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Dillon Precision Releases 101 Classic Firearms by John Marshall

Dillon Precision announces the release of John Marshall’s new book 101 Classic Firearms: A Chronological Foray into the Golden Years of Firearms Development, a compilation of the author’s popular articles appearing in The Blue Press since 2007.

“Fans of John Marshall’s column in The Blue Press won’t want to miss out on their copy of 101 Classic Firearms. Each page is packed with the rich history and effortless story telling that makes John so popular with readers,” said Mark Pixler, editor of The Blue Press.

Harrier Crash in Afghanistan, Pilot Survives

More in our series of Afghanistan highlights.

Published on Jan 24, 2014
The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Martin Pert, is believed to have suffered only minor injuries when he ejected from the aircraft after it came down at Kandahar airfield at about 10.30am local time on May 15th 2009.

BREAKING: WAITING PERIODS TOSSED OUT

California Case Wipes Out Country’s Longest Waiting Period
By SOF

The longest waiting period to take possession of a legally-purchased firearm has been invalidated in some cases by a federal judge. The ruling came down earlier today.

THE MYSTERIOUS LOCKDOWN AT FORT LEE

Only Casualty: Female Shooter Wounded Herself
By SOF

Troops at Fort Lee.
(U.S. Army photo)

Fort Lee, where the headquarters of the Army’s Combined Arms Support Command is located, was locked down briefly this morning. The lockdown came after reports of an active shooter were released. The shooter turned out to be a female soldier who had shot herself.

HYPERSONIC SETBACK

Army Test Ends When Missile Destroyed
By SOF

The United States Army aborted a test of a hypersonic weapon after the missile carrying the testbed system suffered an “anomaly” according to the DOD. The system had been tested successfully in 2011.

Gurkha Mercs Fight Side By Side With the British Troops In Afghanistan Against the Taliban

The Gurkha Riffles, The tough irregular force recruited mainly from Nepal during the British Empire. The force was established as the 1st King George’s Own Gurkha Rifles in 1815. The units became a significant part of the British Indian Army and they continue to be employed by India to the tune of 50,000 troops. The Gurkhas have created the same mystique as the French Foreign Legion and both are accepted as legitimate mercenary forces by most countries and the United Nations.

The Mystery Chopper and Mt. Everest, Lets Go to the Top of the World Without Climbing

The first Helicopter landing on Mt. Everest. Climbing Mt. Everest, the grave of many an adventurer, is on our bucket list, but not very high up there.

WIN $250 IN SOF T-SHIRTS!

Try your luck at this great giveaway of miscellaneous T-shirts, Vest, and other SOF LOGOWEAR in various sizes.

You will win TWO T-Shirts of your choice and in your size. The rest of the giveaway will be mystery items. If you can't use them, give them to your favorite warrior or veteran's clubs or groups.

CHICOM War Plane Plays Chicken With U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon Patrol Aircraft

P-8 Has Near-Collision With ChiCom Fighter
By SOF

A United States Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft had a close call when a ChiCom fighter came within 30 feet of the aircraft while making aggressive maneuvers. The incident took place earlier this week in international airspace.

THE M18 Smoke Grenade is a Winner

Army Announces Three Million Have Been Produced With No Failures
By SOF

It doesn’t go bang, but it is arguably one of the more important items that the troops can have. This system has a variety of options – even though they all do the same thing, for all intents and purposes. It is the M18 smoke grenade – and recently, the Army announced that Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Ammunition Operations produced its three millionth such grenade with no failures.

DOD, Ditch Your Wet Blankets and Join This SWAT Team's Ice Bucket Challenge


Did DOD Go Scrooge on Ice Bucket Challenge Charity?
By SOF (Video at bottom)

The Department of Defense’s Office of General Council is attempting to throw cold water on the viral “ice bucket challenge” – at least among troops. The report backfired big time. Outrage against the policy went viral on Facebook.
Former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates, with Lou Gherig disease launched the Ice Bucket Challenge for raising funds for Lou Gehrig Disease in 2012 and the challenge has gone viral and international. The brutal disease leaves the victim unable to walk or talk and loose other motor skills.

Negotiation with Terrorists and Pirates?

James Foley courtesy of family

Terrorists, Kidnappings, Beheadings: When if Ever Do We Negotiate?

Who is the ISIS?