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Face of Defense: Honduras-bound ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ Ammo Intercepted

WILMINGTON, Delaware – Tagged as the best self-defense ammo during a zombie apocalypse, the illegal Honduras-bound ammo could have hurt a lot of victims had federal authorities not intercepted it. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Wilmington, Delaware and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay discovered a box of 40 rounds of Zombie Terminator .38 ammo during a joint examination of outbound shipping containers at the Port of Wilmington on Tuesday. CBP officers initially detected an anomaly during an x-ray examination of a shipment of household goods destined to Honduras. Officers devanned the container and discovered that the anomaly... Read more →


President Biden to Address Coast Guard Academy Graduates

NEW LONDON, Conn. – President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Wednesday, May 19, 2021. This will be the second time President Biden has addressed a graduating class at the Academy, the first was as Vice-President in 2013. “We are honored to host the Commander-in-Chief as we celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2021, the future leaders of the U.S. Coast Guard,” said Academy Superintendent Rear Adm. Bill Kelly. “It will be a memorable event for our community, as well as a great opportunity to... Read more →


Ed Hubbs, Retired Mail Clerk, City School Board Member, Fireman, Air Force Vet

Edward C. Hubbs On April 29, 2021. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Full Obituary will appear on ClearysNoteBook and in next week’s edition of the Gloucester City News. He proudly served our country during Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-1965. Ed was a 30-year devoted member of the Gloucester City Board of Education. He served as President for many years and enjoyed serving his community. Ed was a volunteer fireman for the Gloucester City Fire Department and was a member of the Gloucester City Lions Club since 2007. He was a mail handler for 40 years at the... Read more →


May 8 Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to Depart Connecticut for Training

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to depart New London to begin summer training for more than 130 U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets on Saturday, May 8. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. “We are extremely excited to be getting back underway for a full summer training season,” said Capt. Michael Turdo, Eagle’s commanding officer. “The opportunity to sail abroad allows us to represent the Coast Guard and the... Read more →


Tim Salamatin, Purple Heart Medal Recipient, Vietnam War Marine Veteran

Mt. Ephraim – On April 24, 2021. Age 72. Loving father of Nicole Salamatin, Dominic Salamatin and Timothy Salamatin. Cherished grandfather of Taylor, Nicholas, J.J. and Bryson. Dear brother of Juanita Salamatin and Carmelita Torpey. Predeceased by his identical twin, Jimmy Salamatin and his siblings, Rose Salamatin, Vincent Salamatin, Domingo Salamatin and Dona Rodriguez. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Maffa. Born in Philadelphia, PA on June 4, 1948 to the late Jesus D. Salamatin, Sr. and Geraldine Simmons Salamatin. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served Jamel William Herring

Jamel William Herring, a former Marine, has held the World Boxing Organization junior lightweight title since May 2019 when he defeated Masayuki Ito. Herring, a southpaw, is currently ranked as the fourth-best, active junior lightweight in the world. Born in Rockville Centre, New York, on Oct. 30, 1985, Herring enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 2003. After training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He then served in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2005 and redeployed to Iraq in 2007 at al-Taqaddum. After his second Iraq tour, Herring returned... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: InfraGard Marks 25 Years

Protecting the Country’s Critical Infrastructure Through Partnerships In 1996, a small group of the private sector and government officials began working with the FBI's Cleveland Field Office to help identify cyber threats to the country. The FBI passed along what we knew about cyber intrusions and crime trends to our partners to help them secure their facilities and computer networks. And our partners, in turn, shared their information technology expertise and information they had on possible cybercrimes. The group became known as InfraGard because of its focus on protecting critical infrastructure components—like utility companies, transportation systems, telecommunication networks, water and... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Hunter Biden Memoir Among Mounting Evidence of Federal Gun Law Violations

As President Joe Biden and his Department of Justice concoct new firearm restrictions for ordinary law-abiding Americans, pampered elites can rest assured that the government has no intention of holding them to account for violating these new, or even existing, gun control measures. This was made clear by the federal government’s response to and potential attempted cover-up of a firearm incident involving Joe Biden’s drug user son Hunter, as reported in a March 25 Politico article. Now with the recent release of Hunter’s memoir, “Beautiful Things,” there is mounting evidence to suggest that the president’s ne’er-do-well son was “an unlawful... Read more →


