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As Vets Day Approaches, Wreaths Across America Utilizes Technology to Help Fulfill Mission

A Year of Innovation in Approach for National Wreaths Across America Day COLUMBIA FALLS, ME — October 21, 2020 — Wreaths Across America (WAA), is the non-profit organization best known for placing veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen at Arlington National Cemetery. However, today the organization, in total,... Read more →

Louisiana News Outlets Endorse Sports Wagering Proposition 

NEW ORLEANS - News outlets from across Louisiana are endorsing a sports wagering proposition on the ballot on November 3, 2020. The Advocate | NOLA.com, The Ouachita Citizen, and The Gambit have all thrown their support behind legalizing sports wagering. The effort, if approved, could boost taxable revenue in the state... Read more →

Department of Defense Focus on People in Executing National Defense

The U.S. military employs more than 2 million uniformed service members, both on active duty and in the reserve components. Off duty, those service members are supported every day by 2.6 million family members — without whose support they wouldn't be nearly as able to serve their country. In addition, more... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: First Black Female Plebe

OCT. 2, 2020 | BY TERRI MOON CRONK , DOD NEWS In 1976, when she arrived in Annapolis, Maryland, the atmosphere of the U.S. Naval Academy ''was mutually exacerbating for everyone who was there,'' said Janie L. Mines, who went on to become a Navy lieutenant in the supply corps and... Read more →

Face of Defense/Breaking waves: Coast Guard surfmen drive to close gender gap

RELATED: AMERICAN HERO FACE OF DEFENSE By Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham While for decades the Coast Guard has permitted women to serve in every job – from aviator to captain of a ship to boarding officer, there are roles in the service that have remained predominately filled by men. That tide... Read more →


RELATED: AMERICAN HERO FACE OF DEFENSE A JCODE operation in Los Angeles in February 2020 uncovered a large cache of drugs, weapons, cash, gold, and cryptocurrency as part of Operation DisrupTor. Transcript / Visit Video Source The storage shed by the modest yellow stucco house in Sunland, California, was tidy and... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Dog Tags, How the Tradition and Nickname Came About

Sept. 9, 2020 | BY Katie Lange, DOD News We all know what dog tags are — those little oval disks on a chain that service members wear to identify themselves in combat. But have you ever wondered how and when that tradition started, and why they're called dog tags? We... Read more →

Combating the Iranian Cyber Threat

September 18, 2020 Republic at the Center of Cyber Crime Charges in Three Cases Criminal charges announced this week against multiple alleged hackers in Iran show the breadth of the cyber threat emanating from that country and the FBI and partner agency efforts to neutralize it and hold the individuals accountable.... Read more →

NJ Congressman Joins Navy Leadership for Historic Foundry Pour

of First Propulsor Mold for Columbia-Class Submarine Program PHILADELPHIA, PA – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, recently visited the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia to witness the foundry pour of the propulsor... Read more →

President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Army Ranger for Hostate Rescue

SEPT. 11, 2020 | BY SEAN KIMMONS, DOD NEWS Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas "Patrick" Payne received the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today for helping liberate over 70 hostages from an ISIS prison compound in Iraq five years ago. President Donald Trump draped the nation's highest military award... Read more →

American Legion Riders provide final send-off for Medal of Honor recipient

The American Legion Sep 02, 2020 On Jan. 12, 1952, U.S. Army Cpl. Ronald Rosser charged three times into Chinese trenches to fight off the enemy and save U.S. wounded. His heroic actions earned Rosser the Medal of Honor. Decades later, Tennessee Legionnaire Rick Wright had the opportunity to meet Rosser... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: China Will Double Its Nuclear Warheads Over The Next 10 Years

Over the next 10 years, it's expected China will double the number of nuclear warheads it possesses, while embarking on an effort to expand the ways it can deploy its nuclear capability, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China Chad L. Sbragia said at the American Enterprise Institute. He discussed findings... Read more →

James M. Lewis, of Hamilton, formerly of Audubon, Navy Veteran

James M. Lewis, on September 2, 2020, of Hamilton, formerly of Audubon. Age 72. Beloved husband of 48 years to Donna (nee Crudo). Devoted brother of Geri Heilig (Wells). Loving uncle of Michael Heilig (Carol) and Stephen Heilig. Dear great uncle of Kristin, Darien, Colton and Brogan. Jim proudly served in... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Master Sgt. Ernest R. Kouma

Army Master Sgt. Ernest R. Kouma Army Master Sgt. Ernest R. Kouma was credited with killing an astonishing 250 enemy soldiers to protect retreating U.S. infantrymen during an hours-long battle at the beginning of the Korean War. It's no surprise that his efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. Kouma was... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: USS Hershel “Woody” Williams

MEDITERRANEAN SEA -- The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) is conducting interoperability training with Special Operations Forces (SOF) assigned to Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) in the Mediterranean Sea. The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) is conducting interoperability training with Special Operations Forces (SOF)... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Facts you should know about U.S. Special Operations Command

Most perceptions of special operations are formed by movies like "American Sniper," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Lone Survivor" or "Black Hawk Down." There is some truth to those movies, but the command is far more. U.S. Special Operations Command is based at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and Army Gen. Tony Thomas... Read more →

