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Ward Off the Cold with Quality Military Clothing

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Now that winter weather has arrived across much of the country, it’s important that you stay warm and maintain body heat when you’re outdoors. At OPSGEAR, we know that the negative effects of cold weather can slow down your reaction time and hinder your movements. With quality military clothing and outerwear, you can keep warm and mobile, no matter what the conditions are like outside. We carry vests, jackets, and sweatshirts that will ward off the cold and allow you to stay alert. This Tru-Spec Polar Fleece Jacket provides warmth and heat retention without adding bulk to your body. It...

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My Thoughts on Veterans Day

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I sit in my home at a late hour and reflect on the seasons of our country, the founding of this nation, the promises and hopes for liberty and freedom. I think of the signers of the declaration, and the blood stained ramparts which bridged a nation. It is with a humbled heart I write this hour set deep in the thought of the thousands who suffered and died so that I might be found safe, warm and comfortable in my small but tranquil room. It is with steady and flowing emotion I ponder the fields of flanders from the great...

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Better Preparation with the Finest Tactical Gear

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Being prepared for hostile or volatile situations requires both mental and physical readiness. At OPSGEAR, we believe that having the finest tactical gear is as essential as mental and physical preparation. You develop muscle memory, dexterity, and agility by having the proper gear in the proper places, and being able to quickly draw your firearm or retrieve your gear can mean the difference between success and failure, and perhaps even life or death. If you’re a soldier or a police officer, you know what gear works for you, so when you need an upgrade or replacement for gear that’s served...

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HISTORY OF THE CHALLENGE COIN

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During World War 1, American volunteers from all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying squadrons. Some were wealthy scions attending colleges such as Yale and Harvard who quit in mid-term to join the war. In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions struck in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed the medallion in a small leather pouch that he wore about his neck. Shortly after acquiring the medallions, the pilots’ aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire. He was forced to land behind enemy lines and was immediately captured by a...

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Sheep, Wolves, and Sheep Dogs

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By LTC (RET) David Grossman  author of "On Killing" One Vietnam veteran, an old retired colonel, once said this to me:"Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident." This is true. Remember, the murder rate is six per 100,000 per year, and the aggravated assault rate is four per 1,000 per year. What this means is that the vast majority of Americans are not inclined to hurt one another. Some estimates say that two million Americans are victims of violent crimes every year, a tragic,...

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