Category: Military

Military July 06, 2020

DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Sgt. Richard Enderlin First Black Man Nominated to Lead Air Force Academy; How to Hear Country Music Made by and for Combat Veterans and more ->

Task & Purpose: Rocket intercepted before it could hit Baghdad’s Green Zone; Army private charged in neo-Nazi plot to attack own troops pleads not guilty; Boeing executive resigns over op-ed written 33 years ago saying women had ‘no right to fight’ in combat; Tom Hanks unleashes hell on Nazi submarines in ‘Greyhound,’ streaming on Apple TV this week and more ->

Military July 05, 2020 Measure Requiring Women to Register for Draft Left Out of House Defense Bill; Air Force Uses Customized Shipping Box to Fly COVID-19 Patients Out of Middle East and more ->
Task & Purpose: ‘He will be severely missed’ — Soldier killed in vehicle rollover accident in Afghanistan; ‘We are far from where we need to be’ — This Marine has made it her mission to fight discrimination in the ranks and more ->
DOD: July 4th ‘Salute to America’ Honors U.S. Military Personnel and more ->





Military July 03, 04, 2020 Navy Chief Who Died Aboard Deployed Carrier Roosevelt Identified; Troops Who Admit Marijuana Use Would Be Allowed to Reenlist Under New Provision; Duckworth Says She’ll Block Military Promotions Until Vindman Gets Consideration; At Rushmore, Trump Announces Plan to Establish ‘National Garden’ of Heroes and more ->


Task & Purpose: Here’s what it was like for the first woman to command a Marine Corps ground combat battalion; This is the Army’s message to parents of prospective soldiers in the wake of Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance; ‘Nothing like this should ever happen to one of our own’ — Army leaders call for justice in case of Vanessa Guillen and more ->

The Angry Staff Officer: An Ongoing American Revolution





Military July 02, 2020 Read a Free Graphic Novel Honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Johnson; Air Force IDs Lieutenant Killed in South Carolina F-16 Crash; General, Colonel Rebuked After Marine Corps Finds Serious Flaws in Fatal Crash Investigation; Clint Black, Headlining the USO July 4th Concert, Reflects on an Epic Country Career and more ->
Task & Purpose: This combat photographer kept snapping until her last moment; He saved the lives of five US troops. Now this Afghan interpreter is an American citizen; Watch over 300 Army paratroopers drop into Guam just to remind folks who’s boss and more ->





Military July 01, 2020 1 Suspect Dead, 1 in Custody in Connection with Pfc. Vanessa Guillen’s Disappearance; Army Increases Reward to $25K in Death of Fort Bragg Paratrooper; Woman Who Faked Death After Cheating VA Out of $300,000 Now Headed to Prison and more ->
Task & Purpose: F-16CM pilot killed in latest Air Force crash; Civilian suspect taken into custody during search for missing Fort Hood soldier; Unidentified human remains found during investigation into missing Fort Hood soldier; Family of dead Marine says US ‘absolutely’ needs to launch investigation into Taliban attack with suspected Russian ties; ’40 Thieves on Saipan’ — New book recounts epic struggle of Marine snipers in WWII and more ->
DOD: Hall of Fame Pitcher, Olympic Champion Sprinter Both Served in the Military; Face of Defense: From Peru to U.S. Navy Chief; Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan and more ->
By Michael Stahl, Narratively: The Deadliest Marksman’s Cold, Brave Stand Eighty years ago, a freezing Finnish farm boy took aim at the unstoppable Red Army — and became the greatest sharpshooter the world has ever seen.





Military June 30, 2020

Carlton Reiner[3] (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020)
Military service
In 1943, Reiner was drafted into the Army Air Forces and served during World War II, eventually achieving the rank of corporal. He had initially trained to be a radio operator, but after spending three months in the hospital recovering from pneumonia, he was sent to Georgetown University for ten months of training as a French interpreter; it was here that he had his first experience as a director, putting on a Molière play entirely in French. In 1944, after completing language training, he was sent to Hawaii to work as a teleprinter operator. The night before he was scheduled to ship out for an unknown assignment, he attended a production of Hamlet by the Special Services entertainment unit. Following an audition for actor and Major Maurice Evans, he was subsequently transferred to Special Services. Over the following two years, Reiner performed around the Pacific theater, entertaining troops in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima until he was honorably discharged in 1946.[12]

Task & Purpose: Service members are sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault using #IAmVanessaGuillen; He was the first Black Marine pilot, but his hometown still got his name wrong; Sen. Warren: Revoke Medals of Honor Awarded to Troops in ‘Wounded Knee’ Massacre; Major Space Force Units to Be Called Deltas, Officials Announce and more ->
DOD: Fort Knox Safety Official Donates Plasma to Help Others Fight COVID-19; Air Force Spouse Creates Face Masks for People With Disabilities and more ->
By Jake Rossen, Mental Floss: The Teenage Girl Gang That Seduced and Killed Nazis In the 1940s, sisters Freddie and Truus Oversteegen used their unassuming profile as teenagers to ambush and kill Nazis in the Netherlands.





Military June 29, 2020

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger Air Force Takes Control of Joint DC Base
Task & Purpose: A bunch of gamers are raising money to save a WWII museum that honors the soldiers they play as online; The 17 strangest questions we’ve ever asked the military; Rep. Ruben Gallego: the US needs to punish Russia for placing bounties on troops in Afghanistan and more ->


Military June 28, 2020

Task & Purpose: Wife of Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan 15 years ago opens up about love, grief, and acceptance in new book; Diver may have discovered Navy plane that crashed into the ocean 77 years ago and more ->



Military June 27, 2020

Task & Purpose: US Marine drowns on base at Camp Lejeune; Marine vet who lived in a shipping container, made Molotov cocktails, pleads guilty to weapons charge; This former Knicks center ditched the NBA to lead an Army infantry platoon and more -> Investigation Details Afghanistan Insider Attack That Killed Army Sergeant Major; Marine Veteran Paraplegic Rower found Dead During California-Hawaii Voyage; Maryland National Guard Working to Reimburse Troops Who Missed Paychecks and more ->


Military June 26, 2020 The Army Is About to Get its First Female Green Beret; Mandatory National Service Would Create a More Equal Society, Former NSA Rice Says; ‘Brandon Act’ Would Give Troops a Safe Word to Access Mental Health Care; Bill Would Create New Dangerous Dog Rules for Military Bases and more ->
Task & Purpose: Rafael Peralta’s death ensured four fellow Marines would live. His Medal of Honor award recommendation explains how; It’s time to rename Fort Benning for Alwyn Cashe and more ->