A C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston; the C-17s and accompanying Airmen evacuated in response to Hurricane Dorian.
U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Cody R. Miller
If you were online even the slightest bit this weekend, you probably saw the video of a Florida man offering his two cents on how to stop hurricanes, since apparently no one else is giving this any thought.
Over 5,000 Air and Army National Guardsmen have been activated as they prepare to assist wherever needed, National Guard Spokesman Master Sgt. Michael Houk said on Tuesday — but this Florida Man thinks the military could be doing something a little more...hands-on, to stop hurricanes.
Two questions follow after watching this interview. One, why wasn't this man vetted for Secretary of Defense? And two, have the Air Force and Navy ever thought of this?
The Navy has not yet responded to request for comment from Task & Purpose on his suggestion that they drop ice into the ocean to cool down the water, and the Air Force didn't have anything further to add.
"I have nothing for you on this," Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Task & Purpose.
All I'm saying is, this guy might be onto something — and besides, it could be a less-dangerous alternative to, say, nuking the hurricanes.
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.
NEC Corp.'s machine with propellers hovers at the company's facility in Abiko near Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. The Japanese electronics maker showed a "flying car," a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. (Associated Press/Koji Sasahara
'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.
In this March 12, 2016, file photo, Marines of the U.S., left, and South Korea, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, take positions after landing on a beach during the joint military combined amphibious exercise, called Ssangyong, part of the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military exercises, in Pohang, South Korea. (Associated Press/Yonhap/Kim Jun-bum)
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