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    U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday he would work with Congress to shift prosecution of sexual assaults away from military commanders.  In a statement expressing support for recommendations made by an independent review commission, Austin said he also backs changing the prosecution process for related crimes such as domestic violence.  “I support this as well, given the strong correlation...
    A staggering 30,177 American active military personnel and veterans involved in post-9/11 wars are estimated to have died by suicide – a figure at least four times greater than the 7,057 service members who were killed in combat during that time, a new research paper says.  The statistics emerged this week in a report from the Cost of War Project – a joint research effort between...
    The CEO of Tunnel to Towers will observe the 20th anniversary of the attack on Sept. 11 by making a pilgrimage to each site impacted on that day – a trek of nearly 500 miles.  This year, Frank Siller will make the Never Forget Walk, in which he will visit the site where lives were lost due to the attacks. ...
    Democratic senators introduced a resolution Friday that would acknowledge and apologize for the mistreatment and discrimination against LGBT individuals in the U.S. military, armed forces and government posts.  The resolution, lead by Sens. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinOvernight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions...
    Chris Pratt is paying it forward. The 41-year-old actor, known for his patriotism, set up a virtual surprise for four deployed servicemen and their families ahead of Father's Day. "We got a special treat for you," the "Tomorrow War" star said in a video exclusive to People magazine. "We're going to give you guys, your families at least, a special...
    The Tunnel to Towers organization announced Thursday that it will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a reading of the name of every U.S. military service member who has fallen during the War on Terror.  Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Tunnel to Towers (T2T) CEO Frank Siller, joined by Reps. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.,...
    GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION, Ill. (WLS) -- The USO Great Lakes Center at the Naval Station is completely renovated and ready to help service members recharge.It's a respite for military members and their families, a community center they can truly call their own with space to unwind, relax and even get support and it just received a major upgrade..Thanks to...
    The Defense Department does not yet have a definition of what “extremism” is but is working “quite hard” to define it, according to senior Biden administration officials this week. The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled a 32-page summary of its national strategy for countering domestic terrorism,  broadly outlining some things the government would do, including the Pentagon, which administration officials said...
    In this article TRIPA close-up of a man using an Apple iPad Mini tablet computer to research holiday destinations, January 17, 2013.Will Ireland | Future Publishing | Future | Getty ImagesTripadvisor announced Wednesday the launch of Tripadvisor Plus, a travel subscription service that will provide U.S. customers with access to travel savings and other perks. The service is priced at...
    RETIRING service members in the US will have to undergo "anti-radicalization" training in an effort to "stop white supremacy" as Joe Biden announced his plans to battle domestic terrorism. The National Security Council on Tuesday announced the strategy plan six months after Donald Trump fans and QAnon conspiracists stormed the US Capitol to protest the election results on January 6. ...
                        Congressman Buddy Carter introduced a bill on Wednesday that would prohibit Critical Race Theory (CRT) teachings in the military and require a detailed report about CRT’s total usage. Carter’s legislation, the Military Education and Values Act, would require the Department of Defense to ban the usage of any...
    First lady Jill Biden tried to catch President Joe Biden’s attention during her speech Wednesday while talking to U.S. service members during a trip to the U.K. Biden and FLOTUS delivered remarks to the members of the military at the Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, during the president’s first trip overseas since being sworn into office. (RELATED: Lady...
    At least two national groups representing service members support the bill. While several states considering bills attacking transgender youth's access to hormone treatments and puberty blockers this year, it remained unclear how the federal government would handle this issue for military families. Now, members of Congress have decided to step...
    (CNN)Rep. Jimmy Panetta of California and 40 other House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prevent military service members with family members or spouses who are transgender or gender-nonconforming from being stationed in a state or country that prohibits or limits gender affirming health care and treatments.The legislation comes as states across the country have passed or are considering...
    A group of 39 House Democrats on Monday introduced a new bill to ensure that transgender dependents of active duty service members have access to needed healthcare.  Led by Rep. Jimmy PanettaJames Varni PanettaThe case for improving America's research and experimentation tax credit Hillicon Valley: Parler app risks charges of selling out with Apple return | Justices hear First Amendment clash...
