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5 things you may not know about the Korean War

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty Brutal cold, rough terrain, and intense firefights were just some of the dangers the allied troops dealt with on a daily basis while engaging enemy forces in the Korean War. In the summer of 1950, approximately 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel, making the invasion the first military act of the Cold War. It was a crazy time in American history. Check out History’s channel’s list of Korean War facts you p ... More

Harvey to Irma: Military troops provide supplies, support and relief

By Military1 Staff Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing with it more flooding and destruction than anyone was prepare to handle. Cue the military. All five of the service branches—the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard—mobilized troops, equipment and supplies to assist in search and rescue efforts after the storm had passed, including helicopter rescues, boat patrols and coordination teams. Hurricane Harvey U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Er ... More

Guantánamo weathers hurricane well, commander says

Carol Rosenberg Miami Herald Guantánamo Bay Navy base got through Hurricane Irma “relatively unscathed,” the commander said Saturday, but for a few downed trees and power lines. “So far no damage of any significance has been reported or discovered,” Navy Capt. Dave Culpepper told the roughly 5,500 residents through a midday broadcast on Radio Gitmo. He had earlier decided not to send base residents to hardened shelters after tracks showed the storm going north of the base, and ... More

Lockheed unveils its next version of the legendary SR-71 Blackbird

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is rightly viewed as a legend. Best known as a recon plane that nobody could hit, it even was considered as the basis for a fighter and was the second-fastest manned plane in history. It served with the United States military from 1964-1998, and with NASA until 1999. The SR-71 had been developed from the A-12 OXCART (no relation to the A-12 Avenger), a single-seat plane capable of making high-speed recon runs as well. Blackbird pilots i ... More

USMC probing death of student at Camp Pendleton's School of Infantry

Carl Prine The San Diego Union-Tribune The Marines have launched dual investigations into the Aug. 30th death of a student at Camp Pendleton’s School of Infantry. Pfc. Michael Philomeno Giannattasio, 22, of Armada, Michigan, was found unresponsive during land navigation training on the Basic Reconnaissance Course, according to a written statement by the Corps’ Training and Education Command headquarters in Quantico, Vir. After failing to resuscitate him, Emergency Medical Services responders ... More

Is sexual assault still pervasive in the military?

By Richard Lardner Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces remains pervasive despite the military's attempts to eradicate sex crimes from the ranks, according to a new report by a Senate Democrat who has been critical of the Pentagon's efforts. In the report released Thursday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said "despite years of congressional reforms, our men and women in uniform still do not have confidence in the military justice system." Fe ... More