Author Resources and Military Technical Advisors

In a previous topic, it was discussed that there are limited sites that truly specialize in assisting authors with technical issues such as weapons handling, ranks, and unit structure. Sure, there are literally thousands of resources out there for screenwriters and directors that provide this service but, there are none that focus on the author. … More Author Resources and Military Technical Advisors

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