Tag: Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell

Military May 23, 2018

By Louis Briscese 60th Air Mobility Wing: Travis Airmen Support Kilauea Volcano Relief Efforts
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Service Members Must be Physically Ready for Deployment, Troxell Says
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Coalition Trainers in Iraq Helping ‘Make a Good Force Better’
Department of Defense Press Briefing by Italian Brigadier General Vannacci via Teleconference from Iraq Press Operations
By Annette P. Gomes U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Face of Defense: Army NCO Faces, Overcomes Adversity


Mr. Overton is 111 years old, he is the oldest living man in the United States. Having served in World War II, he is also the oldest known veteran. He is known for enjoying his time in his east Austin home smoking cigars and drinking the occasional whiskey.

Military May 18, 2018

Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis; President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of the Republic of Uzbekistan May 17, 2018

By Terri Moon Cronk: DoD News, Defense Media Activity U.S., U.K. Senior Enlisted Leaders Showcase Unity, Partnership
By Air Force 1st Lt. Michelle Fletcher 86th Airlift Wing: Exercise African Lion 2018 Concludes in Morocco

By Laurie Wilson: U.S. Air Force AcademyNew Surgical Technique Saves Airmen’s Eyesight, Careers


By Army Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson 319th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Face of Defense: Army Leader Focuses on Empathy, Compassion

Sailor of the Year Pinning/Capping Ceremony



Heavy bombers have been an integral part of the war-fighting effort since World War I. As the United States Air Force has evolved, so have its bombers.

Military April 11, 2018

Airmen Repair Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Roadways
By Elaine Sanchez Brooke Army Medical Center: Famed Iraqi Humanitarian Visits Army Medical Center
By Marine Corps Sgt. Sean J. Berry, Resolute Support Headquarters: Face of Defense: Marine Leads Surveillance Sensor Operations
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Transcom Projects, Sustains Power in Changing World, Commander Says
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Troxell: NCOs Must Keep Growing, Learning, Setting Example
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Witte, 642nd Regional Support Group: Army Parachute Riggers Strive for Safe Landings

By Christopher Woody: It’s been 76 years since one of World War II’s worst atrocities — the Bataan Death March

Military April 03, 2018

Leaders Wish Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, Marine Corps. Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell meet with Cooper Smith and his family in support of the Make a Wish Foundation in Washington, April 2, 2018.
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chuck Broadway DoD News, Defense Media Activity: North Carolina Youth’s Wish Comes True With Pentagon Visit
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Afghan Mission
By Annette P. Gomes U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Face of Defense: Soldier Faces Life’s Challenges Head-On
Special Report: Month of the Military Child
Logistics Group Western Pacific: Army Provides Animal Care, Surgeries in Yap During Pacific Partnership 2018
The Angry Staff Officer: Guest Post: Hashtags are not Enough


Military March 20, 2018

By Yolanda R. Arrington: Navy Chaplain Risks Life, Limb to Save Shipmates
Born in 1904, Joseph T. O’Callahan was a Jesuit priest and a professor of math and physics before answering the call to serve his country during World War II. O’Callahan served as a lieutenant commander in the Chaplain Corps. His life would forever be changed one morning in 1945.

Joseph Timothy O’Callahan (May 14, 1905 – March 18, 1964) was a Jesuit priest and, during World War II, a United States Navy chaplain. He was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during and after an attack on the aircraft carrier aboard which he was serving, the USS Franklin.



By Amanda Kooser: USS Juneau found by Paul Allen ship in WWII ocean grave

wiki -> Sullivan brothers
The five Sullivan brothers were World War II sailors who, serving together on the USS Juneau (CL-52), were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942.

The five brothers, the sons of Thomas (1883–1965) and Alleta Sullivan (1895–1972) of Waterloo, Iowa, were:

George Thomas Sullivan, 27 (born December 14, 1914), Gunner’s Mate Second Class (George had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Gunner’s Mate Third Class.)
Francis Henry “Frank” Sullivan, 26 (born February 18, 1916), Coxswain (Frank had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Seaman First Class.)
Joseph Eugene “Joe” Sullivan, 24 (born August 28, 1918), Seaman Second Class
Madison Abel “Matt” Sullivan, 23 (born November 8, 1919), Seaman Second Class
Albert Leo “Al” Sullivan, 20 (born July 8, 1922), Seaman Second Class


The Angry Staff Officer: The Iraq War, 15 Years On
I don’t remember much about the day we went to war with Iraq for the second time. A senior in high school, I recall feeling excited about the idea of war although I only knew of war from books. I was too young to remember much of the Persian Gulf War beyond some blurry images of desert uniforms on a TV screen. War, to me, meant something grand and heroic, like World War II. If I’d actually listened to the words of the World War II veterans I used to talk to, maybe I would’ve thought differently.
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent: 10th Mountain Division Takes Command of OIR Ground Troops Resolve News Release:

By Army Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division: Face of Defense: Soldier Balances Bodybuilding With Army Life
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan

Military December 24, 2017

Carol of the Bells
WASHINGTON — Bands from the armed services perform “Carol of the Bells.” Featured are service members from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, the U.S. Coast Guard Band, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chorale, U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” and the U.S. Navy Band “Sea Chanters.”
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Chairman’s USO Tour Takes to Sea Aboard Aircraft Carrier Operating in Gulf