US Army details its directed energy weapon ambitions

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The U.S. Army has provided fresh details on the status of its directed energy weapon project. The DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center noted in a release that the Army is not building the Death Star. Contrary to what is in the movies, directed energy does not emit a large red laser, nor does it make […] The post US Army details its directed energy weapon ambitions first appeared on Defence Blog.

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Pantsir missile fails and strikes Russian troops

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Russian soldiers have shared dramatic footage of the Russian surface-to-air missile system fires on their own troops. In the footage, the Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft gun missile system fails and strikes the soldiers who are filming the work of the air defense system in Ukraine. But it is not clear from the footage exactly what was […] The post Pantsir missile fails and strikes Russian troops first appeared on Defence Blog.

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Green Beret’s ‘healing experience’ in Vietnam captured in new documentary

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Jim Markel Sr. thinks everyone should take a trip to Vietnam. The food is so good that he gained weight while he was there. And the beaches are just fantastic. “They’re really getting tourist oriented over there,” he said. “I’ve talked to people who have been on a cruise to Vietnam.” Markel Sr. was last in Vietnam in 2018. But it took him a long time to get there. Markel Sr. served two tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The first was 18 months in 1964-1965, as a Private in the Army. He returned as part of the Army Special Forces, the Green Berets, in…

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Watch Army soldier surprise family at Texas school in heartwarming video. ‘I’m home’

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Amy Thomman believed her family was the subject of a story involving her daughter when they posed for a photo in the gymnasium at Stephen F. Austin Middle School in Bryan, Texas. Instead, the story had a much deeper impact for the Thommans, who saw an unexpected guest in the background of the photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 22. U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Ross Thomman, who had been deployed in Iraq and Kuwait since January, surprised his family by photobombing the picture. It wasn’t until his wife and two children were looking at the photo in the camera that they realized he had returned. The family quickly turned around to see…

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Army’s military adviser brigades see increased demand in Indo-Pacific, Europe

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A member of the Maldives National Defense Forces conducts a live fire exercise with 5th Security Forces Assistance Brigade (SFAB) at Central Area Command, Kahdhoo, Maldives, May 22, 2022. (Spc. Jacob Núñez/US Army) WASHINGTON — As China shows increasing aggression toward Taiwan and Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, the US Army’s Security Force Assistance Brigades in those regions are seeing more countries request aid from the US, according to their commanders. The Army’s Security Force Assistance Brigade effort began in 2017 to advise and train foreign militaries, an effort that strengthens the US’s relationship with foreign nations, in direct…

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