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VIDEO: China Fueling Mexican Drug Cartels

VIDEO BELOW WASHINGTON DC, Apr 12 — Is China getting ready for war? According to Foreign Policy Magazine, “notwithstanding the recent flurry of high-level diplomacy between Washington and Beijing, the warning signs are certainly there. Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing is amassing ships, planes, and missiles as part of the largest military buildup by any country in decades.” According to political consultant Peter Schweizer, “China already is waging war with the US, but not with guns — with poison.” Schweizer is senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News and a prolific author who’s latest book, Blood Money: Why the Powerful Turn... Read more →

SKY NEWS Video: Joe Biden's Cognitive Decline Continues

"I Made It Clear To Israelis - Don't Move on Haifa," Joe Biden (You know, Haifa - that city in Israel...) SOURCE SKY NEWS 56,885 views Apr 18, 2024 Sky News host Rita Panahi claims President Joe Biden’s “cognitive decline” is hitting “new lows” as she reacts to his latest gaffes. In one video, the President appeared to confuse the Israeli city Haifa with Rafah in Gaza. “I made it clear to Israelis, don’t move on Haifa,” President Biden said. President Biden also bizarrely claimed cannibals ate his uncle after his plane crashed. However, Pentagon records state the aircraft plunged... Read more →


MOVES TO FRANKFORD AVENUE WITH 150+ RESTAURANTS, FOOD TRUCKS, VENDORS, ARTISTS, MAKERS AND BANDS, PLUS THE FAMOUS PARADE OF HUMAN-POWERED SCULPTURES Philadelphia, PA - East Kensington’s long-time parade and arts festival is moving over to Frankford Avenue. Fishtown District, with support from Penn Treaty Special Services District, presents Kensington Derby and Arts Fest on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, on Frankford Avenue, from York St to Huntingdon St. The event, which won Best of Philly in 2023, is back and ready to let the mud fly! Derby teams prepare human-powered sculptures crafted from recycled bicycles and other... Read more →

Spectators Gather Along Delaware River to See Celebrated USS Battleship New Jersey Pass By

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 22, 2024)(CNBNews)--Former Brooklawn residents Michael and Rosemary Costello came to Gloucester City Thursday to see the Battleship New Jersey BB62 head south on the Delaware River to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal. Michael is a Navy vet from the 1960s, so it was special for him to see the Battleship live! Photo /caption credit CNBNews photographer Joe Townsend CAMDEN CITY, NJ (March 22, 2024)(CNBNews)—On Thursday, March 21, a large crowd gathered at the home of the Battleship New Jersey to watch the historic ship depart for needed maintenance at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. New Jersey Gov. Phil... Read more →

The American Legion: Five Things to Know, Feb. 26

The American Legion FEB 26, 2024 1. The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S. officials, American and British fighter jets hit sites in eight locations, targeting missiles, launchers, rockets, drones and air defense systems. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to provide early details of an ongoing military operation. 2. The Mississippi National Guard... Read more →

American Legion News February 19; Five Things You Should Know

The American Legion \ FEB 19, 2024 1. U.S. maritime forces on Saturday conducted five self-defense strikes targeting Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, U.S. Central Command announced Sunday. CENTCOM successfully conducted strikes against three mobile anti-ship cruise missiles, one unmanned underwater vessel (UUV) and one unmanned surface vessel (USV). It was the first observed Houthi employment of a UUV since attacks began in Oct. 23, according to CENTCOM. 2. Two young citizen-soldiers who became close friends after enlisting in the Army Reserve were remembered at funerals in southeast Georgia on Saturday, nearly three weeks after they died in a drone... Read more →

John E. Kraus, Sr. age 86, Army Veteran also Member of New Jersey National Guard

Passed peacefully after a brief illness on February 14, 2024, formerly of Audubon, Cherry Hill and most recently, Edgewater Park, NJ. Age 86 years. John, who was the longest-living Kraus, lovingly raised five children with his late wife, Joan, while attending Drexel University for his Mechanical Engineering degree. His children all attended college, which was one of his goals in life. He was a U.S. Army veteran and additionally served in the Army National Guard of NJ. He began his career in 1956 as "Jack" at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, NJ and by 1989 was promoted to... Read more →

