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U.S. Army Updates Physical Fitness Test

Military.com reported on the U.S. Army’s new physical fitness test. Here’s what Uncle Sam’s Green Machine wants you to do if you want to be on the team: Strength Deadlift. This is a three-repetition maximum deadlift to test muscular strength; … Continue reading

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE PICTURES ?

Kit Up published some great photos contributed by the 101st Airborne unit that recently received “brand spanking new” SIG SAUER M17s (a.k.a. P320). The 101st now has a great sidearm in its inventory, but pictures reveal a disturbing weakness in … Continue reading

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GAO’s Decision In Contested U.S. Army MHS Decision

Readers following Glock Inc.’s protest of the U.S. Army’s MHS decision can read the formal GAO Decision below…

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GAO Denies Glock Protest of Army’s New Sidearm Pick

STORY BY: MATTHEW COX JUNE 5, 2017 The Government Accountability Office today denied a protest filed by Glock, Inc., against the U.S. Army’s decision to select Sig Sauer, Inc., to make the service’s new Modular Handgun System. In early January, … Continue reading

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HK G28 SELECTED BY U.S. ARMY FOR THE COMPACT SEMI-AUTOMATIC SNIPER SYSTEM

Heckler & Koch has confirmed that a modified version of its G28 rifle has won the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System contract. The contract calls for 3,643 to be produced. Total contract value is worth $44.5 million, which brings the … Continue reading

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Aimpoint Receives U.S. Army Contract for Optical Sights

  Manassas, VA – March 22, 2017 – Aimpoint, the worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, has been awarded a contract for supply of 30,000 M68 Close Combat Optics (M68CCO) to the U.S. Army. The Aimpoint CompM4s sight is type-classified … Continue reading

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Joint German And USA Weapon Familiarization Training

If you watch the first 30 to 45 seconds of this You Tube video, you can see the German trainer catching a few hot 5.56 shell casings as they are ejected from the G36. These training session are an excellent … Continue reading

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U.S. ARMY WEAPON FAMILIARIZATION WITH GERMAN PARTNERS

  We thought we’d kick start your Thursday morning with a weapons familiarization session by the U.S. Army for the German Bundeswehr. I love machine guns…

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U.S. ARMY ENGINEERS SECURE PATENT FOR A LIMITED-RANGE PROJECTILE.

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — Three employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, were awarded with a U.S. patent for their proof of concept work on a limited range projectile. Brian Kim, Mark … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Updates Its Modular Handgun System (MHS) Draft Request For Proposal (DRFP)

In an effort to more accurately reflect industry input, the U.S. Army has on 8 June 2015 amended solicitation W15QKN-15-R-0002, Modular Handgun System(MHS) Draft RFP and designated the “to  be selected” sidearm as the XM17. The full text of this … Continue reading

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240 Years of Service To The Country!

HAPPY 240th BIRTHDAY U.S. ARMY

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The Army’s New Combat Uniform In OCP Pattern Will Arrive In PXs 1 July

The Army will begin its highly anticipated transition to the new Army Combat Uniforms in July. The new ACU, featuring the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), will start showing up at military Exchanges and PX stores on July 1. The new … Continue reading

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M855 v. M855A1 U.S.M.C. And U.S. Army Differ In Their Opinions.

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and she wants to know why the Marine Corps uses the M855 5.56mm round and the Army uses the M855A1. Representative Sanchez comments: … Continue reading

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The U.S. ARMY IS LOOKING FOR A CLIP-ON THERMAL SIGHT FOR SNIPERS

The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued a solicitation dated 17 March 2015 seeking what it designates as the Family of Weapon Sights – Sniper or FWS. The new thermal sight will work across all sniper system platforms including the M24, … Continue reading

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Did He Mean Multicam or OCP (Operational Camouflage Pattern) ?

TGIF readers, congratulations  on successfully navigating through another week in the New Year. Now hear this, I recognize that few of you are pacing back and forth wearing a hole in your teakwood flooring in anticipation of what camouflage pattern … Continue reading

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Beretta Announces Its Entry For The U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System The Beretta M9A3

  The M9 has been in service with the U.S. Armed Forces for 30 years. Beretta has delivered 600,000 M9s to the DoD; with a contract in place to deliver an additional 100,000 pistols. To meet the Army’s Modular Handgun … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Would Like Its Members To Participate In A Survey

Operating in tropical regions means that you will come in contact with every species of fungus, parasite and bacteria imaginable. If you think you’ve had a case of athlete’s foot and/or jockitch in gym class wait until you start operating … Continue reading

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General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and Smith & Wesson Will Team To Meet The Army’s Modular Handgun System Challenge

As all of our readers know, the U.S. Army has a solicitation open, under Modular Handgun System, to replace the M9,M9A1 handguns. The competition is schedules to begin in January 2015, for 2017 delivery  to begin at a TBD date. … Continue reading

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Should The U.S. Army Replace The Beretta M9 ?

