NNOMY News October 25, 2019 - Teaching invasion: The Army JROTC "Raider Nationals"


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NNOMY News October 25, 2019 - Teaching invasion: The Army JROTC "Raider Nationals"

"Opposed to popular belief, JROTC is not a military recruitment program; it is a leadership and character development program building the next generation of leaders for any industry. JROTC equips student leaders to: Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce."

Alabama JROTC



Teaching Invasion: U.S. Army National Raider Championships

"While JROTC is not a military-preparation program, it does have some military overtones. In addition to regularly wearing a military-inspired uniform, there are also classes in physical fitness, drill instruction, military customs and courtesy, and military history – all of which are taught by retired military personnel." >

Ronald D. Kness Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) 34th ID, MN ARNG

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Thank you Summit attendees!

Dear Friends of Truth in Recruitment,

Thank you everyone who attended Truth in Recruitment's (TIR) Summit on Youth and the Military on October 12! It was a big success, and your participation means a lot to us. We hope that you gained more understanding of the Selective Service System, military recruitment in local schools, as well as the issues of deported veterans, and that you found the discussion helpful and informative.

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In Times of War - Please Share on your social media

TV Fallout is a new series of video shorts that excavates video, film, and animation clips and recontextualizes them as powerful antiwar statements, and back-door counter-recruitment messages about the costs of war.

Watch now | 1:11 minutes




Podcast: Mike Wong, “All of a sudden, this all became very real”

Courage to Resist | Vietnam Full Disclosure - “They would get us in these classrooms and have these propaganda lectures on why you should go and fight in Vietnam, and it was basically, “You’re an American. You’re an American soldier. Be a man. Go over and kill innocent people.” It’s like, so being a man means that you have a moral obligation to murder babies? Is that what being a man means?”

Listen | 31:21 minutes



Waging Peace in Vietnam

In the Spring of 2018 this exhibit opened at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, in South Bend, Indiana and at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam. It is currently touring both the United States and Vietnam.

The exhibit informs scholars, students and the general public that as America escalated the number of troops engaged in the Vietnam War, thousands of our soldiers, sailors and pilots refused to fight, sail and fly more bombing missions. Active-duty soldiers and veterans had a profound effect on the antiwar movement, and on the war itself. Material in the exhibit comes from many sources including the new GI Press Collection archive at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the U.S. National Archives.

Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia and the Elliott School of International Affairs present an exhibit, book launch and conference, along with cultural events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Mobilization for Peace

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High school with highest death rate in Vietnam embraces its legacy

No one is completely sure what factors aligned to make Edison the high school with the highest death rate in Vietnam, Johnson said, but some have guessed. Johnson joined the Air Force voluntarily to get out of the neighborhood and away from gangs. He assumes some of the 64 did, too. Gerald Jones, a Marine Corps veteran who graduated in 1965, said some of the 64 had gotten into trouble, and the court gave them a choice -- jail or military service. Others brought up theories about the draft targeting poverty-stricken areas.

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Seeking invitations…

We are now scheduling visits for our We Are Not Your Soldiers tour to high schools and colleges for the Fall 2019 semester.

Invite us to your school or educational program. If you are not a student, parent or educator, pass this information on to someone who is. Call us at 646-807-3259 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Do it soon while we still have openings for the Fall. We will arrange to get you a speaker, suited to the needs of your course/program requirements, either in person or via web hook-up.

We will arrange to be at your school no matter where you are geographically located.

If you are in the New York City area, we are scheduling for John and Will for the weeks of November 12th and November 18th. Joe is available in October, November and December.

During our school visits, veterans present their own personal stories of how they were affected by their time in the military within the context of U.S.wars, bringing another vision of the “war on terror” in which so many have been sacrificed by losing their lives and/or their humanity. We bring this exposure to a generation of youth that is largely unaware of what is being carried out around the world in their names.

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