Wreaths Across America AND the Library of Congress Launch New Webinar Series

Veterans History Project to L for 2024 The free, four-part, quarterly webinar is designed for educators of youth of all ages. COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, and WASHINGTON D.C. — February 13, 2024 — Wreaths Across America (WAA), in collaboration with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), proudly announces the launch of a new, free webinar series for educators. These four-part quarterly webinars aim to equip educators and youth of all ages with the vast resources available from the Library of Congress and will focus on how teachers and students can participate in collecting, preserving, and sharing veterans’ stories critical... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Gloucester City Residents Protecting Our Country

(source Facebook) photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 10, 2024)--Best of luck to two brave young men from Gloucester City Nay’Shon Obey and Liam Driscoll, who are beginning a year’s deployment in one of the world’s trouble zones. Nay’Shon graduated from Gloucester High School, and Liam graduated from Gloucester Catholic. They are both members of the 1st Battalion, 114 Infantry Regiment, Company A (NJ ARNG) headquarters Woodbury Armory, Woodbury, NJ. God bless them. 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment (NJ ARNG) Woodbury Armory | Woodbury, New Jersey, United States Headquarters and Headquarters Company Company A Mount Holly Armory | Mount Holly... Read more →

American Legion: 5 Things to Know, on Feb. 5

The American Legion FEB 05, 2024 1. The U.S. military has carried out additional self-defense strikes against Houthi missiles, according to U.S. Central Command. At about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, CENTCOM forces targeted a land-attack cruise missile, said a command statement that did not provide further details on that strike. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., U.S. forces struck four anti-ship cruise missiles before they launched against ships in the Rea Sea, the statement said. 2. A drone attack on a base housing U.S. troops in eastern Syria killed six allied Kurdish fighters late Sunday, in the first significant attack in Syria or... Read more →

Wreaths Across America Honors “The Four Chaplains”

With a Special Facebook Live Event On Saturday, Feb. 3rd, Wreaths Across America remembers the 81rstanniversary of the sinking of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – January 23, 2024 – On Saturday, February 3, 2024, Wreaths Across America will pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of American heroes, ‘The Four Chaplains,’ and commemorate the bravery displayed during the U.S.A.T. Dorchester incident. Join us for a special Facebook live event at noon EST, broadcasting from the serene Balsam Valley Chapel and Tip lands in Downeast Maine. Embarking on a coastal passenger steamship requisitioned for wartime use, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester sailed... Read more →

Biden Still Hasn't Responded to Death of U.S. Servicemen in Jordan

image courtesy of The photos from the U.S. Army Reserve Command from left, Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23. (The Center Square)(January 30, 2024) – The world is awaiting President Joe Biden’s response to a drone attack in Jordan over the weekend that left three U.S. service members dead and more than 30 injured. In his statement Sunday, Biden said “we know [the attack] was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq” and pledged to respond to the “despicable and wholly unjust attack.” That... Read more →

CG Accepting additional testimony for the Grande Costa D’Avorio Hearing

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have scheduled follow-up witness testimony on Wednesday and Friday in support of the ongoing investigation into the fire that occurred on July 5, 2023, aboard the Italian-flagged cargo vessel, Grande Costa D’Avorio, while docked at the Port of Newark, New Jersey. The videos of testimony are scheduled to be posted to the Livestream site at on Wednesday and Friday. Capt. David Rogers of the Newark Fire Department will give testimony on Wednesday, and Marian Ciumala, the Grande Costa D’Avorio’s Third Mate, will give testimony on Friday. Additional... Read more →

