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POTD: So You Wanna Be A Sniper?

So you wanna be a sniper? There are a few things to consider apart from the cool pictures you see of snipers at work, just browse this page and join us in our Photo Of The Day. This is the U.S. Army Sniper School Ghillie Wash, at Fort Benning, Georgia, into week three of the […] Read More … The post POTD: So You Wanna Be A Sniper? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Sniper, Photo of the Day, Fort Benning Georgia, Fort Benning, Ghillie Wash, U S Army Sniper School Ghillie Wash


Mastering camouflage is a dirty job for US snipers, and these wild photos of mud-covered marksmen prove it

A sniper student in the mud at a recent ghillie wash at Fort Benning in Georgia. U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning Public Affairs US Army sniper school students recently went through the "ghillie wash" and the photos are wild. The event puts sniper students through their paces and their ghillie suits to the test. A clean, fresh-looking ghillie suit could get the sniper killed in combat. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Scotland, US, International, Trends, Georgia, British Army, Army, US Army, Sniper, U S Army, Camouflage, Fort Benning, Ghillie Dhu, Military & Defense, Ryan Pickrell, Marine Corps Scout Sniper


Why nobody can quite agree on what makes you an Army Ranger

Sen. Tom Cotton. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A media call-out of Republican Sen. Tom Cotton for calling himself an Army Ranger has ignited another debate over what it takes to be a "Ranger." The debate centers on the difference between "Ranger qualified" and joining the 75th Ranger Regiment, and like most arguments, it isn't likely to be settled any time soon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over the past week, an online skirmish over who qualifies to ...
Tags: America, Trends, United States, Army, Rangers, US Army, Ranger, Murphy, U.S. Army, Tom Cotton, Jack Murphy, US Marine Corps, Green Beret, Army Ranger, Army Rangers, Ranger School


Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible override vote

By KEVIN FREKING | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency. The bill affirms 3% pay raises for U.S. troops and authorizes more than $740 billion in military programs and construction. Trump has offered a series of rationales for vetoing the bill. He has called for lawmaker...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Senate, China, Sport, Karen, Soccer, Gop, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Kevin Freking, Mitch McConnell R Ky


5-Year-Old Boy Hit & Killed After Mom’s Boyfriend Forced Him Out of Car As Punishment for “Acting Out”

A 5-year-old Alabama boy is dead after he was hit by a car Saturday night (Nov. 28) in Fort Mitchell after his mom’s boyfriend forced him out of the car as punishment for “acting out” and “being unruly.” Police said the child, Austin Birdseye, was riding in a vehicle with his mother’s boyfriend, 35-year-old Bryan Starr, on an “exceptionally dangerous road” when he was forced out of the car in the middle of the rain. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor told CBS News that his office, along with st...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Children, Cbs News, Alabama, Georgia, Austin, Jazz, Taylor, Starr, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Heath Taylor, Russell County, Bad Parenting, AUSTIN Taylor


Army officials are raving about a new suppressor that makes the M240 quiet enough to hear commands over

A soldier fires an M240B machine gun at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, November 14, 2015. Spc. Taria Clayton/US Army US Army maneuver officials are testing a new sound suppressor that can quiet the M240 machine gun enough for gunners to easily hear fire commands. The Army Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning in Georgia has been testing the suppressor since October, and one official said they're "excited" about it. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Trends, Georgia, Italy, Army, Davis, US Army, Ed Davis, Matthew Cox, Fort Irwin California, Machine Gun, Suppressor, U.S. Army, National Training Center, Fort Benning Georgia, Fort Benning, M240


In Honor of Veteran’s Day, 360i Sat Down With Our Own Jonathan Ferrer

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we spoke with 360i’s Media Technology Manager, Jonathan Ferrer about his career in the Military and its influence on his work in Marketing.  Can you share with us what led you to a career in the military, and what your role and experience was during that time?    Since childhood, I always had a desire for serving in the Military. However, since I was first in my family to join the Military, it was always a mystery to me as I did not know anyone who served...
Tags: Career, General, Marketing, Military, Veterans, Harvard University, Army, Fit, Graphic Design, Bronx, South Bronx, OCS, German Army, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fort Benning Ga, Army Reserves


The Army is shutting down 2 groups it set up to find new tactics and equipment for the post-9/11 wars