    EDITOR’S NOTE: This was first published in 2019. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial start to summer – a day to barbeque, go to the lake or just spend time with friends and family. Sometimes, the important reason behind why it’s even considered a holiday can be forgotten. READ MORE: ‘Diabolically Adorable’: 3-Year-Old’s Lion King Death...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- A Memorial Day ceremony on Vallejo's Mare Island Monday focused on those who died serving their country and the cemetery restorations made at the Mare Island Naval Cemetery."This was overgrown with leaves and foliage. You would not believe what this looked like, it was an absolute mess," said Former Vallejo Mayor Bob Sampayan, the keynote speaker...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On this Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. But for those who have served our country, transitioning out of the military and into civilian life isn’t easy. Workshops for Warriors is a national program making a difference in the lives of veterans. Headquartered in San Diego, Workshops for Warriors trains,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Isolation and depression are common problems during the pandemic, especially for injured service members, veterans and their caregivers. An American Red Cross program is helping families get the resources they need. Melissa Allen’s husband, Patrick, served two tours in Iraq. After the first, she noticed something was different. Following the second tour, she said everything changed. Now...
    President Biden in Memorial Day remarks Monday asked Americans not only to remember the "sacrifice" and "valor" of American military members who died in service but also their "humanity" and "precious life."  The president lauded the United States' fallen service members as "those who gave their all in the service of America, in the service of freedom, in the service...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden honored those who died serving in the military in Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. "Remember their sacrifice, their valor and their grace," Biden said. "Remember their smiles, their loves, their laughter, their essential vibrant and transcendent humanity."The President spoke about the death of his own son, Beau Biden, who was an Iraq War...
    Former President Donald Trump said in a Memorial Day statement that the United States' fallen military members are "unrivaled heroes" with "immortal" legacies, as the nation celebrates the holiday dedicated to those who gave their lives in service of the country.  "On this Memorial Day, we remember the fallen heroes who took their last breaths in defense of our Nation,...
    Madison Summers May 31, 2021 0 Comments It does not matter whether someone is Republican or Democrat, “we are Americans,” as President Joe Biden put it. In Congress, there are 90 lawmakers who have served in the military, according to Axios. Nine Republicans and seven Democrats in the Senate have served in the military, while 53 Republicans and...
    (CNN)Six years ago on Memorial Day, I anchored a show on CNN, filling in for a colleague who had the day off.Our lead story was about fake bomb threats against commercial airplanes -- including an international flight heading for New York's JFK Airport. Military fighter jets intercepted and escorted the plane safely to the ground, and passengers were held for...
    Miami police chief calls new Texas handgun measure ridiculous Netanyahu fires back after opposition vote for new government Victor Perez wanted to be an astronaut, so he went to the U.S. Naval Academy. That dream evolved into MBA school and a career in derivatives trading. © Provided by WSOC Charlotte Frank Van Buren was flying Blackhawk helicopters for the...
    Kamala Harris paid tribute to fallen American service members on Sunday after getting excoriated for posting 'enjoy the long weekend' on Twitter without mentioning Memorial Day. 'Throughout our history our service men and women have risked everything to defend our freedoms and our country,' the vice president tweeted. 'As we prepare to honor them on Memorial Day, we remember their...
    Army veteran and West Point graduate Jeremy Hunt sounded off on the "woke ideology" infecting the U.S. military. What the military needs, he said, are people who "refuse to shut up" and push back against leftist politics. He also reacted to Rep. Dan Crenshaw's, R-Texas, and Sen. Tom Cotton's R-Ark., new whistleblower form for service members to prevent them from...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags in Colorado be lowered to half staff on all public buildings Monday in recognition of Memorial Day. Flags are currently at half-staff throughout the state to honor the nine victims of the San Joe rail yard shooting. (credit: CBS) Flags will remain lowered in honor of the shooting victims until May 30...
    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) -- In honor of Memorial Day, motorcyclists geared up for the Rolling Thunder Mid-America Demonstration Parade.Hundreds of motorcyclists are expected to gather at the Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago until 10 a.m. The caravan will then travel over 50 miles through the suburbs before ending up at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Ill.The ride...
    Congress needs to find "the will to solve the problem" of veterans benefits for those who were sickened from toxic fire pit exposure while serving in combat zones, a trio of veterans and advocates write in a Memorial Day weekend appeal on NBC News. "The VA, however, hasnt acknowledged a definite connection between the burn pits and their ailments, limiting...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado National Guard will fly over parts of Colorado as a tribute on Memorial Day. They will salute service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS) The F-16 Falcons will start flying about 10 a.m. on Memorial Day over Parker Cemetery before heading over to Grand Junction about 10:40 a.m. A little after...
    Service members placed flags throughout Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday ahead of Memorial Day, which honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) For the first time in 20 years, all joint services worked together to place American flags at more...
