Military December 21, 2017

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nathan Reyes, Marine Corps Installations East: Face of Defense: Marine Springs Into Action to Help Accident Victim
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Dec. 20, 2017 — Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Spenser Preston, a quick-thinking Ground Supply School student, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during a ceremony at Camp Johnson here, Dec. 8, 2017.
By Kathiann Kowalski, Science for Students: Under where? Army Invents High-Tech Clothing To Keep Soldiers Warm
Soldiers can’t achieve peak performance when they’re chilled to the bone. So in winter weather, some soldiers may don up to seven layers of clothing. That much fabric can weigh them down. Later, soldiers might find themselves overdressed, now getting hot and sweaty. That sweat, in turn, can turn to ice if the weather is super cold. But it doesn’t have to. Researchers have just come up with a way to lighten a winter warrior’s load and fight the threat of frozen sweat.

Chemist Elizabeth Hirst and bioengineer Paola D’Angelo are working on new winter fabrics for soldiers’ uniforms. The fabric swatch on the board D’Angelo is holding carries an electrical current, which could heat the fabric.

They’ve designed a new high-performance fabric. It could become the basis of underwear for troops deployed in places blasted by Arctic cold. Scientists unveiled it here, last August, at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society.
By Blavity Team: Historic Black Women’s Army Corps Unit To Be Honored With New Monument
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By George Dvorsky: Sunken Australian Submarine From WWI Finally Found After 103 Years