Michelle Black is a mother of two boys, a Gold Star wife, and the author of Sacrifice: The Green Berets, a Fateful Ambush, and a Gold Star Widow’s Fight for the Truth (G.P. Putnam’s Sons; May 10, 2022).
As the first woman in her family to graduate high school, she attended California Polytechnic State University where she graduated with a degree in environmental sciences and horticulture.
Michelle has a passion for writing. She has been published in various newspapers and magazines to include the New York Times, The Daily Beast, and Task & Purpose. She lives in Washington State.
JULY and AUG 2022 Prayer Request for LTC Nguyen, 93rd BST
Prayer Request for
LTC Jimmy Nguyen Commanding Officer, 93rd BST
USV-JSC Sustainment Command
United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command
and Chaplain Corps
Eternal Father, we call upon your mighty name as we pray for LTC Jimmy Nguyen. LTC Nguyen was diagnosed with Nasal Cancer.
Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon your blessed name and we pray for your merciful heart to surround LTC Jimmy Nguyen with love, strength, and courage and we ask Your hands to touch this Nasal Cancer with the power of healing. May he be directed to the right treatment in Your blessed name as we ask You Lord to represent the physicians, nurses, and medical care aids and administer them in Your spirits. May every cancerous cell be cast out and replaced with good ones. May every spot of this deadly cell be wiped out to never return by Your powerful hands. May his healing be quick and restored to perfect health.
4 JULY 2022 Legislative Affairs Command
Independence Day Parade Edmonds, WA
Edmonds, WA Independence Day Parade, July 4, 2022.
LAC members: MG Raymond W. Coffey, CG; CPT Michael Middleton, Aide -de-Camp, SFC Ellie Middleton, Admin/Comp.
PFC Mike Middleton (Son of CPT Middleton) Home on Leave.
4 JULY 2022 10th RC and 101st BCT 4th of July Parade Kirkland, WA
CMSgt Edwin Tablet, MG John Natterstad, Colonel Peter Truong, Sgt. Abdol Sales, Sgt. Hoi Le, Sgt. Phann Leang. Major Sam Nguyen, Mr. Kiet Nguyen Owner of Kiet Auto Bodyshop and his Son. Mrs. Van Nguyen unit supporters and her Son.
4 JULY 2022 103rd BCT 4th of July Parade and Car Show in Bothell, WA
LtCol Jibri Rashid from the 103rd BCT was the MC for the car show awards presentation. Standing to his right is his son, SGT Rashid, who was assisting with handing out the trophies for the winners.
In the foreground is Mr. Morrison from the VFW.
LtCol Rashid from the 103rd BCT standing in front of his car, which was the winner in its category at the Bothell 4th of July car show.
LtCol Rashid is active in the Mission 22 program.
Mission 22 is a veterans suicide prevention program that also supports veterans and their families with treatment programs for post traumatic stress, brain injuries, and other challenges.
4 JULY 2022 Task Force: Montagnard in Raleigh, NC
The US Volunteers of Task Force: MONTAGNARD took time out to socialize and commemorate our Nation's Birthday, 4 July.
18 JUNE 2022 Thunderbird & Whale Emergency Exercise 2022
Thunderbird and Whale is part of a National Level Exercise using a 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Washington and Oregon. The United States Volunteers - Joint Services Command was invited by the National Tribal Emergency Management Council to conduct Ground Support training and establish Joint Operations Centers California, Washington State, Florida, and Virginia with HAM communications support.
This will be the first National Level Exercise planned and implemented by the Tribes in US history. The Thunder Run portion of TW22 will be the largest General Aviation mission of this type ever performed in the US.
18 JUNE 2022 TW22 ESF#2 Support for USV-JSC
National Headquarters, Palmdale, CA
10th RC JOC (Joint Operation Center) in Snohomish, WA., MG John Natterstad Commanding
Chaplain Olen Crowe, 10th RC Chaplain, and 102nd BCT with Brig Gen Tim Gunn Commanding at Grove, WA, Airfield
102nd BCT at Grove, WA, Airfield
101st and 103rd BCT at Arlington, WA, Airfield with BG Miller Commanding
14 JUNE 2022 103rd BCT Conducted a Mass Casualty Exercise at Farmer Frog
The 103rd BCT conducted a mass casualty exercise at Farmer Frog.
