440 units of the US military equipment intended for Ukraine spotted in German port
A large quantity of American military equipment was spotted in the German port of Bremerhaven, likely intended for Ukraine. Source: German media outlet Nordsee Zeitung, which also published a photo, as reported by European Pravda.news.yahoo.com
Army general sorry for ‘miscommunication’ over US vaccine shipments
I am fixing and we will move forward from there," Perna told reporters in telephone briefing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)The Army general in charge of getting COVID-19 vaccines across the United States apologized on Saturday for “miscommunication” with states over the number of doses to be delivered in the early stages of distribution. I am fixing and we will move forward from there," Gen. Gustave Perna told reporters in a telephone briefing. There is no problem with the Moderna vaccine.”There’s a distinction between manufactured vaccine and doses that are ready to be released. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday accused the White House of “slow-walking the process.” Michigan is due 60,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in its second allotment, down from an anticipated 84,825.
Former Ann Arbor resident assumes command of Detroit area army recruiting
ANN ARBOR – Former Ann Arbor resident Captain Moeen Javed assumed command of the Mt. Clemens Army Recruiting Company in September that has locations in Mt. Under the command of the Great Lakes Army Recruiting Battalion in Lansing, Javed is overseeing recruitment in the greater Metro Detroit area. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Javed immigrated to Ann Arbor with his family in pursuit of the American dream. “A lot of young men and women are misinformed about the Army," Javed said in a statement.
Top military leaders self-quarantining after positive coronavirus test at Pentagon
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday that top military leaders are self-quarantining after one of the Coast Guard service chiefs tested positive for the coronavirus. Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Ray tested positive for coronavirus on Monday after experiencing mild symptoms of the disease over the weekend. Last week, Ray participated in meetings at the Pentagon, some of which included members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's top military leaders. "Chairman, Vice Chairman, and all Joint Chiefs have been tested and tested negative," a defense official told CNBC. The Pentagon said there were no more positive tests since Ray.cnbc.com
Paratroopers injured in nighttime military exercise
Several paratroopers were injured during a military training exercise at Camp Shelby in Mississippi when strong winds left them dangling from trees. - A military training exercise at Camp Shelby left at least 22 paratroopers injured and several "in the trees," an army official said. Members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division out of Alaska were conducting night jumps at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, 25th Infantry spokesperson Cpt. Camp Shelby is a military post located at the southern boundary of Hattiesburg, covering more than 134,000 acres. A US Army recruiting battalion, @GoArmyMidwest tweeted Tuesday that 25th Infantry Division paratroopers were leaving home in Alaska for Camp Shelby "with minimal notice on an Emergency Deployment exercise."
It's finally here: October is National Pizza Month
October is National Pizza Month. Now, that's not to be confused with National Pizza Day (February 9), National Cheese Pizza Day (September 5), National Pepperoni Pizza Day (September 20), and National Sausage Pizza Day (October 11), but boy, does this nation love pizza. People love setting pizza recordsGuinness World Records has recorded an seemingly endless list of pizza records. In 2016, the General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford, and a group of employees, led by experienced guides, trekked to the summit of Kilimanjaro with a pepperoni pizza in tow. The feat was undertaken to mark the opening of the first Pizza Hut in Tanzania and the 100th country in which the company had launched a restaurant.
Green Beret dies in combat in Afghanistan
CNN image(CNN) - A Green Beret who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan died Saturday during combat operations in Afghanistan, according to US Army special operations spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer. Maj. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was from Teague, Texas, and was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group. Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional," said Col. Brian R. Rauen, the commander of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course to become a Green Beret in 2005 and deployed to Iraq with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010, the US Army said. Sartor's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and more.