Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pilots of ex-military planes honor veterans through flight

Article Title: Pilots of ex-military planes honor veterans through flight

Snippet of Article: "...These warbirds in Mesa consist of a retired Air Force General who was a fighter pilot, a retired General Motors engineer, an airline pilot, a doctor, six others, and their 10 military trainee planes. All with one goal—to take care of veterans. They do so by taking flight ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

It's not the same military you served under: Army is accepting more low-quality recruits

Article Title: Army is accepting more low-quality recruits

Snippet of Article: "...Army has reached deeper into the pool of marginally qualified recruits, offered hundreds of millions in bonuses ..."

Article Source: www.usatoday.com

Transgender U.S. military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

Article Title: Transgender U.S. military recruits enlist amid uncertainty

Snippet of Article: "...Transgender Americans are openly enlisting in the U.S. military for the first time, saying they feel confident that court rulings blocking Republican President Donald Trump’s ban on their service will stand ..."

Article Source: www.reuters.com

Anti-American Domestic Terrorist Attack Statue Honoring National Anthem

Article Title: Patterson Park statue honoring national anthem is defaced, found sprayed with red paint

Snippet of Article: "... statue paid for with pennies contributed by Baltimore school children more than a century ago was found sprayed with red paint Monday morning..."

Article Source: www.baltimoresun.com

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New research shows Army recruits from the South are less fit than recruits from other states

Article Title: New research shows Army recruits from the South are less fit than recruits from other states

The 10 states identified in the study that present the "disproportionate public health burden" include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas

Article Source: www.postandcourier.com

Monday, January 8, 2018

Warning: Do you hug at work or call people 'Honey' or 'Sweetheart' just like your mom did? Beware!

Article Title: General Loses Three-Star Promotion for Calling Dem Congressional Staffer ‘Sweetheart’

Snippet of Article: "...Gonsalves reportedly denied calling her “sweetheart,” but all in all, the IG reached a conclusion against him based on the preponderance of the evidence. The Army accordingly withdrew his nomination Nov. 27 ..."

Article Source: www.msn.com

More Reading: Dignity and Respect Policy in the Workplace (Army)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Volunteers offer final salute to veterans at Haven Hospice in North Florida

Article Title: Volunteers offer final salute to veterans at Haven Hospice in North Florida

Snippet of Article: "...No matter how sick they are, they try to salute back,” said Sandra Francis, a volunteer coordinator at Haven Jacksonville and Orange Park. Francis has a group of six dedicated volunteers who perform pinning ceremonies for new veteran patients. Not every veteran chooses to utilize the program, she said, but it means a lot to the ones who do. All Haven locations across Northeast Florida offer the service ..."

Article Source: jacksonville.com

2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’

Article Title: 2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’

Snippet of Article: "...Experts caution that earthly explanations often exist for such incidents, and that not knowing the explanation does not mean that the event has interstellar origins. Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight were on a routine training mission 100 miles out into the Pacific when the radio in each of their F/A-18F Super Hornets crackled: An operations officer aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, a Navy cruiser, wanted to know if they were carrying weapons ..."

Article Source: nytimes.com

Navy pilot describes 2004 encounter with UFO off San Diego coast

Article Title: Navy pilot describes 2004 encounter with UFO off San Diego coast

Snippet of Article: "...This is what Fravor says happened. He and another pilot were with the USS Nimitz training in F/A-18F Super Hornets about 100 miles out in the Pacific Ocean when someone on the Navy cruiser USS Princeton contacted them by radio about mysterious aircraft. The ship had been tracking objects that were described as being whitish, 40 feet long and shaped like Tic Tacs that would appear ..."

Article Source: www.sandiegouniontribune.com

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Military toxins are becoming more harmful to our veterans

Article Title: Military toxins are becoming more harmful to our veterans

Snippet of Article: "...Of the 30 men in Rob’s platoon who returned home, nearly one-third of them developed uncommon cancers and medical conditions,” said Coleen Bowman ..."

