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  • 5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

    08/16/2017 12:43:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Audrey Mcavoy, AP
    HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five people aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10 p.m. Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Responding teams spotted a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu.
  • DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban (Rumor Army may vet new fix)

    08/15/2017 9:50:27 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | August 15, 2017 | Unattributed
    The world's best-selling drone-maker is adding a privacy mode to its aircraft to prevent flight data being shared to the internet. The announcement comes a fortnight after it emerged that the US Army had prohibited its troops from using the Chinese firm's equipment because of unspecified cyber-security concerns. DJI told the BBC that it had already been working on the new facility, but had speeded up development after the ban. The mode should be launched next month. DJI previously faced security fears in 2016 after a member of its staff told reporters that the firm had repeatedly shared customer data...
  • American Ordnance lands $63.9 million munitions contract

    08/14/2017 5:27:25 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Burlington Iowa Hawk Eye ^ | August 13 2017 | Will Smith
    Middletown, Iowa — Starting next year, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will begin producing new high velocity training rounds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, awarded a $63.9 million contract for multi-year production of the M918E1 40mm high velocity training rounds. The contract was awarded to American Ordinance, which produces ammunition through the IAAP. American Ordinance is a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, which provides construction, engineering, staffing and defense for corporations and governments around the world. American Ordinance faced competition from several domestic and international companies that were also engineering the round. The round, known as...
  • U.S. Army Tells Anti-Confederate Activists to Go to Hell

    08/14/2017 3:08:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 76 replies
    Several Brooklyn Democrat activists are smarting this week after a firm rebuke from the U.S. Army. The activists, who include Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and (sigh) the Rev. Al Sharpton, demanded that the Army rename two Brooklyn streets that are named after generals in the Confederate military. But General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive won’t be changing their names anytime soon because the Army has rejected their requests for, cough cough, social justice. Those streets at Fort Hamilton, said the Army in their letter, are named after men who are “an inextricable part of our military history.” As such, they...
  • Dem Rep Flips After Army Refuses To Rename Confederate Street Names On Base

    08/08/2017 4:36:05 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8.8.17 | Jonah Bennett
    Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke is vowing to fight the U.S. Army’s refusal to change streets named after Confederate generals at a New York base.
  • U.S. Army refuses to take Confederate general names off Fort Hamilton streets

    08/08/2017 10:43:50 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/7/17 | Jason Silverstein, Kerry Burke, Ginger Adams Otis
    The U.S. Army has shot down demands to rebrand two Brooklyn streets that bear the names of famous Confederate generals at the city’s only active military post. The streets at Fort Hamilton — General Lee Ave. and Stonewall Jackson Drive — honor fighters who were “an inextricable part of our military history,” the Army wrote in a rejection letter to the New York Congressmembers who had demanded the change.
  • Army: Time is Running Out to Stop North Korean ICBM

    07/31/2017 7:04:34 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 18 replies
    Scout.com/military ^ | 7/27/17 | Dave Majumdar
    North Korea is the single most dangerous threat facing the international community according to the U.S. Army’s top uniformed official and matters are coming to a head. Pyongyang is advancing far more quickly with its nuclear and ballistic missile programs than was expected by the United States. Indeed, the United States is at point where it must make some tough policy choices on how to deal with the North Korean threat/
  • Army prepares women to shower with men as part of ‘transgender’ training

    07/15/2017 7:59:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/12/2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    The U.S. Army is telling women soldiers that they need to accept gender-confused, biological men in their showers, bathrooms, and barracks as part of a controversial policy to build “dignity and respect” for “transgender Soldiers.” The guidance is part of the Pentagon’s new “transgender inclusion” agenda launched by Obama and gaining ground in the Armed Services. Social conservatives are mounting a counteroffensive to ditch the “trans” program altogether. President Trump and the Pentagon have sent mixed signals on LGBT issues, with the DoD honoring gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender “pride” month in June even as Trump himself broke with Obama by not issue a...
  • Army Soldier Arrested in Hawaii for Suspected Ties to ISIS (breaking)

    07/10/2017 3:44:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2017 | Courtney O'Brien
    A solider stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii was arrested by the FBI Monday for having suspected ties to ISIS. An official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly told the Associated Press the solider was with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu and was arrested because of connections he had with the Islamic State group. ( Fox News ) He has been identified as 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang and is accused of swearing allegiance to the terror group and attempting to provide military documents and training. MORE: On Saturday night, Special Agents of FBI...
  • Transgender Men in Women’s Showers Must Get ‘Dignity and Respect,’ Says U.S. Army

    07/08/2017 9:39:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 99 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 7, 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    Female soldiers must give “dignity and respect” to transsexual men who join them in their shared shower rooms, according to training manuals leaked by soldiers in a mandatory class. But this “dignity and respect” is a one-way street, according to the training slides, which were developed by officials working for former President Barack Obama. “Transgender Soldiers are not required or expected to modify or adjust their behavior based on the fact that they do not ‘match’ other Soldiers,” according to the slides, which were first leaked by TheFederalist.com:The insistence that women remain mute when a man enters their shower room...
  • Army Howitzer Has ‘Covfefe’ Stamped On The Gun

