US Army continues to groom children for war

U.S. Army soldiers shoot the Javelin, an anti-tank weapon, at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, on July 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Kirby)

U.S. Army soldiers shoot the Javelin, an anti-tank weapon, at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, on July 28, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Kirby)

 

Mass texts from military recruiter surprises some Brownsburg families

“BROWNSBURG, Ind. (WTHR) — When Nancy Baker’s phone went off Monday night, alerting her a text message had come through, she thought something bad had happened.

“I immediately thought I was hacked,” Baker said.

“That’s because on her phone wasn’t just one message, there were close to a hundred.

“I was just scrolling through and I was like, ‘What are all these phone numbers? Who are these people?'”

“Turns out those people were nearly 200 parents, like Baker, of Brownsburg High School students. Baker’s son, Michael, is a junior this year.

“The original text message was part of a group text from a recruiter with the United States Army…” Read more: Mass texts from military recruiter surprises some Brownsburg families https://www.wthr.com/article/mass-texts-from-military-recruiter-surprises-some-brownsburg-families

Army recruitment texts https://youtu.be/MrRbAxJhjbU

 

Why the US military is facing a massive recruitment crisis https://youtu.be/EPV4ptwKiMU

 

Why the US military is on the brink of a recruitment crisis

“Approximately 71 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24, the military’s main recruitment source, are ineligible to serve, according to the Pentagon…” Read more: Why the US military is on the brink of a recruitment crisis
http://komonews.com/news/nation-world/why-the-us-military-is-on-the-brink-of-a-recruitment-crisis

Should We End Military Recruiting in High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health?

“Recruiters for the various US armed forces have free access to our nation’s high schools, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Military recruiter behaviors are disturbingly similar to predatory grooming…” Read more: Should We End Military Recruiting in High Schools as a Matter of Child Protection and Public Health? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3000735/

Florida shooter was a ‘good shot’ on US Army JROTC high school rifle team

“Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. Former JROTC cadets told The Associated Press that Cruz was a member of the small varsity marksmanship team that trained together after class and traveled to other area schools to compete…

“The more than 1,700 high school JROTC programs nationally also receive financial support from the U.S. military and are typically supervised by retired officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The military collaborates with school systems on the training curriculum, which includes marching drills, athletic competitions and shooting teams. Cadets wear military uniforms with ranks and insignias similar to those of the military branch with which they are affiliated…

“Cruz talked of wanting to join the Army after graduation and become an elite special forces soldier, a dream potentially derailed by his expulsion…” Read more: Florida shooter was a ‘good shot’ on US Army JROTC high school rifle team https://ajmacdonaldjr.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/florida-shooter-was-a-good-shot-on-us-army-jrotc-high-school-rifle-team/

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