We grieve for your fallen from the recent domestic attacks on your armed forces. When they attack you, they attack all of us. Stand strong.
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Additionally, AUSA coverage has been temporarily halted. Unfortunately, our writer on scene is having difficulties with maintaining a constant internet connection and as a result must go off site to publish any stories. We will continue with standard coverage in the mean time.
I’ve been mulling this over for awhile and the past few days have been over the top. SSD was created to educate readers on the goings on in the tactical industry and share things I found interesting. Lately, the comment section has become a magnet for disrespectful discourse and outright lies.
Spam I can live with, but the constant stream of dick measurers, internet experts, shills and trolls are getting to be a bit much. What do you guys think?
WASHINGTON — Making sure those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents and care packages in time for the holidays is a priority for the U.S. Postal Service and for friends and family members of military and diplomatic personnel serving around the world. Helping to get packages on their way, the Postal Service offers a $2 per box postage discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate box at $15.45, for mail being sent to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office and Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide.
Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes are available at no cost at either local Post Offices, or ordered online at shop.usps.com. Postage, labels and customs forms can be printed online anytime using Click-N-Ship at cns.usps.com/go.
To ensure timely delivery of holiday wishes by Dec. 25, send cards and packages to military APO/FPO/ DPO addresses overseas no later than the mailing dates listed below.
Use the Military Care Kit to Send Presents and/or Care Packages
With Priority Mail supplies as the packaging of choice for families preparing care packages for service members overseas, the Postal Service created a free “Military Care Kit” based on the items most frequently requested by military families.
The kit contains:
§ Two Priority Mail APO/FPO Flat Rate Boxes.
§ Two Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Boxes.
§ Priority Mail tape.
§ Priority Mail address labels.
§ Appropriate customs forms.
To order the kit, call 800-610-8734. Guidelines for packing, addressing, and shipping items to U.S. troops can be found at usps.com/ship/apo-fpo-guidelines.htm.
Addressing the Package
1. Write out the service member’s full name in the address.
2. Include the unit and APO/FPO/DPO address with the 9-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned). For example:
CPT JOHN DOE
UNIT 2050 BOX 4190
APO AP 96278-2050
SGT ROBERT SMITH
PSC 802 BOX 74
APO AE 09499-0074
SEAMAN JOSEPH SMITH
FPO AP 96667-3931
MSG JANE DOE
APO AA 09045-1000
3. Include a return address.
4. Include the service member’s name and address as well as the sender’s name and address on an index card inside the package in case the label is damaged.
We’ve made it to 12,000 posts! Five months ago, we had our 6th anniversary, and now we’ve made it to this milestone. Here’s to over six years of daily content, with plenty more to come!
SSD is reaching more people than ever. Unfortunately, it seems that all too many of these folks think this is Facebook or a forum or some other Internet playground where they they can talk smack without any repercussions.
“I’m going to go on SSD and talk $hit about everything today.”
If that’s your mission statement, find something else to do.
The Internet dehumanizes. Don’t let it happen to you.
SSD only has a couple of rules and those are very simple.
-Whether you praise or criticize, provide substance.
-Don’t say anything on SSD that you wouldn’t say to the person’s face.
That’s it. Move out and draw fire.
Noctober is an upcoming nocturnal live fire event in which LE, Military, and civilians will be given an opportunity to try out professional NV, thermal, and white light devices in a controlled low to no light environment, as well as meet with various technology vendors. Among those in attendance will be Jim Smith, CEO of Spartan Tactical, who will be briefing “Applications of Technology” myths and realities.
The even is taking place at Copperhead Creek, Marble Falls, Texas. October 17th, 2014 for LE & Military, and October 18th, 2014 for civilians.
For more information, and to purchase tickets visit www.eventbrite.com/e/noctober-registration-12423022595
Marathon Targets offers smart targets for Live-Fire training. These autonomous, wheeled targets offer the ability to engage moving targets. Think of it as a four-in-one system. It can be used as a stationary target, pop-up target, left to right movers or autonomous moving targets.
The targets incorporate speakers and can move up to 12 mph on puncture proof tires. When properly engaged it works as a pop-up target and will go down which is programmable for the number of shots in the torso/head as well as how long it remains down. The most interesting aspect of the target is that when used in conjunction with one another, if one is successfully engaged, the others can be configured to scatter.