On November 18, the Pentagon issued a Defense Department directive that will “allow Department of Defense (D0D) personnel to carry firearms and employ deadly force while performing official duties.”Secretary of Defense Robert Work approved the directive. Military.com reports that the directive “also provides detailed guidance to the services for permitting soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard personnel to carry privately owned firearms on DoD property.” It authorizes “commanders, 05 and above…[to] grant permission to DoD personnel requesting to carry a privately owned firearm (concealed or open carry) on DoD property for a personal protection purpose not related to performance of an official duty or status.” Since I can remember even as a veteran of the armed forces myself, military personnel across the nation have never been able to have personnel firearms on bases across America. When I was in the NAVY and if you lived on base you were forced to store your guns in off base safety lock boxes. This is excellent news for those who serve America in the armed forces, because now those who are willing to lay their lives on for America can now carry on bases around the nation. It still hard to believe that people who serve in our military who know how to handle guns, that they are just now finally being able to carry personnel weapons with them onto bases they're stationed at. When this new rule of military being able to carry firearms on base begins, we will likely never see attacks like Fort Hood ever again in the news. One more thing that makes President Trump amazing already, the fact that the Pentagon is now allowing those who serve to defend themselves on bases across the nation with personnel firearms.