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Land was active in the community and from 1977 until 1980 held the position of scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 1183 in Triangle, Virginia. During his tenure he mentored many Scouts, several to the rank of Eagle. He was also instrumental in spearheading a newspaper recycling program years before such recycling practices were commonplace. Newspaper from the local community was collected once a month by the Scouts and sold to an insulation company to benefit the troop. From September 16 through the 29, 1978 funds from these efforts sent 12 Scouts and 3 leaders to Brownsea Island, England, the location of Lord Baden Powell's first Boy Scout camping trip in 1907.




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During the First World War, most of the fighting occurred in a centralized area of land between the two opposing trenches. This area is called No Man's Land. No Man's Land is mentioned on pages 52, 214, and 223 in Pat Barker's novel Regeneration. No Man's Land is significant to Regeneration because Barker uses the reference to develop the themes of how authority isn't absolute, and how the horrors of warfare are inescapable.


The width of No Man's Land often varies, but the average distance in most areas was about 250 yards (230 meters). Along No Man's Land were considerable amounts of barbed wire, especially in the areas most likely to be attacked. The areas that were attacked often held ten belts of barbed wire; the wire was more than one hundred feet in some places (Simkin). This barbed wire made the land almost impossible to pass. In addition, wet weather made crossing the area extremely difficult for soldiers (Justin and Robby). The land was full of broken and abandoned military equipment and, after an attack, many bodies. Advances across No Man's Land were difficult because the soldiers had to avoid being shot or blown-up, as well as barbed wire and water-filled shell-holes (Simkin).


Besides having problems advancing, the soldiers also had to worry about their health, injuries, and sniper's bullets. The health conditions were atrocious, so the soldiers had to worry about rats, diseases, and body lice. In addition to the horrible conditions, everyday tasks at the borders of No Man's Land were also abominable. In the trenches, food became scarce towards the end of the war. The lack of food caused many soldiers to worry. Also, the soldiers worried about injuries because it could take awhile before an injured soldier could be treated. Accordingly, some injuries were so bad that amputation of the afflicted area was required (Justin and Robby). Furthermore, the soldiers had to worry about snipers. No Man's Land held a certain allure for the soldiers, thus the cause of the men's concern about snipers. Snipers would "find a tree in no man's land, climb it, and wait. They wore camouflage clothing, and when an enemy soldier walked by, the sniper would shoot him in the head" (Justin and Robby). Snipers could easily hit their targets because, though cautioned against peeking over the edge of the trenches, men would nevertheless and receive a sniper's bullet in the head. In sum, the soldiers had many concerns ranging from health to sniper's bullets.


The unnecessary danger that the soldiers face is first described on page 52 of Regeneration. Barker has Prior talk to Rivers about how "every forty-eight hours two platoons crawl out... relieve the poor bastards inside, and provide the Germans with another forty-eight hours' target practice" (Barker 52). Barker uses this scene to show the authority of the Army generals, though in this case, the authority is misguided. The authority is misguided because the Army generals are senselessly sending their men out to the men's deaths in order to maintain "absolute dominance" (Barker 52). Barker has Prior emphasize the irony in sending the men out to be used for target practice: the Army generals can't maintain dominance as their men uselessly fall to the ground. Prior also describes the land on page 214. He thinks about the seeming vastness of the land though he knows that it's merely "a small, pock-marked stretch of ground, snarled with wire" (Barker 214). In this scene, near the end of the novel, Barker describes the inability to escape the horrors of warfare. Prior never has to return to No Man's Land, but he still carries part of it with him. The experience left a lasting impression on his imagination and he can still remember how No Man's Land felt. Through Prior's words and thoughts, the reader can see the significance in Barker's reference to No Man's Land.


Officials at iRobot Corp. of Burlington, Mass., and the Photonics Center at Boston University in Boston introduced a tactical sensory-system payload prototype, dubbed REDOWL, at AUSA REDOWL, or Robot Enhanced Detection Outpost with Lasers, can detect and locate snipers and mortars on the very first shot fired at personnel or vehicles. It will sense the sniper, acquire the target, and give range so the sniper threat can be eliminated, says Dr. Glenn Thoren, of the Photonics Center and director of Project REDOWL.


The system is a remote, deployable sensor suite designed to provide early warning information, gunshot detection, intelligence, surveillance, and targeting capabilities to military forces and government agencies. It also is for homeland security applications and border control, says Tom Ryden, director of sales and marketing for government and industrial robotics at iRobot.


No Land Beyond is an exotic sniper rifle in Destiny added in the The Dark Below expansion pack. It can be obtained from Xûr, Agent of the Nine or as a random drop from an Exotic primary engram.


Unlike other Sniper Rifles, No Land Beyond is equipped in the player's primary weapon slot. It features a unique bolt-action reload mechanic, which requires the player to manually cycle the weapon between every shot, reducing its overall rate of fire. It is also the only sniper rifle to not feature a traditional scope, but rather iron sights.


