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.
Four US Troops, Civilian Workers Killed, Three Wounded in Syria Bombing
U.S. troops were killed in an explosion Wednesday in Manbij, a military spokesman said.
Vets' Groups Band Together to Call for End to Shutdown
About 125,000 veterans have been going without pay in the partial government shutdown.
VA Renews Pledge Vets' Health Care Won't Be Privatized
To say the VA Mission Act means privatization is a "myth" and a "red herring," officials said.
Wilkie: 'Insulting' to Suggest Shutdown Could Cause Veteran Suicides
The VA secretary is calling for an apology after a union official suggested vets might resort to suicide during the shutdown.
Trump Proposes Buffer Zone to Protect Syrian Troops from Turkey
Attacking the SDF would be against Turkey's long-term interests, Trump said.
US Bolsters Forces in Region as Syria Withdrawal Begins
U.S. forces are ramping up training near the Middle East..
Food Stamp Programs to Remain Available Through February for Troops, Vets
The Agriculture Department said the food stamps programs will continue through February despite the government shutdown.
Shutdown Phenomenon: Government-Employed Vets Find Zeros in Paychecks
Leave and Earnings Statements sent out have nothing but zeros in them.
House Launches Renewed Push for 'Blue Water Navy' Bill
House lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to expand Agent Orange benefits.
Dunford Meets with Turkish Counterpart on Syria Withdrawal
U.S. and Turkish military leaders are working together on a plan for U.S. withdrawal from Syria.
Legion Offers Help to Coasties During Shutdown, Calls for Exemption to Pay Cutoff
The American Legion has offered assistance to Coast Guard personnel in the government shutdown.
Lawmaker Opposes Using Pentagon Funds to Pay for Border Wall
"I am opposed to using defense dollars for non-defense purposes," said Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas.
VA Finally Fills 3 Key Management Slots
The VA has its first permanent chief information officer since the Obama administration.
Dunford on Mission to Protect Syrian Kurds from Threatened Attack by Turkey
The Joint Chiefs chairman is assisting in the effort to dissuade Turkey from attacking U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds.
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For First Time in Recent History, a US Military Service Is Working Without Pay
As Coast Guard paychecks went undelivered Tuesday, the service's top officer urged its members to stay the course.
CBO Suggests Raising Tricare Fees, Cutting Veteran Benefits to Slash Deficit
The Congressional Budget Office published options for reducing the imbalance, including three suggestions on Tricare.
Sacked Sub Commander Hired 10 Prostitutes in Philippines: Report
Capt. Travis Zettel lost his job on board a Navy submarine because of "a loss in confidence in his ability to command."
Here's Everything the Coast Guard Did Without a Paycheck This Month
"Continue standing the watch -- I am proud of your unwavering devotion to duty."
Wisconsin Kidnapping Suspect Was Marine Corps Boot Camp Washout
A spokeswoman for the Marines said Patterson lasted a little more than month in the Corps before washing out in October 2015.
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Fort Hood Soldier Killed at National Training Center Identified
Army Spc. Octavious Deshon Lakes Jr. was killed in a rollover accident in an M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
Army Chief: 2nd Advisory Team Will Go to Afghanistan Despite Withdrawal Plan
Milley said that the second of six SFABs is finishing up its training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, for the deployment.
SecNav: Navy Is Climbing Out of 'Readiness Hole'
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said time is of the essence in rebuilding a more powerful naval service.
Close Call Before USS Fitzgerald's Fatal Collision Went Unreviewed: Report
The Navy report, in part, criticized the failure to review the near miss, which happened May 10, 2017, near Sasebo, Japan.
Spanish Warship Arrives in Norfolk to Prepare to Deploy with US Strike Group
The ESPS Méndez Núñez will deploy with the USS Abraham Lincoln and its escort ships later this year.
Air Force News
Air Force Study Shows Wrench-Turners Make Better Cyber Warriors
The U.S. Air Force is learning that wrench-turners, not computer geeks, may make ideal cyber warriors.
SpecOps Recruiting Squadron Helps Air Force Combat 'Runaway Attrition'
The service established its first Special Operations Recruiting Squadron last year to find next-generation combat airmen.
Mechanical Issues Cause Back-to-Back F-15 Emergency Landings in Kadena
Two F-15 Eagles from Kadena Air Base experienced mechanical issues and were forced to make emergency landing.
Marine Corps News
Two Marines Injured After Anti-Tank Weapon Mishap at Infantry Officer Course
A Marine student and an instructor both sustained injuries last week during a live-fire training accident at Quantico.
AV-8B Harrier Damaged After Engine Sucks Up Ground Wire
An AV-8B Harrier aircraft operating aboard the USS Kearsarge in the Mediterranean was damaged earlier this month.
R. Lee Ermey, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Turned Iconic Actor, Will Be Buried at Arlington
Gunny Hartman will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10am on Jan. 18.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Vet Sings the 'Gubment Shutdown Blues'
Walters recorded "Gubment Shutdown Blues" after he was told that his next paycheck isn't coming.
Coast Guard Members in Bahrain Feel Effects of Government Shutdown
The Coast Guard unit operates six Island Class patrol boats permanently stationed at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Coast Guard Food Pantry Assists 1,000 People as Shutdown Continues
Organizers of a pop-up food pantry at the Coast Guard Academy estimate they have helped close to 1,000 people since Monday.