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The US military's attempts to recruit Gen-Z gamers on Twitch is predatory and problematic

The US Army Esports team playing Call of Duty at an event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in January 2020. US Army Esports/Facebook The Army and Navy are targeting gamers for recruitment on Twitch. Many Twitch users are young members of Gen Z, so the military's use of video games as a recruiting tactic is problematic and predatory. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Timmy O'Connell is a freshman college student from Alexandria, VA. This is an opinion colu...
Tags: Japan, Navy, US, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, US military, Army, Columbia University, US Army, US Navy, Esports, Alexandria, Nagasaki, Timmy, Minneapolis Minnesota

The US Army's attempts to recruit Gen-Z gamers on Twitch is predatory and problematic

The US Army Esports team playing Call of Duty at an event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in January 2020. US Army Esports/Facebook The Army and Navy are targeting gamers for recruitment on Twitch. Many Twitch users are young members of Gen Z, so the military's use of video games as a recruiting tactic is problematic and predatory. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Timmy O'Connell is a freshman college student from Alexandria, VA. This is an opinion colu...
Tags: Japan, Navy, US, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, US military, Army, Columbia University, US Army, US Navy, Esports, Alexandria, Nagasaki, Timmy, Minneapolis Minnesota

Searching For Flag Stores – Important Steps To Take To Discover The Best One

Finding Flag Stores is not an easy task. It is easy to become disillusioned with the overabundance of choices available on the market today. Here are some helpful tips on where you can go when looking for stores that sell flag supplies. The first place to look for flag stores is online. Many online merchants offer large selections of flag-related products. These merchants often have a good selection from local merchants as well. Make sure you compare shipping rates between online stores and bric...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ebay, Marketing, Blog, Army

How The Right Branded A Mock Election Exercise As A Dry Run For A Lefty Coup

On the Sept. 3 episode of his show, The National Pulse, right-wing broadcaster Raheem Kassam acknowledged that he might be irritating his audience with his repeated references to a series of tabletop election simulations that happened in June. “Transition Integrity Project: I know people are going to get bored of me saying that term between now and the election,” he said. “But this is everything right here, and it’s everything because they’ve given their playbook away.”  Kassam was r...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, California, Washington, Kentucky, China, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Democrats, New York Times, Army, Pentagon, Republic, Biden, Donald Trump

True Velocity Unveils Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities With Potential to Reinvent Ammunition Supply Chain

Following a discussion by the US House Armed Services Committee about the ‘Modernization of the Conventional Ammunition Production Industrial Base’ on 22nd September True Velocity released a statement explaining how their technology and processes can be leveraged to update ammunition manufacturing. During the hearing, General Edward M. Daly, Commanding General, Army Materiel Command explained that the Army is […] Read More … The post True Velocity Unveils Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities Wit...
Tags: News, Guns, Army, Daily News, US House Armed Services Committee, Ammunition, Polymer Cased Ammunition, MIL/LE, True Velocity, Ammunition Production, Next Generation Ammo

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick looks to defend her seat against Brandon Martin in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District

Ann Kirkpatrick, Democratic candidate for Congress from Arizona. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will face Brandon Martin in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District. The district is located in the Southeast of the state and includes about two-thirds of the city of Tucson. It was previously represented by Sen. Martha McSally.  Martin previously ran to represent the district in 2018, but lost in the Republican primary election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. De...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Arizona, Army, Donald Trump, Southeast, Martin, U S Senate, Tucson, U S Army, Sen John McCain, Pima County, Gabby Giffords

Cherry: Apple Acquires Russo Brothers’ Tom Holland-Led Drama

Cherry: Apple Acquires Russo Brothers’ Tom Holland-Led Drama Deadline is reporting that Apple Original Films has acquired the worldwide rights to Anthony and Joe Russo’s Tom Holland-led drama Cherry. The outlet notes the deal landed in the high $40 millions and also gives Apple an awards season contender with plans to premiere the film in early 2021 on Apple TV+. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRef...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Iraq, Army, Holland, Jesus, Russo brothers, Anthony, Reservoir Dogs, Walker, Joe Russo, Tom Holland, Movie News, Alberto E Rodriguez Getty, Jessica Goldberg, Todd Makurath

Apple Pays $40+ Million for Worldwide Rights to Upcoming Film 'Cherry'

Apple has paid in the high $40 millions for the rights to upcoming movie "Cherry," reports Deadline. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who were responsible for "Avengers: Endgame," "Cherry" is a crime drama that's an adaptation of a novel by Nico Walker. In "Cherry," actor Tom Holland (known for his role as Spider-Man) plays a Cleveland man named Walker who joins the army after being spurned by the love of his life. He becomes an Army medic in Iraq and is traumatized by the experience, suffe...
Tags: Apple, Iraq, Army, Cleveland, Anthony, Walker, Joe Russo, Tom Holland, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple

