Featured in History
Margaret Corbin: The first woman to receive a military pension
Margaret Corbin was no stranger to the horrors of war. Born in western Pennsylvania in 1751, she was only four years old when the French and Indian War broke out.
Teddy Roosevelt and the formation of the famous Rough Riders
What you should know about America’s first volunteer cavalry.
Trailblazing WWII battalion of Black women could soon receive congressional honor
“We never got a parade. We just went home to our families.”
The inside story behind the Pentagon’s ill-fated quest for a real-life ‘Iron Man’ suit
The U.S. military's fascination with the science-fiction future of mechanized warfare stretches back a half-century.
The Navy has a 650-round ammo backpack that looks like it’s straight out of ‘Predator’
The Navy has fielded a 650-round ammo backpack nicknamed 'Avenger' to troops at some point in the last several years.
Here’s why Army helicopters have Native American names
It's time for a history lesson.
How Medal of Honor hero David Bellavia wiped out an entire enemy squad in Fallujah
The Audie Murphy of his generation.
A Marine’s two-decade journey of close calls from Lebanon to Kuwait and Iraq
He believed he’d only be activated for “something with a clear purpose.” Then he was deployed to Iraq.
Why this US Army tank unit proudly calls itself ‘The Bastards’
"It’s okay. We deserve it."
‘The eyes of the world are upon you’ — Read Gen. Eisenhower’s letter to troops before D-Day
"We will accept nothing less than full Victory!"
This WWII Navy pilot survived a 1,200-foot fall into the Pacific. Then he got back in the cockpit
Surprisingly, surviving a fall like Lt. j.g. Levenson’s is not unheard of.
How an Army veteran designed the iconic symbol of the gay rights movement
Editor's note: This article was originally published on June 18, 2015.
Why America’s first bomber was called ‘the flaming coffin’
American airpower had to start somewhere
Why this US military survival school is the most feared of them all
This is a Pass/Fail kind of course.
This Medal of Honor recipient crashed his plane on purpose to get to his downed wingman
What he did that day had never been attempted before, and has never been repeated since.
Why the AT-4 rocket launcher is actually the worst anti-tank weapon
Truth be told the AT-4 isn’t really even rated to go head to head with a battle tank.
The heroic last stand of 2 Marines in Ramadi
Their final stand and sacrifice all took place in a matter of seconds.
Remembering the USS Iowa explosion and aftermath
First came the explosion. Then, the cover-up.
‘Gallantry, guts and gumption’ — The two-hour battle in the Pacific that turned a Navy captain into a legend
“This is going to be a fighting ship. I intend to go in harm’s way, and anyone who doesn’t want to go along had better get off right now."
A Marine looks back at the invasion of Iraq, 18 years later: ‘The war can’t go on unless all the poop’s burned’
18 years after the invasion of Iraq, a Marine looks back on his role in the whirlwind march to Baghdad.
What it was like for Marines responding to one of the worst nuclear disasters in history
"This set the conditions on how we were going to take care of our friends.”
That time Hitler’s nephew joined the US Navy to fight his evil uncle is the ultimate family drama
“"My father used to say to my mother, 'Doesn't Patty look a lot like Adolf Hitler?'"
78 years ago, a daring Norwegian commando raid kept the Nazis from building the atomic bomb first
It was one of the most dramatic and important military missions of World War II.
52 years ago, this airman threw himself on a burning flare to save his crew
After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.
That time an airman accidentally prevented a nuclear apocalypse
"Either out of ignorance or luck, he ended the danger.”