ICE Investigates Over 400 Violations of Criminal Law

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigates more than 400 violations of criminal law, ranging from child exploitation to transnational gangs. Use this form to report suspected criminal activity. Be as specific and as detailed as possible. You are encouraged to provide any additional identifying details such as places of birth, countries of citizenship, and any numeric identifiers in the below narrative text box. The detailed information you provide will assist investigators as they look into reported violations. We do not provide status updates for tip information provided. If you provide information, you can be assured that it will be... Read more →

The Center Square: Transgender veterans sue VA seeking gender-affirming surgery

By Brett Rowland | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A group representing transgender veterans filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeking gender-confirmation surgery for 163,000 transgender veterans. The Transgender American Veterans Association lawsuit asks for an order that the Department of Veterans Affairs act on the group's 2016 rule-making petition for gender-confirmation surgery. "Three years ago today, President Biden repealed the military's ban on transgender service members,” TAVA President Rebekka Eshler said in a statement. “Yet when we return from service, we do not receive the same level of healthcare from the VA... Read more →


This undated photograph released by the U.S. military's Central Command shows what it is described as the vessel that carried Iranian-made missile components bound for Yemen's Houthi in the Arabian Sea. U.S. Navy SEALs seized Iranian-made missile parts and other weaponry from a ship bound for Yemen's Houthi rebels in a raid that saw two of its commandos go missing, the U.S. military said Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. Five Things to Know The American Legion JAN 22, 2024 1. The 10-day search to rescue two Navy SEALs lost in the Arabian Sea during a mission to board a ship and... Read more →

Dear American Legion Family members and friends, 

Once again, the Department of Defense (DoD) may be faced with another continuing resolution (CR), which would compromise national defense strategy and undermine improving quality of life issues for servicemembers. In essence, a CR would cap funding at the previous year's levels, providing none of the approved increases and preventing any new programs from beginning that were authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. This comes at a time when America is facing multiple national security threats such as China’s aggression, Russian provocation and the possibility of the Israel-Hamas war spreading. It is not the time... Read more →

Over 100 Ghost Ships Rest at Mallows Bay

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: The nation’s next National Marine Sanctuary? Paddlers at Mallows Bay; photo by Stephen Schatz In Charles County—only an hour drive from the nation’s capital—is a place unlike any other in the country. Emergent at low tide, the withering remains of more than 100 World War I steamships rest in a shallow embayment on the Maryland side of the Potomac River: the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay. Most of these ship hulls have been resting in and around the bay since the late 1920s. In the decades since, nature has taken its course and absorbed... Read more →

American Legion: 5 Things To Know

The American Legion JAN 15, 2024 1. Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired an anti-ship cruise missile toward an American destroyer in the Red Sea on Sunday, but a U.S. fighter jet shot it down in the latest attack roiling global shipping amid Israel’s war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, officials said. The attack marks the first U.S.-acknowledged fire by the Houthis since America and allied nations began strikes Friday on the rebels following weeks of assaults on shipping in the Red Sea. 2. An Air Force officer can add another title to her resume: Miss America. Madison Marsh of Colorado... Read more →

Exploring the Versatility of C-12 Huron Aircraft: A Game-Changer for Government Contractors

The C-12 Huron aircraft has completely transformed the work of government contractors and serves as a highly versatile and game-changing asset. With its extensive range of capabilities, this aircraft has become an indispensable tool for a wide array of missions and operations. There's nothing quite like C-12 Aircraft when it comes to getting government contractor work done. Whether it's transporting personnel and cargo or conducting surveillance and reconnaissance, the C-12 Huron offers an abundance of functions that cater specifically to the needs of government contractors. This article will delve into the numerous ways in which the C-12 Huron aircraft has... Read more →

The American Legion: Five Things to Know, Jan. 8, 2024

The American Legion JAN 08, 2024 1. The Pentagon released new details Sunday about Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s continued hospitalization, saying he had a medical procedure Dec. 22, went home a day later and was admitted to intensive care Jan. 1 when he began experiencing severe pain. The latest information came as members of both parties in Congress expressed sharp concerns about the secrecy of Austin’s hospital stay and the fact that the president and other senior leaders were kept in the dark about it for days. 2. North Korea again fired artillery shells near its tense sea boundary with... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: When Veterans in Crisis Can’t Get Help

by Kathleen McGrory and Neil Bedi, ProPublica, photography by Loren Elliott for ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Marty and Candy Larsen were in their pajamas, getting ready to watch a movie in the living room, when they heard their 27-year-old daughter scream. CNBNews graphic files “I need help!” Julia cried. They could see her standing just a few feet away, her long blond hair unkempt, her blue-gray eyes at once alert and vacant. She’d looked like this in other moments when... Read more →

