Category: Military

Military November 04, 2018

Prank? I hope Aurora recovers and those involved in her theft are kicked out of the military.
Fox News: Air Force Falcon Mascot Suffers ‘Life-Threatening’ Injury in Army Prank
By Perry Chiaramonte: Burn Pit Vet’s Widower: Memos Show that Illness Didn’t Need to Happen
By Gina Harkins: Marine Corps’ Last Prowler Aircraft Return from Final Combat Deployment

Military November 03, 2018

By Hope Hodge Seck: Another Apparent Afghan Insider Attack Kills US Service Member
The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y. | By Leonard Sparks: Credit Union to Pay for Seizing Vehicles of Service Members
By Fox News: Supreme Court Accepts Case of Cross-Shaped Maryland War Memorial
Stars and Stripes | By Matthew Burke: Road That Plays Marines’ Hymn to Be Named After R. Lee Ermey
Vets Day & Memorial Day Explained There’s one big difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day, though the history of each is rooted in the history of our country’s wars.
Christopher Kibler is a retired Army first sergeant. He served as an airborne ranger for most of his career. He now works for the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, or SERE, school at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, teaching others survival techniques.
It’s 7:30 a.m. at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, on a chilly October day. Just a few days earlier, six inches of snow fell on the base, but at the start of Air Force 1st Lt. Gordon Lam’s shift, the roads are clear and the skies are sunny. A member of the 320th Missile Squadron, Lam’s about to begin a 24-hour shift as a missile alert officer deep underground in the middle of nowhere. This is his day.
Air Force Capt. Ana Garzon describes her role as an intercontinental ballistic missile code controller for the 90th Operations Support Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

By James Clark: Confessions Of An A-10 Pilot: What It’s Like To Fly A Cannon With Wings

Military November 02, 2018

Historic Clip: Gen John J. Pershing Return from WWI NYC Parade
The Associated Press: Remains of Fallen WWII Pilot Returning to Tennessee
Stars and Stripes | By Wyatt Olson: Two Alaska Soldiers Found Dead in Their Homes in Separate Incidents
Secretary Mattis Remarks on the National Defense Strategy in Conversation with the United States Institute for Peace
Remarks By Secretary Mattis at an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Welcoming Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Jeong to the Pentagon | By Matthew Cox: Army Under Secretary: Female Rangers Will Not Become a Recruiting Tool
By Emily Przyborowski, The National Interest: Why Jordan May Be The Next Battleground Against ISIS
By James Clark: ‘Better Call Saul’ Actor Cut Off His Own Arm So He Could Pass As A Wounded Vet And Land Roles





Military November 01, 2018

By Oriana Pawlyk: Air Force Fires 3 Commanders At Texas Base Amid Reports of ‘Dangerous Behavior’
By Wade Livingston: Attorney ‘Confident’ $100M Lawsuit over Parris Island Recruit Death Will Survive
By Gina Harkins: The Marines’ New Birthday Video Features Vietnam War Hero John Canley

By Richard Sisk: Post-9/11 Vets’ Groups Poised to Out-Raise Legacy Organizations, Report Finds
By Paul Szoldra: Watch The Blue Angels Fly Out Of The Sunset In This Remarkable Video
Joshua Chason is a National Guard pilot and a Maryland State Police flight paramedic. His father loaded him in the car and chased down helicopters to see them take off and land. He became a Maryland State Police officer, but his aspirations didn’t stop there. See how the military made his dream come true.
Carson Goodale is the founder of FanFood and an Army Reservist. He balances his military service with his growing business. Watch this video to find out why he does it.

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Military October 31, 2018

By Richard Sisk: Mattis Pushes for Negotiated Cease-Fire in Yemen’s Civil War
By Gina Harkins: Unproven Sexual Harassment Claims Could Force Marine Officer into Retirement
By Maj. Thomas Mcilwaine, British Army: The Way To Fix The Military Decision-Making Process Is To Fix Your Own Self With More Tough Training
Mattis to Discuss the 2018 National Defense Strategy







Military October 30, 2018

By Phil Ferolito: Evan Mettie, Who Was Severely Injured in 2006 in Iraq, Laid to Rest
Homeland Security and Defense Department Officials Joint Press Conference on the Defense Department Deployment to the Southwest Border Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner; Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command
By Oriana Pawlyk: IG: Air Force General Harassed Subordinate, Failed to Report Suicide Attempts
By Lyndsay Winkley: Suspect Arrested in Death of Navy Sailor Who Stopped to Help Motorist
By Oriana Pawlyk: Pave Hawk Hit Steel Cable in Iraq, Causing Fatal Crash: Air Force
By Denise Lavoie: Gangster Whitey Bulger, Air Force Vet, Found Dead in Prison at 89
Early into his life of crime, Bulger served an enlistment term in the U.S. Air Force. He enlisted in the service in 1948 and quickly fell afoul of authorities, doing time in military prison for assaults. At one point he was charged with rape, according to multiple sources; on another occasion, he was arrested for going absent without leave. Despite all this, he was honorably discharged in 1952.
By Derek Davey: My Son Was Killed In Iraq. I Found Closure With The Marines Who Were With Him When He Died

