Not here to say that military benefits are inadequate. Just stick with whatever was offered when people signed up to stay on for multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and we’re good.

In the news:

Letter: Write your lawmakers to oppose cuts to TRICARE

Pick a decade anytime after the war in Vietnam. No matter what political party or personality is in the White House, Uncle Sam struggles to get veterans health care to work properly. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, and young people have access to this info.

Recruiting crisis for Uncle Sam? Elected officials and top Pentagon Generals earned it.

And remember veterans:

Be sure to help out Uncle Sam by getting your young family member to go and enlist now:

“We need our veterans and military families to step up to help their country once again to prevent the national security crisis that would occur if our military were unable to fight and win when called upon. We need veterans’ assistance in issuing the call to serve and persuading more young people to answer.”

And don’t think any of the wrong thoughts, or come up with any questions to ask, like:

Currently serving four-star officers and high level DOD civilians have been associated with what wars won by the US?

National Security Crisis?

We need more young people to sign up for more decades of undeclared/unwon wars to prevent a national security crisis. The Department of Defense track record with undeclared wars goes back to 1949.

We need to send huge amounts of cash to avoid a national security crisis Re: Ukraine.

We will let you know if we need to make adjustments in fees you pay, limitations on future TRICARE services, etc.


Decades after the lessons of Vietnam, it feels like the people who run the Pentagon specialize in undeclared/unwon wars.

Understandable why young people and their parents and grandparents would take a dim view on all this.

Will an older generation encourage a younger generation to do time in the US Armed Forces in the years ahead?

How does Uncle Sam plan to attract young people to sign up in the years ahead?


If DOD was an NFL team, sports talk radio would feature comments like:

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.


Recommendation for budget savings:

Phase out undeclared/unwon wars overseas.

The Department of Defense track record for winning undeclared wars goes back to 1949.


Sound of Freedom

Did the advantage of US air power allow the undeclared wars in Iraq or Afghanistan to be prevented, won or shut down?

US jet aircraft have been able to strike targets in what wars won by the US?

General Thomas,

Has dressing women to look like men had any positive or negative impact on recruiting?

Schmoozy Interview With The General – Recruiting Crisis

General Thomas,

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Some may have become skeptical along the way.


Political parties and personalities are not as interesting as what stays the same no matter who is elected to office.


Over at the US Armed Forces recruiting office

Random Thoughts – Recruiting Crisis

Uniparty No Good For Confidence in US Armed Forces?

Hostile Forces in Distant Lands

Cultural Honesty

Operation Macho Swagger


Possibly of interest:

Below, are some random thoughts and questions newspeople will not ask. Our questions appear in bold type.

Was It A Fake War On Terror?


How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.

Love to see newspeople interview elected officials and let us know how sending US Troops to Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, etc., is somehow defending the constitution.

Look for newspeople and school teachers to ask zero questions in these areas.

Veterans Day Nonsense







Photo- Plt 3049 MCRD SD September, 1979