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Lt. Col. David P. Diamond, who provided aid to victims and assistance to Boston Police in the immediate aftermath of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, has been awarded the Soldiers Medal for his actions that day.It was Sen. John McCain who pinned the medal on Diamond's chest during a Capitol Hill ceremony Sept. 27. Among those in...

Veterans of the U.S. military's most secretive command are building a grand display to honor the sacrifices of fallen comrades and those who laid the foundation for Joint Special Operations Command.The planned memorial within the JSOC compound on Fort Bragg is set to be unveiled later this year.It will incorporate artifacts from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including...

Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC, part of the state Rostec Corporation) is developing a line of miniature unmanned aircraft capable of detecting the enemy’s disguised equipment and manpower round-the-clock."The miniature copters the size of a dragonfly fit in the palm of a human hand and are in fact pocket drones. They make almost no noise, they are easy...

The RA-1 (Ram Air 1) parachute system is the established parachute system for the DoD and is currently being implemented throughout AFSOC.The CYPRESS is the AAD utilized on the RA-1 system and is a mandatory component. There are currently no other AAD compatible with the RA-1 system. This AAD is a fielded and tested component that has been utilized...

On September 26, Bahrain’s Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister visited the Royal Guards Headquarters.Upon his arrival, His Royal Highness was received by the Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), His Excellency Field Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the Royal Guards Commander, His...

NATO chiefs have praised the expertise the Special Air Service Regiment and Commandos demonstrated in Afghanistan, saying other armies could learn from their approach.The comments came as Iraqi officials expressed confidence Islamic State would be crushed and driven out of the war-torn country by the end of the year.Preparations for the liberation of Iraq’s second biggest city, Mosul, are...

Kenya’s special forces are one of few countries in the world that uses the lethal FN Special Operations Forces Assault Rifle (SCAR) in its operations.Kenya’s special forces are also the only force in Africa that uses the the FN SCAR.The weapon which is gas operated (short-stroke gas piston) self loading  rifle can fire 625 rounds of ammunition per minute.The FN...

"Be the mentor you wish you had" -- "We rise by lifting others" -- "In a world where you can be anything, be kind" -- "Getting the most out of life isn't about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others."These were the themes of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 2016 Mentorship Conference,...

Getac will exhibit its complete line of fully rugged and ultra-rugged notebook computers, tablets and convertibles at the annual Modern Day Marine expo to be held at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Quantico, VA. from September 27-29, 2016.  Military-certified to withstand extreme temperatures, dust, intense rain and drops, the next generation Getac B300 ultra-rugged notebook, V110 fully rugged...

The Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces is producing tangible results, Army Gen. John W. “Mick” Nicholson Jr., commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon today .Having traveled here from his post in Afghanistan, Nicholson gave reporters an operational update and emphasized that Resolute Support,  one...