The Department of Defense announced Monday that the Secretary of the U.S. Army, John McHugh, will step down by November. The Pentagon released a statement saying that McHugh’s departure was voluntary.
McHugh has served as secretary of the Army since 2009, overseeing a massive downsizing of the nation’s largest branch as soldiers came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unlike those who held the post during times of increased wartime budgets, McHugh had to manage the service during an era where force sizes were being reduced, and budgets cut accordingly.
This marks yet another senior military official who has left his position during the president’s second term, with Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno preparing to step down, and the current Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, being the fourth during the president’s time in office.
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!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.