Category: Military

Military January 19, 2018

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe, 3rd Marine Division: Face of Defense: Marine Rescues 4 People From Rip Current in Okinawa         There’s An App For That: Marine Designs Mobile Solution for Common Problem         By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: DoD Launching Initiative to Get to #KnowYourMil …

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By Alex Snyder, Defense Media Activity: Medal of Honor Recipient and POW Whose Valor Was ‘Hard To Keep Secret’

Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness is a former state senator and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for the courage he displayed on a mission during the Vietnam War, just over a week before he was taken prisoner. Thorsness was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, where he attended school and earned …

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Military January 17, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Russia’s Actions, Spending Send Chill Through Europe, Dunford Says         By Air Force Staff Sgt. Whitney Taylor: Air Force Supports Science Through Operation DEEP FREEZE         By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department …

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Day in the life of a Rebel Alliance Tower Guard on Yavin 4

Secret Base on [REDACTED] Dear Mom, Taking a moment to drop you a line. As you know, life here in the Rebel Alliance has been kind of crazy of late, what with the whole Death Star business and everything. You hear about Alderaan? I’m not even sure if I believe the news, sounds like Imperial …

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Military January 15, 2018

By Associated Press: US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal         By Associated Press: Yale professor to receive $1M for warrior-scholar project         Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles A Soldier who was there that day said “Maj. Kettles became our John Wayne,” Obama said, adding his own take: …

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Viet Nam War: Pabst Blue Ribbon Presents: The Greatest Beer Run Ever

At a time when the Vietnam War was at its height, one man, John “Chickie” Donohue, snuck back into the war zone to find his 3 closest friends and buy them a beer. Skip to 4:53 to get to the story

Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs and WAVES – Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service

Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs and WAVES – Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service “Homefront Heroines” follows a group of quirky, individual and determined women who decided to go where no woman had gone before — into the Navy as WAVES. It tells the story of the more than 100,000 women who joined the …

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Military January 14, 2018

DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Deputy Secretary, Japanese Official Discuss Importance of Space Domain WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2018 — Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Japan’s minister of state for space policy met yesterday to discuss the importance of space to the mutual defense of their nations and how the United States and Japan …

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Military January 13, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Pence Highlights Service Members’ Excellence, Expertise, Dedication         By Katie Lange: DoD, Nat Geo Team Up for Unrivaled DocuSeries on Fight Against Extremism         Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq         By Army Pfc. Zoe Garbarino, …

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Military January 12, 2018

By Air Force Master Sgt. Mike Smith, Air National Guard Training and Education Center: Face of Defense: Video Highlights Airman’s ‘Interesting’ Resilience         By Air Force Capt. Roderick Bersamina 129th Rescue Wing: Air National Guard Supports California Mudslide Rescue Efforts         By Air Force Senior Airman Curtis Beach Joint …

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