Military September 26, 2018

By Paul Szoldra: Marine Sergeant Major To Receive Medal Of Honor For Risking His Life To Save Wounded Comrades In Vietnam
By Oriana Pawlyk: It’s Official: John Canley Will Be 300th Marine to Receive Medal of Honor
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz 386th Air Expeditionary Wing: Face of Defense: Airman Transforms Traumatic Experience Into Triumph
By Matthew Cox: Army Body Armor May Be Too Heavy for Combat, Report Finds
By Gina Harkins Marine Corps Fitness Tests Are Getting A Lot Harder. Here’s What You Need To Know
Since the CFT is meant to ensure Marines are ready for combat, a shorter recovery time is something they could experience downrange too.

“In combat, things happen rapidly,” Armes said. “You don’t get a set time to recover. You might get a Marine across the danger zone and then they might have to do something like lift ammo cans. They’re going to be doing one thing after another in combat.”
By Jeff Schogol: Mattis Can’t Say If Having Women In The Infantry Will Work Or Not
Mattis also stressed that infantry units are “the most primitive, I would say evil environment” in the military because they consist of young Marines and soldiers who are cocky, rambunctious, and “necessarily macho.”
“I was never under any illusions about what level of respect my Marines would have for me if I couldn’t run with the fastest of them and look like it didn’t bother me; if I couldn’t do as many pull-ups as the strongest of them,” Mattis said. “It was the unfairness of the infantry.”
By Matthew Cox: Lethality Task Force Lead: Marine and Army Grunts Should Train Like Rangers
By Air Force Airman 1st Class William Tracy 50th Space Wing: Face of Defense: Airman Crafts Art Out of Fruit