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Uzbek special forces train in U.S.A. | Army Recognition

For the first time, servicemen of a special forces unit of the Uzbek Defense Ministry are taking part in Southern Strike joint force exercises at Camp Shelby, military base in Mississippi, the Uzbek Ministry of Defense said. Exercise scenarios are designed to meet current global crises and the individual training needs of the involved units. More Read More »

Students design $1.25 piece to help prevent B-2 stealth bomber emergencies | Stars and Stripes

One of the world’s most advanced bombers is flying with a plastic switch cover, designed by Missouri high school students, in its cockpit to prevent possible in-flight emergencies, the Air Force says. The Stealth Panthers robotics team at Knob Noster High School near Whiteman Air Force Base worked with pilots and engineers last fall to create and test the 3D-printed ... Read More »

Defending Champion Capitals Eager to Stop Losing Streak | US News

Alex Ovechkin thinks the Washington Capitals were tired. Tired after losing seven consecutive games and tired in the middle of another long slog after winning the Stanley Cup last season. By the time they got back on the ice Thursday for their first practice after the All-Star break and league-mandated bye week, the Russian superstar captain saw something completely different. ... Read More »

Knock, knock. Who’s there? This AI combat system might already know | C4ISRNET

If the U.S. military is going to fight alongside robots, it better include them in mission planning. Early this year DARPA’s Squad X technology development program held a week-long series of tests at Twentynine Palms, Calif. While Marines demonstrated the powerful ISR potential of emerging autonomous technologies, they also proved a less-obvious point about the need for pre-planning at the ... Read More »

All-Women Crew Preps for Flyover Honoring Legendary Female Pilot | Military.com

Nine female pilots at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, say they feel privileged to be selected as volunteers to perform the “missing woman” formation this Saturday for an aviator who paved the way for their success: U.S. Navy Capt. Rosemary Mariner, who died last week at 65. “We’re fortunate to be chosen,” said Cmdr. Leslie “Meat” Mintz, executive officer of ... Read More »

Third man charged in alleged antifa assault of two Marine reservists in Philadelphia | Marine Corps Times

It’s been several months since two Marine reservists visiting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were reportedly assaulted by a mob of people associated with the left-leaning group known as antifa. To date, three people have now been charged with attacking the Marine reservists ? Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres ? on Nov. 17, 2018. Tom Keenan and Thomas Massey were arrested in November ... Read More »

Facility for US forces opens on Philippines’ main island; another slated for Palawan | Stars and Stripes

The United States and the Philippines opened the first of several new facilities for visiting American forces on the island of Luzon this week and will start building another on Palawan once funding is available, according to Philippine defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Speaking at Cesar Basa Air Base during Tuesday’s opening of a new “Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief warehouse,” ... Read More »

Academy sex assaults up 47% since 2016, DoD estimates | Military Times

The number of unwanted sexual encounters for cadets at the nation’s service academies has risen sharply in the last two years, the Defense Department said, which raises alarms that current efforts to create a safer atmosphere on those campuses have failed. The estimated number of incidents of unwanted sexual contact rose from 507 across all service academies in 2016 to ... Read More »