‘Cherry’, Starring Tom Holland and Directed by the Russo Brothers, Heads to Apple

Apple just scooped up Cherry, the first movie from the Russo Brothers since Avengers: Endgame, and the Russo’s first non-superhero movie in a long, long time. The project reunites them with Tom Holland, who plays a war vet with PTSD who becomes a bank robber. It’s based on the novel by Nico Walker, which is in part based on Walker’s true story (he’s a US Army veteran currently serving time in prison for bank robbery). According to Deadline, the Apple deal for Cherry was in the “high $40 mill...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Drama, Iraq, Tom Hanks, Army, Holland, Will Smith, Cleveland, US Army, Russo brothers, Cherry, Martin Scorsese, Walker, DuPree, Russo

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer honors her memory by performing pushups by coffin in U.S. Capitol

Bryant Johnson, the personal trainer of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, honored her memory Friday by performing push-ups by her coffin as she lay in state in the U.S. Capitol. Johnson, a court clerk and Army reservist, approached Ginsburg and stood briefly in contemplation before lowering himself to the marble-tiled floor and executing several wide-grip extensions, rising to his feet and solemnly departing. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Supreme Court, Army, Johnson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, U S Capitol, RBG, Bryant Johnson, One Last Rep

Air Force special operators in New Mexico have switched to the service's new handgun, and they like what they see

Senior Airman James Mack clears a M18 at Cannon Air Force Base, September 21, 2020. US Air Force/Senior Airman Maxwell Daigle The Air Force is adopting the M18 Modular Handgun System, a new sidearm developed by the Army. For members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, the new weapon's adaptability and ease of use are big upgrades over the old M9. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico — The defenders of the 27th Special Op...
Tags: Trends, Army, New Mexico, Air Force, US Air Force, Cannon, Adkins, Cannon Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command, Entzel, Beals, Dodrill, M18, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorial on steps of Skirball Cultural Center

BRENTWOOD — Visitors are invited to pay tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday on the front steps of the Skirball Cultural Center. Visitors can come to the Skirball for curbside visits to bear witness and contribute to a one-day communal memorial display. They are welcome to add letters, photos, flowers, reflections and other personal tributes. In Washington, D.C., the justice will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, an honor never before granted to a woman. In the ho...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, California News, Sport, Soccer, Army, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Arlington National Cemetery, Brentwood, Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, Skirball Cultural Center, U S Capitol, Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Inside the Army’s Fearless, Messy, Networked Warfare Experiment

Big steps reveal plenty about the bigger ones to come — including the need for battlefield coders.
Tags: Defense, Army

Pilot arranges special World War II flyover above his 98-year-old dad's house

Art Kahley was known best as a beloved band director, but his Army service in World War II forever shaped him.         [Author: York Daily Record]
Tags: News, Army, York Daily Record, Art Kahley

Fort Hood Armored Brigade Will Deploy to Europe, Army Announces

The Army announced today that it will deploy an armored brigade to Europe this fall as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
Tags: Europe, News, Army

FN Awarded U.S. Army Contract For M249 SAW

FN Awarded U.S. Army Contract For M249 SAW U.S.A. –-( FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to supply the U.S. Army with M249 Squad Automatic Weapons, also known as the M249 SAW. The contract is expected to be completed by 2025. The FN M249 SAW has been a mainstay throughout the U.S. military since 1986 and is currently in service in more than 30 countries globally. FN has been the sole source manufacturer of the 5.5...
Tags: UK, Guns, Army, Belgium, Finland, Browning, Facebook Twitter, U S Army, Columbia South Carolina, FN, McLean VA, Columbia SC, USSOCOM, FN Herstal, Defense Security, Shooting Industry News

'I gave two legs for this country': New Biden ad features wounded Army sergeant

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign launched a new TV and digital ad Thursday that chastises President Trump for allegedly disparaging members of the U.S. military.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Army, Trump

Vehicle Mounted Laser Guns are Here and will be Fielded Soon

Image by Northrup Grumman, from, scaled and cropped by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-( In my 30+ year career in Army Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation, (RDT&E), there was some exposure and support of laser weapons. A principle concern with lasers is how the interact with the atmosphere. That is where my old outfit came in. Lasers have been used in weapons systems since shortly after their development, for ranging and sensing, and information technology. I am ...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Germany, US, Department Of Defense, Reagan, Iran, Military, Arizona, Army, Lockheed Martin, Stryker, Boeing, Laser, US Air Force, ABL

