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  • Ana Murray
    Published 3 days 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 USA´s case, many of them have been Navy SEALs who have exposed their lives to maintain America´s greatness along the history. Today I would like to talk about the most notorious in our history.
  • Ethan H. Gaines
    Published 4 days ago
    Let Slip the Dogs of War

    Let Slip the Dogs of War

    I never understood how books were worked on for several years, even ten, before the author felt it was finished. I never understood it until I realized that the majority of my work presently has been laying in abandoned notebooks or stuck in my head for decades not really knowing what to do with it.
  • Krisna Garcia
    Published 4 days ago
    What Are Military Medals Made Of?

    What Are Military Medals Made Of?

    Medals of service are given for numerous reasons including service periods during times of war, particular campaigns or tours, and acts of valor and courage. These medals are typically worn on the service member’s dress uniform and signify that they have been rewarded for their superior service. You may be wondering what military medals are made of. Most medals consist of both a ribbon and a medallion. Each segment of the medal requires special materials and craftsmanship to be completed.
  • Latousha Young
    Published 6 days ago
    So You Think You're An African-American

    So You Think You're An African-American

    I walked into the main entrance of the post medical facility. A gentleman, a fellow soldier, bypassed me in the corridor and said, "keep that smile on your face. It's beautiful." That made me smile even harder. It was so natural to me to have a smile on my face that sometimes I forgot I was smiling. I was naturally a happy person. I didn't let anything get me down or ruin my joy. I was a strong, African-American, black woman.
  • Kate Adams
    Published 7 days ago
    America The Beautiful

    America The Beautiful

    Happy Memorial day all. I would like to take the time to pay tribute to the five most important men in my life. One of which I wasn't able to meet due to him dying in the line of Duty.
  • Damien Justus
    Published 11 days 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.
Staff Picks
  • Faye Wilde
    Published 16 days 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 5 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 7 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 10 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.
  • Tim Brooks
    Published about a year ago
    Kicking Pennies in the Rain

    Kicking Pennies in the Rain

    The Corps probably has—it probably had long before I’d gotten there, too—I don’t know what punishments the cadets inflict upon themselves today, but in 2002 the approved method of masochism were area tours, colloquially referred to as “walking hours.” An Area Tour was the most common punishment for both minor and major infractions; the severity of punishment rose in accordance with the egregiousness of the crime. The punishment was to spend time, reflecting on your misdeeds, walking back and forth across the center of the campus. You hefted your rifle upon your shoulder, walked about one hundred paces, switched shoulders, faced about, and repeated the exercise for as many hours as your sins warranted. Being late to class garnered you five hours or so, or missing formation ten, or something like that (it seemed arbitrary to me at the time).
Featured Collections
Airforce
  • A. Alexis Kreiser
    Published 5 months ago
    What Exactly Is A B-52 Bomber?

    What Exactly Is A B-52 Bomber?

    On January 6th, 2020, the tensions between the United States and Iran continued to escalate when the United States decided to send B-52 bombers to help with tightness in Iran. To be more specific, the United States sent B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is a British Indian Ocean Territory located near the Maldives and the Seychelles, south of India, and Sri Lanka. All of this means that they were not sent anywhere near Iran, but let’s put all of that aside. Many things can make someone scratch their head and ask, “is all of this really necessary?” It is people and questions like these that make it very important to keep in mind the B-52 bomber and what they are and what they are capable of.
  • Dominic Berning
    Published 7 months ago
    That Others May Live

    That Others May Live

    "That Others May Live" that is the motto of the United States Air Force Pararescue Team. These guys are bad MFs who won't stop until the mission is done and lives have been saved. They are without a doubt the most elite Special Forces Unit in the Nation and perhaps the world.
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 10 months ago
    Launch on Warning: A Novella (Pt 4)
Army
  • Latousha Young
    Published 12 days 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.
  • ShadowsPub
    Published 25 days ago
    Ceremony For the Fallen in the Age of COVID-19

    Ceremony For the Fallen in the Age of COVID-19

    2020 hasn’t been kind to the world.
  • Krisna Garcia
    Published 2 months ago
    The Army Achievement Medal: What Is It?

    The Army Achievement Medal: What Is It?

    I've had a lifelong interest in the United States Army, and especially the ranks and medals one can earn with excellent service to the nation. Our armed serve people earn these medals through their valor and commitment to our country and its ideals, and they wear them proudly wherever in the world they are stationed. The Army Achievement Medal holds a special place in my heart and I wanted to get into some of the details about this medal and history of the United States Army's honors and ribbons in today's article titled The Army Achievement Medal: what is it?
Career
  • Krisna Garcia
    Published 4 days ago
    What Are Military Medals Made Of?

    What Are Military Medals Made Of?

    Medals of service are given for numerous reasons including service periods during times of war, particular campaigns or tours, and acts of valor and courage. These medals are typically worn on the service member’s dress uniform and signify that they have been rewarded for their superior service. You may be wondering what military medals are made of. Most medals consist of both a ribbon and a medallion. Each segment of the medal requires special materials and craftsmanship to be completed.
  • Akiah Thomas
    Published 2 months ago
    Why I'm Not Upset

    Why I'm Not Upset

    It has been a long road and a short road at the same time.
  • Ty Zabel
    Published 5 months ago
    At the heart and mind of leadership

