He’s Definitely A Navel Officer

A U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander has been dismissed after he was allegedly patronizing Bahrain and Thai prostitutes and dabbling in human trafficking. Wow, the Navy sounds like a helluva good time!

(For the record, the women in the photo are from Bahrain, but are not prostitutes.)

Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Nelson, formerly a Reserve officer at Naval Operational Support Center in New York, had been found guilty of unauthorized absence terminated by apprehension; conduct unbecoming an officer; and patronizing prostitutes. The only officer to be charged among at least nine sailors accused of sex crimes and human trafficking during a 2017-2018 deployment to Bahrain, Nelson was sentenced to forfeiture of $7,596 pay per month for four months and dismissal from the Navy.

Of course, Lt. Cmdr. Nelson could be reinstated if he claims he is now transgender.

But an opinion from the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, or CAAF, published Feb. 8, found that Nelson was wrongly convicted and sentenced on one charge: conduct unbecoming. The document also provides new details in the bizarre and dramatic case.

A Naval Criminal Investigative Service bust in 2018 publicized the shocking news that sailors deployed to Manama, Bahrain — headquarters of the Navy’s 5th Fleet — were accused of participating in a scheme to patronize and traffic Thai prostitutes.

Yes, members of the U.S. Navy patronizing prostitutes is utterly and completely shocking. /eyeroll

President Trump: Still Making A Difference

President Trump has been out of office for only three days, but he is still showing everyone how much he cares for our military personnel.

Former President Trump has reportedly offered to let the National Guardsmen still stationed at the Capitol stay at his Trump Hotel in Washington D.C.

“Trump has given permission for the troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if any of them need, an advisor told the One America News Network.

Why would President Trump open his doors to the troops? You can thank some Democrat douchebag.

As American Greatness previously reported, some 5,000 Guardsmen were moved to the parking garage after being told that they were no longer allowed to rest in certain designated rest areas of the Capitol complex, including the visitors’ center and the cafeteria.” The soldiers were forced to bunk in an unheated space in 38-degree temperatures with only one small bathroom and one electrical outlet.

The troops were told to evacuate the Capitol building grounds on Thursday, after a Democrat congressman complained about one National Guard member not wearing a mask at a cafe in the building, according to Breitbart.

The piece of shit who ratted out the national Guardsman is Congressman Will Keating from Massachusetts. Feel free to heckle this asshole in public, and hope he gets painful ass cancer.

ALSO: During the illegitimate president’s inauguration – you know, the one where 7,000 members of the National Guard were needed for all the non-existent conservative riots – the NG were cramped into the halls of the Capitol. Now 100-200 of these Guardsmen have the Chinese Wuhan Virus, and those numbers are likely to increase. At least it was worth it, what with all the killings and such.

The Sword And The Loan

Well, it took him four decades, but a Massachusetts man has returned the bronze sword of General William Shepard after stealing it from the general’s statue in 1980.

Cindy P. Gaylord, the chair of Westfield’s Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town’s statue of Gen. William Shepard in 1980, the Springfield Republican reported on Sunday.

Gaylord agreed to give the man anonymity if he returned the bronze sword and arranged for him and his wife to drop it off at her home, she said.

I wrote for my college newspaper, and we would go to Pizza Hut once every few weeks and have dinner on publishing day. Before leaving, I would put a dollar into the juke box and choose Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” four times before leaving the restaurant. I still feel remorse. True story.

“He had a great deal of shame and remorse,” Gaylord told the newspaper. “He is a veteran and told me the fact that he did this to another soldier troubled him. He wants the story printed to remind people that something you do in your youth could haunt you for the rest of your life.”

Shepard was born in the area in the 1730s and fought as a militiaman and soldier in multiple wars, including the American Revolution. The town erected the bronze statue of him in 1919.

Eh, all of us make mistakes, especially when we’re young. I give the man credit for owning up to his mistake and delivering the sword in person. That could not have been easy.

POTUS Gets Hero’s Welcome

President Trump attended the Army-Navy game Saturday, and despite all the fact the Democrats are likely going to steal his second term, our military personnel still love the man.

President Donald Trump attended an Army-Navy game at the West Point military academy in New York on Saturday. His presence was met with cheers by the thousands of service members who attended the event, marking it the third straight year he has done so as the president.

As the address announcer intoned: “Ladies and gentlemen, the 45th president of the United States,” the audience of around 9,000 at Michie Stadium erupted in cheers, giving the president a standing ovation. Trump stopped in the Army end zone and waved as the crowd chanted “USA, USA, USA.”

A friend of mine who served in Kosovo texted me the clip since I missed the opening. You can say a lot about President Trump, but you can never question his affinity for our troops…

As the Baltimore Sun notes, “Trump attended Saturday’s 121st Army-Navy game, marking the third straight year he has done so as sitting president. Trump also attended the 2016 Army-Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore as president-elect.”

With the possible exception of Reagan, no politician has ever connected with the American people like Donald Trump has. There may never be another president like him, and I never truly appreciated his presidency until the Democrats stole his election.

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Remember

Seventy-nine years ago today, the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by air. At the time, it was the deadliest attack on American soil.

At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.

Much of the Pacific fleet was rendered useless: Five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed. A total of 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 were wounded, many while valiantly attempting to repulse the attack.

