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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Scilly: Britain’s Mediterranean-like isles steeped in myth | BBC Travel

The Isle of Scilly in England is where is where King Arthur is rumored to be buried. This archipelago with 145 islands is surrounded by developing tourist spots with its vast nature and beaches. Colin Taylor decided to move...

Air Force gets first new ‘Jolly Green’ rescue helicopters with roots to the Vietnam War | Stars & Stripes

The 23rd Wing and 347th Rescue Group received two HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopters, with a legacy tracing back to the Vietnam War. This is to transition away from the HH-60G Pave Hawk model, which is used already for 26...

New Navy ship to be named for Vietnam Marine Medal of Honor recipient | Marine Corps Times

Marine Gunnery Sgt. John L. Canley was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 after exemplifying his bravery by fighting off multiple attacks in Hue City, Vietnam in 1968. The Navy announced in mid-November that an Expeditionary Sea Base-6, or...

Fort Hood leaders meet with Vanessa Guillen’s family, say gate will be named in her honor | Army Times

Vanessa Guillen’s family met with Fort Hood leaders in Texas to see design concepts and survey the proposed site of a memorial gate that will be named in Guillen’s honor, according to the central Texas installation. Fort Hood also...

Has the hidden matter of the universe been discovered? | Science Daily

Scientists at the Université Paris-Saclay detected for the first time in a new study hidden matters that make up the universe. Astrophysicists consider that around 40% of the ordinary matter that makes up stars, planets, and galaxies remains undetected, concealed...

1,400 artifacts trace Army lineage back to 1600s at new national museum, opening Vet’s Day | Army Times

The new National Museum of the United States Army is opening on Veteran’s Day. The museum is located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia where visitors can learn and appreciate the history and sacrifices of veterans and soldiers who are in...

New Zealand’s Chatham Islands might be the only place in the world experiencing overtourism right now | CNN Travel

With the travel restrictions due to the pandemic, a not-so-popular island about 500 miles east of New Zealand's South Island caught the attention of many Kiwis as the hottest getaway. Tourism New Zealand pivot marketing their country for foreign...

6-year-old WWII French Resistance agent honored at long last | Stars & Stripes

Marcel Pinte is a 6-year-old boy who have served as WWII French resistance agent. He was known with his code name Quinquin who followed orders and even crossing enemy lines to pass messages if needed. He was killed by...

Omaha vet, 103, trained Marine war dogs at Iwo Jima | Omaha World Herold

leading the 6th Marine War Dog Platoon, which participated in the battle for Iwo Jima in February and March of 1945. He shared timeless pictures of his life commanding 60 Marines and 36 dogs. Worth and his Marines learned...

Mopar’s new Hellcrate Redeye V8 is a monstrous muscle car motor | Fox News

Mopar released its new Hellcrate Redeye V8 that can turn classic rides into serious muscle machines. The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 rated at 807 hp and 717 lbs.-ft of torque are one of the top of the line. The Hellcrate Redeye...

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US strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, ‘no indications’ of civilian casualties: CENTCOM | Military Times

U.S. Central Command relayed that U.S. forces eliminated a “senior al-Qaida leader” in Syria yesterday. Navy Lt. Josie Lynne...

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