Tag: Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis

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]

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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 28, 2018

By Adam Linehan: Navy Training Commander Fired ‘Due To Loss Of Confidence In His Ability To Command’
As Navy Times notes, Meskimen lost his job amid an ongoing Naval Criminal Investigative Service probe into the recent death of Fire Controlman Seaman Recruit Joshua F. Edge, who was found dead in his barracks at TSC on Oct. 8.
 
 
 
 
Remarks by Secretary Mattis at International Institute for Strategic Studies Manama Dialogue Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis; John Chipman, Chief Executive of IISS
 
 
 
 
The Canadian Press: ISIS Gunmen Kill 40 US-backed Fighters in Eastern Syria
 
 
 
 
By Sean Mclean Brown: Military Spouse Runs in Marine Corps Marathon to Remember Fallen Heroes
 
 
 
 
By Julie Carr Smyth: Veterans’ Lives, Experiences Celebrated at New Ohio Museum
 
 
 
 
By Bravo: New ALARACT authorizes military police to ticket Army regulation violators
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: If Military Commissioning Sources were Hogwarts Houses
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Military October 16, 2018

Military.com: Black Woman Who Had Trailblazing Navy Career Dies at 83
 
 
 
 
Airman explains Flight Line Recovery Operations
 
 
 
 
By Matthew Burke: New Marine Correctional Unit ‘Like Boot Camp All Over Again’
 
 
 
 
By Richard Sisk: Former Walter Reed Chief to Take Over at Troubled VA Medical Center
Media Availability with Secretary Mattis en route to Vietnam Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone Defense.gov: Stoltenberg, Scaparrotti Talk Deterrence Aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Truman
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone Defense.gov: Navy, Gerard Butler Collaborate to Tell 21st Century Submarine Yarn
 
 
 
 
By James Clark: Peter Jackson’s New Documentary Shows World War I As You’ve Never Seen It Before

 
 
 
 
By Maj. Jamie Schwandt, U.S. Army: The Military Decision-Making Process Is An Inflexible Mess. Here’s How To Fix It
 
 
 
 
By Hirepurpose: 20 Years In The Air Force, 18 And Counting At Hyatt: Retired Master Sergeant Enjoys Successful Second Career
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Military October 09, 2018

By Tom Roeder, The Gazette: Air Force Academy Adds Sexual Misconduct Charges Against Cadet Already Facing Court-Martial
 
 
 
 
By Paul Szoldra: ‘They Could Have Run But Did Not’: Read John Kelly’s Letter For 2 Heroic Marines Who Stopped A Suicide Bomber
 
 
 
 
By Chad Garland: Army Officer Files Suit After Getting Shot by Bagram Contractor
 
 
 
 
Secretary Mattis Delivers Remarks at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas
 
 
 
 
By Adam Shaw: Trump Accepts Nikki Haley’s Resignation as UN Ambassador
 
 
 
 
By Oriana Pawlyk: B-1 Ejection Seat Not to Blame for Bomber Mishap, Manufacturer Says
By Jim Garamone Defense.gov: Passing the Decanter, the U.S. Naval Academy Way
 
 
 
 
By James Clark: The Story Of Sgt. York, The Man Who Killed Or Captured More Than 100 Germans In A Single WWI Battle
 
 
 
 
By Jared Keller: The Top American General In Vietnam Considered Using Nukes During The Siege Of Khe Sanh, New Documents Reveal
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 01, 2018

Army.mil by Devon L. Suits: Army Medic in Afghanistan to Receive Medal of Honor
 
 
By The Hill Staff: Watch live: Trump presents the Medal of Honor
 
 
Editors USA Today: Las Vegas anniversary, a Medal of Honor, Melania trip: 5 things you need to know Monday
 
 
 
 
By Caitlin Doornbos: Sailor from USS Ronald Reagan Dies While Swimming off Guam
 
 
 
 
By Paul Guzzo: Navy Veteran, Real-Life Superhero is Hanging Up His Suit
 
 
 
 
The Associated Press: Filmmaker Sets Date for Dedication of WWII Education Center
Special guests at the reception will include WWII veterans Richard Fazzio and Ernie Corvese. Both took part in the D-Day invasion.
 
