Shooting Games for Tactical Training

If you are practising your tactical shooting skills, you need to be prepared for a lot of drills, different exercises, and test runs. There are the traditional ways and some fun alternatives that can make it a little more enjoyable. Take a look below at some of the helpful games you can play to work… Read More

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Preventing Heat Illnesses During Basic Combat Training

Research Paper Title Incidence, timing, and seasonal patterns of heat illnesses during U.S. Army basic combat training, 2014-2018. Background Risk factors for heat illnesses (HIs) among new soldiers include: Exercise intensity; Environmental conditions at the time of exercise; A high body mass index; and Conducting initial entry training during hot and humid weather when recruits… Read More

US Navy EOD Operators’ use of Psychological Strategies is Comparable to that of Elite Athletes

Research Paper Title Psychological Strategies During Military Training Are Linked to Resilience in US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operators. Background The researchers describe the psychological strategies (PS) used by a specialised military population, US Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), during training and military operations. They also aimed to establish the relationship between PS and resilience.… Read More

What is the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. 2.0 What is the Purpose of the Scheme? “The objective of the scheme is to help parliamentarians understand the work of the armed forces and foster genuine personally informed contributions to participate in defence debates.” (AFPS, 2015). A really good outline of… Read More

What is the Effect of Hearing-Protection Devices on Auditory Situational Awareness & Listening Effort?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Hearing-Protection Devices on Auditory Situational Awareness and Listening Effort. Background Hearing-protection devices (HPDs) are made available, and often are required, for industrial use as well as military training exercises and operational duties. However, these devices often are disliked, and consequently not worn, in part because they compromise situational awareness… Read More

4 Tips for Surviving Military Boot Camp

Granted, the conditions at any military boot camp are nowhere near easy. When most people think about military boot camps, intense training for hours on end come to mind, and rightfully so. But contrary to public belief, military boot camps are designed for you to succeed, not fail. For this reason, any unfortunate or fatal… Read More