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He came to America to join the military. Then he sacrificed his life and became a community hero
On that fateful December night in 2017, he could have easily escaped the flames unharmed, but Emmanuel Mensah's overwhelming sense of duty to both nation and community propelled him back inside the burning building
‘You’re disgusting’ — Biracial military family welcomed to Kansas City with racist taunts
Jamari Roland, is a 37-year-old U.S. Army veteran, originally from Los Angeles, who works for the State Department. A special agent to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, he’s here for a year of training at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth
What it’s like to rescue three mariners stranded on a desert island
Senior Airman Jeremy Williams experienced what could be described as both a life-saving and life-changing moment when he helped rescue three mariners who were stranded on a small remote Micronesian island located in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean
Ceremony held at Camp Pendleton for Marines and sailor killed in tragic AAV sinking
Marines and sailors at Camp Pendleton honored the men lost when their seafaring amphibious assault vehicle sank off San Clemente Island
Community outpouring helping families of men who died in Marine AAV training exercise
Hundreds gathered at a vigil at Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton to remember the eight Marines and one sailor who died when an amphibious assault vehicle sank off San Clemente Island
6 smart habits of the US military’s most successful commanders
We need a few good men and women with leadership experience — and what better leadership school than the U.S. military?
A WWI Code Talker sings the Marine Corps hymn in Navajo
To honor Navajo Code Talkers Day, listen to Pfc. Joe Hosteen Kellwood sing the Marines’ Hymn in Navajo
Watch a WWII Code Talker sing the Marine Corps hymn in Navajo
President Ronald Reagan designated August 14 National Navajo Code Talkers Day in honor of the American Indians who joined the Marine Corps in World War II and lent their language to the crypto effort against Japan
She was a pioneering Coast Guard rescue swimmer. A tsunami of sexual harassment followed
Coast Guard veteran Sara Faulkner says she endured groping, licking, butt smacking, leering and crude sexual innuendos meant to humiliate her in front of colleagues
The Navy’s first Black female fighter pilot has officially earned her Wings of Gold
"I never intended to be the first"
Meet the Navy’s first Black female tactical jet pilot
Lt. j.g. Madeline “Maddy” Swegle talks about what it took to become the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical jet...
‘There are no barriers’ — Meet the first female commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing
As if taking command of the most-deployed wing in the Air Force wasn't enough of a challenge, Col. Jocelyn Schermerhorn comes into the role as the COVID-19 pandemic intrudes on the wing's operations, and as the Air Force, in the wake of the George Floyd shooting, grapples with issues of race and diversity
Service members are sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault using #IAmVanessaGuillen
"We are the faces of military sexual trauma and assault."
A bunch of gamers are raising money to save a WWII museum that honors the soldiers they play as online
Video game enthusiasts and history buffs are coming together to save a museum in Europe that commemorates the sacrifice and service of the World War II soldiers they play as online
46 Medal of Honor recipients came together for a hockey game, and this badass photo was the result
"What these gentlemen have accomplished and what they've given to our country is unbelievable."
Marine veteran and paralympic legend Angela Madsen dies while rowing across the Pacific
"I can say that she did die doing what she loved"
Beloved Coast Guard dog Onyx passes away after 13.5 years of being a very good girl
'Onyx’s diligence, perseverance and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.'
The remains of an Army corporal are finally returning home from Korea after more than 65 years
After more than 65 years, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has announced that the remains of Corbin native and former Army Corporal Billie Joe Hash will finally return to his hometown
Here’s an organization that’s giving back to those who serve during these trying times
Given the state of the world at the moment, it’s easy to feel powerless when it comes to making a difference. But while the COVID-19 crisis has forced us all to adjust to a new normal, there are still plenty of organizations and nonprofits that remain committed to helping make the world a better and safer place for everyone. Veteran nonprofits are providing essential community services in these trying times to help keep neighborhoods safe and secure.
A Marine vet stood in silent protest outside the Utah Capitol so long that his shoes melted
Todd Winn, a U.S. Marine veteran, made a powerful statement while supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday, standing alone in full dress uniform in front of the Utah Capitol as temperatures rose to 100 degrees
‘Born to be a Marine’ — Massachusetts graduate is eighth from family to join the Corps
"Since he could talk and walk, he said he was going to be a Marine. I said, 'We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.' And here's that bridge"
10 tips on how to talk about race, according to senior Air Force leaders
If you do nothing else as leaders, let’s commit to being really good listeners.
Fort Bragg soldiers aid man hit by boat over Memorial Day weekend
“I couldn’t have asked for better help in a situation like that.”
One of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen has died at 101
Mazie Warren, who spent four years with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a corporal radio technician at the Tuskegee Army Flying School, died on Memorial Day
COVID-19 and the loneliness of American heroism
"I now stand in the shoes of those who tried to thank me when I came home. I profusely thank the checkout clerk, the pharmacy technician, the nurses and doctors I know. But in my heart, I wonder if each time I try to express my gratitude, I’m only creating a moment for them to remember that while I am relatively safe from harm, and they are risking their lives and livelihoods, so that I can have a bowl of cereal in the morning"