Tag: Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper

Military August 27, 2020

Military.com: Army Moves to Kick Out 3 Unit Leaders After Deadly Bradley Accident in Korea; Air Force on Track to Match Record 2019 Suicide Rates, Top Officer Says; After Initial Ban, Pentagon Approves 5 Small Commercial Drones for Troops and more ->

Task & Purpose: Fort Hood leaders have ‘blood on their hands’ in death of missing soldier, family attorney says; California police pay $575k for mistakenly arresting injured Army vet; Arson suspected in Bonhomme Richard fire, defense official says and more ->

DOD: Esper Discusses Moves Needed to Counter China’s Malign Strategy; Celebrating Navy Women: Perseverance and Achievements and more ->




Military July 18, 2020

Military.com: Mexico Puts Military in Charge of Customs Operations; Legislators Move to Stop VA from Using Dogs for Most Medical Research and more ->
Task & Purpose: 3 reasons Washington’s football team should be called the Redtails; See what it’s like to jump out of a C-17 with the Army’s 82nd Airborne; These US Navy planes help hunt down one of the greatest threats to American aircraft carriers — here’s how they do it and more ->
By James Garamond, DOD: Esper Marks Eventful Year as Defense Secretary and more ->





Military February 27, 2020

Military.com: This Veteran Donated More than 2 Feet of Hair for Wigs for Cancer Patients; Lost Care and Broken Promises: Military Retirees React to Tricare Changes and more ->
Task & Purpose: Marine commandant banishes Confederate symbols from all Corps installations; The Air Force has a jolly new name for its next combat rescue helicopter and more ->
DOD: Esper: DOD Budget Request Reflects Readiness Priorities, Tough Choices; Strategy-Driven Budget Helps Hedge Against Capability Erosion and more ->


Military February 14, 2020

Military.com: KC-135 Carrying Middle School Girls Makes Emergency Landing at MacDill; Army Kills Laser-Guided Rocket, Cuts Bradley Buy in ‘Night Court’ Session; Coast Guard Dogs Complete Helicopter Hoist Training; Coast Guard Academy Completes Project to Cut Down Energy Consumption by Nearly 50% and more ->
Task & Purpose: US service member killed in non-combat incident in Djibouti; Navy punishes sailors who wore ‘Make Aircrew Great Again’ patches during Trump speech; This Air Guard fighter pilot is the first in the world to return to duty after disc replacement surgery; 75 years later, Iwo Jima Marines and sailors recall the bloody battle; Navy EOD chief awarded Silver Star for saving teammates during intense firefight in Iraq; Legendary pilot Chuck Yeager, who broke the sound barrier, turns 97; Senate votes to limit Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran and more ->
DOD: U.S., Taliban Negotiate 7-Day Proposal for Reduction in Violence; Leaders Discuss Nuclear Modernization, Hypersonics Development; DOD Officials Warn of Increased Threat From Weapons of Mass Destruction and more ->
The New York Times, At War: A doctor’s first loss of the Vietnam War: love; Love Letters From World War II Reveal Promises Made and Broken. More ->

Military February 13, 2020

DOD: DOD Identifies Army Casualty; Esper Holds News Conference at NATO Headquarters; DOD African Affairs Official, Somali Ambassador Discuss Partnerships and more ->
Task & Purpose:The last of the legendary Flying Tigers of World War II has died; The Army is offering select Green Berets up to $100,000 to stay in the service; Here’s where you can submit your ideas for Space Force personnel, rank and unit names; The Fitzgerald and McCain collisions left sailors traumatized. The Navy struggled to treat them; The Navy just seized a bunch of Iranian missiles from a boat in the Arabian Sea and more ->
Military.com: Military Still Struggles to Handle Kid-on-Kid Sexual Assaults; Sudanese Government Reaches Settlement Deal with USS Cole Victims; President Trump Signs Law to Help Veterans Find Jobs in Science and Tech; Promotion Testing Extended for Thousands of Airmen After Paperwork Lost in the Mail; Dreaming of Product Invention? Here’s How One Veteran Made it Happen and more ->


Military February 08, 2020

Task & Purpose: Marine killed in 1943 is finally coming home, and getting the funeral he deserves; The White House has dismissed Lt. Col. Vindman after his testimony in the Trump impeachment inquiry; 2 Army reservists allegedly targeted widows, businesses and other vets in a multi-million dollar scamming spree and more ->
Military.com: Revisiting the Vietnam Veteran’s Story at the Heart of ‘Boyz N the Hood’; Bill to Provide Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Passes House Unanimously; Marine Recruit’s Family Petitions Supreme Court to Take up Alleged Hazing Death Case; Trump Appoints Coast Guard Admiral as Recovery Czar for Puerto Rico; F-22 Stealth Fighters Make History with Extreme Cold-Weather Remote Refueling; More Than 3 Dozen Military Hospitals to Stop Treating Retirees, Families, Memo Shows and more ->
DOD: U.S., Colombia Cooperate on Range of Issues; DOD Vows to Help Exceptional Family Member Program and more ->




