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Military Minute - October 17th

ISIS Loses Ground and Navy Football Falls

Military Minute - October 17th
Today's Military Minute discusses successful airstrikes on ISIS militants, Navy Football's first loss this past weekend, more North Korea nuclear news, and Harvest Fest for the family at JBLM this weekend.




US Airstrike in Yemen Kills Dozens of ISIS Fighters

U.S. forces launched a strike against two ISIS training camps in Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen, killing dozens of ISIS fighters on Monday, according to the Defense Department.

The aircraft conducting the strike was unmanned, according to a Pentagon official.

“ISIS used the camps to train militants to conduct terror attacks using AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and endurance training,” according to a Defense Department news release.

The U.S. has launched more than 100 airstrikes in the war-torn country this year, according to Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman. 

Navy Football Falls for First Loss

"Riley Ferguson didn’t throw one, but he was certainly enjoying seeing a late-game interception Saturday.

The Memphis quarterback was watching helplessly on the sidelines as Navy took over on its 10 with 1:51 to go and an opportunity for a second-straight, last-minute victory. But Tigers defensive back Austin Hall picked off Zach Abey at the Midshipmen 33 to end the threat and secure a 30-27 upset of 25th-ranked Navy.

'I knew our defense was going to make a play,” Ferguson said. “That was something I felt good about.”'

Air Force and Army were able to pull out close games. 

Navy will play #20 UCF on Saturday for their Homecoming. 

North Korea Says Nuclear War May Break Out “At Any Moment”

"North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador said on Oct. 16 that tensions on the peninsula had escalated to the point that “a nuclear war may break out any moment.”

This is exactly the kind of bluster Pyongyang has engaged in for decades.

On the surface, the latest U.S. military movements may look like preparations for a preemptive strike on North Korea’s nuclear infrastructure. But it’s clear the two forces are still locked in a stalemate.

The USS Michigan, a stealthy submarine laden with 150 Tomahawk cruise missiles, just arrived in the South Korean port of Busan. It most likely carried Navy SEALs and covert submarines designed for operations deep behind enemy lines." 

Harvest Fest this Saturday

"Free Harvest Fest is fun for everyone!

JBLM youngsters through the fifth grade and their Families are invited to the Hillside Youth Center for the annual JBLM Harvest Fest. The fun lasts from noon - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Come enjoy free fun for everyone, including carnival game booths with prizes, face painting, snacks and door prizes, arts and crafts and more. Hillside Youth Center is located at 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-4441."