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US Air Force Airman Chancellor Taylor Graduates Basic Training

 Print    Archive    RSS (SAN ANTONIO, TX) – U.S. Air Force Airman Chancellor R. Taylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete [...]

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U.S. Army picks AM General for Humvee sale to Iraq

March 29 (UPI) – AM General received a $28 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to support the sale of 150 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles to Iraq. The vehicles, also referred to as HMMWVs or Humvees, are lightweight tactical platforms used to perform a variety of military functions. They can carry machine guns, [...]

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This Crazy Tandem Rotor Drone May One Day Rescue US Army Casualties

While crews tell the pilotless chopper where to fly, it uses its own on-board computers and 3D laser imaging technology to plot the route and navigate to its destination, according to DPI’s literature. The software is precise enough for the drone to land on uneven terrain or a ship pitching and rolling at sea. It [...]

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General warns of yearlong CR impact to US Army aviation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s aviation director at the Pentagon told the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee on Wednesday what could happen to the service’s pilots and aircraft should a yearlong continuing resolution become a reality and offered up grim consequences should full sequestration be restored in fiscal 2018. From Maj. Gen. Erik Peterson’s testimony, top [...]

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Coast Guard arrests four, seizes 3545 pounds of cocaine near Puerto Rico

Law-enforcement officials say they seized more than 3,545 pounds of cocaine from a drug-smuggling vessel off the coast of Puerto Rico earlier this week. According to a report from the U.S. Coast Guard, that agency — along with Border Protection and Puerto Rico Police maritime law-enforcement units — intercepted and seized the drugs off the [...]

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Coast Guard’s new Kamokuna restrictions could sink lava tours …

KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) – The U.S. Coast Guard established a restricted zone around Hawaii Island’s Kamokuna ocean entry on Tuesday, a move designed to increase spectator safety but one that has angered tour operators that frequent the area. Kamokuna’s popular ‘lava hose’ stopped spewing molten rock into the ocean last week, but the [...]

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Here’s what $1 billion worth of cocaine looks like

Cocaine seized by the US Coast Guard is offloaded on March 28. US Coast Guard The crew of the US Coast Guard cutter James returned to port this week in Miami with a haul of roughly 16 tons of cocaine gathered by it, other Coast Guard cutters, and international partners over 26 days in the [...]

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Dutch, US Marines conduct raid package

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. —   Dutch Marines traveled nearly 1,600 miles to conduct bilateral training with U.S. Marines with II Marine Expeditionary Force during a weeklong exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 21-24, 2017. The training increases interoperability between the Korps Mariniers and U.S. Marines working side-by-side as partner [...]

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Marines Upgrading Today’s Aircraft To Prepare For Tomorrow’s Distributed, High-End Fight

The Marine Corps released its 2017 Marine Aviation Plan today, outlining its upcoming aircraft acquisition and upgrade plans and providing a glimpse of how those new capabilities will come together in various operational scenarios. A combination of command and control upgrades to better tie the different types of aircraft together, new weapons and improved logistics [...]

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Afghan Governor Says US Marines’ Deployment Will Reverse Taliban Gains

ISLAMABAD —  Afghan officials appear confident a planned deployment of about 300 U.S. Marines will help local forces reverse insurgent gains in the embattled southern province of Helmand. Backed by airpower, the Afghan National Army has intensified offensive operations in the largest Afghan poppy-growing province, after the Taliban captured the strategically important district center of [...]

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