On Monday, Republicans announced the assignments of three post-9/11 veterans who will serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, Rep. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, and Dan Sullivan, a Republican from Alaska -- all veterans of either Iraq, Afghanistan or both wars --- will likely serve under Vietnam veteran Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, who is expected to be named chairman of the Armed Services Committee in January.
“They see me as someone who has actually served with boots on the ground, not just as a soldier, but as a leader … somebody who has credibility,” Ernst said in an interview with Defense One just ahead of the midterm election in November.
The 114th Congress is set to convene at the beginning of January.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.