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VIDEO TRIBUTE TO CSM MARTIN RAY BARRERAS

Tribute to a soldier whose career included taking part in the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.

72nd Anniversary of Battle of Midway

The U.S. Navy remembrance ceremony of the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. The event featured several veterans who survived the battle and hundreds of sailors from the Washington, D.C. area. Speakers are: Admiral Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations, United States Marine Corps Vice Admiral Charles D. Michel, Deputy Commandant for Operations, United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mark L. Tidd, Chief of Navy Chaplains, United States Navy.


REMEMBERING MIDWAY

A Decisive Battle Too Many Have Forgotten
By Harold Hutchison

Seventy-two years ago today, in a span of five minutes, American dive bombers turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific Theater near Midway by fatally damaging three Japanese carriers. Yet, if you were to do a “man on the street” interview similar to those done on late-night talk shows, how many Americans would have heard of the Battle of Midway?

PANDORA'S BOX!

By Rusty Bradley

I was a tactical operations center chief when Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his firebase.  The entire room held its breath as we read the message, an American soldier was missing. Phones were abuzz and video conferences under way as preparation for contingency operations to support the search were already underway. There would be no limit in the effort to determine the best way to support the search for the missing American.

FAMILY OF FALLEN SOLDIER INVOKES BENGHAZI

Did Obama Lie About Search for Bergdahl?
By Harold Hutchison

The controversy surrounding the release of Bowe Bergdahl has continued to explode as the family of at least one Soldier killed in Afghanistan claims that the Obama Administration lied about the circumstances leading to his death, comparing it to the Administration’s portrayal of the 11 September, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

2LT Darryn Andrews
(DOD photo)

CONTROVERSY ERUPTS OVER BERGDAHL RELEASE

Obama Violated Law to Secure POW’s Release
By Harold Hutchison

A wounded Afghan is moved to a medevac chopper.
(DOD photo)

Days after Barack Obama announced that the United States had secured the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by releasing five Afghans being held at Guantanamo to the custody of the Qatari government, controversy has erupted over the exchange.

BERGDAHL RELEASED!

Only American POW of Operation Enduring Freedom Freed After Five Years
By Harold Hutchison

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for almost five years, was released by the Taliban earlier today. The release comes just days after Barack Obama announced a troop withdrawal slated to be finished by the end of 2016.

SHINSEKI IS OUTTA THERE!

VA Secretary Resigns Over Growing Scandal
By Harold Hutchison

Official portrait of Shinseki

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, a former Army Chief of Staff, handed in his resignation, which was accepted by Barack Obama. The resignation comes as new details of the growing scandal surrounding secret waiting lists at the Department of Veterans Affairs emerged.

SENATORS SLAM OBAMA WITHDRAWAL PLANS!

McCain, Graham, Ayotte Call Withdrawal Plan “Political”
By Harold Hutchison

Troops with Kandahar PRT on patrol.
(DOD photo)

Barack Obama’s planned withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 faced almost immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress. Obama announced the withdrawal in a speech earlier today.

According to media reports, Obama stated that it was time to bring Operation Enduring Freedom, which began on 7 October, 2001, to a “responsible end.” About 9,800 American troops would remain in Afghanistan, but would be pulled out by the end of 2016, according to the Obama Administration.

SEE DALTON FURY SPEAK!

See Dalton Fury talk about a mission early in the War on Terror on 60 Minutes!

REAL AMERICAN HERO RECOGNIZED

Kyle White Awarded Medal of Honor
By Harold Hutchison

TACTICAL AIRLIFT SUPPORTS THE TROOPS

The C-130 Hercules plays an instrumental part in troop and cargo movement by providing tactical and inter theater airlift to the war fighter and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Eight U.S. Army Air Forces personnel to receive the POW Medal

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III will present the Prisoner of War Medal to eight World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon auditorium, Wednesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. EDT.

PREPARING FOR WAR

Indiana National Guard Soldiers of the 1413th Engineer Company conduct convoy operations training and move simulated casualties to a waiting UH-60 Blackhawk at Atterbury-Muscatatuck in Edinburgh, Indiana.

DRONES HAMMER AL-QAEDA!

Dozens of Suspected Terrorists Killed
By Harold Hutchison


Dozens of members of the group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have been killed over the past few days. The strikes have come since reports of a large meeting held in the open.