War is…

“War is a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.” Ernest Hemingway (1899 to 1961) Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was noted both for the intense masculinity of his writing and for his adventurous and widely publicised life. His succinct… Read More

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Types of Engagement in the British Army

1.0    Introduction This article provides an overview of the types of engagement available in the British Army, specifically the Regular Army. 2.0     What are the Types of Engagement? Personnel in the Regular force of the British Army can be enlisted on one of the following types of engagement: Short Service; Versatile; and/or Local Service. 3.0    … Read More

Do You Know Your Press-up from Your Push-Up?

Press-ups have a long history, it was first noted as an amalgamation of two other Indian exercises. Press-ups also have a interesting link with Burpees and the Front Leaning Reach (FLR) (see link below). For those who don’t know, a press-up – which is a common calisthenics exercise (i.e. using your own body weight) –… Read More

Murder: Fitbit Data Used to Charge Suspect

After examining a Fitbit Alta device that Karen Navarra was wearing at the time of her death, police investigators discovered that her heart rate dramatically increased before slowing decreasing and stopping all together – all during a visit with her stepfather, Anthony Aiello. Police investigators in San Jose, California, have recently used a woman’s Fitbit… Read More

What is the Mine Counter Measures Vessels Environment Allowance?

The Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) recommended, in their 2015 report, the introduction of a Mine Counter Measures Vessels (MCMV) Environmental Allowance (MEA). This was intended to compensate for the particularly arduous conditions and poor quality of life in MCMVs, and was designed to mitigate retention challenges within the MCMV community. The MEA rate… Read More

A Physical Fitness Programme to Enhance Aircrew G Tolerance

Abstract A physical fitness programme of resistance training, such as weight lifting, directed toward increasing strength and anaerobic capacity will increase C-duration tolerance. This tolerance increase is particularly useful for USAF/USN pilots flying high-performance fighters during aerial combat manoeuvres. A weight training program including exercise equipment to be used by aviators to increase (and maintain… Read More

An Assessment of Healthiness Among Sri Lankan Army Soldiers

Research Paper Title Assessment of healthiness among long term inhabiting army soldiers in dry zone of Sri Lanka. Background Military personnel, because of the unique nature of their duties, are reluctant to face stressors. Living in hot and humid conditions they frequently suffer dehydration. Methods Army soldiers living in dry zone of Sri Lanka, were… Read More