Entries for October, 2016

Marine Corps Opens Twitter Dialogue with Comedienne Sarah Silverman

By Debbie Gregory. Emmy winning comedienne Sarah Silverman was not joking around when she tweeted concern for her nephew to the Marine Corps, in light of the boot-camp abuse scandal. Silverman, who has nearly 9 million Twitter followers, tweeted to the Marine Corps’ main account twice and once to another account affiliated with its Recruiting […]

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Air Force General Optimistic Regarding the F-35 Program

By Debbie Gregory. The F-35 program, the most expensive weapons system ever made, has had a rough couple weeks. In September, a ground fire during training and a supply issue led the Air Force to suspend flight operations for 15 F-35As. But Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein isn’t worried. He said he […]

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Marine Slogan The Few. The Proud. Headed for Retirement?

By Debbie Gregory. The Marine Corps is exploring the possibility of using a new tagline, replacing the current “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” Set to launch next year, Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command said the current slogan…“ does a great job distinguishing ourselves from the other branches and […]

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Carter Orders Pentagon to Halt CA National Guard Bonus Paybacks

By Debbie Gregory. Calling the situation “unacceptable,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the Pentagon to suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses improperly given to thousands of California National Guard members during the height of the Iraq war. The demand would have affected some 9,700 California Guard members who had received enlistment bonuses, student loans or […]

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Army Claims the Title of Fattest Branch of the Military

By Debbie Gregory. The U.S. military is growing larger, but not in a good way. Today’s military is fatter than ever, and according to Pentagon statistics, the Army is the heaviest, with 10 per cent of soldiers considered clinically overweight. Weighing in at a close second is the Air Force, and the Navy is in […]

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