Army vice chief: Soldiers are like professional athletes, so let’s train like them | Army Times

With the implementation of the Occupational Physical Assessment Test and the piloting of the Army Combat Readiness Test, the Army is in the midst of a push toward fitness standards that better reflect the strength and agility needed on the battlefield. Part of that move, officials say, should start at the unit level, with a holistic approach to fitness that ... Read More »

Navy to brief congressman after concerns about security cameras |

A local congressman is pushing for answers as part of our investigation into concerns about security cameras at one local Naval base. The Federal Bureau of Investigation released video taken by cameras at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in hopes of getting information in the search for Ashanti Billie. Authorities said it shows the car of that once-missing and ... Read More »

Think tank launches new center to study information warfare | Fifth Domain

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a Washington, D.C., nonpartisan think tank, announced it is establishing the Center for Cyber-Influence Operations Studies. CCIOS will expand ICIT’s focus on critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity and online privacy to include information warfare. Potential topics of future CCIOS research include digital propaganda, psychological warfare, political warfare and other forms of perception steering. ICIT and ... Read More »

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post | ABC News

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades — charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life. “I understand that leaving was against the law,” said Bergdahl, who admitted guilt without striking ... Read More »

Federal union slams VA health reforms as dangerous for vets | Army Times

Officials from the largest federal workers union slammed Veterans Affairs officials’ new health care reform plan as “a total dismantling of the department” that would jeopardize veterans services. “It’s taking resources out of VA and shifting them into the private sector,” said J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees. “It’s voucherizing veterans health care.” ... Read More »

Why Trump Accused Obama of Not Consoling Families of Fallen Soldiers | The Atlantic

On October 4, four American Special Forces soldiers were killed during an operation in Niger. Since then, the White House has been notably tight-lipped about the incident. During a press conference Monday afternoon, 12 days after the deaths, President Trump finally made his first public comments, but the remarks—in which he admitted he had not yet spoken with the families ... Read More »

Navy admiral who commanded bin Laden raid, gave “Make your bed” speech, to speak at CofC | WCIV

The retired Navy admiral who commanded the raid leading to Osama bin Laden’s death, and who gave the famous “Make your bed if you want to change the world” graduation address, is coming to speak at the College of Charleston in November. Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven will be the keynote speaker of the College of Charleston Friends ... Read More »

These bombers just simulated a late-night ‘fire and fury’ bombing run on Pyongyang | We Are The Mighty

The U.S. Air Force conducted joint live-fire drills with regional allies near the Korean Peninsula Tuesday night. Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron departed Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, flew to the East Sea/Sea of Japan, and joined with South Korean and Japanese military aircraft, according to a U.S. Pacific Air Forces ... Read More »