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What’s really inside the gold ball on top of military flagpoles?
Inside is a razor blade, a match, and a bullet, or so the legend goes.
Best of the Best: David Bellavia and the Battle of Fallujah
All of this happened in the space of just a few minutes, but that was all the time needed for David Bellavia to become a legend.
For veterans, service never stops
Like so many veterans, Reinaldo “Ray” Guasp Jr. started serving his country at age 18 and remains committed to a life of service to this day.
Veterans suffer hearing loss at a higher rate than their peers
Nearly four times as much.
I’ll never forget the Marine memorial ceremonies I attended in Fallujah
"Like many military veterans, Memorial Day is not abstract to me. It is personal; a moment when we remember our friends."
What does Memorial Day really mean to those who served?
We want to hear from you.
‘It got stupid’ and the many other reasons troops chose to leave the military
“I stopped feeling like I mattered. Like what I was doing was insignificant."
5 tips for how to successfully transition out of the military
Leaving the military can be daunting. Here are some tips to help you as you get started.
Here are a few tips to make the most of your military paycheck
The reasons people join the military are myriad. For some it’s patriotism. Maybe (like me) they had parents who served, … Continued
It’s been one year since Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance. Has the Army changed at all since then?
We want to hear from you.
4 things to know before entering the civilian workforce after disability retirement
Disability isn’t an unemployment sentence
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A veteran’s 30-year journey to learn about a friend killed during the Vietnam War
"What a pointless waste of a remarkable young man’s life—and in a war with no light at the end of the tunnel."
Meet ‘Veteran With A Sign,’ the Marine grunt who became a meme philosopher
“Tattoos and long hair do not change my combat effectiveness.”
He spent three years as a POW during WWII. Now he’s finally being recognized for his heroism
"He truly represents members of the greatest generation, who did so much but asked so little from their country."
‘I don’t think I’m special’ says Marine who rescued a baby from a burning car
"I was like 'I need to help her get her baby out of the car."
I dreamed of becoming a Marine my entire life. Then I learned I was undocumented
"I couldn’t work legally. I couldn’t get a driver’s license. Worst of all, I was prohibited from defending my country."
3 things you need to be doing right now if you’re junior enlisted
Making little changes to the way you spend and save your money now can mean the difference between retiring and … Continued
How to build more resilient and innovative US special operations teams
U.S. special operations forces are at a breaking point. Here's how to fix them.
Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha on why soldiers go to war
Romesha didn’t earn the Medal of Honor by being a hero. He earned it by getting the job done.
‘Time to find the Lion King in Pashto’ – One Marine’s epic struggle to deploy
“If you want this, you will have to compete for this slot all over again.”
It’s time for a post-9/11 veteran to lead the VA
The post-9/11 generation is ready to make history.
Do you have what it takes to join the Secret Service?
A career in the United States Secret Service may be just what you’re looking for.