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Unit with spartan mascot hesitant to wear face masks

Individuals who are confirmed or feel they may have come in contact with coronavirus can reduce the risk of spreading it to others by wearing face masks. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.) FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The Sgt. Maj. of 2-354th “Spartan” Battalion announced today during an ill-advised formation that wearing face masks in uniform did not represent the traditions and heritage of the Army. “I’ve seen the DoD directive about wearing face masks today, and I’ve seen a few masks around post. It looks unprofessional.” Sgt. Maj. Keith Edwards told the formation. “We have ... Read more

Taliban touts more elite ‘Red Unit’ fighter training on social media

Taliban special forces trainer Ibn Yasser Raza prays with members of the “Red Unit.” There has been no slowdown in the Taliban’s propaganda, as two of the group’s top spokesmen continue to take to social media to tout the training of its military personnel. One of their latest posts appears to show fighters from the Red Unit, the Taliban’s special operations unit that spearheads its assaults throughout the country. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid pushed out the images of the Red Unit on Twitter on April 4. Qari Yusuf Ahmadi promoted images from a Taliban camp in Paktika on Twitter on ... Read more

A Visit to Army Unit – Jewel by the Bay

Nature & Wellness. Our trek to Post 3… As an outsider, have you ever got an opportunity to visit an army unit and know their daily routine and activities? I got lucky not once but twice. And my respect for them has grown many-fold, now. I will take you along my thrilling and exciting journey in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in September, 2019. I won’t reveal the names of exact locations and officers, as a protocol. My bad habit of reaching everywhere just in the nick of time was giving jitters to my friend (with an army background) ... Read more

Marine Corps: It’s Up to Unit Commanders to Relax Grooming Rules, Cut Training

The Marine Corps isn’t issuing force-wide rules on new grooming standards or training requirements amid the novel coronavirus crisis, the service’s top general said this week. “We very much trust the leaders to make those calls, and we’ve given them the latitude to waive the requirements where it’s not practical to meet them,” Commandant Gen. David Berger told reporters from the Pentagon on Thursday. The Marine Corps, as of Thursday morning, had 31 COVID-19 cases in its ranks. The illness, caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus, has disrupted life worldwide, forcing most people to hunker down at home until ... Read more