Military backslides on ethnic diversity

Feb 17, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Plymouth Township Observer

In this Jan. 23, 1942 file photo, Maj. James Ellison, left, returns the salute of cadet Mac Ross of Dayton, Ohio, as he inspects cadets at the Basic and Advanced Flying School for Negro Air Corps Cadets at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Ala.

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Jim

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 17, 2014
justhefacts

Norristown, PA

#2 Feb 18, 2014
Now read the twisted lies from Liberal Democrat News paper NY Times

Report: Too many whites, men leading military
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/03/ap-mili...

“WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.” Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women

http://www.statisticbrain.com/women-in-the-mi...

Now in context facts… If the Women officers are at 16% and they are only 14.6% of the Military then the Lib Democrats and Obama again fooling Americans out acting like white women are not equally awarded to be offices. All this to get the women’s votes

Total number of women in the militarily 214,098 ….14.6%
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/24/us/military-wom...
justhefacts

Norristown, PA

#3 Feb 18, 2014
Military
http://m.reporternews.com/news/2010/dec/21/ma...
The report by The Education Trust found that 23 percent of recent high school graduates don’t get the minimum score needed on the enlistment test to join any branch of the military. Questions are often basic, such as:“If 2 plus x equals 4, what is the value of x?”

The military exam results are also worrisome because the test is given to a limited pool of people: Pentagon data shows that 75 percent of those aged 17 to 24 don’t even qualify to take the test because they are physically unfit, have a criminal record or didn’t graduate high school.
Nearly 40 percent of black students and 30 percent of Hispanics don’t pass, compared with 16 percent of whites.

The average score for blacks is 38 and for Hispanics is 44, compared to whites’ average score of 55.

So because of the minorities Ignorance the U.S. is in BIG trouble defending the country being that 50.4% of U.S. births in 2011 were minorities. And HS grad rates are BAD!!!!
Imagine 25 years from now. What pisses me off is the passing of the torch. Whites built this great country and all the minorities have to do is keep it running is GO TO SCHOOL and Graduate!!!!

I remember when the Black Panthers in the 60s going down the streets yelling,“Wait to we run this Country”

WTF its 2014 and you Blacks cant even get through H.S.

This proves again that Blacks no matter what part of the planet they go to no other culture or society likes them. Even when you give Blacks a the biggest FREE advantage in being handed the greatest largest Militarily on the Planet Blacks are too stupid in Mass to create anything on there own let alone keep it going..
The Old Cold Warrior

Brookville, OH

#4 Feb 18, 2014
The US military has always provided challenges and opportunities for young men and then young women, white or black, and that is a fact. Black NCOs and officers bettered themselves and rose above those dumb mean ghetto thugs, and became more civilized and less dumb. Military people have always done more multicultural mingling than college-friend liberals have done, out of military necessity and not just for fame and fun. Most of these PC MSNBC creeps and peeps and academics who pout and shout, don't have the slightest idea what they are babbling about. The military has never had them smilin' on Manhattan Island. You see, I can honestly admit that many of these black NCOs and officers were better and smarter and worked a lot harder than me.
justhefacts

Norristown, PA

#5 Feb 18, 2014
The Old Cold Warrior wrote:
The US military has always provided challenges and opportunities for young men and then young women, white or black, and that is a fact. Black NCOs and officers bettered themselves and rose above those dumb mean ghetto thugs, and became more civilized and less dumb. Military people have always done more multicultural mingling than college-friend liberals have done, out of military necessity and not just for fame and fun. Most of these PC MSNBC creeps and peeps and academics who pout and shout, don't have the slightest idea what they are babbling about. The military has never had them smilin' on Manhattan Island. You see, I can honestly admit that many of these black NCOs and officers were better and smarter and worked a lot harder than me.
I agree 100% What kills the Blacks from making in the states is too many other Blacks holding that other black back
engle-

Carrollton, OH

#6 Feb 19, 2014
2-15-14

Air Force will take ‘appropriate action’ over viral POW/MIA emblem photo

"WASHINGTON — The Air Force is “disappointed” in the airman who appeared in a photo that is being circulated of her posing with her tongue in the mouth of the prisoner of war depicted on the iconic black-and-white POW/MIA emblem.

Joe Davis, a spokesman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was not amused by the photo.

“There is nothing funny about [being] disrespectful and crude,” he said.

