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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.
It has been a deadly year for Green Berets, with every active-duty Special Forces Group losing a valued soldier in Afghanistan or Syria.
A total of 12 members of the Army special operations forces community have died in 2019, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. All but one of those soldiers were killed in combat.
In Afghanistan, Army special operators account for 10 of the 17 U.S. troops killed so far this year. Eight of the fallen were Green Berets. Of the other two soldiers, one was attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and the other was a Ranger.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the heads of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee and one of it subcommittees said that while initial reports indicated that only one U.S. military crew had stayed at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort southeast of Glasgow, the Pentagon had now turned over data indicating "more than three dozen separate stays" since Trump moved into the White House.
QUANTICO, Va. -- Marines who spend much of their day lifting hefty ammunition or moving pallets full of gear could soon get a helping hand.
The Marine Corps is close to signing a deal to test an exoskeleton prototype that can help a single person move as much as several leathernecks combined.
The Air Force is working on a ‘flying car’ to replace the V-22 Osprey — and it could take flight sooner than you think
'Agility Prime' sounds like a revolutionary new video streaming service, or a parkour-themed workout regimen, or Transformers-inspired niche porno venture.
But no, it's the name of the Air Force's nascent effort to replace the V-22 Osprey with a militarized flying car — and it's set to take off sooner than you think.
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