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Pennacchio Bill Expanding Veteran Benefits to Discharged National Guard Members Signed

TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Legislation by Senator Joe Pennacchio making discharged members of the New Jersey National Guard eligible for county veterans’ benefits is now law. Pennacchio’s measure, S-2538, allows former Guard members discharged with an NGB-22 to access veterans’ benefits, including a county veteran identification card and a “veteran” designation on their driver’s license. Previously, a DD-214 form from the military... Read more →


President Trump Eliminates Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans

CHUCK ROSS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER August 21, 2019 President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing the Department of Education to eliminate “every penny” of student loan debt owed by more than 25,000 disabled veterans. Speaking at an AMVETS event in Louisville, Ky., Trump said that the order will erase “hundreds of millions” of dollars in debt for veterans who... Read more →


Clementon National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

LATHAM, NY (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(08/19/2019)-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Danny Colladoestevez from Clementon, N.J. and assigned to the 145th Maintenance Company received a promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant.... Read more →


Camden County Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Tribute;

9/5 - 9/8 Cooper River Park source https://www.afhistoryandmuseums.af.mil/Commemorations/50th-Vietnam/ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Camden County Freeholders Board have invited the public to join them in properly welcoming home our Vietnam Veterans and visit the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall September 5th through September 8th at Cooper River Park In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Camden County is hosting a FOUR... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Trump "The Salty Sailor"

Read this once, pause for a minute or two to think honestly about it, then read it again. I can find no fault with it. The views this mother has about Donald Trump are much like many other people. Her characterization of Trump as the "Salty Sailor" or as “The Fireman” paint an excellent picture!! She has written many great... Read more →


Watchdog alerts Trump that border agency violated DNA collection letting violent criminals walk free

Office of Special Counsel letter to the White House on CBP by Fox News on Scribd A top government watchdog on Wednesday alerted President Trump and Congress that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through a "disturbing" pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly a decade by failing to comply with a federal law requiring that the agency collect... Read more →


New Border Wall Project Completed in San Diego

Courtesy Photo U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs - Visual Communications Division WASHINGTON (Gloucestercitynews.net)– On August 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), completed construction on approximately 14 miles of new border wall system in U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San Diego Sector in California. This project,... Read more →


Former Blackwater Employee Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Murder in Iraq

WASHINGTON (August 16, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-– Nicholas Slatten, 35, a former security guard for Blackwater USA, was sentenced today to life in prison without parole for committing first-degree murder in the killing of Ahmed Haithem Ahmed Al Rubia’y, one of 14 unarmed civilians who were killed in a shooting by Blackwater guards that took place at Nisur Square in Bagdhad on Sept.... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS : New Jersey Post 68 celebrates 100 years

BY: bernhard h kofoet Aug 11, 2019 Merchantville, NJ--On Aug. 11, 1919, 15 World War I veterans gathered with the idea of establishing a Legion post to serve the veterans of the communities of Merchantville and Pennsauken. Of several names submitted for the name of the post, Frederick William Grigg was selected. Corporal Frederick Grigg was killed in the Argonne... Read more →


ICE Executes Warrants at Multiple Mississippi Locations; 680 Unlawful Aliens were Removed

Related FACE OF DEFENSE JACKSON, Miss. (AUGUST 7, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)– U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed multiple federal criminal search warrants at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi Wednesday morning as part of an ongoing HSI worksite enforcement criminal investigation. In addition to executing federal search warrants and seizing business records pertaining to the ongoing federal... Read more →


Centennial Ride connects Teams Legacy and Vision

The American Legion As Legionnaires before them did in March 1960, teams of wartime veterans converged Sunday in Great Bend, Kan., to recognize the American Legion Memorial Highway. There, Team Vision joined Team Legacy to connect two halves of an American Legion Centennial banner they had carried with them on a two-leg, 1,875-mile motorcycle ride that included stops at more... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: CBP Now Hiring New Officers for Buffalo Port of Entry

Buffalo Port of Entry BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing United States borders from all threats, is now accepting applications to fill officer positions at the Buffalo Port of Entry. CBP officers detect and prevent terrorists, their weapons, and other threats from entering the U.S., while facilitating legitimate trade and travel. CBP... Read more →


Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) Seizes more than 2,100 Pounds of Cocaine

