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Army temporarily halts sending new recruits to basic training…

| April 7, 2020 | 107 Comments
Army temporarily halts sending new recruits to basic training…

Arrival …during coronavirus outbreak A source tells us the US Army, in an abundance of caution, has halted recruit basic training, presumably for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on. By Louis Casiano, Jennifer Griffin The Army is holding off sending recruits to basic training for two weeks beginning Monday in response to the […]

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Top Military Media Outlet Puts A 28-Year-Old Who’s Touted Her Hatred For Trump In Charge

| January 17, 2020 | 69 Comments
Top Military Media Outlet Puts A 28-Year-Old Who’s Touted Her Hatred For Trump In Charge

Middie MAGA Poetrooper sends us the strange selection of The Army Times’ new top editor, a flaming Liberal Trump hater. Sara Sicard certainly has all her progressive tickets punched- how she got the top spot at an overwhelmingly conservative publication like the Army Times is a bit of a mystery, at least to me. I […]

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What Happens in Nevada…

| December 30, 2019 | 120 Comments
What Happens in Nevada…

Military.com reports that the first-ever waiver has been granted to a Nevada Army Guard soldier to grow a beard. The Nevada Army Guard’s first religious accommodation waiver granted a Norse Pagan soldier permission to grow a beard. Now, it is considering two similar requests from Pagan soldiers, according to a recent Army news release. In 2017, the […]

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Mechanized Force to Syria

| October 26, 2019 | 8 Comments
Mechanized Force to Syria

An M1 Abrams tank scans its sector at the Udairi Range Complex in Kuwait, Dec. 8, 2018. (Spc. Jovi Prevot/Army National Guard) The U.S. military is planning to send some kind of mechanized force to help keep oil fields in eastern Syria from slipping into the hands of a resurgent ISIS as American troops withdraw from the […]

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Changes to Special Forces Training

| October 15, 2019 | 69 Comments
Changes to Special Forces Training

This doesn’t look quite like upgrades to me. It looks more like accommodation, although adapting to new target structures ahead of time is always a good idea. I’ll leave the judgment call up to those of you with more training in this area. https://news.yahoo.com/big-changes-grueling-special-forces-125819070.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=ma From the article:  The changes that are beginning now have led to […]

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22 Soldiers Hurt After Parachuting Into Trees

| October 3, 2019 | 71 Comments
22 Soldiers Hurt After Parachuting Into Trees

At least 22 soldiers were injured in a Wednesday night parachuting exercise in Mississippi when they missed a designated drop zone and landed instead in a group of trees, according to officials. Of those hurt, 15 were treated at the scene by medics and seven were taken to a local hospital, Army spokesman John Pennell […]

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A First: Sisters Make General

| September 7, 2019 | 15 Comments
A First: Sisters Make General

An article at Newser.com reports that Maria Barrett and Paula Lodi are the first-ever sisters in a military branch to both achieve the rank of general. Siblings are always trying to pull rank on each other, but these sisters have taken it to a whole new level. Meet Maria Barrett and Paula Lodi, who’ve both […]

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Army Rolling Out New Marksmanship Qualification Test

| August 26, 2019 | 25 Comments
Army Rolling Out New Marksmanship Qualification Test

When the Army rolled out its new physical fitness test, it was just getting started. The physical fitness test, covering situps, push-ups, and a 2-mile run is making way for a new physical fitness test that tests muscle groups used in the battlefield. Enter battle focused weapons qualification. The current qualification process starts as a […]

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