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  • American Contractor Charged as Part of Theft Ring Responsible for Stealing Government Equipment from U.S. Military Base in Afghanistan

    07/09/2020 3:45:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 9, 2020 | DOJ
    A three-count indictment was returned today in the Eastern District of Virginia, charging an American military contractor for her alleged role in a theft ring on a military installation in Kandahar, Afghanistan.Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbit of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko made the announcement.The indictment charges Varita V. Quincy of Snellville, Georgia, with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit theft of property of a value to the United...
  • Air Force Base Announces New Restrictions on Personal Weapons

    01/01/2020 7:32:41 PM PST · by Rabin · 68 replies
    military.com ^ | 30 Dec 2019 | Oriana Pawlyk
    Beginning Jan. 2, airmen at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, will no longer be able to carry their personal firearms on base, even if they lock them up in their cars first. Col. Gavin Marks, issued the change… "The current policy, which authorizes registered Department of Defense ID card holders with a Nebraska Concealed Handgun License (CHL) and holders of reciprocating state concealed carry license (CCL) to transport and secure privately-owned handguns in privately-owned vehicles within the base, will no longer be valid,"
  • 2 active shooters in one week prompt questions about military bases’ ban on firearms

    12/08/2019 8:50:24 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    ap ^ | December 6, 2019
    Two mass shootings at U.S. military installations in one week, including one in which the perpetrator was a foreign national, have prompted questions over firearm use on American bases. .... To have two shootings clustered one after another on military bases is unusual. In the past two decades, there have only been about seven other active shootings on bases; the deadliest was a November 2009 shooting spree in Fort Hood, Texas, which killed 13 and injured 32. ... Government-issued firearms are locked in an arms room on base and only distributed when they are needed for training ,... This regulation...
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro takes a number for a U.S. military base

    01/04/2019 6:53:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2018 | Monica Showalter
    So much for Mitt Romney's claim that the U.S. has alienated its allies. Actually, they're lining up, and not just to be friends, but to ask for U.S. military bases stationed on their soil. But when was the last time you heard of nations lining up to ask for U.S. military bases? Not under President Obama, that's for sure. The latest is Brazil, whose new president, Jair Bolsonaro put the idea on the table. The Russians over at RT News, naturally, noticed: Brazil's newly-sworn-in right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has said that he might consider hosting a US military base in the future and...
  • Russia said to be ‘considering’ new military base in Cuba but would Putin risk provoking Trump?

    11/01/2018 2:02:02 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 11/1/18 | Jon E. Dougherty
    A top-ranking Russian military officer said Moscow was considering establishing a new military base in Cuba even as the Cold War-era allies were planning a high-level meeting in the coming days, Newsweek reported. Colonel General Vladimir Shamanov, chairman of the Russian lower house of parliament’s defense committee and a former airborne commander, also became the latest Russian official to warn of consequences if the Trump administration quits the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, as the president has warned, in response to intelligence that Moscow has been in violation of the agreement for years.
  • Poland Pushes For Permanent US Military Base, Offers Up To $2B

    05/28/2018 8:02:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 05/28/18 | Arathi M
    In order to have a permanent United States’ military presence in the country, Poland is willing to put in as much as $2 billion, a defense military proposal by the latter claimed. The proposal comes a month before the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit begins in Brussels, and is another push in Poland’s desire to have American troops in the country. Poland has expressed this need since its entry into NATO in 1999; however, the current urgency is due to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region. “Following Russian invasions in Georgia and Ukraine, countries in Central and Eastern Europe...
  • Qatar: America's Biggest Little Ally in the Middle East

    04/11/2018 12:27:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Bob Barr
    If one were to pick an emblem of America’s global military might, the B-52 properly might top the list. The strategic bomber’s expansive 185-foot wingspan and 159-foot fuselage, make the “Stratofortress” a universally recognizable symbol of unrivaled aerial firepower. This is especially the case if you are unfortunate enough to be the target of its devastating payload – which can be munitions ranging from unguided or guided bombs, to cruise missiles or nuclear weapons. Reportedly, up to 500 Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria found this out the hard way in February, illustrating that when America wants to send a message, it...
  • Cindy Does Seoul--Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin shill for Kim Jong-il.

    11/27/2006 5:09:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 823+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 27, 2006 | Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu
    One of the things that protestors in South Korea know is that the local riot police have ample experience with demonstrators. While a viable democracy, South Korea has seen out-of-control street riots in its turbulent past. Now authorities across the political spectrum are unwilling to allow anyone to go too far. Peaceful demonstrations? Sure, but don’t press your luck. While American demonstrators – including the most violent – are accustomed to being treated with kid gloves; in South Korea the gloves are off. This is something that career protestors Cindy “Peace Mom” Sheehan and Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin might want...
  • US Navy sailor sentenced to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping Japanese tourist

    07/16/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping a Japanese tourist in Okinawa. Justin Castellanos, 24, who was based in the district's Camp Schwab, pleaded guilty in May to raping the 40-year-old victim in his hotel room in Naha, south Japan on March 13. The serviceman had found the woman, who was drunk and asleep in the hotel lobby, and taken her up to his room where he assaulted her. 'I am sorry for what I have done,' he told the court. 'My heart is filled with regret,' Stars and Stripes reports.
  • Russia is building a military base on disputed islands seized from Japan during World War II

