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Military Headline News: Week in Review

By Rick Rogers Rick Rogers Media The Navy searched this week for two sailors missing after a San Diego-based helicopter crashed into the Red Sea on Sunday. Three of the five crewmembers were rescued and were listed in stable condition. The Navy said Monday it suspended the search for the missing who it believes have perished. The sailors were assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6 based at North Island Naval Air Station. The crash was reportedly not caused by hostile action. Read more here The top officer of Carrier Air Wing 17 was replaced following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a junior female officer in his command. Navy Capt. Jeff S. Winter was relieved by Rear Adm. David Steindl, commander of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s strike group. Winter took command of the San Diego … Read entire article »

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By Rick Rogers Rick Rogers Media President Barack Obama is urging Congress to hold off voting on a measure authorizing an attack on Syrian government forces for alleged chemical weapons use. The request follows a Russian proposal for the international community to take control of Syrian chemical weapons and dispose of them. Syria is apparently onboard with the idea in order to stave off a U.S. assault. Read more You can add another group of Americans leery of a U.S. military action against Syria – American troops.  A Military Times survey found about 75 percent of them oppose U.S. air strikes with nearly 80 percent saying it’s not in the United States’ best interests to get involved in that country’s civil war. Read more Seventy-five percent of troops wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan have Post-Traumatic Stress with a … Read entire article »

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Military Headline News: Week In Review

By Rick Rogers Rick Rogers Media   Just a week ago it seemed a matter of when not if the United States, France and Britain would launch attacks against Syria for allegedly gassing its own people in mid August. Defense experts predicted dozens if not hundreds of missile would rain down on government command and control targets. My, how things have changed. Now with support for such a strike weak internationally and domestically, the Obama administration wants UN and congressional backing for a strike.  Navy training off both coasts and Hawaii could kill 350 whales and dolphins and seriously injure 15,000 more, according to two military environmental reports. The studies are part of an application package to National Marine Fisheries Service seeking training permits. Now that the worst of the economic slump appears over, federal workers are retiring in … Read entire article »

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Military Headline News: Week in Review

By Rick Rogers Rick Rogers Media * More than 6,000 Defense Department civilian workers could lose their jobs if automatic budget cuts take place in fiscal year 2014, according to a Pentagon report. http://www.stripes.com/news/us/pentagon-weighs-firing-thousands-under-2014-spending-cuts-1.236892 Personnel cuts were avoided this year through a furlough program. * To curb drinking problems in the ranks, the Navy is changing its liquor sales policies. http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/navy-changes-how-alcohol-is-sold-on-base-1.235954 The sea service is banning alcohol sales at its mini marts and at all of its stores between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. * A little help over here. That’s that message Iraq is sending America as sectarian violence flares into a potential civil war. http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130816/NEWS08/308160034/Iraq-seeks-help-from-U-S-amid-growing-violence Less than two years after U.S troops left that country, more than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in terror attacks in July. The most killed in a single month since 2008. Iraq wants U.S. advisers, … Read entire article »

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