ep 34: YOU’RE FIRED!

IN THE NEWS: You’re fired!; Space Force deploys; Charlie Brown in TIME’s 100; Training for the new Cold War; What’s old is new again; Nellis leads the way; Army’s new A.I., sorta, not really; Three big Army deployments! What could it mean?; Beetle Bailey turns 70; The Navy has a real pirate ship; Big new mission for the Carl Vinson; Marines reshape from within; Diversity saves lives; Diversity quotas; Military couples still divorcing; SECDEF guts military healthcare; State Department restores auto-citizenship; Appeals Court says the male-only draft is Constitutional…for now.

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SPACE FORCE

Space Command Leadership Changes Hands
https://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/news/2020/space-200821-dodnews02.htm

US Space Force deploys to vast new frontier: Arabian Desert
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/09/21/us-space-force-deploys-to-vast-new-frontier-arabian-desert/

AIR FORCE

Air Force chief makes Time’s 100 most influential people list
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/09/23/air-force-chief-makes-times-100-most-influential-people-list/

US trains for attack in central Europe in Astral Knight drills
https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/us-trains-for-attack-in-central-europe-in-astral-knight-drills-1.646139

Secret Mission for an Old MiG | airspacemag.com | Air & Space Magazine
https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/secret-mission-old-mig-180975336/

Nellis AFB gets a tattoo studio
https://www.facebook.com/NellisAFB/posts/10158691477164394

ARMY

In Arizona desert, the Army prepares to fight much faster aided by artificial intelligence
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/in-arizona-desert-the-army-prepares-to-fight-much-faster-aided-by-artificial-intelligence-1.646219

3 fall Army brigade deployments to Afghanistan, South Korea and Europe announced
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/09/24/3-fall-army-brigade-deployments-to-afghanistan-south-korea-and-europe-announced/

‘Beetle Bailey’ turns 70 — Will he tackle TikTok next? Or join Space Force?
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/09/06/beetle-bailey-turns-70-will-he-tackle-tiktok-next-or-join-space-force/

NAVY

A US Navy destroyer just sailed into port flying the Jolly Roger — here’s why the USS Kidd flies a pirate flag
https://www.businessinsider.com/us-navy-destroyer-sails-into-port-flying-the-jolly-roger-2020-9

VIDEO: USS Carl Vinson Preparing for First F-35C, ‘Advanced Carrier Air Wing’ Deployment
https://news.usni.org/2020/09/24/video-uss-carl-vinson-preparing-for-first-f-35c-advanced-carrier-air-wing-deployment

MARINES

‘Reshape from within’: How Berger plans to transform the Corps without a budget increase
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/09/23/reshape-from-within-how-berger-plans-to-transform-the-marine-corps-without-a-budget-increase/

Diversity is about saving Marines’ lives, not political correctness, commandant says
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-diversity-berger

Air Force sets diversity targets for recruiting
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/09/18/air-force-sets-diversity-targets-for-recruiting/

PENTAGON

Divorce Rate Among Active Duty Troops Remains Stable
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/09/23/divorce-rate-among-active-duty-troops-remains-stable.html

Esper eyes $2.2 billion cut to military health care
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/16/esper-eyes-22-billion-cut-military-health-care-395578

Automatic US Citizenship Restored for All Military Children Born Overseas
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/09/24/automatic-us-citizenship-restored-all-military-children-born-overseas.html

CONGRESS

Federal appeals court rules male-only draft constitutional
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/511934-federal-appeals-court-rules-male-only-draft-constitutional

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