In the picture is BG Miller and LT Nenno.
11 JUNE 2022 USV-JSC Sustainment Command
COL Tang In, Chief of Staff, and US Volunteers of the USV-JSC Sustainment Command bid farewell to COL Tang In's father, San Diego, CA.Volunteers of the USV-JSC Sustainment Command bid farewell to COL Tang In's father, San Diego, CA.
30 MAY 2022 92nd BST Memorial Day Parade, Phoenix, AZ
The 92nd BST, USV-JSC Sustainment Command, marched proudly in the Memorial Day Parade at the Phoenix, AZ, Veterans National Cemetery.
The 92nd BST, USV-JSC Sustainment Command, led by MAJ Viet Nguyen,
honored the deceased US Veterans on Memorial Day, in the Phoenix, AZ parade.
The Command represented the US Volunteers-Joint Services Command professionally. Well done.
30 MAY 2022 Task Force: DELTA Memorial Day Parade, Charlotte, NC
Task Force: DELTA Commanded by BG Nham Duong
participated in the Memorial Day Parade in Charlotte, NC.
Duty well done. We are proud of you.
30 MAY 2022 103rd BCT Memorial Day Event, Edmonds, WA
US Volunteers of BG Miller's Command, the 103rd BCT,
participated in the Memorial Day Event, Edmonds, WA.
From right to left: SMSgt Torguson, USAFVR; SFC Johnson, USAVR; Sgt Cruz, USMCVR; SFC Tizo, USAVR.
Looking good and standing tall representing the US Volunteers-Joint Services Command! They made us proud.
24 MAY 2022 2022 Maritime Leadership Symposium
RDML Whitaker, J3, National HQ, USV-JSC, attended the 2022 Maritime Leadership Symposium, The Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA 24 May 22. VADM Koehler, Cdr, 3d Fleet, RDML Watkins, Dep Cdr, 3d Fleet and RDML J. Whitaker.
21 MAY 2022 101st BCT Change of Command
Col Peter Truong assumes Command of the 101st Brigade Coordination Team, 10th Regional Command.
19 MAY 2022 Tahoma National Cemetery
LEFT TO RIGHT: Oregon Bagpiper, Brig Gen Tim Gunn, SFC Ellie Middleton, MG Natterstad, 1SG Kiet Hua, CPT Middleton, MG Coffey, MajGen Korte, COL Pham, COL Ridge, Oregon Bagpiper and Drummer.
James Flexer was the oldest brother of General Korte. He was a Marine, 2nd Mar Division, and did 3 tours in Vietnam where he received the Purple Heart.
Supporting General Korte was the 101st BCT. 102nd BCT, 10th RC, and the LAC
17 MAY 2022 Task Force: DELTA Conducts a Formal Promotion Ceremony
BG Nham, Commanding General, Task Force: DELTA conducts a formal promotion ceremony.
Member of Task Force: DELTA participates in the Soldiers' Cross Ceremony.
09 MAY 2022 USV-JSC Sustainment Command Rifle Team
06 MAY 2022 103rd BCT
103rd BCT and VFW Post 3348 planting 200 fruit trees for NW Tribal Emergency Management and Farmer Frog for future food distribution program. A sustainable fresh food initiative by the NTEMC.
01 MAY 2022 USV-JSC Sustainment Command 92nd BST and 93rd BST
USV-JSC Sustainment Command 93rd BST
with LTG Baumann and Mrs. Baumann
USV-JSC Sustainment Command 92nd BST
with LTG Baumann and Mrs. Baumann
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the government couldn't guarantee its
veterans an honorable military
send-off, well, they'd just have to
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Major General Mark
Major General Mark E. Smith,
Civil Air Patrol
The US Volunteers-Joint
Services Command (USV-JSC)
sends congratulations to the
newly appointed National
Commander of the Civil Air
Patrol (CAP), Major General
Mark E. Smith.
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