Ordinance and Ordnance

Know the difference when writing. Many times I’ve seen ordinance used in reference to military ammunition and weapons. It’s isn’t just in fiction either. Here’s a headline from a newspaper: Unexploded ordinance brought to Fairchild triggers lockdown Funny thing about this headline, this is what it read as above when it was first posted. Hours … More Ordinance and Ordnance

Cordite: why is it in contemporary fiction?

  “…Lee’s mind conjured up the nearest memory of darkness and gunfire: the dim stairwell in the Petersen’s house, the haze of cordite hanging in the air…” The Remaining: Aftermath by D.J. Molles published 2012 “This happened recently. I can still smell the cordite.” Dialogue from the film Collateral 2004   Let’s clear the air, … More Cordite: why is it in contemporary fiction?

Female USMC officer relieved for being ‘tough’ on female recruits

Controversy surrounds firing of Recruit Female CO Ok, so lets look at the facts. LtCol. Germano got her females to score higher on the range. Up from 61% to 91%. I don’t know about you, but if I was a Marine and there were female Marines in my AO, I’d want to make sure they … More Female USMC officer relieved for being ‘tough’ on female recruits

The latest update on women being allowed into Tier 1 units

February 2015 opened Ranger School for female soldiers interested in getting the Ranger tab. This does not make those females a Ranger as that would entail spending time in a Ranger Bat and those units are Tier 1 combat units which are currently still closed to females.   Here’s some information on how that program … More The latest update on women being allowed into Tier 1 units