Tag: Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper

Military September 09, 2020

Milittar.om: Lawmakers Intensify Medal of Honor Push for Black D-Day Hero Who Saved Dozens; Missing Fort Hood Soldier Elder Fernandes Reportedly Died by Suicide; US Polar Strategy and the Geopolitics of Antarctica; Northrop Grumman Gets $13.3 Billion Air Force Contract to Engineer New ICBMs and more ->

Task & Purpose: US withdrawing nearly half of its troops from Iraq; ‘These are the stories we tell each other’ — Vets, service members, comic book artists team up to create ‘True War Stories’; ‘Worse than combat’ — Military helicopters rescue hundreds from California wildfire and more ->

DOD: Secretary of Defense Remarks for DOD Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition and more ->




Military July 29, 2020

Military.com: Goldfein Departs: On a Future Bomber, Female Pilots and Surviving a Shootdown and more ->
Task & Purpose: Smedley Butler’s fiery speech to World War I veterans is still relevant today; A new bill would give thousands of vets a second chance by expanding special courts nationwide; Rape jokes, vindictive culture in ‘old boys club’ at Pennsylvania Air National Guard Station and more ->
DOD: U.S. European Command Force Posture Policy Press Conference: Secretary Esper’s Opening Statement (as prepared) and more ->





Military May 08, 2020

Military.com: They Survived WWII and Korea. Now, at State-Run Homes, They’re Fighting for Their Lives; Marines Hire Falconer to Thwart Seagulls That Are Hazing Recruits at Boot Camp; SecNav Nominee Cites Navy ‘Failings of Leadership’ in Confirmation Hearing; The Air Force Is Dropping Mattis’ 80% Aircraft Readiness Goal; Nat Geo Commemorates 75th Anniversary of WWII VE Day with New Documentaries Facebook and more ->

Task & Purpose: Meet the Army Special Forces vets behind that botched coup attempt in Venezuela; Army bases prepare for new ban on under-21 tobacco sales; The Army is tripling the power of one of its vehicle-mounted laser systems and more ->

DOD: Defense Secretary Marks 2nd Anniversary of First Lady’s ‘Be Best’ Initiative; Italian eyewitnesses share their memories about liberation 75 years ago; USO Troupe ‘Jump, Jive, and Wail’ to Mark V-E Day and more ->




Military March 28, 2020

Military.com: Pearl Harbor Survivor, who Described the Bombing in a Diary, Dies at 97; The Army Asked Retirees in Medical Fields to Come Back. The Response Was Overwhelming and more ->

Task & Purpose: Trump authorizes DoD to bring reservists and some former troops on active duty for COVID-19 response and more ->

DOD: Department of Defense Statement on the use of National Guard Forces Under Title 32 Section 502(f) and more ->

By The Angry Staff Officer: Assuming Command: A Guide for Incoming Company Commanders



Military December 18, 2019

Military.com: Air Force Halts Parachute, Dive and Mountain Training Ops Following Airmen Deaths; SecDef Weighs in on Army-Navy Game Hand Gesture Controversy; What’s in a Hand Symbol? Outrage and Controversy at the Army-Navy Game; Former NFL Player in Basic Combat Training; Ousters, New Deployments and Supercarrier Woes: The Top Military Stories of 2019 and more ->
Task & Purpose: Judge drops hate-crime charge in trial of college student accused of murdering Army lieutenant; A Florida nonprofit wants to build a Monument to Women Veterans; 18th Airborne Corps apologizes for posting Nazi picture in its Battle of the Bulge commemoration post; The USS George Washington just won the sh*t out of Christmas and more ->
DOD: Battle of the Bulge Veteran Shares His Story at Commemorative Event and more ->

Military December 14, 2019

Military.com: Esper Calls for Major Expansion of Foreign Military Training Programs; ‘Nuts!’ US Troops Thwarted Hitler’s Last Gamble 75 Years Ago and more ->

DOD: Defense Department’s Policy Chief Visits Bases in Interior Alaska and more ->

Military December 11, 2019

Military.com: Walmart Partners with VA on Telehealth Project; Defense Budget Would Allow Pentagon to Pay Military Medical Malpractice Claims; Watch What Happens When a Marine Meets Iron Man on Ellen’s Holiday Special; Trump on ‘Right Side’ of Afghanistan War Debate, Former Obama Defense Secretary Says and more ->
Task & Purpose: Suicide bombers strike main US military base in Afghanistan, injuring 87; Pentagon implements ‘operational pause’ on training of foreign students after Pensacola shooting; Nearly 175 Saudi military aviation students grounded in US after NAS Pensacola shooting; Gary Sinise flew 1,700 Gold Star family members to Disney World for an early Christmas vacation; PSA: You can absolutely chop down a Christmas tree with a shotgun; All of the military’s forks, knives and spoons will come from the last all-American flatware maker and more ->
DOD: Remarks by Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper at the House Armed Services Committee Hearing on Syria and Middle East Policy



Military November 12, 2019

Task & Purpose: A soldier was killed in a vehicle rollover accident in South Korea; Lt. Col. Vindman should not fear retaliation over Ukraine testimony, Esper says; How a veteran and military spouse helps Lowe’s prove its military-friendly label; A former British paratrooper explains how he prepared ‘1917’ actors to fight WWI’s most devastating battles and more ->
Military.com: President Trump Honors Army POW Who Defied Nazi Demand to ID Jewish Troops; Navy Submarine That Went Missing with 80 Sailors Aboard Found 75 Years Later; Jim Mattis Answers the ‘Call of Duty’; A Veterans Day Salute With Jack Holder, a WWII Veteran Who Served at Midway; Retired SEAL Shares Veterans Day Message and more ->
DOD: Press Gaggle by Secretary Esper




Military October 06, 2019

Military.com: Retired Marine who Fought to House Homeless Vets Has Died; Are Vintage Planes Safe? B-17 Crash Raises Questions; 2 Isleta Pueblo Members Receive Lost Vietnam War Medals; Clint Eastwood Stands Up for a Brave American With ‘Richard Jewell’; This 90-Year-Old Korean War Vet Was Honored During Monday Night Football and more ->
Task & Purpose: This new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the secret battle between American and Russian spies and more ->
DOD: Secretary Esper Press Interview


Military September 26, 2019

Military.com: Veterans Group Pushes to Dismiss Suit over Bible on Display at VA Medical Center; Air Force Ditches Medical Waiver for Some Pregnant Airmen Who Want to Fly Longer; VA Misses Deadline on Expanding Caregiver Program, Sets New Target and more ->
Task & Purpose: Soldier charged in summer vehicle rollover that killed West Point cadet and injured 21 others; Pimp my ride: the Air Force’s new Black Hawk-based combat rescue helicopter is ready for a fight; SecDef Esper: the Pentagon has no answer on preventing future military suicides; This A-10 with a P-51 Mustang paint job makes us want to BRRRT like it’s 1945 and more ->
DOD: Secretary of Defense Esper Press Briefing in Norfolk, Virginia