Arete 3.25.23

Military No, the VA isn’t going to reduce your disability payments if you make too much money, Task & Purpose MORALE: U.S. Navy Sinking Morale, Strategy Page America Is Still Reeling from The Consequences of The Iraq War, 1945 Army Identifies Command Sergeant Major Who Was Killed Alongside 3 Children, Fort Bliss Sergeant Major […]

Industrial Products, Unintentional Defects and Other Unwanted Additives Our Foods Contain

By René Eastin, MTI Contributor According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) it is “economically impractical to grow, harvest, or process raw products that are totally free of non-hazardous, naturally occurring, unavoidable defects.”  These defects are defined as “expected contaminants” and include maggot and insect fragments, hair, animal feces, parasitic cysts, and all other […]

My “Gear Creep” Experience with Gravel Cycling

By Jim Spengler, MTI Contributor I’ve always derived deep satisfaction in hard physical pursuits outdoors. At 33, I found myself wanting another outlet beyond running, hiking, and the occasional mountain trip out west. However, living in my area of Virginia presents a quandary. It does not really lend itself to river sports or mountain sports. […]

Mini Study: Short Sprints outperform Heavy Squats and Lunges to Improve 3-Mile Run Times

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Short sprints of 50m, 100m and 200m out performed a strength progression of heavy lunges and back squats to improve 3-Mile Run times for remote, veteran, MTI athletes. Background Multiple scholarly studies have been conducted to research the impact of heavy resistance training on distance running. Research has found that […]

Arete 3.18.23

Military VFW post commander who faked serving in the Marines is sentenced to prison, Military News The Army keeps getting smaller, Army Times Strategic Amnesia: The U.S. Army’s Stubborn Rush to Its Next War, Real Clear Defense Addressing the U.S. Military Recruiting Crisis, War on the Rocks Army to Test Out its New Guns in […]

The Glint of Small Antlers

  By Joe Hogan, MTI Contributor I was born to an outdoorsy family in Upstate New York. My maternal grandfather was a consummate outdoorsman, who’s lineage had been roaming the forests and mountains of the Northeast since the colonial era. My father was brought into the lifestyle by marriage and the stories of their Adirondack […]

A Leader’s Guide to Leading and Managing a Part Time SWAT/SRT Team

Andrew Klinger, MTI Contributor In my previous assignment I served as the operations officer for our USAF Security Forces Squadron. In this capacity I had the same roles and responsibilities as a patrol lieutenant, overseeing the day-to-day functions of our unit. I had several different additional duties, but my favorite was as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) […]

Arete 3.11.23

Military US Army Tests Cutting Edge Parachute System, Soldier Systems The U.S. Must Defeat Mexico’s Drug Cartels, WSJ Special Operations Boss Vows to Stamp Out ‘Corrosive’ Misconduct After String of Problems, Military News Air Force Wants Faster A-10 Retirements, Defense One Sixth-Generation Aircraft: How the B-21 Raider Will Transform Air Warfare, 1945 The Marine Corps […]

How a Human Trafficking Assignment Made Me a Better Police Officer

By Charles Miller, MTI Contributor Being in law enforcement and the military over the last thirty or so years, I have served in a variety of positions. I have worked in patrol positions, investigative positions, and tactical positions. I have had many successes and failures during that time but lately have come to a place […]