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  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about 16 hours ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Contributing Factor

    Marine Corps Stories: The Contributing Factor

    The screen showed the truth. Fifty-two years had passed since the actions in jungles thousands of miles away from the United States. Everything said Medal of Honor. The fight, not the sacrifice or selflessness of the recipients, was what prompted then Marine Second Lieutenant Azar Sam to sit up even straighter in her seat to read the story.
  • Marlena Hallett
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Once a Military Wife, Always a Military Wife

    Once a Military Wife, Always a Military Wife

    I spent many years married to the military thru my husband at the time .I have held many jobs in one form or the other ..some I was paid for,, other's were volunteering for the unit my husband served in.
  • Kyri Martinez
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Deployment VS Wife: Part 2

    Deployment VS Wife: Part 2

    You Chose This Life
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published a day ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Bars

    Marine Corps Stories: The Bars

    “That is, if it’s possible,” Staff Sergeant Pheifer Dakota said, exhaling vapor from an e-cigarette. The room in Okinawa, Japan swelled, and a great noise rose above the patrons and staff.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published a day ago
    Book Review: "The Memoir of an Anti-Hero" by Kornel Filipowicz

    Book Review: "The Memoir of an Anti-Hero" by Kornel Filipowicz

    “The Memoir of an Anti-Hero” by Kornel Filipowicz is a book about a man who wants to survive in the midst of a world war. Whilst everyone else is concerned with doing something heroic to save themselves or their fellow man from the German Nazi invasion, this guy tries his best to hide from the limelight and thus protect himself. For the most of it, he really doesn’t mind either. He doesn’t seem to be impacted by this and he states that these people don’t require ‘pity’ or salvation. However, as the book progresses, there are a number of thoughts that come pouring in through his mind, sort of breaking their way through in small bursts until the end of the book.
  • Md. Sherazul Islam
    Published a day ago
    Exposed! Why Is Night Vision Green? Tips, Products Guide & Tricks

    Exposed! Why Is Night Vision Green? Tips, Products Guide & Tricks

    The main useful night vision gadgets were created in Germany in the mid-1930s and were utilized by both German tanks and infantry during World War II. U.S. Military researchers had at the same time built up their own night vision gadgets that originally observed use during WWII and the Korean War.
Staff Picks
  • Alan Russell
    Published 5 days ago
    Travels of a War Bride
  • Sharon Wilfong
    Published 4 months ago
    First Place in Confession Corner Challenge
    I Dropped Out of Marine Bootcamp

    I Dropped Out of Marine Bootcamp

    I have a confession to make. I joined the Marines and went into Bootcamp right after high school. If that surprises you, then what do you think when I tell you that I dropped out?
  • Faye Wilde
    Published 5 months ago
    Truth

    Truth

    The sounds of summer are coalescing around me. They have always felt the same to me. Hot and oppressive, full of shouting and sorrow, fear.
  • Peter Ellis
    Published 9 months ago
    1917: The Frontline Review

    1917: The Frontline Review

    World War One is a period of time that doesn't receive a lot of attention in the movie industry. Maybe it is because the powers that be got involved for less-than-noble reasons, so it wouldn't seem right to try and make a film on the matter. But for the hundreds of thousands of everyman soldiers that thought and died in battle, this was just them following orders, even if they didn't always agree with them.
  • Chantell Fourie
    Published 11 months ago
    They Will Not Be Home for Supper

    They Will Not Be Home for Supper

    My torn coat flaps in the vicious breeze as I walk slowly back home, my four year old brother running and skipping ahead, oblivious to our suffering. Pain shoots through my empty belly as I jolt and shake with each jagged step. My skin feels burnt, despite the cold, as I stride to what I humbly call my home. Disappointment reddens my face every time I walk the broken garden path to my front door. The door is dull and weathered, the lock all but broken. My sunken eyes blur as I notice the torn curtains and empty closets. I check for letters then hurry inside to start dinner for my little brother. My father is in the army. He will not be back for supper. I pour water into an iron pot and open the pantry door. I stare at the same thing I stare at every day. Nothing. I stifle a sob, not wanting the carefree nature of my brother to be corrupted by my hopelessness. My mother is dead. She was shot protecting the daughter of two complete strangers. The fruits of a country too long at war. She will not be home for supper.
  • Dave Smith
    Published about a year ago
    D-Day Siblings Reunited 75 Years Later

    D-Day Siblings Reunited 75 Years Later

    On 6th June, 1944, allied forces undertook what became the biggest seaborne invasion in history. In what was known at the time as "Operation Neptune," 160,000 American, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and other allied soldiers stormed a 50 mile stretch of heavily-fortified coastline in Normandy, in Nazi-occupied France, landing in amphibious craft and immediately coming under heavy fire. The operation has been re-imagined in countless movies, TV shows and video games—perhaps most famously in Steven Spielberg's 1998 film Saving Private Ryan.
Featured Collections
Airforce
  • Dezz08
    Published 22 days ago
    Airman within 11 1/2 Weeks

