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With the gripping title, “Firework Fail - Idiots light mortar shell in garag,” what can possibly go wrong? The “e” is missing, but that’s probably because whoever filmed this posted it online as quickly as possible. Probably thinking: “Oh my god, the world has to witness this! There’s no time for spell check!” Or, “Shit the cops are coming so I might as well get this out to as many people as possible before they haul us in.”
Posted to YouTube on July 3, the video shows four men wearing flak jackets and kevlar in a two-car garage, with an American flag on the wall, and rucksack and sea bags in a corner — my guess is that they’re in either in the military, or are veterans.
“Why would he lock the door?” asks the first man on screen, a question that no one answers, and after seeing the video, you kind of have to wonder the same thing.Then the person who’s clearly spearheading this effort announces, “Alright, here we go.”
The camera pans to the center of the garage where a fuse that runs into a Miller Lite box is lit. By this time, we know where the beer went.
For just a second, it looks like it’ll be a dud, and then the large firework promptly explodes in a massive shower of light and smoke. Clearly, it's not an actual mortar as the video's title might suggest, but is actually a reference to a kind of firework.
It’s pretty amazing that no one was injured, with exception of the cameraman, who got singed a bit. One thing’s for sure: These guys know how to celebrate the holidays, and they also paid attention to their safety brief. I mean, they had their PPE.
Though they weren’t wearing eye protection...
Watch the video below.
The Army is looking for some fresh body parts — $32.5 million worth, to be precise.
An Army Medical Command solicitation published on Thursday details a need "fresh frozen cadaver limbs" for combat surgery training at the Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso (TTUHSC-EP).
Navy SEAL and Marine Raider could get life in prison if convicted of murdering Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar
A Navy SEAL and Marine Raider charged with murder face a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole now that they will have to appear before general courts-martial for their alleged roles in the death of Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, the Navy announced on Friday.
Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony Dedolph and U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madero-Rodriguez have been charged with felony murder and other offenses, a Navy Region Mid-Atlantic news release said. If convicted, the maximum penalty for murder also includes reduction in rank to E-1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a punitive discharge.
What started as a wildly popular Facebook hoax titled Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us back in June has since morphed into a real live event. That's right, the long awaited day is upon us.
As of Friday morning, people have begun to make their way to the secret U.S. military installation in the Nevada desert in search of answers to the questions that plague us all: Are we alone in the universe? Is our government secretly hiding a bunch of aliens? Just how fast can I "Naruto run" past the base gate? And how far can we take a joke with the U.S. military?
The Marine Corps is loading up one of its experimental unmanned ground vehicle with a buttload of firepower.
The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is working on a prototype of its tracked Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) with a remote-controlled .50 caliber machine gun turret and a specialized launcher for kamikaze drones to accompany Marines in urban environments, Military.com reports.
An Air Force civilian has died at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar in a "non-combat related incident," U.S. Air Forces Central Command announced on Friday.
Jason P. Zaki, 32, died on Wednesday while deployed to the 609th Air Operations Center from the Pentagon, an AFCENT news release says.