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.
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.
Alarming VA Report Totals Decade of Veteran Suicides
The VA released a report Friday showing that more than 60,000 veterans died by suicide from 2008-17.
It's Official: AMVETS Will Hold Memorial Day Rally in D.C. to Replace 'Rolling Thunder'
AMVETS will sponsor a "Rolling Thunder"-style motorcycle rally next Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C.
US Troops Deploying to Saudi Arabia, UAE to Counter Iran
The U.S. will send a few hundred troops and air defense measures to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to counter Iran...
The Drought Is Over: Pentagon Spokesman Holds 1st Formal Press Briefing
Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Hoffman's predecessors had not held an on-the-record briefing since May 2018.
US Has No Immediate Plans to Boost Forces to Counter Iran: Pentagon
The U.S. is awaiting a final assessment from the Saudis on "where they believe the attacks came from."
West Point Grad Esper Fields Tough Question on Army-Air Force Game Loyalties
Defense Secretary Mark Esper feigned neutrality Wednesday on the upcoming Army-Air Force football game.
AFSOC's 'Ultimate Battle Plane' Now Operating in Afghanistan
The new AC-130J "Ghostrider" gunship has begun combat missions in Afghanistan.
Air Force Wing Ready for Disaster Response Worldwide 'Anytime, Anywhere'
The 621st Contingency Response Wing has the mission to set up or restore airfields in disaster response.
SecDef Esper: The Military's Next Big Fight May Start in Space
The U.S. military needs to move quickly to stand up U.S. Space Force as a military branch, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
1st Female Airman to Earn Ranger Tab Is Now Training for Disaster Response
She made history. Now, she's training to make a difference.
Special Forces Soldier Identified as Latest Combat Death in Afghanistan
The soldier killed in Afghanistan on Monday has been identified as Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Griffin.
Lockheed, Aerojet Rocketdyne Working on a Mach 5 Cruise Missile
The arms race in hypersonics has become a major concern for the Air Force.
The Story of Rick Rescorla, Vietnam Vet and 9/11 Hero
The late Army Col. Rick Rescorla acted heroically as a civilian in the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
Most Popular Military News
Marines Test Nonlethal Mortar Round for Crowd Control
They may not be deadly, but some of the nonlethal weapons the Marine Corps is working on look pretty devastating.
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.
This Tiny Thermal Weapons Optic with Red Dot Is Designed for Close Combat
The Close Quarter Thermal takes two CR-123 batteries, weighs approximately one pound and currently costs about $10,000.
Latest Military Videos
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Jim Miller of Sarcos and Tom Russell of NEXLOG talk about the applications of their new prototype exoskeleton suit.
Fort Jackson Soldier Dies Preparing for Training Drill, Officials Say
Providence Hospital staff said the 18-year-old Army recruit's death was not heat-related.
Trial Ordered for SEAL and Marine Charged in Green Beret's Death
An admiral referred the charges against SEAL Tony DeDolph and Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez to a court-martial hearing.
World War II Veteran, Who Met Patton Twice, Turns 100
Leonard Kieley was a commander of a tank company serving in Gen. George S. Patton's famous 4th Armored Division.
Iran Vows to Lead Gulf Security, as US Sends More Troops
President Rouhani warned that the presence of foreign forces could cause problems for the world's "energy security."
Cost of Double-Lining Underground Fuel Storage Tanks Isn't Justified, Navy Says
The report notes that double-walling the tanks is expected to cost 10 times more than the current option.
Air Force News
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
Former Top Enlisted Marine Warns Leaders to Watch Social Media Misbehavior
Green said leaders must stay plugged into what's happening on social media.
Marine Corps Finds Unprofessional Command Led to Fatal Midair Crash that Killed 6
A report found that inadequate training also contributed to a deadly refueling mission; four leaders were fired.
Coast Guard News
Judge Refuses to Toss Coast Guard Officer's Gun Charges
The ruling paves the way for Christopher Hasson to be tried on all four counts in his indictment.
Coast Guard Offloads 6 Tons of Cocaine, Worth About $435M
Four cutters intercepted a total of eight drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean over the past three months
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.