Military

Army soldier allegedly stabs Marine in Veterans Day bar brawl: Sources

A Veterans Day brawl at a Turtle Bay bar ended with an Army soldier allegedly slashing a Marine in the back, according to witnesses and police sources. A group of men in Army fatigues was drinking at Turtle Bay NYC on Second Ave. near 52nd St. around 7:45 p.m. when an argument allegedly broke...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:15pm

The Foreman Forecast: Iran, you ran, we ran

When it comes to changing jobs, homes, or social circles, I have a rule: Don’t just run away from something bad — run toward something better. A more promising profession. A more welcoming domicile. Friendlier friends. Sure, it’s fun in a fit of pique to storm off, but that...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:01am

Was Donald Trump in the military?

President Trump has a well-documented affection for all things military, from military parades to military spending to his selection of retired Gen. John Kelly as his chief of staff. His appreciation of the military is such that you might wonder if he has a military background himself. So, was...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:03pm

Budgeting 101 for military service members

No matter what your political beliefs are, helping our veterans and active service men and women should be one of our nation’s a top priority. And with how much they sacrifice day in and day out for our country, stories of people going into debt after their service can break your heart. We...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:07pm

Veterans Day 2017: When is it, what’s closed and how is it different from Memorial Day?

Although you would never and could never forget the brave men and women who fought for this country, some of whom lost their lives so we can go about ours peacefully and securely, you might have missed that the quieter holiday is already here. The fact that Veterans Day 2017 snuck up on you so...

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:22am

Trump offered grieving father of fallen soldier $25,000, but didn't follow through until the media found out

President Donald Trump sent a $25,000 personal check to the father of a fallen U.S. soldier the same day The Washington Post reported he had not followed through with the personal donation he had promised in June. A White House official told The Washington Post a check was in the mail to the...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:12am

Family of soldier killed in Niger says Trump 'did disrespect' them

President Donald Trump is claiming a Florida congresswoman “fabricated” his remarks when she described a callous conversation between the president and the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed two weeks ago in an ambush in Niger, but the soldier's mother said that Trump...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:38am

Trump falsely claims Obama didn't call the families of fallen soldiers

Trying to save face as reporters questioned him on why he had not publicly commented on the deadly ambush of four U.S. soldiers in Niger earlier this month, President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday that former President Barack Obama didn't call the families of fallen service members....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:03am

After ripping kneeling NFL, Trump jokes during military ceremony honoring flag

President Donald Trump raged against NFL players who chose to take a knee during the national anthem, but on Wednesday, Trump joked about a time-honored tradition of the armed forces that is meant to show respect for the American flag. During Trump’s interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 3:31pm

Trump asks court to drop lawsuit over his transgender military ban

Federal courts are considering blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban and lawyers for the Trump administration are arguing it’s way too early — the Pentagon hasn’t even finalized the details. "That challenge is premature several times over,"...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:07pm

Here's how Trump is rolling back Obama policies on immigration, education and civil rights

As the Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, the program became the latest target on a hit list of Obama-era programs President Donald Trump has been undoing since taking the Oval Office in January. In undoing his...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:26am

Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a transgender ban. Mattis said in a statement he would set up a panel of...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 9:10pm

White House gets ready to roll out transgender military ban amid pushback

The White House is reportedly getting ready to issue guidelines for President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban despite widespread pushback. The guidance is expected to come out in the coming days and the Pentagon will have six months to enact the ban, according to a Wall Street...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:36am

Trump said he did the military a favor by banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did the military a big favor by banning transgender troops, despite the fact he never consulted the Pentagon before making his announcement, leaving thousands of transgender service members’ fates uncertain. “It’s been a very...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:26pm

Coast Guard official says he will not 'turn back' on transgender servicemembers

The head of the U.S. Coast Guard is challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military and is sending a message of support for “out” service members. “I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you and you have made an...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

Viagra costs military 5 times as much as healthcare would for transgender military troops

Citing the “tremendous medical costs” of treating transgender military members, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, but studies show his claim doesn’t really add up. “Our military must be focused on decisive...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:24pm

Brooklyn Marine IDed 74 years after being killed during WWII

The remains of a Marine who was killed in action during America’s first conflict in the Pacific Theater of World War II have been identified as those of Pvt. Joseph C. Carbone of Brooklyn, the Pentagon announced Friday. Carbone, who was assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines and...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:34pm

Navy halts search for missing soldiers after bodies found

The bodies of missing sailors were found in flooded compartments of the USS Fitzgerald, which came close to sinking after a collision with a container ship off Japan tore a gash under the warship's waterline, the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet commander said on Sunday. Vice Adm. Joseph P....

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 5:21pm

Trump to limit Cuba travel, restrict business deals with military: U.S. officials

President Donald Trump on Friday will announce a plan to tighten rules on Americans traveling to Cuba and significantly restrict U.S. companies from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military, senior White House officials said on Thursday. Trump will lay out his new Cuba...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 4:37pm

Simulated urban warfare drill shocks residents who awake to sound of guns, grenades

It’s 10 p.m. and outside your window you hear the blades from military helicopters scraping the tops of the trees outside your home as machine gun rounds echo in the distance. Then, there’s a loud boom. That’s the nightmare scenario some Rhode Islanders awoke to Friday night, but...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 7:06pm