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PHOTOS: Special operators and airborne soldiers put the US military's new sniper rifle of choice to the test by jumping out of airplanes with it

A Special Operations Sniper exits a C-27 aircraft with his MK-22 Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) in the “side-mounted” configuration over Laurinburg drop zone, Laurinburg, North Carolina, during the PSR test. Staff Sgt. Nicholas Birkner, U.S. Army Operational Test Command US special operators and airborne soldiers put the new MK-22 sniper rifle to the test recently. They jumped out of airplanes with the rifle and then had the weapons checked to make sure they still worked. The testing is the ...
Tags: US, Trends, Nato, Army, Marines, US Army, Fort Bragg, Corps, Special Operations, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg North Carolina, NCO, Norma Magnum, Laurinburg North Carolina, Sniper Rifle, PSR


2 experts describe how our COVID-19 antibodies adapt over time, creating an 'arms race' between our immune systems and virus variants

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo A virologist and immunologist say our immune systems can adapt to COVID-19 and fight emerging variants. They describe how antibodies evolve over time to recognize more variants and bind tighter to the virus. Boosters, or three-dose vaccines, could amplify these more potent antibodies, one professor said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is mutating and ch...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Trends, Healthcare, US Army, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Booster, Rockefeller University, Fort Meade, Immunity, Wherry, John Wherry, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


A US Army officer who has taken all other military-mandated vaccines says he is resigning instead of getting the COVID vaccine

US Army nurse administers COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade in Maryland. US Army photo An Army officer has decided to resign rather than take the COVID vaccine mandated by the military. Lt. Col. Paul Douglas Hague said on Fox News that he has had all other vaccines, but he won't get the one for COVID. The CDC and other medical experts have argued that the COVID vaccines are safe and effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. A US Army officer who has received all other va...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Afghanistan, Army, Fox News, Pentagon, Fda, Biden, US Army, Sean Hannity, Hague, Johnson Johnson, Fort Meade


What this Cloud Googler learned from the military

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Dennis James, Director of Cloud Customer Experience for the US East Region and a veteran of the United States Army. Dennis talks to us about his time in the military, his transition to Google and why it’s important to keep trying — even if you don’t succeed the first time...
Tags: Google, Iraq, Washington Dc, US Army, Dennis, Mason, Tiffany, Naval Academy, Long Island New York, New York City Department of Education, Gabriella, United States Military Academy, Columbia Business School, 25th Infantry Division, Life at Google, My Path to Google


Air Force commandos are preparing for war with Russia or China by rethinking what a 'runway' really is

An A-10 takes off on a highway in Alpena, Michigan, August 5, 2021. US Air Force/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson The US military is preparing for a potential conflict for a capable adversary, namely Russia and China. Part of that preparation is finding ways to distribute forces so they can keep operating if fighting starts. For the Air Force, that means using new airfields, and its special operators have been crucial to that. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a conflict with a...
Tags: Navy, China, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Alaska, Michigan, Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, Bagram Airfield, Palau


A coup in Africa is another quiet embarrassment for the US military's most idealistic mission

Guinean troops practice advanced weapons techniques during an exercise in Mauritania, February 15, 2020. US Army/Staff Sgt. Sidney Sale For years, US troops have deployed around the world to train and advise foreign forces. These train-and-equip programs start with lofty goals, but they often fail and have unintended consequences. Robert Moore is a public policy advisor for Defense Priorities and former Capitol Hill staffer. See more stories on Insider's business page. As American lead...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Washington, Africa, US, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Middle East, Guinea, Kabul, Libya, Al Qaeda, Capitol Hill


Why too many historians look down on Ulysses S. Grant

Google Commons The removal of statues of Civil War leaders has drawn renewed attention to that conflict's lasting influence. Some of those leaders, namely Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, have been treated very differently by history. Hagiography of either obscures the military dynamics of the war, and the embrace of Lee reflects sinister post-Civil War politics. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, former President Donald Trump took the trouble to express hi...
Tags: New York, Congress, Kentucky, Virginia, US, America, Trends, Afghanistan, Army, Civil War, Republican, Donald Trump, US Army, Grant, Chattanooga, South


