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Monday, March 4, 2024

AOTC #71 “We Got New Blood!, New Reserve, FTS CPO’s”

Attack of Da-Chief, Corpsman.com Netcast

Attack of Da-Chief, Corpsman.com Netcast



AOTC #71 is done!

8404 and Da-Chief hosted the show this AM.  You can download or listen at the bottom of this post, or you can subscribe to our show on ITUNES.

The Links to our show are listed below.. Enjoy!

USN FTS and Reserve CPO results for FY-10 : Corpsman.com

USN FTS and Reserve CPO results for FY-10 : Corpsman.com

FMTB Lejeune – Scuttlebutt Forum by Corpsman.com

FMTB in Lejuene… THe Senior Petty Officers bring you the paper and breakfast in bed.. You take leisurely walks by the beach.. No one raises their voice at you when you work on your sand garden.. It is tranquil… Have Fun!

Fresh DEP recruit here, Corpsman as a Peacekeeper? – Scuttlebutt Forum by Corpsman.com

Hi everyone I’m new to the boards and the U.S. Navy as well. I signed my contract last month and so far I’m having a blast getting back in shape and ready for RTC next June. One of my goals in life was to work with the United Nations and become someone high up, practicing law with a specialization on the international law field. With the economy not doing so well, I was one of the unfortunate people to have a house foreclosed and my family filing for bankruptcy. Being 20 and no money to go to college, the US Navy seemed like a dream choice for me.

Sesame Street site helps military kids cope with deployment, death

In a video now on the Web, Elmo the Sesame Street Muppet listens as his father happily sings about being deployed by the military and “going away for a while.” “Now it might seem forever, And sometimes you might feel low. But you wont have to be lonely, With all the friends you know.” This unusual video isn’t a regular episode of the long-running PBS children’s series.

Pentagon Won’t Ban Tobacco Use in Military – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

The Pentagon said today that it will not ban the use of tobacco in the military, the Associated Press reports. The announcement comes after a study commissioned by the Pentagon and the Department of Veteran Affairs recommended terminating the use and sale of tobacco products on military property. The study also recommended the military ensure enlistees are smoke-free.

Afghanistan: 2 killed in U.S. fighter jet crash in Afghanistan – Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — An American fighter jet crashed Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing the two-man crew, U.S. military officials said. The crash of the F-15E came in a month that has already proved the deadliest for Western troops in the course of the nearly 8-year-old Afghanistan conflict. At least 50 coalition service members, including 26 Americans, have been killed so far in July. The highest previous monthly tally for Western troop fatalities in Afghanistan was 46.

Fight looms on military, VA health care taxes – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times

A handful of lawmakers are gearing up for a fight to largely exempt military and veterans benefits from the broader health care reform movement. Two issues are involved. One has to do with whether military and veterans benefits could be taxed in the same fashion as employer-provided health benefits, a proposal included in the 1,018-page health care bill being taken up by the House Education and Labor Committee. A second question involves potential federally imposed limits on the types and cost of care covered by health insurance, limits that could apply to both direct care from military hospitals and clinics and from the Tricare health plan, as well as to direct care from the veterans health care system. Republican aides, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they expect amendments will be offered to protect the military and veterans health plans. Exactly who will offer the amendments and what those amendments might say has not been determined.

Iraqis: Suspect held in attack on U.S. soldiers – Army News, news from Iraq, – Army Times

BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities have arrested a member of an Iranian-backed militia suspected in an attack that killed three U.S. soldiers in southern Iraq, police said Saturday. Meanwhile to the west of Baghdad, a bomb killed three people, including the son of a tribal leader. Maj. Gen. Adil Daham, chief of the Basra provincial police, said the militiaman confessed early Saturday to the attack on a U.S. base near the airport. The soldiers were killed Thursday night in a rocket attack, the U.S. military said, in a rare assault on troops in the comparatively quiet south. During a search of the house where the suspect and an aide were arrested, Iraqi officials say they seized four Iranian-made rockets and documents listing names of officials to be targeted. U.S. military commanders believe some Shiite militias have received funds and training from Iran, which denies the charge.