Article Source: thehill.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Here’s How You Can Snag One Of The Army’s Surplus M1911 Pistols

Article Title: Here’s How You Can Snag One Of The Army’s Surplus M1911 Pistols

Snippet of Article: "...At the moment, details are scarce. The $700 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that authorizes the transfer of weapons “no longer actively issued for military service,” including thousands of M1911 and M1911A1 pistols, to the CMP is currently sitting on President Donald Trump’s desk. And according to the military surplus pipeline, “the limited number and the exceedingly high demand” for the sidearm has sparked congressional scrutiny that’s prompted the board of directors to reexamine how it handles future sales..."

Article Source: taskandpurpose.com

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

V.A. Still Failing Our Veterans: VA Failed to Report 90 Percent of Poor-Performing Doctors

Article Title: Watchdog: VA Failed to Report 90 Percent of Poor-Performing Doctors

Snippet of Article: "...The government watchdog found VA officials were slow to investigate when concerns were raised about the performance of certain doctors. Further, in eight out of nine cases, the VA failed to report doctors who didn't meet health care standards ..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Russian Jet Buzzes US Navy Spy Plane Over Black Sea

Article Title: Russian Jet Buzzes US Navy Spy Plane Over Black Sea

Snippet of Article: "...The Russian jet crossed 50 feet in front of the Navy P-8 in full afterburner causing "violent turbulence," the official said. The provocation lasted 24 minutes ..."

Article Source: www.military.com

Saturday, November 18, 2017

WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

Article Title: WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

Snippet of Article: "...A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care. The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Japanese Tug Loses Propulsion, Drifts into USS Benfold

Article Title: Japanese Tug Loses Propulsion, Drifts into USS Benfold

Snippet of Article: "...YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2017) The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Sagami Wan Nov. 18, when the tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the ship ..."

Article Source: Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

Army To Provide Medical Care For Thousands Of Veterans Who Were Test Subjects (Photos)

Article Title: Army To Provide Medical Care For Thousands Of Veterans Who Were Test Subjects

Snippet of Article: "...photographs, taken at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., show the forearms of several test subjects after they were exposed to nitrogen mustard and lewisite agents during World War II experiments conducted at the lab. Naval Research Laboratory ..."

Article Source: www.npr.org

Argentine Navy loses communication with submarine carrying crew of 44

Article Title: Argentine Navy loses communication with submarine carrying crew of 44

Snippet of Article: "...The missing watercraft -- the ARA San Juan -- is a German-built TR 1700 class diesel-electric submarine, the Navy said. It was on a routine trip from a base in Ushia, on the southern tip of the continent, to its home base of Mar del Plata ..."

Article Source: abcnews.go.com

Thursday, November 16, 2017

McCain blasts Army for considering recruits with history of self-mutilation, vows action

Article Title: McCain blasts Army for considering recruits with history of self-mutilation, vows action

Snippet of Article: "...The Army’s decision to allow people with a history of self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression and drug and alcohol abuse to seek waivers to enlist in the service drew a sharp, bipartisan rebuke on Tuesday when Sen. John McCain said he was prepared to put a hold on nominations to Pentagon posts until the Army explained the policy ..."

Article Source: www.usatoday.com

Monday, November 13, 2017

Navy SEALs' illicit cash scheme discovered, Green Beret Killed

Article Title: Green Beret killed in Mali discovered SEALs' illicit cash scheme, report says

Snippet of Article:
"...Melgar confronted the two Navy SEALs after discovering their alleged scheme, where they reportedly took money for themselves from a fund used to pay informants, the Daily Beast reported. The two men tried to get Melgar to join the racket, but he declined the offer, the report said. Melgar later ended up dead in what appeared to be a strangulation ..."

Article Source: www.foxnews.com

Friday, November 10, 2017

Filipino WWII veterans receive Congressional Gold Medal

Article Title: Filipino WWII veterans receive Congressional Gold Medal

Snippet of Article: "...At the time, the Philippines was a U.S. commonwealth. During World War II, over 260,000 Filipinos fought in defense of the United States against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of military operations. They were promised full benefits for fighting under the American flag. But in 1946, President Harry Truman signed the Rescission Act of 1946 that retroactively annulled benefits ..."

Article Source: www.ktnv.com