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AIRMAN SAVES LIFE!

Quick Action Saves Woman In Car Accident
By Harold Hutchison

A Special Tactics Airman’s training kicked in and his actions have been cited as having helped save a woman’s life near Pope Field.

Maj. Francis Damon Friedman, with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, came upon a car accident and went into help. He discovered a woman trapped in her vehicle, and acted. He lead three others to clear tree limbs to clear the vehicle, and then went inside to render first aid to the woman.

When rescuers arrived, Friedman had provided first aid, and was taking to the victim.

CHRIS KYLE KILLED

Chris Kyle, the sniper with 160 confirmed kills, was killed while at the Rough Creek Lodge in Erath County, Texas.

PREPARING FOR THE WORST

Troops Train for Chemical Attack
By Harold Hutchison

Chemical weapons have been used since World War I. Ever since their use in that bloody conflict, troops have trained to lessen – if not eliminate – their effects.

Thus, did Soldiers with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, spend some time rehearsing drills for using their Mission-Oriented Protective Posture equipment. They had eight minutes to suit up. For some, it was their first time.

OPPOSITION TO HAGEL MOUNTS

Rubio Announces Opposition, Citing Iran and Cuba
By Harold Hutchison

Senator Marco Rubio, a rising star in the Republican Party, and touted as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, announced his opposition to former Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense.

HAGEL HEARING GOES SOUTH

Obama’s Nominee for Secretary of Defense Stumbles Through Hearing
By Harold Hutchison

Former Senator Chuck Hagel, nominated to serve as Secretary of Defense, stumbled through his confirmation hearing earlier today. The Vietnam veteran is the first enlisted man to ever be nominated to serve as Secretary of Defense.

NEW SURVEILLANCE PLATFORM UNVEILED

ARGUS Takes to the Skies
By Harold Hutchison

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the United States Army revealed a new surveillance system – one that could see much more than systems currently in service. The new system, called ARGUS-IS, is capable of resolving objects as small as six inches across from 20,000 feet.

THE END FOR USS GUARDIAN

Grounded Minesweeper to be Dismantled
By Harold Hutchison

The minesweeper USS Guardian (MCM 5), which ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, will likely be dismantled on the scene. The Navy’s decision likely spells the end for the Avenger-class minesweeper.

The decision was made after nearly two weeks, during which the minesweeper slid across the reef, causing more damage to the hull and more flooding. The Navy removed nearly 16,000 gallons of diesel fuel and lubricating oil, as well as the crew’s personal effects and paints, solvents, and dry food store.

NEW BRAIN SCAN OFFERS HOPE FOR PTSD AND DEPRESSION

The US military has just begun a trial in conjunction with CNS Response,
Inc. at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and several other
sites. The trial, which is partnering with military physicians to treat
2,000 patients including members from all branches of the service diagnosed
with PTSD, Depression and other mental health disorders using an Psychiatric
EEG Evaluation Registry (PEER) developed by CNS Response, Inc. (The registry
already contains the data from 35,000+ patients)

Presently, with over 100 possible medications for behavioral disorders to

MILITARY LEADERS OPPOSE CONFIRMATION OF SEN. CHUCK HAGEL FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

A distinguished group of fourteen retired generals and admirals, representing all branches of the United States Armed Forces, has signed a letter opposing the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.

The letter – addressed to Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), respectively, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee – raises several concerns about the nomination of Sen. Hagel, including:

KERRY CONFIRMED AS SECRETARY OF STATE

The United States Senate has confirmed Senator John F. Kerry as Secretary of State. The vote was 94-3.

Exercise Cobra Gold 2013

Video by III Marine Expeditionary Force Combat Camera

SEARCH FOR MISSING AIR FORCE PILOT

F-16 Went Down in Adriatic
By Harold Hutchison

A search-and-rescue mission is on for the pilot of a missing F-16 from the 31st Fighter Wing. The plane, assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, in believed to have gone down somewhere over the Adriatic Sea.

The plane went missing at eight P.M. local time on 28 January, while on a routine training mission. Italian ships and aircraft are taking part in the search for the missing pilot, who the Air Force has not identified.

A PERFECT FISCAL STORM?

Army Chief of Staff Raises Alarm
By Harold Hutchison

The United States military could become a “hollow force” if budgetary uncertainty is not addressed, Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno warned. The uncertainty stems from the sequestration slated to happen this March, and a growing fiscal standoff.

In a speech last week to the Association of U.S. Army, Odierno warned “[T]he continuing resolution will result in a shortfall of more than $6 billion in our operations and maintenance, or O and M, accounts” even as other areas would be over-funded.

Watch out for foreign agents: Authorities say spies eye U.S. troops in hopes of gleaning intelligence

It's a Friday night and a group of Soldiers are getting the weekend started at their favorite bar off post.

It's a place where the Soldiers feel comfortable, where they can unwind, talk smack, drink beer and where they and the bar employees know one another by first name. The Soldiers feel themselves among friends.

But according to U.S. Army intelligence authorities, friends aren't necessarily the only ones in the room.

Army eliminates Direct Ground Combat Definition, Assignment Rule

Joint statement on behalf of the Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, and the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.