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300 ISIS Fighters Annihilated in Afghanistan

Earlier this week, the Islamic State in Afghanistan picked up equipment left behind during a U.S. Army Ranger operation in Nangarhar province.  Pictures of the lost gear were posted on Twitter.  The gear belonged to multiple Rangers and was lost during movement under fire from one casualty collection point to another. Now, reports indicate that …

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ISIS in Afghanistan Captures US Army Ranger Gear

The Islamic State appears to have captured gear used by the United States military, according to recent reports and pictures posted on Twitter.  The items may have belonged to heat casualties from a recent 75th Ranger Regiment operation in Afghanistan. According to Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, the equipment was lost while soldiers moved a Casualty …

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America Leads Medal Count on Day Three of Rio Olympics

Virginia Thrasher, of West Virginia, won the United States’ first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, earning the top award after shooting in the 10-meter women’s air rifle event.  She scored a total of 208.0 in the final round, beating silver medalist Du Li of China. With the victory, the former NCAA Champion upset …

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Marine Officer Goes to Olympics in Shooting

He becomes the first cadet-athlete to do so. Marine Corps Second Lieutenant David Higgins, of San Clemente, California, qualified “Olympic Expert” in April of this year when he out-shot multiple-time medalist Matt Emmons in the 50m prone rifle event. Olympic shooting consists of multiple events across different platforms.  These include air pistol, air rifle, double …

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Want to Drink Beer (and Do Some Research) for 64k a Year?

Drop everything, and brush off your resume. The Smithsonian is currently hiring for a beer historian and scholar. The position does include benefits, and is a new opening for the National Museum of American History. The person who claims the job title would be charged with the task of documenting the history of craft brewing …

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