Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a five-term Republican congressman who serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard, announced Wednesday that he will serve the in the ongoing border support mission for the next few weeks.
Hundreds of veterans are filing lawsuits against a government contractor that manufactured and sold defective combat earplugs to the U.S. military that didn’t maintain a tight seal and allowed dangerous sound to slip through, unbeknownst to the wearer.
“[It’s] a huge area of concern for us, especially because they’re being detained by the non-nation state that’s otherwise known as the Syrian Democratic Forces," the U.S. Special Operations Command leader said at a Senate hearing Thursday.
More than 2,000 troops from 34 African and Western partner nations will participate in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso, with an outstation in Mauritania, between Feb. 18 and Mar. 1.