Militaria

Tactical Survival 101- New book by Nick Jacobellis

Article and Review by Christopher (Moon) Mullins A Modern Perspective on “Tactical Survival 101” by Nick Jacobellis Ever wonder what it takes to survive when the unexpected hits? “Tactical Survival 101” goes beyond basic training, equipping soldiers with the skills needed to thrive even when technology fails. Military personnel, Law Enforcement Officers, and paratroopers are …

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Broken Pots, Mending Lives The Archaeology of Operation Nightingale By Richard Osgood

     Richard Osgood has written a wonderful chronicle of veteran rehabilitation through archaeology in “Broken Pots, Mending Lives”. Osgood shares his experience of assisting injured and ill servicemen and women for a decade by getting them involved in actively supporting digs throughout England and Western Europe. The nature of the archaeology projects is interesting, spanning …

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The Battle of Cannae- from the Book of Mistakes

By Christopher (Moon) Mullins   The Battle of Cannae (2 August 216 BCE) was the decisive victory of the Carthaginian army over Roman forces at Cannae, southeast Italy, during the Second Punic War (218-202 BCE). In 216 BCE, Roman military tactics were still in their infancy. The Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca (l. 247-183 BCE), who …

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The Croatian Army pistol that became a commercial success in the US

The Springfield Armory XD and XDM Article and Research by Nick Jacobellis   In the 1990s the IM Metal Company of Croatia developed a striker fired 9mm pistol for the Croatian Army that was designated the HS2000. This polymer framed pistol was imported into the United States by Intrac and distributed by HS America. In 2001, Springfield Armory became …

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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

Remember, Honor, and Serve – WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) celebrated completing its October Parachute School on 19 October 2019 with an Open Hanger Day at their Frederick Army Airfield in Frederick Oklahoma. The ADT ran fourteen aspiring team members through a nine-day jump course, culminating in five successful exits from an authentic C-47 aircraft while in …

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purple heart

Purple Heart was created by George Washington 235 years ago

Exactly 235 years ago on August 7, 1782 General George Washington – then the Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – created the “Badge for Military Merit”, also referred to as Badge for Merit, by order at his New Burgh, New York Headquarters. The decoration consisted of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding …

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