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  • Kansas City Apologizes After Gubernatorial Candidate Appears Beside .50 Caliber Rifle Replica

    06/03/2018 10:15:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 6/2/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The city of Shawnee, Kansas, apologized to onlookers after Kansas Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach rode in a jeep beside a replica .50 caliber rifle. Kobach was taking part in a Johnston County parade on Saturday morning. The Kansas City Star reports that Kobach rode in a jeep on which a replica .50 caliber rifle was mounted.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Fielding Improved M2 .50 Cal. MG

    04/29/2017 9:01:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 59 replies ^ | 28 Apr, 2017 | MATTHEW COX
    Marine Corps Systems Command is equipping Marines with the updated M2A1 .50-caliber machine gun, increasing Marines’ survivability and lethality on the battlefield. The M2A1 is an upgrade to the legacy M2 machine gun currently used by Marines across the Corps. The updated M2A1 is easier and safer to use due to three major changes: a quick-change barrel, fixed headspace and timing, and a flash hider that reduces the weapon’s signature by 95 percent at night, according to a recent Marine Corps Systems Command press release. “M2s are the most reliable heavy machine gun,” said Maj. Harry Thompson, team lead for...
  • Restored P-51D Mustang with Real Browning M2 .50cal Machine Guns

    10/21/2014 8:19:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ray I
    Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with WWII warbirds, my favorite being the P-51 Mustang. The North American P-51 Mustangs were armed with six .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns, a good amount of firepower for the day. If you’ve been to airshows around the US I’m sure you’ve seen a P-51 at least once, but there’s something different about Ron Fagen’s P-51 Mustang named Twilight Tear. His actually has six functioning M2 Browning machine guns, kind of, read on.
  • Navy-Contracted Vessel Fires Warning Shots on Iranian Boats

    04/25/2008 8:03:09 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 166 replies · 271+ views
    A vessel contracted by the Navy in the Persian Gulf fired warning shots Thursday on two Iranian fast boats, FOX News has learned. The Westward Venture, a ship contracted by the Navy to carry military cargo to Kuwait, fired upon the boats Thursday after attempts to get Iranian boats' attention failed. The ship was about 50 miles off the coast of Iran when the fast boats approached. A Navy security team, armed with M16 rifles and .50-caliber machine guns, was onboard at the time the warning shots were fired.
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?
  • Weapons Evaluations From A Marine Iraqi Vet

    11/14/2005 2:57:02 PM PST · by IonImplantGuru · 51 replies · 3,064+ views
    Web BBS ^ | 11/14/05 | Retired Gunny
    The note below is from one such friend who did West Point, retired after 23 years as an Army infantry officer (06) and then taught math at the Academy for several years. It's a weapons and tactics assessment note from a Marine Gunnie friend of my friend. I found it interesting and useful and trust you will too. - Dan Hello to all my fellow gunners, military buffs, veterans and interested guys. A couple of weekends ago I got to spend time with my son Jordan, who was on his first leave since returning from Iraq. He is well (a...
  • Soldier aids Army to develop weapon stations

    07/16/2005 12:24:11 PM PDT · by TADSLOS · 54 replies · 1,001+ views
    Army News Service ^ | July 15, 2005 | Mike Cast
    ABERDEEN, Md. (Army News Service July 15, 2005) – More than 24 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Stations have been installed on vehicles in Iraq and an additional five will be fielded in the next few weeks. The CROWS allow Soldiers in Iraq to engage the enemy from a light tactical vehicle without exposing the gunner at a distance. “We’ll have a total of 245 systems in the hands of Soldiers by early spring,” said Lt. Col. Kevin. P. Stoddard, Product Manager for Crew Served Weapons at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. Stoddard explained that an urgent material requirement provides a way to...
  • Accident in Iraq kills three Ft. Lewis soldiers

    12/12/2003 3:25:18 PM PST · by archy · 10 replies · 382+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 09, 2003 | Hal Bernton
    Accident in Iraq kills three Ft. Lewis soldiers By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter Three soldiers from the Fort Lewis-based Stryker brigade died last night in north-central Iraq when the collapse of a roadside embankment sent two of their vehicles tumbling into an irrigation canal, according to Army officials. It's a sober start for the brigade that arrived in Iraq only a few days ago for a 12-month tour of duty with its armored, eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles. These are the first new Army fighting vehicles in 20 years and have been assigned to combat patrols north of Baghdad, where...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Studies - The Browning .50 caliber Machine Gun "MA DEUCE" - Aug. 29th, 2003

    08/29/2003 4:55:59 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 108 replies · 14,894+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members...