Rowan Marley9 hours ago
Best Resources for Veterans Returning Home
War is hell. We all know this, but no one knows it better than a veteran who has seen it personally. Those who have done their patriotic duty and are now returning home often end up feeling a new type...
Buddy Browna day ago
Most Memorable Vietnam War Songs
Vietnam was, in many ways, the last serious culturally impactful war that America had seen. The Vietnam War was an unfairly waged war that involved drafting innocent teens to fight an enemy that shoul...
Stephen Cleary2 days ago
Types of Majors You Meet in the Military
You meet a lot of different types of people in the military, majors just being one of a category. These are the top ten majors you meet in the military, and what makes them each so unique. Which did y...
Adrian Scott3 days ago
Ways the Army Should Change Up Its Grooming Regulations
These are the top ten ways the Army should change up its grooming regulations, though mostly spoken from a dreamer's state of mind. The regulations are tough to fight, and will often never be altered,...
Gerald Oppugne4 days ago
Reasons Why Veterans Go Back to War
Do veterans really need to reason why they go back to war? Every single vet among the myriad of unsung heroes have experienced the battlefield in different ways, few ever returning as the same person ...
Iggy Paulsen5 days ago
How to Enlist in the Army Special Forces
The Army Special Forces is one of the most highly respected military branches in the world, and as we all know, Uncle Sam is always looking for a few more good men. The thing is, enlisting in the US A...
Adrian Scott3 days ago
Ways the Army Should Change Up Its Grooming Regulations
These are the top ten ways the Army should change up its grooming regulations, though mostly spoken from a dreamer's state of mind. The regulations are tough to fight, and will often never be altered,...
Jennifer Violet11 days ago
Famous People You Didn't Know Were Marines
Anyone with dedication, courage, and immense passion can enlist in the Marine Corps. While it's the toughest branch out of the US Armed Forces, many people who enlist believe that they're more suited ...
Adrian Scott21 days ago
Most Popular Military Cadences of All Time
Military cadences are a piece of history that describes deployed life to a tee. Still used today, cadences are calls and songs used during drills, marches, and ceremonies. As a way to focus, use expre...
C.C. Curtisa month ago
The Reasons Soldiers Hate on the Marines Will Shock You
All of the United States Armed Forces are there to protect and serve the country. Through battles and wars, these individuals who are enlisted in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force,...
Brooke Clarkea month ago
Military Wife Life
The morning of my husband's deployment wasn't like any other morning. The house was filled with sadness as we prepared for that night where we would say see you later and give our last kiss for nine m...
Ryan Epps2 months ago
Arts in the Armed Forces: Setting the Stage in Service of Our Defenses
Bringing theatrical entertainment to the military and its myriad of families worldwide, Arts in the Armed Forces is a nonprofit organization that seeks to join two seemingly separate communities on on...
Divided By Duty
In a military relationship, service always comes first; what is it like to share your spouse, partner or significant other with the armed forces?
The A-List, Enlisted
Famous figures in the forces; all about the household names that spent time in uniform.
Back on the Homefront
The adjustment from active duty to civilian life is rife with joy, emotion and challenges alike. Ponder the true nature of post-army homecomings and the reality of transitioning from soldier to veteran.
Adrian Scott7 days ago
10 Truths About Being A Military Brat
A military brat is the child of a parent who serves in the United States Armed Services. With its ups and downs, holding the title of a military brat with pride is a commonality between every child of...
Emily Bloyd13 days ago
Goodbye Is Not Forever
Saying goodbye is hard. The goodbyes never get easier, especially knowing that my rock is going to be gone for so long. I thought this time would be different. We’ve been through this before—we know w...
Rachel Blanchard16 days ago
Hidden Economic Struggles of Military Spouses
When it comes to being in a relationship with someone in the military, it can be difficult to adjust to. Even though serving in the military comes with many benefits, being financially comfortable is ...
Rowan Marley9 hours ago
Best Resources for Veterans Returning Home
War is hell. We all know this, but no one knows it better than a veteran who has seen it personally. Those who have done their patriotic duty and are now returning home often end up feeling a new type...
