Military, veteran family grants available

DOVER — The Military Officers Association of America nonprofit foundation is providing grants up to $500 per household as part of its COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund will provide grants for military and veteran families or caregivers experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak. Applications will be taken until need no longer exists or […]

Navy upholds firing of carrier captain in virus outbreak

WASHINGTON — In a stunning reversal, the Navy has upheld the firing of the aircraft carrier captain who urged faster action to protect his crew from a coronavirus outbreak, the Navy’s top officer said Friday. Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, also extended the blame for the ship’s pandemic crisis, delaying the promotion […]

Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

WASHINGTON – Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” “I should not have been […]

Trump: No change at bases named for Confederate officers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration will “not even consider” changing the name of any of the 10 Army bases that are named for Confederate Army officers. Two days earlier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicated that he was open to a broad discussion of such changes. “These Monumental and very Powerful […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘The Fight’

Broadcasting all over television for the whole world to see, the atrocities that is happening to brothers who look like me There is black on black Cops on black Many on crack The church is diligently in prayer against the attacks But it is going to take us all in this fight to win our […]

Esper opposes using Insurrection Act for law enforcement

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Esper said active-duty troops in a law enforcement role should be used in the United […]

Carney among governors balking at Trump request to send troops to DC

DOVER — Some states, including Delaware, are rejecting President Donald Trump’s request to send National Guard troops to Washington D.C., for a massive militarized show of force in the nation’s capital after several days of unrest over the death of George Floyd. At least three states — New York, Virginia and Delaware — have so […]

Commentary: Remember to honor military, vets with ‘invisible wounds’

By Dr. Chrisanne Gordon May was National Military Appreciation Month, an annual opportunity for us to honor veterans and active-duty members of our military services. This observance takes on special meaning in a year disrupted by COVID-19 because so many on the front lines of the pandemic are also active-duty military or veterans now protecting […]

Commentary: Honoring vets: some forever young and some growing old

By Dave Skocik Memorial Day is the day we honor those who traded their tomorrow for our today. May 30 wraps up another week of Memorial Day commemoration for the public, but not for the families of those who will remain forever young in their minds and hearts. At the National Memorial Day concert in 2016, […]

Trump honors war dead in two events

BALTIMORE — President Donald Trump honored America’s war dead Monday in back-to-back Memorial Day appearances colored by an epic struggle off the battlefield, against the coronavirus. Eager to demonstrate national revival from the pandemic, Trump doubled up on his Memorial Day public schedule, while threatening to pull the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte in […]

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