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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, views one of SpaceX’s two Falcon Heavy rocket boosters while attending a reception at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Feb. 20, 2018. (IMAGE courtesy DoD/U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Trump Administration creates US Space Command ahead of Space Force Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday, Dec. 18 that President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum creating the latest unified, combatant command: U.S. Space Command. “It is my privilege to announce that today, President Trump will direct the Department of Defense to establish a combatant command that will oversee all of our military activities […]

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November is Military Family and Veterans Appreciation Month

November is Military Family and Veterans Appreciation Month

By Elaine Owen, Editor Military Family Appreciation Month is a time set aside to recognize the military family. Military families know what it means to serve. Every day, they get up and support their service member, standing by during long trainings and deployments. They know the risks, but accept this life of service anyway. They […]

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U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, unload gear near the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 16, 2018. (Sgt. Asia J. Sorenson/Marine Corps)

It has cost $72 million so far to deploy active-duty troops to the border, Pentagon says

By Tara Copp, MILITARY TIMES After weeks of questions about the cost of the U.S. deployment of forces to the border, the Pentagon revealed late Tuesday that the barbed wire, transportation and housing for about 5,900 active-duty troops to date has cost $72 million. To put it another way, that’s .01 percent of the Pentagon’s […]

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Pentagon balked at U.S. border troops building detention facilities – officials

By Phil Stewart, REUTERS NEWS – Reprinted with Permission WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration discussed using the U.S. military to build facilities to house detained migrants as part of its new mission on the Mexican border but the idea was dropped after the Pentagon expressed doubts about it, U.S. officials said. The disclosure by […]

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Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2018

By Elaine Owen, Editor NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: September 28, 2018 Courageous Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country and our freedom. The families who stood alongside these heroes have paid a price no family should ever have to pay. Gold Star Mother’s […]

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Tax refund for veterans 2018

Big tax refunds coming for 130,000 veterans

By Karen Jowers, Military Times More than 130,000 veterans are receiving letters on how to apply for refunds of taxes they paid on disability severance pay dating back to 1991—a minimum of $1,750 per veteran. While exact estimates are not available because each veteran’s payout varies, the government could be paying out a minimum of […]

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In this photo provided by the family of John McCain, the horse-drawn caisson bearing the body of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., moves through the grounds of the United Sates Naval Academy toward the cemetery after a service in the Chapel Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (Photo: David Hume Kennerly/AP photo

Family, friends say final goodbye to McCain

By Elaine Owen, Editor Sen. John McCain’s final journey ended on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend. McCain chose to forego the traditional choice of Arlington National Cemetery in favor of being buried in the […]

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Russian President Putin, Defense Minister Shoigu and Commander of Western military district Kartapolov attend the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg.

Russia to hold biggest war games in nearly four decades

By Andrew Osborn, Reuters News Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told Russian news agencies on Tuesday, a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies. The exercise, called Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will take place in central and eastern Russian military […]

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Author, Speaker Teacher Jack Watts

10th Annual 9/11 Regional Awake America Prayer & Memorial Service

Author, Speaker, Teacher Jack Watts to speak at the 10th Annual Regional- 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service. You are invited to attend the 10th Annual Regional- 9/11 Awake America Prayer and Memorial Service. The event will begin with a prelude at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The theme this year is “It’s […]

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US Army reinstates at least 36 discharged immigrant recruits who were kicked out of service

AP REPORT At least three dozen immigrant recruits who were booted from the US Army after enlisting with a promised pathway to citizenship are being brought back to serve, according to court records filed Monday. Since Aug. 17, the US Army has reinstated 32 reservists, and revoked discharge orders of another six enlistees who had […]

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