Ann Mills-Griffiths, the chairman of the board of the National League of POW/MIA Families, also criticized it.

“We find [the photo] as appalling and disgusting [as others who have seen it], not to mention disrespectful and crude,” said Mills-Griffiths, the sister of a Navy Reserve officer listed as missing over North Vietnam.“It is hard to fathom why anyone would do such a thing, and in speaking for all the families, it is offensive!”"
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/air-force-will...

SMH
justhefacts

Norristown, PA

#7 Feb 19, 2014
engle- wrote:
2-15-14 Air Force will take ‘appropriate action’ over viral POW/MIA emblem photo
"WASHINGTON — The Air Force is “disappointed” in the airman who appeared in a photo that is being circulated of her posing with her tongue in the mouth of the prisoner of war depicted on the iconic black-and-white POW/MIA emblem. Joe Davis, a spokesman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was not amused by the photo.“There is nothing funny about [being] disrespectful and crude,” he said. Ann Mills-Griffiths, the chairman of the board of the National League of POW/MIA Families, also criticized it.“We find [the photo] as appalling and disgusting [as others who have seen it], not to mention disrespectful and crude,” said Mills-Griffiths, the sister of a Navy Reserve officer listed as missing over North Vietnam.“It is hard to fathom why anyone would do such a thing, and in speaking for all the families, it is offensive!”"
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/air-force-will... -
I have a problem with Liberal democrat news in these matters even though this doesn’t look good for our forces Lets use some logic, for instance the average age on an aircraft carries is 18.. Look at many other soldiers male and female that got in trouble about belittling a prisoner.. The Democrats thinks this is so bad and they are against wars, left over freaking hippies.

Let me see a suburban Dem fight for this country while they sit back and enjoy what our soldiers do for all of us.. Think the average for a soldier is 21, just a kid a few years ago and look at what we ask from them. So if they want to blow off some steam so be it..
Masud_S_Hoghughi __

London, UK

#8 Feb 19, 2014
the military doesn't want too many kneegros in it due to their low IQs.........
Hero

Fairborn, OH

#9 Feb 19, 2014
I hate seeing our great military being destroyed-we need equal opportunity for all not quotas.
engle-

Carrollton, OH

#11 Feb 19, 2014
justhefacts wrote:
<quoted text>
I have a problem with Liberal democrat news in these matters even though this doesn’t look good for our forces Lets use some logic, for instance the average age on an aircraft carries is 18.. Look at many other soldiers male and female that got in trouble about belittling a prisoner.. The Democrats thinks this is so bad and they are against wars, left over freaking hippies.
Let me see a suburban Dem fight for this country while they sit back and enjoy what our soldiers do for all of us.. Think the average for a soldier is 21, just a kid a few years ago and look at what we ask from them. So if they want to blow off some steam so be it..
You don't say.

GFYS

I hope they toss the sh*t bag out on her filthy ass. I hope they crucify the c***t.
engle-

Carrollton, OH

#12 Feb 19, 2014
Photo of airman kissing POW-MIA symbol causes uproar

http://www.airforcetimes.com/comments/article...

Nasty filthy skank.
engle-

Carrollton, OH

#13 Feb 19, 2014
The Occupant in Chief will settle for nothing less until he destroys this country's Military. He and every other liberal crony who will not rest until they do.

If the Occupant in the White house had another daughter, she would look like Cherish Byers.
engle-

Carrollton, OH

#14 Feb 19, 2014
Last time that I checked, we have a volunteer Military and not the draft. The Cherish Byers join of their own volition, the tax payer footing the bill, so that they can turn around and disgrace the uniform and give the finger to anyone who dares to say that their behavior is unacceptable.

Cherish Byers is the poster child for the Obama youth.

The best and brightest of our Armed Forces are leaving because they know what the future holds under the Occupant in the White Houses leadership. And then we have the Cherish Byers who who think it's a real hoot to take a photo op, licking the face on the POW/MIA emblem photo.

This country is dire trouble unless people wake up.

"America elected a monster."
CMS

Fairborn, OH

#20 Feb 19, 2014
I avoid Detroit, St Louis and other cities where I feel threatened and I feel sorry for the law abiding citizens. Did you see where the black Detroit police chief believes in law abiding citizens carrying guns for protection?

