Staff Picks

  • Carolena Trissel
    Published 11 months ago
    10 Tips for Military Spouses on Your First Deployment

    10 Tips for Military Spouses on Your First Deployment

    Your husband or wife is gone and you feel like you've been left behind. Scratch that attitude! In order to survive deployment, you’re going to need to keep a positive attitude. There will be lots of situations that may appear to be discouraging at first, but if you keep your head on straight and your heart inspired, there’s no reason why this needs to be a gloomy time. We’ve done half the work for you by rounding up these expert-approved tips for military spouses to make the best use of time while your spouse is on active duty.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 11 months ago
    How to Prepare for Joining the Navy

    How to Prepare for Joining the Navy

    Joining the Navy is a huge decision for anyone to make. For most men and women making this choice, going through the enlistment process is their first experience as an adult after receiving their high school diploma. When you are getting ready to join the Navy, there are many requirements—mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you are joining the military, or if you specifically want to prepare for joining the Navy as an enlisted sailor, an officer, or even a Navy Seal, here’s a list of how to do so.
  • Patrick Hollis
    Published 12 months ago
    Protesting the Vietnam War

    Protesting the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was arguably one of the most controversial wars of the 20th century. The conflict was as significant in the streets of the USA as it was in the rice patties of Vietnam.
  • Jessika Rice
    Published 12 months ago
    How to Survive a Military Relationship

    How to Survive a Military Relationship

    It’s hard. A long-distance military relationship is hard. There is no other way to put it. One of the things you have to ask yourself, though, is, Is it all worth it? In my case, heck yeah it was/is! He is my everything. He is my world. There are still times when I wake up and I am like, “Oh my goodness, I cannot take this anymore!” Do I give up? Does that mean I wanna quit the relationship or him? No!
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published about a year ago
    I Loved Every Minute of Being a Military Brat

    I Loved Every Minute of Being a Military Brat

    My dad was already in the military before he met my mom. He was a jet engine mechanic, and he was stationed in Maine when he met my mom. They met at a bar called The Barking Spider. I don’t know if they immediately hit it off, but eventually I came into the picture, and my parents got married. They’ve been married for 23 years now, and let me tell you, we’ve been through a lot as a military family.
  • Michelle Stone
    Published about a year ago
    Advice About Joining the Military

    Advice About Joining the Military

    A couple days ago I had a cousin that I don’t often talk to reach out to me on Facebook. After pleasantries she got to the real reason she sparked our conversation asked me if I could do her a favor. Her boyfriend has been thinking about joining the Navy as a Nuke Engineer; he wanted an opinion that didn’t come from a recruiter's mouth. That was something I could sympathize with, as someone who made the mistake of going in blind as a bat and trusting my recruiters' words like they were gold. I ended up in and out of the most exhausting, confusing, dangerous, and life changing four years of my life, and I wish I had twenty more to give.
  • Jesse Kinney
    Published about a year ago
    10 Gory War Movies on Netflix

    10 Gory War Movies on Netflix

    Despite removing some of their best titles in the war genre, Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge and Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan come to mind, there is still an abundance of gory war movies on Netflix that you need to see. These war movies take you into war from several different perspectives and all tell unique stories. What bands these movies together is the realism and gore they provide.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published about a year ago
    10 Things You Should Never Say to a Veteran

    10 Things You Should Never Say to a Veteran

    In the United States, there are over two million military services members including active and reserve forces, but there are more than twentymillion living veterans, with the oldest among them having served in World War II. Many of these veterans were conscripted, but most volunteered to serve their country. All of them are equally deserving of our thanks as a nation. While many retired service members appreciate gestures of gratefulness, many people cross the line with inappropriate questions or misguided statements that can offend the men and women who served our country. If you want to avoid making them feel guilty or uncomfortable, here are some things you should never say to a veteran.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published about a year ago
    Jobs for Military Veterans Without Degrees

    Jobs for Military Veterans Without Degrees

    Finding jobs for military veterans without degrees may seem like a difficult task, but there are many jobs available for veterans transitioning back to civilian life without a bachelor’s degree out there. Many of these are high paying jobs that will benefit from an applicant who has military experience. The specialized job training that veterans have obtained from their previous roles in the military can be largely beneficial to most any career path. Here are some of the top jobs veterans without a formal education to take on, and the tasks, qualifications, and salaries that each job requires and/or provides.