A Russian Odometer Manipulating Devices Seized by Philadelphia CBP

PHILADELPHIA – They might have been sent from Russia, but certainly not with love. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia seized five odometer manipulating devices in early April that were shipped from Russia and destined to addresses in Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, and Illinois. One of five illegal odometer manipulating modules from Russia. CBP officers initially encountered the devices, called CAN Modules, in individual express international parcels during the last week in March. Internet research revealed that the devices connect to a vehicle’s instrument panel for the sole purpose of manipulating a vehicle’s mileage. CBP officers contacted officials from... Read more →


Juan Jose Mora, 38, of New Jersey Arrested after Philadelphia CBP Finds Pill Cache in Luggage

New Jersey Man Arrested after Philadelphia CBP finds Pill Cache in his Baggage PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man was arrested on April 11 after U.S. Customs and Border Protection after officers discovered a prescription pill cache in his baggage at Philadelphia International Airport. CBP officers found this excessive cache of prescription medications. Pennsylvania State Police Drug Law Enforcement Division Troopers arrested Juan Jose Mora, 38, after CBP officers found 961 pills of an assortment of pharmaceutical medications in Mora’s baggage after he arrived on a flight from Cancun, Mexico. The pills included Tramadol, Clonazepam, and Mirtazapine. Mora also possessed... Read more →


DOD Releases Military Funeral Honors Directory

Military Funeral Honors for Lt. Col. Jim Nicholson, of Gloucester City (photo credit Gloucestercitynews.net) Arlington, VA (April 22, 2021)--The Department of Defense provides members of the military community access to a Military Funeral Honors Directory on the Military OneSource website. The interactive online directory allows funeral planners, veterans, family members, or anyone arranging for military funeral honors to locate the appropriate service representative. Anyone can use the online directory to look up a military funeral honors representative by service and state. This resource also includes information on how to arrange for military funeral honors in overseas locations. “The rendering of... Read more →


Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater in Cape May Prior to being Decommissioned

Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, homeported in Cape May, N.J., is moored to the pier prior to the cutter’s decommissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, April 15, 2021. Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater was the 49th vessel of the Marine Protector Class of Coast Guard Patrol Boats. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released) CAPE MAY, N.J. (April 15, 2021)– The Coast Guard decommissioned the cutter Shearwater during a ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May that was presided over by Capt. Jonathan Theel, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Delaware... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Sports Heroes Who Served, Boxers and Patriots

DEC. 8, 2020 | 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. During World War II, Brooklyn, New York, was home to the Coast Guard's Manhattan Beach Training Station, where recruits were sent for basic training. The physical education regimen at Manhattan Beach was first class, featuring professional instructors in boxing, wrestling, track and field and judo. Heading the powerhouse boxing program was Coast Guard Cmdr. Jack Dempsey, who was the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. There were a number of champion... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: 'Bonanza' Actor Served in Army During Korean War

Sports Heroes Who Served: March 30, 2021 | 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. Bobby Dan Davis Blocker is best known as the TV actor who played Hoss Cartwright in the western "Bonanza," but he was also a soldier who was wounded in action during the Korean War. In 1946, Blocker played football at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. In 1947, he transferred to what was then known as Sul Ross State Teachers College in Alpine, Texas. There, he was a... Read more →


World War II soldier's son seeking info on father's photographs

World War II veteran and former Maine Legionnaire Richard Perkins was a radio operator stationed at Fort Shafter in Honolulu. When he passed away in 2014 he left behind nearly 700 negatives of photos he took during his service. His son, Dana, is trying to learn more about those individuals in the photos. The American Legion APR 01, 2021 FacebookTwitterMore10 Richard Erlon Perkins was a U.S. Army radio operator stationed for a period of time at Fort Shafter in Honolulu during World War II. A member of American Legion Post 42 in Damariscotta, Maine, when he passed away in 2014,... Read more →


The U.S. Vietnam War Commemoration Flag Presented to Wreaths Across America

Pentagon private ceremony celebrates efforts to honor America's veterans Washington, DC/Maine — April 1, 2021— Yesterday, in a private ceremony at the Pentagon, The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration flag was presented to the national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) in the award-winning Vietnam War Exhibit, reaffirming WAA’s Commemorative Partnership. Vietnam War Memorial and the US flag in Washington DC, image courtesy of https://www.alamy.com WAA was among the initial organizations to join the wide-ranging list of Commemorative Partners supporting the efforts of this congressionally chartered Commemoration, which was established under the Secretary of Defense. Since first becoming a... Read more →


