Category: Military

Military October 21, 2018

By Gina Harkins: 1st Female Marine to Complete MARSOC’s 2nd Phase Is Leaving the Corps


Military October 20, 2018

SecDef Designates Chief Trial Judge
By Jeff Schogol: EXCLUSIVE: Navy SEAL Accused Of Stabbing Wounded ISIS Fighter To Death Has A Court Date
By Paul Szoldra: Remembering The 2 Army Rangers Who Were The First Combat-Related Deaths Of The Afghan War
By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News, N.Y.: Teen Arrested Near New York Military Base Had Hundreds Of Bullets, A Drone, And Fireworks
By Oriana Pawlyk: Here’s How the Air Force Hopes to Train 1,500 New Pilots a Year
By Matthew Cox: Army Launches New ‘Warriors Wanted’ Campaign Aimed at Generation Z
By Jared Keller: 5 Spectacular Military Joyrides From US History
By Luke Flowers: The Biggest Equalizer In The Military Is A Piss Tube In The Middle Of The Iraqi Desert



Military October 19, 2018

By Lindsay Whitehurst: More Charges Filed Against Navy Veteran in Ricin-Letter Case
By Carol Rosenberg: 2 Guantanamo Detainees Refused to Leave, Now They’re Stuck, Commander Says
Navy to Christen Submarine Delaware
Navy to Christen Submarine Vermont
By Jared Keller: The CIA Had A Top-Secret Manual To Help U-2 Pilots Avoid Crapping Their Pants At 70,000 Feet
By Ken Weisbrode: Eisenhower On ‘Leading From Within’ And The Art Of Collaborative Leadership
The Angry Staff Officer: When the Force is Not With You: Mentorship and Star Wars







Military October 18, 2018

By Phillip Walter Wellman: Two US Troops Wounded, Afghan Police Chief Killed in Kandahar Shooting
By Nancy Montgomery: Army Stops Autopsy, Takes Body of Dead Paratrooper from Italian Hospital
By Oriana Pawlyk: Air National Guard Identifies Pilots Killed in Ukraine Crash
President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John Canley for his actions in Vietnam in a ceremony at the White House, Oct. 17, 2018.

By Jeff Schogol: Heroic Vietnam Veteran Receives Medal Of Honor For Saving More Than 20 Marines

Canley, who used his brother’s paperwork to enlist in the Marines at the age of 15, proved to be an exceptional warrior during the house-to-house fighting against more than 6,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops, Trump told the audience.

When the White House announced in September that he would receive the Medal of Honor, Canley issued a statement saying he was accepting the award on behalf of those he served with in Vietnam.

“Their bravery and sacrifice is unparalleled,” Canley said.
By Gina Harkins: Trump Awards John Canley Medal of Honor for ‘Unmatched Bravery’ in Vietnam
For his actions and leadership, he received the Navy Cross, his service’s second-highest award for bravery. But Canley’s Marines didn’t think that was enough.

They spent the past 13 years gathering interviews, first-person accounts and other materials needed to see their company gunny’s award upgraded to the only one they thought he deserved: the Medal of Honor. It was denied 10 times, but they persisted.

“For me personally, it was an act of love,” said former Pfc. John Ligato, one of Canley’s Marines and a retired FBI agent who led the fight to see the medal upgraded. Ligato attended Wednesday’s Medal of Honor ceremony and said all he could do was sit back and smile.

The event brought dozens more Marines who fought alongside Canley and Gold Star family members who lost loved ones in the fight to Washington, D.C. Ligato said it gave the Marines and their families a chance to reconnect — including several who don’t typically attend reunions due to their injuries or post-traumatic stress.
Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve Press Briefing by Col. Ryan via Video conference from Baghdad, Iraq Colonel Sean J. Ryan, spokesman, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve; Commander Sean Robertson, Pentagon spokesman
Media Roundtable with General Joseph F. Dunford and Special Envoy Brett McGurk General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, State Department


Military October 17, 2018

By Oriana Pawlyk: Air National Guard Pilot Killed in Ukrainian Fighter Jet Crash
By Oriana Pawlyk: Thunderbirds Pilot Lost Consciousness Before Fatal Crash, Air Force Says
By Gina Harkins: Pair of Navy Helicopters Collide on Runway in Japan
By Matthew Cox: National Guard’s New SFAB Will Be Spread Across Six States
Navy Cmdr. Sean Robertson talks about the importance of Operation Inherent Resolve briefings.
By Cynthia Greenwood: Coast Guard Academy Begins New Study of Corrosion Rates on USS Arizona
By Tom Ricks: Coast Guard Policy, Sharks, And Poe: 3 Military Facts We Didn’t Know


Military October 16, 2018 Black Woman Who Had Trailblazing Navy Career Dies at 83
Airman explains Flight Line Recovery Operations
By Matthew Burke: New Marine Correctional Unit ‘Like Boot Camp All Over Again’
By Richard Sisk: Former Walter Reed Chief to Take Over at Troubled VA Medical Center
Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Vietnam Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis
By Jim Garamone Stoltenberg, Scaparrotti Talk Deterrence Aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Truman
By Jim Garamone Navy, Gerard Butler Collaborate to Tell 21st Century Submarine Yarn
By James Clark: Peter Jackson’s New Documentary Shows World War I As You’ve Never Seen It Before

