40 Years Later, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Stands as Lasting Statement on War and Remembrance.
Happy Veterans Day! This post comes from Military.com. “President Ronald Reagan wasn’t coming because of what the White House called “security concerns” and so it fell to a veteran who had been a prisoner of war for more than eight years to represent the administration at the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11, 1982. Retired Navy Cmdr. Everett Alvarez, the first U.S. aviator to be captured by the North Vietnamese when his A-4 Skyhawk was shot down in August...
Space Force Chooses a Private University for its First War College.
This post comes from Military.com. “The Space Force is starting its first graduate school program and, unlike other service branches, it’s partnering with a private university rather than starting from scratch. In 2023, selected Space Force officers, civilians and other members of the military will join the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., to study for a master’s degree in International Public Policy.” Click here to read...
DARPA’s Black Hawk helicopter completes two missions autonomously!
This post comes from Interesting Engineering.com. “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has successfully flown an uninhabited Black Hawk helicopter autonomously during two full missions, according to a press release published on Wednesday by Lockheed Martin. Autonomous software The aircraft’s autonomous software was engineered by Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky company. The helicopter managed to successfully safely and reliably perform internal and external cargo resupply missions...
US Air Force to unveil first new stealth bomber in 34 years, the B-21 Raider.
This post comes from Interesting Engineering.com. Wathc the video created for the Unveiling of the B-21 which is scheduled for Dec. 2, 2022. The U.S. Air Force will unveil its first stealth bomber in over 34 years. The B-21 Raider is set for an unveiling on December 2, its makers, Northrop Grumman said in a press release accompanied by a short teaser. The U.S. Air Force’s bomber fleet is aging. Developments in air defense systems used by adversaries mean that less than 10 percent of the fleet...
Coast Guard Reaches North Pole for Just 2nd Time!
This article comes from Military.com. “The U.S. Coast Guard and a crew of scientists journeyed to the North Pole — for only the second time in history. The icebreaker ship Healy cut through the thick ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean to reach the top of the world at latitude 90 degrees north on Friday, Sept. 30, according to a news release. The 420-foot ship is the largest in the Coast Guard, and can break through four-and-a-half feet of ice at a speed of three knots, the release said. While the...
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