ProPublica: The Navy Is Withholding Court Records in a High-Profile Ship Fire Case

ProPublica: The Navy Is Withholding Court Records in a High-Profile Ship Fire Case. “Despite a 2016 law requiring more transparency of court-martials, the U.S. Navy is refusing to release nearly all court documents in a high-profile case in which a sailor faces life in prison. Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays, 21, has been charged with aggravated arson and hazarding a vessel in the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. Mays has maintained his innocence.”

Marine Corps Times: Military, veterans learn to fight disinformation campaigns

Marine Corps Times: Military, veterans learn to fight disinformation campaigns. “While much of the conversation about social media and the military recently has focused on the specific concern around extremist radicalization, more garden-variety disinformation is also a growing issue. Disinformation can undermine critical thinking, sow confusion and suspicion, and threaten unit cohesion and force readiness. But the scope and unusual nature of the problem means it is difficult to protect troops.”

Fold3: New British Royal Air Force Records!

Fold3: New British Royal Air Force Records! . “We are pleased to announce a new collection of military records from the United Kingdom. The UK, British Air Force Lists, 1919-1945 contains a list of people who served in the British Royal Air Force between the end of the First and Second World Wars.”

Rutgers University: VA Taps Rutgers Professor to Build Database Linking Veteran Ailments to Exposure From Burn Pits

Rutgers University: VA Taps Rutgers Professor to Build Database Linking Veteran Ailments to Exposure From Burn Pits. “Scott Parrott, a Rutgers professor with more than 30 years of experience in methodology and statistics, will work with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to create a database of evidence linking toxic exposure to burn pits to diseases such as cancer.”

Army Times: Army schoolhouses dive into new social media trainings

Army Times: Army schoolhouses dive into new social media trainings. “New training tools, classes and exercise scenarios are coming into play at all levels of the professional military education system, from basic training to special courses tailored for general officers. To get a sense of where the Army might go next with social media in its schoolhouses, Army Times interviewed TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Hendrex and other officials developing social media training programs across the command.”

Geneanet: War of 1812 Pension Index Is Online!

Geneanet: War of 1812 Pension Index Is Online!. “Geneanet volunteers have completed indexing the National Archives War Of 1812 Pension Index dataset! Learn how this collection can help you locate ancestors who volunteered or were conscripted during the 1812-1815 war between the United States and Great Britain, including its colony Canada.”

Associated Press: Thai archival find may resolve fate of missing WWII US flyer

Associated Press: Thai archival find may resolve fate of missing WWII US flyer. “In 2011, massive floods that hit the country inundated Thailand’s Air Force Museum in Bangkok. There was concern its archives might be damaged by mold. Retired Thai Air Chief Marshal Sakpinit Promthep, who indulged his passion for Second World War history by working part-time in the archival section, spent months afterward going through its files one by one to check their condition. That’s how he found himself looking at a faded document from a musty, dusty folder. It was a handwritten police officer’s report dated November 1944. It detailed the crash of a U.S. P-38 plane, reported to have been struck by lightning during a storm.”

Marine Corps Times: New social media, electronics policies likely on the way for Marines

Marine Corps Times: New social media, electronics policies likely on the way for Marines. “The Marine Corps is about to release a document codifying ‘information’ as a war-fighting function ― and that’s likely to have direct implications for how Marines are told to conduct themselves online. As Russia and Ukraine wage a conflict in which misinformation and disinformation play a central role, top-echelon Marine leaders want troops and commanders to be clear on how information affects every part of war-fighting and decision-making.”

Fold3: Introducing the New Fold3® Gallery and Tags!

Fold3: Introducing the New Fold3® Gallery and Tags!. “We’ve launched a beta version of a new Fold3® Gallery and Tag experience! The new Gallery and Tag feature gives researchers a powerful new tool to organize Fold3 records, Memorials, photographs, and documents. Now you can create custom tags that allow you to tag records and organize them into groups that can be quickly recalled.”

Penn State: Clearinghouse provides searchable database of evidence-based programs

Penn State: Clearinghouse provides searchable database of evidence-based programs . “The Clearinghouse has created a Continuum of Evidence to assist individuals in identifying evidence-based programs that can be used to improve the health and well-being of military and civilian families. The Continuum is a free, interactive, searchable database of more than 1,300 programs that address a wide variety of family concerns and mental health issues such as parenting, financial literacy, alcohol/drugs/tobacco use and misuse, sexual assault, anxiety, trauma, and depression.”

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive . “Hill AFB’s history has been preserved and now it’s offered free to anyone with computer access. Hill’s base newspaper, the Hilltop Times, and its predecessor, the Hill Fielder is available online in a searchable database offered by the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library.” This looks like an extension of the access that was first established in 2018.

Syracuse University: IVMF Digital Library Launched

Syracuse University: IVMF Digital Library Launched. “Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), Syracuse University Libraries and the School of Information Studies (iSchool) partnered to create and launch the IVMF Digital Library… It includes IVMF-authored publications and research, as well as curated collections of external research, articles and information from reputable sources. The digital library was developed for veteran entrepreneurs, employers of veterans and policymakers as a single source, open access information resource.”

Fold3: Introducing Our Collection of Morning Reports

Fold3: Introducing Our Collection of Morning Reports. “Morning reports are company-level reports that were filled out each day to reflect status changes for personnel assigned to that unit. These changes may include transfers, disciplinary actions, battle wounds, leaves, and those who were sick in quarters. We have just added a new collection, U.S. Morning Reports 1912-1946. This growing collection contains 2.33 million records with additional records coming. We currently have morning reports through the year 1939.”

For nation: 330,000 online memorials unlock individual stories of our First World War ANZACs (Mirage News)

Mirage News: For nation: 330,000 online memorials unlock individual stories of our First World War ANZACs. “The individual wartime journeys of over 330,000 Australian men and women who volunteered to serve overseas in the First World War are revealed for the first time in an ambitious family history project launched today…. Australian War Stories by Memories enables descendants to search for a loved one… and receive a free online memorial of their wartime journey: from enlistment, to training, embarkation and beyond.” From the front page it looks like you have to provide information like your name, email, and postcode before you can submit a search.

Washington Post: Sinking of Russian warship raises tense questions about fate of crew

Washington Post: Sinking of Russian warship raises tense questions about fate of crew. “Russia confirmed that the ship sank but said only that it had been damaged by ‘heavy storms’ and a fire that caused ammunition on board to detonate. On April 14, the Russian defense ministry said all crew members were evacuated. The authorities have not confirmed any dead or wounded. But several families are now contradicting this claim in Russian media reports and on social media. Social media groups uniting mothers of Russian soldiers deployed in Ukraine are filling up with photos and pleas from parents looking for their missing sons.”