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  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Marine Corps Stories: Land Navigation

    Marine Corps Stories: Land Navigation

    Major Donna Coe studied her land navigation routes in an office hastily constructed. Expertly, she planned the routes for her junior Marines to traverse some rough territory in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She plotted every point of their journey with the help of satellites.
  • Matthew Angelo
    Published a day 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.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 days ago
    Marine Corps Stories: Bank II: Fly By

    Marine Corps Stories: Bank II: Fly By

    The football sailed right into the hands of United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Sherwin Winehouse. He passed it to Captain Abigail Buchanan. The two pilots found a place to PT under the Yuma, Arizona sun that day.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 days ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Thing Is....

    Marine Corps Stories: The Thing Is....

    A fly got into the administrative shop in Yuma, Arizons somehow. That wasn’t it; someone let the fly in there.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 4 days ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Pin

    Marine Corps Stories: The Pin

    At a home in Newark, Delaware, a Marine gunnery sergeant desperately searched. He rummaged through a box in the basement. He kept coming up with baseball trophies, baseball cards, and actual baseballs, none of which mattered on this Sunday afternoon.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 4 days ago
    Bedford and Mt Kisco Gathers to Celebrate Medal of Honor Winner
Staff Picks
  • Sharon Wilfong
    Published 3 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 4 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 8 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 10 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.
  • 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.
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Airforce
  • Justus
    Published 2 months ago
    New Life Journey
  • Darren Garcia
    Published 2 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.
  • Jasmine Pullom
    Published 2 months ago
    The Military? Is it Really A Family?

    The Military? Is it Really A Family?

    Let me start by saying this is my experience and not everyone goes through this, but this is my story and its time for me to tell it.
Army
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published 20 days 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 2 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?
  • Lexxie McKenzie
    Published 3 months 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.
Career
  • Casey Keller
    Published 2 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 2 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:
  • Nicole
    Published 2 months ago
    Pregnancy Separation

    Pregnancy Separation

    Why I Decided to Separate
Family
  • Wynette Richardson
    Published 29 days ago
    Once loved to death

    Once loved to death

    There comes a time in marriage sometimes, like in life, where you ask yourself how much more you can take. You ask yourself if all the things wrong are real, or just in your head. You ask yourself if ending things is really the best option or if you just have not tried hard enough and you need to hang on just a little longer for things to get better.
  • V. Plut
    Published 2 months 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 2 months ago
    What it's like dating someone 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
  • Matthew Primous
    Published 8 days 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.
  • Something Complicated
    Published 8 days ago
    Gulf War

    Gulf War

    The United States was led by President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State Bill Clinton, and the Gulf War ended on February 28, 1991, with a coalition victory. Iraqi forces and proved a success, with the loss of more than 1,000 lives in the first three months of the war.
  • Rebecca Smith
    Published 10 days ago
    Heading Back To School? Here's Some History Help...

    Heading Back To School? Here's Some History Help...

    I remember going back to school one year, and I loved history. It was my favourite subject and I had the best teacher. I was always top of the class and never got anything below an A. BUT, then we started doing the Cold War and Stalin and my brain had a bit of a meldown. Of course, I eventually got my head around it all and I was fine, but I looked all over the internet to help me learn extra outside of class. So, I thought I'd share a mini exam question answer that I wrote and got the teacher to check.
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Marine Corps
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about 9 hours ago
    Marine Corps Stories: Land Navigation

    Marine Corps Stories: Land Navigation

    Major Donna Coe studied her land navigation routes in an office hastily constructed. Expertly, she planned the routes for her junior Marines to traverse some rough territory in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She plotted every point of their journey with the help of satellites.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 days ago
    Marine Corps Stories: Bank II: Fly By

    Marine Corps Stories: Bank II: Fly By

    The football sailed right into the hands of United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Sherwin Winehouse. He passed it to Captain Abigail Buchanan. The two pilots found a place to PT under the Yuma, Arizona sun that day.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 days ago
    Marine Corps Stories: The Thing Is....

    Marine Corps Stories: The Thing Is....

    A fly got into the administrative shop in Yuma, Arizons somehow. That wasn’t it; someone let the fly in there.
Movie Review
  • MovieBabble
    Published 12 days 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 about a month 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 2 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+.
  • Shentel Downes
    Published 7 days 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 4 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 4 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.
Veteran
  • Matthew Angelo
    Published a day 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.
  • Laura May
    Published 17 days ago
    5 Examples Of Veteran Focused Businesses

    5 Examples Of Veteran Focused Businesses

    Some help them to find jobs, others give them the tools to become entrepreneurs, while a few offer assistance in getting the benefits they’re entitled to.
  • Arlee Maxwell
    Published 2 months 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.
Vintage
  • Rebecca Smith
    Published 8 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?