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McMaster's Tank Battle in Iraq May Shape Advice in New Role

Twenty-six years after being awarded a Silver Star, Lt. Gen. McMaster has been selected to serve as national security adviser.

Nation's Largest Military Shipbuilder Plans to Hire 3,000

The nation's largest military shipbuilder says it plans to hire 3,000 workers in Virginia this year.

Police Officer Who Killed Woman During Training Exercise Charged With Manslaughter

News from Florida: PUNTA GORDA, Florida — The police chief of a Florida Gulf Coast town and one of his officers have been charged in connection with the accidental fatal shooting of a woman last year at a citizen’s police academy. In August, Punta Gorda police Officer Lee Coel fired the fatal shot during a […]

To rule the waves: US eyes large-scale navy revamp plan

According to US military and defense experts, the country’s navy needs a deep modernization in order to be able to counter the emerging threats and challenges. During a recent visit to United States Central Command in Florida, President Donald Trump said: “Our Navy is at a point almost as low as World War I. That’s

USAF C-5Ms deliver Army helicopters to Europe

A contingent of Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, delivered by two Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxies, arrived here Feb. 22 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. OAR is a tangible demonstration of the United States’ commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the region, while providing reassurance to NATO allies and regional partners. Through multinational

Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionise future battlefields

ithin the next fifty years, scientists at BAE Systems believe that battlefield commanders could deploy a new type of directed energy laser and lens system, called a Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens which is capable of enhancing commanders’ ability to observe adversaries’ activities over much greater distances than existing sensors. At the same time, the lens

RAAF to Test Skills in High-End Air Warfare Exercise

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed to Guam to participate in Exercise Cope North 2017—a high end air combat and humanitarian assistance exercise. Up to 12 F/A-18A Hornets from Number 3 Squadron at RAAF Williamtown have all been assigned to Exercise Cope North and will be operating alongside aircraft from the United States

UAE to Order Locally-Produced Armored Vehicles

NIMR Automotive, a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC), the UAE’s integrated defence manufacturing and services platform, today announced that the UAE Armed Forces intends to award three new contracts to NIMR for over 1,750 armoured vehicles. NIMR will deliver 1,500 JAIS 4×4 and 6×6 infantry fighting vehicles, as well as more than 150

Top US general readies ‘full range’ of Syria options for Trump

The Pentagon’s top officer on Thursday would not say if US ground forces will deploy to Syria to fight Daesh terrorists, observing only that he is readying a “full range of options” for President Donald Trump. General Joe Dunford’s remarks come as the Pentagon finalizes a new plan to defeat Daesh that Trump ordered shortly

China continues ‘steady pattern’ of South China Sea militarization: experts

Recent satellite imagery appears to show China is completing structures intended to house surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) on a series of artificial islands in the South China Sea, a Washington think-tank said Thursday. According to images published by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, the structures are being installed on Fiery Cross Reef, Mischief Reef and Subi

Boeing Sues Chem Suppliers for Damages in KC-46 Delay | Milrem Wows ME with THeMIS at IDEX | Airbus Asking European Govs for Penalty Ease

Americas Boeing is taking some suppliers to court after they sold mislabeled chemicals that caused the maiden flight of the KC-46 tanker to be delayed by a month. Able Aerospace Adhesives and AlfaKleen Chemical Labs, both from California, are being sued in the sum of $10 million or more for the mix up, whose incorrect […]

Kenneth E. Jozwiak; phony SEAL pleads guilty in federal court

According to the Department of Justice, 67-year-old Kenneth E. Jozwiak pleaded guilty “to unlawfully exhibiting a military discharge certificate, theft of government money, making false statements to federal agents, and attempting to obstruct an official proceeding”. He claimed to be a Navy SEAL and that he was awarded four Purple Hearts for his service in […]

Army Seeks to Expand Civilian Credentialing for Soldiers

The U.S. Army is working to provide more soldiers with civilian credentials so they can find jobs after they leave service.

Some Child Care Still on Hold Despite Hiring Freeze Waiver

Two Army bases plan to temporarily suspend some programs because they can't fill the positions fast enough to avoid the shutdowns.

Okinawans Awarded $265 Million Over Aircraft Noise at Kadena

The judges admonished the Japanese government for ignoring the situation and not taking concrete steps to curb the noise.

Disabled Vet Allegedly Beaten by Accused Animal Abusers Given Car

A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach.

72nd Anniversary of Mount Suribachi flag raising

Mick reminds us that today is the 72nd anniversary of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi, the highest peak on the island of Iwo Jima. From the History channel; During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take […]

Votel; More American troops may be needed in Syria

The New York Times reports that General Joseph L. Votel, commander of the United States Central Command, told reporters that more US troops might be needed in the war against ISIS; But one option being considered is for American troops to step up their support of the fighters by firing artillery, shooting mortars, helping with […]

UMich; No-whites-allowed space

A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.” Uh-huh. The clamor for a segregated space for students of color to organize social justice efforts comes even […]

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