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Elite Warriors: Special Operations Forces Of The World

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Elite Warriors SOF of the World v1.B

This lengthy document details the various SOF units all over the world since 2009. It’s civilian written, so it’s not perfect, but a pretty damn informative read nonetheless.

Thanks to our friends at Technical Applications Group LLC

The Chinese Entrenching Tool

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

This may prove to be the most entertaining 8:46 of your life, or the most terrifying if you consider the Chinese hoard all armed to the teeth with these shovels. It slices, it dices, it juliennes. Truth be told, a couple of the features such as the “scissor” and nail puller are pretty cool, but music and effects make this one worth the price of admission. Make sure you stay long enough to see the entrenching tool museum.

Fanboy note: Where can I get one of these?

This article was originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.

BAE Systems M777 Field Howizer In LEGO

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Have you ever wanted to see a highly detailed model of the BAE Systems M777 Field Howizer, in LEGO form? If so, then your dreams have come true. It was a model created by flickr user Colonel Henry for the Lego Marines Corps crewed weapons contest. In addition to the Howizer itself, and the environment it’s in, there’s also a full crew to man it. Pretty damn cool, if you ask me.

Colonel Henry’s Flickr page

Iranian Wookiee Army

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Did the world-wide Star Wars fan club finally form its own army? Survey says: no. Instead, this display of gillie suits is in celebration of Iran’s annual Army Day, where Iranian soldiers of every branch march to display their military “might”, whether that be with flowers in their guns, or as a parade of furries.

Thanks to dailymail.co.uk for the original story, and the images this article relates to.

Conflict History

Friday, April 8th, 2011

“Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.”

This modification of Google maps depicts major and minor battles from thousands of years in the past to the most recent as red dots in their general location. Although not every single conflict ever is recorded (the earliest records start around 3000 BC) it does a pretty good job of getting some of the more obscure events in the history of warfare. Just drag the slider and see what occurred during the approximately 20 year period highlighted.

Check it out here: http://www.conflicthistory.com/#/period/3926BC-3916BC

Today Is National Medal Of Honor Day

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Today is March 25th, National Medal Of Honor Day. Please take at the very least a moment to honor the recipients of this award. Their actions and courage in the face of absolute danger deserves nothing less than our total respect.

For information on all the current MoH recipients and information on the award itself, visit CMOHS.org.

5 Myths About The Military You Believe (Thanks To Movies)

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Cracked.com is one of the biggest time sinks currently available on the internet. I will literally spend hours reading through the content on that site, and occasionally I’ll find an article with subject matter appropriate enough for my readership. This is one of those articles. Like most everything on Cracked, it is a highly informative piece with a healthy splash of comedy. In my opinion, there hasn’t been a mix of entertainment and education this effective since they stopped showing Schoolhouse Rock, although it’s not nearly as catchy.

Here’s you go. Enjoy. – 5 Myths About the Military