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John Moses Browning: The forgotten history and legacy of the father of modern firearms | Ammo.com

John Moses Browning is often known as a gunsmith, but he was also an inventor, innovator, and one of the most successful firearm designers in the world. He can be considered the father of modern firearms and is responsible for many lever-action, pump-action, and auto-loading weapons. John learned gunsmithing from his father, who encouraged him to explore manufacturing and engineering. ... Read More »

WWII Navy chaplain posthumously awarded Navy Cross for comforting fellow sailors in ‘shark infested waters’ | Navy Times

Lt. Thomas Conway was a Catholic priest assigned to the USS Indianapolis when it was struck by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. 890 crewmen went into the water when the ship sank, including Conway. They were stranded for five nights and four days in freezing temperatures while fighting off shark attacks and facing dehydration. Conway put his personal safety aside ... Read More »

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week | Military Times

The FBI and National Guard are preparing for nationwide protests as the inauguration draws closer. Investigators believe these protests could potentially turn violent. “Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through 20 January,” stated the FBI bulletin. Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, ... Read More »

The physiological effects of face masks during workouts | Breaking Muscle

Researchers at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, have looked into the physiological effects of face masks during exercise. They discovered that masking during aerobic training has minimal and statistically inconsistent impact on heart rate, respiratory rate, breathing, and oxygen saturation in the blood. However, the research does not look at the impact of mask-wearing from a psychological point of ... Read More »

A key mindset to achieve more | Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt observed that people who have achieved success in their life have what it takes to take risks and develop an experimental mindset. People who embrace change and try new ideas experiment with different strategies and open themselves for continuous learning until they find what works best for them. There is nothing wrong with playing safe but there is much more you ... Read More »

MacDill Air Force Base gets its own coronavirus vaccine allotment | Tampa Bay Times

The 6th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base has received an initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine for distribution following U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, said a spokesman. The department’s distribution plan will prioritize healthcare workers and high-risk populations, followed by those working in “critical national capabilities and other essential workers.” Those on active duty, reservists and select Department of Defense ... Read More »

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account | BBC News

Twitter announced that US President Donald Trump’s account is “permanently suspended… due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Trump was locked out of his account for 12 hours after he called the people who stormed the US Capitol “patriots”. But after being allowed back on the platform, Mr. Trump posted two tweets that the company cited as the ... Read More »

US, Maldives share experiences during military-to-military contact | DVIDS

US Special Operations Forces deployed to U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) and Maldives National Defense Force completed a three-week military-to-military contact on January 5. All participants were required to quarantine and show that they were healthy during the training that focused on communications and tactical combat casualty care. The bilateral training follows the signing of the “Framework for U.S. ... Read More »

Retired lieutenant colonel is unlikely to face court-martial in Capitol riot, experts say | Military.com

Larry Rendall Brock Jr. was arrested on Sunday in Texas charged with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and one count of “violent entry and disorderly conduct.” He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2014 as a lieutenant colonel. While Brock will face civilian charges, it is unlikely that he will face the military justice system. “Broadly ... Read More »

Armed forces kill 29 Taliban militants in southwestern Afghanistan – Defense Ministry | Urdu Point

The Afghan armed forces have killed 29 Taliban fighters who attacked the Afghan army and security checkpoints. The Ministry of Defense stated that seven Taliban fighters were wounded during the attack and a local Taliban commander was killed as well. Attacks on security checkpoints took place in the villages of Bulandi and Madagan, but the militants were quickly defeated. Vehicles ... Read More »

Enabling strategic success: How MARSOC can help overcome “simple-minded” militarism | Small Wars Journal

United States Special Operations Forces and the rest of the military have been focusing on both counterterrorism and great power competition from Russia and China. While USSOF has been successful in hunting down terrorists and their leaders, this does not always portray an encouraging global strategic picture. This articles delves into the role that MARSOC should play in great power ... Read More »