Sgt. Maj. Raymond Hendrick, left, Asymmetric Warfare Group adviser, explains a man-portable line charge system during an exercise in Afghanistan, October 20, 2013. US Army/Cpl. Alex Flynn The Army announced this month that it's deactivating Asymmetric Warfare Group and Rapid Equipment Force. The groups were set up 15 years ago to provide advisory support and to rapidly equip soldiers to counter new threats during the post-9/11 wars. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After...
Tags: Iraq, US, Trends, Georgia, Afghanistan, Army, Pentagon, US Army, REF, John Black, Fort Meade, Battelle, TRADOC, Fort Meade Maryland, AWG, Sofrep


President Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging behind Democrat Joe Biden. Trump says it’s too early to make such an ironclad guarantee. “I have to see. Look … I have to see,” Trump told moderator Chris Wallace during a wide-ranging interview on ”Fox News Sunday.” “No, I’m not going to just say yes. I’m not goin...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, News, Minneapolis, Washington, White House, Georgia, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, United States, Capitol Hill, Pentagon


Army Considering Renaming Bases Named After Confederate Leaders

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy on Monday reversed his stance on renaming U.S. Army bases currently named for Confederate leaders and is now reportedly "open" to renaming them."The Secretary of the Army is open to a bipartisan discussion on the topic," Army spokesperson Colonel Sunset Belinsky told Politico.The reversal comes on the heels of the U.S. Marines' decision to ban the display of the Confederate flag on its military bases, including on bumper stickers, clothing, and coffee mugs. The b...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Virginia, Georgia, Army, Marines, Charlottesville, Fort Bragg, Floyd, U S Army, Robert E Lee, Confederate, Charlottesville Virginia, U S Marines, Ryan McCarthy, Fort Benning


States' 'Reopening' Might Not Apply to Troops, Military Families

Georgia is opening up. Fort Benning may not.
Tags: Defense, Georgia, Fort Benning


Former Georgia Congressman Jack Brinkley dies at 88

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jack Brinkley, a strong supporter in developing a highway in Georgia and improving training at Fort Benning, has died. He was 88. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Brinkley was pronounced dead at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, the […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Nation, Columbus, Ga AP, Brinkley, St Francis Hospital, Fort Benning, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, Jack Brinkley


Daniel Horner Takes Top Prize in First Match for Team SIG

Daniel Horner Takes Top Prize in First Match for Team SIG at 2018 SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge Newington, N.H. –-(Ammoland.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG member Daniel Horner for his impressive performance in his first competition representing Team SIG. At the 2018 SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge held November 15th through November 18th at Krilling Range in Fort Benning, Georgia, Horner claimed the titles of “High Overall,” and “Tactical Optics Champion.”...
Tags: Guns, Germany, Daniel, Horner, Sig Sauer, Tom Taylor, Competitive Shooting News, Competition Shooting, 3 Gun, Sauer, U S Army Marksmanship Unit, Daniel Horner, SIG SAUER Inc, Fort Benning, SIG SAUER Inc SIG SAUER Inc, Lena Miculek


This Week on Shooting USA – Fort Benning Three Gun

Fort Benning Three Gun Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- The Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning hosts civilians for combat shooting with three guns. It’s the Fort Benning 3-Gun Challenge that gets close to simulating combat in the field.Plus, the British Rifle by Enfield that got a German name. The Brunswick is one of History’s Guns.Then Winter Range in the Desert brings the next generation into Cowboy Shooting.And Smith & Wesson Pro Shooter, Julie Golob shows you how to perfect your moves to...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Guns, Nra, Jim, Brunswick, Enfield, Army Marksmanship Unit, Shooting Media News, Julie Golob, Shooting USA, Winter Range, Fort Benning, Shooting USA YouTube Channel, Watch Shooting USA, Jim Scoutten America


This Wednesday on Shooting USA – Fort Benning Three Gun

Fort Benning Three Gun Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- The Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning hosts civilians for combat shooting with three guns. It’s the Fort Benning 3-Gun Challenge that gets close to simulating combat in the field.Plus, the British Rifle by Enfield that’s got a German name. The Brunswick is one of History’s Guns.And Winter Range in the Desert brings the next generation into Cowboy Shooting.  More Info…AIR TIMES FOR 2018Wednesday 9:00 PM Eastern and Pacific, 8:00 PM Cent...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Brunswick, Enfield, Army Marksmanship Unit, Shooting Media News, Amu, Shooting USA, Winter Range, United States Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Shooting USA YouTube Channel, Watch Shooting USA, Jim Scoutten America, 25th YearAbout Shooting USA, PodcastsJohn


