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How the MLRS became a 44-mile sniper

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty Though a lot of the weapons used by US troops today chart their lineage to decades-old designs, they’ve changed a lot since they were first introduced. The M16, for instance, has gone from having iron sights to using holographic optics. The M1A2 SEP v3 is a much deadlier tank than the original M1. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Mart) The M270 MLRS is another prime example of increasing lethality and firepower over the years. When it entered service in 1982, it w ... More

President denies telling widow: ‘He knew what he was signing up for’

By Military1 Staff In an early Wednesday morning tweet, President Donald Trump denied allegations that he told a military widow her husband “knew what he was signing up for … but when it happens it hurts anyways.” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said she was in the car with Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, when he called to offer his condolences for her husband’s death. Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in ... More

Navy secretary: Resolving shipyard backlog is crucial

Julianne Stanford Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, Wash. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer visited the Puget Sound area on Tuesday to visit Navy facilities and related industries in the Pacific Northwest. The Kitsap Sun spoke with Spencer for a few minutes about the possibility of a larger Navy fleet and the future of Puget Sound naval installations before he jumped on a plane back to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon. Spencer was sworn in as the 76th Secretary of the Navy on Aug. 3. Spencer served in ... More

Camp Lejeune to host active shooter drill

The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Those aboard Camp Lejeune may see increased first responder activity Thursday. The Base’s Headquarters & Support Battalion is scheduled to conduct an active shooter drill Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Legal Services Support Section Office aboard Camp Lejeune, according to a press release from base. Camp Lejeune residents and visitors may see increased first responder activity with lights and sirens during that time. Base-wide loud speaker announcements ... More

Trump to call families of Green Berets killed in Niger

By Calvin Woodward and Jonathan Lemire Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday will call the families of four soldiers killed this month in Niger, the White House says, as Trump again casts doubt on whether his predecessor appropriately consoled the families of military personnel who died in war. Trump in a radio interview Tuesday suggested that President Barack Obama did not call John Kelly, a former Marine general who is now White House chief of staff, when his son, Marine ... More

S. Korea, US militaries begin joint naval drills

By Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean and U.S. troops have begun five days of naval drills amid North Korea's renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam. South Korea's navy says the drills that began Monday in the waters off the Korean Peninsula involve fighter jets, helicopters as well as 40 naval ships including the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. South Korean and U.S. militaries regularly conduct joint exercises, though No ... More
What makes a good NCO?

What makes a good NCO?

By Sgt. Joseph Gunderson RallyPoint What is the definition of a good NCO? Is it a hard charging nature and the ability to quickl ... More

USS South Dakota submarine christened in Groton

Rebecca Lurye The Hartford Courant The USS South Dakota, the ninth Virginia-class submarine built by General Dynamics Electric Boat for the U.S. Navy, was unveiled and christened in Groton on Saturday. The nuclear attack submarine, which will be home to a crew of about 130 people, was built in the early stages of a massive ramping-up for Electric Boat, which operates a shipyard in Groton and a design and engineering facility in New London. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, one of several Connecticut officials who ... More