By Maj. Jamie Schwandt, U.S. Army: The Military Decision-Making Process Is An Inflexible Mess. Here’s How To Fix It
By Hirepurpose: 20 Years In The Air Force, 18 And Counting At Hyatt: Retired Master Sergeant Enjoys Successful Second Career



Military October 15, 2018

By Katie Lange Department of Defense: 50 Years in the Making: Vietnam Vet to Get Medal of Honor
John L. Canley (born 1 February 1938) is a retired United States Marine and recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in January/February 1968 during the Battle of Huế. At the time of this action Canley was a Gunnery sergeant with Company A 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. Canley was originally awarded the Navy Cross, but this was upgraded to the Medal of Honor which will be presented on October 17, 2018.[1]

By Robert Gearty: Purple Heart Awarded Posthumously to World War I Soldier at Fort Jackson
By Faye Higbee: Sgt Perry Loyd – Awarded Purple Heart 100 Years Later
By Jim Garamone Dunford Praises Service Members’ Accomplishments at Boston Event
By Matthew Brown: US Eyes Military Bases for Coal, Gas Exports
Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.
By Jeff Schogol: Stop What You’re Doing And Read These Stories That Got Missed In The Insane News Cycle
By Drew Brooks, The Fayetteville Observer: Generals Again Warn That America’s Youth Are Getting Too Fat Or Dumb To Join The Military

In North Carolina, an estimated 72% of the population is ineligible to join the military, due to being overweight, lacking adequate education or having a history of crime or drug use.

Mission Readiness


Military October 14, 2018

By Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer: In Afghanistan, He Was An Army MP. At Home, He’s A Convicted Pimp
Boston, nicknamed “Romeo,” faces 15 years to life and a $250,000 fine for each trafficking conviction, and will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad at a later date. Boston remained in custody Friday at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
By Paul Szoldra: Technician Accidentally Fires Vulcan Cannon And Destroys An F-16 On The Ground In Belgium
Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: US Envoy for Afghan Peace Returns to Kabul as Latest Bombing Kills 14
By Jim Garamone: Bells of Peace Will Ring Again
At 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Americans will have a chance to remember the sacrifices of those killed in World War I by participating in the Bells of Peace program.

The United States World War One Centennial Commission is offering an app with a built-in countdown timer. When the timer reaches 11 a.m. local time, bells of peace will toll from your mobile device. To download the app go to: Afghanistan War Veteran Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro On Prosthetic Legs
By JoNel Aleccia: Widower Takes Ban On Military Injury Claims to Supreme Court
More than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, her husband still doesn’t know exactly how — or why — it happened.

Walter Daniel, a former Coast Guard officer, demanded explanations from officials at the Naval Hospital Bremerton, where his wife, known as “Moani,” died on March 9, 2014.




Military October 13, 2018

By Paul Szoldra: Satellite Photos Show Parts Of Tyndall Air Force Base Have Been Completely Decimated
By Liz Forster: Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Army Captain Near Downtown Colorado Springs $87M Worth of Cocaine Seized by 52-year-old Coast Guard Cutter: Reports
By Carol Rosenberg: Military Court Rules Against Accused USS Cole Bomber’s Lawyers
By Brock Vergakis: It’s Been 18 Years and Families of USS Cole Bombing Victims Still Await Justice
By Jared Keller: Marine Commandant On Female Infantry: ‘You’re A Marine, Do Your Job’
By Jeff Schogol: Investigation: CNO Was Too Slow Firing ‘Bad Santa’ But Did Not Commit Misconduct
By Drew Brooks: 6 EOD Soldiers Awarded 11 Medals for Actions in Afghanistan
By Maj. Thomas Mcilwaine, British Army: Movies And Shows You Need To Watch To Understand The US Military, By A British Army Officer
By Col. Keith Nightingale, U.S. Army (Ret.): A Vietnam Vet’s Reflections: ‘When I Think’
Col (Ret) Keith Nightingale commanded four rifle companies, three battalions and two brigades. He regularly practiced field sanitation techniques. He is a member of the Ranger Hall of Fame.


Military October 12, 2018

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Department of Defense Press Briefing on Hurricane Michael Preparedness
By William Cole: Navy Officer Quickly Doomed by Error with ‘Rebreather’ Diving Gear
By Richard Sisk: McCain Bill Spurs Probe into Missing Journalist; Smartwatch a Possible Clue
By Brad Howard: This 70s Marine Recruiting Video Wants To Take The Hippie Out Of You
By Paul Szoldra: 11 Glorious Photos Of Marines Getting Pepper-Sprayed Right In The Face
By Stars and Stripes: Navy Mom’s Tweet Makes #HimToo Mockery Go Viral
By Mike Martin: We’ve All Deceived Ourselves About Why We’re Fighting In Afghanistan
Star Wars!
By Jared James: Rebel Insurgency: Without Hope or Method