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US military’s elite commando forces look to expand diversity


WASHINGTON — The Navy never had to look too hard to fill its elite SEAL force. For years, eager recruits poured in to try out for naval special warfare teams — but they were overwhelmingly white. Now, Naval Special Warfare Command leaders are trying to turn that around, developing programs to seek out recruits from […]

The military’s inspector general system must be reformed, former DoD IG says


When Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s remains were found near her Fort Hood, Texas, duty station, after her family had been saying for months that she’d be sexually harassed by a member of her unit, the Army sent an inspector general to the post to audit its Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program. He gave […]

The Military’s Worst ROM Meals, Vol. 1


Good food can make the suck more tolerable. Bad food can turn an already-crappy situation into a literal sh*t sandwich. And judging by some of your photos, a shi*t sandwich isn’t far off from what you’ve been served while conducting your pre-deployment “Restriction of Movement,” or ROM, during the pandy. To help mitigate the spread […]

An Army reservist is the military’s 10th coronavirus death


The military reported its tenth coronavirus-related death on Monday, a 45-year-old, Florida-based Army reservist. Sgt. 1st Class Calvin Ogletree, a motor transport operator, died Thursday in a civilian hospital, spokesman Lt. Col. Simon Flake confirmed to Military Times. “Ogletree served honorably in the Army for a total of 27 years, beginning with three years on […]

Military’s COVID-19 cases growing at twice the nationwide rate


More than 4,100 service members have tested positive for coronavirus since the July 1, according to the Defense Department’s latest statistics, a rise of about 33 percent in the last 10 days. That is more than twice the rate of growth nationwide during the same period, 16 percent, as the U.S. more than once broke […]