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Military October 04, 2019

Military.com: Air Force Maintenance Commander Fired from Specialized Fighter Unit in Pacific; Arlington, Texas, Chosen for New Medal of Honor Museum; It’s Time to Turn Up the Volume on Women Veteran-Owned Businesses; Coast Guard Changes Policy to Permit Hand, Finger Tattoos and more ->
 
 
 
 

Task & Purpose: The Fort Bliss soldier who saved children during the El Paso shooting was just arrested for desertion; We salute the Air National Guard chief master sergeant who pulled passengers from a fiery B-17 crash; 10 years ago, a handful of American soldiers held the line as hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked a tiny US outpost; Whistleblower accuses largest US military shipbuilder of putting ‘American lives at risk’ by falsifying tests on submarine stealth coating; Former Army interpreter from Iraq gets 30 years for dealing fentanyl on dark web; British Army shares video of soldier getting hit in the nuts as a lesson on why situational awareness is important; This video captures the ‘catastrophic impact’ that kicked off the fierce ‘Black Hawk Down’ mission 26 years ago and more ->
 
 
 
 

By John Ismay, The New York Times At War: ‘I Am Fearless Again’: New Veterans’ Group Gives Women a Sense of Belonging
 
 
 
 

DOD: Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan R. Hoffman and Joint Staff Spokesperson Air Force Col. Patrick S. Ryder Defense Department Press Briefing

 
 
 
 
NSFW

 
 
 
 

NSFW, Possibly offensive and depressing.

Military August 16, 2019

Task & Purpose: ‘Here we are again’ — Shaw AFB is mourning its third suicide in as many months; ‘She’s an old beast’ — What it’s like to serve aboard the Polar Star, the Pentagon’s neglected 43-year-old stepchild; Army’s housing chief fired amid ongoing investigation; A Marine flattop sailed through the Strait of Hormuz with an armored vehicle on its flight deck to fend off Iranian gunboats and more ->
 
 
 
 
Military.com: First Armored Soldier Honored for Protecting Children in El Paso Shooting; France Honors African Veterans of World War II Landings; Navajo Nation Eyes Renaming US Highway After WWII Code Talker; 1st Enlisted Woman to Attempt Air Force Special Recon Training Dropped from Program; SOCOM Must Make These Changes as it Reviews Ethics Problems, Operators and Experts Say and more ->