Category: Military

Military October 27, 2021

Military.com: Why Army Vet Mort Sahl Was The Beatles of Comedy and more ->
 
 
Morton Lyon Sahl (May 11, 1927 – October 26, 2021) was a Canadian-born American comedian, actor, and social satirist, considered the first modern comedian in the United States since Will Rogers.[1][2] Sahl pioneered a style of social satire that pokes fun at political and current event topics using improvised monologues and only a newspaper as a prop.

Sahl spent his early years in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he made his professional stage debut at the hungry i nightclub in 1953.[3] His popularity grew quickly, and after a year at the club he traveled the country doing shows at established nightclubs, theaters, and college campuses. In 1960 he became the first comedian to have a cover story written about him by Time magazine. He appeared on various television shows, played a number of film roles, and performed a one-man show on Broadway.

Television host Steve Allen said that Sahl was “the only real political philosopher we have in modern comedy”. His social satire performances broke new ground in live entertainment, as a stand-up comic talking about the real world of politics at that time was considered “revolutionary”. It inspired many later comics to become stage comedians, including Lenny Bruce, Jonathan Winters, George Carlin, and Woody Allen. Allen credits Sahl’s new style of humor with “opening up vistas for people like me”.[4]: 545 

Numerous politicians became his fans, with John F. Kennedy asking him to write his jokes for campaign speeches, though Sahl later turned his barbs at the president. After Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, Sahl focused on the Warren Report’s inaccuracies and conclusions, and spoke about it often during his shows. This alienated much of his audience and led to a decline in his popularity for the remainder of the 1960s. By the 1970s, his shows and popularity staged a partial comeback that continued over the ensuing decades.[5] A biography of Sahl, Last Man Standing, by James Curtis, was released in 2017.[6]

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Task & Purpose: We finally know why the Army fired its three-star general in charge of housing The Army’s housing chief was relieved in August 2019. And more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Military October 26, 2021

11 Alive: WWII veteran turns 100 years young David Barber was recognized in the UT vs. Ole Miss football game Saturday night.
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: The difference between Air Force and Navy pilots in one short video “One is gentle and graceful, and the other is a full-send yeet.”; Air Force uniform that covered sleeping Afghan child in evacuation photo headed to a museum “It was heartwarming to see.” And more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: Sports Heroes Who Served: National Guardsmen Realize Olympic Dream and more ->
 
 
 
 
Military.com: House Votes to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Troops Killed in Kabul Airport Blast; Marine Veteran and Thoroughbred Industry Icon Turns 100, Credits Corps with Shaping His Life; Famous Veterans: Mr. T; Senators Say They Won’t Wait 9 Years for Pentagon to Make Planned Sexual Assault Reforms and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 24 & 25, 2021

DoD: Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Rear Adm. Richard O’Kane
 
 
 
 
Military.com: Ceremonies in French City Mark 100 Years of Honoring American Unknown Soldier; A Wyoming Farewell for Marine Killed in Afghanistan Bombing; American Veterans Share How Military Service Changed Their Lives in PBS Documentary and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Marine Corps announces career-ending consequences for Marines refusing to get COVID vaccine USMC: You Signed the Motherf—king Contract; The inside story behind the photo of the last soldier to leave Afghanistan “I was stressed the entire time, like ‘Please be in focus, please be in focus.'”; When I hear a far-off boom, I imagine the worst“ I knew I wasn’t in Afghanistan. I knew soldiers weren’t dying in the distance. But in reality, that knowledge didn’t matter.”
 
 
 
 
DoD: Feature Radio Personality Robin Quivers Is Also Air Force Veteran; DoD Announces 2021 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Alexander Bodin Saphir, BBC News: The Tip-Off From a Nazi That Saved My Grandparents It has often been described as a “miracle” that most of Denmark’s Jews escaped the Holocaust. Now it seems that the country’s Nazi rulers deliberately sabotaged their own operation.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Military October 23, 2021

Military.com: Congress Faces Decision on Military Justice Overhaul and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Air Force medical group commander fired after less than 4 months on the job She was relieved of command over “loss of trust and confidence in her ability to lead and maintain readiness,” according to the service.; Meet James Kilcer, the Marine veteran seen disarming a robber in a viral video The Yuma County Sheriff will present him with a citizens valor award.; A paratrooper turned movie advisor explains why shootings like Alec Baldwin’s shouldn’t happen “If there’s lessons to be learned by everybody, then there’s lessons to be learned. I’d like to think that the whole industry, globally, will take those lessons on board.”
 
