army

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  • Hannah Johnson
    Published 26 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 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?
  • 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.
  • Latousha Young
    Published 4 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.
  • ShadowsPub
    Published 5 months 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 6 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?
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 8 months ago
    Reason First: Why is Sexual Misconduct on the Rise at Military Academies?

    Reason First: Why is Sexual Misconduct on the Rise at Military Academies?

    The amount of sexual assaults and unwanted advances should be nil around the world. Especially, these ill actions ought to cease on military installations. And an even more focused amount of scrutiny ought to be placed on military academies. With numbers of reports that surpass the double digits for women and a little over two percent in men, these numbers ought to be knocked down and eliminated. But why is this disparity so prevalent? Why do women report more cases of sexual abuse than men? Why are the men either reporting less or experiencing it less altogether? The answer may lie in male-female relations and the fact that women remain a minority amongst their counterparts in training for the United States Armed Forces.
  • Tonia D Morrissette
    Published 8 months ago
    Tour in Iraq

    Tour in Iraq

    I joinined the military again at age 38, I had to go through basic training again because it had just been under 10 years since I was in. I went through the combat medic course which is a lot tougher then a lot of the other MOS s. Because you have to be able to carry a soldier off the battle furies if their hurt.
  • Subham Das
    Published 10 months ago
    Potential Terrorist

    Potential Terrorist

    "Safeties off, lads."
  • Casey Keller
    Published 11 months ago
    How I Became an Army Ranger Sniper

    How I Became an Army Ranger Sniper

    It was a hot summer that year, 110 degrees in the shade. We were doing training exercises in South Carolina. Digging foxholes, setting up our tents, and making sure our battle ready laser tag systems were on. Four battalions getting ready for war for and with each other. I get my foxhole ready, my tent is up, and I'm bored. What's a soldier to do?
  • Mia Morales
    Published about a year ago
    Why the Military Needs Cyber Security

    Why the Military Needs Cyber Security

    With how much information we pass around online, it is pertinent to secure, monitor, and traffic who has the ability to access sensitive information. Therefore, it is a wise idea for the military to utilize a network traffic analyzer to better protect top secret, private, or highly sensitive material online. This is easily done by utilizing a program or individual to monitor the flow of the network. This service allows for the ability to track devices, see what people are looking at online, and take into account how much bandwidth each device is using.
  • Jennifer White
    Published about a year ago
    5 Challenges Females May Face in the Army

    5 Challenges Females May Face in the Army

    When I first joined the Army, I had very few ideas about what to expect. While I’m not the first in my family to enter the military, I am the first female. On top of this, the family that I did know who entered the military, went Navy, so obviously I couldn’t draw from their experiences.