San Antonio man, 28, died during training incident at Army Ranger School in Florida, officials say
James A. Requenez was a student at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion and died during the “swamp phase” of training, according to Army officials. A 28-year-old San Antonio man died during a training incident at the Army’s Ranger School in Florida, according to the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. James A. Requenez was a student at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion and died during the “swamp phase” of training, according to the ARTB. The Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, and the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade offers our heartfelt... Posted by Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade on Friday, March 26, 2021The incident is currently under investigation, Army officials said. AdArmy officials said his awards include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Parachutist Badge.
Sound Session: Musician, US Army veteran releases new single
SAN ANTONIO – He’s a US Army veteran and a country musician. Now Chuck Wimer is sharing his new single, “Homerun,” with SA Live in a special Sound Session virtual performance. “’Homerun’ is kind of the story of my life and my brother’s life combined,” Wimer said. You can follow him on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit his website for more music. More Sound Sessions:Ad- Sierra Lynn’s new single- Support local music: JR Herrera Band- San Antonio band Love Coma
Top military leaders self-quarantining after positive coronavirus test at Pentagon
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday that top military leaders are self-quarantining after one of the Coast Guard service chiefs tested positive for the coronavirus. Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray tested positive for coronavirus on Monday after experiencing mild symptoms of the disease over the weekend. Last week, Ray participated in meetings at the Pentagon, some of which included members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's top military leaders. "Chairman, Vice Chairman, and all Joint Chiefs have been tested and tested negative," a defense official told CNBC. The Pentagon said there were no more positive tests since Ray.cnbc.com
21-year-old US Army soldier from San Antonio killed in vehicle rollover crash, officials say
A 21-year-old San Antonio soldier was killed in a rollover crash in Farah, Afghanistan, according to The Department of Defense. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria died as the result of the crash, which happned on Friday. Details surrounding the crash were limited but officials said the investigation of the incident is still ongoing. Ibarria was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and Fort Drum and New York, officials said. Well bring more details as they become available.
He will be severely missed,: Division mourns loss of San Antonio soldier killed in rollover crash
A 21-year-old San Antonio soldiers division is in mourning after he was killed in a vehicle rollover crash in Farah, Afghanistan, according to The Department of Defense. The loss of any Mountain Soldier has a lasting impact on every member of the team. The 10th Mountain Division mourns the loss of Spc. He will be severely missed from our formation, said Lt. Col. Kamil Sztalkoper, spokesperson for the 10th Mountain Division, in a release. Ibarria was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and Fort Drum and New York, officials said.
Hall of Fame QB Favre says Kaepernick will reach hero status like Pat Tillman
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre said Sunday that he believes Colin Kaepernick will reach a hero status in football similar to that of Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals player who left the NFL to serve in the U.S. Army after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Favre was interviewed by TMZ Sports and asked if Kaepernick had reached the level and stature of other sport figures such as Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson. I can only think of, off the top of my head, Pat Tillmans another guy who did something similar and we regard him as a hero, Favre said. TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 4: FILE PHOTO Safety Pat Tillman #40 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Sun Devil Stadium October 4 1998 in Tempe, Arizona. Goodell also released a video on June 5 saying he encouraged all players to speak out and peacefully protest.
Paratroopers injured in nighttime military exercise
Several paratroopers were injured during a military training exercise at Camp Shelby in Mississippi when strong winds left them dangling from trees. - A military training exercise at Camp Shelby left at least 22 paratroopers injured and several "in the trees," an army official said. Members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division out of Alaska were conducting night jumps at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, 25th Infantry spokesperson Cpt. Camp Shelby is a military post located at the southern boundary of Hattiesburg, covering more than 134,000 acres. A US Army recruiting battalion, @GoArmyMidwest tweeted Tuesday that 25th Infantry Division paratroopers were leaving home in Alaska for Camp Shelby "with minimal notice on an Emergency Deployment exercise."
It's finally here: October is National Pizza Month
October is National Pizza Month. Now, that's not to be confused with National Pizza Day (February 9), National Cheese Pizza Day (September 5), National Pepperoni Pizza Day (September 20), and National Sausage Pizza Day (October 11), but boy, does this nation love pizza. People love setting pizza recordsGuinness World Records has recorded an seemingly endless list of pizza records. In 2016, the General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford, and a group of employees, led by experienced guides, trekked to the summit of Kilimanjaro with a pepperoni pizza in tow. The feat was undertaken to mark the opening of the first Pizza Hut in Tanzania and the 100th country in which the company had launched a restaurant.
Army proposes changes to rules on who can be buried in Arlington
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to fallen American troops during an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. (CNN) - Faced with a shortage of burial spaces, the US Army announced Wednesday that it has proposed changes to the eligibility criteria for internment at Arlington National Cemetery. The Army said in a statement that while Arlington National Cemetery "continues to look for ways to expand, that alone will not solve the existing demand for burial space." "Arlington National Cemetery is a national shrine for all Americans, but especially those who have served our great nation," acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said in the statement announcing the proposed rule change. The Army said that the proposed changes were the product of a two and a half year process that involved "public outreach and surveys -- including feedback from veterans and military service organizations."
Green Beret dies in combat in Afghanistan
CNN image(CNN) - A Green Beret who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan died Saturday during combat operations in Afghanistan, according to US Army special operations spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer. Maj. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was from Teague, Texas, and was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group. Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional," said Col. Brian R. Rauen, the commander of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course to become a Green Beret in 2005 and deployed to Iraq with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010, the US Army said. Sartor's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and more.