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October 12, 2017 - 12:31 pm
The U-2 aka "dragon lady" is a high-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft used to collect imagery intelligence and detect nuclear and chemical signatures. The U-2 flies at a breathtaking 70,000 feet and as such, its pilots are required to wear a full pressure suit in order to survive...
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October 11, 2017 - 12:13 pm
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (R), with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, is escorted by Singapore Navy RSS Intrepid (L) to Changi naval base in Singapore on August 21, 2017. ( ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing The commander and executive...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, speaks at the National Press Club, July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By Matt Saintsing The US Army has been training, advising, and assisting foreign militaries for years. This mission set has not just become...
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October 04, 2017 - 2:13 pm
2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone poses with a closed-fist salute and "communism will win" written inside of his cover, while in uniform on the West Point campus. (Photo from @punkproletarian Twitter account) FORT DRUM, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for an apparent pro-communist U.S. soldier to lose...
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October 03, 2017 - 1:49 pm
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives at Forward Operating Base Gamberi east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on an unannounced visit to the war-torn country on September 27, 2017. (THOMAS WATKINS/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON —The U.S. military's top leaders told lawmakers Tuesday that the thousands of...
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October 03, 2017 - 1:02 pm
Mourners light candles during a vigil at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) By Connecting Vets staff In the hours and days after the shooting in Las Vegas...
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October 03, 2017 - 7:12 am
A vigil on the Las Vegas strip for the victims of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival shootings on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Denise Truscello/Getty Images) They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents,...
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October 02, 2017 - 1:50 pm
A Virginia-class submarine is seen at a General Dynamics-Electric Boat basin. (Photo courtesy of General Dynamics-Electric Boat) WASHINGTON — After five years of construction, the US Navy's newest attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) is almost ready for its close-up. The Virginia-class Block III...
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October 02, 2017 - 10:43 am
An outdoor concert in Las Vegas has become the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history with at least 58 dead and another 515 injured. Police identified Stephen Paddock, 64, as the gunman who rained gunfire from a 32nd-floor window at the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Vegas strip. Paddock was armed...
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October 02, 2017 - 8:10 am
People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was hear on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS — The latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The owner of a Utah gun store says the Las Vegas shooter...
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