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Tag Archives: Jack Kingston

• Troops need equipment? Let ’em drink beer

Troops need equipment? Let ’em drink beer

… “Mr. Chairman, our troops need this force-protection equipment, and they need it now,” Gates pleaded. “Every day that goes by without this equipment, the lives of our troops are at greater risk.” He urged action “today” on the funds, admonishing: “We should not put American lives at risk to protect specific programs or contractors.” […]

• Old enough to fight, old enough to drink: Jack Kingston wants on-base imbibing-age lowered

Old enough to fight, old enough to drink: Jack Kingston wants on-base imbibing-age lowered

When Congress finishes its August hiatus, look for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, to take up an argument that will be achingly familiar to anyone who lived through the Vietnam years. He’s got legislation that would allow 18-year-old members of the U.S. military to purchase and consume wine and beer while on base. The legislation […]