Tag Archives: US Army

VIRGINIA: Suspicious Letter Sickens 11 At Army Base

Washington DC’s WTOP reports: A hazardous materials team has been dispatched to Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, after a suspicious letter sickened 11 and sent three to the hospital. The three are in stable condition, according to the Arlington Fire Department, which is assisting in the investigation. Symptoms among those affected include nosebleeds and burning hands, according to …

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Trump Rages About “Disgraceful” Bergdahl Verdict

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump called the news that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will not be facing any prison time a “complete disgrace” today, but that’s far from the harshest comment he’s had on the issue. His most recent previous remark came on Oct. 16, when Trump declined to comment on the Bergdahl case, saying, “They’re setting up sentencing, …

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No Prison Sentence For Army Deserter Bowe Bergdahl

CNN reports: US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has received a dishonorable discharge but will avoid prison time for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after abandoning his outpost in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday. He originally faced the possibility of life in prison, but the prosecution asked the judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, for a 14-year sentence. Bergdahl’s …

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US Army Bans Green Card Holders From Enlisting

Mic reports: Army recruiters have been told to stop enlisting green card holders into the Army effective immediately, according to an email sent to military recruiters and obtained by Mic, a move that experts say breaks federal law. “EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY DO NOT ‘SHIP’ OR ‘ENLIST’ ANY FOREIGN NATIONAL’S (ALL I-551 CARD HOLDERS) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE,” reads an email sent to …

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AFGHANISTAN: Trump Wants To Fire “Losing” General

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war’s top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials. Trump repeatedly suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff …

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Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green: Public Healthcare Prevents People From Finding Salvation In Jesus

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump’s pick for Army secretary once said government-assisted healthcare is an “injustice” because it hampers church-affiliated providers from converting people to Christianity. Mark Green, a state senator in Tennessee, told a church group in 2015 that sickness is one of the main avenues that bring people to religion, but that citizens in the United States …

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House Dems Call On Senate To Reject Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green For Anti-LGBT Comments

USA Today reports: Nearly three dozen House Democrats are asking the Senate to reject President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary, arguing he cannot be trusted to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers are able to serve without discrimination or harassment. “LGBT soldiers are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to protect our rights and freedoms,” the lawmakers wrote …

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Trump’s Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green Screams That “Liberal Left” Has Lied By Quoting Him Verbatim

Posted today to the Facebook page of Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green, Trump’s nominee to be Army Secretary: The liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS blatantly falsifying what I’ve said. Let me be very clear, 1) The only people I have ever called evil are murderous terrorists trying to kill Americans. 2) The only …

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Trump Nominates Anti-LGBT Pol To Be Army Secretary

USA Today reports: President Trump has nominated Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green to become secretary of the Army. The White House made the announcement Friday. Green is a former Army officer and West Point graduate who is popular among many Tea Party-aligned Republicans. His nomination still must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The secretary of the Army, which is …

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TENNESSEE: Trump’s Likely Pick For Army Secretary Has Anti-LGBT Bill Pending In State Legislature

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump is expected to choose as his Army secretary Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R), a legislator who is popular among many tea party Republicans and is the sponsor of a bill that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocates say takes direct aim at their community. Green’s confirmation would be a significant break …

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Billionaire Army Secretary Nominee Drops Out, Says He’s Unable To Meet Financial Divestment Rules

The Military Times reports: President Trump’s nominee to lead the Army abruptly withdrew his name from consideration late Friday night, citing his inability to get around strict Defense Department rules concerning his family businesses. Vincent Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial and owner of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, had been working through the confirmation process …

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DRAIN THE ICE: Trump Nominates Billionaire Pro Hockey Team Owner To Be Secretary Of The Army

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Florida Panthers majority owner Vincent Viola has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of the Army by President-elect Donald Trump. The Viola family will retain ownership of the Panthers, the team said in a statement, but upon Senate confirmation and NHL approval, Viola has named co-owner Doug Cifu to take his place as chairman …

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Obama Names Gay US Army Secretary Eric Fanning To Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony Delegation

Via White House press release: President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil. The Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil will be held on August 21, 2016. The …

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HISTORY: Openly Gay US Army Secretary Eric Fanning Rides As Grand Marshal In San Diego Pride Parade

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: When Eric Fanning started working at the Pentagon as an aide, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy had just begun. The 24-year-old didn’t have gay role models in the building. A lot has changed in the United States military since then. In May, 24 years later, Fanning was appointed secretary of the Army — becoming …

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FRC Prays Against Army Secretary Eric Fanning

From the Family Research Council’s prayer of the day: In December, President Obama nominated Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s Chief of Staff, Eric Fanning, to become Secretary of the Army. Confirmed by the Senate, Fanning becomes the most senior civilian official in DOD history who identifies as homosexual, overseeing the largest branch of the U.S. Military. Fanning was not the …

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Senate Confirms Eric Fanning As Army Secretary, First Openly Gay Leader Of Any US Military Service

Finally. Via the Associated Press: In another historical moment for the Obama administration, the Senate on Tuesday evening confirmed the long-stalled nomination of Eric Fanning to be Army secretary. Fanning thus becomes the first openly gay leader of any U.S. military service. The voice vote came after Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., dropped his opposition in a dispute over Obama administration …

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Senate Armed Services Committee Backs Eric Fanning As US Army Secretary, Vote Goes To Full Senate

Over the anguished screams of the Family Research Council and the American Family Association, today the Senate Armed Services Committee advanced President Obama’s appointment of Eric Fanning as US Army Secretary. If confirmed by the full Senate, Fanning will become the first openly gay head of a branch of the US military. Early this year Fanning stepped down as Acting …

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Gay Soldiers’ Wedding Kiss Photo Goes Viral

Via USA Today: Spc. Shane Adriano and Pfc. Tristian Resz chose the Greene County Courthouse as a venue because they wanted something small and intimate for their Feb. 11 wedding. It was to be just the happy couple, a few supportive friends and a judge. But after they shared their “first married kiss” photo on Facebook, their small ceremony turned …

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