October 10, 2012
Scores of commandos, sailors and paratroopers in their uniforms gathered in Athens on the day of the German Chancellor’s visit – but not to help with keeping the peace. Instead, they staged a march, chanting “Merkel, out of Greece!”
Marching in formation, they also chanted “Together, together, Nazis get out!”
The crowd in the street supported the reservists with rousing cheers. Many of the viewers joined the protesters in their disciplined [...]
Reservists drafted at no notice, Air Force, Central Command and other IDF units were flown to Israel’s northern Golan border early Wednesday, Sept. 19, for a surprise exercise called by Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz under the codename “National Asset.”
IDF launches surprise live-fire drill in Golan Heights
As part of the exercise, troops were dispatched by air from central part of the country to the Israeli-controlled part of the [...]
About 60,000 active-duty troops and reservists owe the IRS roughly $390 million in back taxes, in part because of confusion caused by frequent overseas deployments and address changes.
“Military tax returns are a little more complicated,” said Theresa Buchholz, a tax research analyst with H&R Block Tax Services in Kansas City, Mo.
Among the reasons servicemembers are susceptible to tax troubles:
•Confusion over eligibility rules for a tax break on income earned while serving in [...]
A recent Army health report draws an alarming profile of a fighting force more prone to inexcusable violence amid an “epidemic” of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the mental breakdown attracting speculation as a factor in a massacre of Afghan civilians this month.
Based on an exhaustive study of nearly 500,000 soldiers, reservists and veterans, the report finds that troops are more likely to commit suicide and violent sex offenses, and notes that as [...]
The Marine Corps Times previews its cover story about anti-Obama Marines at their ‘Battle Rattle’ blog.
According to the article, of the 792 active-duty troops and mobilized reservists who responded to this year’s Military Times Poll, 44 percent said that they disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as commander in chief.