This week in the military, the Afghan Adjustment Act – a bill meant to provide more permanency for Afghan allies and their families evacuated after the fall of Kabul – is facing pushback in Congress as veterans hold 24/7 protests outside of the Capitol. The sailor accused of burning down a Navy ship in 2020 was acquitted; the new Space Force song received mixed reviews; and military health care is dropping thousands of pharmacies next month.
Episode 6 of Fire Watch is out today: The Proof of Service that Sailors Just Can’t Get on Time. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts.
High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launch across the Baltic Sea during a military exercise in Latvia. (Spc. Ellison Schuman/U.S. Army photo)
Sparky the Fire Dog stands by as Air Force Col. Ronald D. Schochenmaier, vice commander of the 18th Wing, signs the 2022 Fire Prevention Proclamation in Japan – probably under duress from the looks of it. (Tech. Sgt. Micaiah Anthony/U.S. Air Force photo)
A sailor assigned to the USS Gonzalez embraces their partner after returning from deployment. (Mass Communication 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/U.S. Navy photo)
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Sailors pop what looks like spicy champagne – or fire pencil flares, as they are officially called – on the USS Paul Ignatius during a training exercise. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau/U.S. Navy photo)
An airman applies “moulage” to her leg to simulate a wound during training. (Kemberly Groue/U.S. Air Force photo)
A Marine high-fives a student at a preschool in Okinawa, Japan, during a “language and culture” exchange community event. (Lance Cpl. Bridgette Rodriguez/U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Sailors … hangin’ out … during the “climbing evolution” portion of a promotion ceremony. (Seaman Andrea Wilson/U.S. Navy photo)
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