Category: Military

Military April 09, 2020

Task & Purpose: The militants fired an RPG at a C-130. They didn’t expect the MQ-9 Reaper to respond;This retired airman got a ventilator prototype from the drawing board to a DOD contract in just 12 days and more ->

DOD: Additional Guidance on Military Pay and Personnel Benefits: COVID-19


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Military April 08, 2020

Task & Purpose: We salute the Navy vet who passed away this week after serving DoD for 78 years; Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan arrested; Ousted Navy secretary takes responsibility for Theodore Roosevelt fiasco: ‘It’s my fault. I own it’ and more -> Everything You Need to Know About the Life and Death of Chris Kyle; VA Gets New Acting No. 2 Official After Predecessor’s Firing and more ->
DOD: Department of Defense Press Briefing via Teleconference by Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Hoffman and more ->




Military April 07, 2020

Task & Purpose: Three soldiers have been found dead in Alaska in the last month; Taliban break off talks with Afghan government on prisoner exchange; Acting Navy Secretary apologizes for blasting fired USS Theodore Roosevelt captain in speech to crew and more ->
By Jim Sciutto, Barbara Starr and Zachary Cohen, CNN: Acting secretary of the Navy resigns after calling ousted aircraft carrier captain ‘stupid’ Retiring Armed Services Lawmaker Unveils Plans to Change Military Family Policies; Veterans in Congress Call for Acting SecNav’s Resignation After Controversial Firing; This Military T-Shirt Is the Reason for All Graphic T-Shirts and more ->
DOD: Joint Staff Surgeon Praises Americans Stepping Up to Help COVID-19 Victims and more ->



Military April 06, 2020 WWII Veteran, Star of ‘Gomer Pyle’ Dies at 94 After Coronavirus Diagnosis; These Trailblazing Female Infantry Soldiers Responded to the Manda Bay Terrorist Attack and more ->
Task & Purpose: Paratrooper in Alaska found dead in his barracks room; WWII ace who shot down 9 Japanese Zeroes passes away at 100 years old; The Air Force just fielded its first high-energy laser weapon overseas and more ->
DOD: Coronavirus: DOD Response and more ->




Military April 05, 2020 Petition to Reinstate Fired Carrier Captain Goes Viral as Lawmakers Call for Probe; Legendary Soul Singer Bill Withers Will Be Posthumously Honored With Navy Award; Wyoming Man Cracks Codes in Grandfather’s WWII Letters and more ->

Task & Purpose, T. Christian Miller and Megan Rose, ProPublica: It’s hardly shocking the Navy fired a commander for warning of COVID-19 threat. It’s part of a pattern

DOD: U.S. Navy Attack Submarine USS Delaware Joins the Fleet and more ->




Military April 04, 2020

By Alexander Bodin Saphir, BBC News: The Tip-Off From a Nazi That Saved My Grandparents

The New York Times: At War: Personal sacrifice today, compared to World War II




Military April 03, 2020 Navy Veteran, ‘Lean On Me’ Singer Bill Withers Dies at 81; Military Reverses Course, Will Open Field Hospitals to Coronavirus Patients; Top Enlisted Leader Wants to Arm Troops with the Facts in ‘Unscripted’ Chat; Trump Orders VA to Stop Withholding Money from Veterans and more ->

Task & Purpose: This WWII medic treated grunts even after taking shrapnel wounds. Now he’s finally getting a Purple Heart; Lawmakers call for investigation into firing of USS Roosevelt captain; ‘Best captain we ever had’ — Watch the crew of USS Roosevelt give their fired skipper a triumphant send-off and more->
DOD: An Honor: Soldier Briefs Trump, Esper on COVID-19 NYC Ground Ops; Video: Air Mobility Command Official Discusses Coronavirus Response and more ->



Military April 02, 2020

Task & Purpose: Captain Unlikely to Be Punished over Candid Coronavirus Letter, Navy Leaders Say and more ->

DOD: Manpower Chief Discusses Personnel Aspects of COVID-19 Response and more ->


Military April 01, 2020 Guardsman Who Died of COVID-19 Remembered as 1st Responder with Passion to Serve; Pentagon IDs Soldier Who Died During Iraq Deployment; The Naval War College Ran a Pandemic War Game in 2019. The Conclusions Were Eerie and more ->

DOD: Remembering the Battle of Okinawa and more ->






Military March 31, 2020 Taliban Team Arrives in Kabul to Monitor Prisoner Release; ‘Sailors Do Not Need to Die’: Carrier Captain Pleads for Help as Virus Cases Surge; Tricare Gives Temporary OK to Telehealth Autism Therapy and more ->
Task & Purpose: ‘One hell of a patriot’ — Combat airman who played Taps for over 5,000 veteran funerals dies at 98; They were born premature in South Korea. In the midst of a pandemic, a joint military effort got them back to the US; A NJ man called the Coast Guard after gun-toting neighbors attempted to impose a quarantine on him in Maine; ‘It’s like our warpaint’— Why some Black Hawk crew chiefs paint their face masks something fierce and more ->
DOD: Joint Staff Ops Official Breaks Down DOD Aid to Fight Coronavirus; Logistics Readiness Officer Ensures Ohio Guardsmen’s Safety and more ->