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USAF to Augment Air Policing Over Bulgaria, Demonstrating Allied Solidarity

The US Air Force and the Bulgarian Air Force will jointly conduct air policing to protect Bulgarian airspace starting on 9 September 2016. Two US F-15 fighter jets will join Bulgaria’s MIG-29s for a week on this mission, which is part of NATO’s enhanced air policing measures for eastern Allies. Until now, air policing over

Pakistan Army wins international sniping competition in Beijing

Pakistan Army soldiers have won an international sniping and shooting competition in Beijing, said the Inter-Services Public Relations on Thursday. The team representing Pakistan Army secured first position in all individual and team events. Naik Arshad was declared the best sniper in the competition, which was attended by 21 teams representing 14 countries. In July,

More Holdups on F-35 Program | Russia Making Major Investments in Naval Ships, Bases | North Korea’s SLBM Reaches Japan’s ADIZ

Americas Issues with weapons integration on the F-35 have been found and could hinder an operational capabilities declaration, according to the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E). Challenges include the possibility, when the jet fires its 25mm cannon, that the aircraft could yaw as the gun door opens, reducing accuracy. Testing last […]

Amid Tense Encounters, US Ship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats

A Navy patrol ship fired three warning shots to ward off approaching Iranian boats in a second day of dangerous encounters.

Air Force Taps 16,500 Senior Airmen for Promotion to Staff Sergeant

The Air Force has selected more than 16,500 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant.

Iranians feel froggy

On Tuesday, according to Fox News, four boats of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps harassed two US Navy ships. The USS Nitze was accompanied by the guided missile destroyer USS Mason on what the official described as a “routine transit” in international waters at the time of the incident. As the Iranian ships closed in, […]

Veteran takes his own life in VA parking lot

Bobo sends us a link to the New York Times that reports on the sad end of Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip a 76-year-old veteran in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, New York; [T]wo people connected to the hospital who spoke on the condition of anonymity because […]

Navy to Require Sailors to Use Travel Card for PCS Expenses

The Navy will soon start requiring sailors to use the government travel credit card for military move expenses instead of receiving move-related pay advances.

Fort Campbell Soldier Apprehended after Shooter Report

Military police at Fort Campbell responded to a report of an active shooter and apprehended a 101st Airborne Division soldier.

US Navy Ship Fired Warning Shots at Iranian Ship in Second Close Call

A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Persian Gulf Wednesday.

“Swinger” Major General David Haight

Yesterday, I noticed an uptick in traffic to our post about Major General David Haight from late last month. HMC Ret sent us link this morning from MSN which explains why there was an interest in the story. They drilled down into the details of the salacious story; how Jennifer Armstrong, 49, a government employee, […]

Thomas Wayne Hudson is not a disabled Vietnam veteran

The folks at Military Phonies sent us their work on this character Thomas Wayne Hudson. He’s walking across America to shed light on an unresponsive Veterans’ Affairs Department – an admirable endeavor. The problem comes when he calls himself a disabled Vietnam veteran. From Military Phonies; [I]t appears that Thomas Wayne Hudson may have deceived […]

Family Sues Navy, Blaming It for Contaminated Drinking Water

A Pennsylvania family is suing the Navy, alleging their drinking water has been tainted by firefighting foams.

Longest Serving Air Force Officer Began Career at Maxwell AFB

Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, an Air Force officer who gives dedication to service a whole new meaning, recently returned to Montgomery.

VA loses 30 cars and fires the guy who told them

A number of folks have sent us links to the story of Anthony Salazar, a Veterans Affairs driver in Los Angeles who told his supervisor Robert Benkeser that there were 30 VA vehicles missing out of their stable of 88 vehicles. He also told Benkeser that there was significant abuse of Department credit cards. To […]

Captain Anthony Simmons; another flag officer canned

BNG sends us the news that the Navy has fired another flag officer. This time it is Captain Anthony Simmons who was the commander of the Norfolk-based Destroyer Squadron 2. According to the Navy Times; Carrier Strike Group 12 head Rear Adm. Roy Kelley [fired Simmons] on Wednesday after an investigation prompted a “loss of […]

Darryl Lee Wright to be sentenced

About a year and a half ago, we talked about Darryl Lee Wright, a fellow in Idaho that bullied the government into awarding him a Purple Heart and a Combat Action Badge for the time he heard an explosion once during his tour of Iraq in 2005. He bullied the US government into about $751,400 […]

Iran: Forces Will Warn Any Vessel after US Warship Incident

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's naval forces will warn or confront any foreign ship entering the country's territorial waters, the Iranian defense minister said Thursday, remarks that came after an incident...

Warship Commodore Relieved of Command Duties, Navy Says

A commodore responsible for three Norfolk-based warships was relieved of his command duties, according to Lt. Cmdr. Myers Vasquez.

Thursday morning feel good stories

A homeowner in Kansas City, Kansas spotted a thief breaking into cars. The homeowner secured his weapon and put an end to the malfeasance. The thief is expected to recover from his wounds. In Clayton, Delaware, another homeowner heard someone breaking into his home. He fired at the criminal who ran unharmed into a cornfield. […]

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