President Obama announced Oct. 2 that he has nominated Michael Missal, former senior counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, to serve as inspector general of the Veterans Affairs Department, two years after former permanent inspector general George Opfer retired in December 2013.
This announcement has been regarded as long overdue by government officials, many of whom have called for more transparency and accountability from the VA. The department has been under intense scrutiny since Spring 2014, when accusations of records manipulation and mismanagement of the regional offices were made.
Missal’s credentials are set to be reviewed in the coming weeks, with a confirmation date to be determined thereafter.
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.