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Military October 10, 2018

By Jim Garamone Defense.gov: Democracy Providing Stability, Security in the Hemisphere, Mattis Says in Mexico
By Jim Garamone Defense.gov: Newman’s Own Distributes $200K to 5 Vets Organizations
By Jared Keller: The Carl Gustaf Is Getting Yet Another Lethal New Upgrade
By Paul Szoldra: This Fake-Looking Air Force Photo Is Real, And Totally Amazing
By Mariko Kalinowski and Caesar Kalinowski IV: How The Marine Corps Could Lead The Way In Military Gender Integration
By Paul Szoldra: New Report Says Pentagon Cyber Security Is A Huge Dumpster Fire

At 6:44 -> “You’re fat and you’re black.”




Military October 03, 2018

By Lucas Tomlinson, Fox News’ Travis Fedschun, Cody Derespina, Lillian LeCroy and Greg Norman contributed to this report: Former Navy Sailor Suspected of Sending Ricin-Laced Packages
By Caitlin Doornbos: Photos Show How Close Chinese Warship Came to Colliding with US Navy Destroyer
By Jon Gambrell and Gerry Shih: Chinese Armed Drones Now Flying Across Mideast Battlefields
“The Chinese product now doesn’t lack technology, it only lacks market share,” said Song Zhongping, a Chinese military analyst and former lecturer at the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force University of Engineering. “And the United States restricting its arms exports is precisely what gives China a great opportunity.”

Source: Quick Reminders to Keep You, Your DoD Info Cybersecure

Blog adapted from an article by Air Force Maj. Marnee Losurdo: In the Eye of the Storm: DoD Has Its Own Hurricane Hunters

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford: Russia, China Pose Similar Challenges to U.S., Rules-Based Order
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Navy Undersecretary Modly Shores Up Alliances in Oceana
By Paul Szoldra: The Air Force Used VR To Train Pilots In Half The Time At A Fraction Of The Cost
Great comments!
By Oriana Pawlyk: About 126,000 Troops May Be at Risk of Separation Under Deploy-or-Out
louis stennes4 hours ago
Read over the list. Why would an ex POW be on a nondeployable list? Strange , to say the least.

Lorence Parker louis stennes4 hours ago
We no longer send MOH recipiants or POW’s back into a Combat theater. It is felt they did their part and we should not push the envelope..

louis stennes Lorence Parker4 hours ago
Understandable compassionate reasons but I wish this category was not on the undeployable list and just leave it up to the service memeber but a MOH recipient should not be deployed.

louis stennes Lorence Parker3 hours ago
I flew with a Major and navigator in Vietnam that was a B17 crewmember and was a POW in WWII, so I guess that rule didn’t apply then. It was his last assignment before retirement. We had some pretty “hairy” missions but that is another story.
By Ashley Velez: Dascha Polanco Tells the Story of Dominican-Born Tuskegee Airman, Esteban Hotesse




Military September 30, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: NATO Military Committee Examines Full Range of Alliance Challenges
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: NATO Moves to Combat Russian Hybrid Warfare
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Commander Wants Coalition Forces in Afghanistan to Know Why They Fight
By Oriana Pawlyk: New or Used: The Air Force’s Two Tricky Paths to 386 Operational Squadrons
Agence France Presse: Okinawans Vote for Governor with New US Base in Focus
By Julia Bergman: Coast Guard Academy Cadets Dive to Study Rate of USS Arizona Corrosion
Last month, the four cadets, seniors Marshall Grant, Ali Re and Terry Jung, and sophomore Cadet Linda Duncan, with the help of the National Park Service, dove to place so-called steel coupons — rectangular pieces of metal — on the battleship to determine how much of it has rusted away. The steel coupons are suspended from racks made of PVC pipe.



