Category: Military

Military October 23, 2019

Task & Purpose: Missing West Point cadet Kade Kurita found dead; Ex-Marine who claimed a secret agency told him to kill a stranger gets life without parole; The Air Force is investigating whether an airman smoked weed at a missile alert facility for nuclear Minuteman ICBMs; The Air Force’s highest-paid employee is its football coach. He won’t say anything about his players using cocaine; and more ->
 
 
 
 
Military.com: New Army Protection Accessory Saves Soldier’s Life; Military IDs Remains of Korean War Soldier from Kansas; US Senate Ratifies North Macedonia Admission to NATO; US to Ask NATO to Pay More to Protect Saudi Arabia from Iran; Military Pay Raise at Risk in Budget Impasse, Key Lawmaker Says and more ->
 
 
 
 
DOD: Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al Hadi al Iraqi
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 22, 2019

Military.com: Marine Killed in Vehicle Accident at Mountain Warfare Center; Massive Search Effort Widens for West Point Cadet Who Vanished with M4 Carbine; Military Service Claims of Army Nurse in Viral Push-Ups Video Called into Question and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Army identifies 3 soldiers killed in Bradley rollover at Fort Stewart; The Army is eyeing new tech that would let soldiers see enemies through walls; A ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ producer is making a war movie about Levi Shirley, an American volunteer who died fighting ISIS; Widow of Army veteran killed in El Paso shooting joins lawsuit against Walmart; Retired Coast Guard Admiral accused of shoplifting from Philly sex shop and more ->
 
 
 
 
DOD: Remarks by Secretary Esper in a Joint Press Conference With Senior Afghan Officials and Resolute Support Mission Commander; Tanks Reigned Supreme on WWII Battlefields; Transformational Change Comes to DOD Acquisition Policy and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Military October 21, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Richard G. Wilson

Richard Gene Wilson (August 19, 1931 – October 21, 1950) was a United States Army soldier and a posthumous recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. A combat medic, Wilson was awarded the medal for attempting to rescue a wounded soldier at the Battle of Yongju.

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Military.com: Korean War Veteran Laid to Rest in New York; US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for Firsthand Look at War; Man Sentenced for Selling Crack Cocaine at VA Hospital; Navy Lieutenant, Wife Arrested in FBI, NCIS Raid in Florida and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: ‘We just can’t let his memory be forgotten’ — Black WWI soldier finally receives the recognition he deserves; Vietnam veteran in hospice care had a simple request: To reunite with his dog one last time; Pentagon considers leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Angry Staff Officer: Warfighter: Helm’s Deep
 
 
 
 

Military October 20, 2019

Military.com: ‘Nice Girls Don’t Join the Military’: Fairchild Commander Proves Her Critics Wrong; Coast Guard Recruitment Video 2019 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: SecDef Esper: US forces in Afghanistan could drop to 8,600 without things falling apart; ‘She’s well worth it’ — Third-generation sailor pinned by Navy vet father and grandfather; The Army is teaming up with former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s UFO group to research all the weird things and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 19, 2019

Military.com: Hundreds Honor Georgia Veteran Known for Strength, Determination; 11 Men, Many in the Military, Attacked or Sexually Assaulted in NC City; Deep-Sea Explorers Find Japanese Ship that Sank During WWII; Joint Website Debuts as Major Military Health Care Merge Gets Underway and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Erdogan vows to ‘crush the heads of terrorists’ if truce deal fails; A new documentary series about Clint Lorance pits the infantry officer convicted of murder against his former soldiers; Army families got the chance to tell senior leaders what really grinds their gears at AUSA and more ->
 
 
 
 
DOD: Department Of Defense Press Briefing By Undersecretary Of Defense For Acquisition And Sustainment Ellen M. Lord
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Military October 18, 2019

Military.com: Vets in Congress Renew Medal of Honor Plea for Army ‘Legend’ Alwyn Cashe; Attorney: Lawsuit Planned over VA Hospital Death in West Virginia; Charged with Killing His ‘Best Bud,’ Coast Guardsman Appears in Camp Pendleton Courtroom; Bullpup or Belt-Fed? Prototypes for Army’s Next-Gen Squad Weapons Finally Revealed and more->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Former VA Secretary: ‘Now is the time’ to research medical marijuana; Good Boyfriend Cory Booker read a WWII novel to Rosario Dawson over the phone and I’m here for it; ‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals’ — Mattis hits back at Trump for calling him the ‘world’s most overrated general’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
DOD: Response to Catastrophe Would Require Unified Effort; Face of Defense: All Smiles and more ->
 
