On April 12, the world remembers the millions who died in the Holocaust during World War II at the hands of the Nazis and their sympathizers. In the state of Israel, it is known as Yom HaShoah and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, where it is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the More »
Naval Special Warfare Command
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) is comprised of approximately 8,900 total personnel, including more than 2,400 active-duty Special Warfare Operators, known as SEALs, 700 Special Warfare Boat Operators, also known as Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), 700 reserve personnel, 4,100 support personnel and more than 1,100 civilians.
Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC or “WARCOM”) is a component command of the United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). WARCOM is headquarterd in San Diego, Calif. and leads the Navy’s special operations force and the maritime component of SOCOM.
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that while she supports sending a message that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, Germany will not participate in any possible military action in Syria. Merkel stressed the importance of a united position in response to an alleged attack in Douma that the West is blaming on Syrian More »
When researching the works of the secretive Studies and Observation Group (SOG) during the war in Vietnam, Richard H. Schultz Jr. digs through their papers in an exhaustive and sprawling piece of work. While critical of much their work, especially in the matter of inserting foreign agents into North Vietnam, Schultz’s admiration for the warriors More »
When President Woodrow Wilson appeared before Congress on April 2, 1917 asking them to declare war on Germany, it wasn’t a snap or rash decision. Rather it was something Wilson wished to avoid at all costs. When the first World War broke out in 1914, much of Europe rejoiced, like they were en route to More »
The new omnibus $1.3 trillion spending bill that President Trump signed last week, the Pentagon’s budget rose to the most in their history, $700 billion. The military budget approved on Friday is packed with funding for new weapons as well as upgrades for older systems. On Tuesday, CNN reported that Trump has privately floated the More »
The Monroe County Jail outside of Rochester, NY has a special veterans’ housing unit and is one of about 80 different pods across the country. Rochester’s opened in September and the goal is to put the veterans in a different setting where they are more likely to feel in a military setting. That is hoped More »
Operation Chariot (also known as the St. Nazaire Raid) was a very successful if highly costly Commando raid on the port of St Nazaire in German-occupied France on March 28, 1942. The Royal Navy and Royal Marine Commandos targeted the German naval base there because it housed not only a fully equipped submarine base but More »
On March 25, 1961, Elvis Presley did a benefit concert for the Arizona Memorial which raised over $62,000 and helped to restart public funding for the war memorial that so many Americans visit every year. After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States quickly rebuilt its facilities there and raised More »
The Trump Administration has a new policy on the sticky subject of transgender troops that will likely restrict their service. The policy is slated to go into effect on Friday and comes after months of court challenges and talks inside the Defense Department. In August, President Trump sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a memo ordering More »
New Balance announced it had reached a $17.3 million agreement to make sneakers for the military. The Boston-based shoe brand will make the new 950v2 specifically for the military. “This is a great win for the preservation and growth of American manufacturing jobs,” says Rob DeMartini, President & CEO at New Balance. The brand currently More »