USMC considering replacing M4 carried by most of its infantry riflemen
Both service branches are considering setting aside the M16/M4 rifle platform in favor of a new rifle that offers more range and stopping power, potentially firing a different caliber bullet as well. The Corps is considering replacing the M4 carried by most of the branch’s infantry riflemen with the M27,... Read more
Orbital ATK supplying Army with guidance kits for artillery 155mm
  The U.S. Army has ordered more artillery precision guidance kits for 155mm rounds from Orbital ATK under an option in an existing contract. The artillery new orders, announced Tuesday by the company, have a value of $123 million, ATK said. A 2016 order for the kits carried the... Read more
U.S. and Kuwaiti forces conduct first ever desert observer exercise
Kuwaiti forces and  Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Kuwaiti military forces conducted the first-ever Desert Observer exercise near Udairi Range in northern Kuwait. The multi-day, partnered training exercise simulated an attack across Kuwait’s border. Scouts identified the attacking opposition force and, after calling... Read more
Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan, Capt. Eric P. King, set port condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane... Read more
Navy leadership testifies before Senate Committee on recent ship collisions
Senior leaders from the U.S. Navy told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday that it is “very hard to understand” how two Navy destroyers collided with civilian ships, but chalked up the issues to gaps in readiness and leadership. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, Navy Chief of Operations... Read more
First Lady Melania Trump visits military children at Joint Base Andrews
First Lady Melania Trump focus are on the well-being of children while visiting the youth center on Joint Base Andrews, Sept. 15, 2017. During Melania Trump visit, she interacted with approximately 30 children, toured the youth center and learned about their educational and social initiatives, while also expressing her... Read more
U.S. Airmen will receive the Air Force Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan
Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter, a combat controller with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, will receive the Air Force Cross for his actions during a 2016 battle in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, the commander of Air Force Special Operations Command said Tuesday. During the battle, Hunter called in 31 danger-close air... Read more
Fort Bragg Soldiers test first-ever load carrier designed for paratroopers
Paratroopers have tested a first-ever load system designed for them, and researchers are improving to field to airborne units. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center labs in Massachusetts have worked with soldiers to design the system, dubbed the Airborne Tactical Assault Panel, to fit paratrooper load... Read more
U.S. Army to get the high-tech version of the M1A2 SEP v3 Abrams tank
The Army is preparing to receive delivery of its first of six newly-upgraded MIA2 SEP v3 Abrams Main Battle Tank pilot tank vehicles specifically engineered to keep pace with fast changing technology and counter major armored warfare threats for decades to come. The Army is now building the next... Read more
Some F-35 fighter jets flawed ejections pose serious death risk to pilots
The F35 fighter jets flawed ejection seats, which Air Force officials said in May had been fixed, still pose a “serious” risk that will probably injure or kill nearly two dozen pilots. The F35 fighter jets Joint Program Office which runs the $406.5 billion initiative, the most expensive weapons... Read more