Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen was sexually harassed by supervisor, US Army investigation finds
The U.S. Army confirmed that Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, who authorities say was killed by a fellow soldier last year, had previously been sexually harassed by a supervisor but unit leadership took no action, according to an Army report released Friday.
US Army crowdsources ideas to combat sexual assault crisis
In this Monda, Feb. 22, 2021 photo released by the U.S. Army, Sgt. The 18th Airborne Corps says they plan to implement parts of all seven pitches heard at the presentation. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. Last week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at his first Pentagon news conference that reducing sexual assault is one of his top priorities and that he would introduce stronger efforts to fight it. Some ideas, like Knueven’s will be easier than others and involve simple policy changes, according to Col. Joe Buccino, Public Affairs Officer for the 18th Airborne Corps.
Top military leaders self-quarantining after positive coronavirus test at Pentagon
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday that top military leaders are self-quarantining after one of the Coast Guard service chiefs tested positive for the coronavirus. Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray tested positive for coronavirus on Monday after experiencing mild symptoms of the disease over the weekend. Last week, Ray participated in meetings at the Pentagon, some of which included members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's top military leaders. "Chairman, Vice Chairman, and all Joint Chiefs have been tested and tested negative," a defense official told CNBC. The Pentagon said there were no more positive tests since Ray.cnbc.com
President Trump says he will not even consider efforts to remove Confederate commanders names from military bases
(CNN) President Donald Trump said Wednesday he opposes any effort by the US military to rename the nearly one dozen major bases and installations that bear the names of Confederate military commanders. US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Defense Secretary Mark Esper are said to be open to holding a "bipartisan conversation" about renaming nearly a dozen major bases and installations that bear the names of Confederate military commanders, according to an Army official. But Trump tweeted: "These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a... ....history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations." Army bases across the country have continued to bear the names of Confederate military commanders even amid intense external pressure to rename them.
A soldier in the US Army has pleaded guilty to distributing bomb-making instructions
A soldier in the US Army could face 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to distributing bomb making instructions, according to a press release from the US Attorney's Office in Kansas. Jarrett William Smith, 24, distributed instructions for making explosives over social media while he was an active member of the military, a statement from US Attorney Stephen McAllister said. "Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing information related to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction," the release said. He joined the Army in June 2017 and served as an infantry soldier trained in combat and tactical operations. After receiving a tip about Smith's online activity, an undercover FBI agent received specific instructions on making an explosive device and a recipe for creating improvised napalm from Smith, the release said.
Paratroopers injured in nighttime military exercise
Several paratroopers were injured during a military training exercise at Camp Shelby in Mississippi when strong winds left them dangling from trees. - A military training exercise at Camp Shelby left at least 22 paratroopers injured and several "in the trees," an army official said. Members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division out of Alaska were conducting night jumps at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, 25th Infantry spokesperson Cpt. Camp Shelby is a military post located at the southern boundary of Hattiesburg, covering more than 134,000 acres. A US Army recruiting battalion, @GoArmyMidwest tweeted Tuesday that 25th Infantry Division paratroopers were leaving home in Alaska for Camp Shelby "with minimal notice on an Emergency Deployment exercise."
It's finally here: October is National Pizza Month
October is National Pizza Month. Now, that's not to be confused with National Pizza Day (February 9), National Cheese Pizza Day (September 5), National Pepperoni Pizza Day (September 20), and National Sausage Pizza Day (October 11), but boy, does this nation love pizza. People love setting pizza recordsGuinness World Records has recorded an seemingly endless list of pizza records. In 2016, the General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford, and a group of employees, led by experienced guides, trekked to the summit of Kilimanjaro with a pepperoni pizza in tow. The feat was undertaken to mark the opening of the first Pizza Hut in Tanzania and the 100th country in which the company had launched a restaurant.
Green Beret dies in combat in Afghanistan
CNN image(CNN) - A Green Beret who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan died Saturday during combat operations in Afghanistan, according to US Army special operations spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer. Maj. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was from Teague, Texas, and was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group. Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional," said Col. Brian R. Rauen, the commander of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course to become a Green Beret in 2005 and deployed to Iraq with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010, the US Army said. Sartor's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and more.