Military February 07, 2020

Task & Purpose: Marine veteran who died after battle with brain cancer celebrated with Honor Walk in Dallas; The US took out the head of Al Qaeda’s ‘most lethal branch’ in Yemen; A powerful new Air Force video pays tribute to Brig. Gen. Charles McGee and the Tuskegee Airmen; The MISSION Act was supposed to speed up health care for vets. In Georgia, the wait keeps growing; The Army is now letting soldiers choose their assignments, and leaders say it’s going smoothly; This video of 6 A-10 Warthogs dropping flares over the Persian Gulf is absolutely glorious and more ->
Military.com: 6 Great Military Movies Starring WWII Veteran Kirk Douglas; SEAL Boss to Depart After 2 Years; Officials Say No Indication He Was Forced Out; Senators Worry VA’s Long Wait Times Will Continue Despite Mission Act; Army Lt. Col. Who Testified Against Trump Likely Out at White House ad more ->
DOD: Esper Discusses 2 Years of National Defense Strategy Efforts; Space Force Making Measured Efforts in Absorbing New Personnel; On-The-Record, Off-Camera Press Conference on U.S. Space Force and more ->

Military January 25, 2020

Task & Purpose: Airman dies while deployed to Antarctica, leaving behind wife and 2 children; ‘This is a tragedy for our entire team’ — Alaska airman killed in armed confrontation with police; Aircrew in stable condition after US Navy helicopter goes down in Philippine Sea; Americans trust soldiers more than judges, police, and the president, poll finds; Two Army Ranger medics saved lives by taking fresh blood from uninjured soldiers in the middle of a firefight; Navy reportedly investigating secret PornHub videos taken of sailors in a bathroom and more ->
Military.com: Man Accused of Stealing from American Legion Hit with New Charges; Kirtland Airman Facing Court-Martial in Fatal Crash; Veterans Group: Lawsuit Prompts Pentagon to Reopen Database; 75 Years: Survivors, Dignitaries to Mark Auschwitz Liberation; Men Reenact an Oft-Overlooked War that Remade the US, Mexico and the Border; The Case for Pulling US Troops Out of Africa; How to Defeat a Drone Attack: Raytheon Shows Off New Tech in Tabletop Exercise and more ->
DOD: Addressing China Threats Requires Unity of U.S., World Effort, Esper Says; New SEAC to Serve as Chairman’s Eyes and Ears to Joint Force; DOD Agency Offers ‘milDrive’ Desktop-Integrated Cloud Computing and more ->




Military January 08, 2020

Military.com: A Lance Corporal’s Phone Selfie Got His Marine Unit ‘Killed’ at 29 Palms; Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Hastily Departs USO Tour Amid Iranian Strikes; Remembering Elvis Presley’s Service on His 85th Birthday; Walmart to Pay Back Wages, Change Policies After Denying Navy Reservist a Job over Military Duties; Marine Corps Pilot Katie Cook Helps ‘The Bachelor’ Find a Mate and more ->
Task & Purpose: No Americans were harmed by Iran’s missile attack, Trump says; Meet the fallen US defense contractor whose death helped fuel the current Iran crisis; Satellite images show base damage after Iran launched a missile attack on US and coalition forces in Iraq; Drinking, fighting and infidelity take center stage in trial of former Guantanamo Naval Base commander; We salute the all-women Air Force team that crushed a weapons loading competition dressed as Rosie the Riveter; The untold story of how booze soaked the battlefields of World War II;
DOD: Esper: Iran Has ‘Big Off Ramp’ to Avoid Further Conflict; U.S. Forces Began Main Battle For Philippines 75 Years Ago; Hyten Visits Troops in Romania During USO Tour and more ->



Military January 07, 2020

Military.com: Pilot from Tucson Among Those Killed in Kenya Attack; As Violence Soars, Time Runs Out for Afghan Interpreters; SpaceX Launches 60 More Satellites, Trying to Tone Them Down and more ->
Task & Purpose: Behold the largest F-35 elephant walk we’ve ever seen; Why going AWOL to avoid fighting against Iran is a terrible idea; Feds say former sergeant posed as a Marine officer to help a friend bring guns into Haiti; A disgraced ex-Marine faked his way past presidential security checkpoints at a Florida airport and more ->
DOD: Esper: U.S. Continues to Deploy, Reposition Troops in Middle East and more ->
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