Military

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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missing soldier

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

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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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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naps

New Army manual encourages Soldiers to take naps

The Army’s physical fitness training field manual received its first update in eight years. FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness makes new approaches to the conduct of warfighting. It also includes guidance on the importance of journaling, finding your energy pathways, and yes taking naps. This is in stark contrast to the usual gung ho …

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The Road to Mammoth: Getting Good DOPE Part 2

Welcome back! Part one taught us the importance of accurately measuring data from your rifle. Subsequently, Chris will give us the necessary next steps to ensure your freedom seeds land exactly where you intend to plant them. DOPE is on the brain today friends. Confirm the firing solution accuracy at supersonic and into transonic By now, …

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Corps

Modern Hard Corps Stories 3: 3rd Bn. 6th Marines

Modern Hard Corps Stories 3: 3rd Bn. 6th Marines Modern Hard Corps Stories is a monthly segment here at American Grit. We will take you through the modern history since the end of the Vietnam War to the present. Consequently, covering some of the greatest units that make up the United States Marine Corps. “Teufelhunden” We are …

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Suicide up 20% in Military During COVID

Military suicide has gone up 20% compared to this time last year. The Department of Defense would not say it’s specifically because of coronavirus, but they alluded to this. Military suicide has long been a serious matter. However, many leaders have said this pandemic has added stress to an already stressful job. Army Secretary Ryan …

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