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SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird: The Spy Plane That Could Outrun Missiles

Lockheed Martin’s SR-71 Blackbird was a government secret for years. Now retired, a newer version plans to take its place.

Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor: A Long and Epic History

For more than 150 years, the Medal of Honor has been used to recognize acts of extraordinary battlefield courage performed in service to the United States.

OSS
Glorious Amateurs: The Legendary OSS of World War II

Medal of Honor recipient and OSS director William J. Donovan wanted “Ph.D.s who could win a bar figh...

White House Plumbers
Killing JFK, Rat Stew, WrestleMania: The Real ‘White House Plumbers’

“White House Plumbers,” HBO’s new series about the orchestrators of the Watergate scandal, barely scratches the surface. The real-life “plumbers” were even crazier.

military tattoos
For Ink and Country: Military Tattoos Past, Present, Future

Military tattoos have been a rite of passage around the world for thousands of years. As the US military tries to modernize, updating tattoo rules is an easy way to appeal to young recruits.

Hamburger Hill
What Really Happened at Vietnam’s Hamburger Hill?

The Battle of Hamburger Hill became the subject of congressional debate during the Vietnam War and was later immortalized with a film following the events that transpired.

50 BMG
How the 50 Cal Changed Marksmanship Forever

Shooting massive projectiles at extremely long distances is a marksman’s favorite pastime. Since Wor...

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Armed Services Integration Act: Honoring Women in Service

In recognition of the women who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces, BRCC is releasing Service Roast. The bag design highlights our WASPs, WACs, WAVES, and SPARs.

flashbangs
Flashbangs: Less Lethal But Still Dangerous

Flashbangs are useful for assault teams during hostage rescue missions and high-risk arrests. Yet sometimes they pose more risk than reward.

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