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An A-10 accidentally fired a rocket near Tucson during training mission
The Air Force is investigating after an A-10C Thunderbolt II fired a rocket during a training mission near Tucson, Arizona on Sept. 5.
Fortunately, the white phosphorous M-156 rocket landed about 60 miles northeast of Tucson in a remote area near Mount Graham. Officials at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base said there were no injuries, damage, or fires due to the mistaken launch, according to Air Force Times.
The aircraft was assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th Wing, and was taking part in a routine training mission over the uninhabited desert of the Jackal Military Operations Area, according to Tucson.com.
In July, another A-10 unexpectedly released some of its ordnance after it was hit by a bird during a routine training flight in Florda — the bird-to-warthog collision resulted in the aircraft dropping three BDU-33 training bombs somewhere near Suwanee Springs, Florida, Task & Purpose previously reported.
Despite the recent accident, there's probably an Air Force public affairs officer out there who's grateful this wasn't another sky dong incident.
The Army is almost doubling its purchase of new bolt-action Precision Sniper Rifles as its primary anti-personnel sniper system of choice, according to budget documents.
Air Force officials are investigating the death of a man near the north gate of the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday night after the NHL Stadium Series hockey game between the Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings, military officials said Sunday.
‘That cavalier misdirection cannot stand’ — Washingtonians ask judge to reduce ‘extremely noisy’ Navy Growler flights
The Citizens of Ebey's Reserve (COER) is asking a federal judge to require the Navy to roll back the number of EA-18G Growler practice flights at Outlying Field Coupeville to pre-2019 levels until a lawsuit over the number of Growler flights is settled.
COER and private citizen Paula Spina filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Thursday.
According to the motion, since March 2019 the Navy has increased the number of Growlers at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and shifted most of its Growler operations to Outlying Field Coupeville, which is near the Reserve and the town of Coupeville.
"The result is a nearly fourfold increase in Growler flights in that area. Now the overflights subject residents in and near Coupeville to extreme noise for several hours of the day, day and night, many days of the week," said the court document.
A 26-year-old man died after he failed to surface from waters off Molokai while participating in a scuba diving tour over the weekend.
He has been identified as Duane Harold Parsley II and was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, according to the Maui Police Department.
LOS ANGELES — For decades, Japanese American activists have marked Feb. 19 as a day to reflect on one of the darkest chapters in this nation's history.
On that date in 1942, during World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized the forced removal of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent from their homes and businesses.
On Thursday, the California Assembly will do more than just remember.