Gerald Oppugne4 days ago
Reasons Why Veterans Go Back to War
Do veterans really need to reason why they go back to war? Every single vet among the myriad of unsung heroes have experienced the battlefield in different ways, few ever returning as the same person ...
Melanie Banar9 days ago
What Happened to Me?
I try to remember the turning point. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to put my finger on one specific event or moment that changed it all. I had such lofty plans for myself. I had such hope. An...
Jennifer York6 months ago
Custer's Last Stand Museum
In the little town of Garryowen, Montana, there's a small museum with a big past. This was the site of the famed Battle of the Little Bighorn. Garryowen sits on what used to be the camp of Sioux chief...
Kenans Caune6 months ago
Of War
Also, known as the Prince of the Brigade, Tommy Prince was a Native American who was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1914. Tommy at an early age was forced to drop out of elementary school to feed his 11 ...
Aaron Loftin6 months ago
Julius Caesar and the Historiography of the Battle of Alesia
Many historians have said that out of his entire life time, his best military achievement in Gaul was winning the Battle of Alesia. What makes this feat extraordinary is the scale and determination of the battle’s two opposing sides, but in what way did Caesar describe the battle of Alesia? On the side of the Gallic armies, an Arverni man named Vercingetorix led a rebellion against Rome bringing many of the tribes of Gaul together in a united front. Being that Gaul was a Roman province and Juliu...
Donald Gray15 days ago
Most Memorable USO Moments in Military History
They weren't involved in the bloodiest battles fought in American history, but there's a good chance they were there. For those who don't know what the USO is, it's a service of love; a sort of collab...
Adrian Scott21 days ago
Most Popular Military Cadences of All Time
Military cadences are a piece of history that describes deployed life to a tee. Still used today, cadences are calls and songs used during drills, marches, and ceremonies. As a way to focus, use expre...
Donald Gray23 days ago
Military Invasions That Changed the Global Map in the 20th Century
The Bay of Pigs invasion is one of the best examples of an unsuccessful military operation, but it also pointed out how the scale of international diplomacy could be altered simply by way of invasion....
j sdfa month ago
How I Joined the US Navy
Ever since I was a little girl, I always knew that one day I was going to join the military. My grandfather was a huge inspiration to me. He was in the army for 20 years and he would always tell me th...
Kristin Jones2 months ago
Hello, Bootcamp
We talked about it six months prior. I had six months to mentally and physically prepare myself. I knew what I was getting myself into and that it would be hard. Every day for six months I knew Decemb...
Kyrabe Stories2 months ago
Navy: My First Man Overboard Experience
I was a part of a helicopter squadron attached to the U.S.S Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier. Our motto was, “We Rescue. We Protect. We Deliver.” I never thought about how much weight those words...
Cato Conroya month ago
Things All Recruits Should Know Before Becoming a Sniper
Sniper. Just the word alone suggests something terrifying—a person whose keen eye, steady hand, and ghost-like ability to hide in wait makes them capable of killing a person without a trace. As far as...
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Brian Taylor2 months ago
Handling Finances in the Military — A Personal Account
Whenever you think of what life is like in the military, what comes to mind first? Is it the assumed thrill of a firefight? Perhaps the excitement of seeing massive explosions? Or maybe you simply thi...
Katie Berkenpas3 months ago
You Can't Control Everything
When I was a junior in high school, I decided that I wanted to join the military. My family was more than a little hesitant at first. I had previously wanted to be a veterinarian, and they couldn't un...
Adrian Scott3 days ago
Ways the Army Should Change Up Its Grooming Regulations
These are the top ten ways the Army should change up its grooming regulations, though mostly spoken from a dreamer's state of mind. The regulations are tough to fight, and will often never be altered,...
Melanie Banar6 days ago
Military Sexual Trauma
I was raped in the US Army. I was discharged after being coerced into a statement saying my claim of rape was incorrect. I was charged with adultery and sodomy. One of my rapists was married. The othe...
Ryan Balser7 days ago
So I Married a Soldier
My name is Ryan, and I married a soldier in the U.S. Army. Perhaps this isn't particularly uncommon, but there are a few things about being the civilian husband that may not be known. I suppose I will...
