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January 11 – 14: Denver, Colorado: International Sportsman Expo
January 12: Peekskill, New York: Plain White T’s – Live in Concert
January 13: Portland, Oregon: Heroes and Villains Fan Fest
January 13 – 14: Scottsdale, Arizona: Barrett Jackson – The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions
January 19: Honolulu, Hawaii: Jim Brickman in Concert
January 19 – 21: Carefree, Arizona: Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival – Thunderbird Artists
January 26: Grand Prairie, Texas: Dennis DeYoung the Music of STYX and Night Ranger
January 8 – 14: Honolulu, Hawaii:Sony Open in Hawaii – PGA Tour at Waialae Country Club 20th Anniversary
January 13: Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers – NHL
January 13: San Jose, California: San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes NHL – Alternate Jersey Auction – Golden State Warriors
January 20: Joppa, Maryland: Break Through – Presented by Maryland Championship Wrestling
January 20: East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers – NCAA Women’s Basketball
January 25: San Jose, California: San Jose Sharks vs. New York Rangers – NHL Alternate Jersey Auction – Military Appreciation Night
January 31: Ontario, Canada: Ontario Fury vs. Rio Grande Valley Barracudas – MASL
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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina.)
A special operations Marine is due in court on March 7 after being arrested last year for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Task & Purpose has learned.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested and charged with assault inflicting serious injury on July 29, 2018, according to Jennifer Dandron, a spokeswoman for police in Wilmington, North Carolina. Evans is currently assigned as a Critical Skills Operator with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, according to the Marine Corps Personnel Locator.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Elyse Ping Medvigy conducts a call-for-fire during an artillery shoot south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. Medvigy, a fire support officer assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is the first female company fire support officer to serve in an infantry brigade combat team supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston (Photo by U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)
Following Trump's inauguration, some supporters of ground combat integration assumed he would quickly move to reinstate a ban on women in jobs like the infantry. When this did not happen, advocates breathed a collective sigh of relief, and hundreds of qualified women charted a course in history by entering the newly opened occupational fields.
So earlier this week when the Wall Street Journal published an editorial against women in ground combat by conservative political commentator Heather Mac Donald, the inclination of many ground combat integration supporters was to dismiss it outright. But given Trump's proclivity to make knee jerk policy decisions in response to falling approval ratings and the court's tradition of deference to the military when it comes to policies affecting good order and discipline, it would be unwise to assume the 2016 lifting of the ban on women in ground combat is a done deal.