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Lockheed Martin delivers final C-130J Multi-Year 2 aircraft to the Pentagon

04 June 2020 00:00 GMT+0 Lockheed Martin provided the final of 86 C-130 Super Hercules aircraft that were part of a Multi-Year 2 contract announced in December 2015 when it delivered a KC-130J tanker-transport platform to a US Marine Corps (USMC) reserve squadron on 28 May. The KC-130J is assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR-452), the Marine Forces Reserve squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base in New York. KC-130s are operated in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) commander by providing tactical in-flight refuelling for fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and tiltrotor aircraft; aviation-delivered ground refuelling of aircraft ... Read more

Judge Makes Final Decision on Carole Baskin’s Lawsuit Against Joe Exotic’s Old Zoo

The drama between two big cat owners portrayed in the Netflix series “Tiger King” apparently concluded Monday, as a federal judge in Oklahoma awarded Joe Exotic’s former zoo to his chief rival. Carole Baskin, whose feud with Joe Exotic caught the attention of much of the nation in the early days of the current health crisis, is now the owner of his former property in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Baskin’s Florida-based Big Cat Rescue Corporation group was awarded the property after filing a lawsuit against the Greater Wynnewood Development Group, LLC, Courthouse News reported. Baskin filed a lawsuit in 2011 accusing Exotic, ... Read more

Trump Announces His Final Decision on World Health Organization

Amid a fiery tirade aimed at China, President Donald Trump on Friday announced that the United States is severing its relationship with the World Health Organization. During a Rose Garden appearance at which he took no questions, Trump slammed China for its response to the coronavirus. “The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government,” Trump said. “China’s cover-up of the Wuhan Virus allowed the disease to spread all over the world, instigating a global pandemic that has cost more than 100,000 American lives and over a million lives worldwide,” he went on. “Chinese ... Read more

19th Airlift Wing receives final C-130J Super Hercules – Defence Blog

The 19th Airlift Wing (Air Mobility Command) has received the final C-130J Super Hercules turboprop military transport aircraft. The 19th Airlift Wing is the host wing and provides the Department of Defense mission ready Airmen and supports the largest C-130 fleet in the world. As part of AMC’s Global Reach capability, the wing’s responsibilities range from supplying humanitarian airlift relief to victims of disasters, to airdropping supplies and troops into the heart of contingency operations in hostile areas as well as supporting base partners as the host unit. A brand new C-130J Super Hercules was delivered to Little Rock Air ... Read more

UK nears final stage of Skynet satellite contract competition

Britain’s Ministry of Defense will soon launch the final stage of a competition to manage ground station capabilities for Skynet, a military communications satellite network which provides strategic communication services to the British Armed Forces and NATO. According to a report by C4ISRNET, the invitation to industry consortia to “negotiate documents” was expected to occur last week. However, industry executives, who asked not to be identified, have said that they expect the British Ministry of Defense to launch the final stage of the competition “imminently.” People familiar with the matter have said that the relevant ... Read more

Coronavirus pandemic prevents veterans from receiving final military funeral honors

BUSHNELL, Fla. — Memorial Day weekend is a special time of year at Florida National Cemetery. Rows of American flags beautifully line the roadways, the spring sun glistens off the faces of the headstones, and the soft sound of bells tolling can be heard echoing throughout the grounds. But for Michael Chance, this Memorial Day weekend is very different. It’s the first without his father, Owin. Owin Chance served his country in the United States Navy for over 20 years. He passed away May 4th of this year (Photo provided by the Chance Family). “He was my rock,” Chance told Fox ... Read more

July Tax Day Could Be The Final Blow To Thousands Of Small Businesses

More than 100,000 small businesses have already been permanently destroyed over two months of government shutdowns, but a looming tax day now just eight weeks away could spell the death of thousands more. As the nation’s economy began to crumble under state and local lockdowns implemented in March, Congress passed the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide billions to sinking small businesses. Part of that assistance included allowing businesses to defer payroll taxes for the rest of the year, with half due in 2021 and the rest in 2022. The CARES Act, however, was ... Read more

Hiroo Onoda: The Final Soldier of World War II – Daniel Choi

Born in 1922 in the small village of Kainan in Wakayama prefecture, Onoda worked for a trading company upon his middle school graduation, being stationed in Wuhan, China for a year. When he turned 18, he followed his brothers in joining the imperial military of Japan during the midst of World War II. Being fluent in English and Mandarin worked as an advantage for Onoda and he was quickly promoted to lieutenant intelligence officer. Young Lieutenant Onoda (Wikipedia) In the December of 1944, nearing the of the Pacific War, Onoda was sent to Lubang Island in the Philippines. His mission ... Read more

Trump Is Attacking the Final Safeguard Against Executive Abuses

The president has defied Congress, and gummed up cases in court. Now he’s firing the inspectors general. President Donald Trump’s Friday-night firing of Steve Linick, the inspector general for the State Department, is more than a scandal about alleged abuse of office by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state—though it is that. It’s more than a scandal about the Trump administration’s decimation of the inspector-general corps, with four firings in the past six weeks, including the inspectors general for the intelligence community and for the Department of Health and Human Services and the acting inspector general for the Defense Department—though it is that too. ... Read more

Boeing deliveries final F/A-18 Block II Super Hornet to U.S. Navy – Defence Blog

Boeing, a world’s largest aerospace company, has announced that it delivered the final F/A-18 Block II fighter jet to the U.S. Navy. As noted by the company, next year, they will begin integrating Block III Super Hornets into carrier fleets. “Delivery of this last production Block 2 Super Hornet is […] a stepping stone along the path to continuously evolving our platforms to meet the US Navy’s ever-evolving needs,” said Captain Jason Denney, Program Manager of the F/A-18 and EA-18 Program Office (PMA-265). “Block 3 delivery is just steps behind and the production lines won’t miss a beat, with the ... Read more