 
 
 
Just A Car Guy: then, and now. Fighter planes from the USS Lexington, found by the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen search team, in the Coral Sea
 
 
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Just A Car Guy: Larry L is wondering if anyone can name the guys who served with his grandfather, on Tinian, photographed with the B 29s Slave Girl, Lady ion Waiting, and Go Sal, and were in the Tinian Hunt Club together Sam Weintraub
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 22, 2021

Military.com: Woman Charged in Submarine Spy Case to Remain Locked Up and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Why this Air Force commando who fought with a shot lung doesn’t count deployments “Even if you go once, you did more than most.” And more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Military October 21, 2021

Military.com: Air Force Offers Former Army Spouse $50K Settlement After Towel Left Inside Her During C-Section; VA Secretary Vows to Eliminate LA’s ‘Veterans Row’ Homeless Encampment by November; Famous Veterans: Leonard Nimoy Was a Taxi Driver Before Making It Big and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Soldier who helped secure Kabul airport with Toyota technical traded for dip gets promoted Well deserved.; Kill the CAC? Why some people really want the military’s ID cards to go away “I hope Lt. Gen. Skinner succeeds in killing it, but I won’t hold my breath.”; An Air Force base is setting up reserved parking just for junior enlisted “I’m a big proponent of treating junior enlisted better, but this just seems kinda stupid.” And more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: News DOD Begins Fielding 5G Communications to California First Responders; Army’s ‘Dragon’s Lair’ Opens to All Military Services and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military October 19 & 20, 2021

Military.com: Walter Reed Locked Down, Appointments Canceled After Bomb Threat; Mossad’s New Boss Is a Gadget-Loving Killing Machine; Veterans Legal Group to Offer Assistance Filing Burn Pit-Related Disability Claims and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Damning investigation into USS Bonhomme Richard fire reveals sailors were totally unprepared “Although the fire was started by an act of arson, the ship was lost due to an inability to extinguish the fire.”; There’s a good reason why this Air Force general only wears 3 ribbons on his dress uniform Tell me you put the team first without telling me you put the team first; A county in Oregon wants to call in the National Guard to deal with all their illegal pot farms “The National Guard, they’re going to have to get deployed down there some way or other.” And more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: Unique Honor Flight Celebrates Female Veterans and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Military October 18, 2021

Is Cancer a COVID-19 complication?

General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Monday morning due to complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated and had been treated for cancer for years. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports on TODAY.

 
 
 
 
DoD: Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Col. Gregory Boyington; New Annual Rifle Qual: A shooter’s perspective; Army secretary highlights female trailblazers in leadership symposium; USAG Daegu Recognizes Hundreds of Volunteers for Selfless Service and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: 9 months after getting Pentagon approval, Alwyn Cashe still hasn’t received the Medal of Honor The family of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe is still waiting; The Army has an internship program — and no, we don’t mean privates “We assign them to a job that’s within their degree, so if they’re in computer science, we assign them to a programming tech cell.” And more ->
 
 
 
 
Military.com: Military News German Tax Collectors in Bavaria Get in on the Act of Going After American Base Personnel; That Time Colin Powell Saved Crash Victims by Tearing Burning Metal With His Bare Hands; A World War II Veteran Recalls Her Service in the Women’s Army Corps at Age 100 and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Military October 17, 2021

Military.com: North Carolina Nursing Assistant Sentenced for Defrauding Disabled Veteran; Military News Former Boeing Test Pilot Pleads Not Guilty in 737 Max Case; VA and Tricare Warn Sleep Apnea Patients of CPAP Machine Recall and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: The best hacks to make military life in the field suck less Make your stay in the dirt motel a little less miserable with these “field-hacks”; ‘Many died on the operating table’ — What Air Force search and rescue witnessed during the Kabul airport attack “The hair on the back of your necks should be standing up.” And more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Military October 13, 14 , 15 & 16, 2021

Military.com: ‘The Enemy Is Lurking in Our Bodies’ — Women Veterans Say Toxic Exposure Caused Breast Cancer; Join Your Veteran’s Health Care Team; Settlement Spurs Navy to Take Another Look at ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges of Traumatized Vets; Coast Guard: Wreck Found in Atlantic Is Storied Cutter Bear and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller sentenced to forfeit $5,000 in pay and gets letter of reprimand Scheller will now begin the process of exiting the service.; The Sgt. Maj. of the Army wants leaders to stop scheduling training just for the sake of it “Stand up for your people.”; The active-duty Army is facing a record suicide rate. Leaders have no idea how to fix it“ Is there something we’re missing?”; The military has a suicide crisis. Its leaders bear most of the blame Since 9/11, about 7,057 service members have died in military operations. In the same time period, an estimated 30,177 service members and veterans have died by suicide. And more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: Austin, Milley Welcome New Transcom Commander; DOD Undersecretary Shares Tech Career Advice With Women and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: So, About that Next Wave: Planning for the Next War
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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