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This 500-Acre Army Reserve Center Is Back in Business for Pa. Soldiers

Conditions were somewhat spartan inside the newly constructed training building at the Keystone Local Training Area: concrete floor, folding chairs, metal walls with electrical conduit visible and no drop ceiling between the crowd and the sound of steady rain coming from the metal roof above. Spartan, but more than enough to provide some warmth and [...]

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Girls High grad is promoted to colonel in U.S. Army

While enlisted, Ray returned to college, earning her bachelor of science degree at Campbell University in North Carolina, and a master’s degree in public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. During her three-decade tenure, she has been assigned to bases in North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, the United States Military Academy [...]

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Sig Sauer’s Tiny Machine Gun Won’t Join the U.S. Army: Meet the Cooperhead

In shrinking the gun down, SIG may have gone a bridge too far. While the U.S. Army SCW wanted a tiny SMG for the PSD role, stocked pistols or more svelte guns may be a better choice. SIG’s “Copperhead” pistol is one of the smallest guns of its type on the market. With a 3.5 [...]

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Coast Guard officer accused in terror plot to ‘kill almost every last person’ may be released pending trial

Weapons seized at the Silver Spring, Maryland, home of US Coast Guard officer Christopher Paul Hasson. He espoused white supremacist views and drafted a target list of Democratic politicians and prominent media figures and was arrested on firearms and drug charges on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo: AFP PHOTO / U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of [...]

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Tending to the buoys on the Hollyhock: A day with the U.S. Coast Guard ship and her crew

CLOSE U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Nick Monacelli, commanding officer of the USCGC Hollyhock, discusses the ship’s buoy tending operations. Brian Wells, The Times Herald Shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the U.S. Coast Guard Hollyhock and her crew, surrounded by fishing boats under an overcast sky, pulled away from the Algonac pier, embarking on a [...]

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NAVSEA: Up to $1.9 billion deal for Coast Guard’s new icebreaker fleet

The initial fixed price incentive (firm) contract with VT Halter Marine Inc. of Pascagoula, Mississippi, is valued at $745.9 million, enough to fund non-recurring engineering and detail design of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter, buy long lead-time materials and construct the first icebreaker, according to a prepared statement from NAVSEA emailed to Navy [...]

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Marines are bringing more air power than ever to annual training in Australia

The United States is sending more air power than ever in support of this year’s contingent of 1,700 Marines to Australia’s Northern Territory. Marines have begun arriving in Darwin, Australia, with the bulk of the force scheduled to arrive this month, according to a statement Friday from Marine Rotational Force–Darwin. Aircraft deploying for the rotation [...]

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Next Marine commandant says MARSOC is ‘vital’ to the Corps and US special operations

“MARSOC, while a boon to U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM) and doing good work for the country, is an opportunity cost for the Corps. The Marines consistently resisted creating a special operations component until directed to do so in 2006, driven by a shortage of special operations teams needed to prosecute the global [...]

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The U.S. Marines Are Finally Getting the M27 RIfle (Just Not Many of Them)

So what’s the deal with the limited arsenal? Congratulations, Marines: After years of drama, the long-awaited M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle is finally coming to a platoon near you. A Marine Corps Systems Command spokesman told Marine Corps Times that the last of the service’s 14,000 M27s have officially arrived in the Corps’s inventory. But while the Corps’s procurement contract [...]

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The US Army cut power to its largest military base to test reactions to a cyberattack

Fort Bragg, the US Army’s largest base issued an apology earlier this week following an unannounced exercise to see what would happen in the event of a cyberattack. The base lost power for 12 hours on Wednesday and Thursday, and caused some confusion and concern on the base. Army officials told the Charlotte Observer that [...]

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