Mid-East Terrorists Using Northern Border To Enter United States

A vehicle crosses the Rainbow Bridge from Canada Wednesday, March 18, 2018, in Niagara Falls N.Y. Jeffrey T. Barnes | AP Photo By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Dec 30, 2023 The Center Square)(JANUARY 1, 2024) – An Iranian with terrorist ties was caught after illegally entering the U.S. near Niagara Falls, New York, as a record number of known, suspected terrorists (KSTs) were apprehended in the first three months of fiscal 2024 at the northern border. After the Iranian was apprehended, agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations-Buffalo office removed him on... Read more →


Charting a course of compassionate care in the Blue Pacific HS1 Steven Zea In the vast oceanic stretches of the U.S. Coast Guard's 14th District and the Blue Pacific, skilled medical personnel like Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Zea on Fast Response Cutters, especially during expeditionary patrols, is not just a necessity; it's a lifeline. These patrols routinely take crews well over 200 nautical miles from shore, venturing into remote and austere environments where quick and expert medical care is critical. Zea, an independent-duty health services technician (HS) serving as a medical support professional aboard U.S. Coast Guard platforms, illustrates... Read more →

INVASION OF THE USA CONTINUES: Record Number of Illegals Enter Southern Boarder

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Dec 23, 2023 Border Patrol pleads for help CNBNews history files (The Center Square) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered a new record number of illegal border crossers in November as the agency pleaded for help from Congress. Total illegal border crossers encountered along the southwest border in November were 242,418. The majority of apprehensions, 191,113, occurred between ports of entry. CBP agents also processed more than 43,000 people at ports of entry who made appointments through the CBP One App. As part of the administration’s expanded parole program to foreign... Read more →

American Legion Fund Drive to Help Veterans and their Families in Need

SUPPORT VETERANS Veterans of this great nation continue to face immense challenges on a daily basis. With your gift to The American Legion, you provide the essential support they need to successfully meet those challenges. GIVE NOW As 2023 rushes to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to The American Legion. Your gift is crucial. You will ensure that the needs of veterans and their families are met in 2024 and beyond. Thank you for all you do to support our nation’s heroes. From all of us at The American Legion, we wish you and your family a... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Seaman from Pittsburgh Serves at Explosive Ordnance Disposal

By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Seaman Scott Nettrour, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins, Navy Office of Community Outreach Nettrour graduated from North Allegheny High School in 2017. The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Pittsburgh. “Growing up, I learned that it’s important to give your best effort in everything you do,” said Nettrour. Nettrour joined the Navy three years ago. “I joined... Read more →

Noah Wicks of McAlister PA Serving Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer

By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Chief Petty Officer Noah Wicks, a native of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, serves aboard USS Carney, currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Wicks serves as an operations specialist and was aboard the ship Oct. 19, when the crew of Carney shot down multiple land attack cruise missiles and unmanned aerial drones launched by Houthi forces in Yemen while the ship was operating in the northern Red Sea. The missiles and drones were believed to be headed toward Israel when Carney intercepted them. “I was the anti-air warfare... Read more →

Capt. Martin Robertson, Wishes Family in Erie, PA Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

DEC 11 By Ashley Craig, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Sailors help maintain America’s advantage at sea. This means they do not always get to celebrate holidays with their loved ones. Capt. Martin Robertson, an Erie, Pennsylvania, native serving in the United States Navy as commodore of Amphibious Squadron 8, wishes loved ones a happy holiday. “The holidays are a time to get together with loved ones and celebrate as a family,” said Robertson. Robertson wants family back home to know they are missed this holiday season. “I am going to miss you this year, but you... Read more →

