US military prepping for coronavirus pandemic

Originally posted in Military Times U.S. Northern Command is executing plans to prepare for a potential pandemic of the novel coronavirus, now called COVID19, according to Navy and Marine Corps service-wide messages issued this week. An executive order issued by the Joint Staff and approved by Defense Secretary Mark Esper this month directed Northern Command […]

Tuskegee Airman receives promotion to brigadier general

Originally posted by U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Celebrating a 100th birthday is monumental in itself, but for retired Col. Charles E. McGee, shortly after this celebration he would reach yet another milestone in his successful career. On Feb. 4, he found himself in the Oval Office at the White House being promoted to […]

A Veterans’ Group Pushes for America’s Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Originally Posted in National Review Indian Wells, Calif. — The statistic jumps off the page: 69 percent of veterans support a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is part of Stand Together, the network of political groups allied with Charles Koch, and has generally focused on issues relating to the […]

Honor the Fallen – Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is returning home after 78 years

Originally Posted at Connecting Vets A sailor killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been identified. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Navy Seaman 2nd Class Lloyd R. Timm, 19, of Kellogg, Minnesota, was accounted for on Sept. 27, 2019. Timm was assigned to the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked […]

Bills Would Award Congressional Gold Medal to Army Rangers of WWII

Originally Posted on Military.com For one veteran who fought through the crossfires of German heavy machine guns in the D-Day landings, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of his service and that of his World War II comrades would be “quite meaningful.” Bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to award the […]

Unacceptable behavior – American Legion grave markers stolen

Originally posted by WBAL-TV 11 RISING SUN, Md. — Less than a week away from Veteran’s Day, someone stole more than two dozen military grave makers from a cemetery in Cecil County. Police are now trying to find the person responsible. Advertisement Investigators said the grave markers were stolen sometime in the past three days. […]