Category: Military

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By Oriana Pawlyk: Partial Engine Failure Likely Prompted B-2 Emergency Landing: Audio
News Release Press Operations Release No: NR-302-18: Department of Defense Expands ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Crowdsourced Digital Defense Program
By Oriana Pawlyk and Gina Harkins: More Marine F-35Bs Likely Sidelined Over New Safety Concerns
By Michael Peck, The National Interest: The Army Just Purchased This ‘Smart’ Artillery Shell. Here’s What It Can Do
By Venessa Gera: Retired US General Says War with China Likely in 15 Years
By Megan Barnes: Air Force Captain Struck by Gas Truck Reaches $46 Million Settlement
By Gina Harkins: Marine 1st Sgt. Faces Hearing After $1.5M in Razors Stolen at Parris Island
By COLLEEN LONG, Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker: Packages to De Niro, Biden Seized, Similar to Pipe Bombs
By Chief Kristin Beck (Ret.): The Military Case For Hemp, According To A Navy SEAL
By HirePurpose: Army Veteran Turned Comcast Exec Advocates For Veterans And Military Spouses
The Angry Staff Officer: If Military Commissioning Sources were Hogwarts Houses



Military October 24, 2018

By Michael Balsamo: Explosive Devices Sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN Evacuated
Remembering the Beirut Bombing
By Richard Sisk: ‘We All Grew Up That Day:’ Marines Mark 35th Anniversary of Deadly Beirut Bombing
By Jeff Schogol: Marine Commandant: Beirut Barracks Attack ‘Changed The Way We Saw The World’
By Katie Lange: Gen. Dunford on the Fight Against Violent Extremism
“It’s not about winning the war. It’s about winning the peace.”

By Jared Keller: B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Makes Emergency Landing In Colorado
By James Clark: ‘Series Of Oversights’ Reportedly Contributed To Recent Death Of US Soldier In Afghanistan
By Christopher Woody Business Insider: China Just Successfully Launched The World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
By Will Campbell: Airman’s Invention Keeps Landing-Gear Doors on KC-135 from Breaking
By Jeff Schogol: Marines Confirm That Yes, They Drew That New Sky Penis Over California
By Jeremy Thompson: The Hardest Part Of Transitioning Out Of The Military: Finding Meaning Along The Way



Military October 23, 2018

By Thomasi McDonald, The Charlotte Observer: Fort Bragg Soldier Charged With Kidnapping, Ransoming Of 12-Year-Old Girl He Met Online
By Janet Mcconnaughey: Sheriff: Fort Polk Soldier Found with Wife’s Body in Trunk, Kids in Car
By Jared Keller: South Carolina Inmates Allegedly Posed As Underage Girls To Blackmail Soldiers On Dating Apps
By Lolita C. Baldor: US General Visits Troops Fighting Islamic State in Syria
By Oriana Pawlyk: Air Force to Approve Longer Careers for Some Enlisted Airmen
By Jeff Schogol: Space Force Plan Revealed – Are You Ready For Space National Guard Weekends?
By Michael Peck, The National Interest: How Javelin-Armed Robots Could Render The Tank Obsolete
By Richard Sisk: Marine Iraq Vet Secures Corrected Headstone for Great-Uncle Killed in WWI



Military October 22, 2018

By Richard Sisk: Apparent Afghan Insider Attack Kills NATO Service Member, Wounds Two Others
By Katie Lange: Flight of the Navigator: What DOD Antarctica Missions Are Like
By James Clark: Graphic Novel Series Recounts Heroics of Army Medal of Honor Recipients




Military October 21, 2018

By Gina Harkins: 1st Female Marine to Complete MARSOC’s 2nd Phase Is Leaving the Corps


Military October 20, 2018

SecDef Designates Chief Trial Judge
By Jeff Schogol: EXCLUSIVE: Navy SEAL Accused Of Stabbing Wounded ISIS Fighter To Death Has A Court Date
By Paul Szoldra: Remembering The 2 Army Rangers Who Were The First Combat-Related Deaths Of The Afghan War
By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News, N.Y.: Teen Arrested Near New York Military Base Had Hundreds Of Bullets, A Drone, And Fireworks
By Oriana Pawlyk: Here’s How the Air Force Hopes to Train 1,500 New Pilots a Year
By Matthew Cox: Army Launches New ‘Warriors Wanted’ Campaign Aimed at Generation Z
By Jared Keller: 5 Spectacular Military Joyrides From US History
By Luke Flowers: The Biggest Equalizer In The Military Is A Piss Tube In The Middle Of The Iraqi Desert



