The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com

Lt. Col. Jason Heard of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron and pilot of the No. 1 jet, signs autographs after completing a performance Aug. 27, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force/Zachary Cacicia)
Lt. Col. Jason Heard of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron and pilot of the No. 1 jet, signs autographs after completing a performance Aug. 27, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force/Zachary Cacicia)

Here's a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com.

Thunderbirds Commander Fired for 'Loss of Confidence'

The commander of the Air Force Thunderbirds has been relieved of command due to loss of confidence in his leadership, the service announced.

By Oriana Pawlyk | Read more

 

Pentagon Can't -- or Won't -- Say How Many Troops Are at War

The Pentagon just can't or won't say how many troops are deployed to Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

By Richard Sisk | Read more

 

Army Expected to Sell Off Thousands of Surplus 1911 Pistols

The U.S. Army is expected to transfer upward of 8,000 surplus M1911 pistols for civilian sale in fiscal 2018.

By Brendan McGarry | Read more

 

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-- Sean Mclain Brown can be reached at sean.brown@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @seanmclainbrown.

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