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Military June 02 & 03, 2019

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Cpl. Robert Maxwell
For today’s Medal of Honor Monday, we’re honoring a brave recipient who passed away recently — 75 years after he jumped on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers in World War II.

Army Technician 5th Grade Robert Maxwell was born on Oct. 26, 1920, in Boise, Idaho, but he grew up with his grandparents in Kansas. He eventually moved to Colorado, where he became a timber ranch worker. From there, he was drafted into the Army in June 1942.
Boston Herald | By Joe Dwinell: One of 12 Surviving Tuskegee Airmen Recounts his 43 WWII Combat Missions
God was Harry Stewart’s co-pilot. He swears by that.

He survived 43 combat missions during World War II and is one of only a dozen remaining Tuskegee Airmen from the famed “Red Tails” fighter group still alive.
By Jared Keller: We salute the hero Marine vet who punched a shark in the face to save his daughter’s life
A gruesome shark attack on a North Carolina teenager on Sunday could have turned fatal had it not been for the furious fists of her Marine vet father.

Seventeen-year-old Paige Winter had a leg and several fingers amputated following a shark attack at a Fort Macon beach, saved from likely death by a series of blows from her father Charlie, according to a Sunday Facebook post by her grandmother Jane.

“Thank God our son was with her,” she wrote. “He said he punched the shark in the face 5 times before it let go.”
By Agence France Presse | By Adam Plowright and Daphne Benoit: On D-Day, US Allies Look for Unity and Fear the Trump Show
Military.com | By Richard Sisk: VA Secretary Confident June 6 Rollout of Private-Care Options Will Be Smooth
Veterans can expect some glitches in the June 6 rollout of the new community care system but, for most who are eligible, getting an appointment with a private doctor should come down to “punching a button,” according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie.

There will be “a few hiccups,” but “I’m confident our team is ready across the country” for the long-awaited implementation of the VA Mission Act, said Wilkie, who has billed the new system as the most transformative veterans care initiative in a generation.
The Associated Press: Military Seeks Further Restrictions of Airspace near Clear Air Force Station
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The U.S. military is seeking to expand restricted airspace around Alaska’s Clear Air Force Station.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sunday that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s plans for a new Long Range Discrimination Radar include a proposal to increase restrictions beyond those of the existing radar facility north of Healy.

Public meetings to inform pilots and others about the proposed changes are scheduled this week in Anchorage, Anderson and Fairbanks.

Military May 31, 2019

Watertown Daily Times, N.Y. | By Tom Graser: Last Remaining Akwesasne Mohawk Code Talker Dies
AKWESASNE — The last Mohawk World War II Code Talker has died.

Louis Levi Oakes, an enrolled member of the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe, died Tuesday at the age of 94.
The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. | By Rachael Riley: Statue at Pope Army Airfield Honors Late Medal of Honor Airman John Chapman
He continued to fight until his death.

Wilson said if Chapman were to have his own motto, or banner, it would be to thrive under oppression.

“His lasting legacy is just that. It was never about him,” Wilson said, crediting Chapman’s family for instilling his values and shaping his character.
Military.com | By Gina Harkins: Training Not to Blame for String of Fatal Vehicle Rollovers, Marines Say
Three Marines were killed over a six-week period when in vehicle rollover accidents, but service officials say safety deficiencies likely aren’t to blame for the fatal mishaps.

The Marine Corps is investigating the spate of rollovers that left three dead and 10 more injured. Two of the accidents happened in California and the latest in Australia.
By Jeff Schogol: A new Air Force plan would overhaul how officers are promoted
By Jeff Schogol: Navy SEAL accused of war crimes released from pretrial custody ahead of court-martial
By David Vergun: Air Force Service a Noble Calling, President Tells Graduating Cadets
“You could have chosen any school, any career you wanted, but you chose a harder path and a higher calling: to protect and defend the United States of America,” President Donald J. Trump told the 991 graduating cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 2019.

Trump delivered the commencement address for the class’s graduation and commissioning today in Colorado Springs, Colo.
By C.J. Chivers
Staff writer: I’m a Veteran Without PTSD. I Used to Think Something Was Wrong With Me. More ->

Fox News | By James Rogers: Navy Wants 350 Billion Social Media Posts for Epic Research Project
The Navy wants to acquire “a large-scale global historical archive” of social media posts spanning a minimum time period from July 1, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2016. “Data must consist of all publicly available messages, comments, or posts transmitted on the platform over the specified time period,” the Navy said. Data must also include messages from at least 200 million users in at least 100 countries, with no single country accounting for more than 30 percent of users.

Military May 24, 2019

By Reuters: Trump to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran
By Jim Garamone: Remembering Those Who Sacrificed for America
By Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer: Decorated Vietnam vet presents Purple Heart and Bronze Star to family of slain UNC Charlotte shooting hero
On Wednesday, Waynesville Police Chief William Hollingsed and Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher presented Howell’s family with a Purple Heart and Bronze Star from Thomas “Stormy” Matteo.

Matteo is president of the Purple Heart Society who received six Purple Heart medals from action with the Marines in Vietnam.
By Jared Keller: Shanahan to Naval Academy graduates: learn to embrace failure like samurai and Silicon Valley
“If you have never experienced failure; if you have not felt the cut of the blade, then when failure finds you — you won’t know how to recover,” he added.
Military.com | By Gina Harkins: Top Marine Makes Plea to End Suicide, Says ‘Zero Shame’ in Admitting Problem
“Let me be clear up front, there is zero shame in admitting one’s struggles in life — trauma, shame, guilt or uncertainty about the future — and asking for help,” he said in a two-page letter about mental illness addressed to Marines, sailors and their families.

