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National Intelligence, Special Operations Museum Planned in Loudoun County | The Loudoun Tribune

A Loudoun County site has been selected for a museum that publicly recognizes the efforts of American heroes who served in the shadows. The National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations is planned as part of the Kincora property, a 434-acre, mixed-used development planned along Pacific Boulevard near the intersection of Routes 7 and 28. The museum is a joint ... Read More »

The U.S. Army just made history, opening top position in Airborne Division to women | Rare

Demographics in the United States Army are set to shift in a significant way very soon. Army Times reports that women will now be eligible for assignment at three more posts. The news comes after former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced in 2015 that combat roles in each branch of the military would be open to women. “[Women will] be allowed to drive ... Read More »

Corps Affirms Full Exoneration for MARSOC Unit Rocked by Scandal | Military.com

A senior lawmaker is hailing the Marine Corps for reviewing a decade-old case in which members of a MARSOC company were accused of murdering civilians in Afghanistan, and publicly affirming a full exoneration of the unit. But the commanding officer of the unit in question believes the service should go further to show its support. Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican ... Read More »

U.S. MILITARY LAUNCHES BROAD INVESTIGATION OF SEAL TEAM 6 AFTER GREEN BERET KILLING IN MALI | The Intercept

A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION into the death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, who was killed last June while deployed in Bamako, Mali, has prompted a broad internal military audit and investigation into SEAL Team 6, according to a military official and two others briefed on the case. Army Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, a Green Beret whose death is being investigated ... Read More »

Satellite images show North Korea’s new assault hovercraft bases where special forces troops can be deployed to arrive in South Korea in half an hour | Daily Mail

These satellite images show North Korea‘s new assault hovercraft bases where special forces troops can be deployed to arrive in South Korea in just half an hour. Kim Jong-un is constructing two new facilities and upgrading two that already exist for the amphibious vehicles on the country’s west coast. It means Pyongyang’s elite forces will be just 30 minutes from the South Korean island ... Read More »

This is why the SAS trains with the British royal family | We are the Mighty

Britain’s royals are guarded by the best London’s Metropolitan Police have to offer — a special unit known as Protection Command. These officers, trained as armed bodyguards for the royal family, can often be seen escorting the Queen, Prince Philip, and other members of the family with steely gazes in blacked-out Land Rovers. However, especially in this day and age ... Read More »

US Special Operators Will Test Sig Sauer’s New Mini Assault Rifle In Combat | The Drive

U.S. Special Operations Command is planning to buy a small number of conversion kits from Swiss gun maker Sig Sauer to turn existing M4A1 carbines into new MCX Rattler personnel defense weapons, or PDWs.  This purchase is in response to the command’s nearly year-old requirement for a tiny assault rifle able to fire both .300 Blackout and 5.56x45mm rounds, which we at The War ... Read More »

Watch Navy SEAL Clay Tippins’ Super Bowl ad for Georgia governor | American Military News

Clay Tippins, a former Navy SEAL running for governor in Georgia, made his video debut on television on Sunday with a 60-second campaign ad during the Super Bowl. The ad for Republican Clay Tippins cost $250,000 and was played in the Albany, Columbus and Macon media markets, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The ad will be also be played Monday in Atlanta. The ad ... Read More »