Articles by Brendan McGarry





Soldiers with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task force Red Horse, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, discuss plans to maneuver into Pacha Khak village while conducting a dismounted patrol, Parwan province, Afghanistan, April 7, 2011. (U.S. Army photo/Kristina Gupton)

The Top 10 Kit Up Posts of 2016

Here’s a look at the 10 most read stories of the year on Kit Up: 1. Congress Wants to Know Why Soldiers, Marines Don’t Use…



The Army has reportedly stopped testing blast gauges made by BlackBox Biometrics, a firm initially funded by the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. (Photo courtesy BlackBox Biometrics)

Report: Army Mothballs Helmet Blast Gauges

The U.S. Army has reportedly stopped an effort to collect and analyze data from blast gauges mounted on helmets and clothing to detect battlefield injuries,…



Engineers and designers at the U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new groin protector to better protect soldiers from genital injuries. (U.S. Army photo/David Kamm)

Army to Field New Groin Protector

The U.S. Army has patented and plans to field a new groin protector to better shield soldiers from genital injuries, the service announced. The harness,…





A U.S. Army XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement (CDTE) System sits on display during a congressional visit to safeguard military bases in New Jersey at Picatinny Arsenal, Rockaway Township, N.J., Feb. 6, 2015. The XM25 CDTE fires 25 mm grenades that can be set to explode in mid-air at or near a target. (Air National Guard Photo/Matt Hecht)

Army Spills Black Ink All Over XM25 Report

As a reporter who has covered the Defense Department for years, I’m fairly accustomed to questionable redactions in official reports. But the extent to which…




A specialist provides mounted security with a M240-B machinegun during a humanitarian mission in Taji, Iraq, on Aug. 13, 2006. (Photo by Kevin Bromley/U.S. Army)

Telling Tales from Ramadi

From laying down suppressive fire with Humvee-mounted M240 machine guns to rescuing American and Iraqi troops in trouble, soldiers are featured throughout Anthony Deane’s new…