Tag: Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford

Military March 23, 2018

By Alexandra Olsen: Toys R Us founder dies days after chain’s announced shutdown
Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.
By Louis Briscese 60th Air Mobility Wing: Face of Defense: Afghanistan Native Now Serves as U.S. Airman
Press Operations: News Transcript Remarks By Secretary Mattis at enhanced honor cordon and meeting welcoming His Royal Highness Mohammad Bin Salman, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the Pentagon
By Air Force 2nd Lt. Jenna Lenski 455th Air Expeditionary Wing: Air Force Rotary-Wing Aviator: ‘The Ma’am Behind the Mustache’

Press Operations: Navy to Commission New Guided-Missile Destroyer Ralph Johnson
The future USS Ralph Johnson honors Marine Corps Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” during the Vietnam War. On March 5, 1968, in an observation post overlooking the Quan Duc Valley, Johnson used his body to shield fellow Marines from a grenade, absorbing the blast and dying instantly. The Charleston native had only been in Vietnam for two months when he was killed at the age of 19.
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Nicholson Says Situation in Afghanistan Has Fundamentally Changed

Military March 22, 2018

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Resilience Through Hell: This Is the Bataan Memorial Death March
Logistics Group Western Pacific: Pacific Partnership 2018 Begins in Micronesia
By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Senior DoD Official Discusses Future of Directed Energy Weapons
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chairman Expresses Enthusiasm About Military Dimension in Afghanistan

By Dani Johnson, Combined Arms Support Command: Face of Defense: Soldier Excels in Student Chef Competition

Military March 21, 2018

Special Report: Travels With Dunford
DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S., South Korean Defense Chiefs Agree to Resume Combined Exercises
By Marine Corps Sgt. David Staten DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Task Force Lion Continues Partnership with Iraqi Forces Against ISIS
By Katie Lange: Military Career on Med Student’s Radar Thanks to Air Force Surgeon
By From an Alaskan NORAD Region/Alaskan/Command/11th Air Force News Release: Arctic Conditions Provide Valuable Lessons in Alaska Exercise
By Air Force Airman Michael S. Murphy 11th Wing: Face of Defense: Resilience Helps Military Family Persevere
By Army Staff Sgt. Sharon Matthias 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment: Airmen Save Life, Render Medical Aid on Train in Poland
M.A.C.E. for Combat
Soldiers, Sailors, Dogs Celebrate K-9 Veterans Day

Military March 20, 2018

By Yolanda R. Arrington: Navy Chaplain Risks Life, Limb to Save Shipmates
Born in 1904, Joseph T. O’Callahan was a Jesuit priest and a professor of math and physics before answering the call to serve his country during World War II. O’Callahan served as a lieutenant commander in the Chaplain Corps. His life would forever be changed one morning in 1945.

Joseph Timothy O’Callahan (May 14, 1905 – March 18, 1964) was a Jesuit priest and, during World War II, a United States Navy chaplain. He was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during and after an attack on the aircraft carrier aboard which he was serving, the USS Franklin.



By Amanda Kooser: USS Juneau found by Paul Allen ship in WWII ocean grave

wiki -> Sullivan brothers
The five Sullivan brothers were World War II sailors who, serving together on the USS Juneau (CL-52), were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942.

The five brothers, the sons of Thomas (1883–1965) and Alleta Sullivan (1895–1972) of Waterloo, Iowa, were:

George Thomas Sullivan, 27 (born December 14, 1914), Gunner’s Mate Second Class (George had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Gunner’s Mate Third Class.)
Francis Henry “Frank” Sullivan, 26 (born February 18, 1916), Coxswain (Frank had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Seaman First Class.)
Joseph Eugene “Joe” Sullivan, 24 (born August 28, 1918), Seaman Second Class
Madison Abel “Matt” Sullivan, 23 (born November 8, 1919), Seaman Second Class
Albert Leo “Al” Sullivan, 20 (born July 8, 1922), Seaman Second Class


The Angry Staff Officer: The Iraq War, 15 Years On
I don’t remember much about the day we went to war with Iraq for the second time. A senior in high school, I recall feeling excited about the idea of war although I only knew of war from books. I was too young to remember much of the Persian Gulf War beyond some blurry images of desert uniforms on a TV screen. War, to me, meant something grand and heroic, like World War II. If I’d actually listened to the words of the World War II veterans I used to talk to, maybe I would’ve thought differently.
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent: 10th Mountain Division Takes Command of OIR Ground Troops Resolve News Release:

By Army Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division: Face of Defense: Soldier Balances Bodybuilding With Army Life
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan

Military February 10, 2018

By Samantha Angaiak: Alaska Air National Guard celebrates new recruitment office location
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: America’s History, Future Integral to Pacific, Dunford Says
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

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

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

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 February 04, 2018

DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Meets With Ukrainian Counterpart at Pentagon
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: U.S. Troops Training Ukrainian Soldiers, Mattis Says
By Press Operations: News Briefing on the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Wake Island Embodies Reality of America as Pacific Power

Military January 17, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Russia’s Actions, Spending Send Chill Through Europe, Dunford Says
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Whitney Taylor: Air Force Supports Science Through Operation DEEP FREEZE
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department
More information on Army Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah heroic actions.
By Terrance Bell, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee: Face of Defense: Soldier Dies Rescuing 4 People in Burning Building
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: NATO, Partner Defense Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, Command Structures
Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis: Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Vancouver, Canada
Operation Inherent Resolve Military Official Briefs Reporters

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Military December 27, 2017

By Air Force 2nd Lt. Jenna Lenski, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing: Deployed Troops Get President’s Christmas Greetings
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar, Dec. 26, 2017 — “I’m thrilled to bring season’s greetings on behalf of the first lady and our entire family and most importantly on behalf of the American people,” President Donald J. Trump said over video conference to deployed service members on Christmas Eve.

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour Entertains Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq
Q-WEST, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2017 — “We could not bring you home for Christmas, so we decided to bring a little bit of home to you,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said yesterday on Christmas to service members here at this base near Mosul.


By Yolanda R. Arrington: The SITREP: Sailors Get Special Visit, Marines Honor Vietnam Hero & More
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Army veteran recalls little-known account that turned tide in Battle of the Bulge.
Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a group of distinguished visitors spent time with sailors and Marines deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Marines rename the staff non-commissioned officer barracks on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan after a Vietnam war hero.
The Coast Guard reflects on 180 years of search and rescue missions.

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Savannah Mesimer, 3rd Marine Division: Face of Defense: Marine Describes Route to Becoming Martial Arts Instructor
OKINAWA, Japan, Dec. 26, 2017 — Marine Corps Cpl. Javier Carpintero, a native of El Paso, Texas, has earned instructor status in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

By David McNally ARL Public Affairs: Army and Marine Corps Team Up on 3-D Printed Drones