Joseph was the company commander of C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment — a MEDEVAC unit known to soldiers as "Cajun Dustoff," according to a Fort Polk press release.
Joseph commissioned in 2008 as a medical services officer, and began his career as a pilot, the press release says; he deployed twice to Afghanistan — in 2010 and 2017 — and took over as the commander of C Company, 1-5 AVN in July 2018. During his career he received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor, Parachutist Badge, and more.
He is survived by his wife, Erin Joseph.
"The Army, JRTC and Fort Polk, and 1-5 AVN have lost an exceptional leader, warrior, officer, and pilot. Maj. Trevor Joseph led the most active MEDEVAC Company in our Army; he excelled leading Cajun Dustoff and ensuring soldiers in rotation at JRTC had rapid access to medical coverage - his team built readiness for the U.S. Army," Brig. Gen. Patrick Frank, commanding general of JRTC and Fort Polk said in a statement. "Trevor's spouse, Erin, and his entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. All 8,000 soldiers assigned to JRTC and Fort Polk salute Maj. Joseph and his proud service to our Army and nation."
The three other soldiers who were injured in the accident are in stable condition, according to the release. The incident is still under investigation.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has demanded an apology from President Trump over recent comments in which he downplayed the seriousness of traumatic brain injuries suffered by American troops following an Iranian missile attack earlier this month.
"The Veterans of Foreign Wars cannot stand idle on this matter," William "Doc" Schmitz, VFW National Commander, said in a statement Friday, noting TBI is a serious injury known to cause depression, memory loss, severe headaches and other symptoms in the short and long-term.
President Donald Trump tweeted out the logo for the brand-new U.S. Space Force on Friday, presenting it as a collaboration between "Great Military Leaders, designers and others."
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The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) sits anchored at Ulithi Atoll, Dec. 7, 2019 (Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Richard A. Miller)
The Navy is investigating dozens of videos of service members changing in a bathroom which were then shared on the website PornHub, according to a NBC News report.
According to the report, an agent from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found the videos on PornHub earlier this month. The videos, which have since been taken down, show civilians, sailors and Marines, some of whom have visible name tapes.