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Military Veterans Rescue Man During Robbery

Earlier this month in Cincinnati a man had just finished withdrawing money from an ATM when he was attacked by a robber.  Luckily, two men saw the attack and came to his rescue.  However, these weren’t just any men - they were veterans of the United States military.  David Hale and Chad McClain both served in the Armed Forces, but were strangers before this incident The two men wrestled the victim free from the attacker.  Mr. Hale stayed with the victim while Mr. McClain chased the assailant, cornered him, and kept him there until police arrived.  While many in Cincinnati are hailing the veterans as heroes, they said they were just doing what anyone would do.  Thanks to their assistance, the police apprehended the criminal ... Read more
Posted by Amber on January 30th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Wounded Veteran Completes Grueling Competition

In 2010, Corporal Todd Love stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan.  He was severely injured, losing both legs and his left arm.  A third generation Marine from Virginia, Cpl Love was determined not to let his injuries keep him down.  After spending several months in the hospital, he was released and began training for an endurance race called The Beast. The Beast is a 10.5 mile circuit with 75 obstacles to complete.  Participants must successfully complete several challenges, scaling walls, crawling through mud, and speeding along high-wires.  It’s an extremely difficult course for able-bodied individuals, nearly impossible for a triple amputee.  Cpl Love was bound and determined to complete the race, and he did so with the help of eight other veterans. It took the ... Read more
Posted by Amber on January 25th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

M3 Submachine Gun

The M3 submachine gun was an American .45 caliber weapon that was adopted for the United States Army during WWII.  Designed to replace the Thompson submachine gun, the M3 was cheaper, lighter, and more accurate.  It’s commonly referred to as a Grease Gun, due to its visual similarity to the mechanic’s tool.  It was manufactured by General Motors and cost about $20 in 1943. Weighing 8.15 lbs, the M3 had a barrel length of 8 inches and an overall length of 29.8 inches.  It was able to fire 450 rounds per minute, which was rather impressive for WWII era weapons.  It had an effective range of up to 100 yards.  It featured a detachable flash hider, which saw a lot of action in combat due ... Read more
Posted by Amber on January 3rd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

New Years Resolutions

Military members celebrate New Years while deployed in Iraq With New Years right around the corner, it’s time to start making those New Year’s Resolutions.  Many of us are making goals that will better our own lives, such as trying to lose weight or quit smoking.  This year, American Warehouse Systems is asking you to make a resolution that will help others as well. We are proud supporters of our military and their families.  In 2012, we made contributions to three incredible organizations, Disabled American Veterans, Operation Homefront, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.  Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.  The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants ... Read more
Posted by Amber on December 27th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Hand Grenades

Hand grenades are small bombs that have been around for hundreds of years.  Thrown by hand, they are designed to detonate after impact or after a set amount of time.  Grenades come in many varieties, with each type achieving a different result. The most common type used by the United States Military is the anti-personnel fragmentation grenade.  It is designed to disperse fragments upon detonation.  It’s typically made from steel, which provides fragmentation as shards and splinters.  Sometimes they use a pre-formed fragmentation matrix, which allows for better fragmentation. Smoke grenades are designed to burn or release a gas and do not explode.  They are usually used as a signaling device, target or landing zone marking device, or as a screening device for unit movement.  ... Read more
Posted by Amber on December 12th, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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