This week in the military, some justice is on the horizon for veterans affected by toxic exposure as legislation moves through Congress; three veterans have gone missing in Ukraine, with two feared captured by Russian forces; and changes to the military justice system see new light in Congress’ annual defense bill. Military.com also discovered that five of the 31 Patriot Front extremists arrested in Idaho last week have ties to the military.
Sailors practice using aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) during a demonstration on June 15, 2022. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Riley McDowell/U.S. Navy photo)
Two F-35s fly over the Baltic Sea region on June 16, 2022, in a demonstration of assurance to NATO allies. (U.S. Air National Guard/Master Sgt. Ryan Campbell)
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A military working dog barks during a demonstration for Todd Gurley, a former NFL running back who toured Andersen Air Force Base in Guam on June 11, 2022. (Airman 1st Class Lauren Clevenger/U.S. Air Force)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Orin Olds defuses inert training mines. (Lt. Tyler Baldino/U.S. Navy)
Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Kainoa Luning, a UH-60 helicopter repairer, poses with googly eyes at Hilo, Hawaii, on June 12, 2022. (Pfc. Tonia Ciancanelli/U.S. Army)