Richard Sisk has more than 45 years of journalism experience in reporting and editing in the U.S. and abroad for United Press International, the N.Y. Daily News and now for Military.com. He has covered police beats, the courts, transportation and politics in New York City and Washington, D.C., and had numerous assignments in the Mideast, Europe and Latin America. He has covered six presidential campaigns and since 2016 has been Military.com’s Pentagon reporter. Sisk is a Vietnam veteran who served with the 2nd Battalion, Fourth Marines, in 1967-68.
Navy, Pentagon to Review Base Security Following 3 Deadly Incidents in a Week
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly called the review "a solemn duty."
Sailor's Suicide Prompts Calls for Better Mental Health Treatment
The account of sailor Brandon Caserta’s suicide prompted calls to reform the military’s mental health policies.
'We Were All Sick:' Military Families Take Housing Horror Stories to Capitol Hill
Military families voiced complaints of dilapidated and pest-infested housing.
Surveys Showing High Satisfaction with Military Housing Are Bogus, GAO Says
Misleading wording led to an unreliable result, a new report has found.
Navy Awards Largest Shipbuilding Contract Ever Amid Concerns over Budget
A recent report questioned whether the Navy had accurately assessed strains of the workload on the industrial base.
More Than 100 Military Bases Now at Risk of Water Shortages, GAO Finds
Some of the bases on the list are already experiencing water shortages.
VA Offers Tips on Coping with PTSD During Holiday Season
The holidays can potentially bring added stress for veterans coping with PTSD.
Meet the Only West Point Cadet to Be Named a Rhodes Scholar This Year
Cadet Daine Van de Wall is the only selection from any of the service academies this year.
Design Approved for Gulf War Memorial on National Mall
The effort to build a National Desert Storm Memorial on the National Mall passed a significant milestone last week.
A-10 Warthog Pilots Receive Distinguished Flying Crosses for Lifesaving Close Air Support
Twpo pilots were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
Lawmakers Call for Pentagon Investigation Into Navy Secretary's Firing
Democrats and Republicans are split on the Eddie Gallagher case and the Navy secretary's forced resignation.
Trump Ordered SecDef to Let SEAL Keep His Trident Pin
Esper said he followed a direct order from President Trump to halt action against Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher.
Even if All Goes Right with Overhaul, Veterans Still Face a Health Records Mess
The VA and Pentagon have not yet begun to address old bureaucratic turf wars on data sharing.
'Guardian Angels' Still Defending Against Insider Attacks in Afghanistan
"A lot of the Guardian Angel mission is to anticipate an opportunity for attack."
Russia, China Expected to Equip Iran With Fighters and Tanks When Arms Embargo Lifts
The country is continuing its drive to establish regional dominance.
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Three Dead, One Injured After Sailor Opens Fire at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Two Defense Department civilian workers are dead and a third is in stable condition after the tragic shooting.
Tricare Costs Changing in 2020
With the new year comes new insurance rates
Fired Air Force Academy Commandant Plans to File Complaint
The former commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy plans to file a complaint over her firing earlier this year.
Sig Sauer Unveils Civilian Version of Army's M18 Modular Handgun System
Sig Sauer Inc. just released the civilian version of the U.S. Army's M18, the compact pistol that may be the most popular of...
This Is the 2020 Veteran Disability Pay Raise
The official veteran disability pay raise rate increases are out -- but how much more will you get?
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CW2 Kirk Fuchigami Jr. was one of two Army pilots killed in the Nov. 20 crash.
What's Next in Aftermath of Black Hawk Crash That Killed 3?
The Minnesota National Guard will release the names of the deceased crew members on Saturday.
Army Officer Pardoned by Trump After Murder Conviction Says He Can't Even Get a Job at Walmart
Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance was sentenced to 19 years in military prison after he was found guilty of second-degree murder.
No Plans to Change Foreign Military Training After Pensacola Shooting, Top Generals Say
"[Do I] have reservations about sending Marines or service members to other countries [like] Saudi Arabia? No, not at all."
US Official: Base Shooter Watched Shooting Videos Before Attack
The official said 10 Saudi students were being held on the base Saturday while several others were unaccounted for.
Saudi Trainee Who Killed 3 at Naval Base Identified
Saudi Arabia sought to distance itself Saturday from the student in public statements.
Air Force News
U-2 Pilot Dismissed for Shaving His Entire Body to Avoid a Drug Test
One possible reason is a hair follicle drug test, an alternative to standard urinalysis.
F-16 Damaged but Pilot Who Ejected Released in Good Condition: Air Force
The pilot from the 8th Fighter Wing suffered minor injuries when he ejected during a landing after a routine sortie Monday.
SpaceX Sends Thousands of Supplies to International Space Station
SpaceX sent 5,700 pounds of supplies and more than 250 science experiments to the International Space Station.
Marine Corps News
Man Pleads Guilty in GoFundMe Scam Involving Homeless Veteran
The plea comes in the case of a Good Samaritan story that raised more than $400,000 for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr.
Marines Suspend Use of Illumination Flares After 'Several' Land Off Base on Okinawa
The flares are typically fired from mortars at night to illuminate an area.
Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Defense Contractor Defrauded Pentagon of $1.3 Billion in MRAP Deal
The company is accused of vastly overcharging for components of vehicles used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Rescues Florida Dog Spotted Swimming for its Life
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach safely pulled the dog on board their vessel.
Coast Guard, Navy Boats Collide in Alaska; 9 Injured
Both vessels were damaged. The incident is under investigation.
US Warship Seizes Suspected Iran Missile Parts Set for Yemen
A Navy warship has seized a "significant cache" of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen.