Despite this Website, You’re Still Interested in Joining the Military?Despite This Website, You’re Still Interested in Joining the Military? Keep in mind that the military branches basically have two ways of joining: standard enlistment, in which you sign up and get started immediately, and delayed entry enlistment, in which you...
Can Navy Corpsman transfer their military medical training and certifications to the civilian sector?Are Navy Corpsman able to transfer/translate their military medical training and certifications to the civilian sector or do they have to start from scratch?https://www.quora.com/ (Interjection – The answer below is typical. My oldest son enlisted in the Army for six...
Can You Really Be Recalled to Active Duty at Any Time?https://www.military.com/join-military/eligibility-requirements/can-you-really-be-recalled-active-duty-any-time.html Did you know that, once you join the military, Uncle Sam may keep you there longer than you have planned — or that you can be recalled to active...
America’s Potemkin War in Afghanistan (and Elsewhere)
“America’s Potemkin War in Afghanistan,” by Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, Maj. Danny Sjursen, tells how military deception, ambition and bias perpetuate unwinnable wars.
Some of the Deepest Wounds of Veterans Go Undetected
Right now, a veteran is getting ready to commit suicide. At least 16 will kill themselves on Veterans Day, ending the life they risked for their country
As A Veteran I Refuse to Celebrate War
“Let November 11 be a day we celebrate veterans, not of endless bloody war, but of the struggles for peace and equality.” I’m in the same position as this author, but not as eloquent. I co-founded Veterans for Peace Chapter 156 in Medford, OR and was that chapter’s deputy chairman/webmaster until the VFP hierarchy unleashed the VFP October Bomb… Oct 2010 article referenced beneath Truthout’s article in this post…when I found that the VFP hierarchy was strongly ANTI-WAR, not FOR PEACE. This is a situation that, per spiritual laws and Newton’s laws of physics, provides energy TO the concept of war…Think about it…”for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” ~ Don Chapin
USA Pretend Unmasked
With the perception and honesty of another Howard Zinn, in this piece, Willson addresses US actions on an international scale as a result of personal experiences.
Are You Sure You Want To Do This?
“How has serving impacted you?” tweeted the U.S. Army. It was no doubt meant to elicit a flood of patriotic reminiscences and pride, but what they got was a flood of pain and grief.
After Pat’s Birthday
“…family and other critics allege that the Department of Defense delayed the disclosure for weeks after Tillman’s memorial service out of a desire to protect the image of the U.S. military.” And I thoroughly agree with that contention! Many war atrocities are covered up to ‘protect the image.’ This characteristic of warfare became obvious during Vietnam’s Operation Phoenix, a CIA-run effort. My contention is that this was no “accident” but Pat was basically murdered over arguments within the ranks. ~ Don Chapin