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  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 35 minutes ago
    Marine Corps Stories: Firstly

    Marine Corps Stories: Firstly

    First Lieutenant Zalia Serra wiped her palm on her cammie blouse. The brown skin of her circular face glistened with sweat. She tied her blonde hair in a tight bun. Her eyes were like a mood ring and appeared to change when you caught them in the right light. She had a figure similar to a dumbbell.
  • Arlee Maxwell
    Published about 6 hours ago
    ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕍𝕖𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕤 𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤

    ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕍𝕖𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕤 𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤

    ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ɪᴛꜱ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴀᴍ ᴘʀᴏᴜᴅ ᴏꜰ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ꜱᴏɴ ᴅᴏᴇꜱ, ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ɪᴛꜱ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ᴍʏ ᴅᴀᴅ ꜱᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴅᴇᴄᴀᴅᴇꜱ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʀᴍʏ, ᴏʀ ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ɪᴛꜱ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴀᴍ ᴘᴀꜱꜱɪᴏɴᴀᴛᴇ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ꜱᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛɪɴɢ ᴏᴜʀ ᴍɪʟɪᴛᴀʀʏ ᴍᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴡʜᴏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ꜱᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ ᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛʀʏ. ᴇɪᴛʜᴇʀ ᴡᴀʏ ᴍʏ ʜᴏᴘᴇꜱ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴘᴏꜱᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴛɪᴋᴛᴏᴋ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴛᴏ ʙʀɪɴɢ ᴀᴡᴀʀᴇɴᴇꜱꜱ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅꜱ ʜᴏᴍᴇʟᴇꜱꜱ ᴠᴇᴛᴇʀᴀɴꜱ.
  • Laura May
    Published about 22 hours ago
    How Veterans Can Stay In Good Health Back Home
  • Casey Keller
    Published a day 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 5 days 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:
  • Ethan Herman
    Published 8 days ago
    A Soldiers Story
Staff Picks
  • Sharon Wilfong
    Published about a month 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 3 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 7 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 9 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 12 months 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.
  • Rachel Warren
    Published about a year ago
    Ex Military Vets - True Stories

    Ex Military Vets - True Stories

    I have been working with ex military vets who have kindly shared their horrific war stories with me. As Soldiers... We soldier on. This was a repeated phrase used by many of our heroes. I have been connecting with soldiers and turning their stories into monologues working with a company called Iconic enterprise. With the stories, I have written them into performance pieces for our event to bring awareness to these outstanding people. I have shared three of my monologues below to help bring awareness of the pain and suffering our soldiers are put through, many suffering from PTSD.
Featured Collections
Airforce
Army
  • Stacy Fender
    Published 24 days 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?
  • Lexxie McKenzie
    Published about a month ago
    War Hero

    War Hero

    He never thought the war would be like this. A battle not just against the enemy bearing down on you with firepower and manpower, but a battle against the elements. Here on this slope the rain turns dirt into thick mud that clamps around boots, sucking a soldier back and trying to root him in place. It’s gritty, hard to work against, and this soldier has fallen more than once to his knees because of it.
  • Latousha Young
    Published 3 months ago
    They Didn't Ask. I Didn't Tell.

    They Didn't Ask. I Didn't Tell.

    When I was five years old, I knew that I desired to be with little girls both emotionally and sexually. I didn't know or understand what homosexuality was, but I knew that I wanted to be with a girl. As I aged into young adolescence, I had a steady boyfriend and attended dances and prom just like any other typical female. Still, I knew I wanted to be with a woman someday.
Career
  • Casey Keller
    Published a day 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 5 days 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:
  • Nicole
    Published 28 days ago
    Pregnancy Separation

    Pregnancy Separation

    Why I Decided to Separate
Family
  • V. Plut
    Published 9 days ago
    The Kansas Lawyer, 1896, Harvest of Death

    The Kansas Lawyer, 1896, Harvest of Death

    It was the year the cicadas emerged in Kansas after seventeen years of silence. His buggy tottered swiftly along the dusty road to home, through July corn that once stood as tall and lusty and green as his eldest son Todd until the last two years when severe weather and drought moved through the area. He passed reddish-gold fields of evening and watched as a few strands of wheat left from the June harvest caught a soft breeze and twinkled on and off with the last remnants of light.
  • Imani Norwood
    Published 18 days ago
    What it's like dating someone in the army
  • Faye Wilde
    Published 3 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.
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 about a year 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
  • Ethan Herman
    Published 8 days ago
    A Soldiers Story
  • Beni Restea
    Published 19 days ago
    A Fort For The Nation's Capital

