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Monday, September 23, 2019

AOTC #68 Final “Goodbye to those we Lost..”

AOTC #68 is Done!!!

Even while sick I was able to crank this baby out on Sunday.  BIG THANKS, to 8404 for doing the news for me.

I can say without a doubt without 8404, Iny, and Doc_D‘s help this show would not have been done!! Thanks guys!

In this episode we say goodbye to:

Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, and Michael Jackson.

Of course we cover the news and commentary.

Links below for the show!! Enjoy!

Tomb of Unknowns to be repaired, not replaced – Navy News, news from Iraq – Navy Times

The Army Corps of Engineers and Arlington National Cemetery have decided to repair the Tomb of the Unknowns rather than build a replacement, Sen. Jim Webb announced Friday. Webb, D-Va., and Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, said they “applauded the decision” to repair visible cracks and other wear and tear on the white marble sarcophagus, according to a press release from Webb’s office. Unknown war dead from the nation’s 20th century wars are interred or honored in the Tomb, which also honors all U.S. troops who do not return from battle.

New class: It’s ‘Luh-jern’ 101 – MarineCorpsTimes.com

A former Marine and friend of Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune’s family has a message for local media around the North Carolina base that bears the legendary Marine’s name: If you’re going to report on it, say it right. Patrick Brent, a former infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines, is hosting a “professional military education class” Friday on the proper pronunciation of Lejeune’s name. The base is commonly referred to as “Leh-june” rather than “Luh-jern,” the French-Creole pronunciation preferred by the Baton Rouge, La., native.

Airmen sound off on stupid rules – Air Force News, news from Iraq – Air Force Times

There’s stupid. Then there’s Air Force stupid. At least that’s what hundreds of airmen told us when Air Force Times threw out the question: What are the dumbest rules in the Air Force? We’d like to take credit for the question, but it really goes to Army Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, who asked his soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division what griped them about the way the Army lays down the law. Oates got nearly 100 responses to his blog post; we counted more than 350 posts to our callout and received nearly 20 letters through the mail. We passed on some of the gripes to service leaders to get their take. The response: Cut us some slack, we’re working on it.

More than 500 Minn. guardsmen ready for Iraq – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — More than 500 members of the Minnesota National Guard have finished their training at Fort Hood in Texas and are preparing to ship out to Kuwait and Iraq. Lt. Col. Scott St. Sauver spoke with reporters Friday and described the plans for the 550 soldiers deploying with the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery. They will be headquartered in Kuwait, but run missions in Iraq. The average age of the soldiers is 28. St. Sauver said the battalion will be in the desert next month for their yearlong deployment providing convoy security, bringing supplies to bases and helping to remove equipment from Iraq as part of the reduction in U.S. forces there.

Vt. town comes together for paralyzed soldier – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times

HYDE PARK, Vt. — For Pfc. Andrew Parker, it was a bittersweet homecoming: He was hailed as a hero, feted with a star-spangled parade and showered with gifts at a welcome home ceremony. He had to watch it all from a wheelchair. Parker, a 21-year-old Army cavalry scout, was paralyzed in November when a roadside bomb blew up the vehicle he was driving on patrol in Afghanistan. On Saturday, after months of rehabilitation in Veterans Administration hospitals and a community fundraising effort that added wheelchair-accessible accommodations to his parents’ house, the wounded warrior came home.

Free retreat offered for TBI vets, families – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times

The deadline is July 27 for troops with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, and their families, to register for a free getaway near Big Bear Lake in California’s San Bernardino Mountains. The Survive & Thrive Veterans and Families Project, launched by Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation, will hold its first session Sept. 17 to 20. Additional sessions for other families will be held in the spring and fall of 2010. The retreat is designed to help troops adjust to home life and community life in a relaxing environment. The number of slots at the camp was not immediately available.

25,000 to compete for master sgt. promotions – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times

About 25,000 sergeants first class will be considered for promotion by the annual Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve master sergeant boards that convene Oct. 14 in Indianapolis and St. Louis. Competition for master sergeant stripes is always keen, and this year it’s expected to be the same. Select rates last year were 15.8 percent for the active-component board, which recommended 3,241 soldiers, and only 4.6 percent for the Army Reserve board, which selected 159 soldiers.
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