 
 
 
The Associated Press: Vice President’s Son Completes Navy Training in Mississippi
 
 
 
 
By Lolita C. Baldor: Problems for Pentagon’s Immigrant Recruit Program
 
 
 
 
By Jon Gambrell and Nassser Karimi: Iran Fires Ballistic Missiles at Syria Militants over Attack
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military September 20, 2018

By Gina Harkins: Navy IDs Sailor Killed by Airplane Propeller Aboard Carrier George H.W. Bush
 
 
 
 
The Associated Press: Former VA Police Officer Gets Prison for Patient’s Rough Arrest
 
 
 
 
En Route to Macedonia Press Gaggle by Secretary Mattis Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis
 
 
 
 
By Oriana Pawlyk: Beyond BRRRT: Airpower Alone Won’t Secure Victory, Goldfein Says
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Task Force Looks at Making Infantry Squads More Lethal
 
 
 
 
By Richard Sisk: Space Force Still an Unfunded Concept as Pentagon Grasps for a Plan
 
 
 
 
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Time is Now to Execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan Says
 
 
 
 
By Air Force 1st Lt. Francine St Laurent, 168th Wing: Face of Defense: Dual-Hatted Air Guard Doctor Serves as Community Partner
 
 
 
 
By Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Everett Allen Defense Media Activity: Airman Practices Humanitarianism on the Home Front
 
 
 
 
The Associated Press: Army Report Blames Overconfidence for Training Avalanche
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose – Adam Linehan: Full Metal Racket: How An Honest Bid To Preserve The Legacy Of Vietnam Sold Out
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose By Mike Martin: Why We Fight: It’s Not Always Because We Face An Enemy
Mike Martin is a visiting research fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, having previously studied biology at Oxford. Between these experiences, he served as a British Army officer in Afghanistan. He is the author of An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict, Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard Place, and most recently, Why We Fight.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Former Navy SEALs Shawn Ryan of Vigilance Elite and Jeff Reid (Alaskan Dog Musher) of Frozen Trident Kennel talk about 10 survival tips that you don’t know. 10 tips that don’t necessarily have a genre and we don’t hear about that often.

Military September 13, 2018

By Matthew Cox: Army Ranger Officer Killed in Tactical Vehicle Crash
 
 
 
 
News Release Press Operations Release No: NR-261-18: Statement by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis on Actions of Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen
 
 
 
 
By Lucas Tomlinson: Russian Bombers Flew near Alaska, Intercepted by Air Force Jets: US Military
 
 
 
 
By Hope Hodge Seck: 70 Percent of Marine Commander Firings This Year Due to Bias, Disrespect
 
 
 
 
By Jeff Schogol: Pioneering Female Infantry Marine Kicked Out Of The Corps For Fraternization
 
 
By Gina Harkins: One of 1st Female Marine Grunts Faces Separation After Marrying Lance Corporal
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military September 06, 2018

Media Availability by Secretary Mattis En Route to India Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis
 
 
 
 
Remarks by Lieutenant General Charles Hooper Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency
 
 
 
 
By Katie Lange Defense Media: General’s Work Earns Him Multiple Native Alaskan Tribal Names
 
 
 
 
By Alexandra Shea, Evans Army Community Hospital: Gold Star Mother Continues Fallen Son’s Legacy
 
 
 
 
By Army Staff Sgt. Leticia Samuels, 449th Theater Aviation Brigade: Face of Defense: Army NCOs Reconnect During Mideast Deployment
 
 
 
 
By James Clark: There’s A Theme Park About That Time The Union Tried To Use Dinosaurs To Win The Civil War
 
 
 
 
By Col. Keith Nightingale, U.S. Army (Ret.): Sh*t Happens — And That’s Not Always A Bad Thing
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military August 25, 2018

By Oriana Pawlyk: ‘Best of All of Us:’ Hero Airman Gets Moving Tribute from Special Ops Community

“I would like to believe on that fatal day in March of 2002, John heard the voice of the lord ask him, ‘Who shall I send? And who shall go for us?'” Wright said on Friday.

