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 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