Army Sgt. Michael Zamora uses a prototype Third Arm exoskeleton to easily aim an 18-pound M249 light machine gun during testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, March 14, 2018.(U.S. Army/Conrad Johnson)
Earlier this week, I reported that U.S. Special Operations Command was working on an articulated, gyrostabilized "third arm" to help enhance operator's accuracy downrange.
Naturally, Task & Purpose readers responded with a barrage of dick jokes.
Ah, Veterans Day. It's that federal holiday where most people just want to take the day off to celebrate America's military veterans in the best way they know how: shelling out a bunch of money to their corporate overlords.
At least that's the way corporate America sees it.
American traditions have changed over time, including how we celebrate holidays. In the modern world, one new tradition is posting old photos to social media. This time of year, that means a deluge of military photos showing up just before Veterans Day. These photos can serve the important purpose of helping our friends understand who has served. But let's be honest: There are some we see over and over and over again. Here are nine profile pictures in your Facebook newsfeed right now.
As the heart of America's military-industrial complex, the Pentagon is among the most heavily-fortified office buildings on the planet. But no security system is a match for Scott Lang, the small-time criminal-turned Marvel superhero (played by Paul Rudd) whose electronics expertise and high-tech shrinking suit allow him to infiltrate bank vaults and secret bases with ease.
Luckily, it seems that Lang found a faster way into the center of America's military might by scooping sherbert at the Pentagon Baskin-Robbins — at least, that's the impression we get from the Google Maps photo for the DoD HQ's strategic ice cream repository.