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National Guardsman is Aiming for the Olympics

Spc. Thomas Echelberger is a member of the 195th Regional Training Institute. He is also a biathlete for the New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG) and trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. Echelberger currently is in Jericho, Vermont, conducting a biathlon training course. The Army states, “The invitation-only program trains top Nordic athletes for a chance …

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Parris island

Parris Island Marine Dies, 911 Logs Raise Questions

Tragedy recently struck Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The base, located in South Carolina, posted this statement on its Facebook page. “On Friday, June 4th, Private First Class Dalton Beals passed away during the conduct of The Crucible with the new Marines of Echo Company. Our deepest condolences go out to Dalton’s family and …

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UFC

UFC Heavyweight Champion Visits Marines in Cameroon

Recently, the Marines at the embassy in Cameroon got a big surprise. UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou stopped in for a visit. He posed for pictures, much to the surprise of the devil dogs on duty. Standing at 6’4″ tall, and weighing over 24o pounds, he is certainly hard to miss. The Marine Security Guard social …

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Violent But True

Season 5 of Violent But True Bedtime Stories Begins!

Violent But True Bedtime Stories returns with a fifth season of pulse pounding excitement! Hosted by non other than the First Sergeant. His velvety tones are like a fine glass of scotch for your ears. So, sit back, grab a beer and enjoy another exciting Violent But True Bedtime Story! Well, hello there, you curb stompin’ bloodthirsty …

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hypersonic

Hypersonic Death: The Navy’s Fastest Tools of War

We spend a lot of money to develop the latest and greatest weapons for our military. These projects can take years to start, and be canceled in a blink. New developments have indicated railguns might be out, but hypersonic weapons still a go. There has been some major shifts in some very expensive projects. Let’s …

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infantry

Infantry Evolving: See the Marine’s Deadlier New Course

The Marine Corps has made many bold changes in the last year. Everything from getting rid of tanks, to revamping the way they look at infantry. As a result, a new infantry course has completed initial  evaluation. The trial run was 14 weeks long and marks a decisive shift in training. For the last decade, …

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Mach V

Mach V: Air Force Rolling Out New Female Body Armor

Studies have proven that ill-fitting body armor leads to more injuries and shorter military careers. This has especially been an issue for female service members. After years of asking, female troops are finally getting body armor designed for them. This year, the Air Force officially began to issue the Mach V Female Body Armor System. …

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ROTC

ROTC: 3 Things to Know Before You Apply

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is one of the main ways our military fills the officer ranks. Many colleges have their own program or liasion. Some have multiple programs depending on what branch you want to join. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what actually goes on there. Here are 3 things …

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Ralph Puckett

Ralph Puckett finally awarded the Medal of Honor

Today, Colonel Ralph Puckett, Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor. Finally. Nearly 71 years after his daring exploits, the Ranger icon was presented the highest award for valor the nation has. His leadership and bravery in Korea is the stuff of legend. However, Puckett continued to display selflessness, and humility, before the ceremony. He modestly …

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