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M2A1 machine gun improves Marines' lethality, survivability

Story by Ashley Calingo on 04/26/2017 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. Marine Corps Systems Command is equipping Marines with the updated M2A1 .50-caliber machine gun, increasing Marines' survivability and lethality on the battlefield. The M2A1 serves as an upgrade to the legacy M2 machine gun currently used by Marines across
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Forging fleet of tomorrow at 2,000 degrees

Story by A1C Kevin Sommer Giron on 04/25/2017 A bright white light flashes from a closed-off room as an Airman torches a piece of metal at more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature of the room is surprisingly cool as the fire molds the metal's imperfections away. The smell of
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Just Four Seconds

Story by SrA Kyle Johnson on 04/24/2017 Smallridge woke up in the backseat of his truck, dazed and very confused. As he made his way out of the vehicle, he saw a police officer speeding up the other side of the bridge and another vehicle wrapped around a tree. Assuming
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Crawl, Walk, Ruck: Fort Drum Spouse Finds Passion in Endurance Rucks

Story by SPC Liane Schmersahl on 04/23/2017 They say that if you can walk, you can ruck but if you can't walk (or move, or even feed yourself, for that matter), a 26.2 mile ruck march through historic trails tread by Revolutionary War Minutemen sounds virtually impossible and besides, who
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Celebrating 109 years of U.S. Army Reserve history

Story by MAJ Ruth Castro on 04/22/2017 FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico Minuteman Terrace, Double Eagle Avenue and Citizen-Soldier Way are the new names floating across Fort Buchanan as part of the U.S. Army Reserve 109th Birthday commemoration held on April 21, 2017. The celebration for the USAR birthday began with
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Phoenix veteran uses photography to document PTSD

Story by Alun Thomas on 04/21/2017 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. There's a noticeable tremble in the voice of Christopher O' Shana as he recounts his experiences dealing with veterans afflicted with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. For the last three years O' Shana, a waiver analyst for the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, has been documenting
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VPP initiatives make for a safer Cherry Point

Story by Cpl Jason Jimenez on 04/21/2017 These days, when Bob Dockery walks from his office to his car on dark evenings, he feels much safer than he did not much more than a year ago. Back then, Dockery was concerned about the dangers posed by poor lighting in the
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AFA honors Air National Guard members

Story by SSgt John Hillier on 04/20/2017 The Air Force Association's D.W. Steele Sr. Memorial Chapter hosted the 15th Annual AFA Salute to the Air National Guard, recognizing personnel assigned to the National Guard Bureau during an April 19 ceremony in Crystal City, Virginia. "This is our opportunity to honor
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Same jets, different look

Story by Amn Eric Fisher on 04/19/2017 January 20, 1974, marked a momentous occasion for the U.S. Air Force as Phil Oestricher, a General Dynamics test pilot, strapped into the cockpit of the F-16 prototype and prepared to take off. The first flight lasted mere moments and only made it
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When the Chips Fall, Be Ready to Take Charge Navy's Hidden Figure' Advises DoD Audience

Story by John Joyce on 04/19/2017 DAHLGREN, Va. It was the first time Raye Montague traveled by train since 1956 when she left segregated Little Rock, Arkansas, to look for a job in Washington D.C. The Navy's first woman engineer was on her way to speak at a Women's History
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Drop of mock B61-12 is first of new flight tests

Story by Sue Holmes on 04/17/2017 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. From a distance, the drop of a mock nuclear weapon containing only non-nuclear components was a mere puff of dust rising from a dry lake bed at Nevada's Tonopah Test Range. However, it marked the start of a new series of test
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