Konstantin Toropin, Military.com

Konstantin Toropin


Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Konstantin:

After Deadly Crashes, New 'Leading Theory' on Osprey Issues Points to Sprag Clutches

After more than a dozen MV-22 Osprey incidents involving what is known as a hard clutch engagement, or HCE, military officials now say that they have finally made progress in understanding the deadly issue. → Read More

3 Top Navy SEAL Training Program Officers Face Discipline over Death of Kyle Mullen

SEAL candidate Kyle Mullen, 24, died of acute pneumonia shortly after completing the first, brutal portion of SEAL training known as "Hell Week." → Read More

Navy Top Admiral Nominee Asked About Promotion Holds, Social Issues at Confirmation Hearing

The woman who could become the Navy's next top admiral offered new insight into the effects of Sen. Tommy Tuberville's hold on military promotions. → Read More

3 Active-Duty Marines Convicted for Jan. 6 Roles All Get Probation, Community Service

All three Marines took plea deals in which they pleaded guilty to a single count of "violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds." → Read More

Joint Chiefs Prepare for Vacancy at the Top as Senate Bickers over Confirmations Blockade

The blockade on promotions is the work of a single senator -- Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala. -- who is forcing the chamber to hold roll call votes on each nominee individually. → Read More

Air Force Says It Remains Confident in Osprey Aircraft Despite Recent Deadly Mishaps

The Air Force, which uses the aircraft for special operations missions, remains dedicated, committed and confident in the aircraft, officials said. → Read More

Navy Fires Executive Officer of Pay and Personnel Support Center Amid Investigation

The Navy confirmed Friday that it removed the executive officer of a command responsible for ensuring sailors have accurate pay and allowances amid an ongoing investigation. → Read More

The Navy's Top Enlisted Sailor Is Targeting Hazing to Combat Leadership Problems

Honea, who took the top enlisted job last year as the Navy faced continued problems with suicide and tainted water on ships, promised to be an advocate for sailors and their families. → Read More


Ukraine moves Christmas to December 25, distancing itself from Russian tradition

Ukraine has passed legislation moving its official Christmas holiday to December 25, further distancing itself from the traditions of the Putin-aligned Russian Orthodox Church, which celebrates the holiday on January 7. → Read More

14-Year-Old Girl Found in Pendleton Barracks May Have Met Marine on Tinder, New Documents Show

The documents also show that investigators have begun to look into the claims that the girl was a victim of human trafficking. → Read More

Marine Tapped to Be Top Enlisted Adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black will relieve the current SEAC, Ramón "CZ" Colón-López, on Nov. 3, when the latter retires from the Air Force. → Read More

Russian Aerial Provocations Signal Growing Realization of Military Weakness, Experts Say

Two U.S. Air Force drones flying over Syria have had unsafe encounters with Russian jets in the past week. → Read More

Most of the Military Not Tracking Number of Families Relocated Due to Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

In early 2022, state laws targeting LGBTQ+ communities began to spread across the U.S., leading the military services to offer resources for families seeking support. → Read More

Navy Recruiting Boss Overruled by Superiors on 6-Day Workweek Plan

The Navy has taken the unusual step of reversing its plan to institute a six-day workweek for its entire recruiting workforce just days after the move was reported by Military.com. → Read More

The Man Who Started to Transform the Marine Corps Leaves with 'No Regrets at All'

The Marine Corps' top officer -- the man who has overseen a sweeping and much-debated transformation of the branch -- is unapologetic as he moves through his last days in office. → Read More

Navy Recruiters Will Work 6-Day Weeks, Face Changes to Orders Amid Recruiting Struggle

The move comes as the Navy, like most of the other military branches, struggles to meet its recruiting goals for the year. → Read More

Biggest Enlistment Bonus in Marine Corps Is Aimed at Cyber Warfare

Although the bonus is small compared to bonuses other branches offer, it is a significant move for a service that has typically shied away from the practice as a recruiting tactic. → Read More

Marines Face No Confirmed Commandant for First Time in 164 Years

The failure to confirm Smith to be the next Marine Corps chief is due to a single-handed hold on confirmations by Sen. Tommy Tuberville. → Read More

The Navy Heard the Tourist Sub Implode. But It Shouldn't Have Changed the Search Effort.

The revelation raised questions about how the Navy evidence, which was collected Sunday but not made public until Thursday, played into the large search-and-rescue effort that transfixed the world. → Read More

Tourist Sub Debris Found Around Titanic Wreck as Hope for Survivors Vanishes

The wreckage of Titan was found just 1,600 feet off the bow of the iconic shipwreck that the five men were trying to see, officials said. → Read More