Archive for April 18th, 2017

Blackhawk crash in Maryland golf course kills one

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One U.S. military serviceman was killed and two others seriously injured when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed at the Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, Maryland on Apr. 17.

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Russia’s Zircon anti-ship missile reached Mach 8

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An anonymous source in the Russia’s defense sector told TASS that new Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missile under development has reached a speed of Mach 8 during testing.

Crews of the coastal missile system Bal of the Pacific Fleet perform training firings 06
Mil.ru [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Carl Vinson CSG to arrive in South Korean waters next week

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The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is expected to arrive off the eastern part of South Korea on Apr. 25, South Korean officials disclosed.

170204-N-BL637-204 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 04, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)

170204-N-BL637-204 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 04, 2017) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Pacific Ocean. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano/Released)


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T-45C flights to resume with restrictions

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The U.S. Navy has lifted the operational pause on its T-45C with some restrictions while the service determine the root cause the problem with the aircraft’s On Board Oxygen Generator System (OBOGS).

US Navy 110824-N-ZZ999-001 A T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 conducts a test
By U.S. Navy photo by Kelly Schindler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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UH-1 veterans to be awarded Silver Stars for saving C-130 crew 45 years ago

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At 8:00 AM CT today, U.S. Congressman French Hill will award Silver Stars to a UH-1 crew who saved seven people on board a C-130 that crashed during the Vietnam war.

Silver Star from Lt. James Robert Barnett
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