for ...

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Trump Lies That Military Hasn’t Seen Raise In 10 Years

For the millionth time we see he’ll lie about anything: President Trump on Wednesday inaccurately claimed numerous times that military personnel had not received a pay raise in 10 years, though the Pentagon has enacted raises every year for the past decade. “We just approved $700 billion for our military so we’re going to be having the best equipment ever ...

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Ten SEALs Face Discharge Over Meth And Coke Use

Business Insider reports: Ten US Navy SEALs and one sailor in Navy special warfare have tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamines, a Navy spokesperson told Business Insider. “During a number of command drug tests from March to April 2018, 11 service members from East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare units tested positive for controlled substances,” Cmdr. Tamara Lawrence said in a ...

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GEORGIA: At Least Two Dead In Military Plane Crash

NBC News reports: A military C-130 aircraft crashed near the Savannah, Georgia, airport on Wednesday, officials with the Air Force and Georgia National Guard told NBC News. The plane, part of the Air National Guard, had five people on board, the officials said. There was no immediate word on survivors. A spokesperson for the Georgia National Guard said it was ...

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Tony Perkins: Gays Have Subpoenaed Our Secret Anti-Transgender Messages To Trump, So Send Us Money

Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins: As a trusted friend of FRC, I wanted to make you aware of this developing situation and ask for your prayers. You’ll recall that last July, President Trump kept his pledge to end the Obama era of social experimentation in our nation’s armed forces. Moving away from political correctness and putting the ...

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Court Upholds Block On Trump’s Trans Military Ban

Axios reports: A federal judge in Washington ordered Friday that a halt to President Trump’s transgender troop ban remain in place, saying that the government must prove its order “was sincerely motivated by compelling interests, rather than by prejudice or stereotype.” In addition to keeping its injunction in place, the judge overseeing the case said that transgender people represent a ...

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BREAKING: Trump Orders Airstrikes On Syria [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Friday he had ordered strikes on Syrian targets, seeking to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus that killed more than 40 people. Mr. Trump said Britain and France had joined the United States in the strikes. The strikes risked pulling the United States deeper into the ...

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Court Advances Challenge To Male-Only Military Draft

Courthouse News reports: The National Coalition for Men can proceed with its class action lawsuit challenging the government’s men-only mandate for registering for the military draft, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Although the U.S. military is now an all-volunteer force, to stay prepared for a major war the Military Select Service Act requires men age 18 to 25 to ...

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AMA To Defense Secretary Mattis: There’s No “Medically Valid Reason” To Ban Trans Citizens From Military

Politico reports: There is “no medically valid reason” to exclude transgender people from serving in the military, the nation’s largest medical organization told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday in a letter. The American Medical Association said the Pentagon’s recent evaluation of the requirements to accommodate transgender personnel “mischaracterized and rejected the wide body of peer-reviewed research on the effectiveness ...

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US Navy Fires Chaplain Over Public Sex Video

USA Today reports: A Navy chaplain was fired last month from his post at a Marine Corps command after he was caught on video having sex with a woman at a pub in New Orleans, USA TODAY has learned. The Marines fired Navy Capt. Loften Thornton on March 20 for “loss of trust and confidence,” said Marine Lt. Col. Ted ...

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Trump Vows “Strong Action Today” On Immigration

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration would “be taking strong action” on immigration later on Wednesday but gave no other details about any planned steps. Trump’s statement, made in an early morning post on Twitter, comes one day after the president said he would utilize the U.S. military to protect the nation’s southern border with Mexico. The ...

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Mexico Government Formally Demands Clarity On Trump’s Plan To Secure Border With Military [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday night that his country has formally asked the Trump administration to clarify the president’s announcement that he is planning to deploy troops along the U.S. southern border. “The Mexican government has formally asked for clarification of the president’s statements, both through the State Department and the Homeland Security Department,” Gerónimo ...

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