U.S. Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died Sunday from wounds after he was injured last Tuesday by an improvised explosive device while on a combat patrol in Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan. His death marked the fourth U.S. military death in Afghanistan this year. Transfiguracion was born in Sarrat Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on May 20, 1982, according to his U.S. Army biography. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a motor transport operator in the Hawaii National Guard at 19-years-old, on July 25, 2001. Four years later, he deployed with the Hawaii National Guard in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005-2006.He joined active duty on February 19, 2008, and would deploy to Iraq from 2008-2009. He next deployed to the Philippines for six months in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines, from 2010-2011. He then attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and … [Read more...] about Army Green Beret Killed in Southern Afghanistan While on Combat Patrol
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Akanksha Jain August 13, 2018 11:20 am Change Font Size With Bhim Army founder leader Chandrashekhar Azad challenging his detention under the National Security Act (NSA) and seeking compensation for the illegal detention, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the District Magistrate, Saharanpur, seeking their response within four weeks. Azad moved the Supreme Court after the Allahabad High Court refused to quash the notification dated November 2, 2017 issued by the Uttar Pradesh government under Section 3 (3) of the National Security Act, 1980 detaining him under the NSA. Azad’s counsel Shreeji Bhavsar said Chandrashekhar alias Ravan was detained on the orders of the District Magistrate, Saharanpur, even as he was nowhere “even remotely proposing to act in a manner prejudicial to the security of the State or prejudicial to the maintenance of public order or essential … [Read more...] about Bhim Army Leader Chandrashekhar Azad Moves SC Against Detention Under NSA, Notice Issued
By Khalil Ashawi AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - A "National Army" being set up by Syrian rebels with Turkey's help could become a long-term obstacle to President Bashar al-Assad's recovery of the northwest - if they can end factional rivalries that have long blighted the opposition. The effort is at the heart of plans by the Turkish-backed opposition to secure and govern a strip of territory that forms part of the last big rebel stronghold in Syria. The presence of Turkish forces on the ground has helped to shield it from government attack. Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, has vowed to recover "every inch" of Syria, and though he has now won back most of the country, the Turkish presence will complicate any government offensive in the northwest. Turkey's role has gone beyond supporting allied Syrian forces to rebuilding schools and hospitals. At least five branches of the Turkish post office have opened in the area. Colonel Haitham Afisi, head of the National Army, says setting up the force … [Read more...] about Syrian rebels build an army with Turkish help, face challenges
Opinion Our reader wants to know more about her husband's army pension. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto dolgachov Our reader has concerns over her husband’s army pension if he were to die before her. Carl Lamb of Almary Green explains. My husband joined the army in 1942 and stayed on after the war until 1972 – he had a total of 30 years’ service so has a reasonably good pension from the army. But we can’t find details of what happens if he dies before me (he’s 92 and I’m 86). Do I still get a pension from the army at that stage? I have no idea who I would need to contact to find out more. Can you help please?Response from Carl Lamb of Almary GreenWhere death of the ex-service person has occurred during retirement – ie while the armed forces pension is in payment – the scheme normally provides a widow(er)’s pension that is a portion of the pension being paid. That portion will depend on a number of factors, including in … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: Will I still get an army pension if my husband dies before me?
CHINA has shown off its state-of-the-art military might in a chilling new video which warns a global war is looming. The Hollywood-style promo has already gone viral in its homeland after it was released to coincide with national Army Day. The propoganda clip - titled ‘I Am a Chinese Soldier’ - starts with moving scenes of servicemen departing from their tearful families. “Peace behind me, war in front of me,” the narrator is then heard saying, describing the sacrifices the soldiers make leaving their loved ones behind. The video then cuts to a display of China's military prowess - with shots of troops training, fighter jets, tanks and missiles in action. Some observers say the not-so-secret message behind the highly-polished advert is that a global war is now virtually "inevitable", the National Interest reports. In March, China unveiled its largest rise in defence spending in three years as it bids to dominate the world with a vast … [Read more...] about China releases chilling army propaganda video warning the world of a massive new global conflict