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The MA-1 is more than a jacket. It's an American classic that dates back to the early 1950s when it was issued to U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. Over a half a century later it's become a staple of menswear and a must-have jacket for every man's closet. Here's why they're flying out of the warehouse. ... 1. The MA-1 was engineered for comfort.  The MA-1 was designed because bulky leather pilot jackets would become wet from rain or perspiration and the water would freeze at high altitudes. Also, at the time cockpits were cramped and filled with new equipment. Speedy access in an out of the...

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Tech. Sgt. Jason Cangemi, an armorer for the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing test fires an M4 carbine during a multi-day training course at the firing range. While the muzzle flash here seems impressive, under real-world tactical conditions it would likely be extremely muted through the use of a supressor. The live-fire training consisted of multiple events, including tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals and night-time shooting. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy) Products Featured: Tactical Jacket, Tactical Pants, Tactical Vest, Tactical Gloves, Tactical Helmet Members of the 103rd...

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