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Second woman on track to graduate the Corps’ Infantry Officer Course may be your next recon platoon commander | Marine Corps Times

In another historic milestone for female Marines, another woman is on track to graduate the Corp’s grueling and arduous 13-week Infantry Officer Course on June 23, 2018, and she’s pushing for a job field that could put her in charge of the Corps’ elite reconnaissance Marines. Only one woman thus far has successfully completed the course and gone on to don the ... Read More »

Shot 5 Times by Afghan Soldier, Navy Master Chief Refused to Quit | Military.com

Navy Master Chief Raina Hockenberry remembers everything from that day in 2014 when an Afghan soldier shot her five times. She was serving as the senior enlisted leader position for Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan. Hockenberry was part of a group visiting a basic training facility for Afghan soldiers. “We stopped for our last briefing of the day, and one of ... Read More »

Air Force eyes new cyber training facility in Florida | Fifth Domain

The Air Force is outgrowing its current cyber and information operations training facility. The demand for cyber training has increased substantially in recent years, so much so that the 39th Information Operations Squadron had to build another building adjacent to its headquarters in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in order to accommodate the influx of new students. “Looking toward the future, we are ... Read More »

You’re not gonna believe where they found that missing Minot machine gun | Air Force Times

An M240 machine gun that was reported missing five weeks ago from Minot Air Force Base has been found — in an airman’s off-base residence. In a release Wednesday evening, Minot officials said agents from the Office of Special Investigations carried out a search warrant on the airman’s home Tuesday, where they allegedly recovered the machine gun. The release did not contain any further ... Read More »

Here’s what the Czech military wants to buy with its record $4.5B modernization program | Defense News

Lt. Gen. Ales Opata, the chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, has unveiled plans by the country to spend 100 billion koruna (U.S. $4.5 billion) on what he called the largest military modernization program in the Czech Republic’s history. By 2027, the Czech military is to acquire 210 infantry fighting vehicles, 50 self-propelled howitzers, 12 multipurpose helicopters, ... Read More »

NC man will admit to impersonating 3-star Army general for helicopter ride | Army Times

A man accused of trying to impress a woman by landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating a three-star Army general and will concede that he was sane at the time, according to a new court filing. The strange case against Christian Desgroux unfolded after authorities say he unexpectedly had a charter helicopter ... Read More »

China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies: Symantec | Reuters

A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday. Symantec said the effort appeared to be driven by national espionage goals, such as the interception of military and civilian communications. Such interception capabilities are rare ... Read More »