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MORE PC HITTING THE DOD?

New Details in Reprimand of Master Sergeant; Air Force Base Forced to Pull Video
By Harold Hutchison

More details emerged in the reprimanding of an Army NCO who served Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at a party celebrating his promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant. The senior non-commissioned officer was also counseled over his choice of reading material, including books by David Limbaugh and Mark Levin, and for bumper stickers on his personal vehicle.

NSA, FBI, TAPPING INTERNET, PHONES

Major Internet Companies Hand Data Over
By Harold Hutchison

The federal government has been getting data on massive amounts of phone and e-mail from many phone and internet providers. This includes direct tapping into servers of internet companies by the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NSA/FBI program, called PRISM, involves access to the servers of tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo.

MORE PC IN THE ARMY?

Soldier Reprimanded for Serving Chick-Fil-A
By Harold Hutchison

An Army soldier is facing punishment for serving Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at a celebration of his promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant. According to the Chaplain’s Alliance for Religious Liberty, the soldier, who announced he was serving Chick-Fil-A in invitations to the event, received a letter of reprimand in his file.

FIVE MARINES HONORED FOR HEROISM

Navy And Marine Corps Medal Awarded For Actions After Crash
By Harold Hutchison

When a V-22 Osprey went down during African Lion 12 in Morocco on 11 April, 2012, six Marines acted quickly to aid their fellow Marines. They were able to save two of their fellow Marines, while two others were mortally wounded in the crash.

Five Marines were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on 3 June:
* Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Alvarez
* Sgt. Daniel J. Beers
* Sgt. Christopher J. Ewain
* Cpl. Michael Z. Pearson
* Cpl. Steve T. Hanson

AIR FORCE GOES PC?

Painting Removed From Air Force Base
By Harold Hutchison

A painting was removed from Mountain Home Air Force Base’s dining hall within hours of a complaint filed by Mikey Weinstein. The quick action in response Weinstein’s complaint appears to belie Obama Administration denials of a relationship.

LAUNCH CYBERWAR AGAINST THE CHICOMS?

Krauthammer Suggests Retaliation for ChiCom Hacking
By Harold Hutchison

Barack Obama should order cyber-attacks in retaliation for hacking done by the ChiComs, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer has said. Recent media reports have indicated that hacking by the ChiComs has potentially compromised a number of programs, including the F-35 and missile defense systems.

Resupply at Sea

Video by 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

CHICOM HACKERS COMPROMISE PROGRAMS

F-35, Missile Defense Among Targets
By Harold Hutchison

ChiCom hackers may have compromised many of the weapons systems the United States will rely on in a possible war. Among the systems that these hackers have compromised are the F-35, V-22, and several missile defense programs.

Honor Flight Trailer

Pegasus brigade remembers fallen aviators

Story by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. April Campbell

Fort Bragg, N.C. – The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade honored their fallen Paratroopers during All-American Week as Soldiers, Families and friends rededicated the brigade memorial, May 21.

82nd CAB Commander Col. Mike Musiol and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry D. Farmer placed a wreath and Pegasus Brigade Families and aviators placed roses at the memorial in honor of each of the brigade’s aviators who have fallen in combat.

MORE MARINE MOBILITY

New Vehicle From Boeing
By Harold Hutchison

When you think Boeing, you tend to think aircraft like the B-52 or C-17 – or these days, helicopters like the CH-47 Chinook and AH-64. But Boeing’s got a new ground vehicle in the works that could help Marines a lot!

The new Phantom Badger looks like a miniature jeep. The real advantage is that this vehicle fits in a V-22, and can help move items like the M120 120mm mortar, TOW anti-tank missile launcher, and other weapons. It can also help move supplies, and is easily able to be converted to various roles.

ARMY CONSIDERING NEW PHYSICAL STANDARDS

Change Comes As Part of Women in Combat
By Harold Hutchison

The Army is considering new gender-neutral physical standards as the Army prepares to open combat positions to women. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the rule would be dropped in January, 2013.

STOLEN VALOR ACT RETURNING?

House Passes New Version
By Harold Hutchison

The House of Representatives passed a new version of the Stolen Valor Act, responding to the Supreme Court’s 2012 decision striking it down, by a vote of 390-3.

According to a report by Military.com, the new law now limits bans against false claims of receiving awards to those people who with falsely claim to have been awarded a medal with “intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit.”

May 20th Tornado in Moore, Okla. - Securing Plaza Tower Elementary School

Video by Oklahoma National Guard