RED Friday

As we head into another RED Friday, I found a couple of interesting news bits to go along with one Suffer sent to me,

YAY! “Artillery Marines Returning Home after Helping to Crush ISIS….

More than 400 Marines are headed home after providing artillery support for allied forces that fought to retake the former Islamic State capital of Raqqa, Syria, officials announced on Thursday.

Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 10th Marines arrived in Syria in September to replace another Marine artillery unit that had been supporting Syrian fighters, which battled to take Raqqa from June 6 to Oct. 20, the U.S.-led task force in Iraq and Syria said in a news release.

The fight was so intense that the Marines burned out the barrels of two M777 155 mm howitzers, Army Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, told reporters in October….”
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All I can say is Oorah! And thank you Suffer for sending it to me.

This is excellent news, especially considering the number of troops gone back to Afghanistan and some of the hot spots around the world getting hotter…

All of the U.S. military’s special operations fighters now being sent to war zones have freeze-dried blood plasma, a crucial addition to first-aid kits that can prevent badly wounded troops from bleeding to death on the battlefield...”
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And lastly, this could be amazing if it works. Researchers at George Mason University in Virginia are studying the use of ultrasound technology to help people with prosthetic limbs use them more accurately.

I hope all have a safe and blessed day. To all our Troops, God Bless and keep you safe.
You’re all in our prayers and thoughts until you all come home.