The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com -- July 6, 2018

Firing the GAU-5 at the off-base shooting range outside of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (US Air Force photo/Chester Mientkiewicz)
Firing the GAU-5 at the off-base shooting range outside of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. (US Air Force photo/Chester Mientkiewicz)

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

 

Air Force Crews Get New Rifle for Defense in Case of Crash, Ejection

U.S. Air Force fighter and bomber crews are adding a new weapon to their ejection survival packs: a semi-automatic stand-off rifle.

By Oriana Pawlyk | Read more

 

Nuclear Gravity Bomb Completes First Qual Tests on B-2 Bomber

The B61-12 guided nuclear gravity bomb has gone through its first series of tests on the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.

By Oriana Pawlyk | Read more

 

Army Quietly Begins Pounding ISIS in Syria from New Fire Base

A U.S. Army artillery unit is pounding Islamic State fighters inside Syria from a remote desert camp just inside Iraq.

By Matthew Cox | 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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