“I’d like to believe — you know actually I’m pretty sure — that John answered for our nation: ‘Here am I. Send me,'” he said.

 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: Training for Defeat
 
 
 
 
By Kirsten Grieshaber: Huge Wildfire Southwest of Berlin Risks WWII Arms Blasts
 
 
 
 
Remarks by Secretary Mattis at the U.S. Transportation Command change-of-command ceremony, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
 
 
 
 
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Mattis Touts Past, Future at Transcom Change of Command
 
 
 
 
Fox News: Homeless Vet who Helped Stranded Woman Says He Can’t Get GoFundMe Cash
In an interview with the Inquirer last week, D’Amico said he controls the money and will start dispensing it when Bobbitt gets a job and stops using drugs.

“Giving him all that money, it’s never going to happen. I’ll burn it in front of him,” he said, adding that giving an “addict” the money would be like “giving him a loaded gun.”
 
 
 
 
By Gina Harkins: Marine Infantry Leader Fired for Loss of Trust Weeks Before Deployment
 
 
 
 
By Rose L. Thayer: Mechanical Issue Led to Ammo Can Dropping from Army Aircraft onto Texas School
No one was reprimanded for the incident because it was a mechanical issue, said Lt. Col. Crystal X. Boring, public affairs director for the division and Fort Bliss.

“Based on recommendations from the investigating officer, the aviation brigade commander immediately changed the flight path of future aviation missions,” she wrote in an emailed statement. “We have full faith and confidence in the aviation brigade leadership and their ability to constantly seek methods to improve flight operations and ensure an incident like this doesn’t happen in the future.”
 
 
 
 
By richard Sisk: Duncan Hunter Denies Fraudulent Wounded Warrior Purchases, Blames Wife
 
 
 
 
By Robert Wormley: This is Your DoDEA 2019 Teacher of the Year
 
 
 
 
By Darcie Moran: This Pilot Escaped the Vietnam War on a ‘Borrowed’ Air Force C-130
 
 
 
 
By Amy Bushatz: They Call It ‘Post Traumatic Growth.’ I Call It ‘Living’
 
 
 
 
Dogs Need Dental Love, Too
 
 
 
 
Week in Photos Photos By Multi photographers DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Aug 18-24
 
 
 
 
Bob Mayer: Letter from Ulysses Grant 1839

Military August 13, 2018

By Katie Lange Department of Defense: WWII Pilot Fends Off His Injured Comrade to Finish Mission


While there were many bombing missions over Germany during World War II, one that happened 75 years ago this month was so heroic that it helped to inspire the book “Twelve O’Clock High,” which was later turned into a highly regarded movie.

Today, we’re honoring a man who earned his Medal of Honor during that mission: Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. John C. Morgan.
 
 
 
 
By Morgan Eads: 94-Year-Old Who Taught Herself How to Fly Receives Meda
 
 
 
 
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis: Press Gaggle by Secretary Mattis En Route to Brasilia
 
 
By robert Burns: Pentagon Chief Mattis Defends his Reversal on Space Force
“I was not against setting up a Space Force,” he told reporters flying with him to Brazil to begin his first tour of South America as defense secretary. “What I was against was rushing to do that before we could define the problem” that needed solving.
 
 
 
 
By The Associated Press: WWII Pilot’s Remains Return Home After 7 Decades
 
 
 
 
By Drew Brooks: Army to Celebrate Fort Bragg’s 100th and National Airborne Day