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.
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Bills have been introduced in Congress to review whether Medals of Honor were denied to African-American troops in WWWI.
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The jump comes as more women pursue careers in the military.
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The Defense Department has made tweaks to enhance job opportunities for military spouses.
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The VA is making changes after a 2016 Supreme Court ruling.
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But the jobless rate for veterans in March was the lowest recorded for that month since 2000.
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"The 11th Order," a short film chronicling the selfless heroism of two Marines in Iraq, gets its first screening in May.
VA Struggles to Curb 'Parking Lot' Suicides at Its Own Facilities
The VA's top health official urged Americans to put the VA crisis line on speed-dial in the effort to curb veteran suicides.
SOCOM Commander: Special Ops Needs Light Attack Aircraft
The new commander of SOCOM wants light attack aircraft to back his forces on the ground.
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Airman Called in Danger-Close Fire Missions on Night Raid to Earn Silver Star
Air Force Special Ops Tech. Sgt. Cam Kelsch will receive the Silver and Bronze Stars for his actions in Afghanistan.
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In total, Camp Lejeune needs $3.5 billion in repairs and reconstruction, Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said.
Here Are All the Government Programs that Help Vets with Jobs and Benefits
A watchdog agency has come up with a list of 45 government programs to aid veterans.
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Marine Corps News
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