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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."
The ‘Greatest Beer Run Ever’ is getting a war movie made about it
“I said, ‘Chickie Donohue, what the hell are you doing here?’ He said, ‘I came to bring you a beer.'”
A Marine looks back at the invasion of Iraq, 18 years later: ‘The war can’t go on unless all the poop’s burned’
18 years after the invasion of Iraq, a Marine looks back on his role in the whirlwind march to Baghdad.
What it was like for Marines responding to one of the worst nuclear disasters in history
"This set the conditions on how we were going to take care of our friends.”
That time Hitler’s nephew joined the US Navy to fight his evil uncle is the ultimate family drama
“"My father used to say to my mother, 'Doesn't Patty look a lot like Adolf Hitler?'"
78 years ago, a daring Norwegian commando raid kept the Nazis from building the atomic bomb first
It was one of the most dramatic and important military missions of World War II.
52 years ago, this airman threw himself on a burning flare to save his crew
After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.
That time an airman accidentally prevented a nuclear apocalypse
"Either out of ignorance or luck, he ended the danger.”
A veteran’s 30-year journey to learn about a friend killed during the Vietnam War
"What a pointless waste of a remarkable young man’s life—and in a war with no light at the end of the tunnel."
This is the Army video that finally introduced America to the Green Berets
The film captures Green Berets with the 10th Special Forces Group conducting field training exercises.