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Chief Tango sends us our story this morning which comes from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where Pastor Kenneth Morgan, while preparing for the evening’s services heard some noises in the church. When he went to investigate, he found a stranger in there. At the sight of the pastor, the stranger ran away and the pastor pulled […]

Congrats — You Can Now Be a Woman Marine and Shoot Down Enemy Planes

The U.S. Marine Corps is about to finish training its first women Stinger anti-aircraft missile-shooters. Low Altitude Air Defense Gunner’s Course 3-15 at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona will graduate four enlisted female gunners. “I couldn’t be more proud of my [military occupational specialty] or my job,” said Lance Cpl....

US to deploy heavy weapons to Poland in 2016

Warsaw: Poland’s defence minister said Thursday the United States would deploy heavy weapons to the EU state next year, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine. Washington had said in June it would store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops

Raytheon Air-To-Air Missile Scores Direct Hit from US Army Ground Launcher

The U.S. Army and Raytheon Company successfully test fired an AIM-9X Block II missile from the Army’s ground-based Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-I (IFPC 2-I) Block 1 Multi-Mission Launcher (MML). AIM-9X is traditionally fired from aircraft toward aerial targets and this test demonstrated that the latest AIM-9X can be used in both air-to-air combat

RAF Typhoons Return from Baltic Air Policing Mission

The RAF Typhoon detachment deployed to Amari air base in Estonia at NATO’s request on 1 May this year, operating alongside Norwegian aircraft to secure NATO’s airspace over the Baltic nations of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania which do not have their own air defence fighters. On 25 August, at the concluding event in a series

Australia to Acquire New Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher

The Government today announces the signing of a multi-million dollar acquisition and support contract for a Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher capability for the Australian Defence Force. This contract, between Defence and Australian company Nioa Pty Ltd, has an estimated value of $47 million. As part of project Land 40 Phase 2, the acquisition of

AW189 Helicopter Obtains Russian Civil Certification

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that the new AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has obtained Russian Civil Certification. This achievement will allow the AW189 to be delivered to customers in Russia, opening up a further market for the AW189, which is already in service in various countries including UK, Denmark, UAE, Qatar and Malaysia. The AW189

How the Iran Deal Will Pass—and Why It Should

It’s looking more and more like Benjamin Netanyahu committed a strategic blunder in so ferociously opposing the Iran nuclear deal and in rallying his American allies to spend all their resources on a campaign to kill the deal in Congress. If...Show More Summary

We Joined Troops Battling Washington’s Wildfires

The air is hard to breath as we walk up the gravel road. Smoke fills the air, obscuring the trees and mountains in the distance. It’s Aug. 25 and we’re about 10 miles south of Loomis, Wash. — one of several towns in the path of the Okanogan Complex Fire. It’s...

DNC mistakes Polish vets for US vets

Our buddy, Jeff Schogol, sends us a link to Leo Shane’s article at Military Times. Leo caught the Democrat National Committee mistaking a group of Polish war veterans for US war veterans; The president had been cropped out, but faces of four elderly veterans wearing European-style military uniforms were visible above several paragraphs asserting the […]

French and U.N. Troops Are Losing the Battle to Save Mali

Imagine your country is a beacon of democracy, when suddenly, it’s overrun by angry rebels and hardcore jihadists. To add insult to injury, elements of the army — after losing control of half the country — stage a haphazard coup and throw your president out of power barely months before...

Check Out the U.S. Air Force’s New Gunship Up Close

Air Force commandos are in the process of getting their brand new gunship, the AC-130J Ghostrider. These heavily-armed aircraft can loiter above the battlefield while unleashing a barrage of cannon and missile fire. Now you can get a closer look at one of the prototype Ghostriders in official pictures War...

Two Cautions for Our Military Reservist Readers

A number of our readers are current or former Reserve Component (RC) personnel. Some of those may be still serving in the Reserve Components while also approaching the age at which contingency service would allow early receipt of retired pay. For that likely small subset, I’d like to offer two points for consideration. First: early […]

France24: Reporters Inside Operation Barkhane

The folks at France24 send us a trailer for their report “Inside Operation Barkhane” which is scheduled for broadcast tomorrow night at about 7PM. It’s about some reporters which embedded themselves with French anti-terrorist operations in Northern Africa where there are 5,000 French troops engaged with terrorist elements in five countries. The press release also […]

Chalice Renee Zeitner indicted

You might remember this Chalice Renee Zeitner woman from when we posted about her from Military Phonies. She gave TSO fits in their email exchanges. Martin sends us link from Phoenix’ ABC15 which reports that the phony has been indicted on eight felony charges. She was initially arrested for forging a note from her doctor […]

Hillary promises to be the gun control President

In order to capitalize on Vester Flanagan’s murderous rampage yesterday, Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate, promised supporters that she will be the President to end gun violence yesterday while she was on the campaign trail, according to the Washington Times; “We have got to do something about gun violence in America — and I will […]

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