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE ALAMEDA, Calif. (Gloucestercitynews.net)-— Crews aboard the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $64 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. On July 25 a U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk aircrew embarked aboard the USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112)... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Coast Guard Cutter Stratton participates in Talisman Sabre 2019

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton operates in the Western Pacific during Talisman Sabre July 18, 2019. One of the Coast Guard’s primary roles during TS 19 was to act as a forward screening vessel to ensure the safety of the force moving up behind Stratton. An MH-65 dolphin helicopter crew attached to Coast Guard Cutter Stratton conducts touch and go drills... Read more →


Cape May Coast Guard Hold Sunset Parade

CAPE MAY, N.J. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 6, 2019)-- -- U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May held a Sunset Parade today at the Training Center to recognize the Coast Guard’s 229th birthday and to honor the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club and local community organizations. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Ceremonial Drill Team. More... Read more →


AMERICAN HEROES: Two Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Pfc. Brandon Kreischer and Spc. Michael Nance AFGHANISTAN (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers died July 29, 2019, in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are: Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer,... Read more →


Kingston Based New York Army National Guard Soldiers Headed for Annual Training at Fort Drum

Kingston, NY (07/31/2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)- — New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 104th Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Kingston, will conduct their annual training at Fort Drum, New York, from August 2nd to the 24th. Five hundred and twenty-six Soldiers from the detachment will conduct live fire training exercises with machine guns, firing at multiple targets from stationary and mobile... Read more →


Turkish Man Convicted in a Scheme to Violate US Economic Sanctions on Iran Removed

PHILADELPHIA (Gloucestercitynews.net)- — On Tuesday, July 23, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a Turkish man, convicted in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (SDNY) of conspiracy, bank fraud, and money laundering, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). On March 23, 2017, Mehmet Hakan Atilla,... Read more →


13 tons of cocaine offloaded in San Diego from drug busts

Rear Adm. Peter Gauiter, the 11th Coast Guard District commander, Cmdr. Daniel Ursino, the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast commanding officer, and crew of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, stand in front of the pallets of cocaine the crew of Steadfast seized, July 26, 2019. Steadfast seized more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine while patroling the international waters of the Eastern Pacific... Read more →


Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City holds Change of Command Ceremony

ATLANTIC CITY-(July, 2019)- (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and the Coast Guard's 5th District held a military change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Thursday morning. During ceremony, presided over by Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Commander, 5th Coast Guard District, Capt. Sean O’Brien assumed command of... Read more →


Norcross, Murphy, NJDMAVA Lead NJ Delegation Military Base Tour

NEW JERSEY – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--(July 19, 2019)-- U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy led the New Jersey Congressional Delegation on a tour of New Jersey’s military installations. There were stops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City, Picatinny Arsenal and Naval Weapons Station Earle. “Today, the New Jersey Congressional delegation and I had... Read more →


Bail bondswoman sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment for smuggling hundreds of aliens into the US

NEW YORK (Gloucestercitynews.net)--— Pursuant to an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, Hema Patel, 51, a Texas-based bail bondswoman, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for her role in smuggling hundreds of illegal aliens into the United States. Patel was also ordered to forfeit her Texas residence, two hotels, $7.2 million in... Read more →


ICE Released List Of Illegal Immigrants Accused Of Crimes After Local Police Ignored Detainers

JASON HOPKINSIMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER July 15, 20196:24 PM ET Immigration and Customs Enforcement is releasing quarterly reports of illegal immigrants accused of crimes in an effort to highlight the dangers posed by “sanctuary city” policies after local police denied retainer requests. ICE released its first “Declined Detainer Report,” a comprehensive list of illegal aliens who were accused of criminal... Read more →


ICE removes 37 Cambodian nationals, 35 of those were Convicted Criminals

WASHINGTON – Thirty-seven Cambodian nationals, most convicted criminals, were repatriated to Cambodia, Tuesday, in accordance with their final removal orders following immigration court proceedings. Among these 37 individuals were 35 convicted criminals, who traveled via a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) ICE Air Operations flight from Dallas, Texas to their home country. Their combined... Read more →


Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas Dies from Injuries Sustained in Combat

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 14, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)---The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas, died July 13, 2019, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire, according to Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, spokesman for the U.S.... Read more →