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Army UAV Operation: 18 Cool Facts

The idea of UAV operation in the military has been around much longer than most people would imagine. UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The first know unmanned aerial vehicles were bomb laden balloons that Austria used to attack Venice in the 1800’s. In World War I, an unmanned aerial torpedo was developed. The Nazis …

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The Different Types of Army Artillery

The definition of artillery is simply large, projectile firing armament. The United States Army uses many types of artillery as well as small arms. In today’s post, we are going to name and describe the different types of Army artillery. HIMARS HIMARS stands for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System. The M142 is a …

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The Different Types of U.S. Army Mortars

Mortars have been a important part of the United States Army artillery for a long time. They are primarily used as support for infantry forces. Accuracy has always been a challenge for mortar units, but technology is making great strides in the development of more accurate mortar systems. In today’s post, we are going to …

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Army 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer Duties, Responsibilities and Job Description

In today’s post, we are going to delve into a job that is of high importance in the United States Army. We will study the duties, responsibilities and job description of the Army 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer. The Army 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer is part of the United States Army Ordnance Corps. The Ordnance Corps main …

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The M18A1 Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine: An Overview

In today’s post, we are going to take a close look at a weapon that is used by the United States Army. The M18A1 Claymore Anti-Personnel Mine has been used by the military since early in the Vietnam War. We will provide an overview of this weapon that has helped save many of the lives …

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The M67 Fragmentation Grenade: An Overview

In today’s post, we are going to research and provide you an overview of the M67 Fragmentation Grenade. We will look at the history of hand grenades and the M67 in general. We will study the operation and safety features, along with any pros and cons with the M67. We will also see how long …

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President’s Hundred Tab: 10 Cool Facts

Anyone who has earned this prestigious honor is welcome to go on a hunting trip with me. The President’s Hundred recognizes the best of the best in the operation and shooting of both pistols and rifles. Very few have attained this honor in comparison to the United States, and military population, so if you see …

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Top Ten U.S. Military Weapons of All Time

Putting together the Top 10 U.S. Military Weapons of All Time was no easy task.  Admittedly, this is going to be quite subjective but we will examine each weapon and how it affected history and war.  The range of weaponry prevents a classic one through ten so we are going to list them in alphabetical …

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