Military June 04, 2019

DoD: Commemorating World War II, 75 Years After D-Day
The Conversation | By Colin Flint: D-Day Succeeded Thanks to an Ingenious Design Called the Mulberry Harbour
The Associated Press | By John Leicester and Raf Casert: Chasing Demons: 75 Years On, D-Day Haunts, Drives its Vets
OMAHA BEACH, France — They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy’s D-Day beaches.

They are back on battlefields where the World War II veterans saw friends killed, took lives themselves, were scarred physically and mentally and helped change the course of history. | By Joseph V. Micallef: While Hitler Snored: D-Day, Rommel and the Panzers
By Haley Britzky: Lawmakers push for a WWI medal review to ensure minorities get the recognition they deserve
By Paul Szoldra: Judge removes lead prosecutor in case against Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher
The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) | By TOM ROEDER: New Air Force Academy Commandant Is Setting a High Bar
The new Air Force Academy commandant may have the school’s 4,000 cadets aiming higher: orbit.

Brig. Gen. Michele Edmondson took the job atop the cadet wing Friday after leaving a post as the White House’s top expert on space policy. She helped the Trump administration craft a new aggressive stance on space, with a warfighting command and a push for a separate satellite service. | By Patricia Kime: VA on Track to Cure Nearly All Patients with Hepatitis C
Four years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched an ambitious initiative to cure all VA patients with chronic hepatitis C. Today, the department is more than three-quarters of the way, healing nearly 100,000 veterans of the virus, with 26,000 more to go.

Hepatitis C disproportionately affects people born between 1945 and 1965 and is contracted by sharing contaminated needles, getting a tattoo in an unregulated setting, having a blood transfusion before 1992, or having sex with infected partners.

Many of those with hepatitis C at the VA are Vietnam-era veterans who may have contracted it through transfusions, field vaccinations or intravenous drug use. Given that the VA is the largest single hepatitis C care provider in the country, the department set out in 2015 to eradicate the disease within its patient population, reducing their risk for cirrhosis, liver failure, cancer and death.
The Associated Press | By Don Thompson: California Turns to Military Technology to Help Fight Fires
Adjutant Gen. David Baldwin, who oversees both the air and army branches of the California Guard, said state officials discovered “some satellite technology that was developed in the Cold War” that can spot small wildfires before they might otherwise grow large enough to raise alarms.

“We’ll have soldiers and airmen monitoring those around the clock to cue CalFire faster once those fires start,” he said, referring to California’s state firefighting agency.

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