How the Army’s helicopter ‘Freight Train’ trains to get soldiers and their gear where they need to be

Army Reserve aviators 159th General Support Aviation Brigade train regularly to move soldiers and cargo for trainings, combat missions, and humanitarian operations. The 244th Bravo Company was nicknamed “Freight Train” in honor of the first 244th Bravo Company, which served in Vietnam. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia — The air around the soldiers is filled with the whirring noise of the helicopter rotors spinning as the blades cut through the air, keeping the helicopter aloft. More than 25 soldiers with the 359 Transportation Company were transported in a CH-47 Chinook to Wilcox, Virginia to begin their simulated in-country training. According to US Army Chief… Read More

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The IMF is ready to mobilize $1 trillion as nations fear a virus-driven global downturn

The International Monetary Fund is ready to tap its $1 trillion lending capacity as the coronavirus spreads. It’s the latest sign of concern that the epidemic could plunge the global economy toward a downturn. “The case for a coordinated and synchronized global fiscal stimulus is becoming stronger by the hour,” IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The International Monetary Fund is ready to tap its $1 trillion lending capacity as the coronavirus spreads, the latest sign of concern that the epidemic could push the global economy toward a downturn. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Monday the international lender stood ready to provide… Read More

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Ted Cruz praises Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘good advice’ on coronavirus conduct

There are not many issues that those on opposite ends of the political spectrum can agree on, but how Americans should behave during the coronavirus pandemic may be one of them. When you see Brian Schatz retweeting Ted Cruz quote-tweeting AOC in agreement you know these are extraordinary times: pic.twitter.com/rZIfH23p04 — Esther Choo (@choo_ek) March 14, 2020 If Ted Cruz and AOC are both telling you to stay home, PLEASE JUST STAY HOME! https://t.co/yli9KrYc8y — Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 14, 2020 Ted Cruz retweeting AOC with positive reinforcement. Things just got real. https://t.co/i8Sg26FUWx — Karl Bélanger (@KarlBelanger) March 15, 2020 Ted Cruz and AOC are agreeing with each other and… Read More

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Hackers just attacked a US health agency’s computer system in an attempt to slow down its COVID-19 response

The US Department of Health and Human Services was reportedly hit with a cyberattack Sunday night, Bloomberg first reported. The attack was reportedly meant to slow down the agency’s computer systems amid its response to the spread of COVID-19. There’s no evidence that the attackers were successful in hampering HHS’s systems, according to Bloomberg. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As the US ramps up its response to the spread of COVID-19, the Health and Human Services Department was hit with a cyberattack, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Citing three unnamed sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that the cyberattack aimed to slow down HHS computer… Read More

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Spain’s police are flying drones with speakers around public places to warn citizens on coronavirus lockdown to get inside

Drones are being used by Spanish police to warn people to stay at home. Spain has declared a state of emergency and ordered its citizens to stay indoors apart from necessary trips, after seeing a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in recent days. According to World Health Organization figures, Spain has endured over 7,700 cases of coronavirus and 288 deaths as of March 15. China has previously deployed drones and other advanced technologies for similar purposes. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Drones are being used by Spanish police to warn people to stay at home. Spain has declared a state of emergency and ordered its citizens to stay… Read More

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Pharma giants Sanofi and Regeneron are now testing out an arthritis drug to treat the coronavirus, starting in New York

Drugmakers are testing a drug that’s currently used to treat arthritis against the novel coronavirus. Pharma companies Sanofi and Regeneron said Monday that they started a trial, and are looking to enroll 400 patients in New York. They eventually plans to test the drug, called Kevzara, across the globe. There are no approved treatments or vaccines for the coronavirus. Many pharma and biotech companies have started research programs in the last few weeks as the outbreak has worsened into an official pandemic. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A new coronavirus clinical trial is now seeking patients in the US, starting in New York. The French pharma giant Sanofi… Read More

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