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‘Halt, or I’ll shoot’ — An Army veteran reflects on Operation Desert Storm
“I don’t know any Arab except ‘Halt, or I’ll shoot!’”
No enemy has downed an Air Force AC-130 gunship in 30 years. Here’s why
“The lessons passed on to crews trained since that fateful day are the true legacy of Spirit 03.”
More than a century after World War I, the Harlem Hellfighters’ nickname is finally official
“That was such a glaring error."
We salute the Army crew who named their tank ‘Come And Take It’
Extremely appropriate given that this M1 Abrams is assigned to Task Force Spartan in Kuwait.
76 years ago, Audie Murphy earned his Medal of Honor with nothing but a burning tank destroyer’s .50 cal and insane bravery
On January 26, 1945, the most decorated service member of World War II earned his legacy in a fiery fashion.
The last known widow of a Civil War soldier has died at 101
The two were married in 1936.
Incredible photos show present-day Pearl Harbor compared with the day of the attack
On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor suffered a devastating attack from the air and sea
70 years later, the cold of ‘frozen Chosin’ Reservoir still haunts Army vet
"I would never have believed that you could live on the ground at 40 (degrees) below zero."
That time a Maine Boy Scout foiled two Nazi spies
"They just weren't like normal Mainers in November. You just never saw anybody walking without boots when it was snowy like that."
The greatest ‘hold my beer’ moment in American history is thanks to this drunk Marine veteran
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story was originally published in 2017. Have you ever risked life and limb … Continued
Meet the Night Witches: The female pilots who struck fear into Nazi troops
The main goal of the 588th was to disorient and sleep deprive the enemy, and it became clear they were successful.
The forgotten soldiers behind Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’
The men of the 45th Infantry Division fought for each other, as all soldiers do, but they also fought for their country. Not for what it was — with its...
Why the Navy manages its own private white oak forest
The Navy grows a forest of white oaks in Indiana for the sole purpose of restoring and refitting the USS Constitution.
How B-52s shot down enemy fighters over Vietnam
"I fired at the bandit until it ballooned to 3 times in intensity then suddenly disappeared from my radar."
Half a century ago, this soldier escaped armed captors in Africa. He’s still fighting for the recognition many say he’s due
In 1965, Ron Dolecki was on a map-making mission for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Ethiopia when he and two crew members were ambushed by Eritrean rebels, taken...
Trench warfare shaped modern tactics
Trench warfare shaped modern tactics
How a 15-year-old Marine became one of the infamous WWII ‘Thieves on Saipan’
They wore sneakers, carried knives and rifles and dynamite, but they planned to use piano wire — the “Mafia necktie” — to kill.
The true story of the WWII vets who fought one last battle — in their own hometown — for the right to vote
When a corrupt political machine denied them their right to vote, these World War II veterans took the battlefield one last time, winning the only successful armed rebellion since the...
Room 4714: The haunted history of West Point
“Do you know. I believe the cadets with all my heart ... It just doesn’t fit into my theology."
What makes a military watch a military watch?
If anyone knows the importance of time, it’s a military service member. Formations, meetings, training events, combat synchronization — our life is literally controlled by the clock
How the most successful submarine in Navy history ended up sinking itself
It was a tragic and unfitting end for the most successful submarine in U.S. Navy history
Netflix’s new WWII miniseries looks like ‘Band of Brothers’ meets ‘A Scanner Darkly’
And while that may sound a bit gimmicky, based on the trailer it looks absolutely fantastic