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Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

Business
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations cargo and transport plane from the U.S. Air Force 36th Airlift Squadron became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers on Hiju-dai drop zone in Japan as part of the Keen Sword exercises. The jump took place in Oita prefecture, Japan, on Nov. 4, during exercise Keen Sword with 120 paratroopers from the JGSDF's 1st Airborne Brigade and observers from the U.S. Army. "It is great that we are finally able to drop JGSDF paratroopers from U.S. aircraft in Japan," Keen Sword C-130J mission commander and 36th AS C-139J pilot Capt. Jeffrey Larkin said in a press release. "Also, this is the first time that the 36th AS will fly over Hiju-dai drop zone. This is another exciting moment for us because we can fly ...
How airlines are squeezing more seats onto their planes

How airlines are squeezing more seats onto their planes

Finance
WHEN Gary Leff, a prominent travel blogger, took his first flight on one of the new “no legroom” planes operated by American Airlines, he found that the experience was not nearly as bad as he feared. American had drawn howls of protest from customers when it announced it was reducing the distance between rows of seats—“seat pitch”, in industry jargon—on its new Boeing 737 Max planes to 29 inches, compared with the 31-inch pitch on its existing 737-800s. So in June it capitulated, and settled on 30 inches. Mr Leff tried out these new seats last week and was pleasantly surprised to find that “the seats themselves are no worse than” in American’s current layout in economy. That may seem counterintuitive, but aircraft-interior designers had come to American’s rescue. New thinner seats have ena
Braless Kelly Brook's cleavage bursts onto the scene as unbuttoned shirt gapes open

Braless Kelly Brook's cleavage bursts onto the scene as unbuttoned shirt gapes open

Entertainment
Now, the model and actress has once again sent temperatures soaring as she's given fans another glimpse at a new shot from her 2018 calendar.The Kelly Brook Calendar is always a huge treat for fans, often featuring a number of eye-popping underwear shots.This time, the former Britain's Got Talent beauty stripped down to an oversized white shirt as she posed in front of a red brick building.It turns out she doesn't always put the best pictures on the official Kelly Brook Instagram account, saving some for the stunning annual masterclass in eye candy.The 38-year-old starlet posed completely braless, unbuttoning her plunging top and flashing her ample bust to the camera.KELLY BROOK/ Lipstick SyndicationKELLY BROOK CALENDAR 2018: Kelly's new calendar is full of treatsKelly Brook pictures  ...