I am sure a lot of you by now have seen materials from it or are at least aware of the British Army’s new recruitment campaign targeting certain groups of Millennials, like the social justice warriors for example. These groups they are going after are generally not the type of people who are military material and in their doing it they are not making the Army look “cool”.
The US Army on the other hand has done just that at times, make the Army look cool. It’s Be All That You Can Be commercials in the 1980’s and even going into the early 90’s made joining and being a part of it actually look like it was. It lost touch with that over time though. But it appears things are changing and they are back in touch with the concept of making it look cool and with that more likely to appeal to those who would actually consider joining the military.
In this video we take a look at their new recruitment campaign they are rolling out and compare it to the British Army’s recruitment campaign.
US Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson is a real life hero both in the military and in everyday life. Col. Gadson lost both of his legs in May 2007, from an IED bomb & continues this day serving in the US Army. Colonel Gadson is the Commander of Fort Belvoir, VA and he oversees daily operations of the post. He is a graduate of West Point, the class of 1989. I learned of Col. Gadson when I watched the movie - Battleship. He had a major role in this movie. If you want to read about a real life hero Google his name. It is time well spent on a good man.
This game is a hack of "Metal Slug 5". It adds the ability to change to big (fat) when you press start as well as changing back to normal and once you have picked up a weapon you can change weapons by pressing D.
A research installation developing the next-generation of Metal Slugs is attacked by unknown forces and a disk containing Metal Slug secrets is stolen. Ordered to recover the disk, Marco and Tarma follow in hot pursuit. Meanwhile, Eri and Fio, investigating the Ptolemaic Army, a paramilitary syndicate active in archeological excavation, catch up with them at an ancient ruin, 'The Corridor of Fire'. The two try to storm and seize the site but are repulsed by the natives and giant Metal Slugs. This incident proves it was the Ptolemaic Army that stole the Metal Slug secrets. The military subsequently launches a second raid by the elite PF squad and Sparrows on the 'The Corridor of Fire' to recover the secrets and destroy the syndicate!!!
Shock Troopers pits the players against a mighty terrorist group who are holding a girl hostage, in order to force her grandfather to surrender a powerful drug which will enable the terrorists to control the minds of the grandfather's soldiers and create a huge, unstoppable army.
Shock Troopers is a multi-directional scrolling shoot-em-up for one or two players that builds upon the foundations laid by Capcom's 1985 classic, "Commando (Capcom)" and also borrows heavily from Commando's sequel, '"Mercs". As well as enemy troops, players must contend with tanks, choppers and assorted military vehicles, and must also be careful to avoid any of the landmines that litter the levels. Extra weapons and health can be picked up from destroyed enemy vehicles, as well as being found in enemy supply crates. Shock Troopers is effectively three games in one as players can chose one of three different routes; each made up of different levels. The game also offers greater variety of gameplay than other of the genre; with levels having the players travel on the back of fast moving vehicles, climbing a rock face etc.
'...it is actually the miluim (reserves)that are the main force in the army. With yearly training and drills, the IDF’s largest faction of the army, miluim, stays in-shape and ready for any emergency or war'