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US Air Force: Malfunctioning Japanese satellite was not hit by debris

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force has concluded that a Japanese astronomy satellite that malfunctioned March 26 was not struck by debris, meaning the spacecraft likely suffered from a technical problem. “We have seen nothing that says it was struck by debris,” Capt. Nicholas Mercurio, a spokesman for the 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component [...]

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US Air Force F-16 Crashes in Afghanistan, Pilot Safely Ejects

A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed on takeoff near Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan this morning. The Pentagon said the pilot ejected safely and is being medically evaluated. “Coalition forces are securing the crash site,” said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook. Bagram Air Field is located northeast of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and [...]

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US army colonel on challenges to defense reform in Ukraine

Colonel Ted Donnelly discusses training of Ukrainian military personnel of all ranks Ukraine Today’s Viewpoint is joined by U.S. Army Colonel Ted Donnelly to discuss the USA-Ukraine military cooperation.  “Two years ago we created U.S.-Ukraine joint commission on defence reform and bilateral cooperation in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea peninsula. And we felt we needed [...]

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Orbital ATK, Chemring Military Win $750M U.S. Army Contract

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US Army successfully fires missile from new interceptor launch platform

The Army’s newest missile launch platform, the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept Multi-Mission Launcher.(Photo: Courtesy Photo/U.S. Army File Photo) WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE - The U.S. Army successfully fired a Longbow Hellfire missile from its newest platform, at White Sands Missile Range as part of an engineering demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment [...]

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SPOTD: U.S. Coast Guard’s Best Photos of 2016 – The Sweet 16

Today’s ship photos come to us from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sweet 16 of the 2016 #ShutterShootout photo competition! Head over to the U.S. Coast Guard’s facebook page to vote for your favorite Coast Guard photo of 2016. Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy conduct morning colors as snow falls on campus Feb. 5, 2016. Cadets conduct morning colors every morning [...]

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Crude oil spilled into Louisiana waterway: US Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard said early on Tuesday an unknown amount of crude oil had spilled from a tank into a Louisiana waterway and the source of the leak had been secured. The tank was being filled with crude oil when the spill occurred in Bayou Teche, a 125-mile long waterway winding through south-central Louisiana, [...]

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Makeshift drug-running submarine raided & sunk in US Coast Guard bust (VIDEO)

Spotted from the air 300 miles off the coast of Panama on March 3 by a Customs and Border Protection plane, the self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) was swooped on by a coast guard crew based out of Alameda, California. Video of the multi-million dollar drugs bust shows US guardsmen launching a surprise raid on the international [...]

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US Ambassador to Kuwait visits Marines, speaks at SPMAGTF-CR-CC corporals course graduation

KUWAIT — The task force’s Marines and Sailors are deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with a crisis response mission spanning 20 nations.  During the graduation ceremony, Silliman highlighted the commitment and sacrifices service members make on a daily basis, and reiterated the importance of being a good leader.  “It is my [...]

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US Marine found dead off Japan coast; cause unknown

A U.S. Marine was found dead Monday morning by the Japan Coast Guard off the coast of Camp Schwab in Okinawa, according to Stars and Stripes. The Marine, who has not been identified, was assigned to Marine Corps Installations Pacific. The cause of death has not been released. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating [...]

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