Category: Military

Military January 19, 2020

Task & Purpose: Fallen paratrooper returns to Fort Bragg; Ground broken for National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum and more -> Marines to Get New Lightweight Polymer Ammo for ‘Ma Deuce’ Machine Gun; Trijicon’s New Handheld Range-Finder Will Map the Wind for Extreme Accuracy; Group Has Raised $56 Million for Coast Guard Museum; Clint Eastwood’s 8 Most Awesome Military and Veteran Characters and more ->




Military January 18, 2020 Navy to Name Aircraft Carrier for Pearl Harbor Hero Miller; The B-52 Will No Longer Carry Certain Nuclear Weapons. Here’s Why; Trudeau Urges Iran to Send Downed Jetliner’s Black Boxes to France and more ->
Task & Purpose: ISIS leader known as ‘Jabba the Hutt’ captured in Mosul; Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US troops in Afghanistan; Army sergeant, two immigrants, and pastor found guilty of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud; Gold Star wife and children given free home in Texas and more ->




Military January 17, 2020 11 US Troops Injured in Iranian Missile Attack on Iraq Base, Officials Confirm; IG Rebukes VA Secretary for Saying Navy LT’s Sexual Assault Claim ‘Unsubstantiated’; Facing Accusations of Sexual Assault, General Says He Wants to Help Victims; After Military Social Media Flubs, 4-Star Promises Improvements and more ->
Task & Purpose: ‘It’s time to get out of Afghanistan’ — Conservative vets push DC to end ‘endless wars’; ‘I wanted to prove them wrong’ — How the first enlisted female Guard soldier to graduate Ranger School got it done and more ->
DOD: King Legacy: ‘Fierce Urgency of Now’ Exists Today; MilTax: Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Prep and more ->


Ronald Eric Ray (born December 7, 1941) is a former United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.



Military January 16, 2020

Task & Purpose: Green Beret killed during ‘routine’ free fall training exercise; Air Force two-star general relieved of command amid investigation into alleged misconduct; Families of deployed 82nd Airborne soldiers warned about social media use after receiving threatening messages; Marine gets 3 years in prison for showing up heavily armed at Offutt Air Force Base; The unknown legacy of military mental health programs; A guy faked his diploma to get a commission as an officer in the Swedish military. Then he got assigned to NATO HQ and more -> Destroyer Commander Fired After Navy Loses Confidence in His Ability to Lead; DoD to Announce New Base Security Measures Worldwide in Wake of Pensacola Shooting; Virginia Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Gun Rally and more ->
DOD: Face of Defense: To the Moon … And Beyond!





Military January 15, 2020 Pensacola Heroes: How 2 Marines and an Injured Sailor Saved Lives During Mass Shooting; Navy’s Top Admiral Has No Apologies Over Carrier Lincoln’s Extra-Long Deployment and more ->
Task & Purpose: Navy SEAL pleads not guilty to murdering Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar in hazing incident; Air Force commissions first female Muslim chaplain in US military history; Air Force agents raid military landlord’s Oklahoma office, seize computers; A West Point cadet tried to crowdfund money to bring a porn star to the academy’s winter banquet and more ->
DOD: Esper, Japanese Counterpart Reaffirm Bilateral Defense Relationship; Pence Swears In First Chief of Space Operations at White House Event; NATO Nations Cannot Be Complacent, Milley Says and more ->



Military January 14, 2020 Former Soldier Pleads Guilty to Stealing Government Money During Deployment; China’s Navy Commissions Biggest and ‘Most Powerful’ Surface Warship; Facebook Takes on Veteran Unemployment with a New Digital Hub; Group to Fight Space Force’s Use of Bible for Swearing-In Ceremonies and more ->
Task & Purpose: Russian military hackers reportedly tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy company at the center of US impeachment scandal; Ex-Green Beret pleads guilty to stealing government funds during deployment; NAS Pensacola shooting was an ‘act of terrorism,’ says US Attorney General; SEAL, Doctor, Astronaut — Navy Lt. Jonny Kim achieves your childhood dreams so you don’t have to; Pour one out for the soldiers photographed in The Washington Post with their hands in their damn pockets and more ->




