Online:
Visits:
Stories:
Profile image
By AmmoLand (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Trump: America Will Stand With Those Who Stand for Freedom

Monday, February 13, 2017 18:57
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

President Donald J. Trump and Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, spend a few minutes with troops on their way to today's press briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 6, 2017. President Trump visited Centcom headquarters to discuss issues relevant to the command’s area of responsibility. U.S. Central Command photo by Marine Corps Sgt. Alan BelserPresident Donald J. Trump and Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, spend a few minutes with troops on their way to today’s press briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 6, 2017. President Trump visited Centcom headquarters to discuss issues relevant to the command’s area of responsibility. U.S. Central Command photo by Marine Corps Sgt. Alan Belser Department of DefenseDepartment of Defense

WASHINGTON, DC — -(Ammoland.com)- The United States will stand with those who stand in the defense of freedom, President Donald J. Trump told service members at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

The president visited U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command personnel and received briefings from Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel and Army Gen. Raymond Thomas.

The two commands work hand-in-hand to protect America and its vital interests. Special Operations Command has a worldwide mission. U.S. Central Command is especially focused on the threats emanating from the Middle East and Central Asia.

Gratitude

Trump visited the base to express his and the nation’s gratitude to the men and women of the commands. He also wanted to recognize the military families and spouses who shoulder the burdens of war.

“I want every military family in this country to know that our administration is at your service,” he said. “We stand with you 100 percent. We will protect those who protect us, and we will never, ever let you down.”

The president also thanked the representatives of the 52 nations in the coalition that work with personnel at Centcom. He said the nation is “very proudly standing with you.”

Protecting the United States and its vital interests was at the heart of Trump’s remarks at the base. He said he has no higher responsibility than the protection of the American people.

“Each and every one of you is central to that mission,” the president said. “The men and women serving in Centcom and Socom have poured out their hearts and souls for this country.”

The sacrifices that service members and their civilian support make are real, the president said.

“You’ve shed your blood across continents and oceans,” he said. “You’ve engaged the enemy on distant battlefields, toiled in the burning heat and bitter cold and sacrificed everything so that we can remain safe and strong and free.”

He promised to not forget those sacrifices.

Promises Tools, Equipment

He also promised to provide the tools, equipment, resources, training and supplies needed to accomplish the missions given to the commands.

“We are going to be making a really historic investment in the armed forces of the United States and show the entire world that America stands with those who stand in defense of freedom,” Trump said.

The United States will support its allies, but the president said he also wants partner nations “to pay their fair share.”

Trump added, “We strongly support NATO. We only ask that all the NATO members make their full and proper financial contributions to the NATO alliance, which many of them have not been doing.”

Centcom and Socom are central to the fight against radical Islamic terrorism, the president said.

“We are up against an enemy that celebrates death, and totally worships destruction,” Trump said. “[The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world. Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino.”

The president’s message to those forces of death and destruction is simple: “America and its allies will defeat you,” he said. “We will not allow it to take root in our country.”

(Follow Jim Garamone on Twitter: @GaramoneDoDNews)

This post Trump: America Will Stand With Those Who Stand for Freedom appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News .



Source: http://www.ammoland.com/2017/02/trump-america-will-stand-stand-freedom/

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories
 

Featured

 

Top Global

 

Top Alternative

 

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.