Military September 05, 2018

By Hope Hodge Seck: Soldier Fatally Injured at Bagram Airfield Identified
By Jared Keller: Army Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Insider Attack Was On His 13th Deployment
The Associated Press: Charges Dropped in Death of Nebraska Army Sergeant
By Associated Press: Flight Terminal in Afghanistan Named for Oklahoma Soldier
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Gets Greek View of Regional Challenges
By Ilka Cole Eglin Air Force Base: First Invisible Wounds Center Opens at Eglin Air Force Base
By Ilka Cole Eglin Air Force Base: Face of Defense: Rwanda-Born Airman Finds Success in Service
By Christine June George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies: Marshall Center Course Highlights Combating Transnational Criminals
By Army Capt. Robert Taylor, Idaho Army National Guard: Face of Defense: Guard Soldier’s Experiences Put Her Ahead of Civilian Peers
By Lt. Col. Steve Danyluk, USMC (Ret.): If Congress Really Wants To Fix Our Veterans’ Mental Health Crisis, It Will Pass The Hemp Act
By Kyle Mizokami, The National Interest: Why The US Military Still Loves Shotguns In A Firefight
By Joseph V. Micallef: The Night Wolves: Russian Motorcycle Club or Kremlin Militia?


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 July 24, 2018

By Alun Thomas U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Phoenix: Face of Defense: New Mexico Native Returns Home to Share Army Experiences
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Salutes Service Members, Receives Award at VFW Ceremony

Military May 29, 2018

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Selva Pays Tribute to America’s Fallen ‘Brave Sons and Daughters’
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: ‘America’s Greatest Heroes,’ Trump, Defense Leaders Honor Fallen
Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press: Tuskegee Airman honored 73 years after being lynched in Austria
By Corky Siemaszko: West Point admits Parkland student Peter Wang who died saving classmates
Two Nerdy History Girls: From the archives: Remembering the Soldiers Who Didn’t Die in Combat

Military May 27, 2018

The Angry Staff Officer: In an American Cemetery in France: Thoughts on Memorial Day

By Greg Jaffe Washington Post: Imperfect answers: A JBER soldier was killed in action, and his parents ask why

By Beth Bragg: NASCAR race will honor JBER soldier killed in 2007 bomb blast
All 40 cars in Sunday’s Sprint Cup series will bear the name of a fallen soldier:
2018 600 Miles of Remembrance
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chairman Stresses Change, Tradition at West Point Graduation





Military May 11, 2018

The investigation, conducted under Army Regulation 15-6, looked into an Oct. 4 incident that resulted in the deaths of Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah Johnson, Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright and Sgt. La David Johnson.

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity Contact Author: Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Investigative Process Looks to Get Ground Truth to Leaders
By Katie Lange, Defense Media Activity: Storied WWII Unit Was Made Up of Nisei. Who Were They?
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Fiscal ’19 Budget Request Will Restore U.S. Military, Dunford Says
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Behlin 8th Theater Sustainment Command: Face of Defense: Soldier Overcomes Obstacles to Achieve Success
By Patrick George: U.S. Soldier Deliberately Cut Parachute Straps On Humvees During Air Drop
By Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth, U.S. Coast Guard Academy: Coast Guard Cadets Redesign Helicopter Rescue Basket
From a Military Health System News Release: Army Nurses Describe Their Paths to Service
Congratulations for Air Force Col. Bruce Hollywood and his mother Nobue Ouchi!
By Kathryn Tolbert, The Washington Post: He searched for his Japanese birth mother. He found her – and the restaurant she named after him.

Tolbert is telling the stories of Japanese women who married American servicemen after World War II on Instagram @kathryn.tolbert and in an oral history archive, www.warbrideproject.com.
Thank you Amy Uptgraft!
By Tegan Hanlon: With her husband deployed in Afghanistan, this woman is opening a play in Anchorage to give voice to military spouses

Military May 10, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: National Defense Strategy to Restore Competitive Edge, Mattis Tells Senate
From a Military Health System News Release: Remembering Nurses’ Contributions to Military Medicine
By Air Force Capt. Chelsi Johnson 455th Air Expeditionary Wing: Geographically Separated Units Airdrop Supplies to Advisory Troops
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: President Signs Executive Order for Military Spouse Employment
President Trump Hosts Event Honoring Military Families
By Robert Lingley, 21st Space Wing: Face of Defense: Airmen Make Service a Family Affair
National Science Foundation & the United States Air Force Embark on a
 New Partnership