Tag: Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford

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


Military April 22, 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis hosted an honor cordon to welcome Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon, April 20, 2018. During their meeting, the two leaders highlighted the strengthening and depth of the friendship and military relationship between their countries.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts entertainers for a visit to the Pentagon before departing on the annual Vice ChairmanÕs USO Tour, April 20, 2018. Comedian Jon Stewart, country music artist Craig Morgan, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, professional fighters Max Holloway and Paige VanZant, and NBA Legend Richard ÒRipÓ Hamilton will join Gen. Selva on a tour across the world as they visit service members overseas to thank them for their service and sacrifice. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., met with his Australian counterpart Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018. The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including the global threat of terrorism and security in the Pacific region. The visit also served to strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance as the two countries increase collaboration in counter-terrorism efforts and regional capacity building among other areas of mutual interest. General Dunford hosted an Armed Forces Full Honors Arrival ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Whipple Field following the meeting, where he presented Air Chief Marshal Binskin with the Legion of Merit for his dedicated support of the U.S.-Australia alliance, which directly led to improved security in the Indo-Pacific theater.
The U.S. and Australia are celebrating 100 years of “Mateship” and together form an alliance that plays a critical role in maintaining peace and stability in the region.
(DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)


Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Army Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, after serving as a guest lecturer for the DIA’s “Master Minds” series at their eadquarters in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018 (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)

Military April 03, 2018

Leaders Wish Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, Marine Corps. Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell meet with Cooper Smith and his family in support of the Make a Wish Foundation in Washington, April 2, 2018.
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway DoD News, Defense Media Activity: North Carolina Youth’s Wish Comes True With Pentagon Visit
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Afghan Mission
By Annette P. Gomes U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Face of Defense: Soldier Faces Life’s Challenges Head-On
Special Report: Month of the Military Child
Logistics Group Western Pacific: Army Provides Animal Care, Surgeries in Yap During Pacific Partnership 2018
The Angry Staff Officer: Guest Post: Hashtags are not Enough