The American Legion Legacy Run at 15

The American Legion Aug 20, 2020 The American Legion Legacy Run turns 15 this week. Since its inception in 2006, riders from The American Legion Family have rumbled nearly 20,000 miles on motorcycles and three-wheelers, raised over $11 million and have assisted more than 400 children of U.S. military personnel who... Read more →

Investigative Reporter Millie Weaver Releases Documentary About "Shadow Government"

CNBNews-(August 18, 2020)--In a shocking piece of news, investigative reporter Millie Weaver and her husband were arrested at their home. The arrest comes in the wake of her documentary release on the topic of the US “shadow government” which was all set to be screened on YouTube as she had teased... Read more →

Turtle Rescued by Coast Guard Near Cape May

Sea Turtle entangled in fishing trap line near Cape May Petty Officer 3rd Class Mason Sanders cuts a fishing trap line from a sea turtle 11 miles southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, August 13, 2020. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater noticed sharks swarming nearby when they arrived on... Read more →

Migrant Kids Here Illegally Being Tested for COVID-19; Afterwards Expelled to Prevent Spread of Virus

by Dara Lind and Lomi Kriel Aug. 10, 2020 ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article is co-published with The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local newsroom that informs and engages with Texans. Sign... Read more →

Back to Civil Life:Tips to Resume Writing for Military Veterans

The article aims to make an outstanding civilian resume and set the summary of your best experience out in it. A well-executed exposition of your military experience helps to specify your value to a hirer. Please, find short hints to resume writing for military veterans, listed below. Possible Ways to Demonstrate... Read more →

Roland J. Boehner, Jr., Vietnam Era U.S. Army Veteran

Roland J. Boehner, Jr., "Rol Dog", on August 6, 2020, of Glendora; formerly of Runnemede. Age 73. Beloved husband of Karen (nee Buckley) for 35 years. Devoted brother of Carol Boehner and Barry Boehner (Christine). Loving brother-in-law of Catherine Bush (Bob) and Michael Buckley (Nell). Also survived by many nieces and... Read more →

Modified Port Condition For Port of Delaware Bay

PHILADELPHIA — The Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, has set a modified Port Condition X-Ray due to the potential for Hurricane Isaias to impact Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware area in the next 48 hours. A thorough explanation of port conditions can be found under the local contingency plans... Read more →

Customs and Border Protection Officers Intercepted 7 Counterfeit African Passports in Philly

Release Date: July 24, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted seven counterfeit and altered African passports in Philadelphia Wednesday that were destined to an address in Palm Beach County, Florida. Philadelphia CBP officers seized this altered Gambia passport and six others. While examining arriving international air... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Favors Bills that Secure Nation, Address Pandemic and Invest in American Families

WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2020)— Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and House Armed Services Committee – voted in favor of H.R. 7608, a “minibus” package that contains four Fiscal Year 2021 bills that fund federal departments and agencies including... Read more →

Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, Dies in Vehicle Rollover Accident somewhere in Eastern Syria

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount Operation Inherent Resolve. Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, 25, from St. George, Utah, died as the result of a vehicle rollover accident while conducting reconnaissance operations, July 21, 2020, in Eastern Syria. The incident... Read more →

Video: Anarchists Attack Homeland Security Agents Protecting Federal Buildings in Portland

CNBNews Reporting (Gloucestercitynews.net)(PORTLAND, OREGON, JULY 21, 2020)--Hundreds of anarchists try to storm a United States courthouse in Portland, Oregon as agents from Homeland Security sent to Portland to protect federal buildings fire teargas into the crowds trying to disperse them. One agent was hit over the head by a subversive using... Read more →

John B. Burkhardt, of Coudersport, formerly of Gloucester City; RE Developer, Inventor, Westville Police Officer, Army Veteran, Karate Instructor, GHS Alum Class of '62

John B. Burkhardt 1962 Graduate of GHS Coudersport, PA - John Barry Burkhardt, 77, of Coudersport, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport, PA. John was born on March 19, 1943, in Blackwood, NJ the son of the late Paul Edward and Susan (Seif) Burkhardt. He married the former... Read more →

The murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén; 'Enough is enough'

The American Legion The murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, and the alleged events leading up to it, sparked a national movement of sexual trauma survivors to share their stories publicly, including via social media platforms using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillén. U.S. Army veteran and Legionnaire Jay Gonzales didn’t use social media... Read more →

Why Would A Person Destroy Their Community?

