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Monday, December 5, 2022

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How rice shaped the American South | BBC Travel

America isn't the original home of rice planters and plantation owners did not know how to grow it. Between 1750 and 1775 enslaved Africans brought rice over to the US and introduced cultivation. They became the pioneers of growing...

FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team is now flying gloss black UH-60 helicopters | The Drive

Pictures circulating online reveals that the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Hostage Rescue Team, or HRT, has acquired a UH-60 Black Hawk. The HRT has around 6 of these units, which they have acquired through U.S. Army contracts. HRT...

U.S. envoy meets Pakistan army chief to discuss Afghan peace steps | Reuters

To discuss the Afghan peace process, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and the NATO forces commander met with Pakistan’s army chief last Monday. Specifically, Khalilzad and General Scott Miller met General Qamar Javed Bajwa at Pakistani army headquarters...

Air Force completes Operation Porcupine exercise in Romania | Air Force Times

Employing U.S. F-16s, HH-60s, and MQ-9s, US Air Force’s 31st Fighter Wing has finally completed the annual Operation Porcupine exercise in Romania. Operation Porcupine replicates rescuing a downed F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot and involves 606th Air Control Squadron, 56th...

What is a Diamond DA42 light aircraft doing at Russia’s airbase in Syria? | The Drive

Diamond DA42T in Hmeymim? strange visitor at the Russian air base in Latakia on 26 Feb 2021, besides the usual mix of Su-24/34/35 jets a few MiG-29 an An-72 and a Tu-154 https://t.co/K1GHJrj0Md pic.twitter.com/axRHqFYN60 — Samir (@obretix) February 28, 2021 Austrian-designed...

Guardians, the Space Force wants you to help determine your enlisted rank insignia | Air Force Times

In the hopes of helping the enlisted guardians determine how their rank insignia will look, the Space Force has launched a survey complete with four choices of insignia for ranks from E-2 to E-9. Specifically, the survey is scientifically...

Britain unveils date to release transformative military review | Defense News

In an announcement made by the British government, March 16 marks the release date of the transformative military review, which according to them, will fundamentally transform their defense capabilities. It was also announced that chief of the Defence Staff‚...

Tactical naps, caffeine jolts: Military sleep study recommends new policies for better troop rest | Military.com

In a study titled "Study on Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Readiness of Members of the Armed Forces," soldiers not having enough sleep are more prone to accidents. This is because sleep deprivation affects not only their physical health,...

The Greek airport that was left to fall apart | CNN Travel

Serving over 20 million passengers before the pandemic, the Athens International Airport was once considered the world's gateway to Greece’s treasures. The airport is located at the southern Athenian coast, roughly three times Monaco’s size, Hellenikon. For decades, the...

More military exchange locations to get tattoo studios | Stars & Stripes

After opening the first-ever ink studio in a military exchange location, the American Tattoo Society is set to open three more installations. This includes Army's first on-base tattoo parlor. Specifically, the new tattoo shop will be at Fort Bliss,...

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Special Operations Forces soldier describes battle for village in south of Ukraine | Ukrainska Pravda

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have revealed how they freed a village in the south of Ukraine.  In an interview with...

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