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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

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 ...
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'This is about my politics': Tom Cotton says his military record was scrutinized because he's a 'conservative veteran'

Sen. Tom Cotton speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe on Capitol Hill in Washington,DC on May 5, 2020. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas shrugged off a news report suggesting he previously embellished his military achievements. Cotton claimed the scrutiny was a politically-motivated attack. "But if some people disagree, that's fine," Cotton said in a Fox News interview. "I respect their views, b...
Tags: Politics, News, Iraq, US, Trends, Cotton, Arkansas, Washington Dc, Army, Marine Corps, Fox News, Capitol Hill, US Army, Senate Intelligence Committee, Tom Cotton, Scott Miller

'You shouldn't be calling yourself a Ranger': Tom Cotton's military service is under scrutiny from a fellow Army veteran in Congress

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's past characterization of his military service is drawing scrutiny from critics. A recent Salon report resurfaced a longtime debate over military titles. Democratic Rep. Jason Crow of Colorado, a US Army veteran, took note of the debate said that the "truth matters." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton's characterization of his military serv...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Iraq, US, Sports, Trends, Cotton, Afghanistan, Arkansas, Army, US Army, Tom Cotton, Crow, 101st Airborne, Ranger School

Brad Cox, Creator of Objective-C Programming Language, Dies At 76

We have learned that Brad Cox, computer scientist known mostly for creating the Objective-C programming language with his business partner Tom Love, died on January 2, 2021 at his residence. He was 76. From a post: Brad was born on May 2, 1944 in Fort Benning, Georgia, to the late Nancy Hinson Cox and Dewey McBride Cox of Lake City, South Carolina. Brad grew up on the family's dairy farm in South Carolina but found himself most interested in science. After graduating from Lake City Hi...
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5 new Army weapons that soldiers might actually get their hands on soon

An engineer demonstrates a power and data rail for the Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. US Army/Dan Lafontaine Despite the disruptions of 2020, Army modernization officials have been testing new, longer-range and more precise infantry weapon systems. They've also announced efforts that could lead to future machine guns, precision grenade launchers and possibly even hand-held directed energy weapons. Here are a few of the weapons systems that sol...
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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. ...
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An Army Ranger will receive the Medal of Honor for saving dozens of ISIS prisoners in a daring raid

Then-Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne is interviewed as a winner of the 2012 Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning, Georgia, on April 16, 2012. Lori Egan/US Army via AP An Army Ranger who helped save 70 hostages during a 2015 raid on an ISIS prison in Iraq has been approved for the Medal of Honor. Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne's actions came during a predawn raid on October 22, 2015, at a prison compound in the Iraq where US and Kurdish commandos saved 70 ISIS hostages, including several allied figh...
Tags: Isis, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, Trends, Ap, Afghanistan, Wheeler, Army, Rangers, Associated Press, South Carolina, Ranger, Bradley

Young-at-heart D-Day veteran at 105: ‘Who could imagine I’d still be around 75 years later?’

When Sam Sachs was a determined 29-year-old Army captain preparing to fight German troops in World War II as part of the massive Normandy invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944, the last thing on his mind was surviving to a young-at-heart 105 and getting birthday greetings from thousands of people. Sachs was the lead officer in a glider with the grim nickname of “Flying Coffin” because it had no weapons to protect itself from enemy fire. His glider was filled with machine guns, ammunition and eight sol...
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Amber English, Austen Smith Qualify For Women’s Skeet Olympic Team

Amber English, Austen Smith Qualify For Women’s Skeet Olympic Team U.S.A. –-( Amber English, Austen Smith Qualify For Women’s Skeet Olympic TeamThe last time a U.S. Olympic Shooting Team did not feature Kim Rhode, Amber English was 2 years old and Austen Smith would not be born for almost another decade. Rhode competed at every summer edition of the Olympic Games from 1996 through 2016, winning an individual medal at each; she is the only woman to medal at six Games, regardless ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Army, Tokyo, Connor, Smith, Ana, Mike, Team USA, Hancock, Colorado Springs Colorado, United States Olympic Committee, USA Shooting, Rhode, Kim Rhode, Competitive Shooting News

Team SIG’s Daniel Horner Defends Title at SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun

Team SIG’s Daniel Horner Defends Title at 2019 SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Nationals NEWINGTON, N.H. –-( SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG professional shooter Daniel Horner for defending his first place title for the second year in a row, at the 2019 SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Nationals. Horner’s impressive performance yielded him the “Tactical Optics Champion” title. “It’s great to watch Daniel’s professional shooting career continue to develop, and we are espe...
Tags: Guns, Daniel, Horner, Sig Sauer, Newington, Tom Taylor, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Sauer, U S Army Marksmanship Unit, Daniel Horner, SIG SAUER Inc, Fort Benning Georgia, SIG SAUER Inc SIG SAUER Inc, Newington New Hampshire, SAUER Inc

