Army announces Expert Soldier’s Badge for combat medics & Special Forces
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Soldiers outside the infantry, combat medic and Special Forces fields will soon have the opportunity to earn a badge acknowledging their experience at critical skills, the Army announced Friday on the service’s 244th birthday. The Army’s Training and Doctrine Command recent approved the long-anticipated... Read more
Decorated “Captain Marvel” Air Force pilot removed from DOD job
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Air Force’s highest ranking female fighter pilot was removed from her job leading the Pentagon office responsible for overseeing some of the military’s closest-held secret programs, defense officials said Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop was removed from her position as the director of... Read more
Space Command nominee says space is no longer ‘peaceful’ & U.S. must build military force
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Air Force general nominated to lead the Pentagon’s newest combatant command that would direct the U.S. military’s space operations told lawmakers on Tuesday that any future conflicts with major powers such as Russia or China would be partially fought in space. “We no... Read more
Air Force Base suspends PT after second airman dies within a week
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Officials at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., have suspended physical fitness testing after a second airman in less than a week died of health problems after completing a physical training assessment. Col. Derek O’Malley, the commander of Shaw’s 20th Fighter Wing, ordered the PT... Read more
Air Force announces proposed promotion changes, could be in effect by 2020
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Air Force is planning to overhaul its long-standing officer promotion system this year by dividing its largest category of officers into smaller, more specific groups, the service announced Friday. The proposed changes would divide the promotion category known as Line of the Air... Read more
Statue of Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. John Chapman unveiled at Pope army Airfield
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The life-sized statue of Master Sgt. John Chapman, the Air Force’s lone post-9/11 recipient of the Medal of Honor, will be the image that students and cadre see as they enter or leave the service’s school for future combat controllers. The statue of the... Read more
Navy looking into ‘Make Aircrew Great Again’ patches worn during Trump visit to Japan
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Navy said Tuesday that it is evaluating whether sailors aboard the USS Wasp violated Defense Department policy by sporting unofficial uniform patches with the phrase “Make Aircrew Great Again” during a Memorial Day visit by President Donald Trump. The red, circular patch featured... Read more
Pentagon may send more troops to Middle East because of new Iranian threats
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said Thursday that the United States is considering a deployment of new troops to the Middle East to shore up force protection amid recent heightened tensions with Iran. But he also denied news reports such orders could include 5,000... Read more
Presidential pardons of war criminals could complicate relationship with allies, harm commanders
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Presidential pardons for American servicemembers convicted or accused of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the killing of unarmed enemy fighters, could undermine military leadership and might complicate the U.S. relationship with key allies, several military law experts said. Retired top military officers... Read more
Former ambassador, astronaut nominated for Air Force secretary
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he would nominate Barbara Barrett, a former ambassador to Finland and astronaut, to be the next secretary of the Air Force, replacing Heather Wilson who is slated to leave that post at the end of this month. “I... Read more

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