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Military May 31, 2018

By Beth Verge: Arrival of 4-25 soldiers highlighted by reunions, uncasing of colors
 
 
 
 
By Joe Vigil: Local WWII vet celebrates 99th birthday
 
 
 
 
By Matt Hickman: The Chosin Few Palmer Marine, president of most exclusive club, shares horrors, honors of famous battle
 
 
 
 
Photos By Army multiple military photographers DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S. Soldiers Observe Memorial Day in Kandahar, Afghanistan
 
 
 
 
Photo Essay Photos By Air Force Lan Kim DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Airmen Provide Aeromedical Evacuation Support to Patients
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz 386th Air Expeditionary Wing: Air Force Maintainers Play Critical Role in Operation Inherent Resolve
 
 
 
 
By Sarah E. Marshall Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Face of Defense: Former Recording Artist Pursues Career as Military Doctor
 
 
 
 
By Joshua Ford U.S. Army North: Maple Resolve Exercise Strengthens Bond between U.S., Canadian Forces
 
 
 
 
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan Shows Results, Nicholson Says

Military May 19, 2018

ARMED FORCES DAY
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Trump, NATO Secretary General Discuss Alliance at White House Meeting
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard: Face of Defense: Airman Draws Inspiration From Vietnam Veteran
 
 
 
&By Noreen Costello, Defense Information Systems Agency: Information Technology Initiatives Must be Tied to DoD’s Mission, Official Says nbsp;
 
 
 
 
By Sierra Jones, Office of Naval Research: Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award
 
 
 
 
Alaska Blast
 
 
 
 
By Katie Lange: NASCAR Driver Learns the Ropes of Coast Guard Life

 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: The WWI Ambulance Driver Who Dominated Banked Race Tracks

Gwenda Mary Hawkes (née Glubb, previously Janson and Stewart; 1 June 1894 – 27 May 1990)[2] was notable as an ambulance driver in World War I and later as a motor racing driver and speed record holder.

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Military May 07, 2018

By Katie Lange: #OTD: WWII Army General Earns MoH, ‘Hero of Bataan’ Distinction
 
 
 
 
By Bill Roth: Photos: Paratroopers returning from Afghanistan reunite with family at JBER
 
 
 
 
By Associated Press: Army recognizes kid-on-kid sex assault cases at Alaska bases
 
 
 
 
By Justin Pritchard and Reese Dunklin: Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

Military February 08, 2018

By Blake Essig: Operation Afghanistan: Interpreters risk their own lives for a better oneIt took Ansari about two and a half years to learn to read, write and speak English. He says with no native speakers to teach the proper pronunciation of words, he learned by watching movies and translating books from English to Dari.

Most of the interpreters working for the U.S. military are on two-year contracts, earning between $300 and $900 a month. Upon completion of their contract, linguists are able to apply for a Special Immigrant Visa, a program which allows up to 50 people annually, who have worked for the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan or Iraq, to be issued a visa to enter the United States.
 
 
 
 
By Blake Essig Operation Afghanistan: Soldier puts musical dreams on hold to answer call to dutyBy Scott Gross: Can Alaska properly respond to a catastrophic emergency?
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S.-Thai Leaders Reaffirm Military-to-Military Relationship
 
 
 
 
By Army Spc. Noelle E. Wiehe, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade: Face of Defense: Combat Medic Looks Forward to First Deployment
 
 
 
 
By Shireen Bedi, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General: Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes
 
 
 
 
Timeline: Sophie Scholl was beheaded at 21 for standing up to the Nazis
Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.[1][2]

She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU) with her brother, Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been extensively commemorated for her anti-Nazi resistance work.
 
 
 
 
By David Tracy: Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza, General Patton’s Driver During World War II, Has Died At Age 99
The article states that, according to Sanza’s son, Nick, Francis didn’t talk about the war until he was in his ’70s. By then, he had married a woman who had helped build battleships and submarines during the war, and then settled in Napa, had children, and spent time working in an ammunition depot. In 1959, he became a beer distribution driver for Olympia Beer, and later a supervisor in 1975.

Military February 07, 2018

By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Shanahan: National Defense Strategy Reflects DoD’s ‘Will to Win’
 
 
 
 
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Urges Congress to Provide Budget Predictability for DoD

Bio:
General Paul J. Selva Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Visits With Australian Chief of Defense, Moves on to Thailand

Bio:
General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
 
 
 
 
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Operation Punch Bowl
 
 
 
 
Operation Afghanistan: Finding a suit at the bazaar
Blake Essig finds out how easy it can be to find a suit on short notice in Afghanistan at the bazaar on Tactical Base Gamberi.

Military January 12, 2018

By Air Force Master Sgt. Mike Smith, Air National Guard Training and Education Center: Face of Defense: Video Highlights Airman’s ‘Interesting’ Resilience
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Capt. Roderick Bersamina 129th Rescue Wing: Air National Guard Supports California Mudslide Rescue Efforts
 
 
 
 
By Air Force Senior Airman Curtis Beach Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson: Logistics Airmen in Alaska Keep Aircraft Airborne
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chief of Naval Operations Stresses Leader Responsibility
 
 
 
 
By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Here’s When Military, DoD 2017 Tax Forms Will Be Available
 
 
 
 

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Human Trafficking Has No Place in DoD, Pentagon Official Says