Face of Defense: Rocky Marciano, Undefeated Heavyweight Boxer and WWII Army Veteran

Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Rocky Marciano is the only heavyweight professional boxer to have finished his career undefeated. He also holds the record for the highest knockout-to-win ratio in world heavyweight title fights at 85.71%. Marciano gave himself his name because his real name, Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was said to be hard to pronounce by boxing promoters and sportscasters. Both of his parents were immigrants from Italy. In March 1943, he was drafted into the Army to serve in World War II. He was stationed... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: ICE removes aggravated felon wanted for sexual assault of a child in Mexico

LAREDO, Texas — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed aggravated felon, David Neri-Dominguez, 38, an unlawfully present Mexican man wanted for aggravated assault of a child in his home country of Mexico, Monday. On Feb. 3, 2017, Mexican authorities issued an arrest warrant against Neri-Dominguez for the aggravated assault of a child. Additionally, Neri-Dominquez has a 2008 felony conviction issued by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, for possession with intent to distribute marijuana that carried a sentence of 41 months. In 2018, Neri-Dominquez was also charged and convicted in the U.S. of illegal reentry. Neri-Dominquez... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE:Coast Guard to rename training center wing after Arnold Palmer

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE: PETALUMA, Calif. — The Coast Guard announced plans to rename a training wing after Arnold Palmer at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Tuesday. Training Center Petaluma plans to officiate the renaming of the Yeoman and Storekeeper “A” School wing of the Juliet Nichols Building in a ceremony later this year. Palmer served with distinction as a yeoman in the Coast Guard from 1951 to 1953 and worked for the 9th Coast Guard District commander in Cleveland, Ohio. Palmer reportedly joined the Coast Guard after his college roommate was tragically killed in an automobile accident as a... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Bobsledder Volunteered for Combat in Afghanistan

Sports Heroes Who Served: March 9, 2021 | 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. Bobsledding is in Olympian John Napier's DNA. Napier's father, William, a former Marine, was a bobsled driver from the 1960s to the 1980s and later became president of USA Bobsled and Skeleton, the sport's official governing body in the U.S. Napier's mother, Betsy, also drove bobsleds. The family often traveled from their Schenectady, New York, home to Lake Placid, New York, to bobsled. John learned how at... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served: Kris Kristofferson Is Also an Army Vet

March 23, 2021 | 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. Kris Kristofferson is a famous singer-songwriter and actor. He is also an award-winning college athlete, a Rhodes Scholar and an Army veteran. Although Kristofferson is a singer, he's more famous for the songs he wrote but were covered by others, such as: "Me and Bobby McGee," "For the Good Times," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night." As an actor, he starred in a number of... Read more →


Face of Defense: Marine Corps PFC Daniel D. Bruce, Medal of Honor Recipient

Marine Corps Pfc. Daniel D. Bruce was just a teenager when he gave his life to save others during the Vietnam War. His selfless actions kept him from returning home, but they also earned him the Medal of Honor and a legacy that's made his family proud. Bruce was born May 18, 1950, in Michigan City, Indiana, about an hour east of Chicago. He had three brothers and a sister and was the eldest of the group, which could be why helping others seemed to be in his nature. According to his family, when Bruce was 16, he tried to... Read more →


Face of Defense: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland

Walter Reed — just about anyone who hears that name can connect it to the world’s largest joint military medical system. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, is the flagship of U.S. military medicine, providing care and services to more than 1 million beneficiaries every year. It’s a lot to live up to, which begs the question — who was the man whose name is attached to such a storied institution? Walter Reed was a career doctor before joining the Army in 1874. As the study of germs and infectious diseases flourished, his research into the cause... Read more →


President Joe Biden’s Lawless Open Borders Agenda Prompts Health Crisis in U.S.

