army

An essential guide to all things army; explore the intricate structure of units, troops, ranks and roles that work together to keep our borders safe.

A Soldier Who Flew Higher...
As I walked through the already opened door, I felt that my tears were hotter than the rest of my body. I looked down to see one ladybug jumping from person to person as they entered the room. Right a...
Sean Romero19 days ago
Anxiety and Depression = 22
22, that's the number on average a day veterans take their lives. While we are inundated with that number whenever we have an event, or get ready to deploy, for some that number is just that, a number...
Randy Sinclair19 days ago
The Nest
To feel the cold wind across my cheeks would tend to be a pleasurable experience in most cases, but not in this one. The wind only makes the reminder of where I am and where I have been for the past w...
Hannah Shulla month ago
Sniper
Days are long, nights are cold. At times I find myself numb from the chill, all but my fingers and toes which ache and burn, try as I may to warm my frozen blood. I can’t shake, no matter how hard the...
Jacob Derin2 months ago
The Courage of the Cowardly Soul
Chapter 1: A Stranger in a Strange Land The crash of mortar shells and the whistle of distant incendiary devices are but a small part of the echoes war leaves in the heart. The shadows of combat are o...
Buddy Brown2 months ago
How To Prepare for Joining the Army
Being a military member is not an easy decision to make—or rather, it shouldn't be one. If you want to join the military police force, or just become an Army doctor, then it's assumed that you have pu...
Fayth Stewart3 months ago
Soft Orders
Soon we will discover how drastically or minimally our lives will change, depending on where they decide to send you. To be honest, it's not like our every wish and need will be met at our convenience...
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Katie 5 months ago
This Army Life Is Crazy Part 1
September 12th was the day my life changed forever. I got on a plane to St. Louis, Missouri to start my army career...and let me tell you it was interesting. As soon as I boarded my flight I was nervo...
Donald Gray6 months ago
Items for Every Army Basic Training Packing List
You're in the Army, now! Chances are you're unsure of what to pack before heading off to basic training, and that's not a bad thing. Not every recruit will be as prepared as the next one, and even few...
Iggy Paulsen6 months ago
Career Opportunities in the Army
Joining the Army or the Marine Corps often tends to bring up a certain image in peoples' minds. Most of the time, people tend to think that Army enrollees always spend their work lives carrying around...
Adrian Scott6 months 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 months 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 Balser6 months 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...
Jayres Green7 months ago
Hell's Memory
Two nights have passed since Private Douglas was gunned down, nearly sawed in half by the relentless wave of lead raining down on us. He is gone, yet, I sit here watching his chest rise and fall as if...
Josh Napper8 months ago
Fly High Sir
I just want to dedicate this to a man who I’ve never met yet I feel like he’s right beside me. I know he’s looking down at me, hopefully with a smile and nod of approval. But I must say I'm sorry that I let you down sir, cause I boarded the plane back to Michigan and left her down in Missouri. I made the promise to take care of her and to protect her from evil as best as I can, yet I have no idea how I'm supposed to keep that, and I haven’t found a way since I came back home and she's 589 miles ...
Taylor Markarian8 months ago
Benefits of Being an Army Recruiter
Being an army recruiter might not seem glamorous, but this position offers more perks than you would think. When an army recruiter goes out to talk to people and future army prospects, they have value...
KAT Aguilar8 months ago
Life After the Military
I was only eighteen when I enlisted in the United States Army. I decided to go army because Air Force took too long and I wasn’t ready to go to college. I was the first in my family to join, and the b...
Jakayla Gilbert8 months ago
I'm Sorry Baby
I put on my pants, I put on my shirt, I put on my jacket, and laced up my boots. I look into the corner of the room to see you holding our daughter with tears in your eyes. I pick up my bag and go to ...