Senate Confirms Milley as JCS Chairman

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Senate Confirms Milley as JCS Chairman

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeding Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as top military adviser to the commander in chief and defense secretary.

Former JCS Chairman Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. Dies

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Former JCS Chairman Gen. John W. Vessey Jr. Dies

Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., a World War II veteran who rose from a Minnesota National Guard private to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died.

The 94-year-old was Army vice chief of staff in 1982 when he was selected by President Ronald Reagan to be the military’s top uniformed leader. When he retired in 1985 after 46 years of service, he was the last four-star World War II combat veteran still on active duty.

‘Sky Soldiers’ Divide and Conquer

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‘Sky Soldiers’ Divide and Conquer

More than 400 “Sky Soldiers” from the Army’s 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade launched a battalion-sized air assault at a Polish training area that proved to be a signature moment of Anakonda 16, the massive two-week field exercise that took place in mid-June.

The soldiers were delivered to their objective by more than 35 helicopters from two Polish aviation brigades and the U.S. Army’s Germany-based 12th Combat Aviation Brigade.