T.G.I.F. and what a week it was. This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic is about the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) or more commonly known as the quest to retire a tried and true venerable veteran, the M9 9mm semiautomatic service … Continue reading

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Celebrate Veterans Day

This is an excerpt from a Veteran’s Day essay, the author is unknown but I’d venture to say of high school age. It communicates feelings that are regrettably absent often superseded by smart devices and network appliances. Patriotism is not … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Change OF Command

In a ceremony held at the Tampa Convention Center on 28 August 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven turned over the helm to U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel. General Votel is the 10th USSOCOM Commanding Officer and will have responsibility … Continue reading

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The CIPHER Helmet Prototype May Be Cause For Concern

Researchers with the Naval Research Laboratory have concluded that the Conformal Integrated Protective Headgear System, or CIPHER helmet system showed blast waves could bounce off the added components producing unexpected pressures. Tests were conducted in all configurations: helmet only, helmet … Continue reading

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Washington Times Says: “Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine”

The M4 complaints are based on two factors. First is lethality. When the Army moved from the M16 to the M4 they reduced barrel length from 18 inches to 14.5 inches. The decrease in barrel length reduced projectile muzzle velocity, … Continue reading

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Army Clarifies What Acceptable COTS Boots Are.

Sgt. Major of the Army Raymond Chandler III has issued guidance designed to eliminate speculation and misunderstandings with regards to what constitutes acceptable COTS boots. Sgt. Major of the Army Raymond Chandler III cites ALARACT Message 140/2007 and provides some … Continue reading

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Anyone See A Problem ?

                        Gives us your comments…

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The U.S. Army’s CSASS Program

I have had the opportunity to shoot the M110, which as you know was developed, circa. 2007,  by Knight’s Armament Company, Vero Beach, Fl. I’ve also fired the M24 on a number of occasions and broken bread with both camps. … Continue reading

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SGT Bowe Bergdahl Returns Safely After 5 Years In Captivity

WELCOME HOME SGT BOWE BERGDAHL! Bowe Bergdahl was held in captivity for nearly five years. He was the only service member unaccounted for in Iraq and Afghanistan. SGT Bergdahl was freed through a prisoner exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. … Continue reading

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Military Hardware Wins The Improved Modular Tactical Holster (IMTH) Contract For The U.S. Army

A few month’s back we reported that the U.S. Army had down selected, two holster systems to meet the requirements for the Improved Modular Tactical Holster (IMTH) initiative. Edge Works Manufacturing’s G-Code’s XST (Extreme Service Tactical) and Blackhawk’s SERPA Tactical … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Settles on G-Code and SERPA Holsters

The presolicitation, W911QY-13-R-0016, issued on 10 December 2012 sought: “The improvements sought are increased modularity including a drop-leg configuration, that can be quickly transferred to a hip configuration, as well as the capability to be worn/attached to current Modular Lightweight … Continue reading

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OTIS Technology Awarded A Three Year Contract To Deliver Its Weapon Cleaning Technology To The U.S. Army.

Our congratulations extends out to OTIS Technology on being selected to supply the U.S. Army with weapon cleaning solutions for three years. The new contract replaces the Individual Weapons Cleaning Kit (IWCK) with one that addresses the need for both … Continue reading

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PEO Soldier Provides Overview of NETT Warrior

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U.S. Army Celebrates Its 238th Birthday

238Years of Distinguished Service to America. Happy Birthday!

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Individual Carbine Competition Is Terminated–M4A1 Stands

  The U.S. Army will finally stop hemorrhaging cash in its quest to find a replacement for the venerable M4A1. In all fairness, the U.S. Army was responding to Congressional pressure to deliver a more “reliable” carbine to our in … Continue reading

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Furlough Notices Hit The Mail

One of several Administrative Furlough notices have gone out. However, from the looks of things the most significant impact will be on managers with scheduling around the notice requirements, which is off time of not less than 176 non-contiguous hours. … Continue reading

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Armée de la France à première vue…

This is an interesting video showing France’s current ground forces posture and some hints of its capabilities. Check out the diversity in weapons systems and soldier systems.

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The U.S. Army Will Use LOMAH To Improve Soldier Marksmanship.

Location of hit and miss or LOMAH has successfully completed acceptance testing conducted at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. LOMAH was developed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. PEOSTRI describes the … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Reports Suicides In 2012 Exceeded KIAs In Afghanistan.

Recent data from the Pentagon suggests the number of active-duty Army service members who died by their own hands in 2012 has potentially surpassed the number killed in action. Preliminary information released by the Army in December showed that as … Continue reading

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Stay Fit Or Get The Boot!

If you have a weight control problem and cannot meet the military physical requirements you can assume that you’ll have a short-lived carrier reports the Washington Post. The coming austerity and drawdowns translate to a shrinking force and the U.S. … Continue reading

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REVISION SAWFLY® SMALL-SIZE EYEWEAR SYSTEM AMONG TOP THREE ON U.S. ARMY APEL LIST

Like all other Sawfly glasses, the Sawfly Small features a lightweight frame, Comms-Compatible arms and interchangeable UV protective lenses. It’s also prescription capable with the Revision-developed, DoD approved Universal Rx Carrier. The Sawfly Small provides ballistic protection, exceeding ANSI Z87.1-2010 … Continue reading

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The Vehicle Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY)

The Vehicle Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability (VICTORY) initiative was news to me and I want to thank Steve Graves, Vice President of Marketing at Acumentrics, for introducing it to me. So, what is VICTORY? The Vehicle Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability … Continue reading

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