Tag: Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford

Military September 27, 2019

Military.com: Tuesday, Service Dog Whose Story Raised Awareness of PTSD, Has Died; Air Force Vet Missy Byrd Takes on 39th Season of ‘Survivor’; In a First, Pentagon Releases Data on Military Spouse and Child Suicides; Women Veterans Have Unique Transition Problems, But We Don’t See Them; Senators Introduce Bill to Give Death Benefits to ROTC Members; Air Guard Member Also Competes As Cowboy Mounted Shooter; 52 Years Later, Rock Legend John Fogerty Remembers Time in Army;

Task & Purpose: A former Green Beret is leading a viral social media effort to get people to a funeral for a veteran with no living relatives; Legendary Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager is suing Airbus for using his name to promote its new helo and more ->
DOD: Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford: A Chairman’s Parting Legacy Dunford faced innumerable tasks during his time as the highest-ranking service member, but he has prepared the force to fight today’s battles and face the challenges that could come tomorrow. And more ->


Military June 14, 2019

Military.com: Lawmaker Wants Navy Ship Named for Senior Chief Killed in Syria; Navy Picks New War College Leader After Removing President; ‘Criminal Minds’ Star: It’s Time for the Army to Have Its Own Museum and more ->
Task & Purpose: CENTCOM chief warns ‘very worrisome’ ISIS presence in Afghanistan has ‘aspirations’ to attack the US; Florida man arrested for ramming main gate at Mayport Naval Station with stolen dump truck; After almost 70 years, a Korean War POW’s remains are coming home; Bill-burning, backstabbing, and backroom deals: Inside the American Legion in its 100th year
“We used to be a leader,” a current Legion staffer said. “Now we ride coattails.” and more ->

By Jim Garamone: Senior Officers Must Lead Change in Uncertain World, Dunford Says
By Dave Vergun: DOD Wants Resident Input on Housing Bill of Rights

Military June 08, 2019

The Philadelphia Inquirer | By Mensah M. Dean: An Army Veteran, LGBT Leader Found Dead in Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office
By Ryan Pickrell, Business Insider: An Army veteran’s family wants answers after he died in jail and his brain, heart, and throat were mysteriously removed
A pathologist hired by the family, who believes the narrative surrounding Palmer’s death is suspicious, reportedly determined he was the victim of a homicide.

One particularly troubling thing is that when the body was turned over to the family, it was badly bruised, and several of his body parts — namely his brain, heart, and throat — were missing.
Military.com | By Hope Hodge Seck: Fallujah Vet Will Be First Living Medal of Honor Recipient from Iraq War
David S. Bellavia, 43, of Batavia, New York, will have his Silver Star upgraded to the highest military award for valor in a June 25 ceremony at the White House, a source close to Bellavia confirmed to Military.com. The news of the award was first posted at the American Legion’s Burn Pit blog Thursday and then confirmed by Army Times. The White House is expected to announce the award next week.
Military.com | By Matthew Cox: Army Selects First Female General to Command Infantry Division
Military.com | By Patricia Kime: His Suicide Note Was a Message to the Navy. The Way He Died Was the Exclamation Point
Editor’s Note: This article contains a description of suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, the Veterans Crisis Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-273-8255, press 1. Services also are available online at www.veteranscrisisline.net or by text, 838255.
By David Vergun: WWII Veteran Shares Memories From Normandy Invasion
Greek, U.S. Defense Leaders Meet at Pentagon
By Jim Garamone: Remembrance Important to D-Day Veterans
By Jim Garamone: Chairman: Alliance Building is a Lesson of Normandy Invasion


Military May 30, 2019

The Associated Press | By Jeffrey Schaeffer and Julian Styles: Rare Color Footage Brings D-Day Memories Alive, 75 Years On
Stevens Jr., a writer, director and founder of the American Film Institute, later made a documentary with the footage, “George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin.”

“My father referred to his experience in World War II as having a seat on the 50-yard line. And seeing men at their best and at their worst,” his son said.

Long before social networks and smart phones, the outside world had little visual evidence of the Nazis’ attempted genocide of the Jews.

His father’s unit “went into Dachau, the concentration camp, and nobody had anticipated what they were going to find there,” Stevens Jr. said. “It was this harrowing sight of these emaciated prisoners and typhus and disease and dead bodies stacked like cordwood. … Rather than just being a recorder of events, he became a gatherer of evidence, and he himself took a camera and went into these boxcars, with snow on the ground, with frozen bodies.”
En Route Press Gaggle by Acting Secretary Shanahan
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | By By Kelly Yamanouchi: Airplane Passenger Mauled by Veteran’s Support Dog Files Lawsuit
Military.com | By Richard Sisk: Robert Mueller: A ‘Magnificent Bastard’
What was even stranger — he didn’t curse, at least in front of them — and that was decidedly uncommon for a Marine. They also said that he was “solid,” and knew how to listen. And they also liked that he was a “Mustang” — he had enlisted out of Princeton and gone through Parris Island boot camp just like them, and then through Officer Candidate School.

Mueller would earn the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry in his time in Vietnam. The citation for his Bronze Star said that during an attack on his rifle platoon, “2nd Lt. Mueller fearlessly moved from one position to another, directing the accurate counterfire of his men and shouting words of encouragement to them.”

