10 Books About WWI That Will Make You Think
In today's society, people are too often ignorant of certain historical events of great significance. While pop culture has heavily analyzed World War II—among other wars in American history (even tha...
Rich Monetti4 days ago
Ricardo Khan’s 'Fly' Takes off with the Tuskegee Airmen
In 2008, as director Ricardo Khan was co-writing Fly with Trey Ellis, he made sure to be present when the Tuskegee Airmen were being honored at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. His realization w...
The History of the Rebel Yell
I don't know whether to thank or admonish Billy Idol for his hit, new wave album Rebel Yell. Sure, he ensured that the term "rebel yell" exists at the forefront of the American lexicon for a few more ...
Marielle Sabbag12 days ago
'All Quiet on the Western Front'—Food for Sustenance
All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, is considered the greatest war novel of all time. The perspective of the story takes place from a soldier on the enemy side of World War I. Rea...
Bill Shaffir13 days ago
How to Become an Army Recruiter
The United States Army Recruiting Command's (USAREC) motto is “Provide The Strength;” and to do this, the army demands aspiring recruiters to meet set high standards before they can become an Army rec...
Cato Conroy15 days ago
The 10 Most Disturbing Books About World War II
Two nuclear explosions. 80 million dead. More war crimes than any other event in human history. Entire continents turned upside-down. That's World War II in a nutshell. For many people, World War II i...
Cato Conroy15 days ago
The 10 Most Disturbing Books About World War II
Two nuclear explosions. 80 million dead. More war crimes than any other event in human history. Entire continents turned upside-down. That's World War II in a nutshell. For many people, World War II i...
10 Heartbreaking Books About WWII
World War II was a traumatic time in the history of the human race, but if you don't have quite the right stomach for the best war movies streaming right now, then there are many heartbreaking books a...
Nicola P. Young2 months ago
Things Your Military Recruiter Won't Tell You
Military recruiters, like any profession, are a mixed bag. Some, most even, will do their best to answer your questions honestly and give you the most accurate picture of the military that they can pr...
Bill Shaffir2 months ago
How Common is Sexual Assault in the Military?
When the Department of Defense decided to track data on sexual assault in the military, they were overwhelmed with requests for the data to be made available to the public. The United States military,...
Skye Hartman2 months ago
My American Heroes
As Remembrance Day nears us in 2018, I want to take some time to honor the veterans in my life. I didn't know the men in the picture above very well, but the impact they've had on my family is indelib...
Carolena Trissel3 months ago
10 Tips for Military Spouses on Your First Deployment
Your husband or wife is gone and you feel like you've been left behind. Scratch that attitude! In order to survive deployment, you’re going to need to keep a positive attitude. There will be lots of s...
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.
Tabatha Trigler2 months ago
Growing Up as a Military Brat
I grew up as an Air Force brat, my father was a fighter pilot and my mother dedicated her life to taking care of the children. Both of their sacrifices have led me to the place I am now. While I was n...
Skye Hartman2 months ago
My American Heroes
As Remembrance Day nears us in 2018, I want to take some time to honor the veterans in my life. I didn't know the men in the picture above very well, but the impact they've had on my family is indelib...
Surviving My Life as a Military Wife
In 2009, I married the love of my life! He is charming, funny, a great listener, and the best friend I've ever had in life. We still get each other, even after eleven years of wedded bliss. It hasn't ...
Fred Eugene Park24 days ago
Why Military Veterans Have a Hard Time Getting a Job
There are few bigger sacrifices that an individual can make than fighting for their country. Around the world, our military helps to keep our citizens and civilians everywhere safe from terror. Though...
Bill Shaffir2 months ago
10 Things to Know When Dating a Veteran
So, you just met the person of your dreams and now you’re faced with the reality of dating a veteran of the US military. Don’t fret. It can be one of the most worthwhile experiences of your life. Many...
Darrius Dickerson2 months ago
Getting Lost...
I’m not sure whether it was the mini-movie marathon, the introspective sounds of the late, great Fela Kuti, or a combination of the two, but I recently realized that I had suppressed some memories fro...
Jennifer York4 months ago
John A. Rawlins
Prudence: Do you not find sometimes, as if those things were vanquished, which at other times are your perplexity? —John Bunyan, Pilgrim's Progress The complicated, historically important relationship...
Jennifer Yorka year 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 Caunea year 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 ...
The History of the Rebel Yell
I don't know whether to thank or admonish Billy Idol for his hit, new wave album Rebel Yell. Sure, he ensured that the term "rebel yell" exists at the forefront of the American lexicon for a few more ...
Rich Monetti18 days ago
The Burning of Bedford and the Local Collector who Holds Two Brown Bess Rifles that Were Present
236 years have passed since the war for American independence ended. Far from the foregone conclusion that history implies, the collective remembrance we accept plays more like a quaint little 18th Ce...
Patrick Hollis22 days ago
Christmas Truce
The mention of the First World War usually conjures up the image of desolate battlefields, dead and dying soldiers, and a grinding war of attrition in the trenches. Yet one event in the months of the ...
George Herman2 months ago
Things People Don't Tell You About Life in the Navy
Though there are tales as old as time, being in the military is one of those "you have to see to believe" life experiences. It's impossible to realistically imagine life in the Navy unless you've live...
Morgan E. Westling3 months ago
How to Prepare for Joining the Navy
Joining the Navy is a huge decision for anyone to make. For most men and women making this choice, going through the enlistment process is their first experience as an adult after receiving their high...
Laney O'Hare3 months ago
The Scorned Sailor
A man had two women in his life. One of them was his beloved girlfriend, the other a longtime family friend. He cared and cherished them both. They each held a special place in his heart. However, his...
