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The Briefing for 12.13.2019 | From Military Times

The Briefing for  12.13.2019 | From Military Times


– All right, here we go. (upbeat music) This is the briefing for
the week of December 13th. A look at what you
missed from the headlines while you were stuck in SERE training. Let’s pop our heads up. (upbeat music) Underwater bullets, is that possible? US Special Operations Command this week started its testing ammunition
that can be fired underwater as a new kind of weapons
for special operators. One of those bullets,
created by DSG Technologies, it’s tipped with tungsten
and creates a gas bubble that allows it to slice through
the water at lethal speeds. No word yet on when Special
Operations might field the super-cavitating bullets
but we’ll be on the lookout. Over to Afghanistan. (upbeat music) A-10 Thunderbolts were back in the skies, over Marjah recently. The word hawks with the 313rd expeditionary
fighter squadron were in support of Afghan forces and US Special Operations troops battling Taliban in the area. Afghan officials said 37
Taliban fighters were killed and more than 100 IEDs removed in operations to clear the area. Next, let’s talk about football. (upbeat music) The United States Military
Academy at West Point has removed a motto from a flag used by the school’s football team because of its connection to hate groups. The phrase God Forgives, Brothers Don’t, was indicated on a skull
And crossbones on the flag. The phrase has been linked
to the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacy group. Turning to college ball, Army and Navy have unveiled throwback uniforms for their annual gridiron
classic this Saturday. This year Navy opted for a
simplified golden blue call back to the Annapolis squads of the 1960s. while Army picked a drab olive palette to honor the 1st Cavalry Division and the birth of Air
Mobility in the Vietnam War. The two teams will meet for the 120th time on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Army has won the past
three games in the matchup. Now down to Fort Bragg. (upbeat music) An Army Sergeant was recently convicted of conspiring to marry
soldiers to immigrants in a scheme to gain cash
and benefits for soldiers. In return, the immigrants
would gain legal residency. The sham marriage ring was facilitated by a culinary specialist, from the 3rd Expeditionary Command, who authorities said was
taken down in a sting by an investigator posing
as a potential wife. Now it’s time for a new edition
of Military Times Explains. (upbeat music) In this edition of
Military Times Explains, we learn about sitting
volleyball, one of the sports, included in the annual Invictus
Games, let’s take a look. (upbeat music) – My name is Staff Sergeant Kevin Greene, I am a Air Force Reservist. December 16, 2014, I lost my limb with a lady texting and driving. Volley ball came about, when I first got into Air
Force Wounded Warrior Program in September, 2018, at
my first care event, that’s when I got introduced to adaptive sports volleyball,
sitting volleyball. (upbeat music) The rules to the game is just
like stand up volleyball. You have six people on the court, those positions remains the
same of stand up volleyball. The rules of scoring still the same. We’re doing a rolling score. So every time the ball
crosses the line on each side, each team get the point. The biggest difference
of adaptive volleyball is that you must strike the ball with one of your buttcheeks on the ground. So one of your cheeks just have to be on the ground
when you strike the ball. That’s the biggest difference. Yes, you can spike the
ball in sitting volleyball, the hits are still the
same, nothing’s changed. As a amputee, you will
typically use your (mumbles) that you have, to push
up to help you slide Now if you’re a double amputee, you use the most of your shoulder, so your upper body and
core is a big factor on how you move on the floor. Another thing that you use, utilizing, is your ankle on a sense of, just having that mobility and flexibility of your hamstrings, your ankles because you are bending
your knees at the net. Having like a six foot five
wingspan helps too a lot. (upbeat music) – And let’s go out this
week on a high note. A national guardsman out of
Delaware has raised enough money to fly home a stray cat he
adopted in Kabul, Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Dan Brissey,
made friends with a cat he named Sully and put on an appeal for help to fly the feline home. He raised the money in two
days, any extra donations, will go toward the shelter
where Sully was kept. The only one of its kind in Afghanistan. That’s it for this week on The Briefing. Check us out on all
the social media places and get on the holiday shopping
while you still have time. Thanks for watching. (upbeat music)

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