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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Pair of Guam airmen face trial on sex offenses in unrelated cases | Stars and Stripes

A pair of airmen assigned to Andersen Air Force Base on Guam face separate courts-martials there in the coming weeks for sexual and related offenses. Trial is expected to start Feb. 11 for Tech. Sgt. Donald Frierson Jr. for the...

7th Group soldier faces court-martial on assault charges | NWF Daily News

A court-martial begins Monday for a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) officer who faces six counts of assault and two counts of violating a catch-all provision of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Meanwhile, Maj. Jason Sartori also is...

Airman Killed at Texas Apartment Complex | Military.com

An airman was shot and killed Sunday night in front of his wife at an apartment complex in Texas, local officials said. The Cedar Park Police Department identified the active-duty airman Monday as Austin Robert Burroughs, 22. The airman first...

Here’s one of the big guns competing to be SOCOM’s next lightweight medium machine gun | Army Times

Attendees at a range day during one of the largest gun and outdoor shows in the world got a first look at a machine gun one manufacturer hopes can replace the M240, 7.62mm machine gun for Special Operations Command. Sig...

USS America amphibious assault ship to replace USS Wasp in Japan, report says | Stars and Stripes

The Navy’s newest flat-deck amphibious assault ship will replace the USS Wasp as the flagship for Task Force 76 at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, according to a recent report by the U.S. Naval Institute. The USS America will arrive in...

2 Fort Bliss soldiers killed in training crash identified | Army Times

Authorities have released the names of two soldiers from Texas' Fort Bliss who died when two military training vehicles crashed in southern New Mexico. Officials at the Army base in El Paso say 24-year-old Cpl. Cole Trevor Wixom and 21-year-old...

Soldier Identified from Remains Held by North Korea | Military.com

The remains of a U.S. soldier believed to have been captured by Chinese forces in North Korea in December 1950 and later died in a prisoner-of-war camp have been identified, officials said Thursday. The soldier, Sgt. Frank Julius Suliman, is...

Drone sighting disrupts major US airport | BBC

Flights were grounded at Newark International Airport in the US state of New Jersey after two drones were spotted flying nearby. A pilot told air traffic control that one of the drones came within 30ft (9m) of his aircraft. He was...

Barksdale airman sentenced to 35 years for murder of roommate in Guam | Air Force Times

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday for the murder of his roommate, A1C Bradley Hale, while the two were deployed to Guam in March 2018. A seven-member Air Force panel at the federal...

Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan identified | Fox News

The Army identified the Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan Tuesday as a Green Beret from Virginia. Sgt. 1st Class Joshua "Zach" Beale, 32, was shot and killed during combat operations in Central Afghanistan's Uruzgan Province. He was assigned to...

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US Green Berets who’ve trained Taiwanese troops explain how they could fight China and why the US keeps their mission secret | Business Insider

During the first week of October, China sent more than 150 aircraft into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone. Although this...

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