Nearly 3,000 more U.S. troops and weapons heading to Saudi Arabia & they’re paying for it
Steve DeVane The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. The Department of Defense announced Friday that more troops and equipment will be going to Saudi Arabia. Fort Bragg officials did not know if any troops from the post would be involved in the latest deployment, but some soldiers already were scheduled to... Read more
Iran claims oil tanker was struck with two missiles
Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Two separate explosions hit an Iranian oil tanker on Friday, which set the ship on fire, Iran’s ISNA news agency has reported. The vessel is owned by Iran’s state-owned National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC), who identified the tanker as the Sabiti. No casualties were... Read more
Turkey loses it’s first soldier in Syrian clash with Kurdish fighters
dpa, Hamburg, Germany A Turkish soldier was killed in the cross-border offensive in north-eastern Syria, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Friday. This is Turkey’s first reported military fatality in Operation Peace Spring that started on Wednesday. The ministry said three soldiers were wounded in clashes with the Syrian-Kurdish... Read more
Two more soldiers suffering from vaping-related injuries, Army issues warning
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes Two active duty soldiers have been treated for vaping-related lung injuries, the Army said Thursday as it issued a new warning to servicemembers to lay off electronic cigarettes. “Until we know more, everyone is encouraged not to use e-cigarette or vaping products,” the Army... Read more
Thunder on the Mountain: The tragic and bizarre mystery of a missing A-10 Warthog and its pilot
It’s a fact of life- sometimes people just vanish. Be it due to the acts of others, forces of nature, or more personal choices but many individuals have simply “disappeared off the radar,” which leaves more questions than answers. Sometimes, those people vanish with a $45 million dollar aircraft... Read more
Kurdish fighters holding down northern city, beating back Turkish & Syrian army
dpa, Hamburg, Germany The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have repelled an attempt by Turkish troops and their Syrian allies to enter Syria’s northern city of Ain Issa, Kurdish sources said. On Wednesday, Turkey launched a long-threatened military offensive in northern Syria with airstrikes and artillery fire, later sending... Read more
Deadly Duo: Viper helicopters share the sky with radar-jamming F-35Bs
One of the sexiest attack helicopters in the world has been paired with the smartest 5th-generation combat plane- and the match is a deadly duo made in heaven. The AH-1Z Viper, the most modern variant of the AH-1 Cobra bloodline, has been paired up with F-35Bs in Marine Expeditionary... Read more
Turkish military operation underway in Syria, Kurdish fighters seek cover as U.S. support is no where to be found
By Nabih Bulos Los Angeles Times Turkey launched its incursion into areas of northern Syria on Wednesday to excise a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. The move frustrates calls by U.S. lawmakers to prevent what many believe would be an abandonment of an important ally against... Read more
New swag: Air Force cadets get new camouflage pattern uniform
Christopher Dennis Stars and Stripes Air Force recruits in basic training are now being issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform, which is part of a larger change in uniforms throughout the service. Initial-entry airmen at the 37th Training Wing in Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, were the first... Read more
After 30 years Navy flies F/A-18C Hornet for the final time
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes The last Navy F/A-18C Hornet flew for the last time at Naval Air Station Oceana in Norfolk, Va., last week, according to the Navy. The last F/A-18C Hornet, number 300, was flown Oct. 2 by Lt. Andrew Jalali, who was born in 1988,... Read more
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