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Military Minute - June 22nd

Fiery F-16s, ISIS' Desperate Destruction, & A 2 Mile Snipe

Military Minute - June 22nd
The WAMilitary Minute gives you 5 of the latest and greatest stories from our military world every Tuesday and Thursday. Today's briefing includes a fiery F-16 accident in Houston, ISIS' destruction of an iconic mosque due to defeat, and a record-setting Canadian sniper.

 

F-16 Catches Fire - Pilot Ejected 

FoxNews reported on a fiery incident in Houston: "Officials say a pilot ejected from an F-16 fighter jet that caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington Airport in Houston while on a training flight. Authorities say the pilot was treated for minor injuries following the crash around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The cause of the fiery accident is under investigation. The pilot's name wasn't immediately released. 

A statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command says the plane was from a detachment of the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 138th Fighter Wing. The jet was assigned to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, which includes the Texas Air National Guard's 147th Reconnaissance Wing."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/21/air-force-pilot-ejects-after-f-16-catches-fire-on-ground.html 

Facing Defeat, ISIS Destroys Symbolic Mosque 

"Faced with the imminent loss of the beating heart of their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, ISIS militants appear to have made a drastic decision: they just blew it up.

The Iraqi Security Forces, backed by steady support from the U.S.-led coalition to defeat ISIS as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, have steadily pushed toward the centuries-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul’s old city, the very site at which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his so-called caliphate in August 2014. According to Reuters, members of the ISF’s elite Counter Terrorism Forces were within 300 yards of the building as of the morning of June 21."

http://taskandpurpose.com/isis-just-rage-quit-siege-mosul-blowing-ancient-mosque/ 

Canadian Sniper Sets Record

MilitaryTimes reported on an incredible marksman from the Great White North: "A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than 2 miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history, according to USA Today and other media reports. 

The shot, fired from a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle, traveled 3,540 meters — it took about 10 seconds for it to reach its target, according to the Globe and Mail. That's more than 1,000 meters — or more than half a mile — farther than the previous world record of 2,475 meters, according to The Globe and Mail. Canada is responsible for three of the five longest sniper confirmed kills in history."

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/canadian-sniper-crushes-world-record-for-longest-confirmed-kill-in-military-history-reports-say 

AFA Golf Tournament

Tomorrow June 23rd at Eagle's Pride Golf Course is the Air Force Association's annual golf tournament. We'll be sponsoring a hole along with our friends at Geico! Erryn of Olympia Chiropractic and the Wellness Champions is going to be on the scene providing tips, tricks, and chiropractic magic for the golfers that swing by our hole. To keep up with the event, follow our Facebook page! 

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Amazon Gift Card Contest

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