ep 57: White Rage Is The New Bigfoot

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Episode 57 Cover ArtIN THE NEWS: RIP “RUMMY”; Field refutes SECDEF’s denial of CRT in the military; The Joint Chief Chair and the search for ‘white rage’; The other racial extremist; US troops don’t seek extremist content; Rep Crenshaw’s woke whistleblowers; Capitol Police using DoD tech to spy on Americans; US sneaks out of Bagram Air Base; And The Onion called it!; Complete withdrawal +/- 1,000; Surprise! US still can’t explain UFOs; Space Force says ‘good-bye’ to promotion tests; Update on the REAL Space Force; Sloppy maintenance and a smoldering F-22; But the drag queen show was a BIG success; The new cringe-worthy USAF fitness test; Army puts corporal before sergeant; Sticker shock at this Army-Navy country club; Report says Navy is woke first, mission-ready second; Marines train opening/closing White House door; Congress hasn’t paid the bill for ANG protection.

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NOTES:

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/06/30/former-defense-secretary-donald-rumsfeld-dies-at-88/

WOKE MILITARY

Congressman Exposes Critical Race Theory In Military Academies After Sec Def Denied Its Existence
https://thefederalist.com/2021/06/23/congressman-exposes-critical-race-theory-in-military-academies-after-secretary-of-defense-denied-its-existence/

Opinion | I’m a professor at a U.S. military academy. Here’s why I teach critical race theory.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/06/military-academies-should-teach-critical-race-theory/

Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley defends teaching ‘critical race theory’ at West Point
https://nypost.com/2021/06/23/gen-mark-milley-defends-teaching-critical-race-theory-at-west-point/

Mark Milley‘s Last Battle?
https://defense.info/dannys-corner/2021/07/mark-milley-s-last-battle/

Man accused of shooting Daytona Beach officer arrested near Atlanta
https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2021/06/26/statewide-manhunt-for-othal-wallace-ends-saturday-morning/

US Troops on Base Less Likely to Seek Extremist Content Than Americans in General, Study Finds
https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/06/us-troops-base-less-likely-seek-extremist-content-americans-general-study-finds/174949/

Crenshaw: Troops Wore ID with Race, Social Class in Diversity Training
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/02/dan-crenshaw-troops-fort-bliss-forced-wear-ids-race-social-class-during-diversity-training/

PENTAGON

Capitol Police to use Army surveillance system on Americans to ‘identify emerging threat’
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/10/capitol-police-use-army-surveillance-system-americ/

Press Statement for the U.S. Department of Defense Technology Loan to the U.S. Capitol Police
https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2685492/press-statement-for-the-us-department-of-defense-technology-loan-to-the-us-capi/

US military hands over Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years
https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2021/07/02/us-military-hands-over-bagram-airfield-to-afghans-after-nearly-20-years/

US kept exact details of Bagram exit from Afghan commander for OPSEC, says Pentagon spokesman
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/07/06/us-kept-exact-details-of-bagram-exit-from-afghan-commander-for-opsec-says-pentagon-spokesman/

The Onion Predicted America’s Middle Of The Night Pullout From Bagram In Afghanistan
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41418/the-onion-predicted-americas-pullout-from-bagram-in-afghanistan-in-the-middle-of-the-night

US military says withdrawal from Afghanistan 90% complete
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/06/us-military-says-withdrawal-afghanistan-90-complete.html

US days from completing formal Afghanistan withdrawal but up to 1,000 troops could remain
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/29/politics/afghanistan-accelerated-us-troop-pullout/index.html

U.S. Cannot Explain ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,’ But Do Not Rule Out Aliens
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/u-s-cannot-explain-unidentified-aerial-phenomena-but-do-not-rule-out-aliens/

Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20973253-uap-20210625

SPACE FORCE

Space Force ditches some promotion tests, moves toward boards for all NCOs
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/06/01/space-force-ditches-some-promotion-tests-moves-toward-boards-for-all-ncos/

Space Force (Netflix) Update:
https://collider.com/space-force-season-2-set-image-netflix/

AIR FORCE

Sloppy maintenance culture, multiple errors caused F-22 to overheat, investigation finds
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/07/09/sloppy-maintenance-culture-multiple-errors-caused-f-22-to-overheat-investigation-finds/

Exclusive — Nellis Air Force Base Hosts First-Ever Drag Queen Show: ‘Essential to the Morale, Readiness’
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/06/21/exclusive-nellis-air-force-base-hosts-first-ever-drag-queen-show-essential-morale-cohesion-readiness/

What You Need to Know About the Air Force’s Latest PT Changes
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/07/07/what-more-you-should-know-about-air-forces-latest-pt-changes.html

ARMY

All soldiers must now serve as corporals before promotion to sergeant
https://www.armytimes.com/2021/06/07/all-soldiers-must-now-serve-as-corporals-before-promotion-to-sergeant/

This Army Navy Country Club charges enlisted troops $77,700 to join — double the price for retired officers
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army-navy-country-club-enlisted-fees/

NAVY

Navy Brass Focused More on Wokeness than Warfighting: GOP Report
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/13/navy-brass-focused-more-on-wokeness-than-warfighting-gop-report/

MARINES

Why those US Marines were spotted opening and closing a White House door
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps/marine-sentries-white-house/

GUARD/RESERVE

Cash-Strapped National Guard Warns It Will Be Forced to Cancel Training, Ground Aircraft
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/22/cash-strapped-national-guard-warns-it-will-be-forced-cancel-training-ground-aircraft.html

Author: The Digression Podcast Guys
Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

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