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Americans Receive Highest French Honor

  • 08/24/2015 - 15:21

    France is awarding its highest honor, the Legion of Honor medal, to the three Americans and one Briton that subdued a heavily-armed passenger that was on their high-speed train that was heading from Amsterdam to Paris with 500 passengers.

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Meet the First Women That Earned the Ranger Tab!

  • 08/21/2015 - 09:01

    Today is the day that the first two women Rangers are graduating from the notoriously difficult Ranger School, and now we finally get to meet these two trailblazers!

    Capt. Kristen Greist is a Military Police officer stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Lt. Shaye Haver is an Apache helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Carson, CO. Both women completed 123 days of training during Ranger School, and will receive their Ranger Tabs in a ceremony alongside 94 men.

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DefSec Carter's Force of the Future Initiative

  • 08/20/2015 - 10:58

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is looking to try and recruit and retain soldiers with specialized technical skills by the formation of a new "technical career track". These technical tracks would allow soldiers to serve a full-length military career without having to continually strive for promotions or advancement along the military's typical career path.

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First Female Rangers to Graduate!

  • 08/18/2015 - 10:52

    Two women will graduate from one of the most difficult and grueling courses in the Army on Friday, the famed Army Ranger School.

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Pentagon Looks to Expand Drone Flights by 50%

  • 08/17/2015 - 14:39

    The Pentagon is looking to expand its daily drone sortie rate, and that mean that the Army and SOCOM will have to take up some of the slack.

    According to Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, the Pentagon wants to up the number of daily drone flights from its current level of about 60 per day to about 90 per day by 2019. The Pentagon's plan is to have the Army take on 10-20 of the daily drone flights, while SOCOM takes on 10. Any additional flights would be flown by outside contractors, although those flights would have to be unarmed.

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