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Biden continuing to shrink the military

| May 3, 2022 | 13 Comments
Biden continuing to shrink the military

Jeff LPH3 sends in this Military Times piece on how the latest Biden Administration Pentagon budget continues to shrink the size of the active duty forces. This time to the tune of about 25,000 troops. From Military Times; Most of the military services are hoping to get smaller, as the Army, Navy and Air Force […]

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Study finds troops sent to exile try suicide more often

| May 2, 2022 | 26 Comments
Study finds troops sent to exile try suicide more often

More work from the desk of Captain Obvious. Jeff LPH 3 sends in this Military Times article; Troops stationed at remote and overseas bases attempted suicide at slightly higher rates but were less often successful compared to the general active-duty military population, according to findings in a new Government Accountability Office report. Nearly 19% of […]

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MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

| April 26, 2022 | 58 Comments
MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

We’ve talked about Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith before, a few times, most recently when it was announced he was under investigation for misconduct (which apparently is still ongoing). Smith took over as MCPON when his predecessor abruptly resigned amid his own misconduct accusations. Recently three sailors assigned to the carrier […]

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Pentagon rolls out ‘equity’ plan

| April 18, 2022 | 36 Comments
Pentagon rolls out ‘equity’ plan

Poetrooper sends in this bit of great news. From Fox News; The Department of Defense issued an equity report, aiming to equalize outcomes for employees and partners across racial, sexual and gender lines. The DOD released its equity report alongside all other departments of President Biden’s administration this week. In the text, the DOD explained […]

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Navy wants to decommission 24 ships, some of them almost new

| April 6, 2022 | 51 Comments
Navy wants to decommission 24 ships, some of them almost new

In the US Navy’s 2023 budget, much like the Army’s that I reported on previously, they’re looking to make some cuts. While they are cutting a few sailors from the budget, the bigger news is they want to decommission an astonishing 24 ships. Eight of these ships are at or past their service life, with […]

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White Supremacy in the Military

| April 3, 2022 | 42 Comments
White Supremacy in the Military

Shocking I know, but racism exists. As a microcosm of society it exists in the military- we’ve reported about active duty neo-nazis here on the pages of TAH. Such behavior is not tolerated, and rightly so. The question is how prevalent is it, and does it deserve the time, expense and loss of personal privacy […]

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Food insecurity stipend coming to aid troops

| April 1, 2022 | 47 Comments
Food insecurity stipend coming to aid troops

We talked about what “food insecurity” means a while back, and it became the latest political ploy for Congress to “help” out the enlisted troops. If you don’t recall, food insecurity doesn’t mean you didn’t have food to eat. It means you didn’t get to eat what you want, when you wanted it. I was […]

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Joe Rejects Pentagon’s Afghan Report

| February 13, 2022 | 29 Comments
Joe Rejects Pentagon’s Afghan Report

PINO Biden According to the Pentagon’s exhaustive 2,000 page after action report, the senior officers in charge of the Afghan evacuation were forced to continuously alter their plans due to nonstop interference from afar. The report of the final withdrawal of US forces and civilians from Kabul faulted the Biden administration for the chaos that […]

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