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7 weapons used in the USMC infantry

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty The Marine infantry has been fighting for our nation's freedoms for the last few hundred years in every clime and place where they can take a gun. Today, the U.S. Marine Corps is one of the most respected and well-recognized branches of any military, the world over. From a mile away, you can identify a Marine by their unique Dress Blues and their high-and-tight haircut. But the Marine getup wouldn't be so well-known if it weren't for the many hard-fought victori ... More

US soldier killed in Afghanistan in 'insider attack'

Jeremy Redmon The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Georgia-based soldier who was supporting the training of Afghan security forces was killed during an “apparent insider attack” Saturday, becoming the third U.S. service member to die in Afghanistan this year. Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, Calif., died in the Tarin Kowt District, which lies southwest of Kabul. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning. Two other unidentified U.S. troops w ... More

VA loses $1M in medical equipment

By Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Inventory records show Veterans Affairs medical facilities across Ohio have lost track of more than $1.1 million worth of medical equipment over three years. WBNS-TV reports VA medical centers in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Chillicothe all lost equipment between 2014 and 2017. The missing items include iPads, a $28,000 bedside monitor and a $12,000 stretcher. Some facilities continued to lose items even after the VA in Ohio spent nearly $2 ... More