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Check Six: Operation Desert Storm - 27 years ago

From the Military.com website

Nowadays when people think of Iraq, they think of the war that began in 2003, ISIS and the long fight against terrorism. 88 more words

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The Long Ride of Colonel Young

“Get a good life insurance policy, with your family as beneficiary. Bring your Bible and yourself.”

Advice of Charles Davis Young to a friend joining the Tenth Cavalry… 940 more words

As Seen in Midweek: Irwin Cockett

Korean War Veterans Association

Korean War Veterans Association hosted its annual banquet December 9 at Pagoda Hotel in the International Ballroom.

The Korean War Veterans Association is a veterans’ service organization which seeks to preserve the interest in the welfare of Korean War veterans and their families. 53 more words

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Army News - Bell V-280 Valor flies for first time as Technology Demonstrator for Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Helicopter program

Bell Helicopter’s V-280 Valor flew for the first time on Monday 18 December 2017 from their facility in Amarillo, Texas.

The demonstrator aircraft is part of the Joint Multi-role Helicopter (JMR) Program, which Bell finished building in September, and had been doing restrained and then unrestrained ground runs up until this week. 115 more words

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Army Launches Pilot to Direct Commission Cyber Lieutenants

From the Military.com website

The U.S. Army recently launched a new direct-commissioning pilot program aimed at attracting talent from academia and industry to become officers in its cyber mission force. 47 more words

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A complete history of Army berets and who's allowed to wear them

From the Army Times website

While it’s true that President John F. Kennedy authorized Special Forces soldiers to wear a rifle green beret in 1961, the soldiers had been wearing them off the books for the better part of the previous decade — and they weren’t the first to do that. 56 more words

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Airport travelers thought a bomb was about to explode, so a TSA agent risked his life

Travelers were waiting in to get through the security line at Orlando International Airport when smoke began to escape from an unattended backpack. Those who noticed the bag moved away from it quickly, assuming the worst. 304 more words

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