Stories of soldiers malnourished while marching with Washington are proof of their heroic and noble dedication to a cause. Stories of them living like than in DC today? Not so much.
Could anyone have imagined, just a few short years ago, reading the news and coming across the following sentence in a news story :
Other meals the troops have received courtesy of a contractor selected by the Democrat run D.C. government are leaving the troops malnourished. — GatewayPundit
We send troops to OTHER parts of the world, hit by earthquakes and other natural disasters, bringing them medical care, food and water. What do you mean malnourished?
Did you ever imagine a day when that word would be used in a news article describing troops who have been called up to service as they are stationed, of all places, in Washington DC?
None of this is a good look.
Why the hell are they called to this dubious task of militarizing the Captiol anyway? The same politicans who told Trump he had better not call upon these troops to deal with violence, looting, and arson in the nation’s capitol last summer are now expected to protect our politicians from . . . whatever threat they claim is lurking out there . . . can’t even return the favor by protecting those troops from food poisoning.
‘Sad’ and ‘appalling’ don’t even BEGIN to describe the situation.
The @MINationalGuard provided this statement today:
"The firsthand accounts and pictures of undercooked food being served clearly shows that what is being given to Michigan’s service members is unacceptable."@GovWhitmer spoke with the Acting Sec. of Army about the situation pic.twitter.com/QEaa7G2fRB
— Brian Abel (@BrianAbelTV) March 2, 2021
From the interview:
A whistleblower is telling 7 Action News nearly 75 meals were thrown out Sunday after metal shavings were found, other meals showed up undercooked making soldiers sick.
A staff sergeant with the Michigan National Guard, whose identity 7 Action News is protecting, says the problem is not isolated.
“Yesterday, for instance, there were 74 different meals found with raw beef in them,” the sergeant said. “Just yesterday, the lunches were, soldiers had found metal shavings in their food.”
The food concerns going beyond quality – quantity is an issue as well. Breakfast is an example.
“You were getting maybe a Danish and some sort of juice,” the sergeant said. “And then we had certain days where it was clearly a dinner role and Sunny D.” –WXYZ
Here was the Michigan National Guard’s response.
The Michigan National Guard finds the reports of undercooked and poorly prepared food provided to our service members in Washington D.C. very concerning. The firsthand accoutns and pictures of undercooked food being served clearly shows what is being given to Michigan’s service members is unacceptable. As soon as the first reports were received, Governor Gretchdn Whitmer called Acting Secretary of the Army John E. Whitley to communicate Michigan’s concerns. Other Michigan senior leaders also engaged at the highest levels of the federal government to inform those in charge and to ensure that they knew of our displeasure with the conditions. Every assurance was given that the issue would be addressed and corrected.
The Post Inaugural Security Mission is a multi-state taskforce, including Michingan’s 1000 personnel, under the command and control of the Washington D.C. National Guard. A decision was made by the leadership in Washington, D.C., to provide contracted meal service for the troops there. This contract was awarded and ismonitored by the National Guard Bureau. Michigan’s Adjutant general has communicated all concerns directly to the Chief of the National Guard, General Daniel R. Hokanson, who has engaged to address the reported shortcomings of the current food service contract.
The health and wellbeing of our Michigan National Guard service members is paramount to their success as they continue to serve in missions in the United States and around the globe. Senior leaders of the Michigan National Guard will remain personally engaged with this issue and will continue to push for accountability and a solution to the ill-prepared meals being served.
The troops are scheduled to return back to Michigan shortly after March 12, the agreed upon end date for this deployment.
This is just the last in a series of insults and dropped balls since they showed up to DC to clean up the impact of Pelosi’s refusal to show as much interest in ‘fortifying’ security during a protest as her allies did in ‘fortifying’ the election in Joe’s favor.
Don’t think any of us have so quickly forgotten 5000 troops being ‘housed’ in a parking garage in sub-zero weather with a single washroom, no wifi, and a single electrical outlet between them. Eight States Pull National Guard Out Of D.C. After Parking Garage Debacle
Calling them home soon is good.
All of the states calling them ALL home immediately? From where we sit, that seems like that would be better. What do you think?
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