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We salute Donald Trump Jr. for making a visit to Arlington Cemetery all about his family's ‘sacrifices’
Veterans Day is usually a time to honor and reflect upon the sacrifices of U.S. service members took on in the line of duty — and, most importantly, that means those of true American patriot Donald Trump Jr.
We salute the 104-year-old WWII vet who still won't talk about her classified work nearly 75 years later
They used to say, "Loose lips sink ships," and Elizabeth "Betty" Petrie still lives by those words.
A lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy women's auxiliary, Petrie worked in highly classified military communications during World War II, and Tuesday on the occasion of her 104th birthday, she still wouldn't breathe a word about the details of her work.
"I can't tell you anything," Petrie said, raising her hands, smiling.
A military working dog is doing well and has been returned to service after being injured in Saturday's raid that led to the death of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. officials said on Monday.
The dog, whose name is classified, had chased Baghdadi into a tunnel when the terrorist detonated a suicide vest, killing three children whom he was using as human shields, officials have said.
We salute the Marine scout sniper who snuck up on an enemy completely naked except for a pair of boots
An expert sniper can sneak up on an enemy naked as the day he was born. It's not particularly advised, but one top sharpshooter did exactly that just to prove a point, Marine snipers told Insider.
Editor's note: This story first appeared in November 2018
The commander of the Vermont Air National Guard was quietly forced out of his job after bogarting an F-16 Fighting Falcon in what amounted to an interstate booty call with an Army officer in Washington, D.C., according to a salacious investigation by VTDigger.
There's a lot to be said about the benefits of military service: the camaraderie, the steady paycheck, knowing the reward of a hard days work. But perhaps most important of all is a solid understanding of the value of gallows humor.
Nobody exemplifies this more than Irish Defense Forces veteran Shay Bradley, who made sure that his Oct. 12 funeral ended not only with sorrow, but also laughter.