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William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Concertina razor wire tops the 8-foot ‘non-scalable’ fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, on Jan. 14, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) courtesy of Epoch Times The rioting in the streets that we have witnessed across our Nation last summer is sadly continuing into this... Read more →

Thank You Mr. President You Did Your Best!

My days on earth are numbered; But before I fade away, there is something important I need to say. It may not be important to anyone else; but it's important to me. Win, lose or fraud...President Trump. I just want to say thank you for the last four years. Thank you... Read more →

Federal Agencies Explain The Cyber Unified Coordination Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On behalf of President Trump, the National Security Council staff has stood up a task force construct known as the Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG), composed of the FBI, CISA, and ODNI with support from NSA, to coordinate the investigation and remediation of this significant cyber incident involving... Read more →

VIDEO: Kayleigh McEnany Delivers Message from White House: Capitol Hill Violence Was Appalling

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Sports Stars Who Served in the U.S. Military

Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Elgin Baylor played basketball from 1958 to 1971 as small forward for the Minneapolis Lakers and, when the team moved to Southern California in 1960, the Los Angeles Lakers. From 1961 to... Read more →

A Tribute to Eugene "Jeep" MacAdams and His Five Brothers

CORRECTION William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Eugene "Jeep" MacAdams passed away on December 29, 2020, a few days after his 97th birthday. MacAdams was a retired Army First Sergeant who served 30 years in the New Jersey National Guard specifically the 114th Infantry, 50th Armored Division also known as the... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE :After 75 Years, Veteran Will Receive Honors for WWII Service

BY C. Todd Lopez , DOD News The Navy and the Connecticut Air National Guard on Monday will honor Connecticut native son Dan Crowley for fighting against the Japanese in the Philippines 75 years ago. Gregory J. Slavonic, who is performing the duties of the Navy undersecretary, will present Crowley with... Read more →

Edwin J. MacAdams, WWII Navy Veteran, Retired Master Sgt. and Battalion Operations Sgt.

Edwin J. MacAdams of Sewell on March 3, 2006. Aged 80 years. Born March 16, 1925 in Camden, NJ, Ed was a graduate of Woobury High class of 1942. At age 16 he went to work with RM Hollingshead Corp. Ed joined the US Navy in 1943, served in the Asiatic... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Baseball Legend Served During the Cuban Missile Crisis

| BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. As sports legends go, there is a case to be made that Joe Torre is the personification of greatness. During his 50-year baseball career —... Read more →

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Fight City Hall and Win

PHILADELPHIA, PA – On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro issued a Memorandum Opinion on Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. Plaintiff alleged that the City had an unconstitutional policy of treating protests more favorably than other First Amendment-protected activity, such as parades. While the... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Capt. Eli Whiteley

| BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS Army Capt. Eli Whiteley was an academic interested in agriculture when World War II consumed the world, but he volunteered for the Army to do his part. In 1944, he led his platoon through a fierce battle in France that killed several Germans and captured... Read more →

Eugene "Jeep" MacAdams, 97, of Brooklawn; WWII Veteran, 30-Year Member of NJ National Guard

Eugene “Jeep” MacAdams BROOKLAWN, NJ (January 2, 2021)--Eugene “Jeep” MacAdams was called home to be with our Lord on December 29, 2020, not long after his 97th birthday. Jeep had lived in Brooklawn, NJ, Ocean View, NJ, and Seminole, FL. Although his remaining family and friends were saddened by his death,... Read more →

Privately Run South Jersey Veterans Center Needs A New Roof; Can You Help?

