Tag: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Military September 03, 2020

By Scott Gross, Alaska News Source: World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday: Louis Palmer turned 100 on Aug. 29 and served with the 95th Naval Construction Battalion during WWII

Military.com: Guardsman Honored for Saving Lives During Las Vegas Massacre; Nation Ready to ‘Fight Any Foe’ as It Marks 75th Anniversary of WWII’s End, Esper Says; Ne-Yo Kicks Off a Packed Month of USO Virtual Events and more ->

Task & Purpose: Report: Army Ranger to receive Medal of Honor for saving dozens of prisoners held by ISIS; The old school safety brief you didn’t realize you were missing: ‘I’ll punch you dead in your mouth’; Inside India’s elite force of high-altitude Tibetan commandos and more ->

DOD: Today’s Americans Will Live Up to Legacy of World War II Generation, Esper Says; DOD Provides On-Line Mental Health Resources Amid COVID-19 Pandemic and more ->
By Irena Fischer-Hwang, Smithsonian Magazine: The Woman Whose Invention Helped Win a War — and Still Baffles Weathermen
By Alan Rice, The Conversation: Black Troops Were Welcome in Britain, but Jim Crow Wasn’t: The Race Riot of One Night in June 1943


Military June 03, 2020

Military.com: Patrick Tadina, Vietnam War’s Longest Continuously Serving Ranger, Dies at 77
Task & Purpose: SecDef Esper rejects use of Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty troops for riot control and more ->
DOD: Army Targets COVID-19 Vaccine by End of Year, Human Testing in Summer and more ->


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 20, 2019

Military.com: ‘Nice Girls Don’t Join the Military’: Fairchild Commander Proves Her Critics Wrong; Coast Guard Recruitment Video 2019 and more ->
Task & Purpose: SecDef Esper: US forces in Afghanistan could drop to 8,600 without things falling apart; ‘She’s well worth it’ — Third-generation sailor pinned by Navy vet father and grandfather; The Army is teaming up with former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s UFO group to research all the weird things and more ->


Military September 06, 2019

Task & Purpose: 75 years after his death, the remains of a Marine killed in World War II are coming home; Sec Def wants European allies to help pay for defense projects after funds were diverted for the border wall; The Army is investigating how a 19-year-old diagnosed with autism was recruited; Jim Mattis says he won’t be running for president in 2020 and that he’s eager to see ‘fresh ideas’ and more ->
Military.com: A Soldier Died of Natural Causes in Kosovo. He Was a Loving Father — And Ray Charles’ Grandson; Purple Hearts Awarded 101 Years After Coast Guard Cutter Torpedoed by Germans; Marine Commanding Officers Caught Driving Drunk Receive Reprimands; Marine Grunts Say Their Skills Won’t Get Them Civilian Jobs. The Corps Wants to Change That and more ->
DOD: 5 Things to Know About DOD’s Research on ‘Fluorine-Free’ Firefighting Foam; Space Expansion Presents Opportunities, Challenges for DOD and more ->