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To allow beards or not? That is the question

By Military1 Staff The Army is reportedly conducting a study to determine if soldiers can safely grow and wear beards while serving in the military. Earlier this year, the branch determined beards grown for religious preferences would be allowed if approved at the brigade-level. The idea of optional beards, however, is a highly charged topic among soldiers In the pro-beard camp, many troops think that unless your job requires facial hair (certain special operations groups), they should be forbidden. &l ... More

Sweden institutes military draft for both men and women

By Military1 Staff After abolishing mandatory military service of its male citizens in 2010 because of adequate amounts of volunteers, the Swedish government is now requiring both men and women to sign up for a draft to bolster dropping troop amounts. "The all-volunteer recruitment hasn't provided the Armed Forces with enough trained personnel,” Swedish officials told Fox News. “The re-activating of conscription is needed for military readiness."   Swedish armed forces ... More

Coast Guard seizes 4.2 tons of cocaine

Jonathan Austin The Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas The U.S. Coast Guard seized about 4.2 tons of cocaine aboard a fishing vessel in the Atlantic and transferred four Guyanese men to authorities on St. Croix on Monday. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad said the cocaine — valued in court at about $71.7 million — was taken to Puerto Rico. “This interdiction is the largest maritime seizure in the Atlantic since 1999,” Castrodad said in a statement issued Monday. Castro ... More

Navy secretary nominee withdraws

Erik Slavin Stars and Stripes The Trump administration’s nominee for Navy secretary has withdrawn from consideration, citing conflicts over ethics requirements that would require him to sell his investments. Financier Philip Bilden announced the decision through a Pentagon statement Sunday evening in Washington. “After an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse d ... More

The time that a fighter jet landed on a stool

By Logan Nye We Are The Mighty When Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney took off for a routine training flight on June 7, 2014, he was probably just expecting to fly a few hundred miles and use some missiles to shoot down alien spacecraft (…because we get our entire understanding of Marine Corps aviation from Independence Day). But what Mahoney didn’t know was that his AV-8 Harrier had a landing gear problem that wouldn’t become apparent until the jet alerted him to it in the air. He fl ... More