Military

cyber operators

The Military’s Plan to Bring Cyber Operators to the Front Lines

The Military’s Plan to Bring Cyber Operators to the Front Lines By Jim Boone | August 24, 2021 Pop Smoke Media Door-kickers are out, cyber operators are in. This was largely the takeaway from an attention grabbing talk given by SOCOM commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke at the 2020 Virtual Special Operations Forces Conference. “We need …

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President responds after deadly attack in Kabul

A bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), and another at a nearby hotel, rocked Kabul. This attack left at least a dozen US service members killed, and many more injured. Dozens of Afghan citizens seeking to flee the country were also maimed or killed. This marks one of the bloodiest days in the history …

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SecDef Issues Guidance for Mandatory Vaccination

Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III released the following memorandum about his mandatory vaccination plan:  To defend this Nation, we need a healthy and ready force. After careful consultation with medical experts and military leadership, and with the support of the President, I have determined that mandatory vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) …

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Fort Knox

Fort Knox Cadets’ blisters treated with just one needle

Fort Knox Cadets’ blisters treated with just one needle By Dylan Lassiter    August 23, 2021 Pop Smoke Media According to officials at Fort Knox, a medic used the same needle to pop several Cadets’ blisters after a hike at Cadet Summer Training (CST) this year. Some of those who attended CST claimed they were told …

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Resources

Department of Defense Offers Mental Health Resources

Department of Defense Offers Mental Health Resources for Service Members and Their Families AUG. 18, 2021 | Immediate Release Department of Defense Defense.gov You are not alone. Remember that what is happening now does not minimize or negate the experiences of all who served overseas. Countless service members answered the call of duty and did …

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John Oliver

John Oliver slams bureaucracy leaving translators behind

John Oliver has been an outspoken critic of the way the US has handled the evacuation of translators from Afghanistan. Check out this video below detailing his thoughts. The Department of State has begun working with the Department of Defense to find a solution. However, many translators have claimed this is taking too long. In …

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particulate

VA to process some particulate matter disability claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently stated they “will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas — if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.” …

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Olympics

Video: US Soldiers sweep skeet shooting in Olympics

Former Soldier, Vincent Hancock, has won his 3rd Gold Medal in skeet shooting! Watch him set a new Olympics record by watching the video below. NBC Sports reported, “After a disappointing performance in Rio, Vincent Hancock regained his throne as the Olympic champion in men’s skeet shooting in Tokyo, becoming the only person in history …

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