Category: Military

Military July 07, 2018

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Emerson Marcus 152nd Airlift Wing: Nevada Air National Guard Joins Colorado Firefighting Effort
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz 386th Air Expeditionary Wing: From Nothing to Something: Cargo City Takes Shape
 
 
 
 
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy National Guard Bureau: Army Guard Soldiers to See Tuition Assistance Program Changes
 
 
 
 
Photos By Multiple photographers DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Week in Photos: June 30-July 6

Military July 06, 2018

By The Associated Press: Bank restores stolen funds to 112-year-old Texas man
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Frank J. Casciotta 302nd Airlift Wing: Reservist Helps Treat PTSD With Equine Therapy
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Maj. Rodney Ellison, 10th Air Force: Face of Defense: Airman Carries on Family’s Legacy of Service
 
 
 
 
By Army Capt. Joseph Siemandel Washington National Guard: Washington Guard Recognizes Soldiers for Saving Girl’s Life
 
 
 
 
By JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com: Army veteran reflects during Independence Day
 
 
 
 
By JACOB MANN Frontiersman.com: Geneva Woods donates 25 wheelchairs to the Honor Flight program
 
 
 
 
By Leo Shane III: Ignored for decades, WWI heroines could be recognized with Congressional Gold Medal
 
 
 
 
By Lynn Vincent: Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
Meet U.S. Navy veteran and New York Times-bestselling author Lynn Vincent and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Sara Vladic, when they join us to discuss and sign Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History. A human drama unlike any other: the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history.
 
 
Lynn Vincent (born 1962) is a conservative American writer, journalist, and author or co-author of 10 books. Vincent’s work focuses on memoirs, politics and current events. She is supportive of the Republican Party.

Vincent’s best-known solo work is Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together. The tale of a friendship between a wealthy Texan and a black homeless man has been on the New York Times Best Seller list since October 2008.

She co-wrote Sarah Palin’s 2009 memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life.[1]

In 2010, Vincent wrote, with Todd Burpo, Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, the story of the four-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery visits heaven.

Vincent, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent 11 years as an investigative reporter and feature writer for WORLD magazine, a conservative Christian newsweekly. She has lectured on writing at the World Journalism Institute, and at The King’s College in New York City.

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Excerpt from wiki:

Court-martial of Captain McVay
Captain Charles B. McVay III, who had commanded Indianapolis since November 1944, survived the sinking and was among those rescued days later. In November 1945, he was court-martialed and convicted of “hazarding his ship by failing to zigzag”. Several aspects of the court-martial were controversial. There was evidence that the Navy itself had placed the ship in harm’s way. McVay’s orders were to “zigzag at his discretion, weather permitting”, however McVay was not informed that a Japanese submarine was operating in the vicinity of his route from Guam to Leyte. Further, Mochitsura Hashimoto, commander of I-58, testified that zigzagging would have made no difference.[29] Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz remitted McVay’s sentence and restored him to active duty. McVay retired in 1949 as a rear admiral.[30]

While many of Indianapolis’s survivors said McVay was not to blame for the sinking, the families of some of the men who died thought otherwise: “Merry Christmas! Our family’s holiday would be a lot merrier if you hadn’t killed my son”, read one piece of mail.[31] The guilt that was placed on his shoulders mounted until he committed suicide in 1968, using his Navy-issued revolver. McVay was discovered on his front lawn by his gardener with a toy sailor in one hand, revolver in the other.[32] He was 70 years old.

McVay’s record cleared
In 1996, sixth-grade student Hunter Scott began his research on the sinking of Indianapolis for a class history project, an assignment which eventually led to a United States Congressional investigation. In October 2000, the United States Congress passed a resolution that Captain McVay’s record should state that “he is exonerated for the loss of Indianapolis”. President Bill Clinton signed the resolution.[33] The resolution noted that, although several hundred ships of the US Navy were lost in combat in World War II, McVay was the only captain to be court-martialed for the sinking of his ship.[34]

In July 2001, the United States Secretary of the Navy ordered McVay’s official Navy record cleared of all wrongdoing.[35][36]
 
 
 
 
By Josh Jones: How Warner Brothers Resisted a Hollywood Ban on Anti-Nazi Films in the 1930s and Warned Americans of the Dangers of Fascism
 
 

 
 

 
 

Quotes July 06, 2018

Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
Alan Shepard
 
 
 
 
The Navy speaks in symbols and you may suit what meaning you choose to the words.
Patrick O’Brian
 
 
 
 
A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.
A powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural means of defense; and it has always been of defense that we have thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now what sort of Navy to build? We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas, in the future as in the past; and there will be no thought of offense or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks.
Theodore Roosevelt
 
 
 
 
The Navy has a custom-if a ship runs aground, the captain is relieved regardless of who is responsible. That’s how Abu Ghraib should be handled.
Rand Beers
 
 
 
 
The US Navy has several people on every ship that can navigate by the stars. They don’t fool with that.
Bill Nye
 
 
 
 
Navy teams have reached the area to launch an operation for the recovery of survivors or of all the bodies.
Mohammed Salman
 
 
 
 
I was a mechanic in the Navy. And mechanics in the Navy are like mechanics in airlines. You may have more stripes than I do, but you don’t know how to fix the airplane.
Gordon Bethune
 
 
 
 
The Navy has changed a great deal. Not that the officers of my day were bad, because I served under a lot of good officers, believe me. But there were a few bad ones, too.
Ernest Borgnine

Military July 05, 2018

A Sailor’s Life: The sacrifice of an Alaskan World War II veteran
On a day we celebrate independence, Channel 2 photojournalist Joshua Maxwell brings us the story of one of the men who fought for our freedom, a member of “the greatest generation” and World War II veteran here in Alaska who faced danger in the Pacific.
 
