‘Bobcat’ on the prowl, 2017

Rodriguez Live Fire Range, South Korea, June 4, 2017: Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, keep watch over a stairwell during a drill.

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Upstate secession? Marine veteran pushes a more serious examination

During the midst of the Revolutionary War, when 13 colonies were fighting for independence from Britain, Vermont declared its independence from New York. Now, nearly 250 years later, Marine veteran Jon Pierowicz is pursuing another effort to split NY through his nonprofit “Upstate Independence.”

Commando Crawl, 2007

Okinawa, Japan, July 27, 2007: Lance Cpl. Joshua Rodriguez, 22, from Fredricksburg, Va., an administrative clerk with Marine Air Control Group 18, pulls himself across a rope bridge Friday at Commando Crawl.

Regulation Drill competition, 2010

Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 6, 2010: Aviano High School senior Melanie Vasquez requests permission to use the drill pad during the Regulation Drill competition at Kaiserslautern High School.

Post-guard duty shave, 1958

Somewhere in South Korea, April 1958: Using his jeep’s side mirror and his helmet as a basin, Spc. Harry W. Wise shaves after a night of guard duty.

Making sense of Fort Nonsense

Eric Lehman, whose 2014 book “Homegrown Terror” is about Arnold’s invasion, said Fort Nonsense had dubious military value, partly because its construction wasn’t funded.

WWII-era weather records ‘rescued’ by researchers, citizen-scientists

As U.S. Navy ships made their way through the Pacific Ocean during WWII, naval personnel used daily logbooks to record vital weather and climate data at a time when such observations dwindled worldwide. Now, researchers and citizen-scientists have “rescued” over 630,000 records from the era.

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