(Reuters) – One U.S. Marine was killed and nine injured when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
The Pentagon is preparing to end the ban on transgender troops in the military by May 27 of next year, according to a memo sent to top military personnel and medical officials last week.
Three Americans, including a member of the Air Force and a member of the National Guard, subdued a heavily armed terrorist aboard a train on its way from Amsterdam to Paris.
If you were surprised by the fact that two women are graduating from the Army’s Ranger School this week, you haven’t been paying attention. At the end of May, after all 19 women who began the course had washed out, the Army’s top general announced that the trial program had been a “success,” and that further iterations of the course would likely be opened to female students. At the same time, it was announced that three of the women who had failed, including the two who have now made it to graduation, had been offered the opportunity to begin the course over again. This is not an unprecedented opportunity for stellar soldiers who have underperformed on one or two events, but it is not a widely available opportunity, either.
The top officer of the U.S. Navy said Tuesday that the service is “on track” to open up its SEAL teams to women who pass the required grueling training course.
Readers of the New York Times could be forgiven for believing that the Obama administration is maintaining a tough military posture in the Middle East. Consider today’s report, courtesy of Helene Cooper, from the decks of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, where Cooper portrays the Navy as maintaining a vigilant, tense watch on Iranian activity in the Persian Gulf:
A 66-year-old Vietnam War veteran and his 10-pound Yorkshire terrier Benji survived an attack from a 200-pound black bear last week.
Afghan officials confirmed that the Taliban has gained control of Now Zad in Helmand Province, a district that U.S. and British troops battled to secure between 2007 and 2010.
A New York area Iraq War veteran discovered an angry letter left on his car Thursday that criticized him for serving in the military.
Toran Gaal, a double-amputee combat-injured Marine veteran, has spent most of his summer on a cross-country cycling trip to raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund, ARL Now reports.