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
Like Legos: Navy wants stackable grenades to create larger explosions
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes Several new types of grenades, including one that can be stacked to create a larger explosion, have garnered interest from the Department of the Navy. The Crane, Ind.-based Naval Surface Warfare Center issued a request for information about the modular grenades last month, along... Read more
New long-range rockets arrive on German base
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes The first contingent of U.S. rocket artillery vehicles began arriving in Europe on Wednesday to outfit a unique American brigade on the Continent. The 41st Field Artillery Brigade, which activated in November, received the shipment of 16 M270-A1 multiple launch rocket systems, or MLRS,... Read more
F-16s land in Romanian to strengthen Russian deterrence mission
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes A short U.S. Air Force deployment to Romania is doubling the number of F-16 fighter jets in the country, ahead of Romanian plans to purchase more of the U.S.-made aircraft. More than 250 airmen and a dozen F-16C fighter jets from the Fort Worth,... Read more
US cavalry unit commemorates Gen. Patton’s order to save hundreds of Lipizzaner Stallions from being eaten by Soviets
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes Soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment took part in a Czech ceremony this week commemorating Operation Cowboy, a mission Gen. George Patton entrusted to the same unit in the closing days of World War II. The cavalry unit’s orders were simple: the general, a... Read more
US National Guardsmen improving bases in Poland and Romania
Martin Egnash Stars and Stripes National Guardsmen have started paving the way for future operations in Eastern Europe in a five-month military engineer mission to improve infrastructure at allied bases in the region. National Guard units from across the United States — including Alaska, Colorado, Kentucky, Illinois, Nevada, Pennsylvania,... Read more

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