Fallen soldier who grew up in Long Beach remembered as a ‘happy,’ ‘dutiful’ son

The soldier killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan over the weekend was a fun-loving soul who enjoyed spending time with his cousins in his hometown of Long Beach, his father said. Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel, 20, will be buried at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes next week, Jose Leal said. Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, Calif. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army/Fort Benning) Cpl. Joseph Maciel. (Courtesy photo). Sound The gallery will resume in secon...
Tags: News, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Army, Long Beach, Associated Press, Monrovia, Mccarthy, Pomona, Bob Hope, AeroVironment, South Gate, Maciel, Rancho Palos Verdes


Soldier from South Gate killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the U.S. service member killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan was an  Army soldier from California. Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, Calif.Photo courtesy U.S. Army/Fort Benning In a statement Sunday, the Pentagon identified the soldier as Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate in Los Angeles County. He died Saturday in Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. Maciel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Army, Kabul, Pentagon, Local News, Los Angeles County, South Gate, Maciel, SOUTH GATE Calif, Fort Benning


New This Week on Shooting USA – Fort Benning Three Gun

Fort Benning Three Gun Nashville, TN – (AmmoLand.com) – The Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning hosts civilians for combat shooting with three guns. It’s the Fort Benning 3-Gun Challenge that gets close to simulating combat in the field.Plus, the British Rifle by Enfield that’s got a German name. The Brunswick is one of History’s Guns.And Winter Range in the Desert brings the next generation into Cowboy Shooting.   More Info… AIR TIMES FOR 2018 Wednesday 9:00 PM Eastern and Pacific, 8:00 P...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Brunswick, Enfield, Hornady, Army Marksmanship Unit, Shooting Media News, Shooting USA, Fort Benning, Shooting USA YouTube Channel, Watch Shooting USA, Jim Scoutten America, History’s Guns, 25th YearAbout Shooting USA, Fort Benning Three Gun. Winter Range, Hornady PandemicJohn


Gold Tip & Bee Stinger Archers Continue to Dominate the Tournament Circuit in 2018

Gold Tip Pro Staff Manager Tim Gillingham AMERICAN FORK, Utah –-(Ammoland.com)- Gold Tip Pro Staff Manager Tim Gillingham recently took home top honors in the second Archery Shooters Association Pro/Am of the year in Fort Benning, Georgia.Gillingham won the Known Pro division with a come-from-behind performance that relied on the extreme accuracy of his Triple X Pro shafts and Bee Stinger Premier Plus stabilizers. It was Gillingham’s second podium in as many tournaments after taking second pla...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Utah, Guns, North America, Asa, Gillingham, Puerto Rico, Archery News, Competitive Shooting News, Vista Outdoor, Asia Australia Canada, U S States Canada Mexico, Foley Alabama, Fort Benning, Tim Gillingham


The US Army is looking to put a massive 40mm cannon on its Bradleys and Strykers

BAE Systems recently showed off its new 40mm Cased Telescoped Cannon at Fort Benning in Georgia.  The US Army is looking to add more firepower to its Strykers, Bradleys, and other armored vehicles. The 40mm cannon fires six different kinds of rounds, able to take out a variety of armored vehicles and even older tanks. BAE Systems showed off its new 40mm cannon at Fort Benning in Georgia last week, as the US Army looks to add more fire power to its Strykers, Bradleys, and perhaps other combat...
Tags: UK, France, Russia, Trends, Georgia, Cta, Ajax, BAE, Army, Stryker, US Army, Bae Systems, Bradley, Defense News, Fort Benning, David Bassett


Yet Another “New Rifle” For The Army?

Good grief. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has waged a relentless war against the Department of Defense’s acquisition process (hereafter referred to as “purgatory”) to replace the decades-old weapons currently in soldiers’ kit with new pistols and other small arms. So far, he’s had some major successes on the pistol front with the Army’s adoption of the Sig Sauer P320 as the XM17 to replace the M9 Beretta as the branch’s sidearm of choice. But finding an upgrade for the M4 carbine has prov...
Tags: Georgia, Department Of Defense, Military, Army, Mark Milley, Milley, Fort Benning, Crystal City Virginia, AUSA, Association of the United States Army, Institute of Land Warfare, Army Maj Gen Robert Scales