POTD: Watermelon in Army Sniper School

Normally we try to fill TFB with a cool photo of a firearm every day, but today is “greener” and different. Today’s Picture is of a watermelon shot by an unspecified sniper rifle from 400 feet away. This happened at Army Sniper School, on a range at Fort Benning, Georgia, and serves as a warning […] Read More … The post POTD: Watermelon in Army Sniper School appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sniper, Ft Benning, Photo of the Day, Trick Shots, Fort Benning Georgia, Gun tricks, Army Sniper School

All Army, The US Army’s 2019 Small Arms Competition

The United States Army held their annual seven-day Small Arms Championships, also known as “All Army”.  The event was held at Fort Benning, Georgia and included teams and individual shooters from all four components of the Army. The competition has 11 different courses of fire using primary and secondary weapons.  Dvids (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service) […] Read More … The post All Army, The US Army’s 2019 Small Arms Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Army, US Army, Daily News, United States Army, M9, M4a1, All Army, Fort Benning Georgia, M16a4, M17, MIL/LE, Small Arms Competition

Run, Hide Or Fight, NZ Hero Abdul Aziz Choose To Fight ~ VIDEO

Opinion NZ Resident and Hero, Abdul Aziz USA – -( The following is an old article I wrote back in 2007 that I have updated in reverence to the evil shooting at two Muslim houses of worships in the nation of New Zealand. As an Air Force lieutenant, I was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, and trained to be an Army Infantry officer. During the patrolling phase of training, we learned how to set up an ambush and stop the enemy cold as they walked past. We also learned that the enemy ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Australia, Scotland, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, United States, New Zealand, Muslim, Air Force, US Army, Christchurch, Nz, Kiwi, Laura, Virginia Tech

Results: 2018 International Sniper Competition

The 18th annual International Sniper Competition opened at Fort Benning, Georgia, during a ceremony at the Sniper Compound earlier in October and the results are now in. No less than 30 two-person teams from across the Army, the Department of Defense and civilian law enforcement agencies and from around the world competed in various events […] Read More … The post Results: 2018 International Sniper Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Army, Press Releases, Daily News, Sniper, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Fort Benning Georgia, M4 carbine, M110 SASS

NRA Competitive Shooting Division Announces 2019 National Matches Schedule

The NRA National High Power Rifle Championships FAIRFAX, Va. -( The National Rifle Association’s Competitive Shooting Division is proud to announce the schedule of NRA National Matches for 2019. The legacy of NRA competitive shooting began more than century ago with the Creedmoor Matches at Sea Girt, New Jersey, growing into a spring and summer filled with annual traditions and showcases of exemplary civilian and military marksmanship that continues to this day.The 2019 season be...
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Legendary U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shooter Daniel Horner Joins Team SIG

Legendary U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shooter Daniel Horner Joins Team SIG NEWINGTON, N.H. –-( SIG SAUER Inc., is pleased to announce multi-discipline World Champion Shooter Daniel Horner has officially joined the SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team – Team SIG. Horner recently left the service of the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was recruited into the Army to join the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) where he became one of the most decorated...
Tags: Guns, Germany, Army, Max, Daniel, U S Army, Horner, Lena, Sig Sauer, Tom Taylor, Competitive Shooting News, Shooting Industry News, 3 Gun, Sauer, Max Michel, United States Army Marksmanship Unit

History-Making NRA World Shooting Championship Concludes Memorable 2018 Season

Ohio State's Anthony McCollum FAIRFAX, Va. -( the daylight becomes more fleeting with each passing day in the dawn of autumn, another successful NRA Competitive Shooting season comes to a close, capping a great year of world-class shooting from scores of global competitors and innovations at NRA to bring these time-honored sports into the next generation. The Akron Zips Rifle Club Team The 2018 campaign kicked off with the Intercollegiate Pistol and Rifle Club Championships ...
Tags: Guns, West Virginia, Indiana, Army, West Virginia University, New Mexico, Ohio State, Sfc, Nra, Doug Koenig, University of Akron, John Parker, Sokolowski, Camp Perry Ohio, U S Coast Guard Academy, Peacemaker National Training Center

Confirmed: Killing Of US Soldier Monday Was By Afghan Policeman

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police who is now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday. It was the second so-called insider attack there this summer. Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the American was killed in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan policeman. Another U.S. service member was w...
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Pentagon, Donnell, Scott Miller, Uruzgan, Army Gen, Fort Benning Georgia, Tarin Kowt, South Gate California, Logar province

Florida soldier says agency is blocking path to citizenship

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Haeder Al Anbki was all set to become a U.S. citizen last year. The former interpreter for U.S. forces in Iraq, who had been shot and stabbed during his service, was at a June 2017 naturalization ceremony in Fort Benning, Georgia, for 20 immigrant recruits when he was stopped and told […]
Tags: Florida, News, Iraq, Ap, Orlando Fla, Nation & World, Fort Benning Georgia, Haeder Al Anbki

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...
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U.S. Military identifies soldier killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

