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Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn: source | Reuters

President Trump is considering plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty in 2017 lying to the FBI during an investigation into Russian intervention during the 2016 presidential election. If Trump does grant a reprieve to Flynn, it would be the highest-profile pardon issued by the President since he took office. Trump could still ... Read More »

Marine Corps reduces annual training by cutting these requirements | Marine Corps Times

The Marine Corps has decided to reduce several annual training requirements to “enable commanders to focus on events that generate warfighting readiness,” according to an administrative message published Thursday. Tobacco cessation training, social media conduct, combating trafficking, and violence prevention awareness have been eliminated according to the MARADMIN. They will be categorizing the annual training into core and non-core requirements noting that non-core ... Read More »

The forgotten Hawaiian islands in Canada | BBC Travel

Canada’s Gulf Islands are comprised of dozens of islands scattered between Vancouver and Southern Vancouver Island. The islands were protected and preserved and were said to be the forgotten Hawaiian islands in Canada. The legacy of the early Hawaiian settlers, known as Kanakas, was virtually erased from history after gradual intermarriage with local First Nations or other immigrant groups. During the ... Read More »

Bring US operational training and experimentation into the 21st century | Defense News

The United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region face increasing threats as neighboring enemies are developing new capabilities and upgrades within their military forces. Thomas Mahnken and Regan Copple highly suggest conducting operational training, experimentation, and collaboration to meet today’s challenges and prepare for those of the future. Currently, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has recognized these trends and created Pacific Multi-Domain ... Read More »

Former Tuskegee Airman Frank Macon dies at 97 | Air Force Times

Former Tuskegee Airman Franklin Macon died Sunday night in his home in Colorado Springs at the age of 97. Tuskegee Airmen are among the first nation’s group of African American fighter pilots. Macon enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and he began his military flight training the next year as part of Tuskegee’s Class 45A. Macon established ... Read More »

Legendary Arecibo Telescope Will Close Forever, and Scientists Are Reeling | Scientific American

The Arecibo telescope was built in 1963 as the world’s largest radio telescope located in Puerto Rico. It has contributed historical importance in science, planetary defense, and for Puerto Rico. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided to permanently close the site as the cable was damaged beyond repair according to engineers. The first cable smashed panels at the ... Read More »

The Amazon’s mouth-watering fifth flavor | BBC Travel

Black tucupi is a thick, umami-rich sauce that has been made by indigenous communities across the Amazon as far as Guyana, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Black tucupi is also known as Tucupi pixuna, tucupi negro, kumaji, ají negro, kanyzi pudidy, and cassareep. They are extracted from the bitter manioc juice simmered down from a yellow liquid into a dark ... Read More »

How this Army veteran found meaning in emergency management | Task & Purpose

Lorenzo Leon, a field artilleryman who served in Afghanistan, shared how he found his true calling after deployment. His military experience helped him transition to a career in emergency management According to the agency, FEMA is also developing a partnership with the National Guard to encourage the employment of drilling Guardsmen and reservists in a variety of career types and ... Read More »

Pilot error led to fatal F-15 crash in North Sea, Air Force report says | Stars & Stripes

The F-15C fighter jet crashed off the coast of England earlier this year that killed Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth “Kage” Allen. The plane plunged into the North Sea and investigation ruled out aircraft malfunction, component failure, and maintenance issues as contributing factors to the crash. According to the Air Force accident investigation board, it was the result of the ... Read More »

Every US military branch is about to get its hands on the Army’s new sidearm of choice | Task & Purpose

Gunmaker Sig Sauer has finally delivered its Modular Handgun System to every service branch in the U.S. military. The MHS is a 9mm, striker-fired pistol that features coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slides with black controls and takes both 17-round and 21-round magazines. This is to replace other pistols in the service’s arsenal, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1, and M007. Source: ... Read More »