U.S. military aircraft crashes with U.S. service members on board, military says

March 16, 2018 wpanews 35

Rescue teams are responding to a U.S. military aircraft crash in western Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement Thursday. There were U.S. personnel on board but it’s unclear how many there were on board. The cause for the crash remained unclear. The Iraqi government suggested the crash may have been caused by a technical issue. The Iraqi government told CBS News the Iraqi Army 8th division is assisting […] READ MORE

Navy Jet Crashes In Key West, Killing Two | WLRN

March 15, 2018 wpanews 0

A U.S. Navy jet crashed on approach to the Naval Air Station Key West airfield at Boca Chica Key Wednesday afternoon, killing both aviators. The F/A-18F Super Hornet was on final approach to the runway at the airfield. The crew, based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia, was in Key West on a training mission. Rescue crews found the pilot and weapons system officer in the water about a […] READ MORE

Suicide bomb in Kabul kills young girl, wounds 22 | Fox News

March 3, 2018 wpanews 0

KABUL, Afghanistan –  A suicide car bombing in the eastern part of the Afghan capital on Friday morning killed at least one person, a young girl, and wounded 22, Afghan officials said. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said the blast occurred in the neighborhood of Qabil Bay, in an area that is home to a police station, the government’s customs offices and some guest houses. Source: Suicide […] READ MORE

3 hospitalized after opening suspicious package at Virginia military base

February 28, 2018 wpanews 0

  Three people were hospitalized in stable condition after opening a letter containing an unknown substance at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Arlington, Virginia, authorities said Tuesday. Eleven people reported feeling ill, Arlington fire officials said. People in the building took “immediate preventative measures” and evacuated the building, the Marine Corps said on Twitter, adding that several Marines were those receiving medical care. People inside the office where the letter was […] READ MORE

Syria war: Air strikes in Eastern Ghouta ‘kill 500’ – BBC News

February 24, 2018 wpanews 5

On the seventh day of government bombing of a rebel enclave, the UN struggles to agree a ceasefire. Barrel bombs and shell fire have been dropped on the area, where some 393,000 people remain trapped. Aid groups report several hospitals being put out of action since Sunday. The Syrian government has denied targeting civilians and said it is trying to liberate the Eastern Ghouta from “terrorists” – a term it […] READ MORE

Bombs rock Somali capital, killing dozens

February 24, 2018 wpanews 1

(CNN)Twin car bombings and a gun battle in the heart of Somalia’s capital left dozens dead and scores wounded, authorities said Saturday. Nearly 40 people died in the violence, which broke out in Mogadishu on Friday night, medical sources said.  

US sailor at Camp Pendleton in critical condition after being hit by helicopter blade | Fox News

February 24, 2018 wpanews 0

A U.S. sailor was in critical condition Friday after being hit by a helicopter rotor blade at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, military officials said. Military officials declined to release further details, saying the incident was still under investigation. The sailor was assigned to 34d Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, located north of San Diego. Source: US sailor at Camp Pendleton in critical condition after […] READ MORE

Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes – BBC News

February 23, 2018 wpanews 0

More than 100 people may have been killed in the Damascus area of the Eastern Ghouta on Monday. The Eastern Ghouta is the last major opposition enclave near the capital and is completely surrounded by areas under government control. Local Co-ordination Committees, an opposition activist network, reports that civilians have been killed and wounded in fresh air strikes on Douma, Misraba and al-Nashabiya. The White Helmets, a rescue group, said […] READ MORE

Israel Gaza: Four Israeli soldiers injured in border blast – BBC News

February 18, 2018 wpanews 0

Four soldiers are hurt in what is said to be the worst border incident since the 2014 war with Hamas. The army said the explosive device had been planted during a demonstration there on Friday and was attached to a flag. The troops were approaching from the Israeli side when the device detonated. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is attending a security conference in Munich, Germany, said: “The incident […] READ MORE

BREAKING: Suspect in custody after shooting near NSA gate at Fort Meade – Story | WTTG

February 14, 2018 wpanews 4

The Associated Press first reported that one person was in custody. The AP also reported that Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to the hospital. A statement from the NSA Public Affairs Office says: “At approximately 7 a.m. this morning, there was a security incident at one of the National Security Agency security checkpoints. The NSA Police […] READ MORE

Israel warns Iran after launching major raids in Syria – BBC News

February 11, 2018 wpanews 1

Israel launched raids targeting Iranian and Syrian sites in Syria after intercepting a drone. Israel launched raids against Iranian targets after saying it had intercepted an Iranian drone crossing the Syria-Israel border. Iran denies the allegation. During the offensive an Israeli F-16 fighter jet was shot down by Syria air defences, crashing in northern Israel. Its pilots ejected from the plane and were taken to hospital. It is believed to […] READ MORE

2 soldiers dead, 60 hospitalized in past month after vaping synthetic cannabinoids

February 2, 2018 wpanews 0

The U.S. Army is warning about the dangers of vaping synthetic cannabinoid oil after about 100 soldiers and Marines experienced serious medical problems. In a Monday public health alert, the U.S. Army Public Health Center said military personnel have suffered headaches, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, dilated pupils, dizziness, agitation and seizures. All these symptoms are associated with synthetic cannabinoids. Two Marines have died in accidents blamed on synthetic cannabinoid-induced seizures. Source: […] READ MORE

Russian Fighter Flies Within 5 Feet Of U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Over Black Sea

January 30, 2018 wpanews 0

The State Department says that the encounter between a Russian Su-27 fighter and a propeller-driven U.S. Navy EP-3 put the American crew at risk. The U.S. State Department is calling out Moscow after what it describes as a dangerously close pass by a Russian fighter jet of a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea. “As confirmed by U.S. Naval Forces Europe, a Russian [Su-27] engaged in an unsafe […] READ MORE

Russian Spy Ship Spotted 100 Miles Off NC Coast

January 24, 2018 wpanews 0

The Russian ship Viktor Leonov was seen about 100 miles southeast of Wilmington and is believed to be intercepting communications signals. According to the News and Observer, the spy ship was last in the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 15. While the spy ship’s course is unknown, it has traveled up the east coast on previous floats, from Cape Canaveral, Florida to New London, Connecticut, CNN said. The […] READ MORE