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Despite Controversies, We Need To Encourage Voluntary Military Service

July 3, 2021 by

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By James Carafano ~ Just in time for July Fourth, The Heritage Foundation released a citizen’s guide that encourages youth to consider serving in America’s armed forces. Voluntary military service has never been more important to keeping American democracy alive and well. It safeguards all Americans’ freedom, liberty, and prosperity. Parents might wonder, particularly now, […]

Biden Administration Is Forcing The Navy To Make A False Choice

June 15, 2021 by

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By Brent Sadler ~ The executive branch showers the federal government with easy money. It seems odd, then, that the federal government is making the Department of Defense choose between a false set of budget options when investing in defense—especially the Navy and cybersecurity—yields high returns. Consider the following events that have taken place over […]

An Orphan’s Medal of Honor

May 31, 2021 by

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Mark Alexander  ~ From humble beginnings to heroic service and ultimate sacrifice. ~ “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” —John 15:12-14 In recent weeks, I have written about the loss of two friends, T/Sgt. Charles Coolidge and Lt. Col. Chuck Hagemeister. They were members of, and […]

Memorial Day Vow: ‘Never Again Will One Generation Of Veterans Abandon Another’

May 31, 2021 by

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By Robert Wilkie ~ There have been times when America has forgotten why we sent Americans overseas—and the duty we have to care for those who carry this nation’s freedom on their backs. After Vietnam, there were no “welcome home” parades. As a youth, I saw senior officers in America’s most decorated combat division refused […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2021

April 25, 2021 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

Honoring How Our Deployed Troops Keep Us Safe

December 30, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Like a zombie, the notion that America is fighting “endless” or “forever” wars in the Middle East refuses to die. It’s a theme not reserved to a single political party: President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2019 State of the Union address stated that “great nations do not fight endless wars” […]

Veterans Day Patriot Profile: ‘Dozer’

November 11, 2020 by

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Mark Alexander ~    A fighter pilot in the Alaska State Senate is targeting the status quo. “I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing Light […]

Why Vets’ Service Is Worthy Of Reflection On Veterans Day – And The Rest Of The Year

November 11, 2020 by

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By Janae Diaz and James Di Pane ~ This Veterans Day, we have great reason to thank our many veterans and reflect on the immeasurable value of their service. Celebrated every year on Nov. 11, what we now know as Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, for the day the Treaty of Versailles was signed […]

On 73rd Anniversary, Air Force Flies Higher Than Ever

September 20, 2020 by

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By John Venable ~ Sept. 18 marks the birthday of the U.S. Air Force and, at the ripe old age of 73, it has enjoyed a journey like few others. Born out of the Army, the Air Force became a separate service in 1947 with a mission that looked just like the one it executed […]

For More Security At Less Cost, Buy More F-35s

September 12, 2020 by

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By Steven Bucci and Philip Bucci ~ Since its conceptual inception, the F-35 fighter jet has been known as an extremely expensive aircraft that can fill multiple roles. This high-priced “Swiss Army knife” of fifth-generation fighters is intended to replace fighters in the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The down side always has been […]

‘Great Nightfall’ Provides Extraordinary Overview Of Military Challenges Facing America

August 20, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Americans who want to better understand the complex threats the United States faces might assume that they need to read at least several books to get the full picture. Indeed, the landscape is complicated. The range of threats today includes cyber, space, nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence-guided weapons, and robots; not to […]

On Purple Heart Day, How A Medal Rewards Acts Of Love

August 7, 2020 by

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By Daniel Gade ~ The first time I was wounded, I bled little and required no serious treatment, but the soldier next to me, who bore the full brunt of the rocket-propelled grenade that struck our tank, was killed instantly. He volunteered—begged, in fact—to be on the mission that became his last because he loved […]

Memorial Day — Lest We Forget

May 25, 2020 by

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Remember those on the frontlines of freedom who stand ready to put their lives on the line. ~ Roger Helle ~     It’s that time of year again. A long holiday weekend with cookouts, picnics in the park, and blockbuster commercial sales. At least that’s what many think Memorial Day weekend is all about. As […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2020

April 25, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

Japan Augments Alliance Capabilities, But More Needs To Be Done

February 22, 2020 by

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By Bruce Klingner ~ Since returning as prime minister of Japan in 2012, Shinzo Abe has fulfilled long-standing promises to develop new military capabilities and expand its security role in the region and globally. Abe has enacted an impressive list of national security initiatives and has overseen a moderate increase in the country’s defense budget. […]

People Who Hate Their Country Won’t Serve It

January 19, 2020 by

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Is it any wonder that our military lacks representation from urban and coastal population centers? ~ Brian Mark Weber ~     There was a time in America when each generation learned about love of country and the importance of service. It didn’t matter whether a kid grew up in the Bronx or in a small […]

US Military Strength Rated ‘Marginal’ As China, Russia On Move

October 31, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ America’s military is stronger than before, but lacks the capacity to fight more than one war with a major power as adversaries such as China and Russia grow more ambitious, according to the 2020 Index of U.S. Military Strength. The Heritage Foundation released the 500-page report Wednesday, grading all four branches […]

Forged By The Sea, And Centuries Of Devotion To The American People

October 13, 2019 by

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By Emma Watkins and Jack Penders ~ “The Navy has both a tradition and a future ? and we look with pride and confidence in both directions.” – Admiral George Anderson, 1961 Sunday, Oct. 13, marks the 244th birthday of the United States Navy. The Navy has evolved significantly from its colonial seafaring roots, but its […]

Coast Guard Birthday

August 4, 2019 by

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On Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard was created by Congress. Happy Birthday and Semper Paratus! ~ Publius  ~    On Aug. 4, 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard was created by Congress, which authorized Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton to build a small fleet of 10 cutters to protect the coast. As the Coast Guard […]

Troop Bill Off Base for Trump, GOP

July 15, 2019 by

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Plus Bonus! 2 more articles: · Trump Judges Hit a Home Run in the Ninth · Will Religious Freedom Survive In Syria?  ~ Tony Perkins ~    These days, there aren’t a lot of things Congress does on time. That’s what makes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) so unique. For 58 straight years – […]

Trump Salutes America, Triggering Leftists

July 6, 2019 by

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The president honors America’s military in the Independence Day celebration.  ~ Thomas Gallatin  ~    It wasn’t all about President Donald Trump, as many Leftmedia talkingheads bitterly alleged. Rather, Trump’s “Salute to America” Independence Day parade was a celebration of our country. In his speech, Trump highlighted our nation’s history as one founded and grounded […]

Rare Civil War Vestige Memorializes The Little-Known Story Of African American Soldiers

June 26, 2019 by

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By Joshua Nelson ~ A rare artifact of the Civil War that was carried into battle by an African American regiment has been purchased at a historic price by the Atlanta History Center. A regimental flag of the 127th United States Colored Troops that was acquired by the center is one of less than 25 […]

Flag Day And U.S. Army Birthday

June 14, 2019 by

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Celebrating Liberty in more than one way — honor the flag and wish the Army a happy 244th! By Mark Alexander ~ Today is Flag Day, celebrating the anniversary of the adoption of our flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14th, 1777. Our flag is a beacon of Liberty, a symbol of hope […]

D-DAY 75th ANNIVERSARY

June 6, 2019 by

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Remember those who fought to keep us free from various forms of Socialism!  D-Day June 6th, 1944 Remember: All forms of Socialism looks great on paper, but in reality it has never worked and will not in the future. The reasons; A few people totally control the lives of the 99+% majority. And the majority […]