ep 59: Be More Objective!

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Episode 59 Cover ArtIN THE NEWS: Setting the record straight on Afghanistan; Capitol Killer; Crenshaw taking whistleblowers to the DoD; Drafting women; SECDEF mulls vaccine mandate; But it’s illegal; GAO has a plan to reduce training deaths; Space Force stepping up in CENTCOM; Space Force LT changes the paradigm; REAL Space Force Update; The Thunderbird maintainer pilot; Air Force says “YES” to scalp tattoos; Mouthy general runs away; No social life for unvaxxed soldiers; Arson aboard the “Bonny Dick”; Navy MIA for Iranian attack; The new diverse Marine; Coasties score big!; Burn pit vics getting some recognition.

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NOTES:

Setting the record straight on our consistency and objectiveness

Team Biden Blaming Donald Trump for Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/13/team-biden-blaming-donald-trump-for-taliban-takeover-afghanistan/

Taliban Seizes US Weapons and Military Equipment as Afghan Takeover Accelerates
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/taliban-seizes-us-weapons-and-military-equipment-as-afghan-takeover-accelerates/

FOLLOW-UP

Commentary: Naming the Capitol Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed January 6 Rioter Ashli Babbitt
​​https://tennesseestar.com/2021/07/09/commentary-naming-the-capitol-police-officer-who-killed-unarmed-january-6-rioter-ashli-babbitt/

Rep Dan Crenshaw (@dancrenshawtx) The Whistleblower Files – Part 6
https://www.instagram.com/p/CRHnKV_gJRx/

CONGRESS

Senate panel votes to make women register for draft
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/564423-senate-panel-votes-to-make-women-register-for-draft

DOD

Service leaders have a month come up with a plan to vaccinate all troops against COVID-19
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2021/08/09/service-leaders-have-a-month-come-up-with-a-plan-to-vaccinate-all-troops-against-covid-19/

Here’s what will happen to US troops who refuse mandatory COVID-19 vaccines
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/military-troops-refuse-mandatory-covid-vaccines/

Exclusive– Rep. Mark Green: Mandatory Vaccines for Troops Before FDA Approval Is ‘Against the Law’
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/08/06/exclusive-rep-mark-green-mandatory-vaccines-troops-against-law/

What Will Decrease Training Deaths? More Training, GAO Says
https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/08/what-will-decrease-training-deaths-more-training-gao-says/184347/

SPACE FORCE

Space Force planning for new component in the Middle East alongside AFCENT
https://www.defensenews.com/news/your-air-force/2021/08/11/space-force-planning-for-new-component-in-the-middle-east-alongside-afcent/

A year after doctors said he wouldn’t be allowed to commission, Air Force Academy graduate joins the Space Force
https://www.stripes.com/branches/air_force/2021-08-03/usafa-cadet-diabetes-first-commission-military-space-force-2417712.html

Space Force Update (the REAL Space Force): Netflix wrapped-up filming for season 2 last month! So, we may actually see the season released by the end of the year!

AIR FORCE

Ex-Thunderbirds Crew Chief Returns to Oshkosh at Controls of F-15
http://inspire.eaa.org/2021/07/27/ex-thunderbirds-crew-chief-returns-to-oshkosh-at-controls-of-f-15/

Air Force to Allow Scalp Tattoos and Morale Patches as Part of Raft of Changes to Appearance Rules
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/08/10/air-force-allow-scalp-tattoos-and-morale-patches-part-of-raft-of-changes-appearance-rules.html

ARMY

Army Major General Asks Followers to ‘Block and Report’ Critics on Twitter
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/07/26/army-major-general-asks-followers-to-block-and-report-critics-on-twitter/

No indoor dining off-post for unvaccinated Fort Stewart troops
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/08/11/no-indoor-dining-off-post-for-unvaccinated-fort-stewart-troops/

NAVY

Sailor accused of starting USS Bonhomme Richard fire identified in warrant
https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/08/04/sailor-accused-of-starting-uss-bonhomme-richard-fire-identified-in-warrant/

Where was the US Navy when Iran Took Over the Strait of Hormuz?
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/08/where_was_the_us_navy_when_iran_took_over_the_strait_of_hormuz.html

MARINES

A diverse Corps is necessary to implement future force design, top official says
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2021/08/10/a-diverse-corps-is-necessary-to-implement-future-force-design-top-official-says/

COAST GUARD

Coast Guard offloads $1.4 billion worth of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades
https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/08/05/coast-guard-offloads-14-billion-worth-of-cocaine-marijuana-at-port-everglades/

VETS

For first time, some burn pit victims will get presumptive status for disability benefits
https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2021/08/02/for-first-time-some-burn-pit-victims-will-get-presumptive-status-for-disability-benefits/

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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