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Rescue in the Atlantic Ocean: UK’s Royal Air Force Helps Extricate Sailor From Stricken Yacht

The UK’s Royal Air Force helped rescue a sailor after his boat was stricken and cast adrift in stormy seas far from land. The boat lost its mast in rough waters over the weekend in the Atlantic Ocean, some 700 nautical miles from shore. The RAF headed out on Oct. …

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The Soviets Used a Thermonuclear Bomb to Extinguish a Hellish Fire That Raged for Years

After the Soviets discovered huge reserves of natural gas in Uzbekistan, this part of the USSR became the main gas producing region in the country. But, things went wrong and one of its key gas fields turned into a man-made disaster of unimaginable magnitude. Hellish fire The unprecedented emergency at …

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Russian Soldiers Told to Use Menstrual Products On War Wounds

Russian recruits are being told to use women’s menstrual products to treat bullet wounds amid claims that they are being asked to provide much of their own gear and equipment. A clip released on social media seemingly shows Russian recruits being told to buy most of their own gear, with …

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Air Force Veteran Sully Sullenberger and His Crew Saved the Lives of 150 Airline Passengers

In what will forever be known as The Miracle on the Hudson, Sully Sullenberger and his crew saved the lives of 150 passengers after being forced to splash down in the Hudson River. On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 splashed into the Hudson River in an emergency landing …

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Now, That’s a Hot Vulcan: This Cold War British Bomber Nearly Plowed Into a Busy Road

Now, that’s a hot Vulcan. A Cold War-era British Vulcan bomber overshot a runway during a high speed taxi run, and stopped just short of a busy road, causing no injuries but plenty of havoc. The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at Wellesbourne Airfield near Stratford-upon-Avon in the United Kingdom. …

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Wilderness Tracking in Arizona: A Mission Along the Border

by Heath Hansen “I sent the grids; we’ll be heading out by noon on Thursday,” Tim Foley informs me over the phone, before I hit the road. Foley is a grizzled former paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division, and leader of the volunteer group Arizona Border Recon (AZBR). For more than a …

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How to Survive a Bear Attack

Wildlife experts tell us that bear attacks against humans are rare. And yet, every year, people run afoul of these creatures – usually resulting in a win for the bear, and a loss for the human. Hunting season especially will place more of us in the vicinity of bears. For …

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Build a Fire With Twigs and Branches

How do you cook your food and keep warm in the wild? The British Army shows us how to build the perfect fire. British Army video Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter your email below to receive exclusive content from Soldier of Fortune right …

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Marine Corps Jungle Medicine Course: ‘The Light in a Dark Time’

Instructors at the Marine Corps Jungle Warfare Training Center teach Navy corpsmen to be “the light in a dark time.” Here’s a look at the 10-day medical course that trains military personnel in survival skills, casualty evacuation techniques, and awareness of dangerous species in a jungle environment. (U.S. Marine Corps …

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