ep 43: Bits and Bytes

IN THE NEWS: We were right about COVID; Space Force is here to stay; Star Gate; Alabama wins Space Force; The Cyber Force?; A General understatement; Specialists; Lockheed to the rescue for $5B; Space Force season 2; Biden locked out; National Guard parked in the garage; “Let them eat cookies”; Extremists in the Guard; 404-1776 Commission Report; Waiver for new SECDEF; Back to Afghanistan; Military fights climate change; MIA snoops on cells; Air Force recruits influencers; Electromagnetic woes; Awesome Super Bowl flyover; The combat Cloth Face Covering; Top Army soldier cleared; Army okays bald women; Bradley still broke; China and Iran flex; PC Navy fires CO; Marine grooming on deck; Downtime chess; Private Jerry Garcia?

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NOTES:

COVID19

The Japanese authorities understood covid-19 better than most

SPACE FORCE

Biden seen likely to keep Space Force, a Trump favorite

Space Force Portal is LIVE! Insert your CAC / ECA to begin your login.
Why not Star Gate? Wormhole? Guardian of Forever?

Space Force Portal

Alabama Lands Space Force HQ Over Florida

Colorado delegation wants Biden to stop Space Command move to Alabama

Trump Got a Space Force. Biden Should Get a Cyber Force

Space Force Exists to Deal With Threats in Space Domain, Vice Chairman

No, That Space Force Uniform Design on Social Media Isn’t Real, Officials Say

Space Force to Adopt ‘Specialist,’ Other New Ranks Feb. 1

Interview: How the US plans to improve its missile warning satellites

Space Force awards Lockheed Martin $4.9 billion for missile warning satellites

Space Force season 2: Everything you need to know

GOVERNMENT

Joe and Jill Biden left standing in the cold outside White House

National Guard troops sleep on floor of Congress ahead of inauguration

National Guard troops kicked out of Senate are back in Capitol following outrage from lawmakers, public

‘We feel incredibly betrayed’: Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol

National Guard Has No Plans to Investigate Leaked Photos of Troops in Parking Garage

Jill Biden brings cookies to troops, thanks National Guard for ‘keeping my family safe’ during inauguration

After Vetting 25,000 Guardsmen, No Extremists Were Found

Trump Announces Executive Order Establishing ‘1776 Commission’ To Combat ‘1619 Project’

1776 Commission Takes Historic and Scholarly Step to Restore Understanding of the Greatness of the American Founding

404 / Page Not Found: The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission Final Report.

Africans Helped Establish America’s Oldest City

Copy of 1776 Commission Report

Copy of 1619 Project

DOD

Congress approves waiver for Biden’s pick for defense secretary

Austin confirmed as new defense secretary in historic vote

Defense Secretary Austin to Review Trump’s Last-Minute Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq

Amid Biden-Ordered Review of Afghanistan Troop Drawdown, Report Finds al-Qaida Gaining Strength

Climate change is now a national security priority for the Pentagon

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

Military Intelligence Agency Says It Monitored U.S. Cellphone Movements Without Warrant

AIR FORCE

Air Force Will Employ ‘Influencers’ to Boost Recruitment in 2021

Air Force chief: Electromagnetic spectrum could be cheaper option to defeat enemies

All Three USAF Bomber Types to Fly Over Super Bowl

ARMY

Army’s official face mask to be issued to new Soldiers in 2021

Top enlisted soldier at Fort Hood reinstated, cleared of wrongdoing, officials say

Ponytails and lipstick: Sweeping changes to Army grooming standards are coming

Facial Hair Petition Gains Momentum After SMA Tells Force ‘You Will Not Have a Beard’

Newest Bradley fielding delayed as Army works to fix battery problem

NAVY

China says U.S. military in South China Sea not good for peace

Chinese bombers simulated an attack on a US Navy aircraft carrier in the South China Sea

Iranian commander threatens to ‘destroy’ US ships

Navy Destroyer CO Fired After Trying to Make His Crew a Plaque with Seized AK-47

MARINES

The Marines Could Be the Next Military Service to Get New Grooming Rules

Chess during downtime: How the Corps wants to increase ‘thinking’ in Marine infantry

WHAT ELSE?

‘Completely Lacking in Soldierly Qualities’: Why the Army Booted Jerry Garcia 60 Years Ago

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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