Written by CW4 Karl Metz For USMilitary.comI have been asked several times what it is like to fly the Apache attack helicopter in combat. The answer I usually give is what I think the person asking wants to hear; often along the lines of "it's like driving a Ferrari" or something similar, but always including a comment about the resourcefulness of the gun on the front of the … [Read more...] about Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot: To Maintain a Watchful Eye, “Above the Best”
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There are a few different factors to consider if you want to know which military branch sees the most combat. Technically, it's going to be the US Army, but that's just by the numbers.Military Branches by the NumbersIn total, there are 1,359,685 active duty personnel in the United States armed services, and 799,845 in reserve -- this is as of the 28th of … [Read more...] about What Military Branch Sees the Most Combat?
(Written by Debra Cagan & Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi for USMilitary.com) Here we go again. Every time a global power behaves egregiously the pundits, scribes, self-anointed intellectuals and the legions of former government officials blame the United States for causing such outrageous behavior. Of course, these countries are never guilty of their own sins, they were … [Read more...] about From Belarus “With Love”, Yet Again
DOD NEWS DEFENSE.GOV -- U.S. Navy special operators carried out a Central Intelligence Agency-led operation to kill or capture Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaida, the group responsible for many terrorist activities, including the 9/11 attacks. The raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, owned by OBL, as he was called, was launched from Afghanistan.People … [Read more...] about OSAMA BIN LADEN RAID LAUNCHED A NEW WAVE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INCLUDING EMERGING THREATS & FUTURE TERRORIST PLOTS
(Defense.gov) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg launched an initiative to peer into the future to see how the alliance should react in an increasingly competitive world.The secretary general unveiled his NATO 2030 initiative at a virtual Atlantic Council Front Page event this morning. Stoltenberg spoke from NATO headquarters in Brussels.The COVID-19 epidemic … [Read more...] about Peering Into The Future: NATO 2030 Initiative Announced
(July 30, 2020 - USMilitary.com by Ariel Schwartz) On July 1, Croatia handed over the Presidency of the European Union (EU) Council to Germany, who will preside over the EU for the next six months before transferring the presidency to Portugal on January 1, 2021. Croatia’s presidency over the Union was considered a success, albeit the COVID-19 pandemic. It showed that countries … [Read more...] about The NATO Still Has the Upper Hand in Southeast Europe – the US Should Make Sure It Stays That Way
The President and Congress have placed an emphasis on funding the military. Our budgets over the past three years have allowed us to reverse the decline in readiness, while beginning to modernize our air, land, sea, space, and cyber capabilities. However, there is no guarantee that this level of funding will continue into the future. To meet the objectives outlined in the … [Read more...] about Would You Like To Know How We Spend 705 Billion On Our Department Of Defense?
(Defense.gov) Before military aircraft screamed over the National Mall and fireworks lit up the night sky yesterday as part of the "2020 Salute to America" event in the nation's capital, the president spoke from the South Lawn of the White House about the contributions of U.S. military personnel to American freedom and history."Tonight, we will salute the greatness and … [Read more...] about Fourth of July Honors Our US Military Men & Women
(USA.Gov) Military retirement requires a lot of planning and consideration for best success. In addition to finances, you need to think about when and where you’ll retire. Big city or small city? Near a VA base for medical benefits is a huge consideration as you mature physically and need more medical attention. Experts advise that you may need as much as 80 percent of your … [Read more...] about Military Retirement Requires Long Range Planning For Best Success
WASHINGTON (Defense.gov) -- The Navy announced a phased plan for resuming official travel and transfers as well as allowing local commanders greater leeway in granting personal leave and liberty. The message, released June 12, follows the Secretary of Defense May 22 memo outlining the transition to a conditions-based, phased approach, to COVID-19 personnel movement and … [Read more...] about Navy Announces Plans To Phase Out COVID Restrictions
(USMiltary.com) I was 12 years old when my brother Mike was killed in Viet Nam. It was early on a Saturday morning, late November, 1968, when there was a knock at the door. My Dad was upstairs shaving, and my Mom was in the kitchen making breakfast. I answered the door, and there was an Army soldier in his Class A uniform. He asked to see my Mom and Dad. My Dad called out “Who … [Read more...] about “I Was 12 Years Old When My Brother Mike Was Killed in Viet Nam.”
(Defense.gov) Artificial intelligence will increasingly — and dramatically — improve systems across the Defense Department, the director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center said.Army Lt. Gen. John N.T. ''Jack'' Shanahan spoke remotely from the Pentagon yesterday with Dave Deptula, dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies.''It is my conviction … [Read more...] about Experts Predict Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Warfare
(As printed in Whyy.org) Cpl. Michael Crescenz was the only Philadelphia native to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.Now, a bill is being considered in Washington that would rename Philadelphia’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center in his honor.For his surviving friends and family, the distinction is bringing back a lot of old … [Read more...] about May We Always Remember Medal of Honor Cpl. Michael Crescenz
(Defense.Gov) The global race to field a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine may be nearing its last lap, as the Army aims for a vaccine by the end of this year, the force's top medical research officer said.If all goes as planned, human testing will begin in late summer, Army Brig. Gen. Michael Talley, commander of the Army Medical Research and Development Command, told reporters … [Read more...] about Army Announces COVID-19 Vaccine by End of Year With Human Testing in Summer
(Defense.gov) Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fires for the Wagner Group PMC, which is supporting the Libyan National Army's fight against the internationally recognized government of national accord, Africom officials said in a news release. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived in Libya from an air base in Russia after transiting … [Read more...] about Russia’s Destabilizing Actions in Libya Also Will Exacerbate the Regional Instability
(Defense.gov News) President Donald J. Trump came to ''the noble fortress'' of Fort McHenry in Baltimore to pay tribute on Memorial Day to those who fought and died to keep Americans free.Fort McHenry was the site of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812, when American patriots stood their ground and repelled a British invasion, the president noted. ''Now we come … [Read more...] about President Trump Honors Fallen Hero’s During Memorial Day Events
In April, the Defense Department's chief information officer said some of the tools and infrastructure put in place to support the rise of telework due to COVID-19 might remain after the pandemic subsides. Now, department leaders say, it is possible telework itself may live on."We've learned a lot of lessons about the ability to telework, and how we keep our productivity … [Read more...] about Military To Continue With Telemarketing Post COVID
(DOD News) Special operations forces will remain an integral part of the nation’s solutions to top strategic problems, but they will change, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said. At a virtual conference yesterday sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association, Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke said SOCOM is involved in three wars moving forward: the war of … [Read more...] about Special Ops Remain Integral To US Military Strategic Solutions But Changes Coming