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Marines under investigation for sharing nude photos of women

The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge. The photographs were shared on the Facebook page “Marines United,” which had a membership of active-duty and retired male Marines, Navy Corpsman and

Military branches drafting expansion plans as Trump vows to rebuild ‘depleted’ force

From the Air Force to the Army, America’s military service branches are busy preparing ambitious proposals to expand, as President Trump renews his pledge to rebuild a fighting force he says has become “depleted.”  “Our country will never have had a military like the military we’re about to build and rebuild,” Trump said at last

Military brass sound alarm about ‘insidious decline’ in readiness

Andrew O’Reilly, For decades, the F/A-18 Hornet has been the Navy’s front-line combat jet – taking off from aircraft carriers around the globe to enforce no-fly zones, carry out strikes and even engage in the occasional dogfight. But the Navy’s ability to use these planes is now greatly hindered as more than 60 percent of

Trump has no immediate plan to end Obama’s DACA for young illegals

President Trump has no immediate plans to use his executive powers to undo the Obama administration’s order that protects some young illegal immigrants known as “dreamers,” White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus made clear Sunday, in previewing the new administration’s first full week. “I think we’re going to work with the House and Senate

Mattis Waiver Confirmed by Senate

Justin Holcomb, The waiver required for Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to become the next Secretary of Defense was passed through the Senate on Thursday.  Mattis answered questions during his hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday morning, hoping to influence legislators to grant him the waiver. Current laws deny military officers from taking cabinet

Five freshmen Congressmen Why we support Mattis for Defense Secretary

Rep. Jack Bergman, Representatives Brian Mast, Mike Gallagher, Jim Banks, Don Bacon. Over the past eight years we have seen America’s standing in the world deteriorate. The Obama administration has refused to name our enemies and backed away from our allies all while threats across the globe multiply. There is no one better equipped to

A General Mattis Christmas Story from Museum of the Marine Corps Museum’s Facebook Page

A True Story by Dr. Albert C. Pierce, A couple of months ago, when I told General Krulak, the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, now the chair of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, that we were having General Mattis speak this evening, he said, “Let me tell you a Jim Mattis story.” General Krulak

Trump Brings in Wall Street Veterans to Talk Top Treasury Post

Donald Trump interviewed top investment executives for the role of Treasury Secretary as the president-elect continues stitching together the administration that will take over the White House in January. Meetings at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Sunday with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence featured at least three potential candidates with deep

Trump Considers Two Former Generals for Defense Secretary

Two former generals are in contention for defense secretary in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration: James Mattis and Jack Keane, who served as an informal adviser to Hillary Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani remains the leading contender for secretary of state but Trump is considering others,

Trump’s Defense Plans Will Benefit North Carolina Military & Create Jobs

“North Carolinians are justifiably proud of their record of service to our nation. Whenever America is called to action, chances are North Carolina’s men and women in uniform lead the way. North Carolina is the home to America’s Global Response Force. The most decorated unit in the Armed Forces — the 82nd Airborne Division, America’s