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The French military is phasing out the FAMAS and we’re honestly sad to see it go
The FAMAS is one deadly, albeit ugly, rifle.
French military kills senior Al Qaeda leader in Mali
French forces have killed Bah ag Moussa, a military leader of al Qaeda's North Africa wing, during an operation in northeastern Mali, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Friday
Three dead as woman beheaded in France, gunman killed in second incident
A knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" beheaded a woman and killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident
A French fighter jet’s sonic boom scared the bejesus out of Paris
A French fighter jet broke the sound barrier on Wednesday as it scrambled to join a commercial jet that had lost contact with air traffic control, causing a sonic boom that reverberated through Paris and its suburbs, the country's defense ministry said
The lore of Uncle Wally leads a family from Bagram to Meuse-Argonne
Uncle Wally’s service had been family lore. And the monument—erected somewhere in a small town in France—loomed large in my imagination. My dad didn’t know the name of the town. Perhaps Uncle Wally didn’t, either.
78 years ago, the Allies tried to invade Nazi-occupied Europe — and failed miserably
In the early hours of August 19, 1942, more than 6,000 British, Canadian, and U.S. soldiers and sailors on over 230 ships and landing craft were making their final preparations for Operation Jubilee
France defends handling of aircraft carrier COVID-19 outbreak after more than 1,000 sailors test positive
France defended its handling of the spread of the coronavirus through its flagship Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier fleet, after more than a 1,000 sailors tested positive for the disease
France reports nearly 700 COVID-19 cases aboard its lone aircraft carrier
Nearly 700 sailors assigned to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle's naval group have tested positive for the coronavirus, the armed forces ministry said on Wednesday
France reports 50 COVID-19 cases aboard aircraft carrier
Fifty crew members aboard France's sole aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, have tested positive for the new coronavirus and parts of the ship have been put in lockdown, the armed forces ministry said on Friday.
Trump directs Army to award 30th Infantry Division with Presidential Unit Citation for heroism during WWII
“This action rightfully recognizes our veterans who triumphed against incredible odds."
95-year-old Army vet gets France’s top honor for fighting in Battle of the Bulge
A 95-year-old Missouri man was awarded France’s top honor Tuesday recognizing his participation in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of France during World War II.
75 years ago, Edward Dahlgren earned the Medal of Honor for ‘magnificent courage’ in the face of enemy fire
On Feb. 11, 1945, Sgt. Edward Dahlgren assaulted German-held positions in the small country-side town of Oberhoffen, France. Not once, or twice, but six times, with each attack throwing the enemy defenders into further disarray
Esper won’t rule out a troop drawdown in Africa as France urges the US to stay
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that U.S. strategic goals could include drawing down troops in Africa despite French pleas that American support is "critical" to countering the growing strength of terror groups in the region with links to the Islamic State and al Qaeda
France to deploy Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to support Middle East operations
The deployment is part of France's Operation Chammal, which is meant to help contain ISIS
13 French troops killed in helicopter collision while pursuing militants in Mali
It was the biggest loss of French troops in a single day since an attack in Beirut 36 years ago when 58 soldiers died
A Chinese team got kicked out of the Military World Games in China for ‘extensive cheating’
On Monday, China took gold, silver, and fourth place in the women's Middle Distance orienteering challenge in Wuhan, as well as silver in the men's event
A Belgian F-16 fighter pilot ejected onto a high-voltage power line in France
A Belgian F-16 fighter pilot was stuck dangling from a live electricity line outside a rural French town after the jet crashed and they ejected from the plane
Army trench coat found in France tracked back to World War II vet in Hawaii
"After all the research we've done trying to find somebody with that last name, he's the only one."
The French military wants to develop satellites armed with lasers and submachine guns
France's minister of defense, Florence Parly, recently announced the launch of a space self-defense and surveillance program with a view to developing patrol nano-satellites and power lasers
The Army is exchanging a general officer with France for the first time in history
The program is meant to "strengthen bonds of friendship, understanding, and interoperability."
Green Berets parachuted over Mont Saint-Michel to honor the 75th anniversary of their Special Forces predecessors’ arrival in France
With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy just over the horizon, a group of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers commemorated the valor of their uniformed predecessors with a uniquely picturesque parachute jump over France.
DARPA is reportedly eyeing a high-tech contact lens straight out of ‘Mission: Impossible’
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is reportedly interested in a new wirelessly-connected contact lens recently unveiled in France, the latest...
A civilian was ejected from a French fighter jet during takeoff
In what can accurately be described as a total f*cking nightmare, a 64-year-old civilian passenger was accidentally ejected from a French Air Force Dassault Rafale B fighter jet during takeoff from Saint-Dizier Airfield, a French military spokesman said
France Bestows Its Highest Honor On 3 American WWII Veterans
"Without these three gentleman here today, the French flag — that was flying in St. Louis in the early 19th century — would not be flying here today"