As of February, there were only two Pearl Harbor survivors alive. We’re losing our World War II heroes at an alarming rate. If you know one, remember to thank them for their service.

Thank You Veterans!

Today is Veterans Day; a national holiday created to thank all those who served our country, fought our wars, and defended freedom at home and across the globe.

Being a member of the armed forces is no easy job. It’s dangerous, it’s thankless, and oftentimes keeps you away from your families. That said, it is usually a personally rewarding venture, knowing you are doing your part to keep America the greatest nation on Earth.

Granted, there are times when America doesn’t seem as great; we’re irrevocably divided, many of our politicians are corrupt, and some of our citizens denigrate our soldiers, but we’re still that shining beacon on the hill, always ready to welcome you home.

Thank you all for your service, your honor, and your continued commitment to the United States.

U.S. Army Suspends Fitness Test

The United States Army has suspended all fitness testing for both soldiers and officers until at least 2022. Congratulations Michael Moore and Amy Schumer, you are both now qualified to enlist!

The Army has suspended a rule requiring new enlisted soldiers and officers to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test to graduate initial military training through next year.

Army officials announced in June that all active-duty, National Guard and Reserve units would be cleared to take a lightly modified ACFT on Oct. 1, but their scores will be used for data collection only and will not count until 2022.

The “lightly modified ACFT” includes a brisk walk through the barracks, five sit-ups in an hour, and two hours spent in the designated Safe Space area.

That policy also now applies to soldiers in Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, One Station Unit Training, the Warrant Officer Basic Course and the Basic Officer Leaders Course for fiscal 2021, Megan Reed, spokeswoman for the Army’s Center for Initial Military Training, said in a written statement.

I heard you can now become an Army Ranger if you can identify the MLB team with the same name.

Lining Their Pockets

The United States military is dealing with a life-threatening catastrophe, which may impact every member of the armed forces. Apparently, there is a worldwide Hot Pocket shortage.

A snacking staple in many U.S. military barracks could be in short supply into next year as Hot Pockets fall victim to coronavirus supply chain issues.

Nestle, which makes the microwavable meat- and cheese-filled crusts that many Americans turned to during pandemic-related lockdowns, told the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and other retailers that it will have “severe inventory constraints” in its Hot Pockets product lines because of the global outbreak, AAFES spokeswoman Julie Mitchell said.

Limited quantities will be available, but will be strictly controlled, she said. “As a result, Exchange customers may expect to see shortages of Hot Pockets to continue into 2021,” she said.

Don’t worry, there are plenty of Lean Pocket still around…

The Defense Commissary Agency was told it won’t be getting some varieties of the popular snacks, including Lean Pockets, said DeCA spokesman Kevin L. Robinson. But it’s stocking alternative Hot Pockets flavors and a similar product by Del Monte, made with cauliflower crusts and without meat.

Yeah, I was never in the military – I served my country by playing college lacrosse – but I know a lot of military personnel, and none of them are excited about fake meat, cauliflower crusted Lean Pockets. President Trump, get on this, post haste, before our troops become soy-boys.

Wuhan Virus Claims Another Victim

The USS New Jersey, the most decorated battleship in U.S. Navy, will be temporarily closed after Labor Day, because the Chinese Wuhan Virus is keeping tourists and history buffs away.

Smaller crowds due to the COVID-19 pandemic will force the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial to temporarily close after Labor Day.

In a statement from CEO Phil Rowan, the museum announced “the volume of visitors has been much less than normal” due to the pandemic and that “With just a fraction of our normal revenue coming in daily, we can no longer continue to operate indefinitely at this level.”

For those people within driving distance of Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey/Museum I would highly recommend it. The site is across the river in Camden, NJ, but it’s well worth the trip.

Plus, the Camden Aquarium is right down the street, so you’d have a full day. The battleship tours are amazing, and the ship itself is awesome.

The Navy’s most decorated battleship has been operated as a museum on the Camden waterfront since 2001. It will still offer tours and events through September 7th; after that, it will close until “such time that the Board deems it viable to re-open.” Most of its planned events had to be scrubbed because of the emergency orders imposed by Governor Murphy because of the coronavirus, so just a skeleton crew of security and maintenance personnel will be retained after Labor Day; according to the board of trustees, “by taking proactive action, the Board believes this temporary decision will result in a long-term benefit to the ship.”

Therein lies the problem. The ship is shutting down because Phil Murphy is arguably the second-worst governor in America. He’s a tyrant and a liar, but it’s New Jersey, so he’ll be easily reelected.

Come Mister Taliban, Tally Me Banana

Meet Qamar Gul. Qamar is arguably the bravest teenager in all of Afghanistan. She is the dictionary definition of bad-ass, with a heaping helping of awesome.

A teenager reportedly killed two Taliban fighters after they murdered her parents outside of their home last week in the Ghor province of Afghanistan.

The armed group was on the hunt for Gul’s father, a village leader and ardent supporter of the government, but killed the man’s wife after she resisted, Afghan police told AFP, an international wire service. Qamar Gul, 15, grabbed an AK-47 and gunned down the two Taliban militants, injuring several others.

“Qamar Gul, who was inside the house, took an AK-47 gun the family had and first shot dead the two Taliban fighters who killed her parents, and then injured a few others,” police official Habiburahman Malekzada told the AFP.

She gets a few more bodies under her belt she’ll have th change her name to Ra’s al Guhl.