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A paratrooper is a solider who is specially trained to jump from airplanes into the battlefield. They typically work within an airborne division of the Army and are used for a tactical advantage. Because they enter an area from the air, they are able to penetrate areas that would be otherwise inaccessible by land or sea. Paratroopers are also relatively silent, allowing them to enter enemy territory at night without being detected. Paratroopers endure a three week training course at Fort Benning in order to earn their basic parachute wings. Week one is Ground Week, which focuses on landings and procedures regarding the aircraft and flight. The second week of training is Tower Week, where the soldiers practice jumping from stationary towers. The final training ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on January 12th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Unsung Heroes; Combat Medics

Though they rarely make the news, Combat Medics are some of the most critical people in the military and have completely changed how injuries are handled in the battlefield. Before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, very few military personnel had combat casualty training and the nearest medics were a ways away from the fighting. The United States has implemented a 3-day training program for every single person in the military, regardless of job specialty. The program teaches life-saving first aid skills and has helped increase the survival rate of combat injuries. Furthermore, each Army company includes 4 to 5 combat medics who travel alongside the troops and can provide immediate medical assistance. The combat medics work closely with forward surgical teams and can provide ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on January 4th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Oh, The Glorious B-17!

The Boeing B-17 bomber was one of the most loved aircrafts of its time. First introduced in 1935, the plane went into mass production in 1939 when the United States Congress became aware that war was certain. Boeing introduced many variations of the plane, each one slightly better than the last. The introduction of this airplane spearheaded the USAAF’s doctrine that heavily armed bombers could fly in formations and fight their way through enemy fighters to carry out their missions. Unfortunately, the bombers were big and slow, so the formations required long-ranged fighters to accompany the B-17s. The B-17 was far superior to all predecessors. It was the first aircraft to employ four engines, giving it power and abilities that no other plane had ever ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on December 28th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

A Soldier's Christmas

  The entire staff of American Warehouse Systems would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We wake up every morning safe with the knowledge that the American Soldier is standing vigilant over our great nation.  We will continue to do everything we can to support our troops and keep them in the forefront of our thoughts everyday.  Please say a prayer for our troops and their families.       Although perhaps a tear jerker, this is a great poem for A Soldier's Christmas.  God Bless. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, He Lived All Alone, In A One Bedroom House Made Of Plaster And Stone. I Had Come Down The Chimney With Presents To Give, And To See Just Who In This ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on December 21st, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

A Halftime Appreciation For Our Troops

This week’s blog is a video of the West Virginia University’s marching band as they perform a halftime show. The band is saluting the United States Armed Forces, and they come up with a really cool way to convey their appreciation. American Warehouse Systems greatly appreciates all the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of the military and would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for their amazing work. We are so grateful for everything you do for our country. Thank you! American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our troops through high quality material handling systems, dedicated employees and a passion for the greatest nation on earth.  God Bless America! Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on December 15th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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