Hours after 9/11, the US military turned to Delta Force, and Delta Force scrambled to get operators back in uniform

Spencer Platt/Getty Images After the September 11 attacks, the US military turned to its special operators to conduct the first missions into Afghanistan. Among them was the US Army's Delta Force, but some of its most experienced members had left the Unit in the months before the attacks. Without much time to prepare, Delta Force was willing to make those operators a deal on their terms to get them back into uniform. See more stories on Insider's business page. The moments after t...
Tags: Europe, Navy, White House, China, Russia, US, International, America, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Delta, Army, Hand, Cbs, Al Qaeda


Active-duty soldiers must be fully vaccinated by December 15 or else be suspended or dismissed, the US Army said

A solider looks at the US flag. RICK LOOMIS/LA TIMES POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US Army said active troops who don't get vaccinated by Dec. 15 could be disciplined or dismissed. It said soldiers who refuse vaccines will be counseled, but could be punished if they still refuse. "This is quite literally a matter of life and death for our Soldiers," the Army Surgeon General said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Active units in the US Army must get be fully vaccinated a...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, News UK, Army, Pentagon, US Army, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Military & Defense, Speed desk, Vaccine Mandate, LA TIMES POOL AFP, Getty Images The US Army, Scott Dingle


HITEC TV: A chat with Jason Floyd of Infor - How the Past Has Influenced the Future

Jason Floyd started out his career serving in the US Army, then he was grasped by the hospitality bug. For over 24 years, Jason has been committed to the hotel technology industry assisting hoteliers to find better ways to utilize technology to enhance revenues, guest expectations and service. This 30-minute interview offers insights into Jason’s background, his passion for our industry and how Infor is positioned to deliver primary multiple platforms (PMS, CRS, RMS, F&B, etc.) to the glo...
Tags: Travel, US Army, Jason, HITEC, Infor, Jason Floyd


Friday Night Lights: Dual Tube Spotlight – AN/PVS-5

Welcome once again night vision aficionados. Today we take a look at an oldie but goodie, the AN/PVS-5. The PVS-5 was the US Army’s first binocular night vision goggle. They were actually used for the USAF in the 70s. The Friday Night Lights series is brought to you by ATN Corp, manufacturers of night vision […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: Dual Tube Spotlight – AN/PVS-5 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US Army, Usaf, ATN Corp


Capitol riot suspect asks court to remove his ankle monitor because it keeps beeping embarrassingly around clients

A composite image of footage from the Capitol riots, which the FBI says shows Gabriel Augustin Garcia. FBI/Insider A Capitol riot suspect asked for his ankle monitor to be removed since, saying it's bad for business. Gabriel Augustin Garcia said its beeping hurts his livelihood running Supreme Aluminium Florida. He also said it is a workplace hazard. The court has yet to make a decision. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man accused of storming the US Capitol on Januar...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Trends, Fbi, News UK, US Army, Garcia, Capitol, US Capitol, Proud Boys, Tarrio, Enrique Tarrio, Mia Jankowicz, Capitol Riot, Gabriel Augustin Garcia, January 6 riot


Alleged rape, torture, murder and corruption by Afghan leaders that the US ignored was a 'big factor' in the country's fall, human rights expert says

A member of the Afghan army stands guard at a high point overlooking the Panjshir Valley Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Afghan institutions the US and its allies propped up for years collapsed in a matter of weeks. One key problem, experts argue, was overlooked corruption and human rights abuses at senior levels. One expert told Insider that when it came to Afghanistan, the US and its allies were "choosing the least bad partner." See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Obama, Washington Post, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Abuse, United States, Taliban, Nato, New York Times, Ashraf Ghani, The New York Times, Quinn