    A Fort For The Nation's Capital

    In order to tell the story that shaped the existence of the unincorporated census designated place known as Fort Washington, MD where over 24,000 residents live today and see how this town became the good place to live that we know today, we’ll have to go back into the nation’s history. With everything that happened since the first days of American history, the fort that gave this town its name helped shape the America that we know today. There were many battles and wars that have had at least some connection to this historical place and we’ll walk you through the most important moments of both Fort Washington’s and D.C.’s history.
  • Siddharth Shankar V
    Published about a month ago
    Korean War and the change in position of the 38th parallel

    Korean War and the change in position of the 38th parallel

    North Korea is an isolated nation that proclaims its southern neighbor South Korea as its enemy. North Korea blew up its joint liaison office with South Korea on 16 June 2020, in a dramatic and carefully planned display of rancor toward its southern neighbor. Till the end of the Second World War, there was no separate North and South Korea and they were collectively called Korea. In this article, we will see what led to the separation of Korea and the Korean War, which was fought after the separation in detail.
How To
  • Damien Justus
    Published 3 months ago
    Credit Card Benefits for Military in 2020

    Credit Card Benefits for Military in 2020

    Many active military members are unaware of the financial benefits they are eligible for. Waived fees, low interest rates, and lucrative cash-back deals are just a few of the many benefits offered to service members by the federal government and credit card companies. With these perks and benefits, service members with debt could save hundreds of dollars in waived interest. If you are an active-duty service member here are some things to consider.
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published 3 months ago
    How to Financially Plan For Veterans

    How to Financially Plan For Veterans

    Historically, veterans and military members are not equipped with the financial tools they need to succeed in civilian life In many cases, veterans leave the military with a lot of debt and bad credit scores, making it difficult to find another job or achieve financial stability. Leaving the military is a big financial transition, and veterans should be given the financial support they need to have financial freedom. Here are some financial planning strategies for veterans.
  • Kevin
    Published 3 months ago
    Are You a Serving Member of the U.S. Military or a Veteran? Make Sure You Are Taking Advantage of These Financial Benefits.

    Are You a Serving Member of the U.S. Military or a Veteran? Make Sure You Are Taking Advantage of These Financial Benefits.

    A career in the armed services can be a fulfilling experience. More than just an opportunity to serve your country and help people in need, you may have chances to travel and to meet experts and diplomatic personnel from both at home and abroad. It can also be financially rewarding. Not only may you be paid well for your work, there are numerous other financial benefits that are accessible to serving members and veterans. Even so, many do not know about or make full use of the available perks in education, banking, tax and housing. Read on to make sure that you are not missing out on these advantages.
List
  • Johann Hollar
    Published 4 months ago
    World War 2 and Fiction
  • Edward German
    Published 5 months ago
    There are so many Military History videos on the web.

    There are so many Military History videos on the web.

    Since its inception during the mid 2000s, YouTube has been a go- to site for just about any subject out there. The subjects range from the mundane and weird to popular to obscure. One popular topic is Military History and YouTube has many professional and self-made videos produced for the service. There are five different YouTube channels that I subscribe to and periodically enjoy. Among the subjects discussed are the world wars, the Cold War, espionage, and the current state of affairs. Most of the videos run anywhere from a few minutes to about 20 minutes in length, making them very user-friendly. Each program is well researched and is narrated off- screen by the content creator.
  • Natalie Ige
    Published about a year ago
    8 Unmissable Legends of the Magnificent "Sword"

    8 Unmissable Legends of the Magnificent "Sword"

    A weapon that has not only engraved itself in the most prominent pages of history, but help create it, the ceaseless symbol of "Knighthood," "Kinship," "War," and "Chivalry"—the "Sword" is one of the world’s most ancient weapon technologies that paved the way for major breakthroughs in the historical timelines and metallurgy. Their existence in the lineage of history is so important; not merely because of the number of victories, but some of these "ancients" have been built so strong and sturdy, even modern science has failed to determine how they were made.
Marine Corps
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 35 minutes ago
    Marine Corps Stories: Firstly

    Marine Corps Stories: Firstly

    First Lieutenant Zalia Serra wiped her palm on her cammie blouse. The brown skin of her circular face glistened with sweat. She tied her blonde hair in a tight bun. Her eyes were like a mood ring and appeared to change when you caught them in the right light. She had a figure similar to a dumbbell.
  • Neil Drake
    Published 20 days ago
    Ghosts Of Iraq

    Ghosts Of Iraq

    My story starts at the beginning, not just the beginning of this story but the beginning of the war in Iraq. I was serving as a Royal Marine and like many in 2003 we found our selves lining up on the boarders of Iraq. This wasn't my first rodeo, I had served in Sierra Leon and Afghanistan prior to this, and if i'm truly honest I was looking forward to getting back into the action, after-all its what I had trained to do and you do kind of miss operational tours.
  • Sharon Wilfong
    Published about a month 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?
Movie Review
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published 25 days 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+.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 26 days ago
    Movie Review: 'Greyhound' is Relentlessly Exciting

