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Fort Bragg Kiowa Squadron Will Be Last in Army

Fort Bragg’s Kiowa helicopters will be the last in the Army. Col. Michael Musiol, commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, said the OH-58s assigned to the brigade’s 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalr… …read more

Soldiers Redeploy after South Korea Exercise

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment Aug. 28 following … …read more

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling ISIS militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry announced Sunday. The move followed a meeting of ministers...

Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort Sill’s newest Avenger crew members are encapsulated in training necessary to take down enemy aerial targets. The Improved Moving Target Simulator, or IMTS, is a high-tech simulator...

Fort Carson Soldier Killed Crossing Interstate

A 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier who died after he was struck by two cars on Interstate 25 near midnight Saturday was identified as Spc. Timothy Brett Alexander. …read more

Depot Celebrates Stryker Upgrade Program

Jason Parks knows his way around a Stryker combat vehicle. The Weaver resident has helped refurbish Strykers since they first came to the Anniston Army Depot six years ago. Parks stayed with the v…...

Saab Provides the Next Generation Vehicle Simulators to Norway

LINKÖPING, Sweden – Saab, has been awarded a contract from the Norwegian Army for development and serial deliveries of the new generation GAMER vehicle simulators (a dual-simulator training system). The total order amounts to...

China unveils Type 11 sidearm

China’s Type 11 (QSZ-11) 5.8 mm self-loading pistol was given its first public showing at Hong Kong Garrison open days at the end of June and beginning of July. Accepted into service in 2011,...

Saab Wins US Special Forces Contract for Carl Gustav

Defence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is...

Glock Generations: Detail and Feature Evolution

According to company literature, the first Glock pistols imported into the U.S. came in January of 1986. These guns had serial numbers beginning with a two letter alpha prefix of “AF” followed by a...

US Military To Send Tanks To E. Europe for Drills

US Army troops equipped with tanks will head to Eastern Europe soon to reassure NATO allies anxious over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon officials said Thursday. …read more

Ukraine President: Russian Forces Have Invaded

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared Thursday that ‘Russian forces have entered Ukraine’ and called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council to respond to what he said was a ‘sharp aggravation’ in eastern...

Islamic State Relying More on Suicide Squads

Militants with the Islamic State (IS) are increasingly relying on terror tactics and suicide squads, and the method was key in their recent capture of one of Syria’s largest air bases, experts say. …read...

SOCOM buying more Carl Gustaf weapons under new contract

US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has signed a new framework contract with Saab to extend its procurement of the Carl Gustaf man-portable weapon system, according to a 27 August company statement. “The contract is...

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