U.S. Marine Corps photo

Luke Flowers argued on Friday in this column that we need less babying of our junior enlisted ranks. “We need to empower our junior NCO’s and junior enlisted to make jokes so that when they have to go pick up someone else’s cadavers they can laugh afterward,” the retired Army lieutenant claimed.

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Oregon Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden)

The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in Afghanistan on Thursday while serving in support of Operation's Freedom Sentinel and the Resolute Support mission.

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The U.S. is finally ready to take its most expensive fighter jets into battle, as the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters sailing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex may soon be called to conduct strikes against insurgent forces in Afghanistan, CNN reported Tuesday.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Christian J. Robertson

Heart pounding. Fear. Tunnel vision.

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Few pieces of gear are steeped in as much martial history as the KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife — from stories of brutal close-quarters combat to myths about the knives being so durable that they were sent along with wooden shipping crates instead of crowbars during World War II.

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