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Honor Flight

On May 23rd, 2012 something amazing happened at Reagan National Airport.  An airline employee announced to travelers awaiting their flights that an Honor Flight was arriving.  She invited everyone in the area to greet the WWII veterans as they deplaned.  What happened next speaks volumes for the respect Americans have for the men and women who served their country. American Warehouse Systems is extremely grateful for the service and sacrifice that the men and women of the Armed Forces have given in order to ensure our freedom. Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on June 18th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Robots in the US Military

Robots can have multiple purposes within the military, including deactivating unexploded bombs or clearing out hostile buildings.  When the United States introduced robots into the field, it completely changed how military members approached dangerous situations.  With a robot present, the risk to human life is drastically decreased.  If a human operator makes a mistake, it’s likely that the only casualty will be a robot, which can easily be replaced. So what exactly is a military robot?  It’s a machine that is controlled by an onboard computer that has sensors which allow them to get information from their surroundings.  Most times, robots are controlled by a military member using a joystick from a nearby location or vehicle.  Robots can come in a variety of forms, with ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 31st, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day is just around the corner.  This year please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices our Armed Forces have made to protect our freedoms and the freedoms of others worldwide.  This Memorial Day we will remember and honor our fallen heroes; those people who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  It's difficult for most of us to truly appreciate what the deployed soldier lives through or the sheer tragedy for their loved ones when they don't return home.  This year please try to remember and honor them as you hold your family close knowing you are protected.  American Warehouse Systems would like to thank every single military member, past and present, for their service and dedication.  God Bless America! Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 23rd, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

The Colt Army 1860; A Fine Piece of American History

The Colt Army Model 1860 is a muzzle-loaded cap and ball .44-caliber revolver.  It was used during the American Civil War and was made by Colt’s Manufacturing Company.  It was used as a side arm by cavalry, infantry, artillery troops, and naval forces.  It was one of the most popular handguns of its time, with over 200,000 units produced between 1860 and 1873.  It utilized an 8 inch barrel and had an effective range of 50-75 yards. While the Colt Army Model 1860 was a favorite in the Army, it was quite difficult to operate.  Each of the six chambers had to be loaded from the front, or muzzle end.  A precise amount of black powder was poured into the chamber, followed by a lead ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 18th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

A Historical Look at the M51 Skysweeper

The M51 Skysweeper was an anti-aircraft gun used by the Army and Air Force in the 1950s.  It was the first weapon of its kind to incorporate a gun laying radar, M10 analog computer, and an autoloader on a single carriage. The M51 had an excellent muzzle velocity and came equipped with an autoloader that allowed it to fire 45 rounds per minute.  The weapon was mounted on a large box-shaped powered traverse.  The computer and manual gun sights were mounted on the right side, with the radar unit mounted on the left. It was a 75 mm caliber weapon and had a barrel length of 4,500 mm.  The magazine held 2 x 10 rounds and had an effective range of 6.3 km, with a ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 10th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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