Weapon Issue

Basic Cadet Training encompasses a lot of different and extremely important military training designed to instill or shape our behaviors as women & men in the profession of arms.


As a 23 year Enlisted Airman who spent 5 of those years as an Academy Military Training NCO at USAFA, two of my most favorite values just happen to be Attention to Detail and Excellence in all We do and both of these values are very important when it comes to maintaining a weapon. 


The M14, is an American select-fire battle rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 in) ammunition. It became the standard-issue rifle for the U.S. military in 1959 replacing the M1 Garand rifle in the U.S. Army by 1958 and the U.S. Marine Corps by 1965 until being replaced by the M16 rifle beginning in 1968. 

This morning Executioners, Flying Tigers and Guts were issued thier weapons and those photos have been edited and loaded into thier squadron gallery.  

Tomorrow Aggressors, Hellcats, Barbarians and Cobras' weapon issue photos will hit the galleries.  That leaves Demons! Due to scheduling limitations they will get thier M14s next week, keep an eye out for that blog. 

To see the photos from the sessions this morning, head over to or click here.