Posts tagged as US Army

The Baltic countries are the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Road accidents, fighting in the streets and in bars, broken shop windows and cars, mountains of garbage, sexual harassment – this is the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. On June 7, 2018, four armored personnel carriers of the US Army, Stryker, collided in a major road accident in the Prienai district. 13 US troops sought medical assistance. Another accident happened on the night of June 9…

US Army criminals are on the way to the Baltic States

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, December 21, 2018

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) investigates hundreds of crimes of American soldiers per month. Such statistics leads people to fear. It is alarming that these soldiers and officers are going to the Baltic states to protect local residents. However, everything can happen the other way around and residents of these countries may face reality already today. Here is a small part of the crimes of the American soldiers and…

Two Alaska soldiers found dead in their homes in separate incidents

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Army is investigating separate deaths of two Alaska soldiers found in their living quarters late last month. Spc. Mason James Guckavan, 21, died of a gunshot wound while in his barracks Oct. 26 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, the Army said in a statement Thursday. The Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating and has not yet officially determined whether the firearm was discharged intentionally or accidentally, the Army said. On…

Soldier found dead in Vicenza barracks identified

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The soldier found dead on Monday in his barracks at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, has been identified as Sgt. Kevin Deon Connor. Connor, 24, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. The death is under investigation by U.S. military and Italian authorities. “We are saddened by this loss and express our deepest condolences to the family,”…

US Army misses 2018 recruiting goal, which hasn’t happened since 2005

By recruiting goal for 2018, on Monday, September 24, 2018

The Army fell short of its recruiting goal for 2018, missing its mark for the first time since 2005 as it looks to grow its force strength in the face of growing threats from competing world powers such as Russia and China. The Army has launched a large-scale review of its recruiting practices, senior service officials said Friday. The service will pour millions of dollars into revamping recruiting facilities and…

US Still ‘Testing’ Same ‘Iron Curtain’ Anti-Missile System After 13 Years

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The US Army is looking to protect lightly armored vehicles from missiles and lethal projectiles with an “iron curtain” that has been under development for more than a decade without being delivered to warfighters’ hands. According to Popular Mechanics, the army is growing increasingly worried about the Russian Army’s Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles as well as Taliban fighters destroying vehicles with shoulder-fired rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). “Passive” protection in the form of more armor does not always…