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BREAKING: Disney Star Who Gave Up Acting Career To Become Green Beret Found Dead – Shocking Details Emerge

Wow. Rest in Peace, Soldier.

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In what is sure to bring much sorrow it’s now being reported that Michael Mantenuto who was a hockey player and Disney actor has been found dead in his car this past Monday of an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was a gifted a hockey player and had a successful career in Hollywood before deciding to leave it all in order to enlist in the United States Army.

He played hockey for the university of Maine. But as a junior in college, he transferred to the University of Massachusetts at Boston to take up Drama Studies. A few months later Disney began casting actors for a film adaptation of the 1980 U.S. hockey team’s game against Russia. Of course, he was a shoe in for the part, which he got hands down.

MIRACLE, Michael Mantenuto, Billy Schneider, Chris Koch, 2004, (c) Buena Vista/Courtesy Everett Collection

Mantenuto then kept acting for a few years. He was in movies which included the 2006 “Dirtbags” and the 2008 “Surfer, Dude.” He later started to question the movie star lifestyle and began to feel he was meant for something more. Seeing as how Hollywierd is nowadays no one can blame him. So he enlisted in the United States Army where he went on to become a Green Berret. He served our nation proudly in the 1st Special Forces Group.

This seems to be the just one of the many stories we hear about on a daily basis. Another dead American Hero thanks to our own government’s ineptitude at providing help for the very heroes who put their lives on the line so the rest of us can live in peace. Sadly war is a part of life in a violent world such as ours where we have a billion people who belong to a cult religion that promises 72 virgins to any male who kills us infidels. But this should be a lesson of us all, as a society need to be more helpful and in tune when these soldiers come back from war zones and need help adjusting to life back at home.

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USA Today Reports:

“The Pentagon reported Friday that 265 active-duty servicemembers killed themselves last year, continuing a trend of unusually high suicide rates that have plagued the U.S. military for at least seven years.

The number of suicides among troops was 145 in 2001 and began a steady increase until more than doubling to 321 in 2012, the worst year in recent history for servicemembers killing themselves.

The suicide rate for the Army that year was nearly 30 suicides per 100,000 soldiers, well above the national rate of 12.5 per 100,000 for 2012.

Military suicides dropped 20% the year after that, and then held roughly steady at numbers significantly higher than during the early 2000s. The 265 suicides last year compares with 273 in 2014 and 254 in 2013. By contrast, from 2001 through 2007, suicides never exceeded 197.

“Suicide prevention remains a top priority, and the Department will continue its efforts to reduce deaths by suicide among its servicemembers,” said Marine Lt. Col. Hermes Gabrielle, a Pentagon spokeswoman. “Reducing suicide risk entails creating a climate that encourages servicemembers to seek help, reducing access to lethal means and broadening communication and awareness to servicemembers and their families.”

Among efforts by the military to combat suicide was a $50 million, long-term study by the Army that eventually produced algorithms for predicting what group of soldiers is most likely to commit suicide. The Department of Veterans Affairs has embraced the science and will soon launch a pilot program for helping its therapists concentrate efforts on those veterans with strong self-destructive tendencies.

The increase in suicide in the military was driven largely by the Army, where suicides rose sharply from 45 in 2001 to 165 in 2012. The Army reported 120 suicides last year, the same as in 2013 and down from 124 in 2014.
Data released Friday also show that suicides among reserve troops — reservists in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps and the National Guard — were 210 last year. That is an increase from 170 suicides in 2014 but down from 220 suicides in 2013.”

U.S. troops have been at war since 2001 in Afghanistan, and fought in the Iraq war from 2003 to 2011.”

Thank You for your service and may God bless You Michael Mantenuto, Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten!

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Wow! Here Are Our Military’s Newest And Planned Vehicles

Some badass gear right here!

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We recently reported on our military’s new weapon systems. So let’s look at our military’s newest and upcoming vehicles.

Planes and Helicopters

Vertical Take-off Drone

There are two types of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone at the moment: the Arcturus T-20 and T-16 have vertical lift motors and rotors of a quadcopter. And the Martin UAV takes off vertically like a Harrier jet.

EA-18G Growler Electronic Attack Aircraft

A variant of the F/A-18F Super Horne, this is an airborne electronic attack (AEA) jet that

Provides tactical jamming and electronic protection to U.S. military forces and allies around the world.

Army Dual-Rotor Drone for Casualty-Evacuation

The DP14 Hawk Drone resembles a miniature CH-47 Chinook helicopter and can carry 430 pounds in its six-foot by 20-inch cargo space for about 2.4 hours.

Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN)

A prototype of the TERN is due by November, 2017, and will be

Able to operate from small forward-deployed ships and is expected to combine vertical takeoff and landing with the ability to fly long distances like fix-winged UAVs.

 Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor

This is a tiltrotor vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft. It is the

First new American tiltrotor since the MV-22 Osprey and a candidate to replace the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter

Army’s Hoverbike Prototype

The hoverbike is basically a re-supply drone that looks similar to that flown in George Lucas’ movie, “Return of the Jedi”.

Ground Vehicles

Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

This new multi-purpose truck has a

Hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered chassis that executives say could allow the U.S. military to move equipment and supplies around the battlefield more efficiently and safely.

And it will be flexible enough to be driven by remote control, human, or become a “autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) or drone!

 LAV-25 Light Armored Vehicle

This innovative multi-purpose vehicle is designed to be used by the U.S. Marine Corps. It will operate with six different mission roles: ‘Anti Tank, command and Control, Mortar, Recovery, Logistics, and Electronic Warfare).”

Ships

 U.S. Navy’s Sea Hunter Drone

This unique vessel is a 40-meter trimaran designed to conduct antisubmarine warfare. Although its capability is not fully released, it is

Said to be capable of patrols of up to seventy days at a bewildering distance of ten thousand nautical miles.

Combatant Craft Assault Boat

This vessel is a

Stealthy multi-role watercraft designed to replace U.S. Special Operations Command’s smaller MkV Special Operations Craft and Naval Special Warfare Rigid Inflatable Boats for “inserting and extracting SOF in low-to-medium threat environment.”

High speed boarding trials of Barracuda alongside Irish Naval …

Here's a cool video of Barracuda undergoing high speed boarding trials at over 20kts alongside an Irish Naval ship, special thanks to IMERC and the Irish Naval service for their collaboration.

Posted by Safehaven Marine on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Virginia-class Attack Submarine

This class of submarines has replaced the decommissioned Los Angeles-class submarines. It is planned to be built

Through 2043, and expected to remain in service past 2060. Based on recent updates to the designs, some of the Virginia-class submarines are expected to still be in service in 2070. So there you have it.

It’s kind of exciting, isn’t it?

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BREAKING: Homeland Security On HIGH ALERT After Who Just Went Missing Within The U.S. And It’s BAD

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One-hundred-and-fifty people brought to the U.S. for military training have gone absent without leave (AWOL) and they could be dangerous. Over ten of them are missing and could be lurking anywhere in America. The people brought over are Afghan troops who were supposed to receive training, but since arriving as far back as 2005, they’ve gone AWOL or vanished completely. Some live as illegal immigrants. Other’s haven’t been found at all. There’s at least 13 still missing and it doesn’t seem like anyone has any leads on their whereabouts.

A major part of the problem is that the imported soldiers don’t go through an interview process nor are they required to register as an alien upon their arrival in the United States. It’s reported, by Washington Post, that people usually go through the interview and alien registration process, but it seems like the Afghan troops are exempt from both procedures.

The Washington Times reported:

More than 150 Afghan troops brought to the U.S. for military training have gone AWOL since 2005, with 13 of them still unaccounted for and perhaps living as here illegal immigrants now, an inspector general said in a new report Friday.
Part of the problem is that the U.S. never puts the trainees through an in-person interview and exempts them from registering as aliens when they arrive — both steps that other visitors would normally have to go through.


In-person interviews and requiring the troops to register beforehand would help the government gauge whether someone is likely to go absent without leave, and would give immigration officers information about relatives in the U.S. as starting points when someone does go AWOL, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said.

But the State Department rejected those suggestions.


The audit said that while no acts of terrorism have yet been traced to the trainees, immigration agents say they’re worried because a number who go AWOL end up trying to claim asylum in the U.S., stymieing any national security investigation into their behavior.
Beyond the potential danger, American taxpayers also miss out on the investment in the troops

There’s two main concerns when troops from other countries go missing without leave. The first problem is that they could be dangerously lurking in the country and no one really knows who they are or where they’re at. That’s potentially dangerous in terms of terrorism or other forms of attacks. It’s quoted above as there not being any acts of terrorism linked to trainees, which is good. It makes sense for the trainees who went AWOL to not commit any crime if they simply came here to secretly start a new life in asylum.

The second problem is that money has been wasted bringing them here and then needing to find replacements as necessary. It’s not cheap to fly people from Afghanistan to America, so imagine how many extra flights there may have been thanks to people going missing and our government not having much of an idea of where they are, who they’re with, or what they’re doing.

The Washington Times went on:

Investigators identified 152 Afghan trainees who have gone absent without leave under the training program. Seventy of them fled the U.S., 39 managed to obtain legal status here, three returned to duty, 27 were arrested and put in deportation proceedings, and 13 remain unaccounted for.