    Movie Review: 'Greyhound' is Relentlessly Exciting

    Greyhound is an exciting, fast paced, action movie written by Tom Hanks and directed by Aaron Schneider, a director not exactly known for fast paced action. Schneider directed the slow paced, not particularly well remembered Get Low, about a character played by Robert Duvall as a man struggling to plan his own death and burial. Get Low is actually a pretty good movie but it doesn’t exactly prepare you for the whipsaw action of Greyhound.
  • malin evita
    Published about a month ago
    Review | DA 5 BLOODS: Violent, Shakespearean, and Powerful as Hell

    Review | DA 5 BLOODS: Violent, Shakespearean, and Powerful as Hell

    Following a group of four black American Vietnam-war veterans, we tread with careful steps through ghostly memories and volatile grounds as the men return to a field they never truly left. With a masterful cast, immersive cinematography, a Hollywood classic soundtrack, and charmingly frank directing, it’s safe to say that Spike Lee has done it again.
  • Ana Murray
    Published 2 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.
  • Jacqueline Kinsey
    Published 3 months ago
    How to Combine Two Selves Part One

    How to Combine Two Selves Part One

    When I joined the Navy at 18 years old, right after high school as a wide eyed naïve teenager, I never could have imagined the journey I was about to set out on. My whole moral being was about to be shaken to it's core. It was going to be rebuilt. My sense of self, what I had been taught was going to go out the window for self preservation. You see, I signed on to be a Corpsman in the United States Navy. It was during the time of mass deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. I was a sophomore in high school when 9/11 happened. I was a junior when we found Saddam. My first boyfriend joined the Marines in 2003, my cousin joined the Navy in 2003 also. I left in September 2004 for bootcamp under the impression that "females don't deploy over there". I was fine with that. I wasn't ready for college, and I just wanted the G.I. Bill. Once my six years were up I was out. I had no intention of deploying. I wanted to learn a few medical skills and head to college to be a doctor. The Navy was my way in.
  • Jack Ryan
    Published about a year ago
    How Powerful Is the Royal Navy?

    How Powerful Is the Royal Navy?

    Many years ago, the Royal Navy was deemed to be the most formidable fighting force in the world with many ships in its arsenal ready to be mobilised.
Veteran
  • Arlee Maxwell
    Published about 6 hours ago
    ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕍𝕖𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕤 𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤

    ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕍𝕖𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕤 𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤

    ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ɪᴛꜱ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴀᴍ ᴘʀᴏᴜᴅ ᴏꜰ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ꜱᴏɴ ᴅᴏᴇꜱ, ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ɪᴛꜱ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ᴍʏ ᴅᴀᴅ ꜱᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴛᴡᴏ ᴅᴇᴄᴀᴅᴇꜱ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʀᴍʏ, ᴏʀ ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ɪᴛꜱ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴀᴍ ᴘᴀꜱꜱɪᴏɴᴀᴛᴇ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ꜱᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛɪɴɢ ᴏᴜʀ ᴍɪʟɪᴛᴀʀʏ ᴍᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ ᴡʜᴏ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ꜱᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ ᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛʀʏ. ᴇɪᴛʜᴇʀ ᴡᴀʏ ᴍʏ ʜᴏᴘᴇꜱ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴘᴏꜱᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴛɪᴋᴛᴏᴋ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴛᴏ ʙʀɪɴɢ ᴀᴡᴀʀᴇɴᴇꜱꜱ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅꜱ ʜᴏᴍᴇʟᴇꜱꜱ ᴠᴇᴛᴇʀᴀɴꜱ.
  • Robert Cordray
    Published 16 days ago
    Benefits That All Veterans Can Pursue

    Benefits That All Veterans Can Pursue

    After spending years on active duty serving the United States, you become eligible for certain benefits. These VA benefits kick in during your years of service and continue on into your separation or retirement from the uniformed services. Armed members of the military as well as technical and traditional members all qualify for various VA benefits. Of course, the most difficult part is figuring out what your benefits are and how you begin to take advantage of them. If you’re feeling stuck on how to begin, now is a great time to learn more.
  • Roberta Carly Redford
    Published about a month ago
    Scars

    Scars

    Corporal James McElroy slowly climbed the front steps of his childhood home in a small midwestern town. The afternoon was bright and sunny and he stopped for a moment to soak in the silence. Well over six feet and broad-shouldered, he filled the doorway. He ran his hand through his short sandy hair and looked down at the battle fatigues he still wore. He was reluctant to go inside the house; reluctant to let his parents know he was home. He had burn scars on his face and torso, and was still healing from several broken bones. So he leaned on his cane and stood quietly for a moment, listening to the world he once knew so well, but which was now completely foreign to him. It was all so surreal, this new/old reality of his.
Vintage
  • Catherine Smith
    Published 6 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?