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Military Minute - August 1

The War on Terror Memorial and Heroes on the Water

Military Minute - August 1
The WAMilitary Minute gives you 4 of the latest and greatest stories from our military world every Tuesday and Thursday. Today's briefing includes the status of troops going to and leaving Afghanistan, the construction of a War on Terror Memorial, an awesome event for Heroes on the Water & an upcoming job fair!

 

Trumps Talks Afghanistan Withdrawals

“The Pentagon is finding proposed troop increases for Afghanistan to be a much harder sell than expected for President Donald Trump.

Instead of an additional 4,000 forces to add to America’s longest war, the Pentagon is having to prove to the White House why U.S. forces should remain there at all, U.S. and defense officials told Military Times.

“They [the Afghans] are really scared to death that we are going to pull the plug on this [continued U.S. military presence],” a U.S. official told Military Times on the condition of anonymity.”

http://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/07/31/trump-considers-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/ 

Global War on Terror Memorial

“Before the House last Friday unanimously passed legislation to start the process of building a Global War on Terrorism Memorial, a line of young war veterans took to the chamber floor to offer an emotional view of the importance of the work.

Bill sponsor Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., a Marine Corps officer who served in Iraq, said he was somewhat surprised by the heartfelt testimony, despite numerous conversations with colleagues about the strong feelings among veterans about the memorial.

The measure would allow the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation, an independent non-profit, to begin what is expected to be a decade-long effort to fund, plan and build a memorial on the National Mall dedicated to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2017/07/31/in-their-own-words-vets-in-congress-push-for-gwot-memorial/ 

August 17th Career Fair

“The Warriors to the Workforce, Hire G.I. Veteran Career Fair is scheduled at American Lake Conference Center, 8085 NCO Beach Road, on Lewis North, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Types of jobs include: sales, customer service, law enforcement, nursing and medical professions, software development, engineers, mechanics, banking and financial, operations managers and more.

Attendees are encouraged to sign up in advance and create an online profile so employers can be ready to meet them at the event.”

http://www.nwguardian.com/2017/07/27/28062/career-fair-coming-to-jblms-american.html 

Humpy Kayak Classic

It's time again for pink salmon fishing! The Humpy Kayak Classic Derby held by Northwest Kayak Anglers is August 19th at Dash Point State Park. Proceeds go to the non-profit organization Heroes On the Water Northwest Chapter to help support free kayak fishing events for military veterans and their families here in the Puget Sound area #HumpyKayakClassic. We’re honored to work with this impactful organization.

http://www.wamilitary.net/heroes-on-the-water-nw-chapter 

https://www.facebook.com/NWKAHumpyKayakClassicBenefitTournament/ 


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