    06/24/2017 3:11:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/23/17 | Amber Athey
    A U.S. Army howitzer is trolling the world thanks to a Trump-related message one soldier stamped on the gun.A photo provided to The Daily Caller shows the word “Covfefe’ stamped on the gun of an M109 Paladin. A source told TheDC that an individual made the stamp, not the U.S. Army.Twitter exploded about the possible meaning of “covfefe” when Trump made a typo in a tweet on May 30, accidentally writing, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”He followed it up, “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!”Most Twitter users joked about the typo, but some oddly suggested it might be...
  • Army Howitzer Has ‘Covfefe’ Stamped On The Gun [PHOTO]

    06/24/2017 3:59:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 06/23/2017
    A U.S. Army howitzer is trolling the world thanks to a Trump-related message one soldier stamped on the gun. A photo provided to The Daily Caller shows the word “Covfefe’ stamped on the gun of an M109 Paladin. Twitter exploded about the possible meaning of “covfefe” when Trump made a typo in a tweet on May 30, accidentally writing, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” He followed it up, “Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy!” Most Twitter users joked about the typo, but some oddly suggested it might be secret message to the Russians. Trump...
  • Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyers seek to know if jurors voted for Trump

    06/22/2017 9:33:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Potential jurors for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s court-martial in October may be forced to tell lawyers if they voted for President Trump. Comments made by Mr. Trump during his 2016 Republican campaign for the White House have influenced one of the most high-profile, court-martial cases in U.S. Army history. Lawyers for Sgt. Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan in June 2009, have a private 41-question survey for a Fort Bragg judge to consider. One of 17 questions objected to by prosecutors involves support for Mr. Trump’s campaign. “The principal issue has to do with ensuring we are...
  • Four U.S. soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan: official

    06/17/2017 6:31:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 6/17/17 | reuters
    At least four American soldiers were shot and killed in an apparent insider attack by an Afghan soldier at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a military official said. "An Afghan soldier shot and killed four American troops inside the base," said Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the Afghan Army's 209th Corps. "We are investigating.
  • Transgender Shower Policies and Army Male Pregnancies – Our Enemies are dying with Laughter

    06/15/2017 8:33:09 PM PDT · by pboyington · 24 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 15, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    I bet you thought the social engineering music was going to stop once Mad Dog Mattis took the helm in the Pentagon. Wrong! The PC insanity marches on to a quickstep beat of craziness and destructive denial. Tuesday this week was mandatory ‘transgender soldiers training’ in the US Army, formerly once the greatest fighting force on earth, but which is now a Bob Fosse musical with high explosives. The military is continuing the policy signed off last year by Ash & Trash Carter which authorized transgenders, or those suffering from the MENTAL ILLNESS of gender dysphoria to serve in the...
  • Afghan soldier fatally shoots three U.S. soldiers; 1 injured

    06/11/2017 5:35:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jun 10, 2017 | Sultan Faizy and W.J. Hennigan
    Three American service members were killed and another wounded Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in the country's eastern Nangarhar province, U.S. officials said. In a statement, the Pentagon said the wounded soldier had been evacuated for treatment and the incident was under investigation. The so-called insider attack — the second of its kind this year — happened in Nangarhar, where Afghan troops and U.S. special operations forces have been locked in combat with an Islamic State-affiliated militant group for months. The shooter was killed immediately.
  • The Return of Task Force Smith

    06/07/2017 5:06:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 7, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    ’When you get to Pusan, head for Taejon. We want to stop the North Koreans as far from Pusan as we can. Block the main road as far north as possible. Make contact with General Church. If you can’t find him, go to Taejon and beyond if you can. Sorry I can’t give you more information—that’s all I’ve got. Good luck, and God bless you and your men!’ — Major General William F. Dean’s orders to Colonel Smith The US Army is in trouble; besieged by budget cuts, debilitated by 16 years of fighting endless, wars, eaten alive by social engineering,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico ~ 30 MAY 2017

    05/29/2017 6:00:18 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 82 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: White Sands Missile Range, New MexicoWhite Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a United States Army military testing area of almost 3,200 sq miles in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico. The largest military installation in the United States, WSMR and the 600,000-acre McGregor Range Complex at Fort Bliss to the south (southeast Tularosa Basin and on Otero Mesa) are contiguous areas for military testing.The White Sands Test Center headquartered at the WSMR "Post Area" has branches for Manned Tactical Systems & Electromagnetic Radiation and conducts missile testing and range...
  • Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

    05/26/2017 9:51:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    U.S. Army ^ | May 19, 2017 | David Vergun
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes, said Richard Nabors. It even enables them to see in the dark, all with a heads-up display device that looks like night-vision goggles, or NGV, he added. So in essence, TAR replaces NVG, GPS, plus it does much more. Nabors, an associate for strategic planning at U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, spoke about TAR at the Pentagon's Lab Day,...
  • US Army Says It Badly Needs A Scout Helicopter After Junking The Ones It Had

    05/02/2017 7:34:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 2, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    The US Army has executed its grand rotary-wing aviation restructuring plan that saw the ousting of hundreds of Bell JetRanger derivatives from service—653 airframes in total. These included the Army's entire fleet of 187 TH-67 Creek primary trainers and the roughly 340 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance/armed scout helicopters that performed so brilliantly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, just months after the final Kiowa Warriors were officially retired, the US Army is whining about how badly they need...an armed scout helicopter. Under the same aviation plan, the OH-58D was partially "replaced" by far more complex and expensive AH-64E Apache Guardian...