ep 41: “Guardians” of the Galaxy

IN THE NEWS: Farewell Caroline Creech; Space Force “Guardians”; Be Like Star Trek; Space Force wins international tournament; Yolo, PS5 > letters of discipline; Is unclaimed money waiting for you?; Ghosts in the wires; Smaller paychecks for GI’s; BMI is bad; The Galactic Federation is watching; USAF shopping for flying cars; Told you: Army has an NCO vacuum; Pentagon Wars Take 2; Accidental discharge for Lady Green Beret; Looking for Strategic Arctic Ports; Congress wants info on UFOs; Marine vet gets new home; Record-breaking ice-breaker; Nazi’s in VA cemeteries?

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NOTES:

RIP Caroline Creech. Obituary
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=caroline-creech&pid=197368700&fhid=3060

SPACE FORCE

Space Force Troops Get a Name: ‘Guardians’
https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2020/12/space-force-troops-get-name-guardians/170907/

Space Force troops get lapel pin and badge to wear on their Air Force uniforms for now
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/space-force-troops-get-lapel-pin-and-badge-to-wear-on-their-air-force-uniforms-for-now-1.655310

US Space Force destroys every other military service in a ‘Call of Duty’ tournament
https://www.businessinsider.com/us-space-force-call-of-duty-tournament-2020-12

A Space Force member was busted down a rank for bailing on PT to get a PlayStation 5
https://taskandpurpose.com/mandatory-fun/space-force-letter-of-reprimand-playstation/

DOD

Do you have unclaimed money in states where you’ve been stationed? Here’s how to to find it
https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2020/12/20/do-you-have-unclaimed-money-in-states-where-youve-been-stationed-heres-how-to-to-find-it/

‘It’s going to take a lot of digging’: The Pentagon’s long search to see if anyone’s hiding in its networks
https://www.c4isrnet.com/cyber/2020/12/17/its-going-to-take-a-lot-of-digging-the-pentagons-long-search-to-see-if-anyones-hiding-in-its-networks/

New in 2021: Your military paycheck is about to get smaller
https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-benefits/2020/12/27/new-in-2021-your-military-paycheck-is-about-to-get-smaller/

The DoD’s Body Composition Standards Are Harming Female Service Members
https://www.military.com/daily-news/opinions/2020/12/31/dods-body-composition-standards-are-harming-female-service-members.html

STATE DEPARTMENT

Former Israeli space security chief says aliens exist, humanity not ready
https://www.jpost.com/omg/former-israeli-space-security-chief-says-aliens-exist-humanity-not-ready-651405

AIR FORCE

AF Taps ‘Flying Car’ Firms For ‘Prime’ Investment; Expands Program
https://breakingdefense.com/2020/12/af-taps-flying-car-firms-for-prime-investment-expands-program/

ARMY

Widespread Army NCO Shortage a Factor in Leadership Crisis at Fort Hood, General Says
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/12/15/fort-hood-crisis-highlights-widespread-army-problem-shortage-of-experienced-enlisted-leaders.html

Soldier And Juvenile Charged With Kidnapping, Murdering Fellow Serviceman
https://www.newsweek.com/soldier-juvenile-kidnap-murder-fellow-serviceman-1557687

After Stumble, Army to Restart Design Competition for Bradley Replacement
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/12/14/after-stumble-army-restart-design-competition-bradley-replacement.html

1st Female Green Beret Faces ‘Minor Misdemeanor’ Charge for Accidentally Firing Gun, Police Say
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/12/31/1st-female-green-beret-faces-minor-misdemeanor-charge-accidentally-firing-gun-police-say.html

NAVY

New in 2021: Will you be getting orders to an Arctic base?
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2020/12/26/new-in-2021-will-you-be-getting-orders-to-an-arctic-base/

MARINES

Marine Corps veteran left homeless gets new tiny house for Christmas
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/12/29/marine-corps-veteran-left-homeless-gets-new-tiny-house-for-christmas/

COAST GUARD

The Coast Guard’s only working icebreaker sailed farther north than ever before in winter ‘to wave the flag’ in the Arctic
https://www.businessinsider.com/coast-guard-icebreaker-sails-farther-north-than-ever-before-2020-12

VA

Nazi headstones will be removed from US veterans cemeteries, VA leaders say
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/06/01/nazi-headstones-will-be-removed-from-us-veterans-cemeteries-va-leaders-say/

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