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5 Things to Start Your Week

Five stories to start your week from Military.com.

Dozens of US Civilians Are in Syria Fighting ISIS With Local Forces

Several hundred volunteers have arrived since the Syrian civil war began six years ago, and several dozen remain.

Jordanian Soldier Convicted in Killing of 3 Green Berets

A Jordanian soldier was convicted in the shooting deaths of three Green Berets and sentenced to life in prison with hard labor.

Scholarly Analysis Of The National Firearms Act

Dave Hardy at Of Arms and the Law links a very in depth and insightful commentary and analysis of the National Firearms Act (NFA).  Dave comments concerning SBRs. In 1934, they were treated as gangster weapons, although I don’t ever recall hearing of gangsters using them. They tended to have their fights at pistol or […]

Everything You Know About An Active Shooter Situation Is Wrong

No, not you.  I’m talking to Jeff Sanders writing for PJM. I have just completed the ALICE training course on dealing with an active shooter situation. If your business has not gone through this, you need to get them on board. Immediately. This is simply some of the best training I have ever been through. […]

Texas Ranger Pulls Gun In Road Rage Incident

KXAN.com: ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — A Texas Ranger stationed in Austin exercised “poor judgment” in an incident where he pulled over and pointed his gun at a driver who flipped him off in traffic according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. During the incident Round Rock police rushed to an intersection along Interstate […]

Long Island Village Considers Allowing Dart Guns To Control Deer Population

Newsday: Head of the Harbor Village officials are considering allowing researchers to use dart guns to treat deer in an experimental contraception program intended to shrink the population there. Residents have complained the roughly 600 deer living in and around the densely wooded North Shore village feast on gardens and treat expensive landscaping like “an […]

5,000 NATO, Partner Troops Stage Exercises in Romania

The exercises began this week in Eastern Europe, involving 25,000 military personnel from more than 20 countries.

Mattis Close to Recommending New Choice for Army Secretary

The Army remains the only military service without a secretary or a nominee for the position.

New Book Tells Story of WWII Hero Killed in NY Plane Crash

"The Indestructible Man" details the life of Commodore Dixie Kiefer, a legendary sailors who fought in the Pacific.

Army Captain Identified in Deadly Colorado Motorcycle Crash

A 29-year-old Army captain died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday morning in Colorado Springs, officials said.

Army Mulls Creating New Pay Grades for Senior NCOs

The U.S. Army’s top enlisted leader is trying to build momentum for an effort to create two new pay grades – E-10 and E-11.

Losing Their Gun Rights With Barely A Whimper

American Spectator: Gun-rights activists often express the view that Americans will not easily give up their rights to gun ownership even if the laws eventually outlaw — or at least greatly restrict — the freedom of individuals to own firearms. The scenario they depict is bleak but simple: When armed agents come to their doors […]

When Kids Have Guns, Parents Aren’t Doing Their Jobs

Chicago Tribune: When a 12-year-old kid is arrested with a gun, you can’t blame the child. It’s the parents’ fault. The child police took into custody Tuesday night after finding him in a West Side alley with a handgun in his possession deserves our compassion. But more than that, he needs help — because his […]

Humvee Disaster Brings Charges, Reprimand

Brig. Gen. Tony Aguto, 7th ATC commander, will decide whether the case proceeds to court-martial.

US Soldiers Deploy to Kosovo Amid Enduring Tensions

A battalion-size unit of National Guardsmen is joining the NATO force in Kosovo.

GOP Lawmakers Question Air Force About Ties to Defense Firm

Two Republican lawmakers questioned the Air Force's top civilian official on Wednesday about alleged improprieties.

Trump to Commission Carrier after Criticizing New Technology

President Donald Trump will preside over the commissioning of the nation's newest aircraft carrier.

SecNav Nominee Eyes Tough Choices on Troop Benefits

The nominee for secretary of the Navy hinted that tough choices may be ahead for the military when it comes to benefits.

Arrest Made in Blast at Oklahoma Air Force Recruiting Center

A 28-year-old man has been arrested following a pipe bomb explosion this week outside an Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma.

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