    At the heart and mind of leadership

    Here is the action of what you are about to read. If you are going to take the right step to your next successful adventure, then you need to find a supporting team. A team that values you as a Veteran and values you as a human being. If you feel like you are getting the cold shoulder, start looking for a new job. Don't wait around to be fired. You, as a Veteran, are valued, and people care about you. Your passion is not a disgrace, and your focus is not a problem. I am here to help you grow and realize your own potential. I want the best for you and those that you desire to be close too.
Family
  • Faye Wilde
    Published 16 days 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.
  • Tracilyn George
    Published about a month ago
    Argenta Gap War Cemetery

    Argenta Gap War Cemetery

    When people think of the Second World War, most have images of Germany, France or Britain. Most people wanting to visit historical sites will go to the D-Day beaches or concentration camps which is understandable.
  • Frank Racioppi
    Published 4 months ago
    The hero behind the heroes who serve our country
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 H. Gaines
    Published 4 days ago
    Let Slip the Dogs of War

    Let Slip the Dogs of War

    I never understood how books were worked on for several years, even ten, before the author felt it was finished. I never understood it until I realized that the majority of my work presently has been laying in abandoned notebooks or stuck in my head for decades not really knowing what to do with it.
  • Kwame MA McPherson
    Published 12 days ago
    Memories of the Windrush

    Memories of the Windrush

    It was big with an off-white colour. Long with rows of small round portal for windows and rust speckles blemishing its off-paint as if a battle of hues was taking place where the vessel’s own history had left off. A dark strip, running the length of the ship, indicated the gangway. While high above me, two smoking black-painted stacks poked from the ship’s middle or its amidships - according to the shipbuilder’s definition - making the vessel seem even higher; its tall structure out-of-place on the edge of the capital’s harbour. The day was already hot. The blazing Caribbean sun as merciless as the stewards on the pier shouting at the top of their voices in the melee and mayhem. The smell of the sea assaulting my nose and me thanking God that I never once had to ditch in it.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 12 days ago
    From Decoration Day to Memorial Day

    From Decoration Day to Memorial Day

    Memorial Day began as Decoration Day but this term is seldom used now. I can recall my grandmother and others of her generation saying Decoration Day but as a child I did not ask why. I now know that originally this was a day to “decorate” the graves of American war veterans. Memorial Day as we call it now is now a federal United States holiday. The purpose of this date is for mourning and honoring all military personnel who died serving in the US Armed Forces. I can remember my grandma and others placing flowers on the graves of our relatives who fought in WWI and WWII. This was also a time to check in the graves of non military loved ones. We had no cemetary caretaker and men from our small African American church volunteered to upkeep the area.
How To
  • Damien Justus
    Published 11 days 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 19 days 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 21 days 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 2 months ago
    World War 2 and Fiction
  • Edward German
    Published 3 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 10 months 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
  • Danny Burgos
    Published 3 months ago
    What Marine Corps Bootcamp Was Like After Losing 175 Pounds

    What Marine Corps Bootcamp Was Like After Losing 175 Pounds

    The hardest obstacle that you'll ever have to maneuver through is yourself. Your own insecurities, mental blocks, habits, that's where the true challenge is.
  • Rhonda
    Published 3 months ago
    Semper Fi Ooh ra

    Semper Fi Ooh ra

    This is my son Estevan, one of my many favorites pictures that really shows the intigrity of his heart. Every since I can remember my son has always looked up to service workers in uniform with reverance esp. the Marines, he hoped one day he would be a special part of this honorable calling to serve his country and possibly make his absent father proud, later he learned his deceased grandfather he never met was also a Marine and later went to become District Judge in Boyal Cty Ky.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 4 months ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Iranian Dream

    Marine Corps Stories: The Iranian Dream

    Sand kicked up like Lucifer had commanded it to do so. Winds caused debris in the street to dance. The closing hour of the Declaration and Constitution of Iran became nigh. Misha sat down with President Maaz Taheri to have him sign the digital documents.
Movie Review
  • Robert Cain
    Published 27 days ago
    The Coldest Game Movie Review

    The Coldest Game Movie Review

    Released: 8th February 2020 (Netflix)
  • Kayla James-Grey
    Published 3 months ago
    1917

    1917

    Director: Sam Mendes Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong Summary: During World War I, two British soldiers – Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake – receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades – including Blake’s own brother.
  • Jaime Hunter
    Published 4 months ago
    What Are the Best Recent War Films?
  • Ana Murray
    Published 3 days 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 USA´s case, many of them have been Navy SEALs who have exposed their lives to maintain America´s greatness along the history. Today I would like to talk about the most notorious in our history.
  • Jacqueline Kinsey
    Published 11 days 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
  • Kate Adams
    Published 7 days ago
    America The Beautiful

    America The Beautiful

    Happy Memorial day all. I would like to take the time to pay tribute to the five most important men in my life. One of which I wasn't able to meet due to him dying in the line of Duty.
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 21 days ago
    Understanding VA Loans: What They Are, How They Work, and Why You Want One

    Understanding VA Loans: What They Are, How They Work, and Why You Want One

    Buying a home is challenging. Not only do you have to find the right house, but you also have to secure financing to pay for the home in the first place. While traditional mortgages are a great option, they’re not the only ones available. VA home loans provide a great alternative to qualified veterans and current military members, but before you can decide on the right way to finance your home purchase, you need to understand how VA loans work. Here’s what you need to know.
  • ShadowsPub
    Published about a month ago
    Learning To Never Judge A Book or Person By Its Cover

    Learning To Never Judge A Book or Person By Its Cover

    For many years of my life I was involved in the local branch of national veterans organization. I joined at a time when there were still active WW1, WW2 and Korea War veterans. I learned a lot while meeting some interesting characters.
Vintage
  • Catherine Smith
    Published 4 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?