US Army artillery officer dies during assignment in Thailand
A U.S. Army officer has died while on temporary duty in Thailand to take part in a major multinational military exercise, U.S. and Thai officials said Wednesday. Maj. Andrew Cotter had been participating in Cobra Gold, a training and coordination exercise with the United States and host Thailand joined by five major Asian allies, with additional participation by 23 other countries. More than 7,000 military personnel are taking part.news.yahoo.com
1st class of Ukraine fighters finishes advanced US training
The Pentagon says the first class of 635 Ukrainian fighters has finished a five-week advanced U.S. training course in Germany on sophisticated combat skills and armored vehicles that will be critical in the coming spring offensive against the Russians.
Tank plant in small Ohio city plays big role in Ukraine war
Thousands of miles from the front lines, a sprawling manufacturing plant in the small midwestern city of Lima, Ohio, is playing a critical role in the effort to arm Ukraine as it fends off the Russian invasion. Owned by the Army and operated by General Dynamics, the plant is expected to refurbish Abrams tanks for the U.S. to send to Ukraine, and is already preparing to build an updated version of the vehicle for Poland, U.S. Army officials said Thursday as they toured the facility. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, who walked through the plant with a number of other Army leaders and senior officers, said it's highly likely the plant will provide the tanks for Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Retired U.S. Army veteran Maria Osorio presents the ceremonial wreath in memory of U.S. Army veterans Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, for the Wreaths Across America wreath presentation to honor veterans in Brownsville’s Old City Cemetery. The organization placed 50 wreaths on the graves of veterans in the cemetery as part of a national program which performs the service each year as a token of thanks for their service and sacrifice. The organization placed 50 wreaths on the graves of veterans in the cemetery as part of a national program which performs the service each year as a token of thanks for their service and sacrifice. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)A flag for the prisoners of war and those missing in action decorates a ceremonial wreath Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, for the Wreaths Across America wreath presentation to honor veterans in Brownsville’s Old City Cemetery. The organization placed 50 wreaths on the graves of veterans in the cemetery as part of a national program which performs the service each year as a token of thanks for their service and sacrifice.myrgv.com
Military readiness ‘fragile’ despite vax mandate rollback, back pay and reinstatement must follow: Senate GOP
GOP senators condemned the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for U.S. troops and warned that recruitment is at a "record low," which is detrimental to the security of the nation.foxnews.com
Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington
An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy.
In the Army, you’re more likely to be detained for drugs than sexual assault
A first-of-its-kind analysis reveals that, on average, Army soldiers had to face at least eight counts of sexual offenses before their commanders detained them ahead of trial as often as soldiers charged with drug or burglary crimes.
Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel
When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court’s police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work.
Severely wounded veteran keynote speaker at Veterans Day event at Ecumenical Center of San Antonio
Ricardo Perez Ramos, a retired U.S. Army sergeant who lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, shared his story as the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day event at the Ecumenical Center of San Antonio.