An Elegant Green & White Georgia Wedding

An intimate ceremony at Fort Benning followed by a stunning reception with friends and family at Rivermill Event Centre created an incredibly special Georgia wedding day for Andrea and Tim. Andrea and Tim created a day full of intentional moments and special details that allowed for a truly personal celebration. Andrea chose to get ready at her parents’ house, and what a beautiful and sentimental setting for these two to begin their day. From the intimate moments before becoming husband and wife...
Tags: New York, Georgia, Green, Wedding, Army, New Orleans, Frank Sinatra, Columbus, Classic, White, Gray, Andrea, Tim, Columbus Georgia, Real Weddings, Off White


Women get chance to 'one-up' the men in mixed infantry units

The Army's introduction of women into the infantry has moved steadily but cautiously this year. As home to the previously all-male infantry and armor schools, Fort Benning had to make $35 million in renovations, including female dorm rooms, security cameras, and monitoring stations.
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Women get chance to ‘one-up’ the men in mixed infantry units

FORT BENNING, Georgia (AP) — The young Army infantry recruits lined up in full combat gear, guns at the ready. At the signal, a soldier in front kicked in the door and they burst into the room, swiveling to check around the walls for threats. “You’re dead!” one would-be enemy yelled out from a dark […]
Tags: News, Army, Georgia AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Fort Benning


Combat and cultural readiness key for new Army trainers

FORT BENNING, Georgia (AP) — The Army’s new training brigade is looking beyond traditional best practices to see if soldiers meet the cultural and personality criteria to train local forces in dramatically different cultures. It’s a reflection of the new reality of America at war: Army soldiers advising and building indigenous security forces, not doing […]
Tags: News, America, Army, Georgia AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Fort Benning


When Not What

Heroic WW II General George C. Marshall taught officers at Fort Benning that the crucial issue issue on the battlefield is usually when a decision is made as much as what is the decision. I’ve learned that many founders tend to ignore this all-important dimension of time as they proceed with their startups. It proves to be the key element of nearly every decision they make.Patience is never a dominant trait of successful founders. An inherent sense of urgency is necessary to stay apace of both ...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Time, Startup, Austin, MSA, George C Marshall, Capital Factory, Austin Startups, Fort Benning, Decision-time, Holidays Individual angels, John Imlay


Remembering The Air Force General Who Helped Usher In The M16 Rifle

By Jason J. Brown, former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant Note: This article was originally posted on NRA Blog Airman First Class Ray Wilkerson, a crew chief from the 113th Maintenance unit tests sight alignment adjustments during a M16-A2 qualifications course July 16, 2011, at the combat arms training and maintenance center Joint Base Andrews, Md. Airman from the 113th practice and qualify with the M16-A2 July 16, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photos/Tech Sgt. Gareth Buckland/Released) USA -(Ammoland...
Tags: Japan, Guns, Congress, California, Southeast Asia, Defense, America, Nato, Army, John F Kennedy, Pentagon, Vietnam, Air Force, Harry Truman, US Air Force, Nra


This Week on Shooting USA – 20 Years at the Indoor Nationals

This year, the IDPA Indoor Nationals challenges competitors in the dark while practicing self-defense in real life scenarios as the International Defensive Pistol Association celebrates 20 years. Shooting USA Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s the twentieth year of defensive pistol competition at the Smith & Wesson Ranges in Massachusetts. And, it’s the 20th year anniversary of the founding of International Defensive Pistol Association. In two decades, the sport has grown to be worldwide,...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, Massachusetts, Georgia, John, Tony, Springfield, St George Utah, Shooting Media News, Outdoor Channel, Shooting Sports, Jim Scoutten, Shooting USA, United States Army Marksmanship Unit, U S Army Marksmanship Unit


Retired U.S. Army Marksman Leads Veterans in the War on Feral Swine

By Brent T. Wheat U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Unless you’re prepared to have several cherished opinions quickly punctured, don’t ask Rod Pinkston about feral hog control. Your assumptions are at risk because the man who literally wrote the book on hog control is straightforward, sometimes painfully so.He’s earned that right. Pinkston is a world-class shooter who spent 24 years in the military including a stint leading solders to a record-setting four gold medals in 2008 with the U.S. Army Marksman...
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Fort Benning drill sergeants suspended amid sexual misconduct claims

An investigation into a sexual assault claim revealed evidence of possible sexual misconduct involving drill sergeants, the Army said.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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