Neller accompanied the letter with a raw video posted to social media in which he tells Marines that life is tough, just as being a Marine is tough. “Nobody said this was going to be easy, but you can deal with this. It has to be dealt with.”

“We are all ‘broken’ in our own way — and we all need help at times,” Neller said. “It is critical we understand and respect that.”

Marines are in a fight to save their fellow comrades, and they must approach that fight with the same intensity they apply to other battles, he added.

“We can never stand by and do nothing,” the commandant wrote.

Editor’s note: Those struggling can visit www.dstressline.com or call 1-877-476-7734. Someone is available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
DoD: Face of Defense: Shooting Toward Success
By Katie Lange: Marine Corps Drill Instructor Doesn’t Hold Back on NASCAR’s Larson



What do you think of when you hear the term “power couple”? Think no longer! In this episode, I sit down with former SEAL and Forged clothing co-founder, Mike Sauers, and his beautiful former Marine turned model/private investigator/veteran and first responder advocate, Samantha Bonilla. There’s no shortage of back and forth between the adventurous duo in this comedic episode, while we delve into both of their life stories. @forgedmike @samantha_r_bonilla

Military March 06, 2019

By Gina Harkins: Two Marine Hornets Collide at Twentynine Palms; No Injuries Reported
By Patricia Kime: House Unanimously Passes Bill to Improve Burn Pit Registry
Task & Purpose: The incredible true story of how a Navy challenge coin saved this Oklahoma police officer’s life; He was nearly killed by a Taliban RPG. Now he’s safe in the United States, and one of its newest citizens; Democratic lawmakers sign pledge to end ‘forever wars’ and more ->
President Signs Executive Order on Veteran Suicide
TRANSCOM and EUCOM Testify on the Future Years Defense Program
Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, U.S. European Command commander, and Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, U.S. Transportation Command commander, testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program, March 5, 2019.
By Associated Press: Remains of NY Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Identified
By Joseph V. Micallef: The Mammoth Unsinkable Ice Ships of WWII That Almost Existed
Military.com: Will the VA Pay for Your Funeral? The Answer May Surprise You

Military January 19, 2019

By James Clark: 5 Unforgettable Quotes From R. Lee Ermey, The Iconic Marine-Turned-Actor Buried Today At Arlington
By Oriana Pawlyk: Family, Fans Attend R. Lee Ermey’s Funeral at Arlington Cemetery
By Catherine Lucey , Jill Colvin , Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro: Trump Plans ‘Major Announcement’ on Border, Longest Shutdown

By Ryan Pickrell: Air Force F-22s And B-2 Bombers Are Pr​​owling The Pacific, And The Photos Are Awesome
How’s he gonna save his military career?~
By Stars & Stripes: Story About Fort Bliss Soldier Saving Man’s Life Not True, Army Says

Military June 02, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: President Presides at Coast Guard Change-of-Command Ceremony
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria
By Air Force Maj. Wayne Capps 315th Airlift Wing: Air Force Re-Enacts D-Day Invasion on Social Media
Normandy Memories
By Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval Research: New Rebreather Helps Navy Divers Under the Waves
By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brooke Macchietto, USS George H.W. Bush: Face of Defense: Sailors Balance Service With Motherhood

Special Report: Warrior Games 2018

Military May 24, 2018

By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity: Legacy Mentors Play Key Role In TAPS Good Grief Camps
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Delaney Gonzales: 325th Fighter Wing. Face of Defense: Airman Thrives on Responsibility, Sets the Example
By Air Force Senior Airman Dustin Mullen 325th Fighter Wing: Air Force Medical Team Supports Humanitarian Exercise in Panama
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Welcomes 983 New Lieutenants Into Air Force
By Paul Szoldra: A Mullet-Wearing Marine Recruit Showed Up To Boot Camp Ready To Party
The Angry Staff Officer: We Were There Too: the US Army at Belleau Wood
By Merrie Monteagudo: U.S. special operations history: Milestones and missions






Military March 15, 2018

By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Infantry Task Force Looks to Overmatch Potential Foes
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 — The United States already has the best infantry soldiers, Marines and special operators on the face of the Earth, but Defense Secretary James N. Mattis wants them to completely overmatch any potential foes.
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Trump Salutes Military, Highlights Commitment to Increased Defense Spending
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Donald Knechtel 28th Bomb Wing: Last Chance for Life: Egress Flight
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Officials Highlight Role of Cloud Infrastructure in Supporting Warfighters
Airmen Complete Historic Flight Honoring Tuskegee Heritage
By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Emily Beightol-Deyerle 167th Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard: Face of Defense: ‘Lunch and Learn’ Event Saves Airman’s Career
Instructor Honors
Northern Night Fort Greely, Alaska
By Army Col. Richard Goldenberg New York National Guard: ‘Fighting 69th’ to Lead New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 167th Year

Breaking News: President Trump – Andrea Hudson offered $20,000 for anyone who was willing to murder President Trump

I believe she made the offer on the twitter, not to murder him on twitter~

Just over this weekend, Andrea Hudson offered $20,000 for anyone who was willing to murder President Trump on Twitter.