A group of 43 Army reservists on Sunday marched in formation down the streets of Schenectady, New York, but they weren’t carrying any weapons or tactical gear.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Army, retired Army officer Mark Esper.
An unannounced policy enacted in August now allows people with a history of “self-mutilation,” bipolar disorder, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse to seek waivers to join the Army.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could be entitled to more than $300,000 in back pay from the five-plus years he spent in Taliban captivity in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was dishonorably discharged from the Army on Friday but received no prison time after he pleaded guilty to deserting his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and misbehavior before the enemy.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.) hailed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as an “American hero” when he returned to the U.S. as part of a controversial prisoner swap in 2014, but on Monday, Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy when he walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009.
Five hero dogs were honored on Wednesday with medals for their military and law enforcement service.
The American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage was presented to five K9s in Washington, D.C., during an awards ceremony that saw members of Congress, media, hill staff, a Marine general, and others come together to show respect for the life-saving work dogs do around the world. The dogs at the ceremony served in the United States Army, Marines, and even the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). They’ve saved lives by uncovering bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as explosives, drugs, and other contraband at America’s airports and even providing security for top American officials.
Former President George W. Bush will be honored at the United States Military Academy next week.
Matthew Cobos, a young U.S. Army soldier, is being hailed as a hero for his actions during the shooting in Las Vegas last Sunday.