31,323 Unaccompanied Migrant Mexican Children Have Settled Illegally Into NJ

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Dec 19, 2023 Included in the 1000s of illegal immigrants crossing into the USA on a daily basis are unaccompanied Mexican children headed to the State of New Jersey. According to The Center Square, New Jersey received the seventh greatest number of unaccompanied children. (photo courtesy of The Washington Examiner) (The Center Square) – New Jersey received the seventh greatest number of unaccompanied alien children, primarily arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border of 31,323 since fiscal 2015. The greatest numbers have consistently been sent to the most populous states of Texas, California and... Read more →

Military Studying the Use of Psychedelics for Treatment of PTSD and Head Injuries

American Legion News By Linda F. Hersey/Stars and Stripes DEC 19, 2023 The military will conduct research and clinical trials to determine whether cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs can treat service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury under provisions of the defense spending bill approved by Congress last week. Section 723 of the National Defense Authorization Act, which received final Congressional approval Friday, provides $10 million in research grants for psychedelic-assisted therapies and for “qualified” plant-based alternative therapies that include cannabis. Medical cannabis is legal in 38 states, the District of Columbia and three... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Newark Native Serves Aboard Guided Missle Destroyer in Red Sea

By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Petty Officer Third Class Andrew Gonzalez, a native of Newark, New Jersey, serves aboard USS Carney, currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Gonzalez currently serves as a boatswain’s mate and was aboard the ship on Oct. 19, when the crew of Carney shot down multiple land attack cruise missiles and unmanned aerial drones launched by Houthi forces in Yemen while the ship was operating in the northern Red Sea. The missiles and drones were believed headed toward Israel when Carney intercepted them. “My role was... Read more →

Ron Canning, Gloucester City Police Officer, and U.S. Navy Veteran Succumbs at age 87

Surrounded by his family, Ron passed peacefully on December 10, 2023, at the age of 87. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 55 years to the late Frances Canning (nee Harvey). Loving father of Joseph “Ronnie” Canning, Jr. and Pamela Gettings. Cherished grandfather of 6 and great-grandfather of 13. Beloved brother of Robert J. Canning. Ron was born in Philadelphia, Pa to the late Joseph H. and Florence Canning. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959. Ron was a dedicated patrolman for the Gloucester City Police Department with 25 years of service to the... Read more →

John P. (Jack) Heath, Jr., A Proud Marine and a Korean War Veteran of Bellmawr

John P. (Jack) Heath, Jr., on November 29, 2023, of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 87. Beloved husband of Eleanor Heath (nee Price) for 66 years. Devoted father of John P. (Jack) Heath III (Maryanne), Kathleen Heath, and Scott Heath. Loving Pop of grandchildren Ian, Scott Jr., Sean, Finn, Elizabeth, and Brigid. John graduated from South Catholic High School Philadelphia, Class of 1954. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the University of Maryland and worked as a Budget Analyst for the Department of the Army (including six years in Germany)... Read more →

AMERICAN LEGION: Five Things to Know

(Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy) The American Legion DEC 11, 2023 1. Divers on Sunday recovered the remains of the seventh of the eight crew members from a U.S. military Osprey aircraft that crashed off southern Japan during a training mission. The Air Force CV-22 Osprey went down Nov. 29 just off Yakushima Island in southwestern Japan while on its way to Okinawa. The bodies of six of the crew had since been recovered, including five from the sunken wreckage of the aircraft. 2. The Chinese coast guard targeted Philippine vessels with water cannon blasts Sunday and rammed one of them, causing... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Newton native serves at Aviation Enlisted Aircrew Training School

By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach PENSACOLA, Fla. - Airman Brandon Robbins, a native of Newton, New Jersey, serves the U.S. Navy assigned to Aviation Enlisted Aircrew Training School. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins, Navy Office of Community Outreach Robbins graduated from Newtown High School in 2016. The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Newton. “I learned from my hometown to stay humble and to trust that hard work pays off,” said Robbins. Robbins joined the Navy three months ago. “I joined the Navy to... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Jersey City native serves at Aviation Rescue Swimmer School

