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August 2019

  1. What is Mental Resilience Training?

    Soldier crawling through mud Throughout this article, it’s important to bear in mind the definition of resilience, and just as importantly, what resilience ISN’T. By definition, resilience is ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’. When describing shapes, resilience is comparable to elasticity and an ability to spring back into shape. Equally important to note, resilience doesn’t necessarily mean to tolerate or endure i.e. grin and bear it. Nor does it mean to avoid trauma and be resistant to change. Continue reading →
  2. How do Bomb Suits Work?

    Bomb suit with explosion in background Bomb suits, otherwise known as Explosive Ordnance Disposal suits, are the culmination of years of innovation in battlefield technology. They capitalise on using state of the art materials in their construction, along with being cleverly designed to minimise the effects of an explosion on the wearer. As seen in various films and TV shows throughout the years, most notably in 2008’s The Hurt Locker, the humble bomb suit is something that we think doesn’t get enough credit. Therefore, in this article, we’ll be looking at what goes into making one and how the technologies work together to keep the wearer as safe as possible. Continue reading →
  3. An Insight into Biodegradable Airsoft BBs

    Person wearing military clothes in wooded area As a sport that relies heavily on remaining in players’ and non-players’ good books, the airsoft community is one that is constantly looking to keep up with modern times. Unlike hugely popular sports such as football or rugby, airsoft is very much its own boss (other than legal legislation, of course), meaning that we can all play a part in bending and shaping the sport to best suit the players. Due to the nature of the sport, rules are adjustable to suit certain scenarios and can differ from site to site. As part of ‘being our own bosses’, it’s important that we take external factors seriously, such as legal and environmental considerations. Continue reading →
  4. The Rules of War

    Soldiers firing guns It has long been humans natural instinct to solve conflict with violence. And unfortunately, that conflict isn’t always a true threat. That being said, since the beginning, others have desperately tried to limit the damage and hurt war inflicts, and it was with this humanitarian spirit that the Geneva Convention was created. Continue reading →
  5. Military Heroes: Vasily Zaitsev

    Vasily Zaitsev In our third instalment of our military heroes series, we travel to Russia to explore the life of Vasily Zaitsev. Along with the UK, the US, France and China, the Soviet Union were the final nation to make up the Allied Forces during WWII. Vasily fought for the Soviet Union from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945, leaving an immeasurable impact and legacy. Continue reading →
  6. The Story Behind the U.S Navy’s Ice Cream Barge

    US Navy in White Uniform During a war, the smallest of margins can make the biggest of differences. Having the edge over the enemy forces, no matter how small or insignificant it may be, can turn the tide of a battle. The coordinated efforts of those in the U.S to effectively manage and distribute rations to soldiers played a vital role in the allied troops’ success in World War II. Continue reading →

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