Sergeant 1st Class Gregory McQueen was part of the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention unit at Fort Hood, Texas, a career soldier, a veteran of Afghanistan, and oh yeah, a predatory pimp who coerced cash-strapped female soldiers into his service as prostitutes for other ranking personnel, with the ultimate goal of building a prostitution ring on the post. Business Insider’s Pamela Engel reports that, on March 11, McQueen plead guilty to 15 of 21 charges against him and has been sentenced to two years in prison, and will be dishonorably discharged.
Among the accusations leveled against McQueen there were claims that he tried to recruit a female soldier, who had previously been sexually assaulted, to attend one of his “wild sex parties,” and another claim that he would keep photos of naked female soldiers to show to prospective clients.
It’s hard to decide what’s more upsetting — the fact that this man was supposed to be a defense against the very acts he participated in, or that he’s only going to prison for two years.
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.