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The Sea Naval Unit goes to Vistabella, finds stash of guns, ammo | Trinidad Daily Express

The search warrant was issued for 1 Wharton Street, Vistabella, and 13 Purcell Street, Vistabella, San Fernando. However, nothing illegal was found. It did give them a cause though to search a nearby bushy area where they hit the jackpot. They found many illegal things including guns and ammo. Source: https://trinidadexpress.com/newsextra/the-sea-naval-unit-goes-to-vistabella-finds-stash-of-guns-ammo/article_016e8014-da99-11ea-8aac-f7f6cacff620.html Read More »

MH-47 helo, task saturated and under PKM fire, had zero visibility prior to fatal 2017 mishap | Army Times

Three years ago, a MH-47 helicopter was dropping off British special operation soldiers and U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and was engulfed in what is being called ‚Äėbrown out conditions‚Äô and caused the vessel to hit the tree. The MH-47‚Ä≤s co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jacob Sims, passed away due to the accident and 6 others were injured. Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/08/11/mh-47-helo-task-saturated-and-under-pkm-fire-had-zero-visibility-prior-to-fatal-2017-mishap/ Read More »

WWII warbirds arrive in Hawaii for historic flyovers to commemorate end of war 75 years ago | Stars & Stripes

These airplanes made a trip from San Diego to Hawaii and are scheduled to do flyovers in honor of the end of WWII, the 75th anniversary. Viewers can sit and watch the flyover from Waikiki Beach on August 29th and August 30th.The planes will also be available to see from the western part of Oahu. However, the final fly over ... Read More »

The US and NATO are boosting their presence in a hotspot for military activity near Russia | Business Insider

However, some troops were pulled out of Germany after the COVID-19 virus. Since late July there has been news about redeploying US troops back to Germany. President Donald Trump cites the growing tension with Russia and the location of the Black Sea. Shifting troops into other areas where the attention is more needed is now the goal. Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/us-nato-russian-militaries-increasingly-active-in-black-sea-2020-8 Read More »

Special forces units involved in first stage of Azerbaijan-Turkey joint exercises | News AZ

Special Forces units were involved in the first stage of a recent training. News AZ posted a video of the joint training exercises. The training consisted of various vessels being used by soldiers throughout different terrains. This information was put out by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on Sunday. Source: https://www.news.az/news/special-forces-units-involved-in-first-stage-of-azerbaijan-turkey-joint-exercises-video Read More »

In Burkina Faso, US troops train local soldiers | Pulitzer Center

US troops help with interval training for Burkinabe military. They also focus on reengagement between the military and the community while focusing on things like first aid and counter IED training. There are fewer than 100 US soldiers working with Burkina Faso, but they are still making important strides with the military and local population. Read More »

Special Tactics Airman to be awarded Silver Star | Shadow Spear Special Operations

Air Force Master Sgt. John Grimesey, Flight Chief of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, is now being awarded and recognized for his sacrifice in Afghanistan by receiving the Silver Star. His brave actions not only saved a fellow soldier and received the body of an Afghan commander but also led to 31 enemies being killed. Grimesey put his own life ... Read More »

Here’s the current US plan to build up Syrian proxies, including an oilfield guard force | Army Times

This report had information related to Syrian proxies and America‚Äôs role in it. Operation Inherent Resolve supports have an oilfield guard force and also double the size of proxy forces already being used. The United States is involved because if they get semi-control of oil fields, they can have a direct impact on ISIS revenue streams since much of the ... Read More »

5th time’s the charm? Pentagon has yet another civilian leader of special operations in 3 years | Task & Purpose

Ezra Cohen is being introduced while he currently deals with the duties of the assistant secretary of defense of special operations. He replaced Chris Miller who had a very short reign of two months and has recently sworn into the director of the national counterterrorism center. Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/pentagon-names-fifth-civilian-overseeing-special-operations?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2008.11.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Read More »

IDF scales back reinforcements on Lebanese border, but stays on alert | Times of Israel

On Monday the IDF started easing back on reinforcements as they believe that the threat from Hezbollah terrorists has decreased. It is believed by their defense that the Hezbollah would not do anything in light of the attack in Beirut that killed many. However, the troops surrounding the border are still being told to be on alert. Source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-scales-back-reinforcements-on-lebanese-border-but-stays-on-alert/ Read More »