Tag: Military

Kinzinger Reaction to the President's Remarks Regarding Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

From the Office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, IL)… Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a pilot in the Air National Guard, issued the following statement on the President’s announced plans in Afghanistan: “Last month during my trip to Afghanistan, I spoke with generals on the ground who believe we are winning and have... Read more »

Assistance from a Grateful Nation

From Operation Homefront… Watch this Brief Video — Help Us Support Illinois Military Families Each year, thousands of Illinoisans bid goodbye to their families, friends and loved ones to deploy all over the world and defend our country. These are the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. But what about their families? What... Read more »

Memorial Day 2011: THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of...

-By Warner Todd Huston For Memorial Day, I don’t usually post much, preferring to dedicate the day to memorializing our troops. To do that this year, I am going to share this story about the mettle of our troops. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly to the Semper... Read more »

Kinzinger Offers Amendment to Forgo New Air Force Flight Suit Saves Taxpayers nearly $100 million

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, ILL)… Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), a pilot in the Air National Guard, offered an amendment to H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act on the House floor that saves taxpayers nearly $100 million over seven years which would otherwise be used to “research,... Read more »

Old Media Ninnies Alert: German Newscast Displays Star Trek Logo as Seal Team 6 Patch

-By Warner Todd Huston Steve Gill* found an amusing little story. Apparently a German television news show had a report on Seal Team 6, the group responsible for taking down Osama bin Ladden, and the TV folks meant to show the military patch of the Seals on-air. But instead of showing Seal Team 6’s actual... Read more »

SFC Christopher Winling & Family Win "Warm Welcome Home" $50k Remodeling Contest

(Chicago, Illinois) – This morning on WLS-AM 890’s “Don Wade & Roma Morning Show” Jill Winling, wife of SFC Christopher Winling, learned live on the air that her family was the winner of the “Warm Welcome Home” contest sponsored by WLS, Galaxie Home Remodeling and Operation Homefront-Illinois. (Listen to the interview here.) “We are proud... Read more »

Ill. Reps. Roskam and Kinzinger on Troop Funding Bill

Two of Illinois’ Congressmen have released statements on the Troop Funding issue that has arisen with this looming government shutdown. The White House has claimed that our soldiers — many of whom are currently at war — won’t get paid. Congressman Peter Roskam, 6th District Representative and the Chief Deputy Whip of The House Republicans,... Read more »

Indiana Democrat Fleebagger Compares Himself to Our Soldiers

-By Warner Todd Huston There is nothing worse than some self-interested politician acting as if his partisan political agenda makes him serving his country just like our brave soldiers at war. But here we have it from Indiana’s 69th District Democrat Dave Cheatham, one of the Hoosier State Reps that ran off to Illinois to... Read more »

2,200 Marines Go To Libya, 'What Happened to No Boots on the Ground'?

-By Warner Todd Huston In all the reporting on the involvement of US Forces in Libya a report by WCTI Channel 12 News in New Bern, North Carolina seems to have gone by almost unnoticed. The News channel reports that 2,200 U.S. Marines have been shipped off the Libya. But doesn’t this deployment clash with... Read more »

Military Action in Libya: Conundrums and Calculations

-By Warner Todd Huston The military action in Libya undertaken by a “coalition of the willing” at the end of last week is, from an American perspective, as vexing as it is elating. On one hand it is good that the US came to the aid of a people yearning to over thrown a murderous... Read more »