Military April 23, 2019

The Associated Press: Firefighters Honor Marine Killed in Afghanistan
By Gillian Flaccus: Remains of WWII Soldier Identified 76 Years After Going MIA
By Jon Pompia: Marine Vet, Former Iran Hostage Billy Gallegos Honored for FBI Service
Task & Purpose: The Army wants robots to help soldiers map underground tunnels, and it wants them ASAP; Trump’s tax cut was a disaster for some Gold Star families, but it’s a symptom of a larger problem; The California National Guard’s culture of whistleblower retaliation is worse than previously known; China shows off the first of its next generation destroyers and more ->
By Cindy Clayton, The Virginian-Pilot: The untold story of the men who died in the USS Saturn inferno — and why the Navy’s inquiry remained classified for decades
By Joseph V. Micallef: NATO on Its 70th Anniversary: A Birthday Party or a Wake?
By Rose L. Thayer: Two American Soldiers Stopped by Mexican Troops Along the Border
Newsweek obtained a copy of the incident report filed by the soldiers, which offers more details into the brief interaction. The Mexican troops approached the U.S. soldiers with rifles pointed at them, and removed a service pistol from the hip of one soldier and tossed it into an unmarked U.S. Border Patrol vehicle. The private and sergeant involved in the incident were part of 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, Newsweek reported.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan assures U.S Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona that he will work with her in addressing the issue of sexual assault prevention and response in the military.
DOD Announces Winners of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
By James Barber: 10 Unintentionally Hilarious Military Acronyms