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.
US to Ramp Up Fight Against Taliban as Afghanistan War Enters 18th Year
The head of U.S. Central Command says that war against the Taliban will be stepped up following the collapse of peace talks.
Four Life-Saving Military Working Dogs Receive Prestigious Medals for Courage
Four military working dogs receive awards for service in combat zones.
Post-9/11 Vets Bear More Mental, Physical Battle Scars than Prior Generations: Pew Study
About half say they experienced post-traumatic stress, and half say they had trouble transitioning to civilian life.
Mattis: News of Aborted Plans for Camp David Talks with Taliban 'A Surprise'
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also said Afghanistan needs more "resources" following the collapse of peace talks.
Most Army Families Say They'd Move Off-Base If They Could to Escape Poor Housing
The Army Inspector General issued a bleak report on the poor housing conditions faced by military families.
Mattis Joins Advisory Group Run by Former Defense Secretary
Former Defense Secretary and Marine Gen. James Mattis joined a business advisory group.
Pentagon Suspends Mental Health Counseling Referral Services for DoD Civilians
The program, which also includes referrals for health care, legal and other support services, was suspended abruptly at the s...
Purple Heart Vets from Vietnam Could Win a Trip to Former Battlefields
The group's annual "Return to Vietnam" drawing is open until Nov. 29.
Staff at Charleston VA Ordered to Shelter in Place as Hurricane Dorian Approaches
Inpatient care units and the hospital's Emergency Department remain open, but all outpatient procedures have been canceled.
Pentagon Releases List of Military Construction Projects Paused to Fund Border Wall
The Pentagon may never recover the diverted $3.6 billion, officials said.
Mattis Still Has Concerns About Women Serving in Combat Units
The former defense secretary said more leadership guidance is necessary for the change to be implemented.
Mattis Warns Against Hasty Afghanistan Withdrawal, Avoids Criticizing Trump
"We're going to have to learn from our past," he said, pointing to the rise of ISIS when U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq.
VA Clinics in Southern States Close Ahead of Hurricane Dorian's Arrival
The VA canceled outpatient clinic appointments in Florida and South Georgia ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.
After Curing Hepatitis C in 100,000 Vets, VA Pushes for More Medical Breakthroughs
Liver disease can persist among patients even after they undergo the drug regimen for hepatitis C.
$200M National Museum of the US Army Will Open its Doors Next June
The museum, located at Fort Belvoir, will have free admission, but ticketing is still being worked out.
Most Popular Military News
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The Air Force's top enlisted leader said some airmen go to extremes, even starving themselves, to pass the tape test.
Air Force to Institute New Fitness Requirements for Commanders
Starting next week, commanders will be expected to stay in shape, according to Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein.
The Air Force Has Declared War on Hopelessness in the Ranks
Toxic leadership appears to contribute to "hopelessness," according to the top enlisted person and chief of staff.
This Osprey-Style Drone Could Help Marines Protect Navy Warships
The Marine Corps is considering using a massive drone not unlike its MV-22B Osprey to protect ships.
A Missing ID Card Spent 50 Years in Vietnam. Now It's Coming Home
How the card was discovered after 50 years missing is an unlikely story of serendipity.
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Navy Commander Accused of Rape Sentenced to Year in the Brig for Lesser Assault Charge
Neuhart pleaded guilty to charges of assault and behavior unbecoming of an officer on before a Navy judge in San Diego.
Lasers That Take Out Drones and Small Boats Could Be Mounted On More Navy Ships
Navy warship is getting a laser five times stronger than the one the service has tested in the past.
Navy Considers Opening Parts of Naval Air Station Oceana to Public
The Navy is considering opening parts of Naval Air Station Oceana to the public and leasing the land to private companies.
Air Force News
'Col. Ned Stark' Sounds Off on Air Force Promotion System Overhaul
Col. Jason Lamb, took the stage before a packed audience of airmen with Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly.
About 75 People Gather at Area 51 Gate, 1 Person Arrested
The "Storm Area 51" invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site.
For Air Force Drone Operators, Connection with Unmanned Aircraft Runs Deep
Air Force Col. Stephen Jones admits that having emotional ties to a drone may seem a bit strange to an outsider.
Marine Corps News
13 Marine Lance Corporals Charged in Connection with Major Human Smuggling Scheme
The 13 junior Marines, all based at Camp Pendleton, have been charged for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Beretta PMX Submachine Gun Makes US Debut at Modern Day Marine
Beretta Defense Technologies showed off a production model of its PMX submachine gun for the first time this week.
Marines Eyeing Futuristic Remote Turret for AAVs
This Remote Weapon System Spots Drones and Other Threats from Miles Away
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Commander Charged with Importing Narcotics
According to a complaint, James Silcox III received three shipments of Tramadol to post-office boxes over the summer.
Coast Guard Discovers Abandoned Panga Boat with 41 Bales of Marijuana
A helicopter crew was dispatched to conduct a search for possible people in distress.
Wreckage from Fatal Boat Fire Taken to Naval Base Ventura County
A ship-tracking website shows the barge that transported the Conception in Port Hueneme.