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July 2012

Barrett M107 - Amazing Sniper Rifle

Snipers require highly specialized weapons that allow them to accurately find a target from thousands of feet away.  The Barrett M107 .50 Caliber Long Range Sniper Rifle gives Army snipers just that ability.  Adopted in 2002, the M107 uses a 4.5 – 14x50 Mark 4 scope and has an effective range of 2,000 yards and a maximum range of 7,450 yards. The M107 is a shoulder-fired, semi-automatic, .50 caliber sniper rifle.  The barrel measures in at 57 inches.  Unloaded, this rifle weighs 28.4 pounds and each magazine weighs just over 4 pounds.  The recoil on this amazing weapon is manageable, due to the barrel assembly that absorbs force, the weight and large muzzle brake. Made extremely popular by the United States Army, the Barrett M107 ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 27th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

The LCVP / Higgins Boat

Introduced in 1941, the Higgins boat was a critical part in the Allies winning WWII.  Made from plywood, it was a shallow, barge-like boat that could ferry an entire platoon from a ship to a beach.  The Higgins boat was 36 feet long and just under 11 feet wide.  It could carry 36 men, a jeep and 12 men, or 8,000 lbs of cargo and equipment.  It was powered with a 225 horsepower diesel engine that allowed travel speeds of up to 12 knots. The ramp was one of the most important parts of the boat because it allowed for a quick unloading.  This meant that men were on the ground faster than with other boats.  Additionally, the Higgins boat was designed to have a ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 18th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,History,Military

What is a Hero?

What is a Hero? by Amber Chrudimsky What is a hero?  I invite you to ask those around you.  More than likely, you'll get a different response from each person.  Some people say their hero is the person that raised them, others may say their hero is someone who made a huge impact in their life, and still others may say that the men and women fighting for our freedom are heroes. I won't dispute any of those definitions. A recent string of events has introduced me to a new hero, one I had never considered before. On June 13th, 2012 Marine Cpl Taylor Baune was killed by an IED while serving our country in Afghanistan.  Taylor and I had attended high school together, though ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 11th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military