Daniel Sharp

Daniel Sharp is a Marine Infantry Veteran with 5 deployments in his 12 years active duty. He also is the creator of Pop smoke as well as the host of the Smoke Pit Podcast.

Daniel Sharp
Navy

DoD says China now has the largest navy in the world

Recently, the Department of Defense stated, “The [People’s Republic of China] has the largest navy in the world, with an overall battle force of approximately 350 ships and submarines including over 130 major surface combatants.” A quick look at China vs USA: Naval stats In contrast, the U.S. Navy has around 300 ships in its …

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Bass or Bass? Air Force top enlisted settles social media debate

Bass or Bass? If you haven’t seen the memes, take a moment to read the following interaction. It was between Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, and an Air Force Staff Sergeant. All caught up? Good. After that happened, a s*** storm of social media comments ensued. If you can’t see …

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microelectronics

Pentagon dedicates $197.2M for microelectronics research

Microelectronics are a key aspect of our everyday lives. As a result, our electronic components are getting smaller, and more powerful. The technology for this is rapidly developing, and new breakthroughs happen constantly. Likewise, the military is desperate to integrate new tech into our national security plan. According to the Department of Defense, over $197 million dollars …

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boot camp

The 3 biggest lies that you were told in boot camp

Most of us went to boot camp and had our minds blown. Whether you had Drill Instructors, Drill Sergeants, or something else, we all were like sponges. Essentially, we just downloaded our personalities from them. If you didn’t do at least one boot camp impression, then you can stop reading and go be a liar …

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Why you should do the census before bed tonight

According to their website, “The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is October 15, 2020.” That’s today. If you have not already done the census, this is a big deal, and here is why: It determines your representation in DC Members of the United States House of Representatives are determined by how many people …

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Navy

Scientists say 95% of Sailors hungover after Navy birthday

Yesterday was the 245th birthday of the US Navy. Today, scientist estimate that 95% of all US Navy Sailors reported for duty hungover, or even still drunk. This is not surprising considering the Navy’s historic traditions. The Navy’s official fight song, Anchors Away, is the only military fight song that references drinking alcohol. The song …

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Missing Soldier jailed in Louisiana after high speed chase

Edward Casteel, a missing soldier from Fort Hood, was originally marked absent without leave (AWOL). However, he has just been jailed in a different state. It is unclear why Casteel traveled from Texas to Louisiana. Although, he was seen leaving base of his own free will. The base told press they did not suspect foul play …

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Best tips for dating while in the military

Dating in the military has become overly romanticized by movies like The Lucky One and Dear John. Even more so by social media videos and hypothetical TikTok skits. However, the reality is dating while serving is extremely difficult, and has a low rate of success. Everything from petty misunderstanding to full blown Jodies can sabotage it. Here …

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NASA

NASA: Americans on Moon by 2024, Moon base before 2030

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced they will be broadcasting the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC). As a result, NASA also stated they will be discussing details of the cutting-edge Artemis program. This will include their plans of “sending American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in 2024 and establishing a sustainable …

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PT

Army says PT test is not required or recommended while deployed

Recently, we discussed the new holistic approach the Army has taken to leading troops. We also took a closer look at FM 7-22, which was published October 1st, 2020. Although the focus has mainly been on its encouragement of naps, the manual had much more to offer. Particularly, when it comes to physical training (PT). …

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