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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Here are the weapons and gear that the US military’s top special operators never leave home without | Business Insider

We suit up the best of the best with the top weapons and gear to ensure that they cannot be defeated. This includes rifles, machine guns, and providing Special Operators with knowledge and tools. Business Insiders goes into what...

Watchdog to audit Pentagon’s use of COVID-19 funds on defense contractors | The Hill

Whether or not the DOD spent their COVID-19 funds correctly is now being investigated. This comes after the Washington Post called out the DOD for spending the majority of 1 billion dollars that they received through the CARE ACT...

Army announces winners of prestigious 2020 competition awards | U.S. Army

The winners of the 2020 Best Warrior Competition were announced during a live presentation at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Arlington, VA. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston announced the Best Warrior Competition...

BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19? | BBC News

Scientists are working on testing for a vaccine developed in 1921 to see if it can help those with COVID-19. The Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine will be tested on around 1,000 people who will take part in the trial at the University...

Army’s do-it-all goggles to reach soldiers’ hands in 2021 | Defense News

A field testing on the Integrated Visual Augmentation System will happen in Fort Pickett, Virginia. The multi-functional goggle will see its first ruggedized test followed by the distribution of 40,000 devices across the service. Some of its features are it can monitor the state...

SpaceX plans to test a 7,500-mph rocket that could deliver weapons to troops downrange | Task & Purpose

Elon Musk's SpaceX and the US military plan to build a rocket capable of delivering 80 metric tons of cargo anywhere in the world in 60 minutes. This ambitious work can make a 7,652-mile journey from Florida to Afghanistan...

Belgian army evaluates Jankel LTTV light truck for Special Operations and Para-Cdo units | Army Recognition

Jankel has been a manufacturer of the Belgian Special Operations Group for Fox RRV (Rapid Reaction Vehicle). Now, they have secured a second prestigious contract to supply a new fleet of specialist tactical vehicles, under the LTTV Light Troop...

Kim Jong Un just showed the world the war machine he built while feinting diplomacy | The Drive

North Korea celebrated its 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea with their first publicized military parade. It came by surprise a massive and new intercontinental ballistic missile rolled through Kim II Sung Square. Another unveil was a...

MK 19 grenade launcher: The special operations weapon you probably haven’t heard of | National Interest

The MK19 grenade launcher was introduced during the Vietnam war. It can fire 40-millimeter grenades up to 1,500 meters. These can punch through three inches of steel and is best used against dismounted infantry and lightly armored vehicles. The...

To serve and protect: From Greek soldier to U.S. Airman | Barksdale Air Force Base

Senior Airman Alex Katsigiannis dedicated his life to his calling not just as a law enforcer but also to help people within his community. From being a Greek soldier, he made a bold decision to join the US Air Force in 2017 and...

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After 6 years of attempts, Marine master guns finally wins Recon Challenge | Marine Corps Times

Master Gunnery Sgt. Cory Paskvan and Maj. Morgan Jordan won the 12th annual Recon Challenge after 9 hours and...

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