Jake Pine2 months ago
The Most Powerful Military Nations in the World in 2017
The most powerful military nations in the world in 2017 are determined by a number of factors, with the two most relevant being budget and active personnel. Who spends the most is a good rule of thumb...
Iain Baker2 months ago
In Defence of the Tank # 4: WW2 - Part 1
In the last article we explored tanks and armoured warfare in the First World War. We also explored the first anti-armour weapons and tactics. Tank technology developed rapidly in the inter war years,...
George Nekilan4 months ago
Complete Civilians Guide to Military Watches
How do you think those in the military view navigation, coordinate tactical maneuvers, or even estimate ranges? Built to outlast the toughest events, wether it be dirt, grime, tough climates, and even...
Kevin Simpson2 months ago
Biggest Military Stories of 2017 that Captivated Americans
2017 was a big year for breaking news and stories, and the military was no exception to these big stories. 2017 gave the armed forces a new commander-in-chief and a litany of other stories hit front p...
Will Mowatt2 months ago
Weirdest Weapons Ever Used in Actual Fights
Violence is the brightest thread that runs through human history. Thousands of years and countless resources have been spent developing ever more efficient means of murder. The first person to ever pi...
Lauren Gonzalez3 months ago
A Service of Love
Dating has always been a wonderfully complicated experience people experience in their lives. New relationships make your heart race with anticipation and wonder, and those of us who've experienced a ...
Donald Gray10 days ago
Marine Corps Ball Traditions Every Recruit Should Know
The history of the Marine Corps begins on November 10th, 1775, when a branch of the US Armed Forces was created, in part, as a protective and domestic agent, yet it was intended as a swift and tactica...
C.C. Curtis24 days ago
Myths About Marines That Civilians Believe
Among the strongest groups in the United States Armed Forces, the Marine Corps are truly the toughest. They're the ones trained individually to become riflemen, the first group to go into battle, and ...
Stephen Cleary2 months ago
What Are the Requirements for Joining the Marine Corps?
The requirements for joining the US Marine Corps are not extensive or complicated. However, when considering this path in life, it's important to become acknowledged in the first steps toward doing so...
Mike Charest14 days ago
Oscars Countdown: 'Dunkirk'
Dunkirk takes a less is more approach to the often-glamorized war genre, foregoing over the top heroics for a gritty survival experience. The film’s consistent sense of realism contains just about all...
Greg Bond14 days ago
Worst War Films of All Time
There are so many amazing war movies out there that have been released throughout the years. The majority of war films are based on real-life war events and they're able to tell their extraordinary ta...
Salvador Lorenza month ago
Old School War Movies Every Recruit Needs to Watch
There's no shortage of good war movies, from the likes of the more well-known crowds like Saving Private Ryan and Letters from Iwo Jima, to more less frequented titles, such as The Hunt for Red Octobe...
Mary Parkera month ago
Being a Brat
Most people seem shocked when I ask: "What do you mean by where I'm from? As in hometown? Where was I last? Where I call home?" More seem even more shocked when I answer with my hometown, Misawa Air B...
Jake Pine2 months ago
Questions to Ask Before Joining the Air Force
When thinking about what military branch to enlist in, many people tend to overlook the Air Force. There are a few reasons for this, chief among them being the lack of all time great war movies dealin...
J.N. Lira2 months ago
What's It Like to Have a Significant Other in the Air Force?
“What’s it like to have a significant other in the Air Force?” is a common question people ask me. I go through a series of answers in my head that sounds a lot like this: “I hate being so far apart.”...
Iggy Paulsen5 days ago
How to Enlist in the Army Special Forces
The Army Special Forces is one of the most highly respected military branches in the world, and as we all know, Uncle Sam is always looking for a few more good men. The thing is, enlisting in the US A...
Matt Ga month ago
Shipping APO/AE
Military Mail is a vital communication link with members of our armed forces. All Military Mail is treated as domestic mail, even if the destination is a foreign country. This means that even though t...
Stephi O'Connell4 months ago
The Stresses of Planning a Wedding With a Military Man
It is wonderful to finally find the man of your dreams. It is even more wonderful knowing that he is not only perfect to you but amazing to this country. My fiancé is in the Navy and gets deployed six...