Surge in Illegal Immigrant Minors Prompts Health Crisis in U.S. Thousands of migrants from Honduras and other countries continue to make a dangerous journey through Guatemala and into Mexico. Many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process are violating their sovereignty, their laws, and their procedures. source U.S. Embassy in Uruguay President Joe Biden’s lawless open borders agenda is creating a new border crisis. Our Corruption Chronicles blog describes the “impending catastrophe.” huge surge in illegal immigrant minors is prompting a health emergency on the southern border and surrounding communities, igniting “grave concern” among federal lawmakers... Read more →


Face of Defense: Medal of Honor Monday... Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lester Weber

MARCH 1, 2021 | BY Katie Lange , DOD News Courage under fire is something we would all hope to have, but you never actually know until you're tested. When 22-year-old Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Lester W. Weber was tested in Vietnam, he proved his courage — and then some — by taking out several enemy soldiers to keep his fellow Marines safe. Weber never got to come home, but his valor during the hardest of times earned him the Medal of Honor. Weber was born July 30, 1948, in Aurora, Illinois, to George and Elsie Weber. He had two... Read more →


Anthony C. Christaldi, of Haddon Heights, age 93; WWII Navy Vet, Member of Square Circle

Anthony C. Christaldi, on February 27, 2021, of Haddon Heights. Age 93. Beloved husband of Rita (nee D'Agostino) for 64 years. 10th Child of 12 born to Salvatore and Antoinette Christaldi. Devoted brother of Catherine Matkowski. Preceded in death by his siblings Sebastian, Frank, Rose, Chickie, Rita, DiDi, Joseph, John, Sara, and Dorothy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Anthony proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Square Circle Sportsman Club and the Del Val Woodturners Club. A special thank you would like to be made to Dr. George Schmid and his... Read more →


China Committed To Spreading COVID-19 Disinformation

TRENTON, NJ--According to New Jersey Home Security as distribution of COVID-19 vaccines begins in the United Kingdom and United States, China continues to shift blame for concealing the virus’ severity by disseminating new falsehoods about its origins and misrepresenting scientific and medical experts. These attempts to discredit verified facts can be replicated to target the reliability of vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Such efforts could dissuade segments of the population from receiving inoculations, increasing infections and mortality rates in the United States. China has previously blamed Americans for bringing the pandemic to its country during the... Read more →


Brooklawn Man Helped Plan Destruction of Black Churches/Jewish Synagogues

source VICE NEWS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CAMDEN City, N.J. (February 26, 2021)(CNBNews)– A Brooklawn resident today admitted his role in conspiring with members of a white supremacist hate group to threaten and intimidate African Americans and Jewish Americans by vandalizing minority-owned properties throughout the country in September 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Richard Tobin, 19, of Brooklawn, pleaded guilty to the information charging him with conspiracy against rights before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court. Brooklawn is a small community of 1,934 people located on the Delaware River. It is... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served: Charley Pride, Army Veteran, Played Baseball in Negro Leagues

Feb. 23, 2021 | 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. Charley Pride was famous as a country music singer. As an African American, he broke the color barrier in the country music industry with his 1960s and 1970s hits, particularly "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'," released in 1971. Pride, born in 1934, was one of 11 children of a sharecropping family in Sledge, Mississippi. He developed a passion for country music, buying his first guitar at the age of 14 and... Read more →


Face of Defense: Border Patrol Encounter Baby Born in Frigid Temperatures Near the Rio Grande

MISSION, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents encounter an adult female and her newborn in the brush near the Rio Grande. Friday evening, MCS agents working in Mission, Texas, received information that a pregnant Honduran woman was in distress somewhere in the brush near the Rio Grande. Agents immediately responded to the area and initiated a search for the woman. As agents conducted their search, they received additional information that the woman had given birth. A short time later, an agent found and confirmed the woman had given birth. The agent relayed his location and immediately requested Emergency... Read more →


Transportation Security Administration Hiring over 6,000 Airport Security Officers

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching recruitment efforts nationwide to fill over 6,000 Transportation Security Officer (TSO) positions by summer 2021. “TSOs are a critical first line defense in securing our nation’s commercial air transportation system,” said Melanie Harvey, acting Executive Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Security Operations. “Each day, our officers screen hundreds of thousands of airline travelers ensuring they arrive at their destinations safely. We expect to screen a higher number of travelers regularly by the summer months and will need additional officers to support our critical mission.” Based on anticipated seasonal travel trends in the... Read more →


Face of Defense:

