Category: Military

Military January 17, 2022 Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at 102
doD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Spc. 5th Class Clarence Sasser
Task & Purpose: The Air Force Veteran Who Nearly Lost His Life Pioneering The Civil Rights Movement Not even three blasts from a shotgun could stop James Meredith from living a life of purpose. And more ->
DoD: Vietnam Combat Veteran Also Served as Desert Storm War Correspondent; Nation Observes Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm and more ->





Military January 16, 2022

Military January 15, 2022

Task & Purpose, The War Horse: How a single firefight in Afghanistan unraveled a Hollywood vision of war A childhood filled with movies on the glory of war confronts reality in an Afghanistan firefight and more ->




Military January 14, 2022 Oldest WWII Veteran to Be Remembered at Museum Service and more ->
Task & Purpose: Air Force’s botched integration of women in special ops ignites firestorm of controversy “This will just divide the career field.” And more ->
DoD: Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby Holds an Off-Camera Press Briefing;Father and Son Deploy, Demonstrate Skills and more ->
The Braved
The Soviet Union was known for a lot of things, one of which was the amazing bravery their women showed. An example would be the Night Witches. In this post, I want to talk about 2 more.

The Soviets employed a lot of female snipers during their Great Patriotic War, snipers like Natalya Kovshova & Mariya Polivanova.

Both started out as volunteers to defend Moscow, they eventually established themselves as the go-to sniper team for their unit, with Polianova spotting and Kovshova shooting.

During an engagement with the Germans in Novgorod, they proved their metal. Their comrades started falling left and right, and the Germans were advancing rapidly towards their position. Embodying the famous “Not one step back” order, they fought to the death, even when it was just the 2 of them left fighting.

Running low on ammunition, they decided that they were gonna take as many Germans down with them as possible. As the Germans reached their position, they detonated the last of their grenades, killing themselves, and the nearby Germans.

From their time as snipers to their last stand, it is estimated that their body count is around 300.






Military January 12 & 13, 2022 Young and Dying: Veterans Are Getting Brain Cancer and Struggling to Get Benefits; Movies Don’t Prepare You for What Happens When the Action Dies Down; ‘Wolf Hound’ WWII Movie Inspired by a Secret Nazi Air Combat Unit; and more ->
Task & Purpose: Army spouse uses $30 device to track down shady moving truck driver Promote ahead of peers; Judge orders man convicted of sexual assault to join the military or go to jail “If you don’t enroll in 30 days, you can report to the Franklin County Regional Jail.”; Green Beret allowed to retire after sexually assaulting woman in Thailand ‘I should be safe working with them.’ And more ->
DoD: Feature Film Director Oliver Stone Was a Soldier in Vietnam; DOD Officials Say Service Members, Families Pay Price of Continuing Resolutions and more ->
Associated Press: Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and royal patronages amid sexual abuse lawsuit The prince is embroiled in a sex assault lawsuit in the U.S.










Military January 11, 2022

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Task & Purpose: ‘Y’all know an undertaker?’ — How the Air Force foiled a half-baked murder plot in Louisiana “Do you know a hitman or something … And yes I’m serious.”; How do extremists get in the military? The Pentagon wants to find out The review of recruiting policies was announced this week by the Inspector General’s office; A few good women: Why the Marine Corps must do more to keep its best female Marines in uniform The Corps cannot afford to continue to lose highly-qualified Marines. And more ->
DoD: Airmen Jump Into Ice Rescue Training; Sports Heroes Who Served: Owner of NBA’s Suns Says Navy Shaped His Career and more -> 5 More States Make Military Retirement Tax Free; Contractor Gets Jail After Defrauding Government Out of $346 Million in Contracts Meant for Vets and Minorities; Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Started Performing in the Army and more ->







Military January 10, 2022

DoD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Tech. Sgt. Forrest L. Vosler Former Green Beret and Football Legend Nate Boyer Just Directed a Movie
Task & Purpose: An Army captain fought his chain of command for a year over his free speech rights and won The National Guard issued Capt. Alan Kennedy a reprimand when he wrote about attending a demonstration in 2020. Now it’s been overturned.; These soldiers cleared a path through 145 unexploded artillery rounds so senior officials could visit a building That’s a lot of ordnance to reach Fort Sill’s well known Blockhouse. And more ->

In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda – to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”

But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark’s story.

In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven’t heard. Starting with Mark’s childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored.



Military January 09, 2022 Space Telescope’s ‘Golden Eye’ Opens, Last Major Hurdle; Japan PM: Deal Reached on US Military Curbs to Halt COVID and more ->




Military January 07, 2022 Sidney Poitier, Oscar Winner Who Lied About His Age to Join the Army, Dies at 94 and more ->
Task & Purpose: The Navy told this military family they were safe from toxic water. Then both their children ended up in the ER “My kids did not volunteer to be poisoned.”; A nonsense policy is needlessly putting American troops at risk in Iraq and Syria The military urgency to confront Iran is based upon circular logic.; Marine who fed stranded drivers on I-95 given year’s supply of Jimmy Dean meals You give some, you get some. The some, in this case, being a year’s supply of sausage, egg and cheese…. and more ->
DoD: Edison Grants empower researchers in uniform and more ->