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Recent articles by Dan:

Ronald Shurer, who earned the Medal of Honor and inspired others through his battle with cancer, dies at 41

Shurer leaves behind a wife and two sons. → Read More

In remote Alaska, changes coming in how the Air Force prepares for war

In supersonic aircraft screaming over the wilderness, Air Force pilots prepare for future conflicts as service officials weigh how to upgrade training. → Read More

Navy opening full investigation of coronavirus outbreak on USS Theodore Roosevelt

The acting Navy secretary said he has "unanswered questions" following a preliminary inquiry. → Read More

Another deployed Navy warship, the USS Kidd, copes with a coronavirus outbreak

At least 18 sailors have tested positive, and the Navy expects the number to rise. → Read More

Pentagon plans to dispatch Blue Angels and Thunderbirds in coronavirus tribute

The effort is "intended to champion national unity and serve as a visual symbol of solidarity with those Americans personally suffering from or experiencing loss." → Read More

Trip to Guam at center of top Navy official’s resignation cost taxpayers over $243,000

Thomas Modley visited the USS Theodore Roosevelt and insulted its former commanding officer on Monday. → Read More

Navy prepares to send another aircraft carrier to sea amid coronavirus concerns

Sailors went aboard the ship at the beginning of the month in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. → Read More

Acting Navy secretary says ousted captain leaked concerns to media, or was ‘too naive or too stupid to command a ship’

The senior Navy political appointee also ripped into the media in his remarks, which then leaked to the media. → Read More

Navy to remove 2,700 sailors from aircraft carrier struggling with coronavirus in Guam

Move comes after a letter from the ship’s captain that was circulated in the media drew attention to dire situation. → Read More

Coronavirus outbreak at Marine Corps boot camp infects dozens of recruits, staff members

The service has suspended the arrival of additional recruits, officials announced Monday. → Read More

Trump issues order allowing Pentagon to bring former troops back to active duty to assist in coronavirus response

Those who are recalled will include people "with high demand medical capabilities whose call-up would not adversely affect their civilian communities," a Pentagon spokesman said. → Read More

Army seeks retired medical personnel to rejoin service to combat the coronavirus

“When the Nation called — you answered, and now, that call may come again,” wrote Lt. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, the Army’s deputy chief of staff. The message comes as U.S. officials have expressed widespread concern that the nation’s public health system could be overwhelmed if the virus spreads too quickly. The Army announced Tuesday that it will dispatch hospital units to cities that are hit… → Read More

As the Pentagon records its first coronavirus death, U.S. troops and their families question what’s next

President Trump has labeled himself a “wartime president” battling a new threat, but defense officials warn there are limits to what the military can do. → Read More

Pentagon offers respirators, ventilators and labs in expanding coronavirus response

“The first 1 million masks will be made available immediately,” Esper said, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon. U.S. officials have warned that there is a shortage of respirators and ventilators as the United States works to boost its capacity to test for the virus quickly. Medical experts have said the nation needs about 3.5 billion respirators to handle a severe outbreak. Using the… → Read More

Pentagon rejects proposals from military officials to stop training new recruits amid coronavirus response

Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper met with the service secretaries and top officers on Monday to talk about training, said the Pentagon’s chief spokesman, Jonathan Rath Hoffman. “A decision was made to continue with training missions while taking precautionary measures to limit any possible spread,” Hoffman said. "This will be continuously evaluated to ensure mission-critical requirements are met… → Read More

Recovery of Marines killed in Iraq was slowed by unforgiving terrain, U.S. military officials say

The Special Operations Marines killed grew up in a D.C. suburb and in California. → Read More

New Special Operations network will serve as security backbone in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

The forces can either complement the withdrawal of U.S. troops or carry out strikes if a peace deal with the Taliban crumbles, officials say. → Read More

Inside the U.S. military’s historic week in Afghanistan ahead of a possible peace deal with the Taliban

Senior U.S. officials met with the Taliban on Thursday night ahead of an expected peace deal. → Read More

U.S. general and senior Afghan official take selfies on Kabul streets in demonstration of peace effort

Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller says a seven-day agreement with the Taliban is largely holding. → Read More

U.S. joins others in accusing Russia of cyber attack on Republic of Georgia

"We will defend our partners’ and allies’ core interests and hold the Russian Federation accountable," the Pentagon said. → Read More