ep 39: I Want A Lawyer

IN THE NEWS: Spotify’s #1 Podcast; Space Force theme song; Space Force has new Chiefs; China rivalry; Missile warnings; Vets in Congress at all-time low; Gen Mattis doesn’t get it; Military’s biggest AI challenge; DISA did Teams; Pandemic stirs bio-attack worries; NASA says mystery object is not an asteroid; C130s to influence election runoff?; Old soldier aids terrorists; Soldier earns astronaut device; Holiday toy dive; This soldier is not a dad; Landing on six classes of carriers; $30-million to scrap the boat; Marines have a drug problem; Just infantry; Coast Guard deploys to the Persian Gulf; Military’s pandemic shutdowns are stupid; Rule change for service animals; Remember Pearl Harbor, but not here; Icons of Armor; The Neutral Zone.

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NOTES:

Spotify’s most popular podcasts in 2020
https://podnews.net/update/sounds-of-2020

SPACE FORCE

Official Interim Space Force March
https://www.dvidshub.net/audio/63938/official-interim-space-force-march

Air Force, Space Force select 520 for chief master sergeant
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/11/25/air-force-space-force-select-520-for-chief-master-sergeant/

US general describes ‘China threat’ as space race rivalry heats up
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3111454/us-general-describes-china-threat-space-change-5-lunar-mission

The Space Force’s next missile warning satellite is ready for a 2021 launch
https://www.c4isrnet.com/space/2020/12/02/the-space-forces-next-missile-warning-satellite-ready-for-2021-launch/

CONGRESS

The number of veterans in Congress will drop to lowest level since at least WWII
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/12/02/the-number-of-veterans-in-congress-will-drop-to-lowest-level-since-at-least-ww-ii/

DOD

Mattis Calls on Biden to Scrap ‘America First’ Policy, Slow Pullout from Afghanistan | Military.com
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/24/mattis-calls-biden-scrap-america-first-policy-slow-pullout-afghanistan.html

The Military’s Biggest AI Challenge: Convincing Commanders to Embrace It
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/25/militarys-biggest-ai-challenge-convincing-commanders-embrace-it.html

How DISA helped the defense workforce stay productive during COVID-19
https://www.c4isrnet.com/show-reporter/disa-forecast-industry/2020/12/02/how-disa-helped-the-defense-workforce-stay-productive-during-covid-19/

Pentagon leaders say preparing for a biological attack is among lessons learned from pandemic
https://seapowermagazine.org/pentagon-leaders-say-preparing-for-a-biological-attack-is-among-lessons-learned-from-pandemic/

NASA

NASA: Mystery Object Is 54-Year-Old Rocket, Not Asteroid | Military.com
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/12/03/nasa-mystery-object-54-year-old-rocket-not-asteroid.html

AIR FORCE

House Democrats see political motive in Air Force decision to base C-130s in Georgia
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/11/25/house-democrats-see-political-motive-in-air-force-decision-to-base-c-130s-in-georgia/

ARMY

Former soldier provided support to terrorist group, prosecutors say
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/11/25/former-soldier-provided-support-to-terrorist-group-prosecutors-say/

Kiowa Pilot Becomes First Active-Duty Soldier to Earn Extremely Rare Astronaut Device
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/27/kiowa-pilot-becomes-first-active-duty-soldier-earn-extremely-rare-astronaut-device.html

82nd Airborne paratroopers earn Chilean jump wings as part of holiday toy drive
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/12/03/82nd-airborne-paratroopers-earn-chilean-jump-wings-as-part-of-holiday-toy-drive/

5-year-old killed after Alabama soldier allegedly forced him out of car at night
https://www.al.com/news/2020/12/5-year-old-killed-after-alabama-soldier-allegedly-forced-him-out-of-car-at-night.html

NAVY

Meet the Navy pilot who’s landed on six classes of US aircraft carriers
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/11/25/meet-the-navy-pilot-whos-landed-on-six-classes-of-us-aircraft-carriers/

Navy Will Spend Around $30 Million To Scrap Fire-Damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/37880/navy-will-spend-around-30-million-to-scarp-fire-damaged-uss-bonhomme-richard

MARINES

‘We have a drug problem’: LSD now part of random drug screening in 2nd Marine Division
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/12/01/we-have-a-drug-problem-lsd-now-part-of-random-drug-screening-in-2nd-marine-division/

14-week training. Only one infantry MOS. The Marine Corps is considering these major changes to its enlisted infantry
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/12/03/14-week-training-only-one-infantry-mos-the-marine-corps-is-considering-major-changes-to-its-enlisted-infantry/

COAST GUARD

Coast Guard cutter to deploy to US 5th Fleet; escort new FRCs to Bahrain
https://seapowermagazine.org/coast-guard-cutter-to-deploy-to-u-s-5th-fleet-escort-new-frcs-to-bahrain/

VETS

‘Significant Anxiety and Hardship:’ 233 Lawmakers Call for Military Records Processing to Resume
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/11/25/significant-anxiety-and-hardship-233-lawmakers-call-military-records-processing-resume.html

Here’s why veterans groups are happy about the new airline restrictions on service animals
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/12/03/new-rules-animals-airlines-set-help-veterans-service-dogs.html

Pearl Harbor ceremony marking 79th anniversary of attack closed to public amid virus
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/12/03/pearl-harbor-ceremony-marking-79th-anniversary-of-attack-closed-to-public-amid-virus/

WHAT ELSE?

Ever wanted to drive a WWII-era tank? Here’s your chance
https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2020/11/25/ever-wanted-to-drive-a-wwii-era-tank-heres-your-chance/

The Neutral Zone
https://neutralzonestudios.com/

 

 

Author: The Digression Podcast Guys
Chris and Jody are Air Force vets who enjoy military history and folklore. This is their podcast. They tell stories. They digress. A lot.

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