(Reuters) - A U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified late on Sunday as Cpl. Maciel, 20, was killed, and two others wounded, during an apparent "insider attack" in southern Afghanistan, the NATO Resolute Support mission said in a statement. Maciel was deployed from Fort Benning, Georgia, which straddles the Alabama and Georgia border, near Columbus, Ga., and he was assigned to the 1st Battallion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.
Tags: News, Alabama, Georgia, Afghanistan, Nato, Reuters, Maciel, Columbus Ga, Fort Benning Georgia, Cpl Maciel, 1st Battallion 28th Infantry Regiment 3rd Infantry

Twelve Open Airgun Athletes Changwon Bound after Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection

Twelve open airgun athletes will compete for Team USA at the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships later this summer after winning an intense two-part selection match that was finalized today at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) in Fort Benning, Georgia. Athletes began their quest during the 2017 Winter Airgun Championships and […] Read More … The post Twelve Open Airgun Athletes Changwon Bound after Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection appeared first on The Fir...
Tags: Guns, Competition, Press Releases, Team USA, USA Shooting, Air Guns, AIRGUN, International Shooting Sport Federation, U S Army Marksmanship Unit USAMU, Fort Benning Georgia

You should visit shithole countries

Perhaps President Trump has a soft spot for smoked salmon. Or maybe it’s the skin complexion of most Norwegians that drew him to claim that our immigration platform should favor more people from “countries like Norway” and less from “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador, and “African nations.” Tough language for a president to use, especially when referring to parts of the world which have played an important role in modern history. To prove that these countries are far more than what t...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Africa, Americas, US, America, Atlantic, United States, Tanzania, Norway, El Salvador, Honduras, Casablanca, Haiti, Caribbean, All

Formation of Friendship

In the summer of 2008, on a lush grass field in Bealeton, Virginia, Sue Tucker Brander approached the blue and yellow plane of her new friend, civilian pilot and Air Force Reservist David Brown. In her hand was a framed black and white photograph. The photo showed a young man wearing a leather helmet and goggles in the rear cockpit of a biplane, his head down performing his preflight checks. At the bottom of the frame was written “Al Tucker, First Solo -1942.” Brander pointed to Brown’s plane an...
Tags: Europe, England, New York, West Point, Navy, California, Washington, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, History, People, Dave, Military, United States, Paris

Fall Selection Match Begins Road to Tokyo for Rifle/Pistol Athletes

Fall Selection Match Begins Road to Tokyo for Rifle, Pistol Athletes USA -( That 2020 vision building inside the minds of America’s top rifle and pistol athletes will get a little clearer as the Road to Tokyo officially begins Monday as the 2017 Rifle/Pistol Fall Selection Match gets underway in Fort Benning, Georgia.The countdown reads 1,042 days until the XXXII Olympiad officially begins, but for as many as 80 competitors shooting for that ultimate target in Tokyo, the shots ma...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, America, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Army, Tokyo, Ncaa, TCU, University of Kentucky, University of Utah, Richmond Virginia, Guadalajara Mexico, Lagan, West Virginia Mountaineers, North Carolina State

Best of Partner Emeritus No. 5. PE Does 'Nam, Cassandra, others (Part II)

I guarantee you one thing. If you work for a peer firm, you will encounter me or someone very much like me. Either way, you cannot avoid the essence of my character if you aspire to succeed at a peer firm. I or some form of my embodiment will exist to make your existence as uncomfortable and unpleasant as it can be. -- Partner Emeritus, New York City, September 3, 2009 Faithful Above The Law readers know that a 1967 polo injury two weeks before his deployment to Officer Candidate School at...
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Trump Shows Inconsistencies In Contacting Fallen Soldiers Families

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash. Relatives of people who died in military service have recounted varied interactions with President Donald Trump in the difficult days and weeks after the deaths of their loved ones. Despite Trump’s boast that he reaches out personally to all families of the fallen, interviews with families members did not support his claim. Some never heard from him at all, and a few who did came away more upset. The Ass...
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WTF?!? Georgia Woman Fired Over Heavy Menstrual Cycles… (VIDEO)

An Georgia company is facing the wrath of the ACLU after they terminated an employee who was having issues controlling the flow of her period. The American Civil Liberties Union is arguing gender discrimination is at play after Alisha Coleman, a 10 year employee of the Bobby Dodd Institute in Fort Benning, Georgia, alleged that the company gave her a disciplinary write up after the “sudden onset of her menstrual period” caused her to leak fluid onto her chair in August 2015. Coleman was subsequ...
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Nine Trap Athletes Solidify World Championship Selection

Nine Trap Athletes Solidify World Championship Selection at 2017 USA Shooting National Championships U.S.A. –-( Another nine International Trap athletes solidified their selection to the 2017 World Championship Team Monday on day two of the USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun taking place at the International Shooting Park just south of Colorado Springs.Nationals is serving as the final stage in a three-part Selection Match for open competitors and a two-part Selectio...
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