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Here’s What Happens When You Let Veterans Babysit
Ask anyone who has ever served as a noncommissioned officer or higher — military leadership can occasionally feel a bit like babysitting. Young service members occasionally struggle to live up to the standards the military set, and it’s the responsibility of military leaders to set them straight.
This can mean inspecting rooms, uniforms, and clean shaves. It can mean micromanaging those troops who are struggling with handling their jobs. And it can sometimes feel a lot like babysitting.
I remember on one instance dealing with a new Marine in my unit who took a little longer to learn the military standard. Dude didn’t have any sheets on his bed, and on those government mattresses, that’s not a good idea. To make matters worse, when I told him he had to get some, he threw me a little shade.
“Do you think this is why I joined the Marine Corps,” I shot back, “because I wanted to tell a 19-year-old man he has to put sheets on his bed?”
But now, the always hilarious Mat Best has taken it to another level. Best runs Article 15 Clothing, which makes clothing and gear for the military community. He also makes hilarious videos.
Now, he shows us how veterans babysit, especially when they suspect that baby has information on who executed the email hack on Sony Pictures, or has ties to the North Korean regime.
Watch the hilarious video below and let us know what you think about the important question, where’d they get the baby?
No motive is yet known for last week's Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shooting tragedy, which appears to have been a random act of violence in which the sailor who fatally shot two civilian workers and himself did not know them and did not plan his actions ahead of time, shipyard commander Capt. Greg Burton said in an "All Hands" message sent out Friday.
Machinist's Mate Auxiliary Fireman Gabriel Antonio Romero of San Antonio, an armed watch-stander on the attack submarine USS Columbia, shot three civilian workers Dec. 4 and then turned a gun on himself while the sub rested in dry dock 2 for a major overhaul, the Navy said.
"The investigation continues, but there is currently no known motive and no information to indicate the sailor knew any of the victims," Burton said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at "restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.", state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
The test was conducted on Friday at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea's Academy of Defence Science, without specifying what sort of testing occurred.
Since the Washington Post first published the "Afghanistan papers," I have been reminded of a scene from "Apocalypse Now Redux" in which Army Col. Walter Kurtz reads to the soldier assigned to kill him two Time magazine articles showing how the American people had been lied to about Vietnam by both the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon administrations.
In one of the articles, a British counterinsurgency expert tells Nixon that "things felt much better and smelled much better" during his visit to Vietnam.
"How do they smell to you, soldier?" Kurtz asks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Erik Prince, the controversial private security executive and prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, one of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's closest and most outspoken allies, according to five sources familiar with the matter.
(Reuters Health) - While army suicides have historically decreased during wartime, that trend appears to have reversed in recent decades, a new study of U.S. records finds.
Researchers poring over nearly 200 years of data found that unlike earlier times when there was a decline in suicide rates among U.S. Army soldiers during and just after wars, the rate has risen significantly since 2004, according to the report in JAMA Network Open.