The alleged corruption and abuse by Afghan leaders that the US ignored was a 'big factor' in the country's fall, human rights expert says

A member of the Afghan army stands guard at a high point overlooking the Panjshir Valley Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The Afghan institutions the US and its allies propped up for years collapsed in a matter of weeks. One key problem, experts argue, was overlooked corruption and human rights abuses at senior levels. One expert told Insider that when it came to Afghanistan, the US and its allies were "choosing the least bad partner." See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Obama, Washington Post, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Abuse, United States, Taliban, Nato, New York Times, Ashraf Ghani, The New York Times, Quinn


A Flood of Gun Lies Are Coming & You Need to Aggressively Correct Them

Opinion by Alan J. Chwick & Joanne D. Eisen A Flood of Gun Lies Are Coming & You Need to Aggressively Correct Them IMG iStock USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- When people lie to you to get you to change your actions, you can bet it’s not in your best interest, but it is in theirs. American gun owners possess over 400 million firearms, and so, in order for the Socialists to disarm us, we would have to give them up willingly, as the Australians did. They cannot rule the streets of our country until we ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Cdc, Virginia, New York City, US, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, US military, Biden, US Army, Long Island, South Carolina, New York State, US Department of Justice


New York Times report details the chaos that unfolded after Afghans were evacuated to Doha including 'rogue' flights

In this Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, walk through the terminal to board a bus after they arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va. U.S. religious groups of many faiths are gearing up to assist the thousands of incoming refugees. AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe Conditions in Doha for refugees were described as "tense" and "hot," according to a report by The New York Times. Some flights didn't have manifests or ha...
Tags: Politics, US, International, Trends, Qatar, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Refugees, The Times, Biden, Times, Evacuations, Department Of Homeland Security, US Army


US Special Operations Command has given up on its 'Iron Man suit,' but it's still looking for other high-tech upgrades for its operators

US Army Special Forces soldiers conduct fast-rope training on a roof during a night training event for Exercise during African Lion 2021 in Tifnit, Morocco, June 15, 2021 US Army/Sgt. Jake Cox The Pentagon is looking to keep its edge over rivals by giving US troops the best tech out there. US Special Operations Command has been leading the way, often providing real-world testing for various weapon systems and technology. With its Hyper Enabled Operator program, SOCOM aims to equip special ...
Tags: China, Iraq, Russia, US, International, Trends, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Clarke, Kenya, Pentagon, Puma, Al Shabaab, Pacific, US Army, National Security Agency


3 movies that the US Army's elite Green Berets say actually show what their jobs are like

Green Berets storm a room while practicing close-quarters combat. 3rd Special Forces Group Hollywood has a reputation for distorting and misrepresenting how the military actually operations. But some movies get right, depicting how US troops conduct themselves and perform their missions. Several Green Berets told Insider which ones they thought reflected the Special Forces experience. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hollywood is usually quite off the mark when it comes to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Congress, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, Delta, Rangers, Marlon Brando, Al Qaeda, Pentagon, Cia, US Army, Martin Sheen, Apocalypse Now


'We wish for 2020 again,' this doctor told CNN. Hear why

Daniel Wilkinson, a US Army veteran, died from a treatable illness after being unable to get an ICU bed on time. Hasan Kakli, the doctor who diagnosed and strived to find a bed for Wilkinson, speaks to CNN's Kate Bolduan.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, US Army, Wilkinson, Daniel Wilkinson, Hasan Kakli


Special operators are already dealing with a shady piece of Chinese technology the US has been warning about.

