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  1. Firearms General Discussion
    This must be the most unbelieveable headline in recent times.. The Army's new pistol (Sig Sauer XM17), is impressing the troops but 'changing combat?'; seems a grossly overated statement. How can a pistol (of 9mm caliber) change combat?? I understand they must tout the new gun, and say it is...
  2. Military Weapons Forum
    FIRST Military 6.5 Grendel Rifle? – 6.5mm Zastava M17 AK DMR in Testing by Serbian Army Saw this article & thought people would be interested in it, seems like the 6.5 Grendel is getting ready for the big stage. :thumb::D...
  3. General Discussion
    this guy discusses Middle East armies and some of the (cultural) things that reduce their efficiency. http://www.meforum.org/441/why-arabs-lose-wars "Arab officers do not see any value in sharing information among themselves, let alone with their men. In this they follow the example of their...
  4. General Discussion
    I recently got a chance to train with the Texas state militia in Houston . It has decent backbone as far as recruiting. Warning though if you have experience or are prior service I would stay away. They are basically big kids playing army. They love the Hollywood training but neglect basic...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I apologize if a thread on this has already be started, most I saw were specifically on Ukraine not Lithuania. Recently Latvia restarted conscription which had ended in 2008, Latvia's defence minister wants to increase army numbers by 2,000 to 7,000 men, but says there are no plans to introduce...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, It's 0558, 25 June and I am at work. I get a pop-up on my screen (Authorized pop up initiated by the admins of the network here at Ft Polk) telling me it's hurricane season and I need to get prepared. It then said, "Acknowledge and receive more information". Kinda' my only option. I clicked...
  7. General Discussion
    I don't know where to post this, so I figure I'll just leave it here, and the mods can move it to wherever. I'm graduating high school soon, and I've always wanted to be a part of the military. I applied for an ROTC scholarship, but was not accepted, so I moved forwards with my plan for...
  8. General Discussion
    I remember seeing Sgt Barry Sadler singing this live on TV when I was about 12 and my twin cousins were in Vietnam (Army Huey pilots). Still makes me proud of them and our military! :thumb: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m5WJJVSE_BE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dm5WJJVSE_BE
  9. General Discussion
    THIS is what we need to be reading about and supporting. THESE are the articles that need headlines. http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/soldiers-salute-seen-around-world-brought-men-tears-144240044--abc-news-topstories.html?vp=1
  10. General Discussion
    Looking on information on how a current Army national guard infantry unit is outfitted with equipment and how thing are done. Not much luck searching the web and called the Oregon national guard headquarters for information and basically getting an attitude I gotta be a Taliban spy even after...
  11. Boating and Fishing
    I picked up a used surplus 30 cal. ammo can (6.99) not a big one (04 m19a1 scf) on the side.not to sure on the size of it, I break alot of the plastic tackel boxes i do alot of fishing on shores,rock faces,wooded creeks,soo thay do take a punishment. my problem is that its somewhat deep i...
  12. General Discussion
    The main reason I ask is because I've always found myself unmotivated with lack of discipline and I always thought that joining the army, and going through basic training would teach me exactly what I need to be who I want. This was all before I started having an interest in survival...
  13. New Member Introduction
    I have been lurking this site for a year. It is the best survival site on the web. I am retired US Army becoming more systematic about survival, especially being in southern Florida. I have been deployed multiple times overseas (Bosnia, Iraq & Afghanistan) to see what a major catastrophe...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    There are some things that I had to get USGI because of their reputation and proven track records under hostile conditions. So far, off the top of my head, I have USGI: MSS IFAK E-Tool Poncho Dry Bag Mess Kit Machete Compass ALICE Pack FAK Dry Box What U.S.G.I. Gear do you have? What...
  15. Military Weapons Forum
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/05/25/in-reversal-army-bans-high-performance-rifle-mags.html?ESRC=eb.nl
  16. General Discussion
    Should the West (Israel, Europe, USA, etc) attack Iran if they get nuclear weapon technology?
  17. General Discussion
    Should the Defense budget of the United States be increased or decreased over the next few years? By how much? Random facts: Current projected 2012 DoD spending = ~$1,200,000,000,000 (1.2t) ^ $700 billion + current overseas contingency expenditure. Potential conventional enemies military...
  18. General Discussion
    New from the iPhone app store sometime next month will be an app to help soldiers in combat was developed by an Army Captain who wanted an effective tool to use in the field. It would have cost a ton of cash to have some tech company or university develop it, but he did it himself with the help...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270591568033&rvr_id=150297657792&crlp=1_263602_304642&UA=WVI7&GUID=bec6354712a0a02652f7ce77ff779e17&itemid=270591568033&ff4=263602_304642 the mil surplus swiss army Alpenflage Camo poncho.....was wondering if anybody has them good or bad review?
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Military service not only gives you the benefit of serving your country, but also teaches you valuable lessons, not only in weapons, survival and self preservation, but on life and values too. EDIT. Or Sprig's idea: What I would like to see is an incentive program. Perhaps a tax reduction, or...
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