Lukashenko sworn in as Belarus president in secretive ceremony

Opposition and European politicians denounce move as illegitimate and ‘a farce’The inauguration of the embattled Belarusian autocrat, Alexander Lukashenko, for another term as president has taken place in Minsk in a secretive ceremony that was not announced in advance. Opposition leaders and European politicians immediately denounced the move as illegitimate.“The day in which the president takes office, the day of the inauguration, is the day of our joint victory – a convincing and momentous vic...
Tags: Europe, World news, Army, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

The Marine Corps is now officially fielding its first new pistol in 35 years

A Marine instructor shoots the M18 Modular Handgun System at a firing range at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 25, 2020. US Marine Corps/David Jordan The Marine Corps has officially started fielding the M18 service pistol to replace its existing arsenal of sidearms. Based on Sig Sauer's P320, the M18 will replace all other pistols in the Marine Corps inventory, including the M9, M9A1, M45A1, and M007. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Marine Corps has offic...
Tags: Navy, Virginia, Trends, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, US Marine Corps, Corps, Sig Sauer, Jared Keller, Granados, Army Air Force Navy, Modular Handgun System, Brian Nelson, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Base Quantico

‘Is This The Year The SEC Beats Each Other Up?’: Gary Danielson Previews LSU Mississippi State, Week 1 Of SEC Schedule

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Tags: Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Navy, Sports, Alabama, LSU, NFL, Army, Cbs, Only CBS, Mississippi State, SEC, Tigers, College Football, Washington State

The US is preparing for a fight with China in the Pacific. Here's how Army special operators will stay relevant.

Mississippi Army National Guard soldiers with 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct readiness training, September 13, 2012. US Army/Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann The US is shifting its focus to China and to the Asia-Pacific, the main rival and venue for a future of so-called great-power competition. The Air Force and Navy are likely to play a leading role in a war in that region, which features small islands spread across vast expanses of sea and air. But the Army, especially its special ...
Tags: Navy, California, Osama Bin Laden, China, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Afghanistan, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Army, Rangers

Pentagon Used Congress Funding For PPE To Stockpile Military Equipment Instead

Investigation into a $1 billion fund allotted by Congress to the Pentagon in March to bolster the country’s supplies of medical equipment reveals that the funds have been mostly diverted to defense contractors and used to manufacture military equipment like jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms. The Washington Post reported the finding which demonstrates how a taxpayer-based effort to combat COVID-19 was redirected to stockpiling military supplies. Passed earlier this year, the Ca...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, Masks, Army, Kansas, Pentagon, Boeing, Defense Department, Committee, Dod, ArcelorMittal, PPE

Asylum seekers arrive at Pembrokeshire military base

Campaigners welcome asylum seekers but are against plans to house them at a former Army facility.
Tags: News, Army, Pembrokeshire

First migrants arrive at Napier military barracks in Kent

The first of 400 asylum seekers being housed at a disused Army barracks began to arrive overnight.
Tags: News, Army, Kent

Netflix Cancels Emmy-Winning The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix cancels Emmy-winning The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The day after the acclaimed series brought home the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program, Netflix has chosen not to renew the prequel series to Jim Henson’s cult classic film The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, according to io9. RELATED: Norman Lear’s Good Times Getting Animated Update at Netflix PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAut...
Tags: TV, Movies, Norman Lear, Netflix, Army, TV News, Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, Jim Henson, Henson, Jim Henson Company, Zack Snyder, Javier Grillo Marxuach, TV Premiere, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Thra

Podcast #645: The Forgotten Story of the Lumberjack Commandos of WWII

Today, it’s hard to go very long without hearing about special operations forces like the Army’s Green Berets and the Navy’s SEALs. But before special operators became an ingrained part of the military’s strategy and established a prominent presence in the public eye, they existed as experimental, now largely forgotten units that were launched during the Second World War. One of the primary predecessors of today’s commandos was the 1st Special Service Force, which was known simply as the Forc...
Tags: Podcast, Navy, Life, US, America, Travel & leisure, Canada, Winston Churchill, Army, Wwii, Force, Saul, Aleutian Islands, Saul Saul, Green Berets, Geoffrey Pyke

Army gives green light to shape vehicle electrification requirements

The Army has been given the go-ahead to develop requirements to provide electric power to tactical and combat vehicles.
Tags: News, Army

Asylum seekers military base plan in Pembrokeshire 'inappropriate'

Protestors march against plans to house 250 asylum seekers at a former Army facility.
Tags: News, Army, Pembrokeshire

Army’s New Target Tracking System Aims to Quicken Artillery Kills

Test teams of soldiers will attempt to reduce the time it takes to see and hit targets to less than 20 seconds.
Tags: News, Army, Quicken Artillery Kills