Coast Guard announces 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Petty Officer 1st Class Ashleigh Seibert, a yeoman at Sector Anchorage, was named the 2020 17th District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year (REPOY) and was recognized at the Armed Services YMCA Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2020. Seibert’s nomination resulted from her outstanding work with Sector Anchorage’s administration office. “YN1 has been such a valuable asset as we worked through various challenges that ranged from personnel shortages to transfer season during an ongoing pandemic," said Senior Chief Petty Officer Jennifer Hull, Sector Anchorage admin branch chief. "Her leadership, camaraderie and commitment... Read more →


Thomas Joseph Dunn, of Gloucester City; USMC Veteran, Served in Korean War

Thomas Joseph Dunn, 89, Gloucester City, Passed away at home on February 16, 2021. Thomas was born to the late Thomas and Anna Dunn in Gloucester City, NJ on May 16, 1931. Thomas was an USMC veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a block operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad. He is survived by his wife Clare Dunn (nee Hirz) and his beautiful family; he will be greatly missed. Family and friends are welcomed to his funeral mass on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:30AM at St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Burial will... Read more →


Face of Defense: CG Cutter Harriet Lane crewmembers return home following 71-day patrol

in Eastern Pacific, interdicts $40 million worth of illicit drugs PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 71-day counter-drug patrol Feb. 12. In support of the Coast Guard’s 11th District and Joint Interagency Task Force South, the Harriet Lane crew worked throughout the duration of the patrol in conjunction with a deployed aviation detachment from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron based in Jacksonville, Fla. HITRON specializes in the execution of airborne use of force for the purpose of disabling non-compliant vessels suspected of illicit drug smuggling. Harriet Lane joined forces... Read more →


Joseph T. Wdzieczkowski, age 90, of Bellmawr; Retired Postal Worker, Air Force Veteran

Joseph T. Wdzieczkowski, age 90, of Bellmawr, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Beloved husband of 67 years to Mabel E. Wdzieczkowski (nee Rieger). Devoted father of Joseph T. Wells (Mary Ellen) and Thomas J. Wdzieczkowski (Debbie) and the late Donna. Loving grandfather of Jennifer Wells, Marie & Joshua Kizitaff, and Rachel and Tori Wdzieczkowski. Dear brother of Bruno Wdzieczkowski (the late Rose), Margaret Smith (Ronald), Sister Rosemarie, and the late Thomas Wdzieczkowski (the late Rose). Mr. Wdzieczkowski was a US Air Force veteran. He worked for the US Postal... Read more →


Petty Officer 1st Class Jaime DeBarros CG 17th District Enlisted Person of 2020

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jaime DeBarros, a maritime enforcement specialist, poses for a portrait photo in Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 15, 2021. DeBarros is stationed at the North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center in Kodiak and was named the 17th District Enlisted Person of the Year 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska -- Petty Officer 1st Class Jaime DeBarros, a maritime enforcement specialist stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, was named the 2020 17th District Enlisted Person of the Year (EPOY) and was recognized at the Armed Services YMCA Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage, Alaska, on Feb.... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: PRESIDENT FORD, NAVY VETERAN, COLLEGE FOOTBALL STAR

President Ford as a football player Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States, World War II Navy veteran and collegiate football star, is also the president who, in 1975, signed Public Law 94-106 admitting women to the all-male military colleges — West Point, Annapolis and the Air Force Academy. Ford attended the University of Michigan, where he played center, linebacker and long snapper for the Wolverines football team. The Big 10 team had two undefeated seasons and won national titles... Read more →


Face of Defense: Baseball Great Jackie Robinson, A WWII Soldier

Sports Heroes Who Served: | BY David Vergun , DOD News Jack Roosevelt Robinson Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Jack Roosevelt Robinson — better known as Jackie Robinson — was born in Cairo, Georgia, on Jan. 31, 1919, the same month former President Theodore Roosevelt died. That's how he got his middle name. In 1920, his father, a sharecropper, left the family. Robinson's mother and her six children moved to Pasadena, California, where she worked at a variety of jobs to support the family. But they... Read more →