Patty Ramsena month ago
10 Civilian Jobs Similar to Military Life
When you leave the military, you may be worried about your transition to regular civilian jobs. However, there are civilian jobs similar to military life that won’t be too much of an uprooting for you...
Brad Gould5 months ago
10 Traits Military Recruiters Look for in Potential Soldiers
So you may want to join the military? Bravery, courage, hard work, and selflessness are just some character traits that you can expect military recruiters to look for when they are assessing whether o...
Bill Shaffir5 months ago
Things to Consider When Deciding to Join the US Military
If you're thinking about serving in the military, congratulations on considering such a big and important step in your life! However, are you fully prepared for military life? Do you have any misconce...
Bill Shaffir13 days ago
How to Become an Army Recruiter
The United States Army Recruiting Command's (USAREC) motto is “Provide The Strength;” and to do this, the army demands aspiring recruiters to meet set high standards before they can become an Army rec...
Peace in the Middle East
Approaching the seventh anniversary of my “Freedom Day” (when I got out of the service), it seems fitting that I would take some time to reflect on a few more of my memories from that experience. Almo...
Darrius Dickerson2 months ago
The Desert's for Startin' Over
I finally cheated on my diet. After about a month and a half of vigorously avoiding meat, the inevitable happened. Sadly, it wasn’t even something sexy, like most of us “Broccoli Heads” cheat with. In...
Jesse Kinney9 months ago
10 Tactical Folding Knives for Survival & Self-Defense
Whatever your situation is, whether you want to join the military, you're an active member of the military, or just in the market for survival gear, you'll want to look into the best possible equipmen...
Rowan Marley9 months ago
Best Military Boots for Flat Feet
It's a well-known fact that having flat feet can be one of the things that disqualify you from joining the Armed Forces. Many people who want to join the National Guard are actually turned away becaus...
Jesse Kinney9 months ago
Best Military Smartwatches on the Market
If you're anything like me, everyone around you has a smartwatch, raved about it, and annoyed you to the point where you had to get one too. Or maybe you're in the "annoyer" category and forced a frie...
Bill Shaffira month ago
10 Famous Writers Who Joined the Military
There’s something about military service that changes a person. For that reason, it’s only natural for these men who served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps to want to write about their e...
Nicola P. Young2 months ago
Things Your Military Recruiter Won't Tell You
Military recruiters, like any profession, are a mixed bag. Some, most even, will do their best to answer your questions honestly and give you the most accurate picture of the military that they can pr...
Tristan DeJesus9 months ago
So You (May) Want to Join the Military
Thinking about joining the armed services or about serving your country? Here is a 19-year-old with quite some experience grappling with becoming a new member of the military, adapting to this lifesty...
Kenny Karahuta3 months ago
Marine
Marine By: Kenaniah L.M. Karahuta Friday; October 12th, 2018 A marine never lies, never cheats, never steals. A marine never compromises or gives up the fight. Lacking in the ability to accept defeat,...
Elizabeth Fraser4 months ago
The Hurt of the Silenced
I am a Marine. I haven’t been in for too long and yet I have managed to see so many flaws in the system. My greatest concerns surround assault. By assault, I mean rape. I was assaulted in January of 2...
James Porterson7 months ago
How To Prepare for Joining the Marines
Deciding to join the military is a huge commitment. Deciding to join the U.S. Marines is an even bigger one, even with all the myths about the Marines that civilians believe. With the most stringent p...
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Brian 23 days ago
My Review of 'The Hunting Party'
The Hunting Party stars Richard Gere, Terrence Howard and Jesse Eisenberg—three pretty popular big name actors right about now but this movie came out back in 2007. I don't quite remember their star p...
Jesse Kinney5 months ago
10 Gory War Movies on Netflix
Despite removing some of their best titles in the war genre, Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge and Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan come to mind, there is still an abundance of gory war movies on Netfl...
Shandi Pace5 months ago
'Dunkirk' Changes the Game: One Year Later
Dunkirk isn’t your typical war movie, but it’s certainly Christopher Nolan at his best. It's been a little over a year since the release of this epic wartime masterpiece and it's time to dive into wha...
Paul Barker2 months ago
Everything You Need to Know Before Joining the Air Force
Enlisting in the United States armed forces is a serious commitment that requires a conscientious decision-making process. If you're thinking about joining the Air Force, it's a good idea to inform yo...
Dominic Martin5 months ago
Are Airborne Forces Fundamentally Flawed as an Instrument of Strategy?
Many states around the world have airborne units, but it’s not often that they are used in airborne operations in modern warfare. So, what is the need for airborne forces? Are they fundamentally flawe...
Patrick Boniface6 months ago
Aerial Combat Ace: Werner Voss
Had Werner Voss survived the legendary dogfight on September 23, 1917 he could have gone on to rival his friend and colleague Richthofen as the greatest of all German World War One combat aces. As it ...
Morgan E. Westling2 months ago
Ways to Reintegrate into Society After Deployment
When a military family member returns home from a deployment cycle, it is understandable for everyone to be both anxious and excited. However, what family members may not realize is that when service ...
Mike Mavenful2 months ago
Military Routines Every Civilian Should Do
Simplifying your life and creating a routine can help you accomplish goals and get more done, which is something we could all benefit from. Well, it is no secret that the marine corps has special tips...
Brittany Knight3 months ago
How to Survive Military Relationships
OK, so your S.O. (significant other) is in the military. First, I'd like to thank you for choosing to embark on this crazy journey! Second, you go Glen Coco. Being in a relationship can be tough work....