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Navy apologizes for obscene skydrawing of male genitalia

By Military1 Staff Officials at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are apologizing after photos of a skydrawing of male genitalia surfaced on the internet. The image appeared in the sky over the town of Omak, where it was noticed by residents on the ground.  The most monumental thing to happen in omak. A penis in the sky pic.twitter.com/SM8k1tNYaj — Anahi Torres (@anahi_torres_) November 16, 2017 "The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unaccep ... More

VA seeks $782M for electronic health records overhaul

Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday seeking $800 million to begin an overhaul of the VA’s electronic health records – an initiative nearly 20 years in the making. The VA is close to entering into a contract with Cerner Corp., the health information technology company it chose to implement a new electronic health records system. But first, Congress must allow the VA to reappropriate $782 milli ... More

Fort Bragg soldier dies during physical training

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. A Fort Bragg soldier died earlier this week after collapsing during physical training. Sgt. Robert Thornton Jr., 29, of Cairo, Georgia, was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade. He was found unresponsive on Ardennes Road on Tuesday, Nov. 14, according to a spokesman for his unit. Thornton, a power generation equipment repairer, was running on Ardennes, which was closed to traffic for physical training, when he collapsed. Several soldiers attempted to re ... More

From daggers to drones: The history of warfare

By Military1 Staff Humans have changed and evolved throughout our history as we have learned and developed new technologies and ways of doing things. This is true for our weapons, as well, which have changed dramatically since our beginning.  This graphic from HistoryDegree.net shows the progression of human weaponry from spears in 400,000 B.C. to our robotic, drone-heavy future. From the invention of the catapult to the creation of the nuclear bomb, every advancement showcases the dedication to ... More

Meet the Wonder Woman of World War II

By Chuck Lyons We Are The Mighty One of the leaders of the attack was an Australian woman that Resistance Capt. Henri Tardivat called “the most feminine woman I know.” Her name was Nancy Wake. But as she and her men approached the factory that night, there was a problem. A sentry spotted them. Wake sprang at him just as he was about to shout a warning, clamped a forearm beneath his jaw, and snapped his head back. The man’s body slipped quietly to the ground. “She is the most feminine wom ... More

USMC military police officer arrested on strangling charge

Carl Prine The San Diego Union-Tribune A Marine MP is accused of strangling a woman at a Camp Pendleton beach after she refused to have sex with him in a firetruck. In a federal court filing obtained by The San Diego Union-Tribune this week, the Navy Criminal Investigation Service accuses Marine reserve military police officer Sgt. Daniel Jack Schumi of beating and choking an unidentified woman on Feb. 26 at the base’s Del Mar Beach Rental Cottages. Responding to an emergency call placed from a nei ... More

Army ordered to provide medical care to subjects of experiments

Kate Masters and Kelsi Loos The Frederick News-Post, Md. For years, U.S. defense agencies conducted chemical and biological testing on often-unwitting soldiers, many of whom complained of long-lasting health problems as a result of those experiments. After a court injunction, the Army is now required to provide medical care to those veterans, but plaintiffs and their representatives in the case worry that barriers still remain for those seeking benefits. The announcement — publicized last week in a ... More