The largest number disappeared from training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, but four went AWOL from training in D.C., three disappeared from Quantico, Virginia, and one from Arlington.


The State Department and Homeland Security said they don’t think there’s a reason to be concerned.


State officials said they don’t want to do in-person interviews before issuing visas to Afghan troops, and said they’re not convinced of the importance of full registration either.

It’s slightly bizarre to see Afghan soldiers fly to America, then flee the country. Almost 40 Afghan troops gained legal status in America, which is great because they followed the laws – thank you for that. Learning that 3  soldiers returned to duty is very noble and let’s hope they remain loyal to the job they signed up for.

What is definitely alarming is that State officials do not want interviews or full registration. That doesn’t make much sense if you ask a regular everyday person. When your country brings soldiers from another country over for training, and they start disappearing, then it’s time to take roll more effectively than ever. One simply does not permit random people into their country and not keep tabs on them.

Call it crazy, but they may want to consider the interviews and full interviews with which one might determine the soldier is bound to haul off once they hit pay dirt in America.

Should there be more strict vetting upon everyone entering the country? For the people who are against extreme vetting – how would you ensure someone entering American is safe to have as an overnight guest?

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BREAKING: Trump Just ENDED It For Every NASTY Liberal Who Crossed Him In One INCREDIBLE Call

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Liberals’ latest attack on President Donald Trump in a desperate effort to take him down was to claim that he made insensitive remarks to a Gold Star family after their black soldier son was killed in the line of duty. The left has reached such a level of depravity that they are actually using this family as their political tools, who they will soon toss to the side as soon as they get their mileage out it. That family could soon be learning how liberals really feel about their pain and loss, now that Trump has just ended this fake controversy that liberals created with the release of a leaked call he recently made to the family of a Special Forces soldier.

It’s very clear who has no respect for our military and it’s not Trump. Leave it to liberals to use tragedy to their advantage and this case is no different. Trump just proved how he really feels when a soldier’s life is lost while fighting for our country and it’s nothing like what his detractors have been saying about it over the last week.

Natasha De Alencar tragically lost her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar back in April while he was in the line of duty. After hearing what happened, Trump picked up the phone to reach out to the widow, in the same way he did with this Gold Star family at the center of liberal’s controversy. While the twisted what the president said as being insensitive and rude, simply so they could have something to be used against him, another family in this same situation had a much different reaction to what he had to say to them, and it’s not what liberals want to hear right now.

De Alencar released the footage which proves what an incredible president we now have, especially compared to his predecessor who didn’t make time to share his condolences with Gold Star families.

“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a, what a horrible thing – except that he’s an unbelievable hero. You know, all of the people that served with him are saying how incredible he was,” Trump told Natasha during the exchange shared with the Washington Post. “Everyone tells me how great he was,” Trump added. “He was the boss … He was their friend. They all loved him.

“I’m glad that you got to hear a little bit about him, sir, Natasha replied to the president. “My husband is, to me, he was already my hero. We’ve been together 15 years, five children.”

This wasn’t all the widow had to say. She was so deeply touched by the fact that he took the time to call her and what he had to say during that conversation, that she wanted to set the record straight to all who say otherwise.

The Daily Mail reports:

When the mother of five went into detail discussing the successes of her children, the President inquired further and asked about her eldest son’s scholarship and experience playing football for Missouri Valley College.

The conversation also led to the commander-in-chief offering Natasha an invitation to the Oval Office.

The seemingly pleasant interaction was filmed by one of Natasha’s children, while Trump told the widowed mother to tell the rest of the kids in the room that ‘their father was a great hero’ who he greatly ‘respected’.

After their lengthy call where the president was far more involved and interested in her husband, her family, and their lives, De Alencar said that Trump “was a great guy, he was a boss.” This is a long shot from what the left has claimed of him, perhaps in part to cover up Barack Obama’s constant lack of compassion for fallen soldiers and their families.

“On Thursday, White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, defended Trump after he received criticism from Congresswoman Frederica Wilson – who listened in on another one of the President’s phone calls with a Gold Star family,” Mail Online reported. “Wilson accused the President of making ‘insensitive’ remarks during the condolence call.”

“Kelly, who lost his own son in Afghanistan back in 2010, appeared somber while speaking on the matter at a press conference. ‘It stuns me that a Member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. I thought at least that was sacred,’ Kelly said in the statement.”

Nothing is “sacred” to liberals who will kneel for our flag that these soldiers died defending. They will invade other people’s privacy, like this congresswoman did, just to get one over on Trump. The loss that the Gold Star family is suffering right now is not even respected since it’s being used for their gain and that’s what’s truly sick and disrespectful…not what they twisted about what Trump said in a compassionate call to them and all other families of fallen soldiers.

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