A critical and important step in mitigating this tragic effect of our never ending adventurism abroad.
We are facing the same critical shortfall now. Remarkably, veteran suicide rates have remained static despite numerous ‘plans of action,’ influxes of money, the creation of thousands of Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), and legislation directed at streamlining and improving the VA.
Accordingly, the new order will give agency officials a year to develop an aggressive plan for combating veteran suicide with a particular focus on state and local community engagement.
The task force will explore a grant system which provides funds directly to local charities and city programs to provide individualized assistance to veterans. While a similar program through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was successful in cutting veteran homelessness in half, it remains to be seen if generalizing this solution to a very different problem set will be successful.
Same as the old swamp
I’ve got a bridge for anyone who still believes that the current Administration has any inclination to “drain the swamp”……an irrelevant undefinable campaign slogan though it is.
Revelations have surfaced that POTUS overruled White House security clearance officials, and granted his son-in-law a Top Secret clearance. This isn’t illegal of course, though Kushner didn’t qualify for such a clearance, POTUS likely has this authority.
But it flies in the face of the aforementioned campaign slogan…..and Donald and Ivanka’s lies about intervening.
Typical of this Administration – a cabal that has shown the Right to be as much crying little snowflakes as the Left.
Can any culture raise ‘rough men’ ready to defend it against a ruthless enemy when it cannot even fix in the minds of its developing youth what their sex is?
Our social media indoctrinated culture is so consumed with being offended when the ‘opposition’ is mean to their secular idol, that they are completely out oblivious to the fact that our society will soon be unable to withstand the slightest hardship.
We are fat, dumb and unhappy.
So Trump is apparently in the dumbass meme game…….fits his intellect anyway.
At least it gives others an (another) opportunity to ridicule him:
I am confident that each of you remains undistracted from our sworn mission to support and defend the Constitution while protecting our way of life. Our Department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult. So keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes.
It has been my high honor to serve at your side. May God hold you safe in the air, on land, and at sea.
My respect for General Mattis was already high; a little puzzled at him accepting a position in this Administration…but know he did it for the right reasons….our Armed Forces.
My respect has only grown.
So POTUS takes to Twitter, today……..this day……to lash out in impotent rage against Democrats, Comey, etc…
Such a good Christian……
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Funny how while there’s been no real change, now that Trump is in office, State media (Fox) hasn’t been in the (fake) “war on Christmas” bandwagon.
Christmas is just as commercialized as ever.
Fake news indeed……
Infantrymen: Pride & Arrogance
Infantrymen: Pride & Arrogance
— Read on mywarjournals.com/2018/11/12/infantrymen-pride-arrogance/
Infantrymen have a pride and arrogance that most Americans don’t understand and don’t like.
Even soldiers who aren’t infantrymen don’t understand. The pride doesn’t exist because we have a job that’s physically impressive.
It certainly doesn’t exist because it takes a higher level of intelligence to perform our duties.
It’s sad and I hate to admit it, but any college student or high school grad can physically do what we do.
It’s not THAT demanding and doesn’t take a physical anomaly.
Nobody will ever be able to compare us to professional athletes or fitness models.
And it doesn’t take a very high IQ to read off serial numbers, pack bags according to a packing list, or know that incoming bullets have the right of way.
The pride of the infantryman comes not from knowing that he’s doing a job that others can’t, but that he’s doing a job that others simply won’t.