Tango Alpha Lima: Take me to the Pilot
April 1st, 2020
46 mins 50 secs
About this Episode
Someone is getting their hands dirty
Mark Seavey (CV) takes aim at a Purell pandemic profiteer
Today is National Medal of Honor Day.
Jeff Daly asks the crew about their favorite Medal of Honor story.
Most of the country is now in lockdown, how are veterans dealing with the tactical pause of life.
Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado gives the low-down on surviving a lock-down.
From the Navy Times: Navy medicine personnel embark 7th Fleet ships to test for COVID-19 at sea
From Bloomberg News: The Navy is having toilet troubles.
From the Marine Corps Times: Better have a fresh haircut Marines, the barbershops across the Corps are still running
From the Air Force Times: Air Force delays fitness assessment testing, thanks to COVID-19 pandemic
From Air Force Magazine: So, Space Force has their own meteorologists
From the Washington Post: U.S. combats martial law conspiracy theories as the National Guard assists in coronavirus response
- Airman attempts to corner the market on hand sanitizer, ends up taking a bath. — It takes a unique perspective to witness the suffering of innocent people and think, "How can I turn this into a profitable enterprise?" That's where Matt Colvin comes in. The 36-year-old former Air Force tech sergeant has, in the past, turned an annual profit that has reportedly exceeded $100,000 while buying and selling trendy items at significantly marked-up prices. So, when Matt and his brother Noah caught wind of the first coronavirus-related fatality in the US, they got to work, hitting every store in the vicinity of their Chattanooga, Tennessee, home, leaving in their wake barren shelves that used to hold products vital to those in need.
- Navy medicine personnel embark 7th Fleet ships to test for COVID-19 at sea — The Navy has deployed several medical teams and is now conducting laboratory batch testing for COVID-19 aboard three 7th Fleet ships: aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, amphibious assault ship America, and the 7th Fleet’s flagship, amphibious command ship Blue Ridge.
- The Navy is having toilet troubles.
- Better have a fresh haircut Marines, the barbershops across the Corps are still running — Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no excuse to not have a fresh haircut come Monday morning formation, just be sure to practice that social distancing while waiting to get that high-and-tight cut. AsCOVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., the Corps has taken a number of precautions to slow the spread to include closing and restricting a number of amenities from gyms, restaurants, movie theaters and other entertainment services. But still rolling strong across a number of major Marine Corps bases from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Quantico, Virginia, to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, are installation barbershops
- Air Force delays fitness assessment testing, thanks to COVID-19 pandemic
- So, Space Force has their own meteorologists — Weather experts at Florida’s Space Coast will feel the pinch of an increasingly crowded launch schedule as higher demand requires more forecasting services. Employees of the Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron include civilian launch weather officers who are tasked to work with a particular launch provider like United Launch Alliance or SpaceX, Active-duty personnel who fill in as needed on launch days, and enlisted forecasters who work around the clock.
- U.S. combats martial law conspiracy theories as the National Guard assists in coronavirus response — The Defense Department’s response to the coronavirus outbreak has expanded to include not only the expected deployment of tens of thousands of National Guardsmen, but also a growing effort to stamp out conspiracy theories that the United States will adopt martial law.