Military October 19, 2018

By Lindsay Whitehurst: More Charges Filed Against Navy Veteran in Ricin-Letter Case
By Carol Rosenberg: 2 Guantanamo Detainees Refused to Leave, Now They’re Stuck, Commander Says
Navy to Christen Submarine Delaware
Navy to Christen Submarine Vermont
By Jared Keller: The CIA Had A Top-Secret Manual To Help U-2 Pilots Avoid Crapping Their Pants At 70,000 Feet
By Ken Weisbrode: Eisenhower On ‘Leading From Within’ And The Art Of Collaborative Leadership
The Angry Staff Officer: When the Force is Not With You: Mentorship and Star Wars







Military October 18, 2018

By Phillip Walter Wellman: Two US Troops Wounded, Afghan Police Chief Killed in Kandahar Shooting
By Nancy Montgomery: Army Stops Autopsy, Takes Body of Dead Paratrooper from Italian Hospital
By Oriana Pawlyk: Air National Guard Identifies Pilots Killed in Ukraine Crash
President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John Canley for his actions in Vietnam in a ceremony at the White House, Oct. 17, 2018.

By Jeff Schogol: Heroic Vietnam Veteran Receives Medal Of Honor For Saving More Than 20 Marines

Canley, who used his brother’s paperwork to enlist in the Marines at the age of 15, proved to be an exceptional warrior during the house-to-house fighting against more than 6,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops, Trump told the audience.

When the White House announced in September that he would receive the Medal of Honor, Canley issued a statement saying he was accepting the award on behalf of those he served with in Vietnam.

“Their bravery and sacrifice is unparalleled,” Canley said.
By Gina Harkins: Trump Awards John Canley Medal of Honor for ‘Unmatched Bravery’ in Vietnam
For his actions and leadership, he received the Navy Cross, his service’s second-highest award for bravery. But Canley’s Marines didn’t think that was enough.

They spent the past 13 years gathering interviews, first-person accounts and other materials needed to see their company gunny’s award upgraded to the only one they thought he deserved: the Medal of Honor. It was denied 10 times, but they persisted.

“For me personally, it was an act of love,” said former Pfc. John Ligato, one of Canley’s Marines and a retired FBI agent who led the fight to see the medal upgraded. Ligato attended Wednesday’s Medal of Honor ceremony and said all he could do was sit back and smile.

The event brought dozens more Marines who fought alongside Canley and Gold Star family members who lost loved ones in the fight to Washington, D.C. Ligato said it gave the Marines and their families a chance to reconnect — including several who don’t typically attend reunions due to their injuries or post-traumatic stress.
Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve Press Briefing by Col. Ryan via Video conference from Baghdad, Iraq Colonel Sean J. Ryan, spokesman, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve; Commander Sean Robertson, Pentagon spokesman
Media Roundtable with General Joseph F. Dunford and Special Envoy Brett McGurk General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, State Department


Military October 17, 2018

By Oriana Pawlyk: Air National Guard Pilot Killed in Ukrainian Fighter Jet Crash
By Oriana Pawlyk: Thunderbirds Pilot Lost Consciousness Before Fatal Crash, Air Force Says
By Gina Harkins: Pair of Navy Helicopters Collide on Runway in Japan
By Matthew Cox: National Guard’s New SFAB Will Be Spread Across Six States
Navy Cmdr. Sean Robertson talks about the importance of Operation Inherent Resolve briefings.
By Cynthia Greenwood: Coast Guard Academy Begins New Study of Corrosion Rates on USS Arizona
By Tom Ricks: Coast Guard Policy, Sharks, And Poe: 3 Military Facts We Didn’t Know


Military October 16, 2018 Black Woman Who Had Trailblazing Navy Career Dies at 83
Airman explains Flight Line Recovery Operations
By Matthew Burke: New Marine Correctional Unit ‘Like Boot Camp All Over Again’
By Richard Sisk: Former Walter Reed Chief to Take Over at Troubled VA Medical Center
Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Vietnam Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis
By Jim Garamone Stoltenberg, Scaparrotti Talk Deterrence Aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Truman
By Jim Garamone Navy, Gerard Butler Collaborate to Tell 21st Century Submarine Yarn
By James Clark: Peter Jackson’s New Documentary Shows World War I As You’ve Never Seen It Before

By Maj. Jamie Schwandt, U.S. Army: The Military Decision-Making Process Is An Inflexible Mess. Here’s How To Fix It
By Hirepurpose: 20 Years In The Air Force, 18 And Counting At Hyatt: Retired Master Sergeant Enjoys Successful Second Career