Air National Guard photo / Staff Sgt. John Wilkes.
The missing machine gun that triggered the firing of a security forces chief at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in May turned up in what's probably the last place the Air Force wanted it to: stashed in an airman's home off-base.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph A. Prado
There’s good news for Marines who are fans of the iconic M2 .50-caliber machine gun, aka “Ma Deuce.” The Corps is getting an upgraded version of the beast, called the M2A1. Finally! It’s only been six years since the Army started getting the M2A1 back in 2011 — a fact that will surprise no one in the Marine Corps.
Like most of us, the U.S. Army is trying to shed weight before the summer hits, with plans to unveil a new lightweight .50-caliber machine gun within the next few months. Although it will likely take another year to move beyond the prototype stage and into production, the weapon’s engineers are already lauding its versatility and lean muscle.
Presidential hopeful and Republican senator from Texas Ted Cruz has released a video through the conservative news site, the Independent Journal Review, titled “Making Machine-Gun Bacon with Ted Cruz.”