Category: Military

Military August 03, 2018

By Stephanie Beougher, Ohio National Guard: Face of Defense: Husband, Wife Become Citizen-Soldiers Together
By Matthew Schehl Naval Postgraduate School: Face of Defense: Navy Postgraduate Student Begins NASA Internship
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Rullo, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti: Rex Goes Home: Military Working Dog to Receive Cancer Treatment
By Erika I. Ritchie, The Orange County Register: The Head Of The Marine Corps’ Premier Fighting Force Is Taking His Talents West
By Jeff Schogol: Here’s What You Need To Do To Pass The Army’s Combat Fitness Test
By Brad Howard: Tim Kennedy Spars With Death In New TV Show ‘Hard To Kill’

Timothy Fred “Tim” Kennedy (born September 1, 1979) is an American retired professional mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the UFC’s Middleweight division. He has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, the WEC, ShoMMA, HDNet Fights, and represented the Chicago Red Bears in the IFL. Kennedy is one of the few fighters to simultaneously serve in the United States Army National Guard while also fighting professionally.

Military career
Tim Kennedy joined the Army on January 4, 2004, and completed Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Airborne School and the Special Forces Qualification Course. Tim was featured in Dick Couch’s book about Green Beret selection called “Chosen Soldier” under the moniker “Tom Kendall”. In 2007, he completed Ranger School[8] and was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group,[9] where he served on an Operational Detachments Alpha. During this time he was also a sniper, sniper instructor, and the principal combatives instructor for C Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. Kennedy deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom multiple times.[10]

In August 2009, Kennedy transitioned from active duty to the Texas Army National Guard and served in the position of Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.

Among Kennedy’s multiple awards are the Army’s Bronze Star Medal with V device, which was awarded for valor under fire.[11]

On April 16, 2017, Kennedy announced his reenlistment into the U.S. Army Special Forces, praising the leadership of Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.[12]

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By Jack Mandaville: A Post-9/11 Marine Vet Recalls His Earliest Memories Of Operation Desert Storm

Military August 01, 2018

By Army Staff Sgt. Edward Siguenza California National Guard: California Air Guard Drone Helps Authorities Fight Carr Fire
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Agency Begins Process of Identifying Korean War Remains
By JoAnna Delfin, Joint Region Marianas: Face of Defense: Sailor Aids Pedestrian Struck by Car in Guam
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nick Wilson, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing: Language Barrier No Obstacle for Deployed Doctors
By Marine Corps Sgt. Dana Beesley, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island: Marine Marksmanship Instructor Enjoys Mentoring Recruits
A former U.S. Army soldier talks about what it’s like to live with Post Traumatic Stress. After his deployments to Afghanistan, his battle didn’t end when he came home.


Music August 01, 2018

By Ayun Halliday: Pianist Plays Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Ravel & Debussy for Blind Elephants in Thailand






Military July 31, 2018

News From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria
By Jared Keller: Watch a C-130 Get Up Close And Personal With California’s Massive Wildfire
By Andrew Dyer, The San Diego Union-Tribune: A Man Took A Shot At Navy SEALs And Trainees With A Pellet Gun
By Walter Ham, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters: Face of Defense: Coast Guard Officer Earns Emergency Management Credential
By Army Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division: Face of Defense: California Guardsman Gains Experience in Afghanistan
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Woman with Disability Felt ‘Invisible’ Before Landing DoD Job
By Jared Keller: A Contractor Knowingly Sold US Troops Defective Earplugs For Years. Now They’re Paying For It
Department of Defense: Photo Essays



Military July 30, 2018

By Jeff Schogol: Mattis Welcomes North Korea’s Return Of MIA Remains As A ‘First Step’

By Alex Lockie, Business Insider: Here’s The Technique Navy SEALs Use To Swim For Miles Without Getting Tired


Military June 29, 2018

By Air Force Senior Airman Jourdan Barrons 86th Airlift Wing: Face of Defense: Airman From Togo Takes Pride in U.S. Citizenship





Military June 28, 2018

By Katie Lange: The Korean War Armistice Explained
News DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S. Receives Fallen Service Members’ Remains From North Korea
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis: U.S. Troop Remains Repatriation ‘Sets a Positive Environment’
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says
Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis: Press Gaggle at the Pentagon with Secretary of Defense Mattis

United Nations Honor Guard member carries remains during a dignified return ceremony at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Friday. Members of the command and the Osan community were on hand at the arrival ceremony. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kelsey Tucker.)


