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Fort Hood leaders meet with Vanessa Guillen’s family, say gate will be named in her honor | Army Times

Vanessa Guillen’s family met with Fort Hood leaders in Texas to see design concepts and survey the proposed site of a memorial gate that will be named in Guillen’s honor, according to the central Texas installation. Fort Hood also announced the start of a year-long effort to stem sexual assault and harassment, extremism, racism, and suicides after Vanessa Guillen’s tragic death. This ... Read More »

Medal of Honor recipient stays connected to Army by helping others | US Army

When Army Ranger Leroy Petry reached for a live grenade to protect the lives of soldiers around him, he sacrificed his arm. He knew it was worth it to protect those around him. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions. However, his sacrificing and giving has not stopped. Petry has continued to stay connected to the Army community and is now working as an advocate for Army soldiers. ... Read More »

3 Legendary leaders who made America’s special-operations units into the elite forces they are today | Business Insider

When breaking down the history of Special Forces you will find many great leaders. Business Insider summarizes some of the special operation community’s greatest leaders and what they have done. Col. Charles “Chargin’ Charlie” Beckwith, Maj. Gen. Eldon Bargewell, and Gen. Stanley McChrystal are discussed in this article. Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/legendary-leaders-who-transformed-us-military-special-operations-units-2020-11 Read More »

Has the hidden matter of the universe been discovered? | Science Daily

Scientists at the Université Paris-Saclay detected for the first time in a new study hidden matters that make up the universe. Astrophysicists consider that around 40% of the ordinary matter that makes up stars, planets, and galaxies remains undetected, concealed in the form of hot gas in the complex cosmic web. They present a 20-year-old statistical analysis data that reveals for the ... Read More »

1,400 artifacts trace Army lineage back to 1600s at new national museum, opening Vet’s Day | Army Times

The new National Museum of the United States Army is opening on Veteran’s Day. The museum is located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia where visitors can learn and appreciate the history and sacrifices of veterans and soldiers who are in service. They will be offering free, timed-entry tickets available if reserved in advance. There are about 1,389 artifacts visitors can see for the first-time ... Read More »

New Zealand’s Chatham Islands might be the only place in the world experiencing overtourism right now | CNN Travel

With the travel restrictions due to the pandemic, a not-so-popular island about 500 miles east of New Zealand’s South Island caught the attention of many Kiwis as the hottest getaway. Tourism New Zealand pivot marketing their country for foreign tourists to encourage domestic travel. The remote archipelago has a lot to offer with its breathtaking nature view. It is also ... Read More »

Thanks or pity? How assumptions about veterans widen the civil-military gap | War on the Rocks

On Veterans Day, men and women are honored across the board for their service but usually their experiences enlisting in the military vary completely and often get clumped together. Marissa Lemar shares her experiences with her fellow veterans, explaining the different reasons for joining the military and their effects on them. “Serving in the military is an opportunity to better ... Read More »

Should the US rely on Iron Dome for the long term? | Defense News

Defense News came out with an opinion article by Lt. Gen. Henry A. Obering III (ret.). He writes about the Irone Dome and what exactly it does for the US. The commentary also talks about how Israel and the US relationship could dictate he future of the Iron dome. The Iron Dome has stopped over 2,000 rockets, but is it worth it in the long term? Source: https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2020/11/10/should-the-us-rely-on-iron-dome-for-the-long-term/ Read More »