 
 
 
By Jeremiah Bartz Frontiersman.com: Wasilla American Legion program has special way to honor soldiers killed in combat
 
 
 
 
By Mark Wallace: The U.S. Air Force learned to code—and saved the Pentagon millions In partnership with Pivotal Labs, a pilot program is out to remake how the Pentagon acquires weapons systems.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: U.S.-U.K. Celebrate 60 Years of Mutual Defense Agreement. What Is It?

Military July 03, 2018

YMCA Armed Services Weekly Update July 02, 2018
 
 
 
 
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Coalition Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq
 
 
 
 
By Army Spc. Alec Dionne 122nd Public Affairs Operations CenterFace of Defense: Soldier, Student, Trailblazer
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Erich. Smith National Guard Bureau: Face of Defense: Australia Native Comes Full Circle as Army Guard Vocalist
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Global Integration Seeks to Buy Leaders Decision Time, Increase ‘Speed of Relevance
 
 
 
 
By Jared Keller: That Time A Marine Mechanic Took A July 4th Joyride In An A-4M Skyhawk
 
 
 
 
By James Clark: TV Broadcaster Completely Unfazed As Attack Helicopter Nearly Takes Her Head Off

 
 
 
 
By ‘Babsfritchie’: CGSC: A Howl Of Pain From The Lower Circle Of Online Distance Learning Hell
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military July 02, 2018

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: 2 Medal of Honor Tales from the Battle of the Little Bighorn
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military July 01, 2018

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S.-Japan Alliance ‘Cornerstone’ to Indo-Pacific Stability, Mattis Says
 
 
 
 
One bullet.
By Deutsche Presse-Agentur: Benghazi Attack Mastermind Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison
 
 
 
 
By James Clark: This NASCAR Driver And Naval Officer Helped Save A Family From Their Burning Minivan

Military June 30, 2018

By Army Capt. Jason Welch, 3rd Cavalry Regiment: Iraqi, U.S. Guns Bring ‘Steel Rain’ to ISIS
 
 
 
 
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Vice Chairman Salutes The 1 Percent of Population That Serves
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro 36th Wing: B-52 Bomber Crew Aids in Rescue Off Coast of Guam
 
 
 
 
Week in Photos: June 23-29
 
 
 
 
Interesting
By Cory Hollon: “Are the Shields Up?:” Decision Making in “Return of the Jedi”

Rebellions are built on hope. – Cassian Andor, 1 BBY

Hope is not a plan. – Every decent commander, ever
 
 
About the Author: Lt Col Cory Hollon is an F-15E Strike Eagle Weapons System Officer in the U.S. Air Force.He has six combat deployments, has commanded an Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, graduated from the Weapons Instructor Course and the School of Advanced Military Studies. He is currently an Airpower Strategist in the Skunks (Concept Division) of the Air Force Warfighting Integration Center and is the lead author for the Air Force Operating Concept. He can be found on Twitter @cory_hollon – be prepared for a lot of Star Wars. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Air Force or the U.S. government.

Military June 28, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Sgt. Maj. of the Army: Extending Training Would Bolster Readiness, Lethality
 
 
 
 
By James Clark and Jeff Schogol: He’s A Service Member And Child Of A War-Wounded Vet. Can He Succeed As The Next VA Chief?
 
 
 
 
By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Face of Defense: Marine Pursues Love for Music in Off-Duty Time
 
 
 
 
By Air Force 1st Lt. Annabel Monroe, 432nd Wing: Sisters in Service: Closing the Joint Warfighter Diversity Gap
 
 
 
 
By Brian E. Kinsella: It’s Time For Us To Have A Real Conversation About Suicide In America
 
 
 
 
Gastro Obscura by Natasha Frost: How the U.S. Army Botched Feeding Its Female Soldiers in WWII Outcomes included weight gain, sexual harassment, and skipping meals.

Military June 27, 2018

Missed this article about 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner yesterday.

By Jeff Shogol: This Army Hero Fought Off 600 Nazis Virtually Alone. Now He’s Getting The Medal Of Honor
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Defense Digital Service Emphasizes Results for Service Members
 
 
 
 
By Navy Seaman Michael Prusiecki, USS Nimitz: USS Nimitz: 50 Years of Teamwork and Tradition
 
 
 
 
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Jose Ibarra DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Face of Defense: Airman Combines Creativity, Service, Entrepreneurship
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Networks, Innovation Key to Air Force Philosophy
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: The Perils of Command
 
 
 
 
By Jeff Schogol: Second Female Marine Finishes Infantry Officer Course
 
 
 
 
By Jeremy Redmon, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Air Force Vet Turned NSA Contractor Reality Winner Pleads Guilty To Leaking
 
 
 
 
By Peter Delacroix: I Was Sexually Assaulted In The Military As A Woman. I Can No Longer Stay Silent As A Man
 
 
 
 
By Maj. Alan Hastings, U.S. Army: An Alternative Perspective of CGSC: A Letter To The Incoming Class of 2019