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  • Air Force cadet creates bulletproof breakthrough

    06/03/2017 12:20:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2017 | Kelly David Burke and Alicia Acuna
    Air Force cadet Hayley Weir had an idea that turned out to be a game changer. "It was just the concept of going out there and stopping a bullet with something that we had made in a chemistry lab." The 21-year-old Weir approached Air Force Academy Assistant Professor Ryan Burke with the idea. He was skeptical. "I said, 'I'm not really sure this is going to work, the body armor industry is a billion-plus-dollar industry," he noted. Weir's idea was to combine anti-ballistic fabric with what's known as a shear thickening fluid to create a less heavy material to use...
  • Marines release commercial focusing on a woman in combat (VIDEO)

    05/13/2017 12:28:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    guns.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A new TV ad from the U.S. Marine Corps focuses on a woman in combat, the first commercial of its kind for the military branch. The woman starring in the new spot, Marine Capt. Erin Demchko, has served in Afghanistan and was a logistics officer on a Female Engagement Team, according to the Marine Corps website. “FETs build trust with local civilians to gather information and improve relations with the community,” says the website. “Capt. Demchko worked side by side with her fellow Marines to complete missions in the region.” The ad follows a young girl who stands up...
  • Senate confirms Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

    05/08/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2017 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Senators approved Wilson’s nomination 76-22, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber. ... Wilson is a former Republican congresswoman from New Mexico. She had faced scrutiny from several Democrats for defense industry consulting work she did after leaving Congress in 2009. She is the first graduate of the Air Force Academy to hold the service’s top civilian post.
  • Female Marines 'Outraged' That Others Watched Their Sex Videos

    03/16/2017 9:17:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 174 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ed Straker
    What do you do if you're a woman in the Marines, and you make a sex video, and your fellow Marines see it? Claim you're being sexually harassed, of course! It seems that a number of female Marines are having sex with male Marines and filming it, and then, when they break up, the male Marines share the sex videos with their comrades. This is said to have provoked a major crisis in the Marines. Marine officials said the branch was looking into a number of Marines, as well as current and former service members, who shared naked and compromising...
  • Marines shared photos of naked female recruits on secret Facebook page

    03/06/2017 9:52:59 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 March 2017 | Chris Perez
    Hundreds of US Marines swapped naked pictures of female recruits and veterans — many of whom had no idea that they had been photographed — on a secret Facebook page, a report says. More than two dozen women — including active-duty and enlisted service members — were spotlighted on the social media site and identified by their full name, rank and military duty station, CIR reported on its website Reveal.
  • Swiss army wants to recruit more women

    02/22/2017 5:59:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 February 2017 11:03 CET+01:00
    Increasing the number of women recruits would be “beneficial” to the Swiss army, a top commander has said. “For me, it would be desirable if we could significantly increase the proportion of women in the medium term,” said Corps Commander Daniel Baumgartner in an interview with Neue Zürcher Zeitung published on Wednesday. “Women think and act differently. That would be good for the army,” he added. While Baumgartner did not suggest that compulsory military service should be extended to women, he said a compulsory ‘information day’ should be introduced where women can find out about the opportunities the army could...
  • Female IDF soldier fights off terrorist attack

    12/22/2016 2:53:42 PM PST · by The Fop · 26 replies
    Tribunist
    Captain Or Ben-Yehuda of the Israeli Defense Forces has cemented a legacy that will endure well past her lifetime. The young, decorated IDF Captain was in charge of a company of soldiers when they were violently attacked by nearly two dozen terrorists near the Egyptian border. Read full article at Tribunist.......http://tribunist.com/lifestyle/this-female-idf-soldier-fights-off-23-terrorists-in-ambush-attack-after-being-shot/
  • This Female IDF Soldier Fights Off 23 Terrorists in Ambush Attack After Being Shot

    12/21/2016 10:32:05 PM PST · by KingofZion · 72 replies
    Tribunist ^ | December 19, 2016 | Staff
    Captain Or Ben-Yehuda of the Israeli Defense Forces has cemented a legacy that will endure well past her lifetime. The young, decorated IDF Captain was in charge of a company of soldiers when they were violently attacked by nearly two dozen terrorists near the Egyptian border. Due to her leadership and bravery, she and her men were able to survive. Captain Ben-Yehuda was in charge of the Caracal Battalion which was stationed near the Israeli / Egyptian border. Three suspicious vehicles quickly approached the battalion’s position and Captain Ben-Yehuda along with a driver went to check them out. As they...
  • Naval Commanding Officer Abruptly Resigns, Walks Off Ship

    11/25/2016 3:09:36 AM PST · by Fhios · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/2016 | JONAH BENNETT
    Navy Cmdr. Sarah DeGroot, commanding officer of the 420-person dock landing ship USS Rushmore, abruptly resigned Monday and walked off the job. ....
  • The Possibility of Closing Combat Roles for Women in the Military

