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'Homecoming' Somehow Makes Getting Out Of The Military Even More Terrifying
A intense new TV show focuses on the rehabilitation of veterans after their time in the military has ended — and not in the way you think. I’m talking about Homecoming, a new Amazon Prime series based on a podcast by Gimlet Media that is akin to an episode of Black Mirror, but on mixture of Xanax and anabolic steroids.
Homecoming follows the enigmatic story of a administrator at the veteran rehab facility (played by Julia Roberts) and the Department of Defense Inspector General employee who is attempting to investigate a mysterious tangle of corporate malfeasance despite an ever-increasing list of obstacles.
The creative visual design of Homecoming coupled with amazing performances leave a strong impression, and the trailers suggest that the series will prove a binge-able military thriller. But to really tease the mysterious show, Amazon put on an event in New York City to showcase their newest offering, which we were lucky enough to check out
The Department Of Defense takes IG complaints seriously.Hilary B Gayle/SMPSP
The event itself was a bit insane. It involved being picked up by actors pretending to be staffers from the rehab facility of the same name as the series, and then being processed into a mock version of the facility. As most likely the only veteran in attendance, the experience was incredibly surreal; attendees were thanked profusely for their service while they were ‘playing’ soldiers who were sent to the seedy rehab center for treatment. Frankly, The mock DD-214 issued to me was a delicious cherry on top of my evening, which came complete with a four-episode sneak preview of the series.
Getting my new papers, DD-214 and such, at the Homecoming event in NYC.
It’s always a good thing when you hit the end of an episode wanting to know more, and I certainly cannot wait to binge watch the rest of the series when it goes live on Nov. 2.
Check out the official trailer below!
There's something very, very wrong with a recent tweet from the official Twitter account of the Defense Department. Can you spot it?
Let's zoom in, just in case.
The main takeaways from this whole incident:
1. That's clearly a Stryker, not a Paladin.
2. The use of #KnowYourMil in this tweet is the funniest self-inflicted wound of 2019.
3. We have no idea how the crew of this Stryker, clearly named 'Tazerface,' might feel about this flub, but we can venture a guess according to the vehicle's Guardians of the Galaxy namesake:
I love this job.
2 years after the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions, the Navy has no idea if its new ship-driving training is working
Two years after a pair of deadly collisions involving Navy ships killed 17 sailors and caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage, the Navy still can't figure out whether its plan to improve ship-driving training has been effective.
In fact, according to senior Navy officials quoted in a recent Government Accountability Office report on Navy ship-driving, it could take nearly 16 years or more to know if the planned changes will actually have an impact.
The command chief of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, was removed from his position last month after his chain of command received evidence he disrespected his subordinates.
An Air Force private housing company faked its maintenance records to get millions of dollars in bonuses
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A U.K. company that provides housing to U.S. military families came under official investigation earlier this year, after Reuters disclosed it had faked maintenance records to pocket performance bonuses at an Oklahoma Air Force base.
At the time, Balfour Beatty Communities said it strove to correctly report its maintenance work. It blamed any problems on a sole former employee at the Oklahoma base.
Now, Reuters has found that Balfour Beatty employees systematically doctored records in a similar scheme at a Texas base.