United Nations Command returned 55 cases of remains from the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea to Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Friday.
Members of the command and the Osan community were on hand at the arrival
ceremony. (Photo by US Air Force Technical Sergeant Ashley Tyler.)

Military July 27, 2018

By Katie Lange: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Celebrates 71 Years Today
Wiki: The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a body of senior uniformed leaders in the United States Department of Defense who advise the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council on military matters. The composition of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is defined by statute and consists of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (VCJCS), the Military Service Chiefs from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force, and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau,[1] all appointed by the President following Senate confirmation.[2] Each of the individual Military Service Chiefs, outside their Joint Chiefs of Staff obligations, works directly for the Secretary of the Military Department concerned, i.e., Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force.[3][4][5][6]

Following the Goldwater–Nichols Act in 1986, the Joint Chiefs of Staff do not have operational command authority, either individually or collectively, as the chain of command goes from the President to the Secretary of Defense, and from the Secretary of Defense to the Commanders of the Combatant Commands.[7] Goldwater–Nichols also created the office of Vice Chairman, and the Chairman is now designated as the principal military adviser to the Secretary of Defense, the Homeland Security Council, the National Security Council and the President.[8]

The Joint Staff (JS) is a headquarters staff in the Pentagon, composed of personnel from each of the five armed services, that assists the Chairman and the Vice Chairman in discharging their responsibilities and is managed by the Director of the Joint Staff (DJS), who is a lieutenant general or Navy vice admiral.[9]

DHA Director Discusses ‘Forward Momentum’ for New Health Record SystemBy Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity:
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue
By James Clark: The Omaha Beach Landing In ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Changed How We Look At WW2
By Alexandra Seltzer The Palm Beach Post: Florida Official Resigns After Cursing Out Army Veteran As ‘Traitor’ On Facebook
By Claire Z. Cardona, The Dallas Morning News: The Teenage Love Triangle That Sent The Texas ‘Cadet Killers’ To Prison 20 Years Ago

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A military working dog wears his Doggles, his assigned Personal Protective Equipment to protect his eyes, as a Chinook Helicopter takes off, kicking up dust and debris, during an Air Assault operation by Soldiers of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducted May 11. The Soldiers visited a remote village in the Parwan Province to conduct a key leader engagement with village elders. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Brace, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)

Military July 26, 2018

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway Defense Media Activity: Benefits of Service: Hawaii’s Military Hotel, the Hale Koa
By Whitney Delbridge Nichels U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Soldier Amputees Have More Options for Continued Service
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Rullo, Camp Lemonnier: Camp Lemonnier Embraces Sailor 360 Program
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunfords, Students Discuss Leadership, Civic Responsibility, Military Life
By Christopher Woody, Business Insider: A Naval Academy Midshipman Faces Charges In What May Be The School’s Biggest Drug-Ring Case In Years
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec, 633rd Air Base Wing: Face of Defense: Airman, Friends Rescue Drowning Girl


Military July 25, 2018

By Richard Sisk, A Medal of Honor Recipient Describes How He Was Saved By A Tiger And A Sawed-Off Shotgun
Bennie G. Adkins (born February 1, 1934) is a retired United States Army soldier and recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for actions in March 1966 during the Vietnam War. From March 9-12, 1966 Adkins distinguished himself during a 38-hour close-combat battle against North Vietnamese Army forces during the Battle of A Shau. At the time of the cited action, Adkins was a sergeant first class serving as an Intelligence Sergeant with Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces.[1]

By Stacy Bare: PTSD: It’s Not Just for Veterans Anymore
By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten Defense Media Activity: Orlando Has a Military Resort, And This Marine Reviewed It
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz 386th Air Expeditionary Wing: Face of Defense: Airman’s Lifesaving Act Leads to Physician Assistant Career
By Navy Seaman Michael Prusiecki, USS Nimitz: Face of Defense: Navy Father, Daughter Enjoy Serving Together
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S., Australia Hold Consultations on Indo-Pacific Defense, Economic Development
By James Clark: Marine Raiders’ Reunion Breathes New Life Into The Corps’ ‘Old Breed’
By Jared Keller: Watch Afghan Special Forces’ All-Female Platoon Train To Kick Ass And Take Names