The Air Force takes a lot of flak for its image as the cushier, more civilianized branch of the military, and while today’s airmen have done a great deal to end that stereotype, it persists.
Probably because videos like this are still floating around the internet.
Let’s be real though, after having served on active duty in the military, it’s hard to blame anyone for wanting to have the best of both worlds.
There’s a self-assured swagger and charm to the advertisement, due in large part to the silky smooth jazz in the background and singer Dionne Warwick’s narration.
“Even guys who have already started to build themselves a good life can gain a lot by joining up with their local Air Force Reserve unit,” says Warwick. “You can keep that good thing going while you earn, learn, and travel, and do an important job for your country.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
A Coalition convoy stops to test fire their M2 machine guns and MK19 Grenade Launcher in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in the Deir ez-Zor province, Syria, Nov. 22, 2018 (U.S. Army/Sgt. Matthew Crane)
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suicide bomber drove his car into a checkpoint in northeastern Syria on Monday, injuring several soldiers of Kurdish-led forces during a joint convoy with U.S. allies, locals said.
Video game company Blizzard Entertainment, which creates blockbuster franchises like World of Warcraft and Overwatch, has stood behind veteran employment for years. On top of hiring veterans, they support many related programs, including Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty Endowment. Blizzard's goal there is to help veterans find careers by supporting organizations that prepare veterans for the job market.
A combat patrol advanced three miles north of Lucca (furthermost point occupied by American troops) to contact an enemy machine gun nest in September 1944 as part of the Italian Campaign (DoD/National Archives and Records Administration)
World War II Army veteran Milton Miller says he has never forgotten an act of cowardice by his platoon leader.
It happened in the Alban Hills south of Rome following the Allied Forces' amphibious invasion on the Italian beaches of Anzio in January 1944.