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F-35s headed to Japan for special mission


The U.S. Military’s $1 Trillion F-35 Stealth Fighter Is Heading to Japan for a Very Special Mission By Dave Majumdar, NationalInterest.org The United States Marine Corps has started to forward deploy its first operational squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighters overseas to Japan. The unit, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s Marine Fighter Attack Squadron […]

US troops in Poland to stay?


US forces in Poland: Here to stay Source: DW.com After 20 years, words are put into action: American soldiers are coming to Poland for the long term, while German and British troops head to the Baltics. Polish officials will celebrate the Americans’ arrival Saturday. The weekend will be marked with celebration throughout Poland. US troops […]

Marines relook strategy in the light of new threats


U.S. Marine Corps Retools Strategy As Tech Threats Mushroom By Laren Thompson, Forbes.com The U.S. Marine Corps is postured for the past rather than the future. That’s the conclusion its top leaders came to after a year-long review of how the threats Marines face are changing and what the Corps must do to adapt. It’s […]

AAFES to open online shopping to military veterans starting Veterans Day 2017


Source: AAFES Shopmyexchange.com Will Open to All Honorably Discharged Veterans on Veterans Day 2017 DALLAS – After four years of coordination with the Departments of Defense, Army and Air Force as well as several other federal agencies, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) will welcome home approximately 15 million veterans on Nov. 11. […]

A-10 upgraded to support search and rescue missions


By Douglas Ernst, WashingtonTimes.com The iconic A-10 Thunderbolt has a new upgrade that will give ground troops one more reason to love it: communications equipment for Combat Search and Rescue operations. Advocates of the famed “Warthog” received welcome news in October when Air Force Materiel Command announced plans to sustain the aircraft “indefinitely.” It appears […]

Is a Sabbatical in your military future?


By Alexandra Levit, CityLab.com According to a recent report called Calculating the True Cost of Voluntary Turnover, the average turnover rate across the workforce is 13 percent. If an organization has 30,000 employees and that rate of turnover is assumed, the report authors estimate the cost to the organization would be a staggering $427 million […]

Europe seeing largest US military influx in decades


By Pranshu Rathi, IBTimes.com The largest U.S. military reinforcement of Europe in decades, comprising more than 3,000 U.S. soldiers along with U.S. tanks and armored vehicles, started arriving Thursday in Poland, as part of the outgoing President Barack Obama’s attempt to reassure nervous NATO allies concerned over aggressive posturing by Russia. Over 80 main battle tanks and […]

US to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic water


By HOPE YEN, APNewsArchives.com WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The decision was quietly made public Thursday with a notice in the Federal Register, the government’s […]

More US troops send to Europe


By Zachary Cohen, CNN.com (CNN)Four thousand US soldiers have arrived in Germany as part of permanent troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon said are meant to send a clear message to one country in particular: Russia. “Russia as you know with their incursion into Ukraine, that’s something that has a lot of our allies […]

Why will F-35 make US aircraft carriers more leathal?


Why the F-35 Will Make America’s Aircraft Carriers Even More Lethal By Kris Osborn, NationalInterest.org For the first time in history, the F-35B took off from a ship with a full-load of weapons. Integrating the F-35B will change tactics on-board amphibious assault ships. The Marine Corps F-35B Short-Take-Off-and-Vertical-Landing Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter took off […]