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  • Army’s XM25 program officially goes kaput

    08/13/2018 12:23:56 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 8-10-2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    The Army has formally terminated its effort to develop a 25 mm airburst weapon, the largest of nearly three dozen ways a Pentagon watchdog has said the military could save $2.3 billion in defense spending. The ill-fated weapon, known as the XM25 and nicknamed "The Punisher," was once hailed as a game-changer for ground troops who would be able to use it to target enemies hiding behind cover. But it came under closer scrutiny several years ago after schedule slippage, cost overruns and aborted operational testing in Afghanistan. In 2016, the Pentagon inspector general recommended that the Army consider ending...
  • Trump to visit Fort Drum; protests underway (Upstate New York)

    08/13/2018 10:27:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WCAX) President Trump is visiting New York's North Country today as part of a trip to Fort Drum. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in a tweet invited the president to Fort Drum last week. The past three presidents have all visited the post. As part of the visit, the president will sign a defense spending bill. No other stops are listed in in itinerary. Air Force One is expected to land at 1 p.m. in Morristown. The President will then head to Wheeler-Sack Army Air Field in Fort Drum. Our Kelly O'Brien will have the latest on the president's...
  • Army stops discharging immigrants for now

    08/09/2018 2:35:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship -- at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. It was not clear how many recruits were impacted by the action, and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the memo. "Effective immediately, you will suspend processing of all involuntary separation actions," read the memo signed by Acting Assistant...
  • 6 months worth of pc diversity and leftist destruction in the US military

    08/08/2018 6:15:22 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 6 replies
    usdefensewatch.com ^ | 8/8/18 | Ray Starrman
    Last week, US Defense Watch reported on the continuing social engineering destruction derby that is laying waste to what is left of the fighting spirit, warrior culture and combat power of the US military. In Six Months’ Worth of PC, Diversity and Leftist Destruction in the US Military, Part I, we discussed several events and policies that occurred or were implemented from June to August 2018. Part II continues with a myriad of examples concerning the leftist social engineering that marches on; without anyone, including Mad Dog Mattis, lifting a finger to stop it. What follows should alarm any American....
  • Community revives Canteen spirit for 700 servicemen, women

    08/02/2018 2:49:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KOLN-TV ^ | June 20, 2018 | Mary Roberts
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- Seventy-seven years have passed since North Platte first welcomed troops at the Canteen with some food and kindness. That spirit of generosity and patriotism still carries on today and the recent community effort to feed 700 U.S. Army men and women passing through the area is proof. The two-day effort on Monday and Tuesday to serve up a tasty meal for our troops had to be kept quiet for security reasons; but, now News 2 has permission to share about the community effort behind the Canteen revival. Lisa Burke of the North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors...
  • In the Army, the Delusion Keeps Rolling Along…

    07/28/2018 4:18:24 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 28, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Meet the Army of 2018, where men are women, women are men, Mommies are Rangers and breast milk is served on tap in the First Sergeant’s lactation station. In order for the complete and final unraveling of the Army’s fighting spirit and combat power to occur, the concept of gender neutrality has to be served up on a platter to the young, gullible Millennial masses and shoved down the throats of the last breed of hardass old school holdouts who are 60 days and wake up away from escaping from an organization they have seen go from the Dirty Dozen...
  • Rota native graduates from Army Aviation Center of Excellence

    07/26/2018 4:10:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Saipan Tribune ^ | July 27, 2018 | Press Release
    WO1 John A. Ayuyu of Rota is the first fixed wing aviator from the Marianas to graduate from the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. He is the son of Juan M. Ayuyu and Alvina A. Ayuyu. WO1 Ayuyu completed his rigorous training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. WO1 Ayuyu made his dream a reality through hard work and determination. He successfully graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School in April of 2017 and has completed the Overwater Survival Training and Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) courses. This year, he sets his sights higher finishing at the top of his class...
  • South Korea Says It Plans To Reduce Guard Posts On The DMZ

    07/24/2018 12:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 24, 2018 | Scott Neuman
    South Korea says it plans to scale back the number of guard posts along its tense border with North Korea and withdraw some military equipment. The move comes amid talks with the U.S. over how much Seoul should pay for its own defense. The announcement comes as an expert on North Korea's weapons program reports that Pyongyang has begun dismantling key facilities at a satellite launching station in fulfillment of a pledge by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month at the Singapore summit with President Trump. In a report on Tuesday, South Korea's defense ministry apprised a parliamentary...
  • Arirang Special(Ep.302) The Soldiers' Dining Table _ Full Episode (Korean Army chow)

    07/18/2018 8:37:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 22, 2015
    I hope you find this as interesting as I did. I especially like the twin ideas of having mothers help cook the food and also inspecting the food along the supply chain to make sure the young soldiers are getting tasty, nutritious meals. We should do something like that.
  • S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

    07/15/2018 12:05:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | July 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in the late 1980s. But revelations this past week of a document showing the military drafted plans to mobilize troops to suppress protests last year have struck a nerve among people in one of Asia’s most vibrant and wealthiest democracies. Some allege the plans even included a scenario for a coup....
  • The Latest Casualty In Afghanistan Was A Soldier On His 5th Ranger Deployment

    07/15/2018 10:02:50 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 41 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jared Keller
    The Department of Defense on Friday identified the American service member killed in Afghanistan on July 12 as Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz from Summerville, South Carolina. Currently, Army officials are trying to determine what the circumstances are surrounding Celiz’ death, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said on Friday. “I can tell you that sergeant first class was a hero,” he said. Celiz, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, died from wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations at a medevac landing zone in the eastern...
  • Army to unveil details about new Futures Command in biggest reorganization in 45 years