    By Kat Stafford, James LaPorta, Aaron Morrison and Helen Wieffering | Associated Press For Stephanie Davis, who grew up with little, the military was a path to the American dream, a realm where everyone would receive equal treatment. She joined the service in 1988 after finishing high school in Thomasville, Georgia, a small town said to be named for a...
    (CNN)In 1946, President Harry Truman honored the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese American unit in World War II, with a presidential unit citation, stating, "You fought not only the enemy, but you fought prejudice -- and you have won." That war against prejudice wasn't over -- it is still being fought today by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With some parts of South Florida slowly going back to normal, retailers and restaurants are offering deals, discounts, and freebies for active-duty military and veterans this Memorial Day. BONEFISH GRILL: A 10% Heroes Discount will be provided for all service members, veterans and first responders. READ MORE: South Florida Business Owners Of Asian Descent Celebrate Their Roots...
    President BidenJoe BidenHarris to 2021 grads: Pandemic prepared you for 'pretty much anything' Senate Armed Services chair throws support behind changing roles of military commanders in sexual assault prosecutions Biden adviser says reducing red meat isn't sole climate change solution MORE and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenBiden awards first Medal of Honor of presidency to Korean War veteran The Hill's...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo drew scrutiny Monday after he called for the public to honor COVID-19 essential workers on Memorial Day, the federal holiday traditionally reserved for honoring fallen military servicemembers. "It’s Memorial Day and we remember those who gave their lives on Memorial Day, gave their lives for this country or for freedom, because freedom isn’t free," Cuomo...
    Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, the committee that oversees the United States military, issued a statement over the weekend in support of Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, who was relieved of his command at Space Force after warning about Marxism spreading in the military. “Based on the information the committee has...
    An Army officer is facing suspension and an inquiry by his command for a tweet that left-wing veterans and service members claimed perpetuated a culture of sexual harassment and assault in the military. Army Capt. Rick Dickson, a public affairs officer for 3rd Special Forces Group, had posted on his personal Twitter account last weekend, while not at work, a...
    President BidenJoe BidenTrump slams 'weak' Republicans who don't want to talk about Arizona audit FDA advises against Chinese-made syringes citing safety issues On The Money: Biden tries to navigate bumpy recovery | Jobless claims hit another post-pandemic low | Treasury calls for 15 percent minimum global tax MORE announced Friday that the U.S. would provide coronavirus vaccines for 550,000 South...
    (CNN)The US military has seen a 55% jump in Covid-19 vaccinations among active-duty service members over the last month, a senior defense official told CNN. The increase comes after the Pentagon opened up vaccinations to the general population on April 19.Of the approximately 1.4 million active duty service members, some 500,000 had received their first dose one month ago. Now,...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Memorial Day, a day honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars. It is observed annually in the United States on the last Monday in May.FactsSeveral towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day, but in 1966 Congress declared Waterloo, New York, to be the birthplace of the holiday.Memorial Day originally honored military...
    The Pentagon is preparing to launch a program that will screen the social media posts of military members for "concerning behaviors" amid a broader crackdown on domestic extremism, according to a report on Tuesday. Bishop Garrison, a senior adviser to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, is leading development of the program, the Intercept reported, citing internal documents. The program would "continuously"...
    (CNN)Black US military service members were 28% less likely to get an initial Covid-19 vaccine dose compared to White service members, according to a military study. The study used Department of Defense data to analyze vaccination acceptance trends among active service members between December 2020 and March 2021. It compared vaccination acceptance trends by ethnicity, education level, geographic location and...
    Originally Published by: Army cracks 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations Vaccinations for overseas troops in jeopardy as DoD halts J&J shots Pentagon touts vaccine success, but details are hard to pin down Service members’ decisions on whether or not to get vaccinated vary significantly between different demographic groupings, according to a new...
    The Space Force has relieved an officer of his command after recent comments he made on a podcast criticizing the diversity and inclusion initiatives the military has recently been encouraging.  Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Lohmeier, who was promoting his new book "Irresistible Revolution: Marxism's Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military" on the podcast "Information Operation" with host...
    A program implemented after 9/11 to protect airline passengers is being abused by members of Congress, according to a group representing federal air marshals, creating a VIP “concierge service” for those members. The Air Marshal National Council, a group that represents a portion of America’s roughly 2,000 air marshals, claimed the problem started following the violence at the Capitol on...
    A San Diego school aims to fix two of America’s biggest problems with programs that retrain former military service members into the manufacturing workforce the country needs.  Navy veteran Hernan Luis Y Prado was home on leave when he bumped into a fellow serviceman. The other man had lost the use of his legs, and Hernan was devastated to see...