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The First Trailer For 'The Punisher' Is Finally Here
Ever since Netflix announced in October 2016 that Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, would be getting his own spin-off series after appearing in season two of Daredevil, we've been desperately waiting for it to drop.
In this Marvel universe, Castle, a former Recon Marine who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, is a misunderstood vigilante, seeking his own form of justice against those who killed his family and anyone else who gets in his way. Played by Jon Bernthal, he's the unforgiving anti-hero whose military service plays a key role in his character development.
"Castle’s time in uniform is more than just an addendum to his backstory, or an easy way to explain his proclivity for firearms," Task & Purpose's James Clark reported earlier this year. "It’s a defining feature of who he is, and that, combined with his all-or-nothing approach to dealing with bad guys has made him a sort of cult comic book icon in the military community."
While Netflix hasn't released a premiere date for The Punisher, we know it's due out sometime in 2017. Also, Castle makes a cameo appearance in the recent Defenders trailer, which dropped on Netflix this week, so if you need to get your fix, that's a good place to start. (I haven't finished season one yet, so I can't confirm how much of a role Castle has, if any).
In the meantime, we're just going to have to watch this new teaser on repeat.
Though the Army has yet to actually set an official recruiting goal for this year, leaders are confident they're going to bring in more soldiers than last year.
Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, head of Army Recruiting Command, told reporters on Wednesday that the Army was currently 2,226 contracts ahead of where it was in 2019.
"I will just tell you that this time last year we were in the red, and now we're in the green which is — the momentum's there and we see it continuing throughout the end of the year," Muth said, adding that the service hit recruiting numbers in February that haven't been hit during that month since 2014.
KABUL/WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday.
Active-duty service members, Reservists and National Guard members often serve side-by-side performing highly skilled and dangerous jobs, such as parachuting, explosives demolition and flight deck operations.
Reservists and Guard members are required to undergo the same training as specialized active-duty troops, and they face the same risks. Yet the extra incentive pay they receive for their work — called hazardous duty incentive pay — is merely a fraction of what their active-duty counterparts receive for performing the same job.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by U.S. Rep. Andy Kim, D-3 of Moorestown, are partnering on legislation to correct the inequity. Known as the Guard and Reserve Hazard Duty Pay Equity Act, the bill seeks to standardize payment of hazardous duty incentive pay for all members of the armed services, including Reserve and National Guard components.
Another Marine was hit with jail time and a bad-conduct discharge in connection with a slew of arrests made last summer over suspicions that members of a California-based infantry battalion were transporting people who'd crossed into the U.S. illegally.
Some Fort Bragg paratroopers who left for the Middle East on a no-notice deployment last month came home Thursday.
About 3,500 soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team were sent to Kuwait beginning Jan. 1 as tensions were rising in the region. The first soldiers were in the air within 18 hours of being told to go.