October 28 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Daily News Clips
The Associated Press
Army hospital withdraws appeal over $12.3M payout for burned child
(Key words): Court documents show the Army has withdrawn plans to appeal a $12.3 million verdict awarded to the family of a child who was seriously burned in an operating-room fire at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The Seattle Times reports the move clears the way to release money the child needs for additional surgeries and rehabilitation.
Air Force Times
The largest gathering of Medal of Honor recipients in decades wraps up today
(Key words): “The gala was star-studded, and included remarks by Gary Sinise and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis," DJ Reyes, a retired Army colonel from Tampa who attended the event, said in an email. Awards were presented to retired Army Gen. Joe Votel, FOX reporter Catherine Herridge, country music icon George Strait and Bobby Newman, owner of JC Newman Cigar Company and co-founder of Southeastern Guide Dogs Veterans Program, Reyes said.
North Carolina man gets prison time for accidentally killing fellow Marine
(Key words): A man has been sentenced to prison for his roommate’s death when they were Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The sentence of 14-to-26 months was delivered Friday to Tyler Prudden, 30, who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2013 death of 22-year-old Lance Cpl. LaNija Gilpatrick, according to reports.
The Army is finding new ways to airdrop loads large and small, even in urban terrain
(Key words): The Army is testing and developing better ways to get supplies to soldiers in far-flung, austere places in both big and small packages. Recent work by soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, tested a parachute system that delivers equipment as large as a vehicle at lower altitudes and with fewer parachutes.
Should companies look to future skills instead of just resumes when hiring veterans?
(Key words): Many companies still struggle to translate military skills into corporate assignments, but retired Army Lt. Col. J.C. Glick argues that most business leaders would be better off focusing on what veterans can learn rather than what they have already done. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/10/27/should-companies-look-to-future-skills-instead-of-just-resumes-when-hiring-veterans/
Air Force Times
Indefinite enlistment takes effect Nov. 18
(Key words): “Every four years, I’ve got to go through the ’Yeah, I’m still here’" process, Wright said at a conference in Orlando, Florida, in October 2017, shortly after he himself re-enlisted. "Now, it’s a time-honored tradition. I love it, but I think we’d like to get to once you hit your 15-year mark, then you’re an indefinite enlistment ― you’re good until your high year of tenure. I believe at 15 years of service, most of us are plugged in, dedicated and ready to roll.”
Inside the dramatic US military raid that killed ISIS leader Baghdadi
(Key words): ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “blew himself up” when concerned by US forces who conducted a daring, two-hour nighttime raid on his compound in northern Syria, Trump said, providing a detailed account of the mission.
Air Force Times
US strikes ISIS fighters in Somalia
(Key words): U.S. forces conducted an airstrike Friday against ISIS fighters in the Golis Mountains of northern Somalia, according to US military officials. Officials with U.S. Africa Command assess the airstrike killed three terrorists.https://www.airforcetimes.com/flashpoints/2019/10/25/us-strikes-isis-fighters-in-somalia/
Mexico City police reportedly find dozens of skulls, fetus around alleged drug den altar
(Key words): Police reportedly have found dozens of skulls, bones and even a fetus in a glass jar next to a bizarre-looking altar inside a building believed to be frequented by drug traffickers in Mexico City. The unusual discovery was made at a property in Tepito last Tuesday and coincided with the arrests of 31 people on suspicion of drug cartel activity, according to Reuters.
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