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The Hits: Navy SEAL training needed to get through holidays | NZ Herald

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When the US Navy SEAL team are right at the beginning of their career, they go through a thing called hell week. It’s a one-week training course, that separates those with the fitness, and mental tenacity to cut it from those that won’t make it through. Most parents with one or two weeks off over the recently completed school holidays ... Read More »

H2GO: Brian Crosby refreshes voters with water, traffic solutions | The Bay Net

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H2GO, as the event was aptly titled by Crosby’s team, saw the 29B delegate candidate and around 20 volunteers handing water bottles, wrapped in a custom label, to commuters stuck in the traffic jam caused by the intersection of Great Mills Road and Route 5. Holding signs and moving from one car to another,  Crosby offered “a cold water and ... Read More »

Voodoo Medics: Inside the world of Australia’s elite combat medics | Daily Telegraph

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THEY’RE the sworn healers working alongside Australia’s most elite fighters. When their Special Forces mates are injured in battle, they snap into action to patch them up. Serving on the frontline of the frontline, the medics of Australia’s Special Operations Command have fought some of the bloodiest battles – to save our soldiers’ lives – in the desert and dusty ... Read More »

US has limited contact, oversight of Afghan troops and the gear they’ve been given | Military Times

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The Defense Department is still struggling to develop an Afghan military that can sustain itself, despite the U.S. having spent nearly $84 billion on Afghan security over the past 17 years, according to a new report. The Government Accountability Office has found that U.S. advisers almost never interact at the tactical level with conventional Afghan troops. As a result, there is ... Read More »

US Navy SEAL Jailed In Serbia | Buzzfeed News

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US Navy SEAL reservist Daniel Corbett has been held in prison in Serbia for eight months while under investigation for possession of an illegal handgun. In July, his criminal lawyer was gunned down in Belgrade in a gangland-style hit that remains unsolved. It is not known if the lawyer’s killing is related to Corbett’s case. Corbett, who goes by the ... Read More »

Great Clips of the Week: Army dad surprises Wasatch High lineman with senior night appearance | KSL

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Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and siblings are all known to pack the field as each senior is presented before the crowd one final time. Wasatch High senior lineman Damien Mellars wasn’t sure if his father, Lt. Col. David Mellars, would be around to celebrate his final home game in Heber City. Lt. Col. Mellars is an active Green Beret, and ... Read More »

Inside The Army’s Pursuit Of A High-Tech 6.8mm Round | Task and Purpose

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This week, U.S. Army leaders revealed a much clearer picture of the service’s plan to replace its M249 squad automatic weapon and M4A1 carbine with weapons that share an advanced 6.8mm round. For more than a year, modernization officials have offered few details about the Next Generation Squad Weapon program. But over the past three months, the service has taken tangible steps to advance the effort ... Read More »

Spanish special operations forces sharpen Afghan commando sniper skills | Army Recognition

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The Spanish comprise ANASOC-SOAT’s Mobile Training Team (MTT), travelling throughout Afghanistan providing tailored training at the behest of ANASOC Special Operations Battalion (SOB) Commanders. During the two-week specialty course training period, Commando students travelled to Kabul area the class. Coached and mentored by the Spanish SOAT, Commandos refined their breath control and body positioning techniques and worked through calculating numerous variables ... Read More »

Glock vs. Sig Sauer: Glock 17 vs. P226 (Which Gun Is Better?) | National Interest

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A product of the Swiss-German partnership of Sig Sauer, the P226 was an evolution of one of the most accurate and well-made handguns ever made, the Sig P210. The P210’s design was updated for the U.S. Army handgun competitions of the 1980s. While it failed to win the Army contract, it did become the handgun of U.S. Navy SEAL commandos. ... Read More »

Secret service budget to be raised by 25% to €1.25m | Irish Examiner

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The State organisations likely to have access to the fund are the Garda Security and Intelligence Unit and its Special Detective Unit. It is believed that gardaí are particularly anxious to recruit informants who are well-placed within organised crime, especially with a view to disrupting the activities of major drug gangs. On the Defence Forces side, the fund could be ... Read More »