Military August 28, 2019

Military.com: Mattis Breaks Silence on Departure from Pentagon, Warns of Threats to Democracy; Wilkie Promises No VA Budget Cuts in 2021 Request; Kodiak Coast Guard Parents Welcome Percival the Micro Preemie to the World; Soldier Is First to Achieve Perfect Score on New Army Fitness Test; IG: Admiral Who Was Set to Lead the Navy Used Personal Email for Official Business
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Taliban says it’s close to an agreement on the withdrawal of US troops; Mattis wags his knife hand at toxic leadership in Washington with a veiled jab at Trump; A retired Army officer is fighting to save his adopted daughter from deportation and more ->
 
 
 
 
DOD: Military Health Care Consolidation Moves to Next Phase; DOD Takes 3-Pronged Approach to Suicide Prevention and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: On Rendering Honor
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain once wrote “In great deeds, something abides.” What makes a deed great? She will never be remembered in histories; there are no massive monuments to her. And yet, she – and so many like her – brought hope where it did not exist before. What could possibly be greater?