USS Chafee departs Hong Kong on Oct. 6, 2017. ((U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis.)
Geopolitics aside, the ongoing demonstrations by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong against Red China's tyrannical rule have already produced strategic ramifications for U.S. sailors: cancelled liberty.
That's right, the godless communists have cancelled two planned port calls by U.S. Navy ships.
A 71-year-old white woman has been arrested for assaulting two uniformed Army Reserve captains — one of them pregnant — in a Macon, Ga., Cheddars after she and her large son taunted the officers as "black lesbian bitches" over a parking-space dispute — an incident that one disturbed restaurant patron captured in a now-viral video.
For enlisted troops of all branches, and Marines in particular, your last few moments of block leave are soul crushing. A Jan. 6 video by the trio of Marines that make up Terminal Boots — Lance Cpls. Deacon Gerard, John Davis and Joseph Jewett — perfectly captures the three different types of leave blocks Marines have during their enlistment.