Military/Articles

Russia: If U.S. Navy pilots can't handle buzzing, stay out of the Black Sea

Doug Stanglin Only days after the U.S. accused a Russian plane of dangerously buzzing a U.S. military plane in the Black Sea, the Russian defense ministry said Thursday that if U.S. pilots are depressed over Russian planes protecting its borders, they should fly other routes. The incident Monday, as reported by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, involved a Russian Su-27 flying within five feet of an EP-3 Aries before crossing through the U.S. aircraft’s flight path and forcing it to fly through the Su-27 ... More

Gen. Kelly: Teacher 'ought to go to hell' for military rant 

By Associated Press PICO RIVERA, Calif. — White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says a Los Angeles-area high school teacher "ought to go to hell" for disparaging U.S. military service members in classroom remarks. The retired Marine general blasted Gregory Salcido on Wednesday during an interview with Fox News Radio. Salcido is on leave from El Rancho High School in suburban Pico Rivera. A video surfaced on Friday in which the teacher is heard berating a 17-year-old stude ... More

Watch as a Russian jet cuts off U.S. Navy spy plane over the Black Sea

Brock Vergakis The Virginian-Pilot The Navy released a video Tuesday of a Russian fighter jet cutting off a U.S. spy plane in international airspace over the Black Sea. The brief clip shows a Russian Su-27 jet crossing directly in front of an EP-3 Aries aircraft on Monday. The Navy said the Russian jet flew within five feet of the U.S. aircraft, causing the EP-3 to fly in the Russian aircraft’s jet wash. “The Russian military is within its right to operate within international airspace, bu ... More

The Super Bowl is getting the most awesome Air Force flyover ever

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty Fans tuning in to watch Super Bowl LII, where the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will face off to determine who is the best in the NFL, will also see a bit of history during the pre-game ceremonies. For the first time, the Air Force Heritage Flight, including a North American P-51 Mustang, will conduct the traditional flyover. A North American P-51 takes off from Iwo Jima, in the Bonin Islands. From this hard-won base our fighters escorted the B-29&rsquo ... More

60 troops fall ill after vaping dangerous oils

FY-Army-warns-troops-about-potentially-dangerous-vaping-oils-0129Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. The U.S. Army Public Health Center has issued a warning to users of e-cigarettes and other vaping products after approximately 60 troops in North Carolina experienced serious medical issues. A public health alert was issued by the center on Monday. According to officials, soldiers from Fort Bragg and Marines from Camp Lejeune have reported several adverse health effects believed to be caused by vapin ... More