Do you ever wax poetic about slogging up a hill at 5 A.M., sweaty and exhausted, but held together by the camaraderie that comes with chanting cadences during a unit run? Well, thanks to Spotify, you can now listen to military cadences anytime you work out. Recorded straight from drill sergeants or drill instructors themselves, these playlists are guaranteed to get you amped. The popular music streaming app has cadences from all the services branches, even some that specific to infantry, rangers, or SEALs.
So if you miss singing about Jody while suffering through your workouts, you might find solace in these Spotify playlists.
Army researchers have devised a method to produce ceramic body armor, lightweight but strong, from a 3D printer. Except that 3D printers are meant to print out knickknacks, not flak jackets — which meant that engineers had to hack into the printer to get the job done.
There are #squadgoals, and then there are squad goals — and only one of them includes a potential future accompanied by autonomous murderbots.
Hot on the heels of the Marine Corps's head-to-toe overhaul of infantry rifle squads, a handful of grunts at the Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, California recently conducted field testing alongside a handful of autonomous robots engineered by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Squad X Experimentation program.
An otherwise sleepy confirmation hearing for Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper was jolted from its legislative stupor after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled the former Raytheon lobbyist on ethical issues regarding his involvement with his former employer.