Tag: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein

Military March 23, 2019

Pearl Harbor Hero: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Doris “Dorie” Miller

Doris “Dorie” Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was an American Messman Third Class in the United States Navy.[1] During the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Miller manned anti-aircraft guns (despite having no formal training in their use) and attended to the wounded. For his actions, he was recognized by the Navy and awarded the Navy Cross.

He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the US Navy at the time, after the Medal of Honor and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal. The Navy Cross now precedes the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.[2] Miller’s acts were heavily publicized in the black press, making him an iconic emblem of the war for black Americans.[3] Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when his ship, Liscome Bay, was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Battle of Makin.

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By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune: Sailor charged with obtaining sexually explicit videos from 13-year-old girl
By Andrew Dyer, The San Diego Union-Tribune: Lack of leadership to blame for the VA’s botched ‘Forever GI Bill’ rollout, report says
By Kaitlin Schroeder: Air Force Chief of Staff: To Our Adversaries, It Sucks to Be You
By Gina Harkins: Marine Raiders Fire Back After Call to Disband MARSOC
By Mike Dowling: 11 Steps to Turning a Puppy Into a Badass Military Working Dog
Defense Department Recognizes Outstanding Family Programs
100-year-old former pilot recalls WWII fighter duty
Navy Swim Team “Shakes it Off” in Hilarious Video

Military September 20, 2018

By Gina Harkins: Navy IDs Sailor Killed by Airplane Propeller Aboard Carrier George H.W. Bush
The Associated Press: Former VA Police Officer Gets Prison for Patient’s Rough Arrest
En Route to Macedonia Press Gaggle by Secretary Mattis Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis
By Oriana Pawlyk: Beyond BRRRT: Airpower Alone Won’t Secure Victory, Goldfein Says
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Task Force Looks at Making Infantry Squads More Lethal
By Richard Sisk: Space Force Still an Unfunded Concept as Pentagon Grasps for a Plan
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Time is Now to Execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan Says
By Air Force 1st Lt. Francine St Laurent, 168th Wing: Face of Defense: Dual-Hatted Air Guard Doctor Serves as Community Partner
By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Everett Allen Defense Media Activity: Airman Practices Humanitarianism on the Home Front
The Associated Press: Army Report Blames Overconfidence for Training Avalanche
Task & Purpose – Adam Linehan: Full Metal Racket: How An Honest Bid To Preserve The Legacy Of Vietnam Sold Out
Task & Purpose By Mike Martin: Why We Fight: It’s Not Always Because We Face An Enemy
Mike Martin is a visiting research fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, having previously studied biology at Oxford. Between these experiences, he served as a British Army officer in Afghanistan. He is the author of An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict, Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard Place, and most recently, Why We Fight.


Former Navy SEALs Shawn Ryan of Vigilance Elite and Jeff Reid (Alaskan Dog Musher) of Frozen Trident Kennel talk about 10 survival tips that you don’t know. 10 tips that don’t necessarily have a genre and we don’t hear about that often.

Military January 13, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Pence Highlights Service Members’ Excellence, Expertise, Dedication

By Katie Lange: DoD, Nat Geo Team Up for Unrivaled DocuSeries on Fight Against Extremism

Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
By Army Pfc. Zoe Garbarino, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence: Face of Defense: Soldier Aims to Apply Experiences
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Rhynes U.S. Air Forces Central Command: A-10s Bring Thunder to Fight Against ISIS
By Brenda Law and Cori Fleser U.S. Africa Command: Africom Develops New Tool to Measure Women’s Progress

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