STRIKE-HOLD!

US Marine Corps Adopts SIG SAUER M18 Modular Handgun System

NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 17, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce that the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is set to adopt the M18, the compact variant of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), as their official duty pistol. “The Marine Corps announcement to put the M18 in...

Steyr Arms and Wilcox Industries Team Up to Provide G36 Upgrades

According to a story by Bob Morrison over on Joint-Forces.com, the Spanish Army is planning to upgrade its inventory of roughly 60,000 HK G36E rifles. Steyr Arms of Austria and Wilcox Industries of New Hampshire, USA have teamed up to offer a solution.  The STEYR Mod G36 Upgrade with buttstock...

U.S. Army’s Expert Soldier Badge

In conjunction with the U.S. Army's 244th Birthday, the Army announced a new proficiency badge on Friday, called the Expert Soldier Badge. The ESB is designed to improve lethality, recognize excellence in Soldier combat skills and increase individual, unit and overall Army readiness. The ESB is the equivalent of the...

LAV At The Movies – Episode 1, “Heat”

Remember how we did a post last week with some clips of famous Hollywood firefights? Well by a happy coincidence... Larry Vickers has started a new series of videos called "Larry At The Movies", and in his first episode he takes an in-depth, expert look at the famous gun battle...

Saturday Snapshot

A famous photograph of Officers and Enlisted Men with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "guarding" the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler's mountain-top residence, "The Eagle's Nest", near the town of Berchtesgaden in southern Bavaria. The capture of the Eagle's Nest was considered a high-prestige objective for American troops at...

Friday Foto – Double-Tap

Army leaders and members of Congress cut a cake in honor of the US Army's 244th Birthday at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., June 12, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dana Clarke

Friday Foto – D-Day 75

21 C47s and Dakotas in formation dropping troops onto Drop Zone 'K', Sannerville, Normandy on June 6, 2019. Photo by Andrew King, courtesy of Jet Art Aviation Ltd.#dday75 #ddaysquadron

New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform Seen During D-Day Commemorations – D-Day 75

Canada and the United States not only share the longest unfortified border in the world, but military relations between the countries are longstanding, well-entrenched and extensive as well. The closeness of the partnership also provides both countries with greater security than could be achieved individually. During the Second World War...

Female Special Operations Agents Who Helped Make D-Day Succeed – D-Day 75

Among the 39 female agents who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during WWII, these three deserve special mention. In a recent article for "Business Insider", author Sarah Rose provides an extract from her new book, "D-Day Girls: THE SPIES WHO ARMED THE RESISTANCE, SABOTAGED THE NAZIS, AND HELPED WIN...

Army Rolls Out New AGSU For D-Day Anniversary – D-Day 75

Wear-testing is underway at the present time, and final design details are still being worked out prior to its the full roll-out next summer. However, the US Army made sure that prototypes of the new Army Green Service Uniform were issued to VIPs in time for the D-Day 75th Anniversary...