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.
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.
Problems with Military Housing Began Decades Ago, Manager Says
The crisis reflects a long history of neglect, the CEO of a company managing military housing said.
President Trump Honors Army POW Who Defied Nazi Demand to ID Jewish Troops
President Donald Trump honored the WWII heroism of Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds.
Families of Fallen Troops Often Face Their Hardest Battle Alone
Organizations like the Army Survivors Advisory Working Group are trying to make a difference for Gold Star Families.
Up to 600 Troops Now Set to Remain in Syria Indefinitely, Top General Says
The fight against ISIS continues.
Here’s Where President Donald Trump Will Spend Veterans Day
He won’t be attending the traditional wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington Cemetery.
Trump Delivers a Salute to Veterans at Historic NYC Parade
President Trump paid tribute to all Americans who have worn a uniform, from the Revolution through present-day conflicts.
Trump's Intervention in Military Legal Cases Could Strain Relations with Allies: Official
"Our allies and partners know that our people will be held to account for their actions and their behavior."
Marine Held Hostage by Iran Reflects on Heroic Rescue Attempt 40 Years Later
Former Marine Sgt. Rocky Sickmann honored the troops who died trying to rescue him and 51 others in the Iran hostage crisis.
Troops Will Keep Guarding Syrian Oil, But US Won't Keep Profits, Pentagon Says
The U.S. continues to support the Syrian Democratic Forces, officials said.
These Are the Best Cities for Veterans to Live, Buy a Home
The results from two separate surveys are in.
VA Taking Note of ‘Alarming’ Burn Pit Trends in WWP Survey
The VA needs more scientific evidence before approving benefits for burn pit exposures.
Baghdadi May Have Fired Back at US Troops Before Exploding Suicide Vest: CENTCOM Commander
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi possibly fired at U.S. troops before exploding a suicide vest, Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said.
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New Commissary, Exchange Access Delayed for Many Veterans
Disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients won't see on-base access for commissaries and exchange stores any time soon.
'Black Hawk Down' Veteran Dies at Age 64
James McMahon served 16 years in the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment and then later as a member of the elite Delta Force.
The Most Muscular Unit in the Marine Corps Is Accepting Applications
If you can squat more than 300 pounds -- and then do it again nine more times -- the Marines may have an elite job for you.
Trump Restores Rank to SEAL, Grants Clemency for Soldiers in War Zone Crimes Cases
"As the President has stated, 'when our soldiers have to fight for our country, I want to give them the confidence to fight.'...
Buttigieg Touts Military Service, Wary of Overstating Role
Pete Buttigieg is careful not to call himself a combat veteran even as he notes the danger he faced.
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They also allow a soldier to access tactical information without taking an eye off the battlefield.
Army Providing Security for Vindman During Probe
An official says the Army and local law enforcement are providing security as he testifies during the impeachment hearing.
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As a 400-pound explosive resounds in the distance, a tiny St. Francis Satyr butterfly flits among the splotchy leaves.
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US Navy Carrier Transits Strait of Hormuz After Deployment
The U.S. Navy says the USS Abraham Lincoln transited the strait on Tuesday, making its way to the Persian Gulf.
As Gallagher Faces Loss of Trident, Lawyers Claim SEAL Brass Showed Contempt for Trump
Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher's high-profile legal battle has been fraught with controversy.
Air Force News
Arctic Survival Kit for Air Force F-35 Pilots Surprises Developers During Way-Below-Zero Trial
The kit kept subjects reasonably warm for six hours in temperatures that dropped below minus 65.
Air Force Leader Who Wrote Essay About Respecting Subordinates Fired for Disrespecting Subordinates
The command chief of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, was removed from his position last month.
The Air Force Could Retire These 8 Fighter Planes and Bombers
Some think that getting rid of the old stuff to make room for the new makes sense.
Marine Corps News
Ruling Threatens Smuggling Cases Against Camp Pendleton Marines
Marine Corps prosecutors were scrambling Tuesday to save numerous cases tied to a human smuggling investigation.
On Eve of Funeral, Marine's Widow Remains in Limbo
As a last-ditch measure, a law firm now plans to send a cease-and-desist letter on her behalf to the funeral home.
Attorney Calls on US Marine Deserter to Turn Himself In
Michael Alexander Brown is wanted for questioning in the murder of his mother's boyfriend.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guardsman Charged with Murder Released from Brig amid Change in Charges
Seaman Ethan W. Tucker was arrested August 28 after a Coast Guard investigation into the death of Seaman Ethan Kelch.
Coast Guard Moves Alabama Training After Swimmers Fall Ill
News outlets report training has been moved from Mobile Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
Coast Guard Seizes Shocking $69 Million Worth of Cocaine from Drug-Running Sub
Video shows the crew of the Cutter Harriet Lane removing 5,000 pounds of cocaine from the semi-submersible vessel.