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Douglas Ernst

Douglas  Ernst

Articles by Douglas Ernst

In this Friday, June 27, 2014, file photo, Saudi King Abdullah speaks before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at his private residence in the Red Sea city of in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool, File)

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died at the age of 90, the nation's state-run television station confirmed Thursday. Published January 22, 2015

** FILE ** Capt. Richard Olson, 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 pilot, gets off an A-10 Warthog after his flight at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 2, 2011. (USAF)

Islamic State using MANPADS against A-10 Warthogs in Iraq: report

The U.S. Air Force sent in its A-10 Thunderbolts II into Iraq for airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Now the terrorist organization seems to have answered with man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude, infrared-guided, surface-to-air missile systems. Published January 20, 2015

Marine Infantry Officer Course students await a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter fast rope drill on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Auxiliary Landing Field 2, Wednesday, August 18, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Female Marines now 0-26 on officer infantry course

The failure of two Marine Corps officers to to pass the Jan. 8 first-day Combat Endurance Test of the infantry officer course brings the tally of female dropouts to 26. Published January 16, 2015