Actually, during non-Summer months the high temps at Fort Irwin, California, aren’t that bad. In the Gregorian month of May the average high temperature is 28C (83F). A record high temp for May hit 42C (107F). Back in 1998 I went to NTC with Idaho’s 116th Armored Cav (as a 13F with the 148th FA BN), and unfortunately it was during the hottest time of the year when the average high temp is around 38C (100F), and record highs hit 46C (114F)! By the way, 1998 was one of those record setting years for high temps.
In 2014, TV personality Gordon Ramsay videoed the biggest cooking challenge of the show MasterChef at Fort Irwin, California.
Currently the Illinois, Kanasa and Mississippi National Guards are doing a three weeks ‘rotation’ at NTC, started right before the Memorial weekend. What’re they going to eat? Supposedly you get two yummy (not) MREs and a hot meal per day (reality is you could go days without a hot cooked meal). But Mississippi’s Militia cooks boast they’re up to the job of providing at least one hot cooked meal per day for the 3-thousand-8-hundred-plus Militia personnel on the current rotation, even going as far as optimistically promising Sergeant First Class ‘Mama’ Jackson’s fried chicken:
Recently at Fort Benning, Georgia, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, graduated 137 new U.S. Army infantry soldiers, including the first 18 women to complete Infantry One Unit Station Training:
Video of Infantry One Unit Station Training (Basic and Advanced Infantry training combined):
TRUMP DEPLOYS MISSISSIPPI MILITIA
TRUMP DEPLOYS OKLAHOMA MILITIA
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DAGOR by Polaris
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division test out the DAGOR and MRZR-D diesel powered all terrain vehicles during live-fire exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 23 APR 2017:
MRZR also by Polaris
“How much purified water can one of your water purification units produce to distribute to the public?”-City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety
04 APR 2017 meeting between Pittsburgh admin and U.S. Army Reserve commanders
Just days ago the city of Pittsburgh asked the U.S. Army Reserve 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to provide logistical information about water purification.
Not much info has been made public about the meeting, other than city administrators are concerned about the loss of city water services due to a potential ‘disaster’.
Like non-stick cookware? Thank the military!
Light weight turbine made from ceramic paper
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As the U.S. Army and Marine Corps shifts towards robot warriors, soon 3D printing technology could have them making their own replacement parts in the battlefield, “Five to ten years from now.” according to USMC Captain Kristina Warren.
Currently testing is underway for human warriors to 3D print their own war-fighting parts in the middle of a battle.
USA (under U.S. grammar rules USA without punctuation means United States Army) Fort Bliss video:
USMCAS (United States Marine Corps Air Station) Yuma video:
U.S. Army Airborne jumping out of Spanish made CASA 212, testing the new RA-1 parachute with bells-&-whistles like Global Positioning:
BACK BLAST AREA CLEAR! TOW LIVE FIRE GRAFENWOEHR
U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Germany:
VEHICLE ID: UH-60 BLACK HAWK M240 LIVE FIRE, GRAFENWOEHR
U.S. Army 52nd Signal Battalion, Boeblingen, Germany
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