Tag: The Angry Staff Officer

Military August 30, 2019

Task & Purpose: Service member killed in Afghanistan in 18th US fatality this year; Air Force PJ receives Bronze Star for fighting off Taliban for hours while twice wounded; Fort Stewart soldier, the brother of an Olympic gold medalist, charged in triple murder; Marine disciplined for urging people who opposed tanks at Trump’s July 4th event to kill themselves and more ->
Military.com: Marine Paralyzed from the Neck Down After Being Shot in 29 Palms Live-Fire Exercise; Army Wife Gets Life in Ambush Slaying of Soldier Husband; Military.com Staff Writer Wins Prestigious Award for Reporting that Prompted Policy Change and more ->
By Jim Garamone, DOD: Pentagon Rolls Out Space Command
By Katie Lange, DOD: Face of Defense: From ‘American Idol’ to American Airman
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Seven


Military August 28, 2019

Military.com: Mattis Breaks Silence on Departure from Pentagon, Warns of Threats to Democracy; Wilkie Promises No VA Budget Cuts in 2021 Request; Kodiak Coast Guard Parents Welcome Percival the Micro Preemie to the World; Soldier Is First to Achieve Perfect Score on New Army Fitness Test; IG: Admiral Who Was Set to Lead the Navy Used Personal Email for Official Business
Task & Purpose: Taliban says it’s close to an agreement on the withdrawal of US troops; Mattis wags his knife hand at toxic leadership in Washington with a veiled jab at Trump; A retired Army officer is fighting to save his adopted daughter from deportation and more ->
DOD: Military Health Care Consolidation Moves to Next Phase; DOD Takes 3-Pronged Approach to Suicide Prevention and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: On Rendering Honor
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain once wrote “In great deeds, something abides.” What makes a deed great? She will never be remembered in histories; there are no massive monuments to her. And yet, she – and so many like her – brought hope where it did not exist before. What could possibly be greater?



Military August 26, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Tech. Sgt. Francis J. Clark

Francis J. Clark (1912–1981) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.


DOD: Announcement of the 2019-2020 Cohort of the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellows

Military.com: Paris Celebrates its Liberation from Nazis, 75 Years On; The VA Removed a Vet’s High-Risk Label. The Patient Died by Suicide. What Went Wrong?; Montana Men Get Writing Assignment for False Military Claims; Prison Inmates Build Toys for Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program and more ->
Task & Purpose: Nukes aren’t f*cking magic, people; The State Department doesn’t really care if its human rights training for partner security forces is working or not and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Getting the Elephant in the Room to the Front Lines: Engineer Sustainment at JRTC

Military August 17, 2019

Task & Purpose: Indiana Guardsman killed at Fort Hood was ‘proud father and husband’; Taliban leader’s brother killed in Pakistan bomb blast; West Point graduate gets waiver to play for the Eagles while serving as active-duty and more ->
Military.com: Special Forces Team Mechanic Killed in Niger to Be Awarded Silver Star; RAF’s Red Arrows Demonstration Team to Buzz New York City; Blue Angels Jets Made Contact Midair During Tight Diamond 360 Maneuver; Beer Named for Pacific Island Nuke Test Site Draws Criticism; New Underwater Memorial Honors Fallen and Living Service Members and more ->
DOD: Navy Teen Chosen as National Military Youth of the Year; Photo Exhibit Honors Survivors of Fallen Service Members; Allies Opened Second Front in France After Normandy Landings and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter 6


Military August 12, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Sgt. John J. McVeigh
Task & Purpose: Pentagon identifies Marine Raider killed in Iraq; The Marine Corps’s new JLTV is officially ready for a fight; The Royal Navy is eyeing jetpacks for amphibious assaults, which is a terrible idea and more ->
Military.com: VA Cuts Off Assisted Living Home After Finding Veteran Dead for 4 Days; After Lengthy Wear Tests, Army Won’t Issue a Jungle Boot to Soldiers;
The Angry Staff Officer: If the U.S. Army had Elephants in the Civil War
DOD: Video: Jungle Medicine



Military July 28, 2019

Military.com: UK Defense Ministry: Soldier Fighting in Syria Was Killed by Friendly Fire, Not an IED; Marine Widow, Veteran Design Rings to Raise Awareness about Veteran Suicide;
Task & Purpose: ‘In every uniform is a human being’ — an Air Force vet is on a mission to take portraits of 7,500 veterans in all 50 states; Watch Egyptian soldiers perform bizarre feats of strength in a batsh*t insane sizzle reel and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Five

Richard Gerlach:
The F-4 was a McDonnell design, (from the 1950’s) not a Douglas design. McDonnell and Douglas merged in 1967. It would be appreciated if you might consider changing the title of your posting and giving credit where credit is due. Thank you.


“When someone beats the drums of hate, someone, will come and answer the call”

Military July 23, 2019

Military.com: Marines Commended for Working to Save 2 Drowning Airmen in Japan; Babysitter Charged with Manslaughter After Death of Infant in Army Housing; Pair Get Up to 15 Years in Neglect Death of Korean War Veteran and more ->
Task & Purpose: Meet your new defense secretary: Senate confirms Mark Esper; Meet the married Navy vets who made it their life mission to expose stolen valor; The Army is running a classified mission with black helicopters over Washington, D.C.; A vet’s advice: Translate your military skills for hiring managers and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Four

Military June 25, 2019

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army 1st Lt. James Church
Military News.com: ‘The Audie Murphy of His Generation:’ Why David Bellavia’s Medal of Honor Is Making History; Here’s New Acting SecDef Mark Esper’s First Message to the Troops; VA Imposes Strict Limits on Controversial Ketamine-Based Depression Treatment and more ->
Task & Purpose: An Air Force veteran accused of being a mercenary was just freed from detention in Libya; Mexico says it has deployed 15,000 forces in the north to halt US-bound migration and more ->
US Department of Defense: DOD Commemorates Founding of POW/MIA Advocacy Group
By The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter 3


Military June 17, 2019

By Katie Lange: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Sgt. Joe Ronnie Hooper

Joe Ronnie Hooper (August 8, 1938 – May 6, 1979) was an American who served in both the United States Navy and United States Army where he finished his career there as a captain. He earned the Medal of Honor while serving as an army staff sergeant on February 21, 1968 during the Vietnam War. He was one of the most decorated U.S. soldiers of the war and was wounded in action eight times.

Military.com Agence France Presse | By Catherine Triomphe: Dogs Trained to Offer Support to Troubled US Veterans
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter 2

Military June 16, 2019

Military.com: Major Defense Merger Could Spur a Search for New Partnerships at Paris Air Show; Female Team Leading Elite Helicopter Training Changes Command in Pensacola and more ->
Task & Purpose: Tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman to be inspected off the coast of the United Arab Emirates; Fathers’ military service helps inspire sons to join military and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Marvel-ling at the Pentagon: Force Design in the MCU
We Are The Mighty | By Alex Hollings: Learn How to Live Off Grid From This Legendary Navy Vet