Gates: More troops may deploy to Afghanistan – Air Force News, news from Iraq – Air Force Times

CHICAGO — The Pentagon’s chief said Thursday he could send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan this year than he’d initially expected and is considering increasing the number of soldiers in the Army. Both issues reflect demands on increasingly stressed American forces tasked with fighting two wars. Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ comments came during a short visit to Fort Drum in upstate New York — an Army post that that he said has deployed more soldiers to battle zones over the last 20 years than any other unit. Two Fort Drum brigades are headed to Iraq in coming months, and a third is currently in Afghanistan. Asked about Afghanistan by one soldier, Gates said, “I think there will not be a significant increase in troop levels in Afghanistan beyond the 68,000, at least probably through the end of the year. Maybe some increase, but not a lot.”

Study: Mental woes for 37% of VA-treated vets – MarineCorpsTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Suicides reported among soldiers have tapered off from extreme highs of early this year amid intense Army efforts to stem the deaths, but officials are not yet ready to say they have turned a corner on the problem. Army leadership said Thursday they hope a newly launched mental health study will help identify what is causing the self-inflicted deaths and what programs are best for preventing them. Separately Thursday, other researchers reported that 37 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking care at Veterans Affairs clinics for the first time are being diagnosed with mental health disorders.

Families headed to Okinawa must live on base – MarineCorpsTimes.com

SAN DIEGO — Forget about getting that off-base Japanese rental for a real local experience if you’re headed to Okinawa on an accompanied tour. Beginning Aug. 1, any accompanied service member headed across the Pacific on permanent change-of-station orders must live in on-base government housing, a move designed to fill vacant military homes, according to the Air Force’s 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base. The Air Force manages more than 8,300 family housing units on Okinawa for all four services. The policy, announced July 7, does not affect service members already stationed on Okinawa, officials said in a response provided by Maj. Kenneth L. Hoffman, a U.S. Pacific Air Forces spokesman at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Single service members still can live off base, if eligible.

Rep. expresses grave concern over EMALS – Navy News, news from Iraq – Navy Times

One of the more quixotic programs inside the Navy is the effort to develop an electro-magnetic launch system, a new way to launch aircraft from carriers without resorting to tried-and-true but large and maintenance-intensive steam catapults. The next carrier to be built by the Navy, the Gerald R. Ford, will use the new system, but no aircraft have yet been thrown into the air by EMALS — an event not scheduled to take place until next year, although construction of the new ship already has begun. If the system doesn’t work, in the words of at least one critic, the Navy may be building “the world’s largest helicopter carrier.”

VA wastes millions on faulty study, IG says – Navy News, news from Iraq – Navy Times

After the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a report Wednesday stating that a university had violated a contract for research on Gulf War Illness — and that VA had wrongfully awarded the contract in the first place — a lawmaker called for canceling it entirely. “I ask that you look into this matter immediately and implement the Inspector General’s recommendation to terminate the contract for default so VA’s funds can be directed to research projects that will help those veterans affected by Gulf War Illness,” wrote Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, in a letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki dated Thursday. The contract confusion has wasted more than two years and millions of dollars that could have been used to help veterans, according to the report.

World’s oldest man, WWI vet, dies at 113 – Navy News, news from Iraq – Navy Times

LONDON — The world’s oldest man, 113-year-old World War I veteran Henry Allingham, died Saturday after spending his final years reminding Britain about the 9 million soldiers killed during the conflict. Allingham was the last surviving original member of the Royal Air Force, which was formed in 1918. He made it a personal crusade to talk about a conflict that wiped out much of a generation. Though nearly blind, he would take the outstretched hands of visitors in both of his, gaze into the eyes of children, veterans and journalists and deliver a message he wanted them all to remember.

Cronkite, former war correspondent, dead at 92 – Navy News, news from Iraq – Navy Times

NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman who reported with reassuring authority on events ranging from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the moon landing and came to be called “the most trusted man in America,” died Friday. He was 92. Cronkite’s longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. at his Manhattan home surrounded by family. She said the cause of death was cerebrovascular disease.

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