Army promotes suicide awareness with former soldier serving life sentence for massacre

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper marked the occasion by sending a Facebook message on Saturday to “encourage the entire Army community to support each other and encourage individuals to seek help.” Task & Purpose noted Esper’s message was…

Army official won’t get US immigration post after anti-Muslim tirades

A senior army official who posted anti-Muslim comments on Facebook has been taken out of contention for a top job at a US immigration agency. Guy Sands-Pingot was set to take over in mid-September at deputy director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency…

Report detailing lead poisoning in young children on army bases draws fire from lawmakers

Children in U.S. Army housing were found to have elevated levels of lead in their systems, prompting calls from lawmakers on Capitol Hill for immediate measures to fix the problem, which has been found to cause severe developmental problems. In a letter sent Friday to…

Mexican grandparents detained on 4th of July while trying to visit son-in-law serving in Army

A Mexican couple from Brooklyn was detained on July 4 outside the Army base at Fort Drum, near the border with Canada, where they had traveled to celebrate the holiday with their son-in-law before his deployment to Afghanistan. According to NBC New York, Concepcion and Margarito…

US Army Starts Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits

–A new Associated Press report exposes that the US army has started to quietly discharge immigrant recruits on a path to citizenship https://apnews.com/38334c4d061e493fb108bd975b5a1a5d -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow David on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman -Follow the show on…

Gay couple sought immigration marriage waiver, now faces deportation

Army Captain Tim Brown and his husband, Sergio Avila-Rodriguez, are learning just how complicated, flawed, and untrustworthy the U.S. immigration system is. Avila-Rodriguez was brought to the United States illegally from Honduras in 2001 at age 7 by his uncle. Last week, when he and…

US Vet With PTSD Deported After 2 Tours In Afghanistan

A US Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan has been deported to Mexico, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The deportation follows an earlier decision by US authorities to deny Miguel Perez’s citizenship application because of a felony drug conviction, despite his service…