By Debbie Gregory After Eric Shinseki resigned as secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on May 30, the Obama administration has been looking for another strong leader to head the VA. Former USO head Sloan Gibson has been interim secretary for the past month. Many speculators believed that Gibson could have been […]
Entries for June, 2014
The U.S. Navy is a fighting force that honors many traditions. It used to be that approaching ships would discharge their cannons to render themselves helpless as a show of respect and friendship to senior ships and shore batteries. Today, American warships still render gun salutes as a sign of respect. The Navy also connects […]
By Debbie Gregory Recently, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the launch of a multi-agency program designed to assist Veterans. The L.A. area is home to approximately 330,000 Veterans. Veterans in Los Angeles have experienced a decline in employment prospects, with the local Veteran unemployment rate up to 15%. The mayor’s plan pledges to secure […]
By Debbie GregoryOn June 24, 2014 the Pentagon announced three nominations for major positions around the globe. Army General John Campbell has been nominated for head of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. Navy Admiral Bill Gortney has been nominated to take over command of the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and also head […]
By Debbie Gregory After more than a decade of bulking up its ranks, the long awaited drawdown of the U.S. military becomes a reality this week for officers serving in the Army. This week approximately 1,100 captains (O-3) and 500 majors (0-4) will be notified that they will be involuntarily separated from the Army. As […]
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