The new vehicle is part of the Army’s modernization process and will replace the older M113 armored personnel carrier.
The M202 FLASH – A deadly rocket-propelled flamethrowerGear
The M202 FLASH is a rocket-propelled flamethrower (yes, you read that right) and possibly the only selective fire, man-portable rocket launcher.
What are rifle grenades and are they still relevant?Gear
Rifle grenades were the infantry’s first experimentation with organic grenade launchers and indirect firepower at the squad level.
Mixed-gender Marine Corps Boot Camp units reveal surprising findingsOn Duty
The Marine Corps was the last service to gender-integrate Boot Camp for recruits, with female Marine recruits finally taking training at San Diego, which had always been a male-only recruit training station. Despite many objections to this new policy, the results point to some encouraging news for the success of the program. One of the […]
Dragoons – The beginnings of modern mounted infantryHistory
Are the dragoons a lesser version of cavalry or an elite fighting force? We’re looking into their history to discover the answer.
This is the fascinating history of grenadiers, a centuries-old elite unitHistory
The grenadiers can be considered one of the first special operations units in history, and still have a role in warfare.
5 infantry upgrades about to take US troops to the next levelGear
It’s easy to fawn over military technology with multi-billion dollar price tags like new jets, hypersonic missiles, rail guns, and the like. What’s often ignored, however, are the little things. Sure, a single infantry rifle doesn’t make the biggest difference in the scope of an entire war, but incremental improvements spread across the breadth of […]
Designated Marksman: The infantry squad’s long-distance solutionGear
You’ve likely seen the term designated marksmen or squad designated marksmen tossed around this website, military publications, and other forms of military media lately. You might see it shortened as DM or SDM. The rifles these guys and gals use, you may have also heard, are called DMRs or SDMRs… But what does this all […]
When US bases need backup, this is who they call: FAST MarinesMarine Corps
The Marine Corps is a small organization that does a good job of producing a united front. Marketing people call it consistent messaging, and the Corps has long made it a part of their communications strategy. It’s simple. Marines are Marines. There are no special Marines. While this narrative approach gives the Corps a consistent […]
Female soldier makes history by becoming first infantrywoman in AlaskaArmy
A female soldier has made history by becoming the first infantrywoman in Alaska National Guard. Sergeant Serita Unin now serves with B Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment of the Alaskan Army National Guard. She is the first infantrywoman in the state and one of the few in the entire military. A Cup’ik Eskimo from […]