The 5 biggest stories around the military right now (July 2 edition)
Late for morning muster? No problem. You can still stay informed interweb-style. Here are the stories that you need to know about right now:
- Navy Yard on lock down as police respond to reports of an active shooter. Reuters has the first word here.
- Engine failure may have caused Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash right after takeoff. Fox News has the story here.
- Retired military working dogs find new purpose as they help take down meth labs. Associated Press has the skinny here.
- Military morale hitting ‘rock bottom’ according to a report posted by our partners at Business Insider. Check it out here.
- The mighty EA-6B Prowler has made it’s final flight. Our partners at Military.com have the story here.
Now read (and watch) this: We asked civilians to name the five military branches. This is the hilarious result.>
SpaceX launching a third top-secret satellite
SpaceX is launching a secretive mission this month. The mission, shrouded in secrecy, has some considering it may be for the CIA or the NSA.
This is how the Air Force will use prop planes on high-tech battlefields
The Air Force is looking toward a light-attack aircraft program, known as OA-X, to produce a plane that meets its needs and gets the job done.
A retired SEAL commander on how to stop thinking and 'get after it' every day
This former Navy commander has some excellent advice on how to jump start your day, and "get some" in order to make it as productive as possible.
Marines return to battle in 'old stomping grounds'
The Marines recall their "old stomping grounds" as they return to Fallujah and the surround areas of Al Anbar Province to battle a new enemy.
How Chinese drones are set to swarm the global market
China has stepped up it's drone game, and even though United States technology can still compete, China's drones are kind of really in demand.
That time two countries' Special Forces squared off in combat
In an area the size of the Falkland Islands, British and Argentine special operators were bound to run into each other at some point – a lot.
5 times pilots got in trouble for having fun in the sky
When pilots decide to do some fancy flying in their high-performance fighters, it can land them in trouble once they're back on the ground.
This is why Nazis dubbed these paratroopers 'devils in baggy pants'
"American paratroopers – devils in baggy pants – are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can’t sleep at night," wrote one German commander.
9 ISIS weapon fails that you have to see to believe
Many bad guys just want record themselves laying rounds down range for social media purposes — and we're glad they did. Laugh away, America!