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The National Guard ‘minuteman’ is based on a real person and he was a badass
"There can never be but one man who headed the first column of attack on the King’s troops in the Revolutionary War."
Why bombers on WWII’s legendary ‘Doolittle Raid’ had broomsticks instead of tail guns
Meet the exquisitely mustachioed Marine who fought in three wars
These moostache hairs were not policed.
Inside the Air Force’s secret mission to lift half a ton of enriched uranium out of Kazakhstan
“We were sitting there in the cockpit, writing Tom Clancy novels in our heads about what would happen if we had to go down."
How an Air Force A-10 pilot pulled off a miracle landing with much of her tail shot off
"I can’t even describe to you what it was like being back on the ground.”
Russian military vehicles are flying Soviet hammer and sickle flags in Ukraine
"A majority of Russians continue to say the collapse of the Soviet Union has been a bad thing for their country."
Feminist, surgeon, spy: Meet the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor
She received the medal for her “valuable service” and “earnest and untiring” efforts.
The forgotten story of how Tuskegee Airmen owned the Air Force’s first ‘Top Gun’ competition
“No one expected us to win."
The story of how the Army’s ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ biked across America in 1897
Testing the short-lived theory of bicycle infantry meant almost 2,000 miles of pedaling
How SEAL Team 6 founder Richard Marcinko shaped America’s modern-day special operations forces
Richard Marcinko, founding commander of the storied Navy SEAL Team 6, set the stage for special operations forces as we know them today.
What it was really like to be attacked at Pearl Harbor, according to survivors
"We took off, I had the rear turret gun. I remember how scared I was."
The untold story of the dapper Marine who became the Greatest Generation’s ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme
The photo shows then-Staff Sgt. Louis A. Capozzoli, and he is not on his way to steal your girl.
This video captures the ‘catastrophic impact’ that kicked off the fierce ‘Black Hawk Down’ mission 28 years ago
On Oct. 3, 1993, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces launched what was supposed to be a relatively simple mission. It ended up being a total disaster.
The Navy vessel built from steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center
The USS New York's nose is made from steel salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
What 9/11 looked like to the only US service member not on Earth for it
On the morning of September 11th, Navy aviator Capt. Frank Lee Culbertson was stranded in outer space as the terror attacks unfolded.
What a stolen motorcycle reveals about America’s failed strategy in Afghanistan
An excerpt from 'Reign of Terror' by Spencer Ackerman.
Black and Native American heroes from as far back as WWII may see Medal of Honor upgrades
The military services need to sort through thousands of citations.
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.
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.
Here’s why Army helicopters have Native American names
It's time for a history lesson.
Air Force honors gay rights icon the service kicked out in 1975
“When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.”
This VR tour takes you into the trenches of WWI, but stops short of leaving you ‘fully traumatized’
"We got it as close as we could without people leaving this thing fully traumatized.”
The bizarre yet true story of how the US Army tried to conquer the American West with camels
Some might say it was the first of many of the Army’s failed modernization attempts.
‘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."