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US Military - Tactical Team Training

All branches of the US Military have tactical teams: teams that are trained and equipped to eliminate any threat from the enemy in high-risk situations. The Army is no exception. The teams are trained in direct fighting, hand to hand combat, marksmanship, and both daytime and nighttime assaults. These tactical squads are a huge asset to the military and are responsible for eliminating many of the threats to US security overseas. Each squad is made up of several different members, each with a different assignment. The video is a demonstration of a rifle squad, which is lead by a Staff Sergeant. It has two fire teams, each led by a Sergeant. Each fire team has an automatic rifleman, as well as one grenadier, and several ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 24th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

You Zig - We...Well, We Zig Also

Your needs and wants change from time to time. What might be perfect for you today, might not be the perfect situation down the road. The same is true for all our customers, especially with a quickly changing economy. At American Warehouse Systems, we will help you figure out the best solution for the present as well as the future. Occasionally, however, anticipated needs don’t turn into actual needs. Several years ago American Warehouse Systems built a mezzanine on a military base in the South Eastern United States. The customer was more than happy with the result. A few years later, significantly more space was needed that had not been anticipated. We were able to work with the customer in order to find a solution ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 17th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

On SEa Air or Land... The US Navy SEALs

This past weekend, the United States military suffered a devastating loss when a Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. The chopper was carrying 22 Navy SEALs, 3 Air Force airmen, a 5 member Army air crew, and a military dog, all of whom perished upon impact. As we remember the great sacrifices made by these soldiers and pray for their families, I thought the blog this week could focus on the amazing work that SEALs do. Established in March of 1961, the SEALs teams were formed as guerilla and counter-guerilla units that were capable of operating on sea, air, or land. The teams were trained in commando warfare, hand-to-hand combat, high-altitude parachuting, demolitions, and foreign languages. Beginning in the Vietnam War, SEALs were utilized by the ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 10th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Marine Expeditionary Unit - Great Video!

Marine Expeditionary Units (MEU) are designed as a quick reaction force to be deployed for immediate response to a crisis. Typically the units are around 2,200 troops in strength and are deployed from an amphibious assault ship. A MEU might be deployed for any number of reasons, such as peacekeeping or humanitarian efforts, security operations, amphibious raids or assaults, or reconnaissance or surveillance. The men and women of these units must undergo a rigorous 26-week training program in order to be ready for any situation. Several elements make up the MEU: ground combat element, aviation combat element, logistics combat element, and the command element. Additionally, many vehicles are involved – including battle tanks, light armored vehicles, amphibious assault vehicles, SuperCobra attack helicopters, Twin Huey utility ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on August 3rd, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

The FSF-1 Sea Fighter Warship

FSF-1 Sea Fighter, the Navy’s newest warship, is fast, versatile and has unsurpassed capabilities. Weighing in at 950 tons and 262 feet in length, the Sea Fighter can operate in waters as shallow as 11 feet. This is due to its unique design that includes an aluminum catamaran hull, which is basically two hulls connected by a frame. It can reach a top speed of 50 knots, thanks to its powerful waterjet propulsion system. The cargo deck was designed to accommodate many different combat and non-combat missions at a time. The ship can house 12 20-foot mission modules, each of which can be used for a different operation. The vessel can be reconfigured quickly in order to accommodate the current needs of the crew and ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on July 28th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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