    Airman within 11 1/2 Weeks

    In 2013, I never thought of becoming an airman until I was on the bus with my bag and paperwork. Fully motivated, I was ready to receive the biggest challenges that was going to be chucked at me like a pitcher's fastball. In these challenges however, I found one giant struggle that temporarily blocked my progression. It's true that the greatest battles would be given to the strongest knights as a test from God. In this story, you will know what and how I overcame my greatest struggle.
  • Justus
    Published 3 months ago
    New Life Journey
  • Darren Garcia
    Published 3 months ago
    MISSION FAILED

    MISSION FAILED

    May 2, 2005, USS Carl Vinson's resting gear and catapults went down, making it impossible to launch or recover any aircrafts. All aircrafts were redirected to Al Asad Iraq. All aircrafts were accounted for, all but two. VMFA 323 aircrafts 210, piloted by Major John Spahr, and 201, piloted by Captain Kelly Hinz.
Army
  • Salvador Bravado
    Published 14 days ago
    Sat me in that barber’s chair
Spun me around, I had no hair

    Sat me in that barber’s chair Spun me around, I had no hair

    While I was in college I came to a realization. I had no idea what I am doing. I should drop out.
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published 2 months ago
    Why am I here?

    Why am I here?

    Everyone has different reasons for why they take certain paths in life. I’ve learned that a lot during my first couple weeks in Army basic training. And it’s got me thinking about why I’m even here in the first place. Some of the girls are here for independence and to get away from their families. Definitely not my reason. Some are here to try something new or to get physically fit. Kinda of my reasons, but more secondary. Other people joined for financial stability and college funding. That’s a lot closer to my reasons, but still doesn’t quite hit the nail exactly on the head. I just feel like there’s something more that pushed me to be here...
  • Stacy Fender
    Published 3 months ago
    The Army denies Covid-19 patients Quarantine

    The Army denies Covid-19 patients Quarantine

    Why am I NOT surprised that the United States Army is at it again with the denials. They deny everything, even when its in black and white on a Command Policy Letter. Does anyone know what a Command Policy Letter is?
Career
  • Dana Catoe
    Published 24 days ago
    Memoirs from Iraq
  • Casey Keller
    Published 3 months ago
    Tortured Soul

    Tortured Soul

    The sun shining through the iron-rimmed glass from the basement window that I could tell from the black sackcloth that covered my head; warmed the iron shackles that bound my wrists. The faint smell of mildew from the corners in this basement filled my nostrils until another bucket of water splashed up against my face.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 3 months ago
    Benefits of Being In the Military

    Benefits of Being In the Military

    Joining the military is not for everyone. Less than one percent of the United States' population currently serves in the armed forces, yet there are plenty of reasons why many young men and women choose to do so. Here are just a few:
Family
  • Marlena Hallett
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Once a Military Wife, Always a Military Wife

    Once a Military Wife, Always a Military Wife

    I spent many years married to the military thru my husband at the time .I have held many jobs in one form or the other ..some I was paid for,, other's were volunteering for the unit my husband served in.
  • Kyri Martinez
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Deployment VS Wife: Part 2

    Deployment VS Wife: Part 2

    You Chose This Life
  • Salamasina Matavao
    Published 3 days ago
    Single Parent Life

    Single Parent Life

    How many of you are single parents? How do you handle raising a child(ren) and working a full/part-time job by yourself? Some or most people don’t realize how hard it is being a single parent raising 1 or 2 kids by yourself and working a full/part-time job. I’ll tell you my experience as a single mom raising a kid while being on active duty in the Army.
Gear
  • charlie btallent
    Published about a year ago
    The Top Four Fearsome Blades Used By Special Forces

    The Top Four Fearsome Blades Used By Special Forces

    Many people have a sort of love/hate relationship with all kinds of weapons in general. They do find them fascinating to look at from a distance, but to get them to touch or wield a sword or gun would be too much of a stretch. Additionally, a lot of us have this internal fear within ourselves that we may very well end up hurting ourselves, because we have no idea how to handle them. Given how many times that has happened to people, this fear is perfectly valid.
  • Buddy Brown
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Gifts That Help Support Veteran Organizations

    10 Gifts That Help Support Veteran Organizations

    Anyone who has been watching the national budget getting passed can tell you that veteran care is grossly underfunded. For all the work veterans do, Uncle Sam simply doesn't want to take care of them once they are out of the service.
  • Jesse Kinney
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Tactical Folding Knives for Survival & Self-Defense

