Military January 05, 2019

By Jared Keller: The Hero WWII Paratrooper Who Once Tricked 15,000 Germans Into Surrendering Has Died
Thomas Moffatt Burriss (September 22, 1919 – January 4, 2019) was an American businessman and politician in the state of South Carolina.

By Wyatt Olson: Army Dog Handler Found Dead in Alaska Home During Welfare Check
A 25-year-old Army dog handler was found dead Wednesday at his home in North Pole, Alaska, the Army said.

Alaska law enforcement officers discovered the body of Sgt. Jorden Thomas Williams during a welfare check that had been requested by family members living outside the state, the Army said Friday in a statement.
By Jessica Schladebeck: Terrorist Who Masterminded USS Cole Bombing Reportedly Killed During Airstrike In Yemen
By Jeff Schogol: Chief Master Sergeant At Air Force Nuke Command Fired For Sending Inappropriate Texts
By Jeff Schogol: Male And Female Marine Recruits To Train Together At Parris Island, But Not For The Reason You Think
By Caitlin Doornbos: Three Purple Heart Recipients Meet on First Day of New Congress
Army veteran and Florida Rep. Brian Mast tweeted a photo Thursday marking the swearing-in ceremony of fellow wounded veterans and Republican congressmen Jim Baird and Dan Crenshaw.

“5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American,” Mast captioned the image in a post on Twitter. “Welcome to Congress, @ElectJimBaird and @DanCrenshawTX.”
By John Vandiver: Marine Deemed Falsely Accused of War Crimes Recommended for Higher Retired Rank
A retired Marine Corps officer whose career was damaged after his unit was falsely accused in 2007 of war crimes in Afghanistan should have his rank elevated and be awarded back pay for damages, a Navy board has determined.
By Elizabeth Dole: Military and Veteran Caregivers: Mapping to Answers
The Military and Veteran Caregiver Journey Map is a new, digital answer to a long-unanswered question: How do we best marry the needs of military caregivers to the parties that want to help?

The map seeks to connect the right resources to the right people at the right time. By mapping key points of interaction, the milestones where the appropriate people, organizations and service providers can step in, we’ll achieve far better outcomes for our veterans and their caregivers.

These hidden heroes deserve our help, and they should not be left to chart their course alone.
The F-35C Lightning II is the Navy’s aircraft carrier version of the new joint strike fighter