A Marine joint terminal attack controller talks to a Navy MH-60S helicopter during training at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada, April 7, 2011. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Kyle McNally The spread of 5G mobile communications technology is creating new problems for the US military. Compromised networks could give adversaries an opportunity to monitor and attack US personnel. See more stories on Insider's business page. In an increasingly interconnected world, the US military is facing n...
Tags: Navy, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Marine, Beijing, Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission, South America, Nevada, North Carolina, Huawei, US Army


Army unit posts photo of last US soldier to leave Afghanistan

US Army's XVIII Airborne Corps posted a photo of the last Army soldier to leave Afghanistan
Tags: US, Afghanistan, Army, US Army, XVIII Airborne Corps


A former 'Night Stalker' explains how US military pilots plucked Americans from hostile territory in Kabul

A US Black Hawk helicopter over Kabul on April 29, 2021. Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images As the US raced to get people out of Kabul before the August 31 withdrawal deadline, many were unable to make it to the airport. Amid the scramble, US troops conducted missions to extract people from around Kabul using ground vehicles and aircraft. Air operations in an urban area are inherently dangerous, but the US has a unit that specializes in such missions. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Isis, Iraq, US, International, Trends, Ap, Afghanistan, Kabul, Rangers, Pentagon, Cia, Air Force, US Army, US Air Force, US Embassy, Mogadishu


As a former member of the US Army, this military memoir helped me see how important compassionate leadership is. I recommend it to anyone who's ever served in the military.

I served as an officer in the Field Artillery for four years in the US Army. Retired General Ann Dunwoody's memoir, "A Higher Standard," felt both relatable and full of valuable leadership advice. Amazon; Katherine Fiorillo/Insider I read the book "A Higher Standard" by Ann Dunwoody, the first female four-star general. Her memoir interlaces personal experiences with resounding leadership advice. Having served in the US Army, here are the best pieces of leadership advice I got from th...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Army, US Army, Simon Sinek, Brown, Dunwoody, Dale Carnegie, Mattis, Bren, Bing West, Jim Mattis, Ann Dunwoody, Katherine Fiorillo, Ann Dunwoody America


The 5 best bug sprays and repellents for deterring mosquitos, ticks, and other insects in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Bug repellent wards off mosquitos, ticks, chiggers, and other bugs, some of which carry diseases. DEET is the most effective bug spray ingredient, but it's bad for fabric and fish, so natural bug sprays are sometimes better. Our top pick, OFF! Bug Spray, uses DEET to effectively repel insects and doesn't smell bad. Reliable bug spray is invaluable when on a camping trip or hanging out in your backyard. While general mosquito repellents will keep the li...
Tags: Reviews, Outdoors, Europe, Camping, Australia, Cdc, US, Trends, Merck, Features, United States, Buying Guide, Epa, US Army, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Piper


Purple Heart recipient died from treatable illness after trying to get ICU bed in 5 states

Daniel Wilkinson, a US Army veteran, died from a treatable illness after being unable to find an ICU bed in five different states, his mother tells CNN's Brianna Keilar.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, US Army, Daniel Wilkinson


He died of a treatable illness waiting for an ICU bed. His mother speaks out

Daniel Wilkinson, a US Army veteran, died from a treatable illness after being unable to find an ICU bed in five different states, his mother tells CNN's Brianna Keilar.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, US Army, Daniel Wilkinson


Mother shares heartbreaking story of how her son died in the hospital waiting for treatment

Daniel Wilkinson, a US Army veteran, died from a treatable illness after being unable to find an ICU bed in five different states, his mother tells CNN's Brianna Keilar.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, US Army, Daniel Wilkinson


US Army veteran's family targeted by Taliban, desperate to evacuate Afghanistan

A U.S. Army veteran, desperate to evacuate his family from Afghanistan, said the Taliban will behead his relatives, who the extremist...
Tags: Afghanistan, Taliban, US Army, U S Army


US Army soldier Ryan Knauss, 23, 'a Tennessee volunteer,' killed in Afghanistan airport attack

Ryan Knauss, 23, had already served a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. He grew up in Tennessee and joined the Army out of high school.       [Author: Knoxville News Sentinel]
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Tennessee, Army, US Army, Knoxville News Sentinel, Ryan Knauss