Navy Identifies 7 Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

Navy Identifies 7 Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors

Washington, DC…The remains of seven Sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained access to the spaces, June 18, that were damaged when USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal. The deceased are: – Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, […]

USS Fitzgerald Involved in Collision, Seven Sailors Still Missing

USS Fitzgerald Involved in Collision, Seven Sailors Still Missing

Philippine Sea…USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel at approximately 2:30 a.m. local time, June 17, while operating about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. As of this time, there have been two patients requiring medical evacuation. One was Cmdr. Bryce Benson, Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, who was transferred […]

Sanders Statement on Shooting & Shooter at GOP Baseball Practice

Sanders Statement on Shooting & Shooter at GOP Baseball Practice

Washington, DC…June 14 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after receiving reports on the alleged shooter at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning: “I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. I am sickened by this despicable […]

Majority Whip Steve Scalise & Others Shot At Baseball Practice

Majority Whip Steve Scalise & Others Shot At Baseball Practice

Alexandria, VA…Earlier this morning members of congress were practicing for an upcoming charity baseball game and came under fire. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise sustained a hip wound. Others including members of their security detail and staffers were also shot. Details may changes but at this time it is being reported that as many as […]

Prepared Statement for The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from James B. Comey

Prepared Statement for The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from James B. Comey

Washington, DC…The following was released today ahead of the former FBI Director’s testimony tomorrow before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump […]

Homeland Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

Homeland Missile Defense System Successfully Intercepts ICBM Target

Washington, DC…The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense and U.S. Northern Command, today successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system. This […]

President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg, PA…While it was delivered 5 years before our country officially started celebrated Decoration Day which became Memorial Day. The Gettysburg Address remains one of the most eloquent of tributes to those who gave their all that we might be free. The “Bliss Copy” of his address “Four score and seven years ago our fathers […]

Mattis ‘Humbled’ by Selfless, Diverse U.S. Military Force

Mattis ‘Humbled’ by Selfless, Diverse U.S. Military Force

Washington, DC…Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said his recent presence at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, is an example of how Americans can help bridge political gaps. Mattis told CBS reporter John Dickerson today on Face the Nation that the 900-plus new Army officers who commissioned there this week come from all […]

President Trump’s Weekly Address, This Week He Talks Budgets

President Trump’s Weekly Address, This Week He Talks Budgets

Washington, DC…My fellow Americans, Each month families across the country work very, very hard to balance their budgets and to make the tough choices necessary to take care of their loved ones and to give their children opportunities they never had before. This is who we are as Americans – we take pride in leaving […]