“>3 =O”

Since: Mar 12

los angeles

#23 Feb 19, 2014
I only joined for college money, I could care less about the shitty, racist people in this country, white or not. I only defended it because it is my job, not for the people in it. Years are almost up, and i'm almost done with school, after that im out.
The Old Cold Warrior

Englewood, OH

#25 Feb 19, 2014
Okay, after 50 years, having read the books and seen the movies and the TVs and the boohooing 'Nam-Vet interviews: I am just about 'Named out. It's time to retire those ugly-assed POW-MIA flags and quit flying them under the national flag that should be flown alone. Those POW-MIA flags can be displayed on walls if local folks choose to do so, without pressure from veterans or media 'hos. I detest peeps and creeps who compete in compassion and patriotism contests. Cell phones and digital cameras enable and encourage, but do not excuse, people from doing dumb and typing with their thumbs...although they could and should wait for at least one day, until they sober up if not grow up, until they post it or send it away; before they dread what they have spread. Texting and tweeting and twittering bullshitters type dumb with their thumbs, sharing and spreading their instant emotional silly stupid thoughts...and then are sorry when peeps and creeps object, react and respond. Oh, I am still looking for lovely young friendly female interns who are willing to follow orders and learn; and after they perform and pose without close, they may even earn.
Stoned Mountain

Atlanta, GA

#26 Feb 19, 2014
Air Force nuclear unit fails key security test -

I think Obama put this fake story out to get a reaction. Why let everyone know?

WASHINGTON (AP)— An Air Force unit that operates one-third of the nation's land-based nuclear missiles has failed a safety and security inspection, marking the second major setback this year for a force charged with the military's most sensitive mission, the general in charge of the nuclear air force told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Lt. Gen. James M. Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, said a team of "relatively low-ranking" airmen failed one exercise as part of a broader inspection, which began last week and ended Tuesday. He said that for security reasons he could not be specific about the team or the exercise.

"This unit fumbled on this exercise," Kowalski said by telephone from his headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., adding that this did not call into question the safety or control of nuclear weapons at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

"The team did not demonstrate the right procedures," he said, and as a result was rated a failure.

To elaborate "could reveal a potential vulnerability" in the force, Kowalski said.

In a written statement on its website, Kowalski's command said there had been "tactical-level errors" in the snap exercise, revealing "discrepancies."

Without more details it is difficult to reliably judge the extent and severity of the problem uncovered at Malmstrom, home of the 341st Missile Wing, which is one of three nuclear missile wings. Each wing operates 150 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, on alert for potential launch against targets around the globe.

On Capitol Hill, a spokesman for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said that "two troubling inspections in a row at two different missile wings is unacceptable" to McKeon.

"It is his sense that the Air Force must refocus on the nuclear mission," spokesman John Noonan said. "The Air Force should hold failed leadership at the group and wing level accountable, recommit itself from the top down to the nuclear deterrent mission, and ensure a daily focus on its centrality to our nation's security."

In response to word of the failed inspection, the press secretary for the Pentagon, George Little, said the bottom line for nuclear forces hasn't changed: "Our nuclear forces remain fully capable and ready."

"While the fact that the unit made errors during this exercise is disappointing, this type of exercise is designed to push people to their limits and learn how to improve," Little said.

Asked whether the Air Force intends to take disciplinary action against anyone for the inspection failure, Kowalski said the Air Force is "looking into it." Overall, the 341st wing "did well," he said, earning ratings of excellent or outstanding in the majority of the 13 areas in which it was graded by inspectors. Those areas include management, administration, safety, security, emergency exercises, worker reliability and other facets of a mission that relies on teams of officers and enlisted personnel.

More@ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/apnewsbreak-nu...
Greytech

Portsmouth, OH

#27 Feb 19, 2014
Yeah, that's what we need! Fight a war while the spear-chuckers sit around eating water melon!
The Old Cold Warrior

Farmersville, OH

#30 Feb 19, 2014
At Fort Polk University, our multicolored Drill Sergeant's were all equally insensitive and mean! They didn't listen to our excuses or whining or bitchin', but yelled to tell us that we were equally green! They exemplified duty, honor, honesty and bravery; never babbling or bitching or preaching or teaching us about the legacies of discrimination, prejudice, poverty, racism or slavery! And we all shared and slept inside the same big cream-colored green-roofed two-story house!
The Duke of Hazard

West Milton, OH

#34 Feb 21, 2014
The Cold War is over!

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