    11/16/2016 11:26:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 11/15 | Bridget Naso
    “If you train the same, if you can keep up, you can mentally do it, why not?” one veteran said.Women can hold any job in the U.S. Military under the Obama Administration, a policy that may change under the Trump Administration. Last year, after a series of intensive studies that took years to complete, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military to open all combat jobs to woman, allowing them to serve in some of the military's most demanding and difficult jobs, including special operations forces, such as the Army Delta units and Navy SEALs. Some female veterans, including Marine...
  • Army enters new era: 10 women pass first gender-integrated infantry officer course

    10/27/2016 11:56:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Army’s first gender-integrated infantry office course has been completed by 10 of 12 women who took the challenge. A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday in Fort Benning, Georgia, to celebrate 166 officers who attained the infantry’s iconic blue cord. Many of the female officers will now move on to challenges that include Ranger school and Airborne school.
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But they’re not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...
  • First female soldier in Green Beret training fails to complete the course

    09/15/2016 12:22:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | Alex Quade
    The first female soldier to participate in the Army’s initial training program for the Green Berets — side-by-side with men — has failed to complete the course this week, The Washington Times has learned. The enlisted soldier is the first woman to attend the U.S. Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), the first step toward earning the Special Forces tab and the coveted Green Beret. The Times reported in July that two female officer candidates have been accepted to attend an SFAS class that begins in the spring.
  • A U.S. sailor fighting ISIS said she just had stomach pains. Then she gave birth at sea.

    09/14/2016 8:17:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 14 Sept 2016 | Amy B Wang
    On Saturday, a sailor on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the aircraft carrier’s medical department, complaining of stomach pains. The ship’s doctors would soon discover why: The sailor was pregnant. Hours later, she gave birth to a 7-pound baby girl.... ...Urban would not say whether there are standard repercussions for a servicewoman failing to self-report a pregnancy.... Infant diapers, baby formula and an incubator were flown out to the carrier on the day of delivery,
  • The Heroic Story of a 9/11 Female Fighter Pilot That You've Probably Never Heard Before

    09/10/2016 7:44:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    popsugar.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | ELEANOR SHEEHAN
    When Heather Penney entered the cockpit of her F-16 fighter jet on Sept. 11, 2001, she knew it was unlikely she would ever survive. Her task? Take down the United Airlines Flight 93 that was unaccounted for after two planes struck the Twin Towers. She would have to do so in an unarmed fighter jet because equipping the plane with missiles would require too much time. Her plane would be the weapon; it was essentially a suicide mission. Penney never completed the job, though, because Flight 93 crashed as brave passengers wrestled control from the hijackers while it flew over...
  • Marines turn to girls high school sports teams for recruits

    08/14/2016 4:00:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 13 Aug 16 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    The U.S. Marine Corps is looking for a few more good women. And this time the campaign is a bit different. Marine recruiters are turning to girls high school sports teams to find candidates who may be able to meet the Corps' rigorous physical standards, including for the front-line combat jobs now open to women. Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller says he wants to increase the number of women in the Corps to 1 in 10. "I've told them that 10 percent is where we want to go and they're working on it," Neller told The Associated Press in an...
  • Female Sailor Commended For 'Extraordinary Courage' in Iran Boat Seizure

    08/12/2016 9:23:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 11, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    A female U.S. sailor was recognized last week for her efforts during the January incident that resulted in Iran detaining 10 Americans. Military.com reports the only female among the two crews of the Navy riverine boats that entered Iranian waters off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf managed to activate an emergency beacon while she was kneeling, bound, and being held at gunpoint with her colleagues.
  • Republicans and Democrats on Women in Combat

    08/09/2016 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The subject of women in the military was addressed by both political parties at their national conventions last month, and it's no surprise that Republicans and Democrats came to diametrically opposite conclusions. After the two parties adopted sharply conflicting platforms in Cleveland and Philadelphia, Congress must now try to reconcile the same conflict in the annual defense policy bill known as NDAA, because the House version of that bill reflects the Republican view while the Senate version includes the Democrat position. The Republican platform states, "We oppose unnecessary policy changes including Selective Service registration of women for a possible future...
  • First female Marine officers graduate artillery school

    07/11/2016 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    Quantico Sentry ^ | July 1, 2016 | Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte
    Marine Corps implements force integration plan, graduates first female artillery officers Second Lt. Virginia Brodie points out an enemy position to 2nd Lt. Katherine Boy at the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leadership Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 12, 2016. Brodie and Boy are the first two female Marine artillery officers to complete the course. Photo By: Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte The Marine Corps’ first female artillery officers graduated from the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leaders Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, recently. In the joint Army and Marine course, the Corps’ newest artillery officers met operationally relevant, gender-neutral military...
  • US Marines To Accept Chubbier Women

    07/06/2016 7:13:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/6/16 | Tyler Durden
    In an effort to maintain the new status quo of cutting standards everywhere in the name of equality and "progress", the Marine Corps announced major changes over the Fourth of July holiday weekend regarding how much it will allow service members to weigh, and the biggest shift comes for women: going forward "larger" ladies will be allowed to defend the country while also standards used within the physical fitness test will also be relaxed. In a document released by USMC Fitness division, the new height and weight standard took effect on July 1, 2016 and is relaxing regulations to increase...