Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi; at Least 12 Dead

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ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Marine refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 12 people aboard and spreading debris for miles, officials said.

Leflore (le-FLOR’) County Sheriff Ricky Banks told The Associated Press that officials were still searching for bodies after nightfall, more than five hours after the KC-130 spiraled into the ground about 85 miles (135 kilometers) north of Jackson in Mississippi’s Delta region.

“We’re still searching the area,” Banks said. “It’s hard to find bodies in the dark.” Read more

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Revision Gets $98 Million Military Helmet Contract

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Some 100 people packed the factory floors of Revision Military in Newport on Thursday to celebrate a $98 million combat helmet contract with the U.S. Army.

Jonathan Blanshay, the CEO of Revision, said the contract is a boon for the local economy and the company’s growth. Competition for the contract, which was awarded in March, was intense, he said.

“It was a very competitive tender, and the people in here pulled it off,” Blanshay said.

The contract is the biggest Revision has landed and requires the company to make the U.S. Army up to 293,870 combat helmets through 2022. Blanshay said the high tech helmets are nearly a quarter lighter than the headgear used by soldiers now and will reduce the overall weight by a half pound. The company has spent years developing materials that provide ballistic protection and improve the comfort of the helmets. Revision’s Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II will be available for use in 2018. Read more

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After decades of wait, Indian Army finally gets modern bullet-proof helmets

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For a soldier today, a bullet-proof helmet is an essential part of his kit that can prove to be the difference between life and death during combat operations.

But Indian Army soldiers, who fight in adverse conditions to save lives of fellow countrymen, were deprived of even this basic need.

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More than 1,400 federal agents are wearing expired body armour: lawmaker

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WASHINGTON — More than 1,400 law enforcement officers with the U.S. Marshals Service are wearing expired body armour, despite months of internal warnings, according to documents obtained by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ballistic vests have become a staple of law enforcement work, but the equipment can wear out or age so much that it becomes less effective at stopping bullets. Read more

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Grey Ghost Precision Custom GLOCK Slide Review by B Brabant

For anyone who owns a GLOCK19, they’ll be among the first to tell you that it’s a pretty great pistol right out of the box. Arguably one of the most simple, reliable, accurate and reasonably priced, the GLOCK has been at the top of the pistol market for the bulk of recent history.

GLOCK makes no bones about the fact that they stay true to who they are – even down to the aesthetic of their products. There’s no mistaking what a GLOCK looks, acts and feels like.
For anyone who owns a GLOCK19, they’ll be among the first to tell you that it’s a pretty great pistol right out of the box. Arguably one of the most simple, reliable, accurate and reasonably priced, the GLOCK has been at the top of the pistol market for the bulk of recent history. GLOCK makes no bones about the fact that they stay true to who they are – even down to the aesthetic of their products. There’s no mistaking what a GLOCK looks, acts and feels like.

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3M Announces Peltor SecureFit Protective Eyewear 600 Tactical Series

3M Company, the Original Equipment Manufacturer for PELTOR branded products, is pleased to announce the launch of the 3M™ SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear 600 Tactical Series (SF600-TAC), which offers military and law enforcement professionals a comfortable, high performance spectacle that re-evaluates traditional concepts of form, fit, and function.3M Company, the Original Equipment Manufacturer for PELTOR branded products, is pleased to announce the launch of the 3M™ SecureFit™ Protective Eyewear 600 Tactical Series (SF600-TAC), which offers military and law enforcement professionals a comfortable, high performance spectacle that re-evaluates traditional concepts of form, fit, and function.

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Woodstock K9 Officer Blue Receives Bulletproof Vest

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WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock K9 officer Blue was searching for the gunman who shot a man on Mitchell Street June 24 he was safe from bullets thanks to a donation from nonprofit Chive on Chicago and Vested Interest in K-9s

Vested Interest in K9s provided the tailor made bulletproof vest after charitable organization Chive on Chicago held a fundraising event to raise money for the department. The group decided to focus on a Woodstock cause this year because of the 25th anniversary of the filming of “Groundhog Day.” Bill Murray, who stars in the film, is the “unofficial mascot” of the Chive, said Ray Pryor, who organized the event.

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Outlet Contractor Hired to Dispose of NYPD’s Bullet Proof Vests

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The Daily News found out that the NYPD discovered that their old bulletproof vests were ending up on criminals and as a result, the city’s contract with the tactical gear supplier Body Amor Outlet was shredded not too long ago.

When NYPD officials learned that the bullet proof vests that were once worn by New York’s Finest ended up on suspected criminals, the contract with Body Armor Outlet based in New Hampshire was canceled by the city.

The city’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services contract with Body Armor Outlet to dispose of the NYPD’s old vests was worth $20,000. As per the contact, Body Armor Outlet had to destroy the bulletproof vests or have them recycled in a way that they could not be used in an illegal manner.

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The Importance of Body Armor

body_armour_product Whether you’re a police office, military or work in the security forces you’ll encounter dangerous situation out there in the field. The reality is you will be shot at in the field by the enemies. With that in mind, protecting yourself using body armor or a ballistic vest is something you need to consider. This is the main reason as to why there are various body armors in the market today. This protective gears offer protection for various attacks from for example guns, knives or even small explosions. It’s pretty obvious that the decisions to wear these protective gears are of life and death.

Since this body armors protect the security officer, military and soldier’s lives; constant improvement are coming to make them more efficient. The technology advancement has seen a lot of Security officers; military and police officer wear these protective gears. The main reason for this is because, the latest body armors are not very heavy and they are highly effective in protecting them against harm. Body armors boost the courage of the police officers, military and security forces.

When they wear the protective gears, they feel safe and do their work courageously without fear of being harmed easily. This harm could range from penalization of the body parts to death.

This is definitely something they want to avoid because it can be hard to their families or other people who are close to them. Body armors also help the Military, security officer and police officers get life insurance.

In case something happens, Life insurance is released to the family. However, they need to have worn the protective body armors for the money to be released. Simply, that once simple act of protecting yourself from danger helps solves a lot of issues later on. It’s no secret that the main role of body armors is to protect life. Therefore, they should be worn at all times.

Armors have different levels of protections. Whichever field of work one is involved in, they should not take for granted the importance of body armors. This means that, the first step is to identify the right type of body armor for your field of work and purchase. It’s advisable not to worry about the price because this decision is a matter of life and death.

If you decide to pick a cheaply made protective gear just because it’s cheap you’ll end up losing.

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Body Armor – The Life Saver

Screen-Shot-2017-06-20-at-10.48.27-AMFrom long time, soldiers and warriors have looked for better ways to fend off attacks and keep themselves safe from deadly weapons. Personal protection has always been a priority for anybody who is going into battle. In past, different kinds of material were used to engineer a body armour like Leather, steel and chainmail because of the conventional thinking that the harder the material the better the protection. Commonly as a weapon, swords and knives were the best choices of the attackers as they are easily available to anyone. The warriors were seeking for something that would deflect the blow.http://www.whitehousewhispers.com

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