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Blind Gunslinger

At 27, Carey McWilliams became the first totally blind person in the USA to acquire a conceal and carry permit. Despite weapons training during his ROTC years, McWilliams has faced opposition to his right to bear arms from both the media and public officials.

Once fervently against hunting, McWilliams now views hunting as a way to connect to a system greater than himself and cope with PTSD brought on by a recent violent dog attack. In his down time, he carries a loaded pistol to the grocery store. 

VICE headed to North Dakota to witness life as America’s foremost blind outdoorsman and gun enthusiast. 

Growing up in a small town, U.S. Air Force Col. Mona Lisa Tucker knew the importance of focusing on academics to ensure a bright future. She explains her path through Air Force ROTC and the wealth of opportunities around the world that the Air Force has provided her.

Hey y'all! Cadet Ash here!

So I decided to do a tutorial on how to correctly salute for Captain America cosplays (or any other military cosplay.)

Usually when I see Capt. cosplayers saluting, they are usually doing it incorrect (which is totally not their fault mind you, I used to be one of them. Look!) 

So first you’ll want to stand at attention: which is standing straight with feet at about a 90 degree angle.Hands slightly bent and at your sides. Your pants seam is a good indicator.

Then you want your right arm straight out, almost shoulder height before you bend your elbow.

Your hand should be as straight as possible with the thumb flat against the side. The hand will stop near your brow and your palm should barely not be showing . If you wear glasses, it’ll stop at the brim.

Bend your elbow to about a 45 degree angle.

 Now you know how to salute!