 
 
 

Military October 17, 2019

Military.com: After Almost 5 Years, Army’s 101st Airborne Will Return to Full Air Assault Power; It’s Official: Barbara Barrett Will Be Air Force’s 4th Female Leader; Kyle Carpenter Is Still Refusing to Hide His Scars; Air Force Top Enlisted Leader: Keep Asking Fellow Airmen How They’re Doing; Library Exhibit Offers Glimpse Into WWII Vet Salinger’s Life and Work; Vote for this Year’s Top Rookie Veteran Trucker, and Maybe Be One Yourself and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: A Marine in this iconic Iwo Jima photo was misidentified for nearly 75 years — until now; The Air Force is funding research into piranha-proof Amazon fish scales for future body armor; A pair of special ops veterans are attempting a record military freefall from Mount Everest; Meet the retired Navy admiral running for president who is being ignored by most of the media; Florida owner of ‘Sea You Twerk’ charter boat no longer on a f*cking boat thanks to the Coast Guard and more ->
 
 
 
 
DOD: U.S. Will Continue Defeat-ISIS Campaign, Official Says; Adversaries Pose Unconventional Threats in ‘Gray Zone,’ DOD Official Says; WWII Posters Aimed to Inspire, Encourage Service and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 16, 2019

Task & Purpose: Heroic Navy fighter pilot who survived 6 years in Hanoi Hilton and rose to rear admiral dies at 91; We salute the Irish Defense Forces veteran who got the last laugh at his own funeral; Trump’s new national security adviser dispatched to Turkey to halt assault on Syria; This pararescueman will be the next senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Kyle Carpenter earned the Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade in Afghanistan. He believes you were worth the sacrifice; The first combat wounded veteran to get a penis transplant shares his story: ‘It was one of the best decisions I ever made’ and more ->
 
 
 
 
Military.com: Student Naval Pilot Was Flying at 15,000 Feet When Engine Caught Fire; Air Force Getting Ready to Deploy a Drone-Killing Laser and Phaser; ‘Midway’ Director Profiles Unknown Heroes Behind Navy’s Greatest Comeback; Real People, Events Inspire Military Storylines in NBC Show ‘This Is Us’ and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 15, 2019

Military.com: World’s First Black Fighter Pilot Honored at Museum of Aviation; US Marine Veteran Who Fought in Iraq Faces Imminent Deportation; Military Appeals Court to Hear Double-Jeopardy Challenge in Child-Porn Case; Marines and Sailors Could Soon Get College Credit for Military Education and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: ABC News thought this Kentucky gun range video was from Turkey’s invasion of Syria; We salute the Florida man who drove his 1948 John Deere tractor across the country to support veterans; Marine recruit discharged and then immediately arrested on child molestation warrants, officials say; Retired Sergeant Major outs himself as admin for US Army WTF! Moments; The greatest movie about Green Berets in Vietnam is coming to Disney’s new streaming service; Exclusive: Soldiers are smoking a whole lot more weed in states where it’s legalized and more->
 
 
 
 
DOD: Military Exchanges Extinguish Vape Sales and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 14, 2019

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Charles Barger
 
 
Charles Denver Barger (June 3, 1892 – November 25, 1936) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War I. He earned the medal while serving as a Chauchat automatic rifle gunner during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, when he and another soldier, Jesse N. Funk, entered no man’s land despite heavy fire and rescued two wounded officers and one enlisted man.
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Jesse Nathaniel Funk (August 20, 1888 – March 21, 1933) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War I. He earned the medal while serving as a stretcher bearer during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, when he and another soldier, Charles D. Barger, entered no man’s land despite heavy fire and rescued two wounded officers.
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Task & Purpose: Master Sgt. Mark Allen dies 10 years after being shot in the head while looking for Bowe Bergdahl; Korean War soldier finally laid to rest after missing for 69 years; A new ‘Band of Brothers’ series will highlight the chaotic and deadly missions of Air Force bomber crews in WWII; An Army vet turned Florida congressman wished the Navy a happy birthday with a photo of a Russian battlecruiser and more ->
 
 
 
 
Military.com: Textron’s Unmanned Battle Wagon Will Be Able to Hold and Launch Other Robots; Every Veteran Has a Voice. Here’s How We’re Going to Listen to All of Them; Drill Sergeant to SMA: Non-Grunt Army Recruits Need Marine Combat Training and more ->