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Show us the one photo that sums up your military experience
The good, the bad and, for those basic training photos, the ugly.
What are the best deployment snacks?
Yes, sometimes undercooked ramen is as good as it gets.
‘I don’t leave until they all leave’ — This Marine vet has seen off and welcomed home soldiers from combat for decades
"You’ve got some young kids that are scared to go … We take care of them."
These are the US troops rapidly deploying to Europe to counter Russia
"They're going to ensure the robust defense of our NATO allies."
What movies or shows did you watch on deployment?
This is a safe space: Your terrible deployment movie and show choices will not be judged.
Same sh*t, different decade: the War on Terror just won’t end for these 2 Army pilots
“We both have a little more grey hair."
Investigation finds missing Fort Bliss soldier’s unit faced ‘remarkable stress’ from training tempo
"[W]hen you have a soldier that has been gone for 200 days, then there's a problem with leadership."
‘Time to find the Lion King in Pashto’ – One Marine’s epic struggle to deploy
“If you want this, you will have to compete for this slot all over again.”
‘You either went to war or you didn’t’ — How deployments divide the veteran community
There will always be that awkward silence that follows, “Yeah, I got out before the wars started."
Drop everything and watch this adorable video of two kids leaving messages for their deployed dad
I am an emotional wreck
No, military women are not getting pregnant to avoid deployment
“Now I look back, and I'm horrified that I put that female Marine through that level of crap over it."
82nd Airborne paratroopers who rapidly deployed to the Middle East in January are finally coming home
Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division said they would begin coming home "in the next several weeks."
Here’s a bunch of ways deployment prepared you for your COVID-19 quarantine
Let's be honest, deployment was pretty good preparation for the novel coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing quarantine, after all you're probably used to being kept in the dark as you're told to hurry up and wait.
DoD extends stop movement order to June 30, though exemption details remain fuzzy
The new order will make restrictions around deployments and redeployments “a bit looser,” but most moves will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The new F-15EX fighter
The Air Force will be procuring new F-15 planes.
‘It’s been a long time coming’ — Hugs and tears as USS Abraham Lincoln returns from longest deployment since Cold War
"We're so excited to finally be a family ... well, to be whole again."
The US is plotting one of its largest European military exercises since the Cold War
The exercise includes a total of 37,000 troops — including 20,000 US and service members from 18 other countries
Army wife writes scathing open letter rejecting husband’s reenlistment bonus: ‘His life is worth more than $105,000’
"There's a fine line between what is good for national security and regional stability, and our own pride."
Why I Fear America’s Veteran Suicide Epidemic Is Going To Get Much Worse
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These Lightweight Bose Headphones Helped Me PT Like A Champ
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‘Eat The Apple’ Is The Belligerent, Unflinchingly Honest Iraq War Memoir We Needed
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Trump’s Border Deployments Could Actually Harm The Military’s Readiness
Texas' homeland security chief lauded the deployment of National Guard troops to the border on Thursday, telling Congress the situation...
I Live In The Suburbs Now. All I Want Is The Thrill Of Deployment Again
I bought my first house this year in an up-and-coming neighborhood. I know it’s up-and-coming because half the houses on...
Dual-Military Families Need Help From The Service That They Aren’t Getting
When Renee Swift, an Air Force officer, married an active-duty Navy pilot, the couple added to their already-challenging careers a...
This Marine Corps Comic Strip Artist From The 1920s Might Be The Original Terminal Lance
Some things never change, and in the Marine Corps, an institution where upholding tradition is the order of the day,...