By Megan Brown, Navy Office of Community Outreach PENSACOLA, Fla. - Petty Officer 2nd Class Sultan Sullins, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, serves at Aviation Rescue Swimmer School. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins Sullins graduated from James J. Ferris High School in 2013. The skills and values needed to succeed in the Navy are similar to those found in Jersey City. “I learned how to be flexible and adaptable from my upbringing,” said Sullins. “Both of these traits have helped me successfully adjust to military life.” Sullins joined the Navy nine years ago. Today,... Read more →

American Legion: 5 Things You Should Know

The American Legion NOV 27, 2023 1. Two ballistic missiles were fired from Houthi rebel-controlled Yemen toward a US warship in the Gulf of Aden, after the US Navy responded to a distress call from a commercial tanker that had been seized by armed individuals, the US military said Sunday. The tanker, identified as the Central Park, had been carrying a cargo of phosphoric acid when its crew called for help that “they were under attack from an unknown entity,” the US Central Command said in a statement. 2. Warships from the United States, South Korea and Japan trained near... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews columnist It has been discussed on the news that some of our (USA) eight million illegal immigrants don't seem to be happy with the accommodations provided. What did they expect when they are a subgroup of eight million people? Illegal immigrants wearing t-shirts that read, “Biden, Please Let Us In” (Image courtesy of the New York Times) Chicago officials continue to approach Washington, D.C. asking for help, but help doesn't seem to be coming. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams decided that, since Washington, D.C. wasn't going to help, he'd have to handle the problem... Read more →

Border Patrol Agent Freddy Ortiz, Killed in ATV Crash

FREDDY ORTIZ Border Patrol Agent Freddy Ortiz was killed in an ATV crash in Douglas, Arizona while responding to reports of undocumented immigrants in the area of Chino Road and 5th Street. His ATV left the roadway and struck a utility pole as he drove along International Drive while searching the area at about 7:00 pm. The collision caused the ATV to overturn and he suffered fatal injuries. Border Patrol Agent Ortiz was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the United States Border Patrol for 13 years and was assigned to the Douglas Station, Tucson Sector. He is... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews (CNBNews)(November 19, 2023)--Roselynn Carter, our First Lady from 1977 to 1981 and wife of former President Jimmy Carter, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the age of 96. She and her husband were married 77 years, longer than any other presidential couple. Image courtesy of People News While she was campaigning for husband, she went to Chillicothe, Ohio. Someone in the crowd remarked that Roselynn was down to earth. She wore a cotton dress and a Timex watch. Her attire was probably planned as Chillicothe is a middle-class town. However, in an interview a... Read more →

The Kavro Doma 360, a Game Changer in Protection for the Military

In an electrifying development within the global defence industry, MKU Limited has sent shockwaves across the world with the unveiling of the Kavro Doma 360 at Milipol Paris. With this game change in protective headgear, MKU is set to revolutionize safety standards for military personnel, law enforcement officers, and security forces worldwide. The Kavro Doma 360, a first-of-its-kind rifle-rated ballistic helmet, has in a few hours generated a buzz that's hard to ignore. It promises unparalleled protection against the formidable firepower of rifles, especially the AK-47. Let's dive into what makes the Kavro Doma 360 a head-turner: 1. The World's... Read more →


Powerful.. Joshua Dyer (aged 14) was tasked at school to write a poem for Remembrance Day. An hour later (without any help), he produced this.. One thousand men are walking Walking side by side Singing songs from home The spirit as their guide They walk toward the light milord, they walk towards the sun they smoke and laugh and smile together no foes to outrun. These men live on forever in the hearts of those they saved a nation truly grateful for the path of peace they paved. They march as friends and comrades but they do not march for... Read more →

ERO Philadelphia Removes Panama Fugitive from U.S.

