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Army vaguely warns of ‘potential mass shooting’ at premiere of new ‘Joker’ film
Soldiers and families at Fort Sill and installations around the country are being made aware of a credible mass shooting threat targeting "an unknown movie theater" on October 4, an Army official told Task & Purpose on Thursday.
A memo from Fort Sill posted on Facebook says that there has been "disturbing and very specific chatter in the dark web" regarding targeting a theater during the release of the new Joker film next week. The chatter is not specifically targeting Fort Sill — officials at the installation released the memo "out of an abundance of caution," according to Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey.
Grey told Task & Purpose that the Fort Sill CID office "put out a warning ... to let leadership there and a select audience know at Fort Sill that this was a potential threat, so they could take care of their soldiers."
While the memo says that CID was tipped off by the Travis County, Texas, sheriff's office, Grey said that the information came from the Texas Department of Public Safety's Joint Crime Information Center.
Other installations around the country may follow suit in releasing a warning, just in case. Texas DPS did not respond to a request for comment from Task & Purpose.
"Commanders need to be aware of this threat for soldier and family safety and to increase situational awareness should they choose to attend the release of this movie at a local theater," the memo, signed by Army Criminal Investigation Command intelligence analyst, Stephen Gontz, and Special Agent in Charge CW4 Ryan Bostain.
Letter frPhoto: AirForceForum on Facebook.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has demanded an apology from President Trump over recent comments in which he downplayed the seriousness of traumatic brain injuries suffered by American troops in an Iranian missile attack.
"The Veterans of Foreign Wars cannot stand idle on this matter," William "Doc" Schmitz, VFW National Commander, said in a statement Friday, noting TBI is a serious injury known to cause depression, memory loss, severe headaches and other symptoms in the short and long-term.
President Donald Trump tweeted out the logo for the brand-new U.S. Space Force on Friday, presenting it as a collaboration between "Great Military Leaders, designers and others."
Thing is, fans of Star Trek will find that the logo looks strikingly familiar. In fact, it looks almost exactly like the emblem of Starfleet, the uniformed space force maintained by the United Federation of Planets.
The Navy is investigating dozens of videos of service members changing in a bathroom which were then shared on the website PornHub, according to a NBC News report.
According to the report, an agent from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found the videos on PornHub earlier this month. The videos, which have since been taken down, show civilians, sailors and Marines, some of whom have visible name tapes.
Two Army Ranger medics saved lives by taking fresh blood from uninjured soldiers in the middle of a firefight
We already knew that Army Rangers were a unique breed of badass, but performing real-time blood transfusions while under enemy fire on the battlefield takes it to an entirely new level.