Get Task & Purpose in your inbox
Five Marines Remain Missing As Corps Identifies F/A-18 Hornet Pilot Killed In Crash Off Japan
The Marine Corps has identified the pilot of an F/A-18D Hornet who died after his fighter crashed along with a KC-130J Hercules off Japan as Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard, officials said on Friday.
- Resilard, 28, was pronounced dead after being rescued off the coast of Kochi, Japan, on Dec. 6, a Marine Corps news release said. Another Marine aviator aboard the Hornet survived the crash.
- The five Marines aboard the KC-130J crash have not yet been located. Search and rescue efforts are continuing for a second day.
Resilard was an F/A-18 pilot with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, the Marine Corps news release said. His military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.
- “The Bats are deeply saddened by the loss of Capt. Jahmar Resilard,” his squadron commander Lt. Col. James Compton said in the news release. “He was an effective and dedicated leader who cared for his Marines and fellow fighter pilots with passion. His warm and charismatic nature bound us together and we will miss him terribly. We honor his service and his contribution to the Marine Corps and our great nation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
- The two aircraft went down about 200 miles off the Japanese coast around 2 a.m. local time on Dec. 6. Investigators are looking into what caused the incident.
SEE ALSO: Investigation Excoriates Air Force, Navy For 2017 Marine Corps KC-130 Crash That Killed 16
Actor Mark Wahlberg will be visiting troops overseas to plug Wahlburgers, a fast-casual restaurant chain owned by the actor and his two brothers, Donnie Wahlberg, and chef Paul Wahlberg.
US troops will not burn and pillage like Genghis Khan's hordes as a result of Trump intervening in war crimes cases, Milley says
The U.S. military will not disintegrate into an undisciplined horde following President Donald Trump's recent intervention in three war crimes cases, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley assured lawmakers on Wednesday.
Milley was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee when he was pressed by Iraq war veteran Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) about the president's actions in the cases of former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, retired Army Maj. Matthew Golsteyn, and retired Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher.
Taliban fighters attempted to fight their way into Bagram Airfield on Wednesday by invading a medical facility just outside of the base's perimeter, a spokesman for Operation Resolute Support said Wednesday.
J.P. Lawrence of Stars and Stripes and Jim LaPorta of Newsweek first reported that the battle lasted for several hours after using car bombs to attack the hospital, which is near the base's northern corner. Helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft were reportedly used to drop ordnance on the hospital.
An armed suspect was taken into custody at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Wednesday morning after a brief lockdown period, according to the Texas base's Facebook account.
Though the exact nature of the incident is unclear, base officials wrote that no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
The new defense bill would create a public database for every complaint made about privatized housing
Among the dozens of requirements outlined in the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act is the requirement for the Secretary of Defense to create a public database for privatized housing complaints.
So, that will be... a lot.