Crashed USAF Thunderbird jet

Bizarre, sad news: Jets piloted by Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force’s Thunderbirds each crashed today in separate incidents

The elite aerial performing teams of the United States Navy and United States Air Force each suffered losses today when jets piloted by members of the team crashed in separate incidents. Tragically, the Navy’s Blue Angels lost one its members as well as the aircraft he was in, while the Air Force’s Thunderbirds lost only the aircraft due to the pilot’s safe ejection.

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Fleeing Fort McMurray

Residents of Alberta’s Fort McMurray flee devastating wildifre that threatens to destroy entire city of 80,000+

This striking image depicts the evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alberta, a community of more than 80,000 people. The entire municipality was ordered to empty as one of the worst fires in Canadian history threatened to consume the city and its environs. Fleeing residents passed very close to the fire on their way out of danger on Highway 63.

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Nuclear submarine near Naval Base Kitsap

NPI’s Gael Tarleton: Scale back U.S. nuclear weapons and stop a new arms race

The United States should reduce its nuclear force by a third to maintain an effective deterrent while making the world safer, writes NPI’s Gael Tarleton in a Seattle Times op-ed. “With that number, we could still keep 1,000 warheads at sea, more than enough for any conceivable military mission. Kitsap would continue to have a mission and the thousands of jobs that come with it.”

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