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Army Ranger regiment will soon have its first female soldier

By Don Lamothe, Washington Post A female soldier is expected to join the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment this spring, service officials said, a first as the U.S. military begins to integrate women into its Special Operations forces. The woman, whose identity was withheld by the Army, became in December the first female soldier to […]

TAPS Families Honor Nation’s Fallen Troops at Inaugural Parade

By Shannon Collins, WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2017 — The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors sponsored 200 surviving military family members from across the country who marched in today’s inaugural parade to honor their departed loved ones as well as all the nation’s fallen service members. The parade commenced after President-elect Donald J. Trump took […]

Air Force considering low-cost fighter for counterterrorism

By Oriana Pawlyk,, The Air Force intends to conduct an informal experiment of a potential light attack fighter aircraft the service could use in ongoing counterterrorism air campaigns, the service’s top general said Wednesday. Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said the Air Force is looking to programs such as Textron’s Scorpion to […]

British Army tests sending tanks through Channel Tunnel to respond to Russia

  Army tests sending tanks through the Channel Tunnel in case of Russian crisis in Eastern Europe after we shutter bases in Germany. Five armored vehicles transported to France on train wagons for the first time as Top Brass look for new ways to deploy armor from the UK. BY CHLOE MAYER, THE British Army […]

Four years in prison to man who vandalized LA Vietnam War Memorial

By Associate Press, A 24-year-old man who vandalized a Vietnam War memorial last year in Los Angeles has been sentenced to four years in state prison. A court spokeswoman said Friday that Angel Castro was sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court after pleading no contest Jan. 13 to vandalism and robbery. Taggers defaced the […]

Secretary of Defense Mattis begins work at Pentagon

New Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives at the Pentagon, gets to work By Dan Lamothe, Newly sworn-in Defense Secretary James N. Mattis quietly arrived at the Pentagon for the first time in his new role Saturday, stepping out of a black sport utility vehicle at noon before entering the building and getting to work. […]

British prime minister promises ‘frank’ discussion with President Trump over EU and NATO

By Ben Riley-Smith, Theresa May has promised to have “very frank” conversations with Donald Trump about the importance of the European Union remaining intact when they meet for talks. The Prime Minister used an interview with the Financial Times to say she would not hide policy differences and would stress the need for Nato to […]

My Inauguration Experience

by Bianca  Strzalkowski My first inauguration experience wasn’t what I was expecting. I have attended many change of command ceremonies full of formality and uniformity. This felt somewhat messy, almost chaotic, but not necessarily in a negative sense. There were thousands and thousands of people on foot trying to make their way to see and […]

Uniquely American

The theme of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, “Uniquely American,” recognizes the symbolic importance of today’s event. We may consider it routine, but the inaugural ceremony remains a uniquely American expression of our constitutional system. The peaceful transition between presidential administrations signals that we are united as a people behind an enduring republic. For the inaugural […]

Inaugural Musings

by Bianca Strzalkowski The experience has definitely been different then I thought. We had to walk two hours to get to our seats and the crowds around us booed every time a Democrat spoke or was introduced and they were saying some pretty profane stuff. Not sure if that is the norm for an inauguration, […]