Military January 13, 2020

By Katie Lange, DOD News: Medal of Honor Monday: Army 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing

Alonzo Hereford Cushing (January 19, 1841 – July 3, 1863) was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action during Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett’s Charge. In 2013, 150 years after Cushing’s death, he was nominated for the Medal of Honor. The nomination was approved by the United States Congress, and was sent for review by the Defense Department and the President.[1][2][3]

On August 26, 2014, the White House announced he would be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, with President Obama presiding over the official ceremony on November 6, 2014. Helen Bird Loring Ensign, a second cousin twice removed, accepted the medal on Cushing’s behalf, as Cushing left no direct descendants.[4][5]

Task & Purpose: Two paratroopers killed in Afghanistan ‘represent the very best of our nation and our Army’; 4 Iraqis wounded in attack on military base that houses US forces; ‘It’s necessary, but it’s pretty miserable’ – How the Navy spends $3 billion a year busting rust and more -> Report: Board Finds No Reason to Separate USS Fitzgerald Lieutenant for Role in Collision; Air Force Colonel to Become First Female Wing Commander of Georgia Air National Guard; Keel Laid for Future Destroyer Named for World War II Hero and more ->
y Dave Philipps and Tim Arango, The New York Times: Who Signs Up to Fight? Makeup of U.S. Recruits Shows Glaring Disparity More and more, new recruits come from the same small number of counties and are the children of old recruits.
The Angry Staff Officer: Army Unit Numerical Designations: Where do they come from?


Military January 12, 2020

DOD: Statement From Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper on the Passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman
Task & Purpose: Air Force identifies two airmen who were found dead at Spangdahlem Air Base; Protesters demand Iran’s leaders quit after military admits it hit plane; A Marine vet is on a mission to make the media capitalize ‘veteran’ all the time and more -> After Gallagher Case, Review Calls for Big Changes to Navy and Marine Corps Legal System; Ex-Major who Defrauded National Guard Gets 1-Year Sentence; State Fines Air Force $1.7M Over Base Wastewater Monitoring Near Clovis; World War I Inspired Some Cinematic Masterpieces. Here Are a Few of Them and more ->




Military January 11, 2020 Green Beret Unit Receives 27 Valor Medals After Afghanistan Deployment; Governor: Sexual Misconduct Ombudsman to ‘Restore Trust’ in National Guard; Britain Seeks Extradition of US Diplomat’s Wife over Teen’s Death; Fayetteville Man Gets Prison Time for Carjacking Soldier; 5 Ways Veterans Are Uniquely Qualified to Drive the Wienermobile and more ->
Task & Purpose: 2 US service members killed by IED in Afghanistan; Iran calls shootdown of Ukrainian airliner a ‘disastrous mistake’; ‘It boggles the mind’ — Federal judge blasts lax security at NAS Key West following Chinese intrusion; Navy, Marines complete review of JAG Corps ordered after Gallagher trial and more ->
DOD: Vice Chairman Looks to Ensure DOD Remains Competitive; Today’s Army Is More Than Tanks, Bradleys, Army Secretary Says; Going for Gold for the Rosies and more ->


Military January 10, 2020 7 Times Army Vet Buck Henry Revolutionized Comedy; Police Investigate Officer Accused of Killing Vet’s Service Dog; Marine Vet Lawmaker Tells Military to Question the Orders They’re Given by Trump; Unidentified Planes Hit Iraqi Militiamen in Syria, Killing 8 and more ->
Task & Purpose: 2 airmen found dead in dorms at Spangdahlem Air Base; ‘He just radiated love’ — Army recruiter killed in Alabama shooting; Former Green Beret pardoned for murder loses first round in fight to get his Special Forces tab back; Army 2nd Lt. accused of running guns for ‘high-level’ drug trafficker; Videos show a Russian warship getting way too close to a US Navy destroyer in the Arabian Sea and more ->
DOD: Veterans, Officials Mark 75th Anniversary of Key WWII Battle; They’ve Got Your Back: A Sniper’s Role Is Crucial; DOD Marks 20th Anniversary of Trafficking Victims Protection Act and more ->