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‘Steely eyed killers’ no more: What will the Corps’ culture look like under a new force design? | Marine Corps Times

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger proposed a new force design that made retired Marine experts worry that the aggressive warrior ethos of the Corps has been put at risk. The force design plan has led to the Corps eliminating tanks, along with a restructure of Marine Corps infantry to make it smaller, lighter, and more mobile. Mark Cancian, a ... Read More »

The twisted horror of the American South | BBC Culture

Netflix’s film Devil All The Time is the fourth feature film from director Antonio Campos. It depicts the provocative Southern Gothic novel by Donald Ray Pollock where the scene spans between World War II and the Vietnam war. The Devil All The Time renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the themes of evil and abuse ... Read More »

Quebec woman identified as suspect behind ricin-laced letters sent to White House | Global News

The letter was apparently sent by a Canadian woman who resides in Quebec. Canada’s Special Operations along with forces in the US collaborated to have the women arrested and face federal charges. They got a warrant to search her house and now have 13 other people they are investigating. The women was identified as Pascale Ferrier. Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7348165/ricin-envelope-white-house-quebec/ Read More »

Police officers help rescue residents from burning building | ABC 17

Officer Timothy Childs was patrolling the area when he saw a house on fire. Immediately he intervened and started evacuating people out of the building. The police were able to intervene and potentially save lives as they waited for the fire department to arrive. They saved lives and risked their own despite the job not fitting the description. Seven people ... Read More »

This Green Beret had his leg shot off on a ‘cursed’ mission, but that didn’t stop him from becoming an elite sniper | Business Insider

On the night of April 6, 2008, US Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. John Wayne Walding was shot in his leg by the enemy’s sniper in the battle of Shok Valley, Afghanistan. This life-changing battle left him with no choice to get his legs amputated. He received his Silver Award and Purple Heart for his selfless dedication, but he was most admired for his resilience and grit to not let his leg stop him from serving. Walding went ... Read More »

The activity that reverses brain aging | Psy Blog

New research revealed that a single hour of light physical activity per week is recommended to reduce brain aging by one year. Since the brain tends to shrink with age, larger brain volume is a sign of healthy aging. Aside from preventing diseases, exercise is proven to be beneficial for our mental health. The study included 2,354 people who were involved in the Framingham Heart Study where ... Read More »

Have short attention span? 15 Ways to improve it | Forbes

It is no denying that our modern use of technology has significantly shortened our attention spans. Every distraction we get from the sound of a notification from our social media shifts our attention to our phone when working or even when spending time with family and friends. Our brain is a muscle and if we want to strengthen it, here are 15 ways to help you improve your attention span. Source: https://www.lifehack.org/885119/short-attention-span Read More »

Pentagon awards money for Joint Base Charleston’s high-altitude parachute mission | Post & Courier

Joint Base Charleston will be awarded a $3.8 million grant for infrastructure dedicated to “High Altitude Airdrop Mission Support” by September 2021. It will be constructed on Charleston’s Air Force Base, according to the Department of Defense.  This will train covert airmen to skydive from 20,000 feet. Technicians are trained to provide in-flight operational and physiological support to aircrew, ground personnel, and Special Ops forces completing jumps which were initially conducted in ... Read More »

Futuristic V-280 not advanced enough to replace the Osprey: AFSOC Commander | Military.com

Army’s Future Vertical Lift is looking into two aircraft as part of their modernization for Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA). The aircraft is the Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 coaxial-rotor Defiant helicopter prototype and Bell Textron’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor helicopter prototype. However, AFSOC Commander Lt. Gen. James Slife said the Valor is not advanced enough to replace the CV-22, the Air Force special operations variant of the V-22 tiltrotor transport aircraft. He mentioned that AFSOC is looking ... Read More »

The oldest living US Marine celebrates her 107th birthday | Task & Purpose

Dorothy Schmidt Cole celebrates her 107th birthday and is now remembered as the oldest living U.S. Marine. When Cole was 29, she enlisted in July 1943 where she underwent six weeks of basic training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with 1st Battalion, Marine Corps Women’s Reserves, according to the Independent Tribune. Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/mandatory-fun/oldest-living-marine-dorothy-cole?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2009.21.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Read More »

United Cajun Navy helps rescue hurricane survivors stranded in floodwater | WKNR News

Brian Thrasher, spokesperson for volunteer group, explains how they try to fill the gap of time between disaster occurring and when first responders and FEMA officials are able to get there. Thrasher states that the United Cajun Navy is just “people helping people.” The volunteers arrive by boat to areas suffering from flooding and help rescue people in need or ... Read More »

Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top general | Military Times

President Donald Trump states that “we took out the world’s number one terrorist and the mass murderer of American troops…Qasem Soleimani is dead.” Gen. Hossein Salami, chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, made it very clear that the U.S. would pay for the general’s death. Salami threatened to ‘hit’ a female ambassador in order to avenge his deceased friend. Trump ... Read More »