A Pink Floyd Germany album cover and a warthog enjoying the sunset

This week in the army, disabled veterans and retired military will see a substantial increase of 8.7% in monthly checks for next year as the Biden administration battles inflation; the sergeant major of the ArmyMichael A. Grinston, announced this week that soldiers will see changes to the rules regarding the Army’s combat fitness test, namely that if a soldier scores enough points, they will waive the body composition test; earlier this week, Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said officials should stay out of online ‘culture wars’ while the service relies on the presence of a leader on social media and a general officer whose retirement has been delayed because of it – but in a statement released a few days later, Wormuth admitted that leaders should fight against online abuse; and new details have emerged regarding the death of Navy SEAL candidate Kyle Mullen this provided a disturbing insight into the implementation of the elite course.

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A sailor in his natural habitat during an amphibious raid exercise with Philippine Marines. (Lance Cpl. Michael Taggart/US Marine Corps photo)

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An air National Guard C-17 takes off during an exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. (Airman 1st Class Julia Lebens/US Aviation Photo)

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North Macedonian soldiers conduct ‘fire fobia’ training during a joint multinational exercise in Germany. (Spc. Leonard Beckett/US Army photo)

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A ROK serviceman spits fire at the Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo in South Korea. (Pfc. Joon Hyeok Park/US Army Photo)

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An Air Force Reserve A-10 rests on the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona at sunset. (Airman 1st Class Devlin Bishop/US Air Force photo)

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