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Afghan Special Forces kill 4 Taliban militants in Kabul, destroy a weapons cache | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants during an operation in capital Kabul, the military sources said Thursday. The sources further added that the Special Forces conducted the operation in Paghman district of Kabul. Furthermore, the sources said the Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same operation. The Taliban group has not commented regarding ... Read More »

The Best Travel Packages for Adventure Seekers | Forbes

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If you want thrill-seeking without all of the itinerary-making, you’ve come to the right place. These travel packages will transport you to some of the most beautiful places on earth, including national parks and beach-side resorts, while also taking care of all the lodgings, food, and guides. That way, you can enjoy the scenery to its max. Just don’t forget ... Read More »

DynCorp to provide base operation support under potential $174M Navy IDIQ | ExecutiveBiz

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DynCorp International has won a potential seven-year, $173.8M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to perform base operation support services at Naval and Defense Intelligence Agency facilities located in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. According to a Department of Defense notice published Tuesday, DynCorp will also provide utility management, pest control, grounds maintenance, landscaping, pavement clearance, transportation, solid waste management, ... Read More »

College women using war games to break into the male-dominated defense industry | Military Times

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It isn’t every day that a room full of young women in their teens and early 20s are plunged into preparations for nuclear war with North Korea, yet that is the scenario Alexis Visser and others found themselves in while sitting in an Arlington, Virginia, conference room. Visser, a 19-year-old student and Army reservist, was one of 14 women from ... Read More »

Children of US troops born overseas will no longer get automatic American citizenship | Task and Purpose

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Children born to U.S. service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States, according to policy alert issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday. Previously, children born to U.S. citizen parents were considered to be “residing in the United States,” and therefore would be automatically granted citizenship under Immigration and ... Read More »

US State Department clears $4.2B in arms sales to Japan, S. Korea, Hungary, Lithuania and Denmark | Defense News

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The U.S. State Department on Tuesday cleared more than $4.2 billion worth of potential weapons sales for Japan, South Korea, Hungary, Lithuania and Denmark.  The sales, announced on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency website, would bring the total Foreign Military Sales cases cleared by the State Department to $51.9 billion with roughly five weeks to go in fiscal 2020. Read ... Read More »

Sgt. Yeager, retired Marines dog, heads to Hollywood to compete for American Hero Dog award | Stars and Stripes

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Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe and his dog, Sgt. Yeager, were patrolling the Marjah district of Iraq in 2012.  A Marine had been injured by an IED, an improvised explosive device, so the pair were looking for other bombs in the area.  Tarwoe stepped on a buried IED, and it exploded, killing him. Yeager suffered shrapnel wounds that took months to ... Read More »

Nepal Bans Single-use Plastics on Mt. Everest After Removing 11 Tons of Trash | Travel and Leisure

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Climbing Mount Everest just isn’t what it used to be.  Amid a host of problems is the amount of trash that has been left behind, amounting to around 11 tons. So a ban of single use plastics will begin January 2020.  It prohibits trekkers from bringing and shops from selling plastic soft drink bottles and single-use plastics less than 0.03 ... Read More »

Boeing gets $999M contract to continue producing wings for the A-10 Warthog | Defense News

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Though Boeing has seen its share of trouble with suppliers and the grounded 737 Max, the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 21 awarded Boeing the contract to continue producing wings for the A-10 Warthog. The contract is worth up to $999 million if all options are executed for 112 wing assemblies and 15 wing kits, though only $240 million has ... Read More »

Hear The Playlist That Ignites Your Military Memories – As BFBS Turns 75 | Forces Network

75 Years of BFBS

To celebrate 75 years of BFBS bringing the best music and entertainment to those who serve and their families, they are creating our very own Forces playlist – BFBS 75. You can listen to the top 75 NOW at 5am EST (bank holiday Monday starting at 10am UKT) HERE. Since its first radio broadcast in 1944 from Algiers, BFBS has raised ... Read More »