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‘I bet it never smells like farts in there’ — How a C-17 pilot flies Secret Service agents around the world
I bet from the ground it looks like the U.S. government totally has their shit together.
Watch Medal of Honor hero Kyle Carpenter celebrate his ‘Alive Day’ in this remarkable video
Kyle Carpenter, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, celebrated his 10th alive day with a moving video on Friday
Clint Lorance ordered me to kill Afghan civilians. I still live with that guilt today
'I am angry and let down that Clint Lorance is feted around like some hero, while the real heroes—Nick Carson, Matt Hanes, James Twist—are ignored'
The forgotten soldiers behind Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’
The men of the 45th Infantry Division fought for each other, as all soldiers do, but they also fought for their country. Not for what it was — with its...
The best discounts for service members and veterans in 2020
We’ve scoured the depths of the internet to bring you the top military discounts through the end of 2020. From free meals, discounts on services, to groceries and travel savings,...
Half a century ago, this soldier escaped armed captors in Africa. He’s still fighting for the recognition many say he’s due
In 1965, Ron Dolecki was on a map-making mission for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Ethiopia when he and two crew members were ambushed by Eritrean rebels, taken...
Families like mine risked our lives for US troops abroad. Now America is abandoning us
After Iraq’s liberation when I was just a child, my family had begun aiding the U.S. military. Here's the story of the broken promises that came after
What not to say to a service member on Veterans Day
Veterans Day puts veterans and the military as a whole in the limelight and gives people, particularly those who may not interact with our kind as regularly as others, the...
Celebrate Veterans Day by sending us your most moto boot photos
You're out now, wizened by time and experience, but let's take a moment to celebrate that time way back when you were just a dumb boot
Military spouses are the backbone of the military
The United States military is the finest fighting force in the world, ready to deploy anywhere within 48-hour notice. A combat-ready unit cannot operate without logistics, communications, and of course,...
What makes a military watch a military watch?
If anyone knows the importance of time, it’s a military service member. Formations, meetings, training events, combat synchronization — our life is literally controlled by the clock
‘Starship Troopers’ is off the Marine commandant’s reading list, but ‘White Donkey’ by Terminal Lance is in
There are so many good f--king books in here.
Meet the ‘Iron 9,’ the USS Gerald R. Ford’s all-female bridge watch section
All the deck department sailors assigned to the boatswain’s mates bridge watch teams on the USS Gerald R. Ford are women. They call themselves the Iron 9
David Bellavia and the Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia speaks about his service and the relationship to Army Values
USS Cole bombing testimony
The explosion was sudden, violent, deafening, so intense that 8,500 tons of steel lifted out of the water and crashed back down. The very metal of the ship shimmered and...
From Mexico to the US Army, this recruiter excels at serving his adopted country
Staff Sgt. Roberto Morales, a recruiter for Superstition Recruiting Station, Tempe Recruiting Company, was born and raised in Mexico until he left for the United States at the age of...
One of the first women to earn a Ranger tab describes what it was like to lead Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s lying in state
One of the first women to complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School had the distinct honor of leading Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's lying in state procession at the U.S. Capitol...
Immigrant Guardsman helps community while activated for COVID-19 response
U.S. Army Spc. Juan Herrera, 142nd Area Support Medical Company combat medic, helped spearhead a grassroots effort to deliver food to local families in need during the pandemic
A former war refugee lives the American dream as a Reserve airman
As a result of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, an estimated 40,000 Bosnian refugees immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri, in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tech. Sgt. Muris Secerbegovic, 433rd Maintenance...
Are you ready for your next chapter? Think Nashville
For some veterans, the thought of leaving the service can be incredibly difficult. Many wonder if they’ll ‘make it’ on the outside, and be able to support themselves and their...
The lore of Uncle Wally leads a family from Bagram to Meuse-Argonne
Uncle Wally’s service had been family lore. And the monument—erected somewhere in a small town in France—loomed large in my imagination. My dad didn’t know the name of the town....
A former Navy fighter pilot describes one of the most terrifying moments of his career
Fighter pilots who go through the U.S. Navy's elite air-combat training center commonly known as TOPGUN are among the best in the world, but that doesn't mean they don't experience...