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5 Military Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following
There’s no doubt that military photos are cool. They provide insight into military life, document history, and make for some great desktop backgrounds. But getting the best and most unique pictures isn’t always as simple as a Google search. Fortunately, the rise of Instagram as the premier platform for sharing images has enabled vets, active-duty service members, and enthusiasts to post and share their own photos. Here’s a few of the best military-related Instagram accounts.
A combat correspondent in the Marine Corps, Callahan’s page has photos from across the spectrum of military life. From Recon Marines, firefighters, and AH-1 Cobra gunships, to experimental robots, Australian troops, and gas mask training, Callahan posts plenty of unique photos. He’s got some video content that’s worth checking out, too.
A photo posted by Matthew Callahan (@bridgingthegap__) on
2. Military_History If you’re a “Throwback Thursday” fan, then check out this page. Focused on historical military images, there’s a ton of varied photos here. From the Civil War to the War on Terror, military_history provides snapshots of history, such as this one of Elvis Presley being sworn in as an Army draftee in 1958. If you want iconic imagery, give it a look.
A charity organization focused on Naval Special Warfare personnel, SEAL Future Fund has an impressive presence on Instagram. With dozens of unique photos of SEALs on deployment, there's plenty to see. For anyone obsessed with high-speed gear, the page offers some great training photos of SEAL weapons and equipment. Also, check out the SEAL version of a dog picture.
A photo posted by SEAL Future Fund (@sealfuturefund) on
If you’re a fan of Mat Best’s YouTube shenanigans, then you’ll probably love what’s on his Instagram account. Under the banner of his company, Article 15 Clothing, Best and his compatriots are maintaining the same brand brash humor that got them to the top of internet military comedy. There’s also some cool extras, like behind the scenes photos from video shoots, range pictures, and some of Mat’s photos from his days serving in the 2nd Ranger Battalion.
It’d be pretty hard to leave Dan Bilzerian off this list. The erstwhile SEAL trainee turned professional poker player made a huge splash in 2013 when his Instagram page became famous. Blizerian’s raucous lifestyle is on display, and as such, his account is definitely not safe for work. And as the above photo shows, Bilzerian isn't shy about showing off his guns.
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.
And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.
The Pentagon has identified a Green Beret who was killed on Tuesday by enemy small arms fire in southern Afghanistan as Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale.
Beale was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He was killed during combat operations in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
Coast Guard Commandant Blasts Government Shutdown That's Forced Service Members 'To Rely On Food Pantries And Donations'
The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard called the ongoing partial government shutdown "unacceptable" following reports that some Coast Guardsmen are relying on donations from food pantries while their regular paychecks remain on hold.
"We're five-plus weeks into the anxiety and stress of this government lapse and your non-pay," Adm. Karl Schultz said in a video message to service members. "You, as members of the armed forces, should not be expected to shoulder this burden."
The battlefield of the future could feature robot medics delivering life-saving care to casualties in the line of fire. At least, that's what the Army is aiming for — and it's willing to pay millions for help doing it.
by Martin Slagter, The Ann Arbor News, Mich.
YPSILANTI, MI - When a brigade of U.S. troops was ambushed by the North Vietnamese Army in the Song Tra Cau riverbed on the morning of May 15, 1967, Lt. Charles Kettles volunteered to lead the rescue, and he refused, again and again, to back down when faced with a barrage of gunfire.
His aircraft badly damaged, left spilling fuel, and his gunner was severely injured during the treacherous operation.
But he helicoptered in and out of the battlefield four times, saving the lives of 44 soldiers in a death-defying emergency operation that would become a legendary tale of bravery in the Vietnam War.
Nearly 50 years later, Kettles received the Medal of Honor on July 18, 2016.