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U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman OpEd on a ready Reserve Forces

The RRF functions as the nation’s emergency seafaring logistics arm, ready at a moment’s notice to support rapid worldwide deployment of U.S. military forces, namely, the Army and the Marine Corps. Until recently, for one reason or another — budget cuts, low prioritization, or finger pointing between the Services — the 46 ships of the RRF have atrophied with little resources allocated toward refurbishment and, worse, little thought given toward replacement. At an average age of 43 years old per ship, these critical resources and their mariners needed Congress to step up by providing a plan. We did.

American Commemoration for the Second Battle of the Marne

On 27 May, Mr. Eddy Geudens, President NDTA Benelux Chapter, Belgium, took part in Memorial Day Ceremonies at Belleau Cemetery, Belleau, France. High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part to remember the Battle of Belleau Wood, June 1 1918–a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. Marine Corps history.


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