Category: Military

Military December 13, 2019 Navy EOD Commander Sacked Over Loss of Confidence; Marines Overhaul Rifle Qualification to Feature Moving Targets, Night Fire; Boxing Legend, Marine Vet Leon Spinks ‘Fighting for His Life’ in Vegas Hospital; Just How Good is a Cup of Black Rifle Coffee? We Investigate and more ->
Task & Purpose: Mattis: No, the war in Afghanistan isn’t ‘just one undistinguished defeat after another’; The Taliban may not have breached the walls of Bagram, but they damaged the hell out of its main passenger terminal; Has justice actually been served for the USS Fitzgerald disaster?; The forgotten nurse who saved hundreds of American lives during the Battle of the Bulge; Army divers used WWII-era gear to inter a Pearl Harbor survivor aboard the sunken USS Arizona and more ->
DOD: U.S., Czech Republic Agree to Sale of Helicopters; Defense Officials Discuss Budget, Pensacola Shooting and more ->
Kirstie Ennis, retired, USMC Door Gunner





Military December 12, 2019 ‘Millions’ Stolen in Decade-Long Buying Fraud at Florida VA Hospitals, Officials Say; Navy Patrol Aircraft Joins Search for Missing Chilean Military Plane with 38 Aboard; Trump’s Pardons Won’t Lead to Troops ‘Raping, Burning and Pillaging,’ Milley Says; Army 3-Star General Loses Rank After War College Plagiarism Revealed; Finally, a Story About Military Husbands and more ->
Task & Purpose: Soldier charged in deadly West Point vehicle rollover will face court-martial; Dramatic video shows Coast Guard helicopter rescuing fishermen in North Carolina; US troops will not burn and pillage like Genghis Khan’s hordes as a result of Trump intervening in war crimes cases, Milley says; An Army colonel’s alleged abuse saddled his wife with ongoing medical needs. Escaping him could bring that care to a screeching halt. Mark Wahlberg and his family’s fast-casual chain Wahlburgers may be coming to a base near you; More ->
DOD: U.S. Will Withdraw From Syria When Local Forces Can Keep ISIS in Check; Milley Details DOD Operations Throughout the Middle East and more ->


Military December 11, 2019 Walmart Partners with VA on Telehealth Project; Defense Budget Would Allow Pentagon to Pay Military Medical Malpractice Claims; Watch What Happens When a Marine Meets Iron Man on Ellen’s Holiday Special; Trump on ‘Right Side’ of Afghanistan War Debate, Former Obama Defense Secretary Says and more ->
Task & Purpose: Suicide bombers strike main US military base in Afghanistan, injuring 87; Pentagon implements ‘operational pause’ on training of foreign students after Pensacola shooting; Nearly 175 Saudi military aviation students grounded in US after NAS Pensacola shooting; Gary Sinise flew 1,700 Gold Star family members to Disney World for an early Christmas vacation; PSA: You can absolutely chop down a Christmas tree with a shotgun; All of the military’s forks, knives and spoons will come from the last all-American flatware maker and more ->
DOD: Remarks by Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper at the House Armed Services Committee Hearing on Syria and Middle East Policy



Military December 10, 2019 Congress Has Released Its $738 Billion Defense Budget. Here’s What’s Inside; Clint Eastwood Visits Marines at Camp Pendleton; Documentary Follows Force Recon Marine’s Raw Struggles After War; Daytona Homeless Shelter Helps 29 Veterans to Permanent Homes in First Year; Defense Bill Would End Gender Segregation at Marine Corps Boot Camp and more ->
Task & Purpose: Pentagon watchdog to investigate deaths at recruit training; Army major with Cyber Command charged with distributing child pornography; Florida Air Force vet gets life in prison for brutal attack on roommate who spurned him; Wisconsin National Guard chief resigns over botched handling of sexual assault investigations; The number of substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against Army brass rose this year and more ->
DOD: Military’s Top Enlisted Position Now Has Distinctive Rank Insignia and more ->




Military December 09, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Gen. Alexander Vandegrift
General Alexander Archer Vandegrift, USMC (March 13, 1887 – May 8, 1973) was a United States Marine Corps four-star general. During World War II, he commanded the 1st Marine Division to victory in its first ground offensive of the war, the Battle of Guadalcanal. For his actions on August 7 to December 9, 1942, in the Solomon Islands campaign, he received the Medal of Honor.[2] Vandegrift later served as the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He was the first four-star general on active duty in the Marine Corps.[3]

