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1st Tanks rolls through largest Steel Knight

First Tank Battalion, along with other units from 1st Marine Division, completed Steel Knight, a Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force level exercise, at the Combat Center Oct. 26.

Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform (ACU). As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston said, the ACU was designed by Soldiers, for Soldiers. Developed with functionality in mind, many design aspects of the uniform lend themselves to low maintenance, such as the 50/50 cotton/nylon wrinkle-free fabric and the shine-free boots.

Cannonball, large gun found at Fort Monroe

FORT MONROE, Va. – A team of environmental and unexploded ordnance experts here unearthed an 11-foot-long cannon and a 10-inch cannonball on Oct. 21. The find was part of a four-month munitions probe in preparation for the installation’s closure in September 2011. Buried vertically, with the uppermost edge about two inches below ground level, the cannon is believed to be a four-and-a-half-inch ordnance rifle, pattern 1861 (produced until 1865), according to Paul Morando, director of the Casemate Museum on post.

Seattle gun ban lawsuit could have national implications

Why the Seattle gun ban lawsuit could have national implications

The Center for Army Lessons Learned Publishes Snipers Handbook

The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas has just released CALL Leader's Handbook No. 10-01, Commanders' Guide to Snipers Handbook. This publication will prompt and assist in maneuver company, battalion, and brigade commanders in making the best use of a special group of infantry and armor Soldiers we call "snipers." Trained in the U.S.

A MARINE MOBILE SNIPER STRIKE TEAM

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin joined the Marine Corps in 1985, after an injury derailed his dreams of becoming a major-league pitcher. He would go on to become one of the Marines’ elite scout-snipers, and his service included a tour of duty in Somalia. However, he would make his mark during the liberation of Iraq, where he had the chance to pioneer the Mobile Sniper Strike Team concept.

AMERICA’S TOUGHEST SHERIFF PART III

This is the last part in a three-part series on the colorful Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, widely known as the toughest Sheriff in America on illegal immigration. He may be and he may not be, as other counties are very active in trying to keep their neighborhoods safe and economically viable from the mess that human trafficking is making.

THE COVER SHOOT: COMBAT SHOOTING IN THE REAL WORLD

In the bush wars in southern Africa, small unit patrolling and combined arms tactics and procedures were refined in the crucible of a vicious war against substantially more numerous Communist-trained terrorists.

ASSAULT RIFLE BAN ON THE HORIZON

Liberals cannot let go of their fascination with, and fear (real or feigned) of, “assault weapons,” constantly introducing new legislation to ban them. During the 2008 campaign, Barak Obama said that he would like to restore and make permanent the federal ban on these firearms enacted in 1994 which automatically expired in 2004. His Attorney General, Eric Holder, has said the same thing.

THE MOVING WALL

You’ve all heard the story about the importance of the “dash” between the dates of a person’s birth and their death, as therein lies what happened during those dates.

PARA USA’S GI EXPERT

World renowned for his many outstanding small arms designs, John M. Browning achieved immortality in his timeless .45 ACP caliber Model of 1911 pistol. Now close to being a century old, the pistol that is Browning’s finest hour is more popular than ever before. However, as great as Browning’s first 1911 was, it is the many refinements since made to the pistol that have kept it so popular.