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Military Veterans Come Together For Iraqi & Afghan Refugees In Colorado | CBS Denver

Some military veterans are coming together for Iraqis and Afghans who put their lives on the line to help as translators in the Middle East. The vets are fighting for a bill at the state capitol that would grant in-state college tuition to refugees, including foreign nationals from Afghanistan and Iraq who helped interpret for U.S. soldiers and diplomats. Maytham Alshadood is one of ... Read More »

US military completes Niger ambush investigation | CNN Politics

An investigation into the October 2017 ambush in Niger by ISIS affiliated fighters that killed four US soldiers has been completed, according to several US defense officials. The initial report of the investigation findings is expected to be sent to General Thomas Waldhauser, the commanding general of US Africa Command who could make a decision on whether to recommend administrative ... Read More »

Satellite images show North Korea’s new assault hovercraft bases where special forces troops can be deployed to arrive in South Korea in half an hour | Daily Mail

These satellite images show North Korea‘s new assault hovercraft bases where special forces troops can be deployed to arrive in South Korea in just half an hour. Kim Jong-un is constructing two new facilities and upgrading two that already exist for the amphibious vehicles on the country’s west coast. It means Pyongyang’s elite forces will be just 30 minutes from the South Korean island ... Read More »

This is why the SAS trains with the British royal family | We are the Mighty

Britain’s royals are guarded by the best London’s Metropolitan Police have to offer — a special unit known as Protection Command. These officers, trained as armed bodyguards for the royal family, can often be seen escorting the Queen, Prince Philip, and other members of the family with steely gazes in blacked-out Land Rovers. However, especially in this day and age ... Read More »

Watch an Army veteran take down a casino robber wearing a Batman mask | Stars and Stripes

It was past midnight last summer when former U.S. soldier Elliot Montalvan unexpectedly drew on his Army combat training at a casino in the small Bavarian town of Heidingsfeld. A 48-year-old masked, armed man entered the gambling hall where Montalvan was working. When Montalvan, 35, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, saw the robber approaching him, he thought it was ... Read More »

DOD Issued a $7 Million Cloud Support Contract To a Company With One Employee | Nextgov

A two-year-old company with one employee and little past performance will play a supporting role in one of the Defense Department’s most important tech acquisitions of the year. In late January, the Defense Department awarded a $7 million sole-source contract to Eagle Harbor Solutions LLC, an Alaska Native-owned 8(a) small disadvantaged business, to support the Pentagon’s enterprise cloud initiative. For months, the ... Read More »

US Special Operators Will Test Sig Sauer’s New Mini Assault Rifle In Combat | The Drive

U.S. Special Operations Command is planning to buy a small number of conversion kits from Swiss gun maker Sig Sauer to turn existing M4A1 carbines into new MCX Rattler personnel defense weapons, or PDWs.  This purchase is in response to the command’s nearly year-old requirement for a tiny assault rifle able to fire both .300 Blackout and 5.56x45mm rounds, which we at The War ... Read More »

Officials ID Army Ranger who died at Oregon training facility | Army Times

A soldier who died Wednesday in an accidental shooting has been identified, the Associated Press reported. Spc. Devin Kuhn, 24, suffered injuries from the shooting in the housing area at Camp Rilea, Oregon. The camp is the main training facility for the Oregon National Guard. Kuhn was an automatic rifleman assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint ... Read More »

Watch Navy SEAL Clay Tippins’ Super Bowl ad for Georgia governor | American Military News

Clay Tippins, a former Navy SEAL running for governor in Georgia, made his video debut on television on Sunday with a 60-second campaign ad during the Super Bowl. The ad for Republican Clay Tippins cost $250,000 and was played in the Albany, Columbus and Macon media markets, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The ad will be also be played Monday in Atlanta. The ad ... Read More »

Special forces, allies to benefit from Denmark’s defense spending deal | Defense News

Denmark has reached a landmark cross-party political deal that will reset the country’s defense infrastructure and lift military spending to record levels. The deal was negotiated as part of the new defense agreement for 2018–2023. Significantly, the agreement advances Denmark’s goal to raise spending on its military to 2 percent of gross domestic product ― a target set by NATO ... Read More »

Paratrooper punches police, is arrested, sentenced all in the same morning | Army Times

A soldier stationed in Vicenza, Italy, received a suspended one-year jail sentence just hours after he was arrested for assaulting two Italian police officers at a local strip club early Thursday morning, according to Stars and Stripes. The 173rd Airborne Brigade soldier, who pleaded guilty to injury, insult, and resistance to public officials, was identified by Italian media as Keshaun Ross. Brigade officials ... Read More »

New weapon suite adds additional capability to Black Hawk helicopters | Defense News

 Sikorsky has completed qualification work on a comprehensive weapon suite for its S-70M and S-70i Black Hawk helicopters, the company said, enabling the aircraft to perform a variety of medium-attack missions. The completion of qualification work in 2017 concludes a six-year development program of the weapons system, including two years of live-fire tests at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground ... Read More »

Fighting season | The Foreign Desk

In spring, as the weather heats up in Afghanistan, so does the fighting. In a country that has been home to foreign forces and UN troops for more than 16 years, it’s a time to assess how far the country has come since the US invaded back in 2001. How many more fighting seasons can the country take? Andrew Mueller ... Read More »