Tag: Defense Secretary James N. Mattis

Military October 31, 2018

By Richard Sisk: Mattis Pushes for Negotiated Cease-Fire in Yemen’s Civil War
By Gina Harkins: Unproven Sexual Harassment Claims Could Force Marine Officer into Retirement
By Maj. Thomas Mcilwaine, British Army: The Way To Fix The Military Decision-Making Process Is To Fix Your Own Self With More Tough Training
Mattis to Discuss the 2018 National Defense Strategy







Military October 02, 2018

By Gina Harkins: Sailors Who Rescued Plane Passengers Saw Aircraft Making Low Approach
By Oriana Pawlyk: Fired Air Force Mobility Wing Commander Accepts Plea Deal
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Pleased DOD Enters Fiscal 2019 With Budget
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: NATO Defense Chiefs Build 360-Degree Defense on Maturing Framework, Dunford Says
By Lolita C. Baldor: Mattis Vows No Cut in Military Support for France in Mali
By Katie Lange: What to Know Before TRICARE Open Season This Fall
By Richard Sisk: Vets Groups Urge Trump Administration to Keep Pressure on GI Bill Fraud
By Drew Brooks: VA Secretary Tours Veterans Clinics Hit by Hurricane Florence
By Marine Corps Sgt. Alvin Pujols, 8th Marine Corps District: Face of Defense: Marine Recruiter Brings Opportunities to Hometown Youth
By Matthew Cox: New Combat Skis: Marine Corps Picks a Manufacturer
News Release Press Operations Release No: NR-279-18: New Defense.gov reforms DOD story-telling; improves user experience


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Military September 28, 2018

By Brad Howard: The Marine Corps’ F-35 Combat Debut Was Flown In Honor Of A Fallen Hero
Press Operations Release No: NR-276-18: Navy to Commission Submarine Indiana
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler 375th Air Mobility Wing: Face of Defense: Airman Describes Her Journey From Pro Basketball to Service
By Tom Ricks: Mattis Chats With An Iraqi Who Wanted To Kill Him — And Who Also Wants A Visa
He said, “General, do you think if I’m a model prisoner” — you know what’s coming, don’t you? — “could I someday immigrate to America?”

Think about that. Think about that, that the hatred he felt was so much that he would go out and try to put a bomb in the road to kill us, but the example of America was so strong that if he could be sitting where you are today or have his son and daughter in that audience, he’d have given his eyes or teeth. It wasn’t just because we’d caught him right then. This was deeper.

And I was reminded, America’s got two fundamental powers. There’s the power of intimidation and the military — the U.S. military exists to warn people, “You take on America, and free men and women are going to fight like the dickens.” Power of intimidation.

But there’s also the power of inspiration. And the power of inspiration could reach halfway around the world to the Euphrates River Valley and affect someone, no matter how blinded they were at that moment by a hatred.
By Oriana Pawlyk: Air Force General Denied Promotion, Forced to Retire After Misconduct Probe
Tibbets is grandson of then-Col. Paul Tibbets Jr., who during World War II dropped the uranium bomb known as “Little Boy” over Hiroshima, Japan.
By James Clark: That Moment A Guardsman Realized: ‘If My Unit Sees That, I’m Dead’
By Cody Sheppard: Teens Allegedly Caused $50,000 in Damage to Home for Disabled Veteran
The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com


Military September 25, 2018

By James Clark: Al Matthews, Marine Vet And Actor Who Played Apone In ‘Aliens’ Dead At 75
By Russell Contreras and Mary Hudetz: Former Air Force Chaplain Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Abuse
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Stresses Geneva Process for Syria, Gives DoD Good Grades for Hurricane Effort
By Katie Lange: Mostly-Civilian DoD Entity Is Looking for a Few Good Interns
By Jason Cutshaw, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command: Face of Defense: Army Astronaut Prepares for December Launch
By Oriana Pawlyk: Boeing Wins Air Force Contract to Replace UH-1N Huey Helicopters
By Matthew Cox: Marine Corps Wants Non-Lethal ‘Taser’ Round That Stuns Out to 100 Meters
Sailor Prepares Recipe for Success: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Frida Karani
By Craig Fox, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.: ‘Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story’ Recalls The Soldiers The Movies Overlooked
By Capt. Douglas Wood, USMC My Worst Day: In Iraq, When The Approval To Fire Came 10 Seconds Too Late
The Angry Staff Officer: Reading List for the U.S. in World War I


Military September 22, 2018

By John D. Banusiewicz DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Pays Tribute to Prisoners of War, Missing in Action
By Hope Hodge Seck: Army Special Forces Medic Will Get Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Heroism
By Gina Harkins: Troops May Face Higher Risk of Sex Assault at These Duty Stations
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: White House Releases First National Cyber Strategy in 15 Years
By Courtney Mabeus: Navy Dissolves Combat Camera Units That Have Documented Sailors for Decades
NORFOLK — A small crowd gathered at Naval Station Norfolk on Friday for a ceremony to mark the end of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Camera unit. The Navy announced late last year that it would disband the Norfolk-based command, as well as a similar one in San Diego, by Oct. 1 to save money.




Military September 12, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Vice President, DoD Leaders Honor Pentagon’s 9/11 Sacrifices
By Richard Sisk: ‘Americans Do Not Scare,’ Mattis Says on 9/11 Anniversary
By Jared keller: What 9/11 Looked Like To The Only American Service Member Not On Earth
By Joe Quinn: I Learned To Understand Shame After Losing My Brother On September 11th

By Katie Lange, Department of Defense: This Team Keeps the Defense Secretary Connected During Threats, Emergencies
By Gina Harkins: Lejeune Commander Fires Back at Critics After Declining to Evacuate Base
By Joy Ilem: VA Must Prove to Women Vets That They Belong
Moving forward, we can’t just tell women they belong in our military and veteran communities; we need to show them.

