Category: Military

Military March 06, 2018

By Katie Lange: Is Cyber For You? This Historian Soldier Didn’t Think So. She Was Wrong.

By Air Force Airman Dillon Parker, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland: Face of Defense: Former Slave, 2-Time Olympian Becomes an Airman
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin 18th Wing: Key Spouses Support the Mission Behind the Scenes

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Makes Vietnam Port Call
Open Press Events Today in the Department of Defense, March 6, 2018

MOH -> Army Lt. Takes Out Trench Enemies, Helps Turn Tide of WWI

By Katie Lange, Defense Media Activity:
Army Lt. Takes Out Trench Enemies, Helps Turn Tide of WWI

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I, so on this Medal of Honor Monday, it’s fitting to honor a recipient whose courage and tenacity helped turn the tide of the war in the Allies’ favor.

Army 1st Lt. William B. Turner enlisted in 1915 after moving to New York from Massachusetts. On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined the war in Europe alongside its allies, Britain, France and Russia. By the next year, Turner was serving alongside them in northern France as part of the 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.


William Bradford Turner (1892 – September 27, 1918) was a United States Army officer who received the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War I.

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Military March 03, 2018

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Stratton, 35th Fighter Wing: Face of Defense: Immigrant Airman Forges Intercultural Friendships
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Tristan Viglianco, 9th Reconnaissance Wing: Connecting ‘Eyes in the Sky’ to Boots on the Ground
Week in Photos: Feb. 24-March 2
By Just A Car Guy: Nose art on a WW1 tank !

Military March 02, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Special Ops Must Be More Lethal, Effective, Efficient, DoD Official Says
Press Operations Release No: NR-066-18: Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Releases 2017 Annual Report

Electronic copies of the committee’s annual reports and additional information about DACOWITS can be found at

By Air Force Senior Airman Curtis Beach, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: Face of Defense: Infantry Soldier Earns Recognition at Strongman Competition
By Army Capt. Joseph Siemandel, Joint Forces Headquarters, Washington National Guard: Cyber Troops Focus on Security at Arctic Eagle 2018
Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination March 2018 is National Women’s History Month.
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DARPA Chief Describes Promising Future Technologies
Press Operations Release No: NR-068-18: General Officer Assignments

Military March 01, 2018

Open Press Events: Today in the Department of Defense, March 1, 2018
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Divine Cox 455th Air Expeditionary Wing: Face of Defense: Airman at Bagram Supports Air Power, Quality of Life
By Katie Lange: How & Why the Defense Department Works With Hollywood
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Stratcom Commander Discusses Strategic Deterrence Mission

By Army Capt. Tammy Muckenfuss 108th Public Affairs Detachment: Guardsmen, First Responders Partner to Fight Synthetic Opioids

By Mark Bowden: Claiming the Title of United States Marine

In his brutally honest memoir, “Eat the Apple,” Matt Young grapples with his experiences in the corps.

A Memoir
By Matt Young
251 pp. Bloomsbury. $26.

The trouble with writing the unvarnished truth in a memoir is that it requires you to be hard not only on others, but also on yourself.

Matt Young’s inventive, unsparing, irreverent and consistently entertaining “Eat the Apple” is that, but it is also a useful corrective to the current idealization of the American soldier — or in this case a Marine. Patriotism and respect for the military is so high in this country that we have lately held a national debate over whether professional athletes should be required to stand for the national anthem. Men and women in uniform are given preference in boarding airplanes, and are so routinely thanked for their service that the expression has become rote. Each new season brings a crop of movies and glossy TV serials dramatizing the heroics of our Special Operations.

Read complete article -> Claiming the Title of United States Marine

Military February 28, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Centcom Undertaking Realignment to Meet Future Concerns
Press Operations: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Hosts Enhanced Honor Cordon Welcoming Montenegro Defense Minister Predreg Boskovic to the Pentagon
By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ignacio D. Perez DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Cybercom Commander Discusses Evolving Cyber Threats
y Sarah Marshall DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Military Sports Medicine Doctors Support Olympic Athletes
By Lori Newman Brooke Army Medical Center: Focusing on the Future: Shooting Survivor Works Toward Recovery
By Army Sgt. Ryan Tatum, 50th Public Affairs Detachment: Face of Defense: Dual-Military Couple Experience First Deployment Apart

The Angry Staff Officer -> Guest Post: The Growing Emptiness of Service

By David Dixon I began my commitment to the service of the United States in 1999, when I showed up at West Point as a fresh-faced new cadet, deeply conservative, religious, and full of a desire to …

Read complete article-> Guest Post: The Growing Emptiness of Service

Military February 27, 2018

By Frances Seybold, Marine Corps Base Quantico: Face of Defense: Marine Approaches 400-Hour Volunteer Milestone
By DoD News, Defense Media Activity: USNS Mercy Deploys in Support of Pacific Partnership 2018
By Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Vonnida, Colorado National Guard: Colorado National Guard Troops Take Biathlon Trainingelivery/

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Nuclear Posture Review Looks to Deter War, Policy Chief Says
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Iraqis Continue Security, Clearance Operations In Territory Once Held by ISIS
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Exercise Cobra Gold Strengthens Interoperability, Regional Relationships
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Upcoming Joint U.S.-Israeli Exercise Aims to Improve Interoperability

Military February 25, 2018

By Katie Lange: From Military to Civil Service Deployments, These Brothers Stick Together

By Joe Bachman: Veteran Honored for Paving the Way for Women in the Military
News & Tribune: Celebration set to honor Indiana-born war correspondent Ernie Pyle
Now, therefore, be it that the Senate designates August 3, 2018, as National Ernie Pyle Day; recognizes contributions made by Ernie Pyle to journalism in the United States; and celebrates the legacy of Ernie Pyle as one of the most respected and beloved war correspondents in the history of the United States.”