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RUNNING OUT OF TOMAHAWKS?

Congressional Leaders Sound Warning
By Harold Hutchison

Senior leaders on national security issues on Capitol Hill are sounding the alarm of a potential shortage of Tomahawk cruise missiles, just as the system is once again proving its worth during strikes on the Islamic State. The system has been hit with funding cuts by the Obama Administration

Indian Armed Force 2014

India is a large purchaser of US arms. As a matter of fact 2014 was a milestone year when the U.S. replaced Russia as India's largest supplier of arms. India was our biggest client with 1.9 Billion U.S. military arms shopping bag. Their total purchases were close to 6 Billion for 4014. India overtook China as the largest purchaser of arms.

FEMALE MARINE UNDER ATTACK

CAPT Lauren Serrano’s Prize-Winning Essay Opposed Women in Combat
By SOF

Captain Lauren Serrano, the author of the essay that won the 2014 Chase Prize, given out by the Marine Corps Association for a bold essay that “challenges conventional wisdom,” has come under attack. The essay was published in the September 2014 issue of the Marine Corps Gazette.

THE FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

Are Troops Going to an Unwinnable Fight?
By SOF

The deployment of 3000 troops to Western Africa to help combat the Ebola epidemic that has broken out has raised some questions. The deployment is larger than what has been sent to Iraq to help turn back advances by the Islamic State.

THE RAPTOR MAKES ITS DEBUT

Sees Combat For First Time Over Syria
By SOF

The F-22 Raptor made its combat debut over Syria during the air strikes yesterday. The F-22s helped carry out the strikes against multiple targets tied to two terrorist groups in the region.

OBAMA'S LATTE SALUTE AND AL PACINO GIVES A LESSON IN SALUTING

Here is the infamous "latte salute" that Barack Obama gave to two Marines who saluted him.

WARTHOGS TO FIGHT ISIS

Air National Guard Unit En Route to Iraq
By SOF

A dozen A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support aircraft are being deployed to Iraq to fight the Islamic State. This marks an escalation in the commitment of forces to combat the terrorist group, which beheaded two American citizens and a British subject in recent weeks.

TAKING OVER THE NORTH POLE

Russia Moves to Dominate Arctic
By SOF

Planned joint exercises between the United States, Canada, and Russia are off in the wake of increased tensions between Russia and NATO. The increasing tensions could spark a major effort to secure control of the potentially strategic region.

VALIANT SHIELD 2014

How many of the planes can you recognize? Put your guesses in the comments section and share this with your friends!

SHOULD THE DEAF BE ALLOWED TO ENLIST?

Students, Teachers Seek Legislation
By SOF

Deaf students, supported by their teachers, want the right to serve in the military. They have even gone to Washington to try to get legislation passed.

10,000 POUNDS OF JUNK

As if the Coast Guard didn't have enough to do between drug interdiction, securing our maritime borders, and carrying out search-and-rescue missions...

HORNETS DOWN!

Two F/A-18 Collide Near Guam
By SOF

One pilot has been injured and another is still missing after two F/A-18C Hornets collided near Guam. The planes were assigned to the carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

According to media reports, one of the F/A-18Cs was with Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94), the “Mighty Shrikes,” while the other was with Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA-113), the “Stingers.” Both squadrons are with Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17).