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Military February 19, 2021

Military.com: Bowe Bergdahl Petitions Federal Court to Have His Case Expunged; Green Beret Pleads Not Guilty in Deadly Bowling Alley Attack; 6 Reasons Why the Battle of Iwo Jima Is So Important to Marines and more ->
Task & Purpose: What it was like fighting on Iwo Jima, according to a Marine Medal of Honor recipient “I could no longer be the person I was prior to the Marine Corps.”; The Army’s new infantry goggles put the ‘Tron’ in ‘Army Strong’ “This changes how we operate honestly.” And more ->
DoD: NATO Defense Leaders Agree to Increase Iraqi Mission, Defer Decision on Afghanistan: Hawaii, Alaska ANG practice rescue capabilities; President Biden Tells World: ‘America Is Back’ and more ->


Colonel John Paul Stapp (July 11, 1910 – November 13, 1999), M.D., Ph.D., was an American career U.S. Air Force officer, flight surgeon, physician, biophysicist, and pioneer in studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration forces on humans.[1] He was a colleague and contemporary of Chuck Yeager, and became known as “the fastest man on earth”.[2] His work on Project Manhigh pioneered many developments for the US space program.[3]