In an editorial for Forbes, contributor Don Esmond, director of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and a decorated Marine himself, writes about the struggle that faces wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, once they return home from war.
“Thanks to advances in medical science, battlefield care and protective equipment, many of our fighting men and women are now recovering from injuries that used to be fatal. … While this is certainly a welcome development, it also means that many of these veterans are now facing huge new physical, mental and emotional challenges, and so are their families and caregivers. Given the sacrifices these veterans and their families have made for us, we cannot allow them to confront these challenges alone.”
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.