This inaugural event honors the founder of the Marine Sniper Program, Major Jim Land, the most influential man in the Sniper Community. We are thankful to be part of this amazing opportunity to honor a pioneer in the sniper community,” said Dr. Johnny Garcia CEO and Founder of SimIS Incorporated.


According to a report from Dexterto, one of the rarer items slated to land in the Fortnite item shop is the Assault Trooper skin. Uncovered by a dataminer by the name of MystxcLeaks over on Twitter, this outfit provides a less-flashy alternative for players who prefer to let their skills speak for themselves. The Assault Trooper skin should show up in the Fortnite item shop sometime between today, August 15, and this Saturday, August 18. It's an uncommon outfit, and purchasing it should set players back 800 V-Bucks.


The area that became no-mans-land between the trenches became a hellish region, blasted by shelling, strewn with barbed wire and booby traps, the final resting place of thousands of infantrymen from both sides.


The 35 Cabo Flybridge is a proven winner and built just for Cabo San Lucas sport fishing. The sniper offers everything you will need to land that dream fish including an excellent tournament ready crew.


To pull a trigger and have it hit a target thousands of metres away is a remarkable feat. It requires fine-tuned physical and cognitive skills, coupled with a savant-like awareness of how a bullet travelling over 1,000 kilometres per hour will interact with the complex environmental conditions along its trajectory. Indeed, long-range sniping is a combination of physics, art and luck. Here we look at the obstacles that stand between a sniper and their target, and how they adjust to land the shot.


With the area containing a set of Anti-Air Guns near the beach, some single-story barracks, and a sizable administration complex more inland, a squad can easily move around and be in the fight no matter their Loadout, so long as the safe area stretches north for the first few collapses.


Earlier this year iMining established its wholly owned subsidiary MAG in order to help corporations and major brands step into the metaverse. MAG bought these properties in the secondary market and afterwards it developed the infrastructure for both parcels of lands in the Manhattan District.


Previously conducted as the Jaeger Shot Competition, European Best Squad and European Best Sniper Squad, the competition tests marksmanship skills, physical prowess, land navigation, and mental agility while engaging in a team building competition. More than 25 sniper teams from 15 nations compete annually in the U.S. Army Europe and Africa-directed, 7th Army Training Command hosted, European Best Sniper Team Competition held at the Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany.


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M14, basically a product improved M1 Garand, performed well as a infantry rifle. The M14 had an effective range of 500 yards (460m). The M14 used a standard NATO 7.62mm cartridge in a 20-round magazine. The M14 was the standard Army infantry rifle, until replaced by the mass fielding of the M16 5.56mm rifle in 1966-1967. Some M14s were equipped with a bipod for use as a squad automatic weapons. However, the M14 displayed an erratic dispersion pattern, excessive recoil, and muzzle climb when fired as an automatic rifle. M14A1. The Army designed the model M14A1 to overcome these problems, but it was too light to become a truly successful replacement for the M1918 series BAR, and production was halted in 1963. The M14A1 featured a full pistol grip and a folding forward hand grip. M14 National Match (1959) was used in the semi-automatic mode only. The M14NM had special sight parts and barrels selected especially for accuracy.The XM21 Sniper Rifle was developed jointly by the Army Weapons Command (Rock Island, IL), Combat Development Command (Ft. Benning, Ga), and the Limited Warfare Agency (Aberdeen, MD). The XM21 was an accurized M14 National Match (NM) semi-automatic rifle equipped with a Leatherwood 3X-9X Adjustable Ranging Telescope (ART). The Rock Island Arsenal converted 1,435 M14NM rifles to XM21 sniper rifles for initial fielding to Vietnam in 1969. The rifle was initially fielded with a hardwood stock, which was later replaced with a fiberglass stock. The XM21 was officially type classified M21 in 1975, though it had been informally called the M21 since December 1969. It was the primary Army sniper rifle of the Vietnam war and remained standard until replaced by the bolt-action M24 Sniper Weapon System beginning in 1988. The M21 was accurate to 750 yards (690m). The rifle used U.S. match grade M118 NATO 7.62mm cartridges, in five-round or 20-round magazines. The ART telescope featured a variable magnification power of from 3X to 9X, for adjustable ranging between 300m and 900m. This adjustable ranging feature removed much of the guesswork from aiming at the target. The ART was ballistically matched with U.S. M118 NATO ammunition (1,800).The M24 Sniper Weapon System, fielded in 1988, represents a return to bolt action sniper rifles by the US Army. As in the US Marine M40A1, the M24 uses the Remington 700 receiver group, although the reciever has been made for adaptation to take the .300 Winchester Magnum round. The stock (HS Precision) is made of a composite of Kevlar, graphite and fibreglass bound together with epoxy resins, and features an aluminium bedding block and adjustable butt plate. A detachable bipod can be attached to the stocks fore-end. The M24 is equipped with a 10X fixed Leupold M3 Ultra telescope.


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