February 23

Guide to Researching Body Armor

Search the internet and you will find thousands of blogs and web pages regarding body armor, plate carriers, level III this and armored piercing that, but many people don’t know what it all means.  So, we have put together a small guideline to use when researching the various types of […]


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February 23

How to Give a WARNO

Within the planning process of a military operation, there are several key steps that must be accomplished before being able to activate the mission.  The WARNO or Warning Order is one of these key steps that vary in time, detail and method of delivery depending on Mission, Enemy, Terrain, and […]


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February 23

How To Call in a 9 Line UXO Report

Here’s the standard procedure for calling in a UXO report. LINE 1 — Date time group discovered: (Command policy will dictate Local or Zulu time). LINE 2 — Reporting Activity (UIC / Unit designation). Location: mandatory eight digit grid: (include: landmarks, reference points, or street addresses).  LINE 3 — Contact […]


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February 23

NATO 9 Line MEDEVAC Format

NATO 9 Line Line 1: Location of Pickup Site (Grid or latitude/longitude) Line 2: Frequency & Call Sign At Pickup Site Line 3: Number of Patients By Precedence Urgent (Non-Surgical)- evacuate within 2 hours Urgent-surgical (All Trauma)- need immediate Surgical Care Priority– evacuate within 4 hours Routine– evacuate within 24 hours Convenience– evacuate […]


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February 23

How to Use Military Date Time Group

The Military Date Time Group (DTG) format is used in everything from operations orders to airlifts and is essential for every service member to know. Understanding how to put together a DTG format correctly is imperative. Military Date Time Group Example Date Time Group is traditionally formatted as DDHHMM(Z)MONYY An […]


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February 23

Our List of Orgs Who Give Back To Those Who Gave Their All

We have received a lot of questions from customers and friends on how to give back to those who have sacrificed themselves in the defense of our nation.  Below are a few charities that we recommend for anyone looking to help out those who have given their all. Military Charities: […]


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February 23

Take Your Training to Operator Status With These Resources

In today’s battlefield, the operator is faced with the task of maintaining a level of fitness that requires strength, endurance, and flexibility. Operators must be able to scale walls, carry a 250lb casualty and run in full kit up the mountains of Afghanistan and be able to recover fast enough […]


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February 23

What Does RE Factor Mean? Find Out More

We have a lot of people asking us what RE Factor stands for so we thought we would give a good explanation. RE stands for Relative Effectiveness as it pertains to TNT. What this means is that when people with really big brains who didn’t get a lot of dates […]


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February 23

How To Call in a 9 Line MEDEVAC

Step 1: Conduct care under fire and TCCC Step 2: Determine the number of patients by type Step 3: Contact MEDEVAC channel Step 4: Using 9 Line MEDEVAC format call-in MEDEVAC. The first 5 lines are most important when calling in a MEDEVAC, the other 4 can be relayed when […]


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