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F-35, Missile Defense Among Targets
By Harold Hutchison

ChiCom hackers may have compromised many of the weapons systems the United States will rely on in a possible war. Among the systems that these hackers have compromised are the F-35, V-22, and several missile defense programs.

Honor Flight Trailer

Pegasus brigade remembers fallen aviators

Story by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. April Campbell

Fort Bragg, N.C. – The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade honored their fallen Paratroopers during All-American Week as Soldiers, Families and friends rededicated the brigade memorial, May 21.

82nd CAB Commander Col. Mike Musiol and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry D. Farmer placed a wreath and Pegasus Brigade Families and aviators placed roses at the memorial in honor of each of the brigade’s aviators who have fallen in combat.


New Vehicle From Boeing
By Harold Hutchison

When you think Boeing, you tend to think aircraft like the B-52 or C-17 – or these days, helicopters like the CH-47 Chinook and AH-64. But Boeing’s got a new ground vehicle in the works that could help Marines a lot!

The new Phantom Badger looks like a miniature jeep. The real advantage is that this vehicle fits in a V-22, and can help move items like the M120 120mm mortar, TOW anti-tank missile launcher, and other weapons. It can also help move supplies, and is easily able to be converted to various roles.


Change Comes As Part of Women in Combat
By Harold Hutchison

The Army is considering new gender-neutral physical standards as the Army prepares to open combat positions to women. Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the rule would be dropped in January, 2013.


House Passes New Version
By Harold Hutchison

The House of Representatives passed a new version of the Stolen Valor Act, responding to the Supreme Court’s 2012 decision striking it down, by a vote of 390-3.

According to a report by Military.com, the new law now limits bans against false claims of receiving awards to those people who with falsely claim to have been awarded a medal with “intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit.”

May 20th Tornado in Moore, Okla. - Securing Plaza Tower Elementary School

Video by Oklahoma National Guard


Two HRT Members, SEAL Killed
By Harold Hutchison

Elite troops have often trained hard to maintain their edge. In the last week, some of those elite personnel have been killed in accidents.

Two members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) were killed during a training accident involving a helicopter in Virginia Beach. The two men, Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw. Each FBI agent leaves behind a wife and two children.

F-15 Combat Training

2012 Raytheon Award Video


Obama Planning Unilateral Reductions
By Harold Hutchison

With the American nuclear arsenal dropping down to just over 1,500 warheads, Barack Obama is planning to make even deeper cuts to the force, while at the same time planning to cancel the final phase of the construction of missile defense systems in Eastern Europe. Obama has long been an opponent of missile defense.

CVN77 UCAS Launch

Video by U.S. Navy

Triple Amputee Marine Gets Dream Wedding

Video by Hooplaha.com

Warrior POV: Tet Offensive Rescue - premiering Tues 5/14 on Military Channel

"Warrior POV: Tet Offensive Rescue" will premiere this Tuesday, May 14th, on the Military Channel at 10 PM Eastern Time.

Warrior POV shows firsthand how brave and unwavering soldiers pursue the enemy while dodging heavy fire. How will they survive when they do not know what dangers are lurking just over the next hill? How will they adapt when their plans are derailed by the unexpected? Using a combination of helmet cams, computer generated graphics, and pacing that mirrors the pulse of these firefights, Warrior POV brings viewers straight into the enemy’s gaze, armed and ready for action.

Oversea rescue

Video by 129th Rescue Wing


Paying 15 Times The Price of Regular
By Harold Hutchison

While the Blue Angels are being grounded due to the sequester, the Navy is still buying fuel made with “green” technology that costs roughly fifteen times as much as conventional jet fuel.

Gevo, the firm making the costly fuel, announced that it had a contract to provide 3,650 gallons of “green” jet fuel to the Defense Logistics Agency at a price of $59 a gallon. The contract contains an option for another 12,500 gallons at the same price. Standard JP5 jet fuel costs $3.75 a gallon, according to a document on the DLA’s web site.