Meghann Myers, Military Times

Meghann Myers

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Recent articles by Meghann:

What if operators stepped aside when it comes to leading across special operations?

A panel of current and former special operations troops offers some ideas for shaking up SOF leadership. → Read More

Former SEAL, SOCOM boss McRaven says we’re going to be in Afghanistan ‘for a very long time’

Retired Adm. Bill McRaven believes negotiating with the Taliban is the wrong move. → Read More

Mental health care is the key to keeping spec ops forces ready for the next fight

Special operations funding should include mental health and family support, lawmakers say. → Read More

This is the Pentagon’s plan for dealing with toxic chemical contamination on bases

The PFAS task force has four months to make a list of problems and outline how to fix them. → Read More

The Pentagon is canceling three border wall projects because the costs went up

Three sections of wall in Arizona are out for now. → Read More

Why DoD should start asking recruits whether they vape

Despite the rise in use of e-cigarettes, especially among youth, the military is not asking recruits if they use vaporized nicotine products. → Read More

Study explores the idea of allowing some military reservists to be non-deployable

A new Rand Corp. study suggests loosening some rules to build up interest in military reserve service. → Read More

At Pentagon 9/11 ceremony, Trump says he’s hitting the Taliban “harder than ever before”

Hundreds of current and former Defense Department employees who were in the building on Sept. 11, 2001, along with families of the 125 killed, gathered at the Pentagon’s 9/11 memorial Wednesday morning to pay their respects. In his remarks, Trump alluded to the current situation in Afghanistan, where troops have been stationed since October 2001. → Read More

These 90 Army posts have contaminated drinking water

There are now almost 300 known PFAS-contaminated military bases. → Read More

Mattis on why he went to work for the Trump administration

Mattis told an audience in Washington, D.C., Friday that his decision to become defense secretary was informed by the sense of duty he cultivated for 43 years in uniform. → Read More

Here’s everything the Pentagon is putting on hold to concentrate on building the border wall

The delayed programs were chosen largely either because they were upgrades or replacements to existing facilities, a senior defense official told reporters in a Pentagon briefing Wednesday, or because their contract award dates are not scheduled for a year or more. → Read More

How special ops could exploit information people are already sharing online

U.S. Special Operations Command could use information from social media profiles to profile threats or track the effectiveness of its operations. → Read More

The Coast Guard’s Hurricane Dorian response is underway. The National Guard is next.

The Florida National Guard is staged and ready for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall, as the Coast Guard has begun responding to devastation in the Bahamas. → Read More

Here are the new rules for U.S. troops flying missions against ISIS in Iraq

Coalition forces are sending daily flight tasking for Iraqi approval, but emergency flights are always permitted. → Read More

New immigration policy withholds automatic citizenship for some children of troops overseas, but not all

Bottom line: The new rules will add more red tape for some military members serving abroad. → Read More

Defense secretary declines to speculate whether the military is going to build the border wall itself

The Pentagon is funding another section of the border wall, but Defense Secretary Mark Esper wouldn't say whether the project could be completely executed by the military. → Read More

Pentagon honors top civilian employers for reservists and National Guardsmen

Fifteen companies were honored with the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award on Friday. → Read More

Houthi rebels claim to down Reaper drone in Yemen, US investigating

If confirmed, the downing of an MQ-9 Reaper Tuesday would be the second attack in as many months. → Read More

Study suggests confiscating personal weapons from suicidal service members

A study found that suicidal service members are more likely to keep their weapons loaded and unsecured at home. → Read More

He was a Special Forces self-help guru. Then he took his own life.

Mike Mantenuto had Disney fame and Special Forces glory, but his demons took over. → Read More