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Watch Navy Troll Army With Epic Video About Last Year’s Bloody Pillow Fight
It’s that time of year again when we’re all subjected to the Army-Navy rivalrous antics leading up to the annual football game, which, let’s be honest, Navy will inevitably win. At this point, we just hope West Point doesn’t do anything too embarrassing on the field.
As both service academies try to out-troll each other with spirit videos, the Midshipmen went with a direct punch to the gut, or more literally, pillow to the face.
Each year, West Point hosts a freshman pillow war, but last year’s event turned savage as students stuffed their pillowcases with hard objects like gravel and beat fellow cadets until they were bruised and bloody. Around 30 cadets were injured, and 24 developed concussions.
The Naval Academy’s mocking video features broken cadets retelling stories of the harrowing pillow fight that left them destroyed by whiplash, feathers in eyes, and too much fun. All the while, Sarah McLaughlin’s “Angel” plays softly and sadly in the background, and the scene slowly fades out to a quote, which reads, “‘I should’ve gone to Navy.’ — Every West Point Cadet.”
Watch the full video below.
Kade Kurita, the 20-year-old West Point cadet who had been missing since Friday evening, was found dead on Tuesday night, the U.S. Military Academy announced early Wednesday morning.
"We are grieving this loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita's family and friends," Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, superintendent of West Point, said in the release.
Mark Mitchell is stepping down as the acting assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, a position he has held since late June, a defense official confirmed on Tuesday.
No information was immediately available about why Mitchell decided to resign. His last day will be Nov. 1 and he will be replaced by Thomas Alexander, who is currently leading the Defense Department's counternarcotics efforts, the defense official told Task & Purpose.
The U.S. Army's Next Generation Squad Weapon effort looked a lot more possible this week as the three competing weapons firms displayed their prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles at the 2019 Association of the United States Army's annual meeting.
Just two months ago, the Army selected General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems inc., Textron Systems and Sig Sauer Inc. for the final phase of the NGSW effort — one of the service's top modernization priorities to replace the 5.56mm M4A1 carbine and the M249 squad automatic weapon in infantry and other close-combat units.
Army officials, as well as the companies in competition, have been guarded about specific details, but the end result will equip combat squads with weapons that fire a specially designed 6.8mm projectile, capable of penetrating enemy body armor at ranges well beyond the current M855A1 5.56mm round.
There have previously been glimpses of weapons from two firms, but this year's AUSA was the first time all three competitors displayed their prototype weapons, which are distinctly different from one another.
We salute the Marine scout sniper who snuck up on an enemy completely naked except for a pair of boots
An expert sniper can sneak up on an enemy naked as the day he was born. It's not particularly advised, but one top sharpshooter did exactly that just to prove a point, Marine snipers told Insider.