    07/13/2018 5:37:33 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2018 | Dan Lamothe
    The U.S. Army will unveil details about its largest reorganization in 45 years Friday, senior service officials said, as they create a new organization in an attempt to adapt more quickly to technology and address expensive failures in weapons acquisitions. Army Futures Command is being established in part to address concerns about the more than $32 billion the Army has spent since 1995 on programs that it canceled early with little to nothing to show for them. The new power center will be on par with other influential Army organizations, such as Training and Doctrine Command and Forces Command, and...
  • Inside Camp Humphreys, South Korea: America's Largest Overseas Military Base

    07/12/2018 1:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 12, 2018 | Joseph Hincks
    After a 19-gun salute wreathed the parade ground at Camp Humphreys in white smoke on June 29, South Korea’s Minister of National Defense, Song Young-moo, and United States Forces Korea (USFK) Commander, General Vincent Brooks, cut the ribbon at the United Nations Command and USFK’s new headquarters. The massive $10.8 billion garrison in Pyeongtaek—America’s largest overseas military base—is in the final stage of a more than decade-long expansion project. About 45 miles south of the joint command’s former headquarters in metropolitan Seoul, it is expected to house nearly 45,000 troops, contractors, and family members by 2022, following the largest peacetime...
  • Army to scrap traditional pushups, situps as part of fitness test

    07/10/2018 5:02:39 PM PDT · by DFG · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/10/2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Military officials say the U.S. Army will roll out its new and improved fitness test by October 2020. The Army Physical Fitness Test that soldiers have known since the 1980s — 2 minutes of pushups; 2 minutes of situps; the 2-mile run — will be retired before the end of the decade. While the 2-mile run will still conclude the assessment, five other events seen as a better predictor of successfully completing combat tasks have been added. “The Army Combat Fitness Test [ACFT] will ignite a generational, cultural change in Army fitness and become a cornerstone of individual Soldier combat...
  • US Army Troops Could Be Headed to the Space Force

    06/30/2018 2:46:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Space.com ^ | 6/29/18 | Sandra Erwin
    WASHINGTON — If and when a new military branch for space gets off the ground, its ranks would be dominated by airmen. But Army soldiers also would have a role by virtue of much they rely on military satellites in peacetime or in war. More than 70 percent of the Army's major weapons and equipment need satellites to function. About 2,220 active-duty soldiers, reservists and civilians make up the "space forces" under the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. "We are the biggest users of space," said Brig. Gen. Tim Lawson,...
  • Army takes step toward closing Camp Red Cloud with inactivation ceremony

    06/22/2018 3:46:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 21, 2018 | Kim Gamel
    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea – Soldiers stood in formation as the garrison’s colors were cased Thursday in a ceremony officials said marked an important step toward closing this Korean War-era base and reducing the U.S. footprint north of Seoul. The inactivation of Camp Red Cloud, which remains home to the 2nd Infantry Division, was a largely administrative move aimed at consolidating resources as the Army steps up much-delayed plans to move most forces to its new hub in the southern half of the country. But Col. Brandon Newton, who served for the past two years as the final garrison...
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot gets $150M funding increase; hiring 100-plus (Pennsylvania)

    06/21/2018 12:14:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times Leader ^ | June 20, 2018 | Bill O'Boyle
    TOBYHANNA — More than 100 new jobs are coming to the Tobyhanna Army Depot thanks to a $150 million increase in spending during federal fiscal year 2019 on WIN-T work — the development and maintenance of the Army’s most modern communications systems. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Wednesday the move represents a long-term shift from reliance on private defense firms to Tobyhanna. Tobyhanna Army Depot will conduct a job fair Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Landing, Building 333, General Lemnitzer Street. “As a result of the increase in workload, we are hiring and are...
  • West Point grad who posed with 'Communism will win' in cap discharged

    06/19/2018 2:52:28 AM PDT · by familyop · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The West Point graduate, who last year posed in a picture holding a cap that had “Communism will win” written inside, is officially out of the U.S. Army with an other-than-honorable discharge. Spenser Rapone rocked the military community last year after his social media posts were revealed, showing him wearing a Che Guevara shirt underneath his military uniform.
  • New Army Artillery Doubles Attack Range & Outguns Russian Equivalent

    06/14/2018 12:24:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Warrior Maven ^ | June 13, 2018 | Warrior Maven
    The Army is fast-tracking an emerging program to engineer a longer-range artillery cannon able to out range enemy ground forces by hitting targets at more than twice the distance of existing artillery. The service is now prototyping an Extended Range Cannon Artillery weapons with a larger caliber tube and new grooves to hang weights for gravity adjustments to the weapon – which is a modified M777A2 mobile howitzer. Existing 155m artillery rounds, fired with precision from mobile and self-propelled howitzer platforms, have a maximum range of about 30km; the new ERCA weapon is designed to hit ranges greater than 70km,...
  • Army's submachine gun challenge: 10 companies vying to supply conventional forces

    06/13/2018 8:15:31 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/13/18 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army recently put word out that it wanted submachine guns for conventional forces, and gun-makers were quick to respond. Ten companies are currently vying to supply troops outside the special operations forces realm with subguns for the modern battlefield. Officials said they wanted a weapon with full/semi-automatic selectable variant and a Picatinny rail, among other features, and organizations from Sig Sauer, Inc. to Colt answered the call. “For the first time in a long time, the Army is looking at a subgun for conventional forces,” Todd South of Military Times reported Wednesday. “Special operations forces have carried these...