Tom Bowman

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U.S. Army Will Not Be Changing The Names Of Army Bases Named For Confederates

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

President Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he will not consider changing any of the names of Army bases named for Confederate officers.


Pressure Mounts To Rename Army Bases That Honor Confederate Officers

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Many U.S. military bases in the South are named after Confederate officers. Now protests over treatment of African Americans are prompting a new call to change those names.


Former Military Leaders Criticize Trump's Actions With Protesters

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Trump is a threat to the constitution, The Atlantic reports. Others have also spoken out about the White House's handling of nationwide unrest.


Defense Secretary Comments On George Floyd's Death

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made extensive remarks Wednesday about what spurred the protests across the country — the death of George Floyd in police custody.


Trump Threatens To Send U.S. Military To States To End Violent Protests

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

President Trump says he will send the U.S. military if states don't do more to quell unrest. The protests follow the death of George Floyd who died in the custody of Minneapolis police.


As America Socially Distances, The Army 'Tactically Disperses'

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Army plans to resume large-scale combat training in the Mojave Desert in a few weeks, after a three-month hiatus. A recent simulation showed just how that will work with the coronavirus spread.


Army Scales Back In-Person Recruiting, Deploys Virus Testing Before Basic Training

Friday, May 22, 2020

The U.S. Army is adapting its recruiting amid the coronavirus, cutting the number of people in recruiting stations and moving much of its pitching online.


The Military Ban On COVID-19 Patients Enlisting Is Yet To Become A Policy

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the idea that the military would ban anyone hospitalized for COVID-19 from enlisting is still just a draft memo.


The U.S. Military Continues Operations Worldwide Despite The Pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

While most of the country is under lockdown, the U.S. military continues its operations. Troops continue their training, and the Air Force keeps delivering supplies worldwide during the pandemic.


NCAA Moves To Allow College Athletes To Profit

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A key NCAA panel has cleared the way for college athletes to be paid. Once approved, athletes could get sponsorship and endorsement deals but would not get money from their universities or colleges.


Pentagon Considers Navy Request To Reinstate USS Roosevelt Captain

Monday, April 27, 2020

Top Navy officials want to reinstate the commander of the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Pentagon officials are considering the Navy's request, but now there's word of a possible wider investigation.


The Navy Has Decided To Restore Capt. Brett Crozier

Friday, April 24, 2020

Naval leaders have recommended Capt. Brett Crozier be restored to command of an aircraft carrier. He was removed after complaining that the Navy was not helping his coronavirus-struck crew enough.


Army Resuming Basic Training With Measures Against Coronavirus Exposure

Monday, April 20, 2020

The Army says it will adhere to social distancing rules. Officials said that training will operate at "a reduced capacity," but did not offer specifics. Basic training had been paused for two weeks.


U.S. Military Also Struggling To Ramp Up Coronavirus Testing Capacity

Monday, April 20, 2020

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. military is as limited as it is among civilians. Even if testing availability increases, it would be enough only for critical jobs, like cyber or nuclear forces.


In Tal Tamr, Syrian Kurds Seek Safety And Shelter From Turkish Attacks

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dozens of Kurdish families fled to the northeast Syrian village of Tal Tamr last fall, escaping a Turkish invasion. U.S. forces help provide some security, but the families face an uncertain future.


U.S. Sailor Dies In Guam Of Coronavirus-Related Complications

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19 in March. The ship's captain was relieved of command for urging his superiors to do more to protect his crew.


Acting Navy Secretary Resigns, USNS Comfort's Mission Is Changed

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Defense officials say that the hospital ship USNS Comfort will now accept patients with Covid-19. And, the acting Navy secretary has resigned over his handling of a virus-stricken aircraft carrier.


Acting Secretary Of The Navy Slams Capt. Brett Crozier In Speech To Ship's Crew

Monday, April 06, 2020

The Acting Secretary of the Navy had harsh words for the former captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The ousted captain criticized Navy officials in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak on his ship.


Navy Removes Commander Of Aircraft Carrier After He Criticized Coronavirus Response

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, was relieved of command Wednesday after his criticism of the handling of a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship went public.


How The COVID-19 Oubreak Is Impacting U.S Military Life

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The coronavirus has infected dozens of sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The outbreak is just one example of how the virus could wreak havoc on U.S. military life.