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Military November 11, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Floyd Lindstrom
Floyd K. Lindstrom (June 21, 1912 – February 3, 1944) 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.


Military.com: Families of Fallen Troops Often Face Their Hardest Battle Alone; Disappearing Phantom: Iconic Jet Nears End of Service; Let Us Strive to Honor Our Veterans Year-Round and more ->
Task & Purpose: 2 veterans serving in Congress want the Global War on Terrorism memorial built on the National Mall; Democratic contender and Navy vet Pete Buttigieg pledges to create better, more ‘veteran-centric’ VA and more ->
DOD: Chairman Travels to Indo-Pacific With American Strategic Thinking and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: What is Our Service?
Instead of our ritualistic greeting and response, wouldn’t it be better if we could sit down and discuss these things? Wouldn’t it be better if we both understood our services just a little bit better? And then maybe we could get around to figuring out what it is that we each are thankful for about each other. It’s better to bridge the divides; it builds a stronger nation.



Military October 21, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Pfc. Richard G. Wilson

Richard Gene Wilson (August 19, 1931 – October 21, 1950) was a United States Army soldier and a posthumous recipient of the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. A combat medic, Wilson was awarded the medal for attempting to rescue a wounded soldier at the Battle of Yongju.

Military.com: Korean War Veteran Laid to Rest in New York; US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for Firsthand Look at War; Man Sentenced for Selling Crack Cocaine at VA Hospital; Navy Lieutenant, Wife Arrested in FBI, NCIS Raid in Florida and more ->
Task & Purpose: ‘We just can’t let his memory be forgotten’ — Black WWI soldier finally receives the recognition he deserves; Vietnam veteran in hospice care had a simple request: To reunite with his dog one last time; Pentagon considers leaving some troops in Syria to guard oil and more ->

The Angry Staff Officer: Warfighter: Helm’s Deep

Military October 11, 2019

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley will brief the media at noon EDT, today, Friday, Oct. 11, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this briefing; plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on http://www.defense.gov/Watch/Live-Events.
Military.com: Here’s Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA and Social Security Pay Bump; New Graphic Novels Honor Hero Medal of Honor Recipients and more ->
Task & Purpose: US sending thousands more troops to Saudi Arabia in response to attack on oil facilities; How we found out America’s largest military shipbuilder was accused of falsifying tests on nuclear submarines; An Army 4-star general says military leaders need to get on social media and start interacting with all those darn kids; This former Ranger was just nominated to be the next Secretary of the Army and more ->
DOD: Defense Official Builds Case for Creating Space Force and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory on Wakanda

Military September 29, 2019

Military.com: Navy Says Goodbye to the ‘Blueberry’ Camouflage Uniform; Here’s How to Adopt a Military Working Dog and more ->
Task & Purpose: Woman who unwittingly helped assassinate Kim Jong Un’s half-brother said she did it to be a YouTube star; China has launched its first amphibious assault ship; Fort Carson soldier offered to pay girl $9,000 for sex, police say and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Ten



Military September 18, 2019

Military.com: A Missing ID Card Spent 50 Years in Vietnam. Now It’s Coming Home; Air Force Weighing Medal of Honor Nominations for More Airmen; Cybercriminals Target Military Online to Set Up Imposter ‘Romance Scams’; This Osprey-Style Drone Could Help Marines Protect Navy Warships; Navy Offers Scholarships for Alaska Residents;
Task & Purpose: VA reassigns 9 officials after Vietnam vet found covered in ants at Atlanta VAMC; Former San Diego master-at-arms gets 20 years for sex crimes against a minor; Behold the Navy’s new Hellfire-laden robot mine-hunter; The Army is going all-in on killer apps for its next-generation squad weapon; Trump taps hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien as fourth national security adviser; The Air Force could potentially upgrade ‘a few’ valor awards to the Medal of Honor and more ->
DOD: U.S., Allies Remember Operation Market Garden; U.S. Team Sent to Help Saudis Assess Oil Attack Forensics; Esper Welcomes Bahrain’s Crown Prince to Pentagon and more->
The War Horse: My Father Died Over 60 Years Ago. I Feel That I‘m Just Now Meeting Him and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Finding Space – Chapter Eight


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