Veterans

December 11, 2017
 

James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there




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Headlines – April 23, 2018

News U.S. weighs keeping carrier strike group in Europe as a check on Russia – In a break with recent history, the U.S. military is weighing whether to withhold the Truman Carrier Strike Group from deploying to the Middle East, opting instead to keep the carrier in the Mediterranean and the European theater.   Report:...
 
 

News Briefs – April 23, 2018

U.S., Jordan troops practice response to hazardous materials U.S. and Jordanian forces in protective suits have practiced how to handle chemical, biological and nuclear materials. In the April 22 scenario, the materials were detected in a simulated smuggling incident. Mobile laboratory teams surveyed the area, collected samples and then went through decontamination. The drill was...
 
 
NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky

Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA photograph by Joel Kowsky Rep. James Bridenstine, R-Okla., nominee for Administrator of NASA, testifies at his nomination hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Nov. 1, 2017, in the...