Case in point: Mattis' recent appearance at this year's commencement for the Naval War College on June 15th, the same weekend he also delivered a lengthy address at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduation. After opening with a few signature laughs ("any day outside Washington, D.C., is a sunny day for me," he joked), Mattis struggled to clear this throat.
When finally offered a bottle of water by a sympathetic official, he quipped, "if this was vodka, it'd be a lot better speech."
Ever the consummate role model, Mattis turned his joke into a teachable moment. "I’m not supposed to glamorize alcohol anymore,” he said. “So you young folks, you ignore what I just said.”
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.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"