The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com -- April 20, 2018

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 13. Monterey is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (DoD)
The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 13. Monterey is deployed to the U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (DoD)

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Navy Vessels, B-1s Obliterate 3 Syrian Targets in Strike

It was all over in two minutes. U.S., French and British forces hit three suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities with a total of 105 weapons that all struck their targets within two minutes at about 4 a.m. local time, Pentagon officials said Saturday.

By Richard Sisk | Read more

 

55 Years After Thresher Disaster, Navy Still Keeps Secrets on Sub Loss

A Naval Court of Inquiry (NCOI) convened to investigate the disaster concluded the probable cause of the Thresher's loss was "major flooding" -- a finding that has since been challenged by naval and submarine experts. After more than a half-century, all but 18 pages of testimony from key witnesses remains closed to the public.

By Marty Callaghan | Read more

 

Airmen in 'Dino Puppet' Re-Enlistment Video Fired, Reprimanded

The Air Force is sending a clear message: re-enlisting with a dinosaur puppet on your right hand isn't funny. Three Tennessee Air National Guard individuals involved in a viral dinosaur puppet re-enlistment video have been removed from their posts -- one immediately retired with a demotion -- and reprimanded for undermining the gravity of the oath of enlistment, officials said Wednesday.

By Oriana Pawlyk | 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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