Bob Kotter, of Gloucester City and Kathleen Van Stine (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews LINDENWOLD, NJ (December 30, 2020)--In 2015 Michael and Kathleen Van Stine founded the SpectraCare® Foundation using Michael's $130,000 retirement fund to launch the project. The Foundation will help veterans (Veterans Assist), senior citizens (Seniors... Read more →

Pennsauken National Guard Soldier Eduardo Casado Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

LATHAM, NY (12/29/2020)-- 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. Gloucestercitynews.net files Eduardo Casado from Pennsauken, N.J., and assigned to the Headquarters... Read more →

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tractor Trailer Crash; Rescue Agencies Searching for Man in Water

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel, connects Virginia's Eastern Shore with the Virginia mainland at Virginia Beach near Norfolk. PORTSMOUTH, Va.(CNBNews)(December 29, 2020)-- — The Coast Guard, Virginia Marine Resource Commission, local police, and fire departments are searching for a person in the water after their tractor-trailer crashed off the side... Read more →

Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Cpl. Larry Smedley

On the 106th anniversary of Congress authorizing the Medal of Honor for sailors and Marines, young earned it by giving his life to protect his comrades in Vietnam. Smedley was born on March 4, 1949, in Front Royal, Virginia. When he was young, his family moved him and his two siblings... Read more →

Operation Warp Speed Update on COVID 19 Vaccine

Dec. 23, 2020 | BY DAVID VERGUN , DOD News Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, briefed the media today on the progress of COVID-19 vaccine delivery. This week, 7.9 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine were allocated for delivery. By tomorrow, more than 7.8 million... Read more →

Rowan University Graduate Jess Durnian Keeps The U.S. Navy Fit

GLASSBORO, NJ – When Jess Durnian came to Rowan, she was an Exploratory Studies major. Now, the Health Promotion and Fitness Management graduate is a Moral Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness Coordinator for the U.S. Navy. The former Prof women’s soccer player works at the Naval Weapons Station Earle. The station’s... Read more →

John Robert Zindel, III, age 91, of National Park

Korean War Army Veteran, Retired Member of Local Union #420 Pipefitters and Steamfitters National Park – On December 18, 2020. Age 91. Loving husband of 53 years to the late Betty Joyce Zindel (nee Hughes). Loving father of John “Jack” R. Zindel, IV (Lorraine), Linda Miller, Michael J. Zindel (Susan) and... Read more →

Face of Defense: Sports Heroes Who Served

Editor's Note: This is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey was the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey grew up poor in Colorado, then West Virginia and Utah. In "Dempsey," his 1977 autobiography, he wrote that as... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Space Force Personnel to be Called Guardians

Dec. 19, 2020 | BY Jim Garamone , DOD News Soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Guardians. That's the line-up for personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and America's newest armed service — the U.S. Space Force. Vice President Mike Pence announced that personnel in the Space Force will... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: The Pressurized Sub Escape Trainer

Escape From Below: Nov. 13, 2020 The Navy’s submarine force, known as the “silent service,” has thrived in the depths of the world’s oceans for more than 100 years. But what if a sub isn’t able to resurface? At the Navy Submarine School at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton,... Read more →

The Annual Wreaths Across America Road Trip

Wreaths Across America is On the Road Again With The Annual Escort of Wreaths and Virtual Convoy Socially distance outside and Join us roadside or virtually from the safety of your own home as we fulfill the mission to honor vets all across America COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — December 3, 2020... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard and Brazilian Navy Work Together During November

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC 1108) and U.S. Navy USS Zephyr (PC 8) crewmembers participate in a wreath-laying ceremony with the Brazilian training ship Brasil (U 27) crew on Nov. 15, 2020, near the last known location of the R12 submarine (SS 89) accident. The ceremony is in honor... Read more →

Judicial Watch: Americans Facing Electoral Coup

“He was the incoming National Security Advisor of the President… Does that tell you anything about all the hypocrisy of the Republicans and Democrats who are pressuring President Trump to give up all his challenges?” President Trump’s detractors are calling for the president to concede the 2020 election and initiate the... Read more →

Captain Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey Dies in Non-Combat Vehicle Accident

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty Nov. 28, 2020 The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Captain Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey, died November 27 in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The... Read more →

