Watch Airport Travelers Stop To Sing ‘Star Spangled Banner’ To The Children Of Fallen Service Members

December 14, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Travelers in Nashville International Airport came to a complete stop Saturday to sing to a plane full of children who lost their parents in combat. Jen Tringale captured the beautiful act on video and shared it on her Facebook page. I witnessed an international airport come to a complete stop today … … Read More

Watch This Reporter Almost Get Run Over By A Russian Bomber

December 13, 2018

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A Russian reporter nearly got her head taken off during a live shot of a Russian TU-160 bomber landing in Venezuela. Maria Finoshina of Russia’s RT cable news network was standing on the runway as one of the two bombers sent to Venezuela was about to touch down. As she walked toward the landing aircraft, … Read More

‘Iron Eagle’ Was The Worst Thing To Happen To The Air Force Since ‘Nam

December 12, 2018

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The production of the 1986 action flick Iron Eagle was not supported by the U.S Air Force, for obvious reasons. The script, likely pitched as a mix between Back To The Future and The Last Starfighter, involves the children of service members stealing classified intelligence, sabotaging supply chains, and setting off a chain of events that led … Read More

Tom Hanks Thinks Hollywood Can’t Capture America’s Current Wars. What Does That Mean?

December 12, 2018

Actor Tom Hanks, accompanied by former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, speaks at the launch of 'Hidden Heroes' campaign, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Writing about what some called King Philip’s War, Jill Lepore reminds us of the tight-knit relationship between war and telling the story of war, “War is a contest of injuries and interpretations.” Tom Hanks, an American particularly well-suited to talk Hollywood, story-telling, and narratives about war, recently shared his thoughts. Speaking at the Washington Hilton … Read More

Paul Bremer, A Foil For Iraq War F*ckups, Has Suddenly Become A Favorite Internet Meme

December 10, 2018

Paul Bremer was once the most powerful American citizen in Iraq. Now he’ll live forever as a popular Internet meme. Bremer served as the head of Iraq’s Coalition Provisional Authority and de facto chief executive of the country after the U.S.-led invasion of in 2003. But he all but disappeared from public life following the establishment … Read More

‘Five Came Back’ Documents The Famous Forefathers Of Modern Combat Cameramen

December 10, 2018

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The short Netflix docu-series Five Came Back, based on a book of the same name, takes an in-depth look at the forefathers of combat cameramen, following the directors and cinematographers who gave up flashy Hollywood careers to go to the front lines in the Pacific, Europe, and North Africa to document the carnage of World War … Read More

Meet @LadyLovesTaft, The 10th Mountain Division’s New ‘Mother Of The Mountain’

December 10, 2018

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The 10th Mountain Division has recently acquired a mother — a 25-year-old first lieutenant public affairs officer who runs a popular anonymous Twitter page under the handle @LadyLovesTaft — or, to her followers, just Lady. The relationship began a few weeks ago when Lady, who asked to remain anonymous, decided to boost the number of … Read More

More Than Half Of Wounded, Sick, And Injured Post-9/11 Veterans Are Rated Obese

December 9, 2018

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Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community. A new survey by the Wounded Warrior Project finds that more post-9/11 veterans are using the GI Bill, receiving disability benefits, are homeowners and have jobs. But the same poll noted another rising trend that may affect these … Read More