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By Air Force Staff Sgt. Kayla White 157th Air Refueling Wing: Face of Defense: New Hampshire Airman Serves as Translator in El Salvador
By Army Capt. Scott Kuhn 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division: ‘Greywolf’ Brigade Tests Army’s First Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle
By Navy Lt. Cmdr. Sandra Arnold Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade: Face of Defense: Navy Computer Technician Trains New Marines, Sailors
By Jared Keller: These Ingenious Marines Developed A Money-Saving New Use For The Reflective Belt
By James Barber: You Can Watch the ‘World’s Biggest USO Tour’ Show Live From DC
By Under The Radar: Read a Chapter from Army Vet Sean Parnell’s Killer First Novel ‘Man of War’

Military August 27, 2018

By Drew Brooks: Golden Knight Killed in Plane Crash in Georgia
By Katie Lange, Department of Defense: Soldier Orders Unit to Fire Artillery at Him, Approaching Enemy
Lee Ross Hartell (August 23, 1923 – August 27, 1951) was a soldier in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on August 27, 1951. He joined the Army from Danbury, Connecticut in 1949.[1]

By August 26, 1951, First Lieutenant Hartell was on the ground as a forward observer with B Company, 9th Infantry Regiment at the base of Hill 700 near Kobanson-ni. Hill 700 was attacked and taken by B Company that day. But the Chinese mounted a major counterattack at 0400 hours. Hartell walked the artillery fire right up the hill on top of the charging enemy. Although many of the enemy were cut down, they just kept coming. Although wounded, he kept calling in artillery fire onto his hilltop. Finally at 0630 hours, Hartell was hit in the chest by a bullet and died.

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Mourns Death of Senator John S. McCain
By Adam Linehan: Green Beret Singled Out For Blame In Niger Ambush Probe Recommended For Silver Star
Medal of Honor: Heroes of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Guard Integral to DoD Effort to Build Lethality, Alliances, Mattis Says
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seth Bleuer, 194th Wing: Face of Defense: Air Guard Nurse Practitioner Aids Feathered Patient
By Paul Woolverton: Army Special Forces Major Accused of ‘Revenge Porn’ in Lawsuit
By Chase Cook: Fired Naval Academy Professor Sent Photo of Self in Speedo to Students: Records
By Andrew Dyer: ‘Ugly Angels’ Fly Again After Wings Clipped Six Years Ago
By Jeff Mcmenemy: ‘Ultimate American Airman’ Among Cancer Deaths at Air National Guard Base
By Kevin Landrigan: Female Vets Running for Congress Find Service Records Under Attack
Sam Morningstar, author of the Combat Veterans Forum, wrote in a July 2017 commentary that the term combat veteran can be complicated.

“A military member or veteran that served in a combat zone might sometimes be called a combat veteran in certain contexts. However, some folks might have the view that an actual combat veteran is one that was directly involved in active combat while others might extend this definition a bit more,” Morningstar wrote.

O’Rourke said if Sullivan had served in combat she would have received a combat ribbon that the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard give out, and he’s demanded she produce one.

“I have never heard someone deployed to an area who didn’t fight who said they fought. You would never use that word,” said O’Rourke, who’s earned the Army Combat Action Badge.
The Angry Staff Officer: Being a Rebel Leader: Disciplined Disobedience in the Army



Military August 21, 2018

By Katie Lange Defense Media: Fallen Airman Earning MoH Was Top Performer, Tenacious Fighter

By Michael R. Sisak, David Rising, Randy Herschaft, Associated Press: US deports former Nazi camp guard to Germany
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Military Aircraft Crash in Iraq Highlights Dangers Troops Face Each Day
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Impressed With Colombian Progress, Concerned About Venezuela
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seth Bleuer, 194th Wing: Face of Defense: Airlift Manager Delivers on Contingency Travel Plan
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Rullo Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa: Camp Lemonnier Holds K-9 Casualty Care Training
By Army Spc. Jacob Hoffman 109th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: Face of Defense: Nurse Brings Knowledge to Guard Service as Combat Medic
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Operation Roundup Continues to Target ISIS Remnants



Military August 19, 2018

By Pauline Repard: Marine Lost Overboard from Amphibious Ship Identified as Helicopter Crew Chief
Remains of USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Identified
By Jim Thompson: Report: Special Ops Soldier Arrested on Charges of Cocaine Smuggling
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Thanks Colombian Officials for Denouncing Undemocratic Actions
Media Availability by Secretary Mattis En Route Andrews AFB Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis
By Gina Harkins: The Military Is Overhauling Troops’ Chow as Obesity Rates Soar

Military August 14, 2018

By Gina Harkins: Army Special Forces Soldier Dies After IED Blast in Afghanistan
By Gina Harkins: Search-and-Rescue Mission for Missing 13th MEU Marine Ends
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and Reese Dunklin: Under New Law, Military Kids Get Sex Assault Protections
By Gina Harkins: Marine Grunts on 1st-Ever Female Infantry Leader: ‘She’s One of Us’
By Sarah Parvini: Religious Website Triggers Complaint Against Air Force General
On Sunday, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation demanded that Defense Secretary James N. Mattis “immediately and comprehensively” investigate Air Force Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert.
By Army Spc. Alleea Oliver 49th Public Affairs Detachment: Face of Defense: Vietnam Native Finds Success in U.S. Army