Face of Defense: Chief of Space Operations Discusses State of Space Force

Nov. 25, 2020 | BY Jim Garamone , DOD News The importance of space to the modern world cannot be underestimated, and the U.S. Space Force will be key to defending the ultimate "high ground," said Space Force Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, the chief of space operations for the new service.... Read more →

The Maritime Industry Depends on Real-Time Data Matters

‍Over 90% of world trade is in the hands of the international maritime shipping industry. Every year, it moves more than USD 4 trillion of goods. For shipping companies, there’s a lot of pressure to remain on schedule, protect the cargo ship and crew, and ensure profitability. And we can’t say... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Antifa Group Violently Attacks Trump Supporters at MAGA March (video)

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 17, 2020)--On Saturday, at the Million Maga March in DC, over 200K people peacefully protested. Afterward, when everyone was walking home, left-wing activists violently attacked those Trump supporters. This is just one small front in the battle for America’s soul raging across every major city in America! #StopTheSteal... Read more →

Camden County Hosts a Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

Camden County partnered with Jefferson Health NJ to create a virtual Veterans Day Ceremony to honor Camden County Veterans. The pre-recorded program was designed to thank our Veterans and give them the proper appreciation despite social distancing and the coronavirus pandemic. To watch the Veterans Day Virtual ceremony, click here. Virtual... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: An Iraq War veteran continues aviation career in Coast Guard

A Call to Service: HONOLULU, HI, UNITED STATES 03.12.2020 Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific Fireman Lonnie Taber receives flight coveralls from Lt. Cmdr. Donald Stiker, the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball's (WMSL 756) engineer officer, on the cutter's mess deck, March 12,... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Camden County Thanks Our Vets

Thank you never seems like enough. We wouldn’t be here without the brave Americans who answer the call to protect us day in and day out. We must show our thanks to our service members not just on days like Veteran’s Day, but in the services we provide for them every... Read more →

To Halt Illicit Drug Flow DOD Works With U.S. Agencies, International Partners

Nov. 6, 2020 | BY David Vergun , DOD News The administration's National Drug Control Strategy continues to focus on halting drug trafficking and the use of illicit drugs, said a Defense Department official. The Department's statutory mission is to serve as the single lead agency for the detection and monitoring... Read more →

Traveling Fallen Tribute Towers War Memorial in Cherry Hill Until Sunday, November 8th

The American Legion Post 372 of Cherry Hill will be hosting the traveling Fallen Tribute Towers November 4th – 8th, 2020. The Memorial will be located at 1532 Martin Ave., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. The Fallen Tribute Towers is a traveling war memorial that honors our post 9/11 military Fallen. Consisting... Read more →

Discounts for Service Members and Veterans on Veterans Day

source American Legion The American Legion released information regarding discounts for veterans and service members for restaurants, retail outlets and recreational opportunities for Veterans Day, Nov. 11. While these have been verified, check your local franchise to be sure that they are honoring the discounts and for more information. These will... Read more →

How Much Does a 100 % Disabled Veteran Get Monthly?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 4, 2020)--When you’re a 100% disabled veteran, covering the bills can be extremely challenging. How are you supposed to keep a roof over your head if you can’t work? If you are a disabled veteran, you may be eligible to receive a monetary benefit each month that is tax-free. Your... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Guardsmen's Quick Action Saves Life

BY Army Staff Sgt. Dakota Helvie Driving through Kansas rainstorms from Leawood toward Lawrence, Army Spc. Darin McQueen of the Kansas Army National Guard noticed a young girl sitting on the edge of a bridge along Kansas Highway 10. Her feet were hanging off the side, so McQueen immediately told Staff... Read more →

Veteran, Age 78, Prosecuted for Allegedly Taking Photos of American Flags at Veterans Affairs Park

Judicial Watch Statement on Ninth Circuit Decision Regarding Appeals Court overturns trial court and finds VA police officers entitled to ‘qualified immunity’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision granting qualified immunity to VA police officers... Read more →

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 →