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Facebook Live Copied Tech from Combat Veteran's App, Jury Finds in $175 Million Verdict

(Dreamstime/TNS) The parent company of Facebook and Instagram was ordered to pay nearly $175 million for violating patents held by the maker of a push-to-talk app founded by a former Green Beret who had sought to solve battlefield communications problems he encountered in Afghanistan. A federal jury in Austin, Texas, deliberated for a day before finding that Meta Platforms Inc. infringed two…
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How Elite Arctic Rangers and Combat Controllers Used to Train for Cold-Weather Rescues

U.S. Army “Arctic Rangers” — an elite company-sized force — parachuted more than 100 miles north of Point Barrow, Alaska, in March 1971 to train for remote rescues. (U.S. Army photo) In 1971, 16 “over-the-pole” commercial flights passed over the Arctic territory between Europe and Alaska every day. Rescue operations weren’t in place to mobilize in the event of a catastrophic…
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Army and Air Force Run Out of Female Hot Weather Uniforms Amid Summer Heat Wave

Army ROTC Cadet Savannah Pratte, Ferris State University, descends a cargo net while training with 3rd Regiment, Advanced Camp, during Cadet Summer Training at Fort Knox, Ky., June 19, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Kyle Crawford) Base exchange stores have mostly run out of hot weather uniforms for women due to a contract dispute that has halted production, according to the Defense Logistics…
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Soldier Killed by Lightning Served on Combat Surgery Team

Fort Gordon. Army photo FORT GORDON, Ga.— The U.S. military Thursday identified a soldier killed by a lightning strike at a Georgia base as a 41-year-old Army reservist assigned to a medical team that performs emergency surgery in combat zones. Sgt. 1st Class Michael D.
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This Week’s Top Military Photos: Air Force Cadets Learn to Fly, Heroes Awarded, One Rests Easy

Cpl. Courtland Mabe, an anti-tank missile gunner with 2ndd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion reenlists in the ocean. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Ramsammy) This week in the military, after 50 years, four veterans received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions during the Vietnam War; the Department of Justice launched an investigation into “Operation Lone Star,&#8221…
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