F-16 Takes Battle Damage From Small Arms Fire Over Afghanistan

A U.S. Air Force F-16 was struck by ground fire causing damage to one of its horizonal stabilizers during a mission over Afghanistan last Tuesday, according to reports released today. The stricken jet returned to base to make an emergency landing after dropping its external fuel tanks and its air-to-ground munitions… »10/19/15 5:21pm10/19/15 5:21pm

C-130 Crashes At Jalalabad Air Base In Eastern Afghanistan, Killing 11

A C-130 Super Hercules crashed shortly after midnight at Jalalabad Air Base which is located about 80 miles east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On-board were six military crew members and five civilian passengers, all of whom lost their lives. The passengers were all working with NATO’s mission in the country.
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Drones In Afghanistan Have The Most Advanced Aerial Surveillance Ever

The huge pods slung under this USAF MQ-9 Reaper represent the most game-changing aerial surveillance technology of at least the last decade. Known as Gorgon Stare Increment II, it features two massive sensor balls packing 368 cameras, and is one of the most advanced forms of Wide Area Aerial Surveillance to date. »4/06/15 10:02am4/06/15 10:02am

The Amazing OV-10 Bronco Was Never Allowed To Meet Its Full Potential

The OV-10 Bronco was a flying and fighting do-all sport utility vehicle. It could loiter for hours, direct fire onto the enemy, pack paratroopers and cargo, or attack with its own weapons. Many think it was retired right when it could have become most useful and that it would have been the perfect light air support »4/05/15 5:08pm4/05/15 5:08pm

The Amazing Story Of The Green Beret Who Fought The Taliban His Way

Love, booze, pills, thawbs and lots of firepower: This is how one of America's most effective soldiers took the fight to the enemy in Afghanistan, and as a result the rigid Army bureaucracy took him down. Part Commando, part Lawrence Of Arabia, the story of Green Beret Jim Gant is one of incredible bravery, and one of… »8/08/14 5:20pm8/08/14 5:20pm

Your Local Cops Are Probably Out Buying Ex-Iraq Death Trucks Right Now

This is an MRAP, a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle. It didn't exist until well into the Iraq War, when we went to war with the Army we had, and that Army's Humvees didn't survive very well. We bought a lot of MRAPs. The Iraq War is over. Now, how many of these MRAPs can we put your police down for? »11/25/13 3:20pm11/25/13 3:20pm

What's An R/C Track Doing In The Middle Of Afghanistan?

As anyone who's had to perform military service in a warzone knows, overseas deployments tend to involve hard work and long working hours. But the down time can be just as intense, with many of the troops turning to video games and pirated DVDs to keep their minds from drifting wistfully homeward while they're away. »6/21/12 12:00pm6/21/12 12:00pm

This Insane Video Of An Apache Helicopter Crash In Afghanistan Is Real

This video purportedly from Sharana, Afghanistan shows a pilot in an Apache AH-64 helicopter flying close enough to the ground to cause soldiers witnessing the incident to scream "Oh my God" before the helicopter hits the surface, nearly cutting into numerous soldiers before it spins wildly out of control.… »3/21/12 11:40am3/21/12 11:40am