Memorial Week returns to War Memorial
File photoMilitary members partipate in a past Memorial Day ceremony at The War Memorial. After a three-year, pandemic-related hiatus, The War Memorial once again will host Memorial Week events, beginning with its Our Community Salutes Detroit reception and ceremony, honoring high school seniors enlisting in the Armed Forces after graduation. The reception begins at 6grossepointenews.com
Rubizhne almost under Russian control, entire battalion refuses to attack Bilohorivka, Luhansk governor says
Russian invaders had almost captured the town of Rubizhne, but at the same time the entire Russian battalion had already refused to attack Bilohorivka village due to heavy losses, Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said during the national telethon.news.yahoo.com
Armed Forces of Ukraine make extraordinary efforts to create opportunity to deblockade Mariupol - Podoliak
KATERYNA TISHCHENKO - SUNDAY, 8 MAY 2022, 19:30 The Armed Forces are making extraordinary efforts to create an opportunity to end the military blockade of Mariupol in the near future, but so far their efforts have not succeeded.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court won’t stop Biden administration from deployment decisions involving unvaccinated Navy SEALs
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Biden administration to take into account whether military personnel are vaccinated against the coronavirus when making deployment decisions. Lower courts had stopped the administration from making such decisions. The challengers are 35 Navy service members assigned to the Naval Special Warfare Command, including 26 elite Navy SEALs.washingtonpost.com
Ukrainian military clarifies which Russian landing ship it destroyed
Ukraine's Armed Forces revised earlier comments they had made about which Russian landing ship they claimed Ukrainian forces had destroyed. "In the Azov operational zone, according to updated information, a large landing ship 'Saratov' was destroyed during the attack on the occupied Berdyansk port. Large landing ships 'Caesar Kunikov' and 'Novocherkassk' were damaged. Other losses of the enemy are being clarified," the Ukrainian military said on...news.yahoo.com
Norway tells conscripts to return underwear after service
Conscripts in Norway have been ordered to return their underwear, bras and socks after the end of their military service so that the next group of recruits can use them. The Norwegian military said Monday that it is struggling with dwindling supplies, in part due to the pandemic. The Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization said because of “a challenging stockpile situation, this move is necessary as it provides the Armed Forces with greater garment volumes available for new soldiers starting their initial service.”news.yahoo.com
Army called in to boost Scotland’s vaccine rollout
More British troops will be deployed to help speed up Scotland’s vaccine rollout as a new surge in cases casts further doubt over plans to ease restrictions across the mainland this month. More than 60 Armed Forces personnel will be sent to help administer doses in Lothian and Lanarkshire - two areas which have been hit by outbreaks fuelled by the more transmissible Indian variant of Covid-19. Much of the Central Belt and Dundee last week saw a planned journey into Level 1 from Saturday cancellenews.yahoo.com
How to get new, MLB officially licensed Detroit Tigers Armed Forces Day hats
You can show both your American pride and love for the Detroit Tigers with these new, MLB officially licensed Armed Forces Day baseball hats. Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May. It’s a day where we pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who served our country. Here are all of the varieties of these Tigers Armed Forces Day hats available for purchase. New Era 39THIRTY Flex Hat - $35.99New Era 2021 On-Field 59FIFTY Fitted Hat - $41.99New Era 2021 On-Field Low Profile 59FIFTY Fitted Hat - $41.99New Era 2021 Armed Forces Day Bucket Hat - $37.99New Era On-Field Low Profile 59FIFTY Fitted Hat - $39.99New Era MLB On-Field 59FIFTY Fitted Hat - $39.99Women’s 2021 Armed Forces Day 9TWENTY Adjustable Hat - $31.99mlive.com
WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral
The coffin of Captain Sir Tom Moore is carried by members of the Armed Forces during his funeral, at Bedford Crematorium, in Bedford, England, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts died, Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)LONDON – Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard. Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the private service for Moore, who died Feb. 2 at age 100 after testing positive for COVID-19. Singer Michael Bublé recorded a version of “Smile" for the funeral, and as requested by Moore, Frank Sinatra's “My Way” was played.
Spain's jab rollout dogged by delays, elitist queue-jumpers
Virus infections have been increasing steeply following Christmas and New Year, putting pressure on Spain's public health system. Spain’s Defense Ministry has been the latest governmental department to launch an internal inquiry to find out if the military top brass dodged coronavirus vaccine protocols by receiving a jab before their turn. The rollout is suffering delays due to a shortage of deliveries by Pfizer-BioNTech, currently the main supplier of vaccines. Having administered over 86% of the 1.1 million vaccine doses received, several regions have halted new vaccinations until fresh supplies arrive. Guerrero, who is a physician himself and has diabetes, said at a press conference Thursday that he accepted getting the jab because his staff insisted.
Fighter pilot who died in Michigan plane crash identified as 37-year-old combat veteran
MANISTIQUE, Mich. – Officials have released the identity of the Wisconsin-based fighter pilot who died after a plane crashed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Tuesday, Dec. 8. On Friday, the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing identified the deceased fighter pilot as Captain Durwood “Hawk” Jones, a 37-year-old decorated combat veteran from Albuquerque, New Mexico. At about 8 p.m. on Dec. 8, Jones’ F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in the Hiawatha National Forest during a training mission. Today the 115th Fighter Wing identified Capt. The F-16 was assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing at Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison, Wisconsin.
Pentagon tells military personnel not to use at-home DNA kits
Senior Pentagon officials have told members of the Armed Forces to skip what may seem like the perfect holiday gift an at-home DNA test. In a Dec. 20 memo obtained by NBC News, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan and James Stewart, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, said that DNA testing companies were targeting military members with discounts and other undisclosed incentives. The tests might be sold without independent confirmation of their claims, the officials said a fact that poses more risk to military members than regular consumers. Inaccuracies could negatively affect the required disclosure of those members' medical information, the memo said. The officials told military personnel to refrain from using the kits until otherwise notified.cnbc.com
Canada settles armed forces sexual misconduct suit
PexelsOTTAWA - The Canadian government has agreed to pay a nearly $1 billion settlement to members of the Armed Forces and Department of National Defense who allege widespread sexual misconduct. The settlement does not admit liability, according to a statement, but it does reserve a total of $900 million for both members of the class action lawsuits and current or former employees "who experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation." "We're a government that takes sexual misconduct extremely seriously," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters, according the CNN news partner CBC. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said the Forces "will continue to learn from these survivors as we take steps to achieve lasting and positive change," according to CBC. Steps have been made within the forces to combat harassment with initiatives like Operation Honor and the launch of a sexual misconduct response center to take in complaints and carry out investigations, the CBC said.