In a unique form of acronym torture, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (USATARDEC) has been re-named the U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Center (CCDC) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (USACCDCGVSC).
The change came about as the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is being renamed the Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), according to a press release, making TARDEC the CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center.
The CCDCGVSC also has a Twitter account, if you're into that sort of thing. And if you don't want to mention each and every letter when referencing the new command name, you can just call it the C-Cid Cig Visic, which means holy crap this acronym is insane in soldier-speak.
The best part is that this isn't even the military's longest acronym. To the best of our knowledge, that honor belongs to ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC, or the Navy's Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command.
A soldier who died in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, from a non-combat related incident on July 18 was identified by the Pentagon as Sgt. William Friese, a West Virginia Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 821st Engineer Company, 1092nd Engineer Battalion, 111th Engineer Brigade.
An American citizen who allegedly served as a sniper for ISIS and became a leader for the terrorist group is expected to appear in federal court on Friday after being returned to the United States by the Defense Department, officials said.
Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. (Reuters photo)
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.
Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf.