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U.S. Air Force / Airman 1st Class Jonathan McElderry.

The commander of the Air Force security unit that lost a machine gun and grenades has been fired, officials announced on Wednesday.

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Photo by DoD

At the beginning of March, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center unveiled an unusual new addition to the military’s arsenal in the form of a grenade launcher made almost exclusively from 3D-printed components — and fires 3D-printed grenades. Even better, the gearheads at ARDEC gave this fearsome weapon a name worthy of its firepower: RAMBO.

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Illustration by Matt Battaglia

Some people keep things they shouldn’t in their refrigerators, like those restaurant leftovers they’re never going to reheat, or that jar of pimento olives that nobody wants. But a 91-year-old resident of the Tappan Zee Manor Nursing Home in Nyack, New York, kept something far more sinister in his: Two grenades.

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Whenever you start playing a new first-person shooter, there’s a steep learning curve. Those first few days of gameplay are full of embarrassing killcam footage, accidental friendly fire, and catastrophic misclicks.

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