What It Feels Like to Shoot With the Military’s Experimental Smart Scope

You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger. » 4/28/15 2:29pm 4/28/15 2:29pm

US Airways Flight Attendant Refused To Hang Army Ranger's Jacket

Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight from Portland, Oregon to Charlotte, North Carolina are sharing an outrageous story of disrespect from a flight attendant toward an Army Ranger and combat veteran. He asked to have his "Dress Blues" uniform jacket hung, but the flight attendant refused, citing company policy. » 10/10/14 3:03am 10/10/14 3:03am

Self-Guided Bullets That Change Course Midair Are Now Terrifyingly Real

The military masterminds at DARPA have just changed everything you think you know about bullets. Meet the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, a .50 caliber bullet that maneuvers itself midair to stay locked on target. Here's footage of the first live test: it sure as hell looks like the technology works. » 7/12/14 11:34am 7/12/14 11:34am

Army Vet Claims Scam After Ferrari Impounded For Not Being U.S. Spec

As a present for retiring from a long career of military service, Lt. Col. Joe Pagnotta bought himself a Ferrari F430 F1 from a luxury car dealership in Munich and decided to have it imported here. But when the car arrived in the U.S., it was seized at a port by customs officials. Here's why. » 6/06/14 2:25pm 6/06/14 2:25pm

India Thought Jupiter and Venus Were Actually Chinese Spy Drones

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Chinese spy drone! Oh, and there's another one! That's what the Indian Army must've thought when they saw two specks of something "spying on them" in the sky. Instead, what India thought were Chinese spy drones turned out to be... Jupiter and Venus. » 7/27/13 9:23am 7/27/13 9:23am

The Most Badass Truck in the US Army Is Straight Out of Thunderdome

Keeping Afghanistan's roads free of improvised explosive devices is no easy feat when important routes are re-mined within hours of EOD teams clearing them. That's why US Army has deployed the Buffalo: a six-wheeled, 38-ton, armor-plated supertruck designed to demolish roadside bombs with abandon. » 6/21/13 11:47am 6/21/13 11:47am

Today is Armed Forces Day: Strong and Resilient

I've enjoyed 22 years in the Air Force and wouldn't trade it for anything. I consider it a privilege to serve. And we get to work with some cool equipment. In my case I was in command of up to 50 ICBMs at a time. As I type my son is in Basic Training to become a United States Marine. He's carrying on a long family… » 5/18/13 2:18pm 5/18/13 2:18pm

Awesome Race Drivers Rebuild Crashed Car For National Guardsman

Sometimes the news just flat out sucks. Other times, it makes you feel all tingly. This is one of those times. A National Guardsman wrecked his race car last year before being deployed to Afghanistan. His amazing friends built him a new one while he was gone, and just surprised him with it. Awesome. » 5/06/13 10:19am 5/06/13 10:19am