After the initial shock of Red Phase – the first phase of U.S. Army basic training in which recruits are shocked out of their complacent civilian persona and taught the basics of being a soldier, down to the tying of their boots – basic training at Fort Jackson continues with the “rifleman phase.”
The Air Force secretary is pushing for a Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award, for John Chapman after new technology used in an examination of videos from aircraft flying overhead helped officials conclude that the sergeant had killed two fighters with al-Qaida – one in hand-to-hand combat – after he was left for dead.
The Army general in charge of managing Russia’s incursion into Europe was fired from that job following an investigation confirming that he had carried out an extramarital affair for over 10 years and led a “swinger lifestyle.”
A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters in the region this week.
A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier from Washington state who is challenging his court-martial conviction at the Supreme Court faces long odds, as the high court rarely second-guesses military justice decisions.
The Union of Concerned Scientists studied the threat posed to 18 military bases by sea level rise. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort could lose a fifth of its land by 2050, and 85 percent of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island could be inundated 10 times a year by extreme tides.
Beachgoers at a packed Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island were in perfect position take in the annual Salute from the Shore on Monday, July 4, 2016. Two F-16 fighter jets and a C-17 transport plane from Charleston Air Force Base roared over Coligny around 1:45 p.m., with onlookers applauding and waving American flags, saluting the country's real heroes. Josh Mitelmanjmitelman@islandpacket.com
Salute from the Shore: F-16s, C-17 fly over on July 4
Commander of the 169th Fighter Wing explains mission the McEntire F-16's were on before crash
U.S. Army Secretary won't talk about broken dams at Fort Jackson
The Wall That Heals on display in Blythewood for Memorial Day