A Panama Fugitive Wanted For Attempted Murder Was Allowed to Enter United States in Newark, NJ photo provided PHILADELPHIA — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Philadelphia removed Felix Valoy Gondola Moreno, a fugitive from Panama who was living in the United States illegally, on Nov. 8. Law enforcement officials in Panama want Gondola for attempted homicide. "The removal of Felix Valoy Gondola Moreno is a testament to ERO’s dedication and hard work. We will continue to prioritize the safety and security of our communities by removing individuals who pose a threat to the American public,” said ERO Philadelphia Field Office... Read more →

Thank You Veterans For Your SACRIFICES

Celebrated on November 11 Armistice Day, later known as Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and Veterans Day in the United States, is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, at 5:45 am[1] for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at 11:00 am—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 although, according to Thomas R. Gowenlock, an intelligence officer with the U.S. First Division, shelling from both sides continued for the... Read more →

3- Day Man Hunt for Army Vet Gregory C. Yetman Ends, Surrendered to Monroe Police

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ (November 10, 2023)(CNBNews)--Gregory C. Yetman, who was wanted for allegedly participating in the January 6 disturbance at the Capitol building, surrendered today at the Monroe Township Police Department. FBI had offered a $10,000 reward for his capture. The FBI had been searching for Yetman for three days, for allegedly assaulting, resisting, and impeding certain officers, obstructing law enforcement during civil disorder, entering a restricted building, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building, and committing physical violence on the Capitol grounds. According to, Ryan Yetman was serving in the National Guard at the time of the... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Petty Officer 2nd Class Kasseem Laboo of Atlantic City Warfighter of the Day

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Wadelon Presley NORFOLK, Va. – Atlantic City, New Jersey, native Petty Officer 2nd Class Kasseem Laboo was recognized as Warfighter of the Day aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington, September 11, 2023. Warfighter of the Day is a command program where the ship’s captain personally recognizes a exemplary sailor for their accomplishments. Laboo was selected by his leadership for this honor. Laboo's motivation is always inspiring to his peers and represents the “Spirit of Freedom”, the ship’s nickname. “Don’t be afraid to try new things. Enjoy life, make mistakes, grow and try to be... Read more →

Coast Guard Academy Pays Tribute to the Heroic Legacy of Officer Douglas Munro

New London, Conn. - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy revealed the new Bears football uniform on Tuesday, a tribute to the heroic legacy of Petty Officer Douglas Munro, the U.S. Coast Guard's only Medal of Honor recipient. These new uniforms celebrate the bravery and selflessness displayed by Munro during the Battle of Guadalcanal, where he made the ultimate sacrifice. In the U.S. Coast Guard’s illustrious 227-year history, only one of its members has ever been recognized with the Medal of Honor. Signalman First Class Douglas Munro earned the decoration in September 1942 at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. He was... Read more →

Face of Defense: Airman Recruit Deshia Daniels-Corbett, a native of Newark, NJ

By Ashley Craig, Navy Office of Community Outreach MERIDIAN, Miss. - Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Patricia Elkins, Navy Office of Community Outreach At Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Meridian, instructors teach sailors to be combat-ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development. Airman Recruit Deshia Daniels-Corbett, a native of Newark, New Jersey, is a student at NTTC Meridian, learning the necessary skills needed to be an aviation maintenance administrationman. “As an... Read more →

Mexican Killer Captured in Philadelphia; Removed from United States for the Eight Time

PHILADELPHIA PA, November 4, 2023— Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Philadelphia removed Juan Martinez Merida, a citizen of Mexico with a final order of removal, to Mexico on Oct. 26. Martinez is a foreign fugitive wanted by law enforcement authorities in Mexico for murder. "ERO Philadelphia is dedicated to ensuring that individuals seeking to evade justice in their home countries are removed from our communities and returned home to face justice," said ERO Philadelphia Field Office Director Cammilla Wamsley. Juan Martinez Merida had been detained at the U.S. border at least seven times and allowed voluntary departure. On an unknown... Read more →