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Guard Members, Police Open Fire and Kill a Man in Louisville, Authorities Say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police officers and National Guard soldiers enforcing a curfew in Louisville killed a man early Monday when they returned fire after someone in a large group fired at them first, the city’s police chief said. Chief Steve Conrad confirmed the shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. outside a food market on West Broadway, where police and the National Guard had been called to break up a large group of people gathering in defiance of the city’s curfew. Read Next: Guard Soldier Killed in Shootout While Assisting Fellow Law Enforcement Officers Someone fired a shot at them and both soldiers ... Read more

Memorial Day: Trump thanks service members fighting ‘invisible enemy’

May 25 (UPI) — In Memorial Day remarks, President Donald Trump recognized members of the U.S. National Guard and armed services on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic battling an “invisible enemy.” Trump spoke Monday to a socially distanced crowd of about 200 at historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore, hours after laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. About half in the audience wore masks, including U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., who was wearing a face shield manufactured by a company in his district. “In recent months, our nation and the world have been engaged in ... Read more

Memorial Day The Cape salutes military members who have lost their lives serving – cape-coral-daily-breeze.com | News, sports, community info.

Amidst a global pandemic, Americans can still pay tribute to fallen members of the military this Monday on Memorial Day – a day to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while fighting for their country. Locally, residents can still honor our nation’s heroes on Monday at locations throughout the city, while some long-time ceremonies have been postponed for a later date. Whether you feel comfortable enough to attend a ceremony in person or would rather watch a live stream from home, Memorial Day is how America has saluted those that have lost their life while serving ... Read more

DoD Civilians Offered Emergency Leave if They or Family Members Are Sick from Coronavirus

Defense Department civilians can take up to two weeks of paid emergency leave if they or a family member are affected by the coronavirus, the Army said this week. Civilians are eligible if they are under government orders to quarantine or if they have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine, the Army said in a statement Monday. The new emergency leave category is separate from sick leave and is authorized through Dec. 31. Employees who have symptoms of coronavirus and are diagnosed with it also can receive emergency leave at their normal pay rate. “They must, however, ... Read more

Military members stuck in virtual transition during pandemic

CINCINNATI — Could a poor transition process from the military be contributing to veteran suicide? “You can’t prevent suicide once somebody is ready that’s not the time to prevent it,” said Army veteran Nate Pelletier. Pelletier is a longtime advocate to change the military transition process for members of the armed services who are reintegrating into the civilian world. “We continue to react to things we wait until it’s a problem,” said Pelletier. He said improving the transition process to include a warm hand off to the community in which veterans return could make a world of difference to the ... Read more

Members urge action on delayed military sexual assault proposals

The Government Accountability Office had made those two recommendations in 2011, and a top Pentagon official had concurred then and said the military would implement the recommendations that same fiscal year.  But on May 11, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, the head of GAO, wrote Esper and Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist a letter listing 81 GAO recommendations for the Defense Department that remain unfulfilled. The longstanding proposals to better oversee sexual harassment were among them, and on May 13 CQ Roll Call first reported Dodaro’s plea for the 2011 proposals. Jessica Maxwell, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told CQ Roll Call on ... Read more

Here’s Why the Military Can Treat Service Members with Trial COVID-19 Drugs

Jennifer Bard is a visiting professor of law at the University of Florida. This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Infectious disease has always been one of the military’s greatest threats. By its own estimates, the U.S. Army lost almost as many soldiers from the 1918 flu as died on the battlefields of the first World War. Troops are at risk during an outbreak due to the tight quarters in which they live and work. It is therefore not surprising that all branches of the service — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard — have been hit hard ... Read more

Happy Armed Forces Day to currently serving military members from My Buckhannon!

BUCKHANNON – Today marks Armed Forces Day and we at My Buckhannon want to celebrate folks who are currently serving in the six branches of the U.S. Military, including the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and the newly formed Space Force. Armed Forces Day occurs on the third Saturday in May and was established as a holiday by President Harry S. Truman. The day encourages citizens to pay tribute to those currently serving time in the U.S. military, and differs from Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. It is also different from ... Read more

Honor our Military Service Members on Armed Forces Day

As men and women in our military, public health professionals, national service members, and volunteers work together to tackle the current challenge, we must consider ways to make America more prepared and resilient for future emergencies. We also must inspire and create more pathways for Americans to answer the call to service to meet current and emerging needs. Indeed, Congress created the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service to do just that. Over the past two and a half years, the Commission saw firsthand how service provides a means of addressing the needs of the nation and how ... Read more

Mullican Flooring hosts essay contest in honor of military service members

The contest encourages participants to write brief essays highlighting active duty military personnel, retired veterans and fallen heroes. The winning essay profiling a military service member will be awarded a grand prize of up to 1,000 square feet of American-made Mullican flooring. There will additionally be a prize of up to 750 square feet for second place and up to 500 square feet for third place. Essays may be submitted between May 15 and June 15. Each entry will be judged on originality and the service member’s impact on his or her family and community. The winning essay will be ... Read more