Face of Defense: Army Help U.S., Canada with St. Clair River flooding

1 / 4Show Caption +U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, field team Senior Hydraulic Engineer Matt McClerren, left, and Hydraulic Technician Jon DePhillips document St. Clair River ice jams on the St. Clair River at Algonac State Park February 3, 2021. Using strategically placed water monitoring equipment and a field team, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing technical advice for St. Clair River U.S. and Canadian coast guard ice breaking operations. (U.S. Army photo by William Dowell) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 4Show Caption +U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, field team member Hydraulic... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Two FBI Agents Shot and Killed by Alleged Child Porn Suspect

Agent Laura Schwartzenberger and Specail Agent Daniel Alfin Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger and Special Agent Daniel Alfin were shot and killed while executing a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida, as part of an investigation involving child pornography and violent crimes against children. A team was making entry into the apartment at 10100 Reflections Boulevard when a subject inside opened fire. Special Agent Schwartzenberger and Special Agent Alfin were fatally wounded, and three other agents suffered non-life-threatening wounds. The subject was found deceased inside of the apartment a short time later. Special Agent Schwartzenberger had served with the Federal Bureau of... Read more →


The Boogaloo Bois Want to Overthrow the Government

Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Mike Dunn, leader of the Last Sons of Liberty, a faction of the Boogaloo Bois, with members of the group on Nov. 21, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. (FRONTLINE) ProPublica and FRONTLINE have identified more than 20 members with ties to the armed forces. by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE Feb. 1, 11 a.m. EST ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between ProPublica and FRONTLINE... Read more →


Face of Defense: Coast Guard, Navy offload $211M worth of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded approximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana Monday, amounting to more than $211 million from seizures in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The offload is the result of interdictions made by Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407 (LEDET) personnel, who operated aboard the USS Gabrielle Giffords, and three separate Coast Guard cutter crews between October and December. “When you are covering a drug-smuggling transit zone the size of the continental United States, every ship makes a huge difference,” said Lt. Jonathan Dietrich. “The seamless integration between... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Anecdote from a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker’s winter Arctic patrol

A Break in the Silence: Co-written by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham & Petty Officer 2nd Class Tedd Meinersmann On a month-long winter mission to project U.S. presence and sovereignty into the Arctic, and to conduct scientific research in the remote area, the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, is using its one-of-a-kind capability to navigate the dark polar wilderness. After departing Seattle, crossing the Gulf of Alaska and transiting the Bering Sea’s treacherous waters, where 20-foot swells mercilessly tossed the mighty Coast Guard ship, the resilient crew traversed the Arctic Circle into equally windy,... Read more →


Interesting Statistics about the Vietnam Memorial Wall

photo courtesy of Mark Phipps A little history most people will never know. There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is 61 years since the first casualty. The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8, 1956. His name is listed on the Wall... Read more →


Video: 1,000's of Hondurans Headed to U.S.; Biden Stops Construction of Trump's Wall

COMING TO YOUR TOWN ... WASHINGTON, DC--President Joe Biden on Wednesday, sent an immigration bill to lawmakers that proposes opening a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States. He also stopped the construction of the wall being built between Mexico and the United States, lifted a travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries, and reversed a Trump order preventing migrants who are in the United States illegally from being counted for congressional districts. According to NEWSMAX Biden also signed a memorandum directing the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. attorney general... Read more →


THE HATRED AND RUTHLESSNESS MUST STOP

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 CORRECTION: The police officer who supposedly died from being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher actually died from natural causes; specifically a heart attack. The rioting in the streets that we have witnessed across our Nation last summer is sadly continuing into this year. As everyone knows January 6 a large number of people made up of Trump supporters, along with insurgents from Black Lives Matter... 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 for making it cool to be an American again. image courtesy of Artworks decor Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China ’s thumb anymore economically, or any other way. Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime.... 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 federal government networks. The UCG is still working to understand the scope of the incident but has the following updates on its investigative and mitigation efforts. This work indicates that an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actor, likely Russian in origin, is responsible for most or all of the recently... Read more →


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

RELATED: GUEST OPINION: Why We Oppose Biden's Remark 'Lets All Be A "United States" Again' The Political Elite's $2.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill is Full of Wasteful Spending GUEST OPINION: "All Ya Can Do Is Laugh Somedays" Are Organized Anarchists Behind The Protests? Read more →


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 1962, Baylor served on active duty in the Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. Instead of using his weekend liberty to go home or party with friends, Baylor used this time to continue playing for the LA Lakers, driving or flying to each game. However, Army duties... Read more →