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These Medal of Honor recipients were men of God | Military Times

Chaplains don’t usually come to mind when the words “combat soldier” are mentioned. Yet 16 American chaplains lost their lives in the line of duty during the Vietnam War. Two of them, both Catholic priests, Navy Lt. Vincent Robert Capodanno and Army Maj. Charles Joseph Watters, posthumously received the Medal of Honor for their heroism and valor on the battlefield. ... Read More »

NEW IN 2019: Jungle jammies are coming this summer | Marine Corps Times

The Corps has spent several years testing its new lighter and faster drying jungle camouflage utilities. And the first uniforms should be available around June. Some Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, who tested the new uniforms in Hawaii and Japan, described the new uniforms as being “light, like pajamas.” In August, the Corps issued and award to SourceAmerica Vienna, ... Read More »

No Dismissal in Court-Martial of USS Fitzgerald Commanding Officer | Military.com

A military judge has ruled that statements made by the Navy’s top two flag officers, about a deadly 2017 destroyer collision, constituted apparent unlawful command influence — but not enough to merit a dismissal of the case. The court-martial of Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the USS Fitzgerald’s former commanding officer, will go on. Seven sailors were killed June 17, 2017, when ... Read More »

UK special forces re-take ‘stowaway-held ship’ | The Marine Professional

A team from Britain’s Special Boat Service has rescued a ship and its crew from a gang of potentially violent stowaways. Authorities have confirmed that four men have now been arrested and detained by Essex Police under the Immigration Act. The incident involved the 71,000-tonne Italian vessel – the Grande Tema– which was travelling from Lagos, Nigeria, and was off ... Read More »

How will the withdrawal of US troops affect Afghanistan? | RTE

US President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan has already had implications. The decision has forced Trump’s Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis to resign citing policy differences. While the US maintained a reported presence of just around 2,000 troops in Syria, including special forces, there are about 14,000 American soldiers in Afghanistan with half of them ... Read More »

“Making A Night Stalker” Is a Rare Insight into The Elite 160th SOAR Nightstalkers | The Aviationist

The best books do several things. They tell a well-paced, compelling story. They bring the reader into the action. In non-fiction, they tell a story never told before or, told from a different perspective. And finally, the plot ends with a twist that makes every page memorable. Author and former special operations helicopter crew chief David Burnett’s new book, “Making ... Read More »

Eastern Shore restaurant raises $111,000 to support Navy SEALS

An oyster roast fundraiser hosted by the Island House Restaurant in Wachapreague raised more than $111,000 for the Navy SEAL Foundation. The 7th annual Island House Restaurant Oyster Roast netted a massive $111,075.28 in a single day for the SEAL foundation that supports the special warfare community and families. More Read More »