Richard Sisk has more than 45 years of journalism experience in reporting and editing in the U.S. and abroad for United Press International, the N.Y. Daily News and now for Military.com. He has covered police beats, the courts, transportation and politics in New York City and Washington, D.C., and had numerous assignments in the Mideast, Europe and Latin America. He has covered six presidential campaigns and since 2016 has been Military.com’s Pentagon reporter. Sisk is a Vietnam veteran who served with the 2nd Battalion, Fourth Marines, in 1967-68.
'We Were All Sick:' Military Families Take Housing Horror Stories to Capitol Hill
Military families voiced complaints of dilapidated and pest-infested housing.
Surveys Showing High Satisfaction with Military Housing Are Bogus, GAO Says
Misleading wording led to an unreliable result, a new report has found.
Navy Awards Largest Shipbuilding Contract Ever Amid Concerns over Budget
A recent report questioned whether the Navy had accurately assessed strains of the workload on the industrial base.
More Than 100 Military Bases Now at Risk of Water Shortages, GAO Finds
Some of the bases on the list are already experiencing water shortages.
VA Offers Tips on Coping with PTSD During Holiday Season
The holidays can potentially bring added stress for veterans coping with PTSD.
Meet the Only West Point Cadet to Be Named a Rhodes Scholar This Year
Cadet Daine Van de Wall is the only selection from any of the service academies this year.
Design Approved for Gulf War Memorial on National Mall
The effort to build a National Desert Storm Memorial on the National Mall passed a significant milestone last week.
A-10 Warthog Pilots Receive Distinguished Flying Crosses for Lifesaving Close Air Support
Twpo pilots were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
Lawmakers Call for Pentagon Investigation Into Navy Secretary's Firing
Democrats and Republicans are split on the Eddie Gallagher case and the Navy secretary's forced resignation.
Trump Ordered SecDef to Let SEAL Keep His Trident Pin
Esper said he followed a direct order from President Trump to halt action against Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher.
Even if All Goes Right with Overhaul, Veterans Still Face a Health Records Mess
The VA and Pentagon have not yet begun to address old bureaucratic turf wars on data sharing.
'Guardian Angels' Still Defending Against Insider Attacks in Afghanistan
"A lot of the Guardian Angel mission is to anticipate an opportunity for attack."
Russia, China Expected to Equip Iran With Fighters and Tanks When Arms Embargo Lifts
The country is continuing its drive to establish regional dominance.
Stopgap Bill Would Preserve Military Funding as Government Shutdown Looms
A bill was introduced in the House on Monday to keep the government running through Dec. 20.
Bills Would Award Congressional Gold Medal to Army Rangers of WWII
About 41 of the 7,000 Rangers who served in the war are still alive.
Most Popular Military News
Tricare Costs Changing in 2020
With the new year comes new insurance rates
Navy Changes Tour Lengths for 50,000 Sailors and Boosts Reenlistment Bonuses
20 ratings will have longer sea tours, 22 will see shorter sea tours and seven will have longer shore tours.
This Is the 2020 Veteran Disability Pay Raise
The official veteran disability pay raise rate increases are out -- but how much more will you get?
Criminal Cases Collapse in Alleged Marine Corps Human Smuggling and Drug Rings
The Marines' cases will be dealt with administratively, outside the military court system.
Navy Identifies Sailor Killed by Base Gate Runner
Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Jesus Temores, 23, was killed after a car crashed into his patrol vehicle at the base gate.
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Police: Man Faked Being an Army Criminal Investigation Agent
Eric Kappesser had pleaded guilty in 2017 for impersonating an FBI agent in Delaware.
Apache Pilot Killed in Afghanistan 'Gladly and Willingly' Accepted Risks of Deploying
Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle was killed last month when his attack helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
SEAL and Marine Raider Accused of Murdering Green Beret to Go on Trial Next Year
Both men face a maximum punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Sailor Who Killed 2 and Himself at Pearl Harbor Identified
The shooter was identified Thursday as 22-year-old G. Romero.
Virginia Man Accused of Running Base Gate Charged in Sailor's Death
Nathaniel Lee Campbell has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Petty Officer 3rd Class Oscar Jesus Temores.
Pearl Harbor Survivor Gets Hero's Welcome as He Arrives to Mark Attack's Anniversary
Today, Lou Conter is one of just three USS Arizona crew members still alive.
Air Force News
Air Force Eyes Lifting More Flight Restrictions for Pregnant Pilots
Air Force pilots know what to expect when they're expecting: a whole lot of time on the ground.
Fired Air Force Academy Commandant Plans to File Complaint
The former commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy plans to file a complaint over her firing earlier this year.
Air Force F-35 Simulator Will Let Pilots Fly in Formation, Talk to Other Aircraft
The U.S. Air Force will get its first F-35 Lightning II distributed mission training simulator system this spring.
Marine Corps News
Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Defense Contractor Defrauded Pentagon of $1.3 Billion in MRAP Deal
The company is accused of vastly overcharging for components of vehicles used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Marine Arrested by US Border Patrol, Accused of Bringing Migrants Across Border
The Marine is being held in civilian custody. Border Patrol and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are investigating.
Marine Vet Duncan Hunter Pleads Guilty in Campaign Finance Scandal
Former prosecutor Jason Forge said under the terms of the deal it’s likely Hunter will serve about a year in prison.
Coast Guard News
US Warship Seizes Suspected Iran Missile Parts Set for Yemen
A Navy warship has seized a "significant cache" of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen.
17 Migrants Rescued by Coast Guard After Trying to Enter US on Thanksgiving
Authorities removed 14 Haitian migrants and three Bahamian migrants.
WWII Veteran Returns Coast Guard Flag to Ship after Decades
Alex Obrizok, 96, decided to return the flag after meeting a women who recently served on the USS Tampa.