Military February 05, 2019

By Gina Harkins: Vietnam Veteran Who Ordered His Marines to Fix Bayonets Receives Silver Star
By Claudia Grisales: Lawmakers Demand Answers in Wake of Navy Linguist’s Death in Syria
Jones, a longtime vocal opponent of the post-9/11 wars who is now in hospice care battling his own health issues, had asked Spencer last year to revise the Defense Department rule that led to Kent’s deployment.

“I am writing to ask for consideration of a potential policy change about the use of ‘initial entry’ medical standards as opposed to ‘retention’ medical standards in respect to officer accessions,” he wrote in the Aug. 17, 2018 letter to Spencer. “I think these practices may be discriminatory while prohibiting upward mobility and advancement opportunities.”
Task & Purpose News: Army’s TARDEC simplifies its acronym to CCDCGVSC; Russia Claims It’s Arming Warships With A New Weapon That Makes Enemies Want To Vomit and more ->
By Jeff Schogol: The Air Force is the only service that decreased its number of suicides in 2018
Clear Skies for DOD Cloud Initiative
Learning to Save a Life
By C. Todd Lopez: Improving Combat Lethality, Performance