Military December 12, 2018

By Oriana Pawlyk: Marine Corps Identifies 5 Marines Lost in Midair Crash
They include: Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, of New Bern, North Carolina; Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, of Staatsburg, New York; Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores, 27, of Surprise, Arizona; Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, of Tremont, Illinois; and Cpl. William C. Ross, 21, of Hendersonville, Tennessee.
The Associated Press: Man Convicted of Killing Wife on Lake Erie Sentenced to Life
ERIE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man convicted of fatally shooting his wife, tying her body to an anchor and tossing it into Lake Erie, then trying to cover up the crime by claiming she had apparently fallen overboard, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

A judge Tuesday imposed the mandatory sentence on 49-year-old Christopher Leclair and added up to 17 years for charges including abuse of a corpse, evidence-tampering and false reports, the Erie Times-News reported.
By Brad Howard and Adam Linehan: Medal Of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg Explains What You Should Do In A Firefight
Here’s what Groberg said:

“You keep your cool. I would say keep your cool and trust the men and women around you. Let them do their job. Especially as an officer. I think that’s the hard part of being an officer. Like you know what? [As] an infantry officer, do you know what your job is? Radio. It’s not picking up your rifle and you know sending rounds downrange. It’s about orchestrating and coordinating the entire firefight.
Joint Operations Command-Iraq Briefing By Army Col. Jonathan Byrom (via Teleconference From Baghdad)
By C. Todd Lopez: 5 Things to Know About Operations in Iraq
By Oriana Pawlyk: Air Force Admits Nearly 2,000 Airmen Under Medical Waiver Policy
By Tom Ricks: The 7 Most Alarming Challenges Facing Today’s Marine Corps, According To Its Own Officers