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  1. cupper

    How the US Military Changed its View on TBI

    Not sure if this is the right place for this topic, so Mods feel free to move if it isn't. NPR is running a series of stories over the next few weeks on the US Military and TBI's (Traumatic Brain Injury) The first two articles are up. The first discusses the groundbreaking research that has...
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    Thunderbirds and Blue Angels both lose aircraft on same day

    One has a good outcome, the other not. Rest in Peace Sir :salute: Thunderbirds F-16 crashes following Air Force Academy graduation; pilot reported safe http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/breaking-news/2016/06/02/thunderbirds-f-16-crashes-following-air-force-academy-graduation/85307094/...
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    Marines guide ‘little buddies’ through grief

    An awesome effort to give back to the community and help those who need it. Marines guide ‘little buddies’ through grief http://www.insidenova.com/headlines/marines-guide-little-buddies-through-grief/article_5f855475-dd79-59a2-b150-5112d1e506b1.html
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    5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders

    Interesting analysis of leadership failures of Union Army General George McClellan and lessons that could be learned. 5 CHARACTERISTICS OF WEAK LEADERS (And How Not to Be One) http://michaelhyatt.com/5-characteristics-of-weak-leaders.html
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    U.S. aircraft carriers’ ‘unchallenged primacy may be coming to a close’

    Report: U.S. aircraft carriers’ ‘unchallenged primacy may be coming to a close’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/02/22/report-u-s-aircraft-carriers-unchallenged-primacy-may-be-coming-to-a-close/?hpid=hp_rhp-more-top-stories_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory Report can be found...
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    Two U.S. Navy boats in Iranian custody but crew will be returned ‘promptly’

    Breaking News Two U.S. Navy boats in Iranian custody but crew will be returned ‘promptly’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/01/12/iran-captures-two-u-s-navy-boats-but-will-return-crew-soon/?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_checkpoint-iran-430pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
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    17 Nov 2015: Bomb threats against Air France flights coming to America

    Could just be people being jittery in the aftermath of Friday's attacks. Have to wait to see if there is anything more. Air France flight from Washington to Paris diverted to Halifax Plane lands safely at Halifax Stanfield International Airport just before 11 p.m. AT...
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    Halifax Declares October 23rd Kootenay Day

    Halifax City Council has declared October 23rd in perpetuity to be designated Kootenay Day in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
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    Oshkosh Defense wins major Pentagon contract to build Humvee replacement

    Oshkosh Defense wins major Pentagon contract to build Humvee replacement http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/oshkosh-defense-wins-major-contract-to-build-the-jltv/2015/08/25/ccc42668-4b67-11e5-84df-923b3ef1a64b_story.html?hpid=z6 Video at link
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    Astronauts Sent Whiskey, But Even Without Gravity They Can't Raise A Glass

    Shame. Damned shame. Be interesting to find out the results though. :nod: Astronauts Sent Whiskey, But Even Without Gravity They Can't Raise A Glass http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/24/434344391/astronauts-sent-whiskey-but-even-without-gravity-they-cant-raise-a-glass
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    Beretta’s fight to arm the military

    A look at the competition for the next generation sidearm for the US military, from the perspective of the manufacturers.\ Beretta’s fight to arm the military...
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    Wreckage From Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia Go on Display

    Wreckage From Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia Go on Display http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/wreckage-space-shuttles-challenger-columbia-go-display-n383871
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    U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

    Seems to be a higher than normal incidence of cancer and other illnesses diagnosed in lawyers and staff working on the military tribunals at Guantanamo. U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo
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    Death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar confirmed by Afghan officials

    Interesting development. Death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar confirmed by Afghan officials https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/afghan-officials-prepare-comment-amid-reports-of-taliban-leader-death/2015/07/29/a60a6396-35d9-11e5-b673-1df005a0fb28_story.html?hpid=z1
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    Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

    Some scary prospects if this becomes widely known in the hacker community. Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/ More at the link
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    Drones becoming a problem for aerial fire fighting efforts

    As if fire fighting wasn't difficult enough, now drone hobbyists are creating problems for efforts in fighting forest and brush fires fro the air. Drones continue to hurt Southern California fire-fighting efforts...
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    Soldier on firefighting duty got lost after relieving himself in forest

    Dude! You only had to take a leak!  :facepalm: In all seriousness though, there has to have been some serious failures in protocols for this guy to be missing for 6 hours. Soldier on firefighting duty got lost after relieving himself in forest...
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    U.S. Military Transgender Policy

    Military to allow transgender members to serve openly http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pentagon-to-allow-transgender-members-to-serve-openly/2015/07/13/fe9b054a-298d-11e5-a5ea-cf74396e59ec_story.html?hpid=z1 - mod edit of thread title to make it more general, given the latest developments -
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    NASA Rover's Eye View of Marathon on Mars - 11 years compressed into 8 minutes

    Neat time lapsed video. https://youtu.be/3b1DxICZbGc
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    I can tell that this was good-hearted in nature and just really @#$%ing stupid.

    This could have been posted in Dumbest Criminals, but they weren't intending to commit a crime. And it was only the second dumbest thing I read today, so I gave it a special place. A Bachelor Party Prank Went Very, Very Wrong When the Cops Responded to the Groom’s ‘Kidnapping’...
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