Experts See Russia Fingerprints on North Korea’s New MissileThe three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for years.
Associated PressNew Mexico Wants Lake on Air Force Base ClosedNew Mexico’s top prosecutor is demanding that the U.S. Air Force close a publicly accessible lake at Holloman Air Force Base, saying Thursday the concentration of hazardous chemicals at the site poses a risk to public health and the environment.
APHow a New Plan Aims to Keep Military Spouses WorkingIn an effort to help military spouses hold onto their jobs, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced new legislation Thursday to create universal licensing standards for a host of professions and to modify state residency rules to ease barriers for frequently moving families.
Military TimesAfter US Complaint, Canada to Soften Rules for Jet Competition to Allow Lockheed Martin BidCanada is softening the rules of its multibillion-dollar competition for 88 new fighter jets to allow Lockheed Martin Corp to submit a bid, following a complaint by Washington, a Canadian government source said on Thursday.
ReutersOne More Thing …A 100-year-old Army Vet Who Fought Nazis From a Tank Named for His Wife Was Just Knighted by FranceVernon Foster, a centenarian, World War II tank commander and retired Baltimore County dairy farmer is now a French knight. Foster, 100, fought the Nazis in France and Germany during the war from his Sherman tank "Dottie," named after his wife.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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