This is what a US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter looks like from a distance as it strafes the night sky: A graceful curve of light with only arcs of sparks to reveal that it’s actually spewing ammunition.
Just look at this photo. On the highest mountain in North America, surrounded by stunning snowy scenery and beneath a sun halo, sits a 50-year-old tandem rotor heavy lift helicopter equipped with ski landing gear.
Here’s a really cool photo showing US Army and British paratroopers jumping out of C-130J Super Hercules airplanes in a line at Fort Bragg. It was the largest jump exercise in 20 years at Fort Bragg and there are so many paratroopers filling the sky that it looks like a floating human wall (okay, a fence?) has been…
The angle of this photo of a paratrooper making a jump off a C-130 airplane is so perfect that it makes it seem like the soldier is using the Hercules aircraft as a surfboard of sorts. Obviously, he’s not standing on the plane (it’s just our perspective fooling us, or just me) but man, riding an airplane while outside…
Touring around the nation and jumping out of airplanes in front of millions of people, all on the Army's dime? That's pretty Rockstar, and these guys know it.
Unreal photo by U.S. Army Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston: The soldier looks so casual doing his salute that, instead of jumping outside of the airplane, it looks like he is walking on air towards the bay of the C-130 Hercules—like a real world superhero.
Parking a 567-foot guided missile cruiser is tougher than it sounds. So when the Army's largest ocean-going vessels need a helping hand squeezing into foreign ports, they call on the biggest and baddest tugboats in the armed forces: the MGen. Nathanael Greene-class large coastal tugs.
Check out this video of the 82nd Airborne Division in action. It's all interesting but the best part is on the 2:21 mark—fast forward to see paratrooper Pfc. Tyler Billings jumping from a C-130 transport from his point of view.
It's no secret that the US military is in L-O-V-E, love with its unmanned aerial fleet. The infatuation has reached fever pitch, in fact, now that the Army has begun construction of a brand new airport in central Texas that will only be accessible to its two favorite flying drones.
That guy being thrown into a pool is a fully-equipped US Army cadet about to enter their final survival challenge. They call it Survival Gate #4 but they may as well call it The Gate of Hell, because that's how it sounds like:
There was a time when the U.S. Army foresaw the need to launch more than 400 nuclear weapons in a single day should Soviet Russia attempt to invade Western Europe at the height of the Cold War. It was with this doomsday scenario in mind that army researchers developed a recoilless, truck-mounted rifle capable of…
A perfectly timed and strangely beautiful photo by US Army Pfc. Nathaniel Newkirk during a mortar firing exercise at Camp Roberts, California. It's something that could have been painted by Caravaggio.
A new grant from the U.S. Army Research Office will split $855,000 between three research teams working on so-called "4D printing." By military budget standards, that’s chump change—but it hints at a huge future for a technology that’s been lingering on the horizon for years.
We all know that social media is the criminal's worst enemy. But this summer, a group of researchers are collaborating with police to test software that can reliably predict whether a person is part of a gang based on their social networks, building on similar software used to track insurgents in Afghanistan.
After getting upset about the fact that Guardian has been breaking news and leaking classified documents about the many and varied spying programs of the NSA, the US Army has decided to block access to the news site among its employees.
The Army has been creating an island since 1998 on the Northeast coast of the United States. Slowly, the US Army Corps of Engineers built dikes to establish its perimeter. They spent more than a decade filling them with mud.
You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have Humvees with frickin' laser beams attached to their roofs! The US Army is already developing them? Oh well, that's a start.
Our soldiers just got one more enemy in Afghanistan: their own pants. It seems their pants—which are completely new and supposed to be more durable than previous models—can't survive the rigors of the desert. They're ripping apart seemingly at random.