This weekend the U.S. Navy commissioned its latest Arleigh Burke-guided missile destroyer in San Diego, California. The USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), a 9,200-ton warship, will be one of the most versatile in the fleet, able to hunt for submarines, defend against air threats and enemy surface ships and engage ballistic…
This soldier is running off the back of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter during a simulated combat dive mission on the Hawaiian shoreline. Even if it's hard work, I'd like to be him — and leave behind these screens, and keyboards, and Interwebz. [Lance Cpl. Brittney Vella/U.S. Marine Corps/DoD])
How do you move a 16,000 pound M198 Howitzer, with its crew and ammo, 50 miles over impossible terrain in one night? You get yourself a Super Stallion, the biggest and strongest air pony in the US military.