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Across the landscape of a nightmare: Kwajalein, 1944

Not long after the conclusion of Operation Flintlock, the American invasion of the Marshall Islands in early 1944, the Army tried a new method of documenting the course of the battle: “company interviews” during which a historical officer and his staff held session with individual rifle companies, allowing the soldiers themselves to tell the story of the battle, with the narrative being passed from one man to another as they relived events. 1,045 more words


Burris' account among many to put Earhart on Kwaj

The Amelia Earhart-Mili Atoll connection is well known to those familiar with the work of authors and researchers such as Fred Goerner, Vincent V. Loomis, Bill Prymak and Oliver Knaggs… 1,725 more words

Rocket carrying U.S. Army experimental strike weapon destroyed

A rocket carrying an experimental Army strike weapon exploded early Monday after taking off from a launch pad in Alaska, the Associated Press reports.

It cites comments from the U.S. 335 more words

Defence Watch

PressTV: US tests another nuclear-capable missile

Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:4PM GMT

The United States has test-fired a nuclear-capable inter-continental ballistic missile from an airbase in the state of California.

On Tuesday, a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which is capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base into a 4,200 mile flight over the Pacific to a target on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. 216 more words


Preflight 12/17/2013

Minuteman Test Launch from California

The United States Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Tuesday morning. 97 more words

United States Air Force

My Veteran: Private First Class Thomas Alexander Piotrowski, Sr.

This Veterans Day, I’d once again like to say thank you to all of the veterans who have served and are still serving our country. In the past I’ve had the privilege of researching several Pennsylvania veterans’ lives for various articles I’ve written and I’ve gotten to talk to members of these veterans’ families as well as several surviving veterans. 1,666 more words

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