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Strava fitness app divulges heatmap of secretive British SAS base | The Telegraph

A secretive special air service base has been inadvertently revealed by a fitness app that has created a heatmap of running routes around the country. A SAS base in Hereford, along with a nuclear deterrent naval base and the government’s spy agency GCHQ has been placed on a heatmap of Strava’s customers, including the profiles of several people who regularly run ... Read More »

Army offering $25K reward in search for weapons stolen from Stuttgart arms room | Stars & Stripes

The search continues for information on a small-arms weapons heist from a base here in 2016, military officials said. Several semi-automatic pistols, one small-caliber automatic rifle and a shotgun were among the items taken in July 2016 from a weapons area at the U.S. Army’s Panzer Kaserne in Boeblingen, a Stuttgart suburb. In a sign that investigators could be struggling ... Read More »

‘Blackhawk Down’ Army Ranger to speak | Morning AG Clips

During the General Session held on Wednesday morning, attendees at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. will hear the amazing story of the harrowing U.S. Army mission that was recounted in the movie “Blackhawk Down.” Commodity Classic takes place Feb. 27-March 1. The General Session is one of the most popular events at Commodity Classic. Comedian Mark Mayfield returns ... Read More »

This Could Be The Next Special Operations Combat Helmet | Military.com

The super lightweight, modular and feature-rich Ops-Core helmets used by special operations troops can inspire a serious case of gear envy from the conventional forces. And they may get even better. This week at SHOT Show, parent company Gentex introduced its new Fast SF helmet, its submission for the ongoing U.S. Special Operations Command upgrade program. The helmet retains all the protection ... Read More »

Navy seeks to expand special operations training in region | Kitsap Sun

Curious onlookers might soon spot gear-laden warriors scaling the towering cliffs at Deception Pass State Park or a drone hovering above one of Naval Base Kitsap’s installations as the Navy seeks to expand the scope of special operations training in the region. The Navy has conducted SEAL training in the Northwest for the past 30 years, and the growing demand for special operation missions “has ... Read More »

TRUMP’S NEW DEFENSE STRATEGY. WHERE’S CLIMATE CHANGE? AND SPECIAL FORCES? | Newsweek

The Pentagon has a new National Defense Strategy (NDS), its first in 10 years, and, on Friday, released an 11-page summary of it. Signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis, the NDS flows from the broader national security vision outlined in President Donald Trump’s recently signed 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS), and it replaces the formerly required Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). ... Read More »