• November 13, 2015

    America's changing perception of veterans

    "The way Americans see veterans is changing. Throughout my 26 years in the Army, I have seen this shift firsthand." Two polls released today by Got Your 6 and ServiceNation reveal that the nation's perception of veterans is changing to better reflect the realities of those who served. Only one year ago, the "broken hero" narrative was the norm. Americans believed that veterans were more likely to be homeless, unemployed, or were all suffering from post traumatic stress. That perception is beginning to shift as Americans start to see veterans in a new light.

    Full story: militarytimes.com

  • November 10, 2015

    Medal of Honor Recipient Tackled Suicide Bomber, Saved Lives

    He tackled a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan, saving fellow soldiers' lives while suffering a gruesome leg injury. During three years of recovery and more than 30 surgeries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Capt. Florent Groberg was left with a lot of time to think.

    Full story: umterps.com

  • November 6, 2015

    Army to Deploy 101st Airborne Soldiers to Oversee Iraqi Army Training

    The U.S. Army is sending 500 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to Iraq and Kuwait in early 2016 to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces. The 101st headquarters element will assume the role of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq, replacing the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters, according to a Nov. 6 Army press release.

    Full story: military.com

  • November 6, 2015

    USS Lassen CO Describes Encounters With Chinese Ships

    The commanding officer of a U.S. Navy destroyer that challenged China's territorial claims in the South China Sea last week spoke for the first time of his ship's encounters with Beijing's navy Thursday.

    Full story: military.com

  • November 4, 2015

    Ranger School Officially opened to Females

    U.S. Army Ranger School is now officially open to women -- no pilot programs, no exclusions based on gender.
    "We are ready to train whoever shows up to Ranger School and meets the standards," said Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade Commander David Fivecoat on Tuesday.

    Full story: military.com

  • November 4, 2015

    US Navy Down to Five Aircraft Carriers at Sea, None in the Mideast

    Longer deployments and the high pace of operations have taken their toll on the U.S. aircraft carrier fleet, reducing the number currently at sea to five and leaving the Mideast without a carrier on station for the first time since 2007, Navy officials said Tuesday.

    Full story: military.com