    10 Tactical Folding Knives for Survival & Self-Defense

    Whatever your situation is, whether you want to join the military, you're an active member of the military, or just in the market for survival gear, you'll want to look into the best possible equipment you get. Tactical folding knives are some of the popular pieces of tactical defense equipment and can be extremely important.
History
  • Md. Sherazul Islam
    Published a day ago
    Exposed! Why Is Night Vision Green? Tips, Products Guide & Tricks

    Exposed! Why Is Night Vision Green? Tips, Products Guide & Tricks

    The main useful night vision gadgets were created in Germany in the mid-1930s and were utilized by both German tanks and infantry during World War II. U.S. Military researchers had at the same time built up their own night vision gadgets that originally observed use during WWII and the Korean War.
  • Paula C. Henderson
    Published 12 days ago
    FIRST WOMAN YEOMAN IN U.S. NAVY
  • Matthew Primous
    Published about a month ago
    United Against All Forms of Terror

    United Against All Forms of Terror

    As we looked back on this infamous day, a day of dread, and a day of terror, we must be united against all forms of terror in the world. Wherever there is terror, that should be the target of America and its allies to ending that threat. As a superpower, we must recognize our strength and influence. There is no country like America and America was forged to lead the world. Our founders wanted us to show the world how to govern and to mend our destiny with nations and peoples who need us and respect us. We can no longer be blinded to our influences and we must be careful about who we allied ourselves to. With our alliances, we can free people and with our alliance, we can bound people.
How To
  • Deepak Chaubey
    Published 7 days ago
    Complete procedure of SSB interview explained and 10 killer tips for 100% selection.

    Complete procedure of SSB interview explained and 10 killer tips for 100% selection.

    Are you preparing for SSB ? You must understand that SSB (Service selection Board) conducts various tests to evaluate the qualities imbibed within you.
  • Craig Middleton
    Published 30 days ago
    A Veteran’s Guide To Debt

    A Veteran’s Guide To Debt

    Managing and getting out of debt is difficult, especially when every day there seems to be another way to take on more. There are ways, however, that military veterans can take advantage of government programs and benefits to help you reduce the debt you have, refinance it and budget for a debt-free future.
  • Matthew Angelo
    Published about a month ago
    Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health in the Armed Forces

    Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health in the Armed Forces

    Lack of awareness and the stigma of mental health problems are a significant problem in seeking help for our military personnel. This is especially true for men considering the suicide rate amongst men is four times higher. Many personnel may feel ashamed of what is going in their head and avoid speaking about these problems. In the military, talking about your mental health is a taboo subject that isn't openly discussed.
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Marine Corps
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about 16 hours ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Contributing Factor

    Marine Corps Stories: The Contributing Factor

    The screen showed the truth. Fifty-two years had passed since the actions in jungles thousands of miles away from the United States. Everything said Medal of Honor. The fight, not the sacrifice or selflessness of the recipients, was what prompted then Marine Second Lieutenant Azar Sam to sit up even straighter in her seat to read the story.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published a day ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Bars

    Marine Corps Stories: The Bars

    “That is, if it’s possible,” Staff Sergeant Pheifer Dakota said, exhaling vapor from an e-cigarette. The room in Okinawa, Japan swelled, and a great noise rose above the patrons and staff.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 5 days ago
    Marine Corps Stories: Fit

    Marine Corps Stories: Fit

    The baby cooed. The mother named him Ares. They’d just met each other three months ago. Mother, Gunnery Sergeant Adelyn Reine picked up a thirty pound kettlebell. Ares gasped and clapped his hands. Abigail did six sets of ten repetitions of kettlebell lifting, like a suitcase in front of her face.
Movie Review
  • MovieBabble
    Published about a month ago
    ‘Beau Travail’: Hard Work Has Never Looked So Good

    ‘Beau Travail’: Hard Work Has Never Looked So Good

    Beau Travail is the 1999 cult classic from renowned director, Claire Denis. It tells the story of Galoup, an ex-Foreign Legion officer who recalls his time leading troops in the country of Djibouti; and thanks to the folks over at Janus Films, the world is finally receiving a brand new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Agnès Godard and approved by director Claire Denis. From an outsider’s perspective, this seems like something that has been a long time coming and I cannot think of a better way to watch this film for the first time.
  • MvieClub
    Published 2 months ago
    Greyhound (2020)

    Greyhound (2020)

