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.
Mattis to Iran: Don't Even Think About Taking Us On
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Iran against blaming the U.S. for a terror attack that killed at least 25.
'Never Forget Our Duty:' Mattis Says Push to Bring MIA Troops Home Continues
The defense secretary hailed the sacrifice of the missing at a Pentagon ceremony.
After $23M Spent, Plans for Vietnam Wall Education Center Have Been Scrapped
"Since the idea was developed in early 2001, the world is a very different place."
General: Pentagon Caught 'Flat-Footed' by Trump Tweets on Transgender Ban
The Pentagon was blindsided by President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender individuals serving in the military.
VA Sends Mobile Units to North Carolina to Aid Veterans After Hurricane
The mobile units offer care and prescriptions in areas still shut down by storm damage.
Trump IDs First 2 Soldiers Among Remains Returned by North Korea
"These HEROES are home, they may Rest In Peace, and hopefully their families can have closure," Trump said in a Tweet.
Space Force Still an Unfunded Concept as Pentagon Grasps for a Plan
"We're really wrestling with the 'how,' " Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said.
Trump Open to Proposed 'Fort Trump' in Poland
The possibility of opening a U.S. base in Poland is being explored if that country can come up with the necessary funding.
US Gave No Support to Israeli Airstrikes That Led to Russian Aircraft Shootdown
The U.S. had no oversight or forewarning of the strikes that led to the plane’s downing off Syria, a military spokesman said....
VA Struggles to Restore Services in Storm-Ravaged North Carolina
The aftermath of Hurricane Florence has devastated VA services in North Carolina.
Bill Would Grant Enlisted MoH Recipients, POWs Same Arlington Honors as Officers
The only former POW in Congress is backing the bill.
Paralyzed Vets Want to Crack Down on Airlines over Broken, Lost Wheelchairs
Paralyzed veterans are suing for better air travel for the disabled.
Drug-Running, Lax Opioid Testing Found in VA's Residential Treatment Programs
Poor oversight and failures in testing led to two fentanyl overdoses last year at a VA residential treatment program.
VA Evacuates Hundreds of Patients, Closes Hospitals as It Braces for Hurricane
The department is also working to make sure disability checks go out if flooding disrupts the mail service.
White House Ally Inhofe Succeeds McCain as Senate Armed Services Chair
The move could to put the influential committee on friendlier terms with the White House
Most Popular Military News
Pueblo Crew Tells Trump to Bring Their Warship Home from North Korea
The still-commissioned Navy warship remains on the Potong River as a museum piece in North Korea's capital.
For Some Soldiers, New, Tougher Army Fitness Test a Jarring Wake-Up Call
The new Army Combat Fitness Test has eliminated age-specific scoring.
Five Doctors Out at Minneapolis VA Over Bio-pharma Improprieties
VA proposed terminating all five doctors, but each of them opted to resign or retire.
Latest Military Videos
Army Astronaut Prepares for December Launch
One soldier is proving childhood dreams can come true as she prepares to launch into space for her first time.
Soldiers Recount Memorable Moments from Mandatory Weekend Safety Briefs
The warnings given to soldiers at weekend and holiday safety briefings in recent decades are the stuff of Army lore.
New Rules: High-and-Tights for Sailors Who Serve With Marines
Navy corpsmen will no longer be exempt from Marine first sergeants' orders to police their mustaches.
Naval Academy's Cybersecurity Program Receives Accreditation
The U.S. Naval Academy's cyber operations program has been formally accredited.
Air Force News
Boeing Wins Air Force Contract to Replace UH-1N Huey Helicopters
The U.S. Air Force has picked Boeing to build the replacement for its UH-1N Huey at a cost of approximately $2.38 billion.
Air Force to Debut New OCP Uniform on Oct. 1
The U.S. Air Force is on track to begin distributing its new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform beginning Oct. 1.
Air Force Refueling Mission Over Horn of Africa Holds Steady
As of Aug. 31, Air Force tankers had conducted 2,919 sorties and offloaded 92.3 million pounds of fuel to coalition fighters.
Marine Corps News
New Regs Mean Marines Will Have a Harder Time Passing Fitness Tests Next Year
Marines will face several new standards next year that will make it harder to pass their physical and combat fitness tests....
Marine Found Guilty of Stealing from Toys for Tots Will Serve Almost 3 Years
A former Marine who used his position as a Toys for Tots coordinator to make payments to himself will serve 33 months.
3 Marines Killed in Vietnam War to Be Buried at Arlington
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of the three men will be buried as a group.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Members Talk About Being a Rescue Swimmer
Rescue swimmers are a critical part of the response effort to hurricanes, flying around in helicopters in search of people.
Paddlers Sue Coast Guard over Limited Potomac Access While Trump Golfs
Paddlers are suing the Coast Guard in response to a policy that closes part of the Potomac River when the president golfs.
Coast Guard Academy Officials Say Air Conditioning Caused Mold in Dorms
Mold is growing in several rooms in Chase Hall, the main residence hall on the Coast Guard Academy's campus.