Military April 20, 2019

By Kristin E. Holmes: Two Brothers, Both Priests and Chaplains, to be Buried Together at Arlington
By Richard Sisk: VA Won’t Ramp Up Security After Rash of Suicides on Premises. Here’s Why.
Military personnel who need need help can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255. Suicidal troops and veterans can call the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, press 1, for assistance, or text 838255.
By Hope Hodge Seck: More Discipline, Less Bleeding: General Defends Controversial New Policy

On Maj. Gen. David Furness’ last combat deployment to Afghanistan as commander of the Marines’ Regimental Combat Team 1 in 2010, the unit sustained 31 casualties. Nineteen of those, he says, were “the fault of the Marine either doing something he was told not to do and trained not to do or not doing something he was trained to do.”

The general said the corrections he expects leaders to make of Marines who are not squared away don’t have to be harsh and dramatic — they can be as simple as asking a service member if his or her behavior adheres to the given standard.

However, he added, he really doesn’t care what the internet has to say about his decision.

“They can pillory me to their hearts’ content on Terminal Lance or any social media platform they have,” he said, naming a popular Marine Corps web comic. “But we’re going to do the right thing for the right reason.”
By Sean Mclain Brown: ’12 Strong’ Soldiers to Honor D-Day Heroes with Parachute Jump
By James Clark: A hidden camera was found in the women’s bathroom on the USS Arlington
DVIDS: Riding to Recovery Wounded Warrior Project’s annual “Soldier Ride”
DVIDS: An Office With a View Black Hawk helicopter pilot O’Neil Woolcock
By Rick Neale: Secretive Patrick Air Force Base Lab Watches for Nuclear Explosions Worldwide
The AFTAC logo is a lithium atom surrounded by the slogan, “In God We Trust: All Others We Monitor.”