Military Times conducted an extensive survey that revealed a generation of troops and veterans being failed by the rest of the country. The results of the survey of 2,300 active-duty troops, which was released on Monday, found morale to be on the decline in nearly every aspect of military life, including job satisfaction, respect for superiors, and re-enlistment.
The survey results are being released in parts throughout December, and as Hope Hodge Seck writes, the big pictures shows that “After 13 years of war, the all-volunteer military is entering an era fraught with uncertainty and a growing sense that the force has been left adrift.”
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.