Derek M. Davey, Captain, USMC 1977-1985. Naval Flight Officer, EA-6B Prowlers. Two UDP pumps: USS Nimitz, Med Cruise and West Pac. Thirty years as an Accredited Service Officer in NY State and National Appeals Representative in Washington, DC. Fully retired now, enjoying life in the woods, on a lake, with my best buddy Shadow the Dog in the Adirondacks.
The Associated Press: Sikorsky to Commemorate Black Hawk Helicopters’ Anniversary
Amphibiosity — the ability to operate on land and at sea — may not be a real word, but it’s a very real concept to the militaries that make up NATO
By Paul Szoldra: The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Changed Its Logo To A Water Dragon Eating A Skull
By James Clark: Here Are The Military Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In November
The Angry Staff Officer: Wait, Whose Intent? The Role of Commander’s Intent in Army Order Writing



Military October 29, 2018

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Capt. Humbert Versace
Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States’ highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War. He was the first member of the U.S. Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed in Southeast Asia while in captivity.[1]

By Richard Sisk: Mattis on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter: ‘He Is Not a Man’
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter a “coward” who preyed on the defenseless in an attack on one of the nation’s foundational tenets: freedom of religion.

“This is a coward, and he is not a man by any definition that we use in the Department of Defense,” Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Prague, according to Reuters.
By Jim Garamone: Dunford Shares Thoughts on Maintaining U.S. Military’s Competitive Advantage
En route to Czech Republic Media Gaggle by Secretary Mattis
By Tamara Lush: How a 2-star Army General Took Charge of a Broken City


Military October 28, 2018

By Adam Linehan: Navy Training Commander Fired ‘Due To Loss Of Confidence In His Ability To Command’
As Navy Times notes, Meskimen lost his job amid an ongoing Naval Criminal Investigative Service probe into the recent death of Fire Controlman Seaman Recruit Joshua F. Edge, who was found dead in his barracks at TSC on Oct. 8.
Remarks by Secretary Mattis at International Institute for Strategic Studies Manama Dialogue Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis; John Chipman, Chief Executive of IISS
The Canadian Press: ISIS Gunmen Kill 40 US-backed Fighters in Eastern Syria
By Sean Mclean Brown: Military Spouse Runs in Marine Corps Marathon to Remember Fallen Heroes
By Julie Carr Smyth: Veterans’ Lives, Experiences Celebrated at New Ohio Museum
By Bravo: New ALARACT authorizes military police to ticket Army regulation violators
The Angry Staff Officer: If Military Commissioning Sources were Hogwarts Houses





Military October 27, 2018

The Santa Fe New Mexican | By Olivia Harlow: Unclaimed Veteran Laid to Rest by Comrades-in-Arms at Santa Fe
By Gina Harkins: Navy Sacks Great Lakes Training Support Center Commander
Stars and Stripes | By Claudia Grisales: Website Promoting Nude Photos of Female Service Members Is Disabled
“The exploitation of our brave women in uniform is repugnant, and the targeting of our service members’ spouses is just as appalling,” McCaskill said. “There needs to be a thorough investigation of this website, and if wrongdoing is found, the perpetrators should be brought to justice.”
y Caitlin Foster, Business Insider: These Are The Disgusting Conditions That Hospitalized 29 Recruits At A Marine Corps Boot Camp | By James Barber: US Navy Vet George Wallace Wrote the Book That Inspired the Movie ‘Hunter Killer’ | By James Barber: Army Chaplain Darren Turner Talks About ‘Indivisible,’ a Movie Based on His Life
Air Force Senior Airman Alexandra Garafalo conducts reconnaissance after a mock chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense attack at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 25, 2018.
Soldiers fire an artillery rocket system at Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 19, 2018, during Red Flag-Alaska 19-1, a training exercise for U.S. and partner nation forces.


Military October 26, 2018

By Matthew Barakat: Jury Spares Life of Soldier Convicted of Killing Wife, Cop
Small Boats With Big Firepower!
By Ronald Glasser, M.D.: Here’s Exactly What A Roadside Bomb Does To Your Head