    10/22/2015 8:13:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Jack Stubbs
    Russia plans to build a military base on the Kuril islands, a group of Pacific islands it seized from Japan at the end of World War Two, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday, according to the Interfax news agency. The move is likely to worsen already frayed relations with Tokyo which lays claim to the Southern Kuril, known in Japan as the Northern Territories. The dispute is so acrimonious that Moscow and Tokyo have still not signed a formal peace treaty after the war. Russia is also building or plans to build a series of new Arctic military bases,...
  • Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus

    09/19/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2015 12:26 PM EDT | Yuras Karmanau
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signaled his intention to establish a Russian military air base in neighboring Belarus—a move sure to unnerve Poland and the Baltic nations. Belarus has made clear it would not welcome a Russian base, but the former Soviet republic remains dependent on Moscow for credit and energy. […] Belarus is a desirable location for Russia because it borders Ukraine and three members of the European Union and NATO: Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. …
  • BREAKING! MASSIVE EXPLOSION AT U.S. MILITARY FACILITY IN JAPAN!

    08/23/2015 2:12:58 PM PDT · by Shery · 33 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Soopermexican
    There are reports on social media of a massive explosion at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara City, Japan. UPDATE: Here’s a video of a local Japanese news report. It appears to show munitions going off in multiple explosions: Read more: http://therightscoop.com/breaking-massive-explosion-at-u-s-military-facility-in-japan/#ixzz3jfu8PFOG
  • Reports of explosion at US military base in Kanagawa, Japan

    08/23/2015 10:05:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 133 replies
    various/Twitter ^ | 8-23-2015 | TCRLAF
    Breaking News... RT is the first English language source with this, but is not allowed on FR. NHK saying there were several explosions at the Sagami Depot in Kanagawa.
  • One person detained following reports of shootings at Camp Shelby

    08/05/2015 1:09:41 PM PDT · by dware · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08.05.2015 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING: A man was reportedly detained Wednesday by law enforcement officers investigating reports of shots fired on consecutive days at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi. MyFoxAL.com reported that police were searching the area near the camp's southern boundary when a maroon truck passed them and a shot was heard. Police pursued the man, who claimed his truck backfired.
  • The unbelievable reasons why the Pentagon wants soldiers disarmed on bases

    07/17/2015 6:18:23 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2015 | By Newsmachete
    Last year, radical Muslim Nidal Hasan murdered 13 unarmed American soldiers and wounded 30 others. Thank you, George H.W. Bush! Yesterday, radical Muslim Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez murdered four unarmed American soldiers. Thank you, George H.W. Bush! Yes, it former President Bush whom we must thank for this, for it was he who put into place a regulation stating that American soldiers off the frontlines, for the most part, must be unarmed. (Clinton perpetuated it, but Bush started it.) That makes them sitting ducks for a single radical Muslim with a gun, who can casually go and shoot one soldier at...
  • 2 injured in shooting at Air Force base in Arkansas

    06/15/2015 11:18:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    fox ^ | 6/15/15 | fox
    Two people were hospitalized after shots were fired when a civilian tried to gain unauthorized access to the Little Rock Air Force Base Monday morning. The base said the suspect was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. A bystander was also transported for non-related medical care and was released. The base went on lockdown after the incident. Jacksonville Police Sgt. Dustin Brown said the suspect had attempted to gain access to the base, which is in Jacksonville and about 15 miles northeast of Little Rock. A bomb squad was checking a green SUV parked near a visitor center...
  • Explosion closes stretch of A1 near Catterick barracks - (UK)

    11/29/2014 3:32:09 AM PST · by wtd
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11/29/2014 | Patrick Sawer
    Explosion closes stretch of A1 near Catterick barracks - (UK) The A1 motorway has been closed at Catterick in North Yorkshire after an explosion was heard, North Yorkshire Police said. North Yorkshire Police received a report at 3am this morning after an explosion was heard in the Catterick area. There are no reports of any injuries, but the A1 motorway is closed at Catterick. Both slip roads to Catterick have also been closed, diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area. Police said this is a "precautionary measure" while they conduct inquiries.
  • Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Are Intercepting Calls All Over The US

    09/04/2014 4:58:02 AM PDT · by wtd · 27 replies
    business insider ^ | Sept. 3, 2014 | Jack Dutton
    Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week, according to a report in Popular Science. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the [fake] towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts. [snip] Although it is unclear who owns the towers, ESD found that several of them were located near U.S. military bases.
  • GOP Congressman denied access to facility housing unaccompanied migrant children

    07/03/2014 7:27:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) sent out a press release chronicling his recent trip to a facility maintained by the department of Health and Human Services established to house up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who crossed the southern border illegally. BridenstineÂ’s trip was a short one, however, as the congressman was denied access to the facility by an HHS official. Bridenstine asserted that he attempted to contact Ken Wolfe, HHSÂ’s deputy director of the office of public affairs, in order to express his frustration over being denied access to Ft. Sill, a facility in the congressmanÂ’s...
  • Obama opens third military base to deal with flood of illegal child immigrants

    06/10/2014 10:26:33 AM PDT · by boycott · 40 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10 June 2014 | Ted Thorhill
    The Obama administration announced it is designating a third U.S. military base for emergency housing of children immigrating illegally into the United States without parents or relatives. The news came as officials insist that the children are in good hands, despite allegations of abuse by US authorities. Senior administration officials, who asked not to be identified, told reporters that an Army base at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will initially hold 600 ‘unaccompanied minors’ and eventually will be able to accommodate up to 1,200.