During the firefight on Dec. 11, 1968, Mueller “personally led a fire team across the fire-swept terrain to recover a mortally wounded Marine who had fallen in a position forward of the friendly lines,” the citation said.
Chairman Describes Threats From Iran
Speaking at the Brookings Institution, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes the scenario that prompted an increase in forces in the Gulf region to counter Iranian threats, May 29, 2019. Pool video

Military May 14, 2019

By Jared Keller: The oldest Medal of Honor recipient has died nearly 75 years after jumping on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers

Robert Dale Maxwell (October 26, 1920 – May 11, 2019) was a United States Army combat soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration for valor—the Medal of Honor—for his heroism in France during World War II.


By Paul Szoldra: Lt. Col. in charge of Corps’ 1st Recon was fired over ‘credible’ allegations of domestic violence
Military.com | By Gina Harkins: Top Enlisted Navy Leader with California Helicopter Squadron Relieved
By Jeff Schogol: Navy prosecutor accused of trying to spy on defense attorneys for two Navy SEALs
Military.com | By Gina Harkins: Marine F-35B Suffers Millions in Damages After Runway Bird Strike
The Associated Press: Jacksonville, Florida, Plans Memorial for 1983 Beirut Bombing
By Paul Szoldra: The transcript of the pilots talking through their creation of ‘sky dong’ is better than their drawing
By Jim Garamone: Dunford Accepts Eisenhower Award, Calls for Industry, DOD Cooperation

Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933)[2] is a retired U.S. Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions as a pilot during the Battle of Ia Drang on November 14, 1965 in South Vietnam. During the battle, he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to evacuate more than 70 wounded and bring ammunition and supplies to US forces. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown more than 900 combat missions. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel and worked several jobs in different states before settling down with his wife in his home state of Washington.


Military December 02, 2018

By Jeff Schogol: 5th Fleet Commander Found Dead In Bahrain Home
By Geoff Spillane: 100-year-old Bugler Albert Madden Laid to Rest in Massachusetts
Madden, 100, a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, died at his Hyannis home on Nov. 25.
By Catherine Rentz: Army Sergeant Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Wife Stationed at Fort Meade
A federal judge in Baltimore sentenced Army Sgt. Maliek Kearney to life without parole Friday for killing his wife, who was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Kearney also was sentenced to an additional 10 years in prison for the use of a firearm in commission of a crime. He will be required to pay about $490,000 in restitution to the couple’s daughter and his late wife’s mother.
By Amy Bushatz: On Alaska Base, Clean-Up Starts After 7.0 Earthquake
By Oriana Pawlyk: ‘Mr. Putin Is a Slow Learner.’ Mattis Blasts Russia Aggression, Meddling
Remarks by Secretary Mattis on National Defense Strategy Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis; John Heubusch, Executive Director of Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute; Bret Baier, Fox News Anchor
By Tom Roeder: Colorado Springs Guard Troops Honored Among World’s Best Snipers
Part-time soldiers Staff Sgt. Micah Fulmer and Spc. Tristan Ivkov of the Colorado National Guard beat most teams from around the globe to take second place this fall at the 18th annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

They took on full-time experts from Navy SEALs to Israeli commandos, falling only to a crack team from the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. Not bad for two guys with civilian jobs.
Dunford Speaks at Commissioning of USS Thomas Hudner

Military November 06, 2018

By A Deployed Advisor: The Killing of Major Taylor
By Jared Keller: The Latest American Casualty In Afghanistan Left Behind A Powerful Message On Democracy
By Richard Sisk: 85 Afghan Troops Killed in Insider Attacks This Year, Report Finds
The San Diego Union-Tribune | By Alex Riggins: Serial Killer and Former Camp Pendleton Marine Dies by Suicide on Death Row
Joint Chiefs Chairman Talks to Future Policymakers at Duke
By Sean Kimmons: Green Berets Finally Together in Arlington After Decades-Long Search
A Day With Jeremy – 60 Second Snapshot
Jeremy Tinder is an Air Force Reservist whose day job is working as a security manager for Microsoft, where his passion is keeping your home network safe. See how he does it!
Jason Hardeback – Foundery
Jason Hardeback drew from his experience as a U.S. Navy officer to a successful “makerspace” known as The Foundery. It offers a wide a array of creative classes from woodworking to laser engraving, as well as an open workshop for the Baltimore community. How does he do it? Check out his story for more!



Military October 29, 2018

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Capt. Humbert Versace
Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States’ highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War. He was the first member of the U.S. Army to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions performed in Southeast Asia while in captivity.[1]

By Richard Sisk: Mattis on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter: ‘He Is Not a Man’
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter a “coward” who preyed on the defenseless in an attack on one of the nation’s foundational tenets: freedom of religion.

“This is a coward, and he is not a man by any definition that we use in the Department of Defense,” Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Prague, according to Reuters.
By Jim Garamone: Dunford Shares Thoughts on Maintaining U.S. Military’s Competitive Advantage
En route to Czech Republic Media Gaggle by Secretary Mattis
By Tamara Lush: How a 2-star Army General Took Charge of a Broken City


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