Category: Military

Military September 26, 2020 New Fort Hood Commander Orders Training Pause to Rebuild Soldiers’ Trust; Here’s President Trump’s Proclamation Honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families; Marines Rally to Replace Stolen Medals of Vietnam Veteran and more->




Military September 25, 2020 2 Charged for Handling of Virus Outbreak at Veterans Home; Marines Weigh Closing Parris Island and San Diego to Open New Coed Boot Camp and more ->

Task & Purpose: The Navy has a 650-round ammo backpack that looks like it’s straight out of ‘Predator’ and more ->
DOD: Navy to Commission Guided Missile Destroyer Delbert D. Black and more ->



Military September 24, 2020

Task & Purpose: 77 years later, Marine killed on Tarawa returns home to Illinois; General becomes first Black superintendent of the Air Force Academy; New legislation would expand VA healthcare for service members exposed to burn pits, toxic substances and more -> Congressional Gold Medal for Famed Merrill’s Marauders Awaits President’s Approval; A Marine Veteran Shows the Importance of Service Dogs in the Lives of the Disabled; Automatic US Citizenship Restored for All Military Children Born Overseas and more->
DOD: CATCH a Serial Offender Program Available for Sexual Assault Victims Amid COVID-19 Pandemic and more ->


Military September 23, 2020

Task & Purpose: House lawmakers unanimously pass bill that would allow Alwyn Cashe to finally receive the Medal of Honor Tuskegee Airman from Arizona who Flew in 3 Wars Dies at 95; Coast Guard Crew Stamps Out Fire Aboard Cutter Waesche; In First, Marine Corps F-35 Fighters Deploy Aboard British Aircraft Carrier and more->

DOD: Top DOD Officials to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper; Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón “CZ” Colón-López will hold a virtual global town hall meeting at the Pentagon to provide service members, their families and DOD civilians an opportunity to ask questions on the department’s COVID-19 response and diversity and inclusion at 10 a.m. EDT Sept. 24, 2020.

The event will be streamed live on, on DVIDS and on the DOD Facebook page.


By Thomas Brading, Army News Service: Holocaust survivor to receive top military police medal





Military September 22, 2020 Fort Bliss Widens Search for Missing Soldier as Case Details Change; 4 Tips for Making Facebook Spouses Groups Work for You; What ‘Embrace the Suck’ Means to the Military and more ->
Task & Purpose: Air Force football will honor Tuskegee Airmen on uniforms vs Navy; A new memoir follows a Night Stalker pilot’s epic journey through the War on Terror; Meet the Army 3-star general who’s way better at social media than you are;

DOD: Sports Heroes Who Served: Brooklyn Dodgers Legend Duke Snider



Military September 21, 2020

DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Lance Cpl. Jedh Barker How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped End the Military’s Policy of Forced Abortion; 2 Army Recruits Save Fellow Trainee’s Life at Basic Training; 2 Aid Workers Hunting for WWII Bombs in Solomon Islands Killed by One and more ->
Task & Purpose: Anna Claire Vollers, Alabama Media Group How Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an Air Force officer opened doors for women everywhere and more ->
DOD: Pompeo, Esper Announce Return of Iran Sanctions and more
By Francine Uenuma, Smithsonian Magazine: The Deadliest Disaster at Sea Killed Thousands, Yet Its Story Is Little-Known. Why? In the final months of World War II, German citizens and soldiers fleeing the Soviet army died when the “Wilhelm Gustloff” sank.



John Cronin has lived a life of adventure from serving in Vietnam with Marine Recon and Force Recon to traveling to Rhodesia where he served in the RLI and Selous Scouts. Afterwards he pursued academics going to school in the Middle East, and even got kidnapped in Beirut.


Military September 20, 2020


Task & Purpose: This Green Beret lost his leg in combat. Then he became an elite sniper; 76 years ago, this WWII paratrooper threw himself on a grenade to save his buddies; The true story of how ‘E-Tool’ Smith earned his famous nickname; With ‘humor and camaraderie,’ veterans hike in silkies for suicide prevention and more -> Navy Doctors Are Bringing Back This Medical Screening to Prevent Sailors’ Sudden Deaths; 6 Big Takeaways from the Full Navy Investigation into a Carrier’s COVID Outbreak; Hallmark Wants Sailors to Be Extras in Navy-Themed ‘USS Christmas’ Movie and more ->


The Angry Staff Officer: Mental Health in the Military: A Parable





Military September 19, 2020 After 76 Years, a D-Day Hero’s Long-Lost Purple Heart Returns to His Family; Lawmakers Tour Fort Hood, Leave ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Conditions at the Texas Base; Camp Pendleton Marines, Sailors to Deploy to Creek Fire Near Fresno and more ->
Task & Purpose: The oldest living US Marine celebrates her 107th birthday; The lore of Uncle Wally leads a family from Bagram to Meuse-Argonne and more ->

By Capt. Robert Taylor | Idaho Army National Guard: Idaho National Guard Soldier spent 309 days as a POW





Military September 18, 2020 Former SecDef Mattis Delivers Moving Tribute to Grammy Winner, Navy Vet Bill Withers; See What Might Be Civil War-Era Ghosts Caught on Camera at Gettysburg; US Military Working Dogs Should Be American-Born, Senator Says and more ->

Task & Purpose: Stop what you’re doing and watch this Army general’s emotional speech about the cost of war; The US is officially banning TikTok and WeChat over national security concerns; Air Force special operators are learning new tricks to fight in the tough Arctic environment; A former Navy fighter pilot describes one of the most terrifying moments of his career and more ->

DOD: Media Advisory: Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist Hosts the DOD 2020 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Commemoration; Esper Talks With Sailors About Navy’s Role in National Security and more ->




Military September 15, 16 & 17 2020

Task & Purpose: Report: Exact cause of Air Force commando swim death still unknown; A Navy veteran could lose his home in a dispute over a flagpole; Alwyn Cashe just took the field on the helmet of a Steelers player and former Army Ranger; A new proposal would prevent troops killed in training exercises from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery and more -> Veteran Suicide Prevention Bills Will Move Forward After Committees Reach Compromise; Former Missile Defense Agency Chief Harassed Female Employee for 7 Years, IG Finds; Divers in Southeast Asia May Have Found US Submarine Lost in WWII and more ->
DOD: Feature Know Your Military Sports Heroes Who Served: Pro Football Player to Formidable Marine; Vice Chairman Discusses Weapons of Mass Destruction at Symposium and more ->