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House OKs free national park access for Gold Star families | Marine Corps Times

The Gold Star Families Park Pass Act was passed on Tuesday by independent Sen. Angus King and democratic Rep. Jared Golden. The act is part of the National Defense Authorization Act where families of fallen military service members are given free access to national parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program. This small benefit would have a greater impact as ... Read More »

Service member dies on patrol in Syria | Stars & Stripes

An ongoing investigation by the U.S. military is being conducted about a coalition service member who passed away on a routine security patrol in northeastern Syria. Information on his identity was kept private. Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander Air Force Maj. Gen. Ekman said that there was no indication that it was due to enemy contact. This death brings up ... Read More »

First Japanese V-22 arrives at Kisarazu Air Field | DC Military

The world’s first tiltrotor aircraft, V-22 Osprey, arrived in Camp Kisarazu from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. This will be maintained and operated by the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF). It was procured through foreign military sales in 2015 and will complement their humanitarian and disaster relief capabilities as well as support defense operations. Japanese V-22 is the first ... Read More »

U.S. Army soldiers injured in armored vehicle accident in Syria | Defense Blog

An accident involving U.S. soldiers were injured in an overturned armored vehicle in northeastern Syria. A short video of the crash was recorded and has been circulating social media. This occured during a routine patrol and the source did not specify the identity and count of soldiers who were injured. The Pentagon is now positioning troops to northeastern Syria to ... Read More »

Taliban suicide bomber hits Afghan military convoy | Long War Journal

One of these attacks occurred in the district of Sayedabad in the Maidan Wardak province. An Afghan military convoy was targeted. Eight soldiers were killed, and nine others were wounded. The Taliban has released a statement and claimed the responsibility of these attacks. Recently eastern Afghanistan has been a hotspot for terrorism. Source: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2020/07/taliban-suicide-bomber-hits-afghan-military-convoy.php Read More »

Air Force announces 12 Outstanding Airmen of 2020 | 919th SOW

As a way for the Air Force to honor some of its special airmen, a list of outstanding airmen has been chosen. This year 12 have been given the award. Once given the award they are permitted to wear a special ribbon that recognizes the accomplishment. Senior Airman Cassidy B. Basney, United States Space Force Master Sgt. Douglas K. Brock, ... Read More »

Ready for missions at moment’s notice’: UK Navy unveils Royal Marines new ‘Vanguard Strike’ unit | Sputnik News

This new edition consists of a new Royal Marines unit. They will use emerging technology and train to deploy over the globe to numerous hotspots. The UK compares the new unit’s trainings to the United States elite Green Berets. It is predicted to start deploying next year according to the Navy. Source: https://sputniknews.com/military/202007211079944064-ready-for-missions-at-moments-notice-uk-navy-unveils-royal-marines-new-vanguard-strike-unit/ Read More »

US-backed forces renew campaign against IS remnants in eastern Syria | VOA News

The US backed Syrian Democratic forces are executing a plan to target terrorist in aastern Syria as part of their new campaign. The campaign is being called the “Deterrence of Terrorism.” They have already captured many IS militants before, but this will allow more access to resources and a common goal to operate under. Source: https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/us-backed-forces-renew-campaign-against-remnants-eastern-syria Read More »

General Singlaub turns 99: An interview with a Special Operations legend | Connecting Vets Radio

While reflecting back on his 99 years, there has been courage, bravery, and sacrifice. Major General Jack Singlaub is well known in the Special Force’s community for his service. He served in World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean war. In an interview with Connecting Vets Radio he tells wartime stories that captures what it is like to dedicate your ... Read More »

Two dead as Dutch Army helicopter crashes in Caribbean | The Defense Post

The army chopper was Dutch owned but crashed into the Netherlands territory in the sea according to officials. Among the four that were on board two have died. The other two onboard were found and not seriously harmed. It is still unclear to what caused the crash and the investigation remains open as military divers will work to retrieve the ... Read More »