Category Archives: WORLD MILITARY

ROMANUS – Roman festival at Fort Rinella

The Fundazzjoni Wirt Artna (FWA) will be holding ROMANUS – Roman festival, a special event at Fort Rinella in Kalkara, for families and friends. This annual Roman festival will be held this week-end, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22nd March 2015, between 10.00 and 17.00hrs on each day, and … Continue reading

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Lectures at the Fortifications Interpretation Centre – The Fortress Builders

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New rules for Frontex rescues: EU Parliament approves search and rescue rules to prevent deaths at sea

Clearer search and rescue rules for EU border guards dealing with migrants at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean – ©Frontex_Eurosur 2014 New search and rescue rules to clarify how border guards serving in Frontex sea operations should deal with … Continue reading

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ILLEGAL MIGRANTS RESCUED BY MALTESE MILITARY 20 MARCH, 2014

The Armed Forces of Malta’s Rescue co-ordination Centre at Luqa Barracks was alerted to a boat which required assistance, carrying some 91 migrants on board (including 5 women). After locating their inflatable rubber dinghy, in a position some 25 nautical … Continue reading

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FORMER FRONTEX EMPLOYEE WHISTLEBLOWS VIA TWITTER TO EU COMMISSIONER CECILIA MALSTROM ON THE EU’S BORDER-CONTROL COORDINATION AGENCY’S MALADMINISTRATION

Maltese national and retired armed forces Major Alexander Dalli, has Tweeted a message to EU Commissioner, Cecilia Malstrom, to draw attention to rampant maladministration inside the EU’s border-control coordination agency, FRONTEX.  Dalli served for two tours of duty as a … Continue reading

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FRONTEX’S OPERATIONS DIRECTOR LIKELY TO BECOME THE EU AGENCY’S NEXT DIRECTOR GENERAL

The Operations Director of FRONTEX, German border policeman Klaus Rosler, is earmarked and set to become the EU border-control coordination agency’s next Director General. This despite his coming under the scrutiny and fire of the EU Ombudsman when it was established that there was maladministration on the part of Frontex. Continue reading

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Mikhail Kalashnikov, Creator of AK-47, Dies at 94

Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47, holding a prototype of his famous assault rifle in 2007. The arms designer credited by the Soviet Union with creating the AK-47, the first in a series of rifles and … Continue reading

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Smart weapons: Kill switches and safety catches | The Economist

Smart weapons Kill switches and safety catches Arms control: New technologies make it easier to track small arms and stop them working under certain circumstances. To what extent can they prevent the unintended or undesirable use of weapons? Technological tweaks … Continue reading

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UNIQUE US MARINE BAND LIVE PERFORMANCE

An excellent live rendition by the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band of “Thrift Shop / Can’t Hold Us” , during their annual US Marine Corps birthday celebration. Continue reading

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Rare Color Photographs from the Trenches of World War I

Black and white photographs often feel more genuine than color images — more truthful, somehow — especially those depicting historical events. Much of that perceived authenticity derives from the fact that black and white pictures seem to be, in the … Continue reading

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