    January 1942. The Atlantic War has been raging for three years and the losses on both sides are high. Despite the massive expenditure of man and material, the Atlantic still has to be crossed in order to secure the supply chain for the Allied powers. Time and again, convoys with a large number of transport ships are flanked by destroyers in order to bring them safely to their destination. As far as possible, airplanes provide escort. The not so young Ernest Krause was given command of the USS Keeling shortly after the USA entered World War II. The destroyer, nicknamed Greyhound hears is supposed to bring a convoy of 37 Allied ships safely through a five-day period in which air support is interrupted.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 3 months ago
    'Greyhound' Review—Unfortunately Uneventful

    'Greyhound' Review—Unfortunately Uneventful

    It's a shame that few will be watching this film. That shouldn't surprise anyone given that it was released on Apple TV+.
  • Cooking With Casto
    Published 16 days ago
    Please US NAVY forgive me
  • Shentel Downes
    Published about a month ago
    On Remembering

    On Remembering

    I have a lot of thoughts about yesterday- the anniversary of 9/11- and about how that day shaped my life. I was eleven years old, walking between classes in middle school, feeling that something was off, on my way to math class. The TV was on when I got there, which was completely out of the ordinary. None of us in the class knew where the Twin Towers were, so our teacher, Mr. Myers, showed us on the map. People were falling or jumping from the towers on TV as we watched. I cried. I was afraid. On the way home from school on the bus, the armory parking lot next to the Weis grocery store was dotted with military vehicles like something out of a movie. When I got home, mom cried in front of the TV, and we all held each other. I kept a journal of the details from the news, because I didn't know what else to do. There were no planes in the sky that week, and I remember Dad saying I'd never see that happen again- he was right.
  • Ana Murray
    Published 5 months ago
    The most famous Navy Seals throughout history

    The most famous Navy Seals throughout history

    Each country has built its history thanks to the bravest figures, and in the USA's case, many of them have been Navy SEALs, who have risked their lives to maintain America's greatness along the history. Today I would like to talk about the most famous Navy SEALs throughout history.
Veteran
  • Michelle Caffrey
    Published 14 days ago
    War Buddies

    War Buddies

    In the trenches of the Western Front, two young soldiers sit leaning against each other. They are cold, tired, but most of all frightened. The enemy is right on top of them. Grenades(sp) are exploding all around. Joe turns to Thomas and tells him that he is like his brother, and he loves him. The two men embrace. Joe sees a grenade headed towards them. He throws himself on top of Thomas.
  • Anonymous
    Published 21 days ago
    These Boots

    These Boots

    The statement that I have heard 102 separate times. "I bet you are so excited to get home" the typical response, "yes I cannot wait".
  • Matthew Angelo
    Published about a month ago
    Veterans and PTSD

    Veterans and PTSD

    If you enlisted in the military or are a veteran, you may have seen combat. This is part of what it means to be in the military. While serving, you probably have been on missions exposed that have you to life-threatening experiences or other horrible events that could have led to your PTSD.
Vintage
  • Rebecca Smith
    Published 9 months ago
    Heroic Female Spies - World War Two
  • Kenans Caune
    Published 3 years ago
    Of War

    Of War

    Also, known as the Prince of the Brigade, Tommy Prince was a Native American who was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1914. Tommy at an early age was forced to drop out of elementary school to feed his 11 siblings, mother and father. Growing up he quickly learned from his father who was a hunter how to use a rifle and a knife to be able to hunt the nearby wildlife in the native reserve that he lived in himself. Now, does he not sound like a modern-day Mowgli? He became an extremely talented marksman and tracker from all the days he spent hunting and gathering food for his family. Years later he worked as a tree feller as well as joined the cadets during his teen years. Now think back, what did you do when you were 14 years old? Suddenly the Second World War began, and due to Tommy being an Aboriginal he was rejected several times from the Canadian army as discrimination was a widespread fact at the time. Eventually, he was accepted and was assigned to the first Field Park Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers. There he was trained to be a sapper, which was the first step to his impressive skill set. If you’re unsure of what a sapper is, they were essentially engineers with demolitions expertise. Two years later he became a sergeant with the Canadian Parachute Battalion, however, soon after he volunteered for the first Special Service Force also known as the Devil’s Brigade.
  • Aaron Loftin
    Published 3 years ago
    Julius Caesar and the Historiography of the Battle of Alesia

    Julius Caesar and the Historiography of the Battle of Alesia

    Many historians have said that out of his entire life time, his best military achievement in Gaul was winning the Battle of Alesia. What makes this feat extraordinary is the scale and determination of the battle’s two opposing sides, but in what way did Caesar describe the battle of Alesia? On the side of the Gallic armies, an Arverni man named Vercingetorix led a rebellion against Rome bringing many of the tribes of Gaul together in a united front. Being that Gaul was a Roman province and Julius Caesar was its governor Caesar had to quell another Gallic uprising. Gallic wars background. Who started the rebellion and why?