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

Army Kills new rifle testing

http://breakingdefense.com/2013/06/army-kills-new-carbine-preempting-congress-industry-groans-not-again/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20BreakingDefense%20%28Breaking%20Defense%29   Yet again, the US Army in their utmost wisdom, kills a program that could have potentially replaced the M16/M4. Most of us know what the M-16 is. Originally designed by Eugene Stoner as the AR-15, (ArmaLite Rifle). The AR-15 rights were later sold to Colt Firearms in 1959 and the US Military adopted … More Army Kills new rifle testing

Common mistakes authors make when referring to military personnel

The proper usage of ‘Ex’, ‘Former’ and ‘Prior’ when discussing military service personnel. The above terms and prefixes are bandied about in all kinds of conversations. Be it in a newspaper, news reports, or dare I say it, even in a novel. This is a very basic generalization only to get a point across about … More Common mistakes authors make when referring to military personnel

Ranger Training Assessment Course to accept female soldiers in February 2015

Ranger Training Assessment Course (RTAC) will open its doors to female soldiers for the first time this coming February. While the issue of placing female soldiers in front line, Tier 1 combat units has not been approved, allowing females into RTAC is what some seem to think will be the first step. What needs to … More Ranger Training Assessment Course to accept female soldiers in February 2015

US Army to adopt New Camouflage pattern that looks just like Crye Industries MultiCam but it isn’t

Wait a minute, it looks just like MultiCam.   With the abject failure of the Universal Camouflage Pattern introduced with the Army’s ACU, the move to find a pattern that would actually work led to the adoption of Crye Industries MultiCam. However, due to some bullshit cost issue, either real or fabricated, the Army is … More US Army to adopt New Camouflage pattern that looks just like Crye Industries MultiCam but it isn’t

US Army seeking ‘Harder Hitting Pistol’

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/07/03/army-wants-a-harder-hitting-pistol.html   Yes, you read that right, after almost 30 years of using the Beretta M9, the US Army has finally come to the conclusion that they may need a larger caliber handgun. Well, duh. Since the adoption of the 9mm M9, mainly because 9mm became the NATO standard way back in 1985, the US … More US Army seeking ‘Harder Hitting Pistol’

USS George Washington could be retired early

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/05/24/uss-george-washingtons-future-uncertain.html?ESRC=navy.nl   The USS George Washington, CVN-73, is currently sitting on the list to be sent in for refueling, go to the reserve fleet (mothballed), or be retired (meaning eventually sold for scrap). Launched in 1990, the George Washington has reached the 25 year mark for a carrier and that’s usually when they get sent … More USS George Washington could be retired early