Read more -> Esper Calls for Review of Foreign Troop Vetting in Wake of Pensacola Shootings; Tuskegee Airman Celebrates 100th Birthday with Flight; Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened at Newport News Shipbuilding and more ->

Military December 08, 2019 Sole Survivor of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shooting in Stable Condition; Group Condemns ‘Soldier Santa’ Holding ‘God bless America’ Sign at Army Base; Aging B-1 Bomber May Soon Have to Restrict the Way it Flies; Decades of Combat Led to SEAL Team Discipline Issues, Acting Navy Secretary Says; Commandant Responds to Troubling Study on Marine Corps Culture and more ->
Task & Purpose: Navy identifies three slain sailors who ‘showed exceptional heroism’ during the Pensacola shooting; Marine commandant says senior leaders have not explained to troops the risks of using TikTok and more ->
DOD: Esper Outlines Global Challenges, Opportunities; DOD Will Help Small Companies Meet Cybersecurity Requirements and more ->



Military December 07, 2019

Task & Purpose: Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 soldiers killed in helicopter crash; This NAS Pensacola shooting victim saved ‘countless lives’ during the attack, his brother says; Navy identifies victims of Pearl Harbor shooting; On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, just 3 survivors of the USS Arizona remain; The history and evolution of military body armor and more -> Army Pilot Killed in Afghanistan to Be Buried Monday in Utah; Navy, Pentagon to Review Base Security Following 3 Deadly Incidents in a Week; What’s Next in Aftermath of Black Hawk Crash That Killed 3?; US Opens First Round of Resurrected Peace Talks with Taliban and more ->
DOD: Commemorating World War II

Lt. Commander Nikki Selby



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Military December 06, 2019

Task & Purpose: 4 dead in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola; 3 soldiers killed in Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crash in Minnesota; Army sergeant found guilty of arranging sham marriages between soldiers and foreign nationals; Former top Navy lawyer nominated for Army undersecretary job and more -> Under Pressure, Navy’s Top official Pledges to Solve New Carrier’s Problems; Thousands of Tricare Patients Billed 100 Times More Than Premium in Glitch; Investigators to Brief Wisconsin National Guard Leader on Sex Probe; Army Football Drops ‘God Forgives, Brothers Don’t’ Slogan Linked to White Supremacist Groups and more ->
DOD: U.S. Bolsters Indo-Pacific Alliances in Face of Threats; U.S., Ethiopian Defense Officials Meet at Pentagon; Partnerships U.S. General Returns WWII Accordion to German Owner’s Family and more ->




Military December 05, 2019 Air Force Eyes Lifting More Flight Restrictions for Pregnant Pilots; Apache Pilot Killed in Afghanistan ‘Gladly and Willingly’ Accepted Risks of Deploying; 10 of the Best Ever Army-Navy Spirit Videos and more ->
Task & Purpose: Sailor kills 2 civilians and himself in Pearl Harbor shooting rampage; An internal investigation spurred by a nude photo scandal shows just how deep sexism runs in the Marine Corps; NYPD K9 units help collect care packages for ‘war dogs’ serving overseas; ‘1917’ is the absolute best war movie in years; This new military true crime podcast will make you pull your woobie over your head and more ->
DOD in Photos: 2019 The men and women of the U.S. military who train and conduct operations around the world are also family members, friends and neighbors with a range of interests. Get a glimpse into their lives and their work as we turn to military photographers for a chronicle of the year.



Military December 04, 2019 Navy Identifies Sailor Killed by Base Gate Runner; Ex-Army Recruiter Gets up to 60 Years for Sexually Assaulting Two Minors; ‘We Were All Sick:’ Military Families Take Housing Horror Stories to Capitol Hill; Pentagon Report Predicts Rise of Machine-Enhanced Super Soldiers; Awards Now Authorized for Troops Who Assisted in These Natural Disasters; The USPS ‘Healing PTSD’ Stamp Will Raise Money for Veterans and more ->
Task & Purpose: ‘If he was on the battlefield, he probably would’ve been shot in the back’— Inside the toxic command of Air Force Lt. Gen. Lee Levy; The US reportedly took out an alleged terrorist with a Hellfire missile full of swords and more ->
DOD: Service Leaders Testify on Efforts to Improve Privatized Housing and more ->