A civilian pilot participating in a military exercise crashed a jet off the coast of Hawaii

CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images A civilian contractor for the Hawaii Air National Guardin stable condition after a Hawker Hunter jet crashed in the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu’s airport. The pilot was rescued […]

Google helps veterans find civilian jobs that match their skills

When you leave the US military, it’s not always clear how your skills will translate to a civilian job. You may end up taking a position below your aptitude simply because you underestimated your experience. Google, at least, believes it can help. It just upgraded its job search feature with tools that help veterans find […]

Australian divers who helped rescue the Thai soccer team from a cave will receive civilian honors

Facebook The two Australian divers that helped rescue the 12 members of a Thai soccer team and their coach will receive civilian honors. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said arrangements for honoring Richard Harris and Craig Challen were already underway. Harris medically assessed each boy prior to their rescue and was the last person to leave after the boys […]

UAE says Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to 2 civilian aircraft

Paul Farley/US Navy via Wikimedia Commons Two Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to two civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates, according to UAE’s state news agency. UAE deemed it a “provocative action.” The UAE aircraft was forced to fly at a higher altitude. Two Qatari fighter jets flew dangerously close to two civilian […]

3yrs of civilian deaths in Yemen don’t hold US & allies back from selling arms to Saudis – Amnesty

Hundreds of Yemenis have become victims of reckless arms sales by the US and its allies to Saudi Arabia, whose coalition has indiscriminately used Western weapons in its 3-year bombing campaign, Amnesty International has warned. The rights group has analyzed numerous instances in which Yemeni civilians, including women and children, were killed or injured by […]

US support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen will reduce civilian casualties, Mattis tells Senate

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has defended US military support to the Saudi-led coalition that is waging war in Yemen. He argued it helps to limit the civilian death toll and bring the conflict to a “negotiated” end. “We need to get this [war in Yemen] to a negotiated settlement, and we believe our policy […]

White House wants to let law enforcement disable civilian drones

The White House is gearing up to request that law enforcement and security agencies be allowed to track and shoot down civilian drones, Bloomberg reported. An official told the publication that the effort has been underway for months and it involves a number of US agencies, but didn’t specify many details of the plan. It’s […]

Govt. shutdown: US military ops continue while civilian services heavily affected

Despite the US government shutdown, military operations will continue as normal while non-essential civilian services will be heavily curtailed, SpaceX launches will be postponed and the tourism industry greatly impacted. The US government shut down Saturday after failing to reach an agreement on an approved budget for federal agencies. Government funding expired midnight Friday, sparking […]

Video apparently showing US commando firing at civilian truck in Afghanistan sparks military probe

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 09:40 A YouTube clip purportedly showing a US commando in Afghanistan firing a shotgun at the window of a civilian truck with the driver inside has caused concern and dismay at the top level of the US military. The original video, titled ‘Happy Few Ordnance Symphony,’ was a montage of […]

Top civilian Navy official draws fire after image of him carrying a weapon in a combat zone surfaces online

US Marine Corps Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer made a special holiday appearance with troops deployed in Afghanistan. An image of him with a holstered sidearm drew some concern, due to his civilian status. It would not be out of the ordinary to see a uniformed senior military official carrying a pistol in a combat […]