Blocks of stores were destroyed by the rioters (image courtesy of The Star Ledger) SEE VIDEO BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)This week is the 53rd Anniversary of the Newark riots, also known by those who were there as the "Battle of Newark". The six-day conflict broke out on... Read more →

July 4th 'Salute to America' Honors the Military

BY C. TODD LOPEZ, DOD NEWS Before military aircraft screamed over the National Mall and fireworks lit up the night sky yesterday as part of the "2020 Salute to America" event in the nation's capital, the president spoke from the South Lawn of the White House about the contributions of U.S.... Read more →

Face of Defense: From Peru to U.S. Navy Chief

BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS A lot of young people come to the United States looking for a better life, and many join the military as part of their journey. Navy Chief Petty Officer Ubaldo Huaromo, 54, is no exception. Navy Chief Petty Officer Ubaldo S. Huaromo Job Title: Material Management... Read more →

Face of Defense: Hall of Fame Pitcher, Olympic Champion Sprinter Both Served in the Military

BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS Almost every sporting event in the United States has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an absence noted by the many service members who are ardent sports fans and enjoy playing sports. Because the games are mostly on hold, here's a look at a few... Read more →

Coast Guard, partner agencies promote safe boating during Fourth of July weekend

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise vigilance and caution Thursday for the upcoming holiday weekend as celebrations are expected to increase the presence of boaters on the waterways. Pictured is a Coast Guard Sector San Diego created poster featuring examination decals displayed by charter vessels. If a... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS The Battle of Gettysburg is remembered as one of the most pivotal encounters of the Civil War, a conflict that led to more than 1,500 men earning the newly created Medal of Honor. One of those Army 1st Sgt. Frederick... Read more →

Spc. Nick Bravo-Regules, 20, from Largo, Florida, died June 23, in Jordan

Spc. Nick Bravo Regules U.S. ARMY (photo courtesy of Stars and Stripes The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Nick Bravo-Regules, 20, from Largo, Florida, died June 23, 2020, in Jordan while supporting operations in the U.S. Central Command area... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard rescues child from inflatable raft swept to sea by current

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued a young girl, between four to six-years-old, from an inflatable plastic raft Monday afternoon, over half a mile off the beach near... Read more →

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay holds change of command ceremony in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Capt. Jonathan Theel relieved Capt. Scott Anderson as commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay during a change of command ceremony at Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, Friday. Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 5 North Capt. Jonathan Theel poses for a photo with his family after... Read more →

Search for Missing Swimmer Near Delanco on the Delaware River Ended

DELANCO, N.J.( June 21, 2020) — The Coast Guard ended their search for a missing 22-year-old man in the vicinity of Delanco on the Delaware River, Sunday evening. New Jersey State police recovered a body matching the description of the missing individual, which was transported to the local coroner's office. The... Read more →

Norcross, Chabot Lead Call for Release of Appropriated Funds for U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) and Steve Chabot (R-OH-01), along with 68 other Members of the United States House of Representatives, recently sent a bipartisan letter to the Department of Homeland Security urging the Secretary to immediately release Fiscal Year 2020 funds for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 12th... Read more →

Face of Defense: Nation’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Changes Hands

x RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO VALLEJO, Calif. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) held a modified change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Mare Island Dry Dock. Capt. William Woityra relieved Capt. Gregory Stanclik as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard, assisted by Navy, medevacs man 275 miles off Ocean City, Maryland

OCEAN CITY, Md. ⁠— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a container ship approximately 275 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Friday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center received a report on Thursday evening that an explosion occurred in the engine room of the cargo... Read more →

A Letter from American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford

June 4, 2020 Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends, In this era of uncertainty, one thing remains absolute: No community service organization responds more effectively in times of despair than The American Legion. The coronavirus has placed barricades around nearly every facet of our way of life in America. It... Read more →

Boaters Register EPIRBs, File Float Plans

SEATTLE - Every year the Coast Guard makes thousands of phone calls to mariners, boat owners and emergency points of contact in response to receiving distress alerts from emergency position indicating radio beacons. An EPIRB is a beacon that alerts the Coast Guard that the vessel registered to the EPIRB is... Read more →


RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO BROOKINGS, OR,Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 13 Subscribe43 Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Preiser (surfman #535) operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in the surf near Brookings, Oregon, Dec. 13, 2019. Surfman is the pinnacle of the five certifications available to boat-crew members, and Coast... Read more →

PANDEMIC Doesn't Stop American Legion from Observing Memorial Day (VIDEO)

THE AMERICAN LEGION American Legion Post 302 in Oconto Falls, Wis., was instrumental in the creation of the Oconto Falls Veterans Monument, which was dedicated last fall. And on May 25, that same memorial – which bears the names of 450 veterans and their years of service – served as the... Read more →

U.S. Border Patrol Rescue Kayakers on Niagara River

Niagara River Rescue Release Date: May 27, 2020 NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Sector responded to a call for assistance for two kayakers in distress near Tonawanda. Yesterday, at approximately 3:00 P.M., Buffalo Sector Communications received information from the U.S. Coast Guard regarding two... Read more →

Secretary Robert Wilkie’s Memorial Day Message

Related: American Hero Face of Defense ARLINGTON, VA (May 25,2020)--Our country has been blessed with men and women whose sacrifices allowed us to flourish as individuals, as a society, and as a Nation. On Memorial Day, we pause to remember, honor and express our gratitude to all those Americans who lost... Read more →

Memorial Day, A Time to Remember

Related: American Hero Face of Defense STATE COMMANDER'S MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE For 120 years the VFW has honored the legacy of the men and women who served in our nation's military and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. Our annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies have ensured the sacrifices of... Read more →