35 posts tagged military
On this Fourth of July, we salute Navy Admiral Michelle Howard who is (1) the first Navy woman promoted to four-star admiral, (2) the first African-American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, and (3) the first three-star African-American woman in the U.S. military.
Medal of Honor recipient Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter joined Morning Joe to discuss being stationed in Afghanistan in 2010 when he saved the life of Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio by shielding him from a grenade blast: http://on.msnbc.com/TiBpXt
In 2010 while serving in Afghanistan, Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter dove on a live grenade to save the life of a fellow marine. Today, he is set to receive the nation’s highest honor for valor in combat, the Medal of Honor, to be presented by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. The story of a true American hero: http://on.msnbc.com/1ykvQbK
(Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)
Seventy years after D-Day, a reflection on then-U.S. Supreme Allied Commander in Europe Dwight Eisenhower’s message to the troops.
Seventy years after D-Day, a reflection on the prayer Franklin Delano Roosevelt offered for the troops.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair, talks with Rachel Maddow about the lack of resources that is at the root of long wait times both within the V.A. and America broadly, and how the covering up of those wait times will be resolved.
Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of the IAVA, talks with Rachel Maddow about veterans’ frustrations with the V.A. health care system and what can be done going forward now that the problems have become a matter of national outrage.
Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about President Obama’s announcement about the timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the challenges of bringing the war in Afghanistan to an end.
From PoliticsNation: We can all agree that the latest Veteran Affairs scandal proves that our vets deserve better care, but that’s no excuse for Republicans to politicize the story and bash President Obama.