An essential guide to all things army; explore the intricate structure of units, troops, ranks and roles that work together to keep our borders safe.
Eye Check-up Gone Awry
Gold flashes at the edge of my eyes marked the beginning of my saga after my twenty thousand steps in Machu Picchu in Peru. After the Citadel, we walked around at an even higher altitude in Peru's Lake Titicaca and Puno area. The altitude of 12,810 feet at Sillustani, a pre-Inca burial site, was our highest.
M16 VS CIA
Who holds the title of the world's most renowned spy? Undoubtedly, it is the fictional British Secret Service agent, James Bond, a creation of writer Ian Fleming in 1953. Yet, who is the most famous non-fictional British spy? The answer may lie in Sidney Reilly, also known as 'The Ace of Spies,' the real-life inspiration for James Bond. He met his demise while on duty in Russia in 1925, orchestrated by the vigilant Joseph Stalin.
Unraveling the Distinctive Threads
Introduction: In recent times, chaos unfolded in Iraq as a ruthless gang of ISIS commandos launched a brazen attack on the US Embassy, prompting a swift response from a highly trained thirty-man platoon. This incident raises questions about the differences between the US Marines and the regular Army, often mistakenly interchanged in popular culture. Despite both being integral parts of the US military, the Marines and Army serve distinct roles, each with its unique capabilities and responsibilities.
Rules of the Game
The 2nd Lieutenant Acting TAC officer looked and sounded so ridiculous as he chewed us out, that I snickered and that set him off like a bottle-rocket. The veins popping out in his neck, he shouted "You think this is funny, candidate? You won't laugh on TAC Tuesday!" After he stormed out of the platoon area, we doubled over in laughter.
- Top Story - December 2023
Another Silent Night
I want to make it home this year, knowing the chances are slim to none, but one can try. Instead of fighting traffic and battling crowds trying to buy last minute gifts. I am fighting to stay alive and battling against others who are doing their best to make sure I never see home again. Such is the life of a pawn, in this game of political ambition and foolish pride.
The Military, also known collectively as the armed forces, are heavily armed, highly organized forces primarily intended for warfare. The military are typically authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with their members identifiable by distinct military uniform. The Military, also known collectively as the armed forces, are heavily armed, highly organized forces primarily intended for warfare. The military are typically authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with their members identifiable by distinct military uniform. They may consist of one or more military branches such as an army, navy, air force, space force, marines, or coast guard. The main task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state and its interests against external armed threats.
OK, I signed up for this job, so I have nothing to complain about. In fairness, though, I volunteered shortly after basic while I was in the middle of AIT (Advanced Infantry Training). The idea of running around Afghanistan with a rifle wasn’t my idea of a good time. So, when a couple of sergeants with a cluster of ribbons on their chests came into our training area and asked for a few volunteers, my hand shot up. I didn’t even know what the job was, but I figured it had to be a step up from being a grunt. That’s how I ended up in the Army’s Bomb Disposal Unit.
Israel Defense Forces
As one of the world's most advanced and powerful militaries, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are a central player in the global political arena. Keeping pace with the evolving and dynamic nature of the IDF requires access to the latest insights and updates concerning their operations, strategies, and more.
8OCT2023; 2340, SUN– Maryland, USA First things first: I do NOT; I say again, unequivocally and for the record; I will NEVER condone wanton violence. Please, for the Love of all that is good and sacred, do not misconstrue/misunderstand my title; nor the subtitle of this piece.
Thank You, and God Bless America
It was a hot, humid night in late July, and a monsoon was rolling in. There were less than ten of us, sweating around a fire, silent in a way I had never experienced with these people before. There were veterans, active military, kids who were poised to join. And a precious few were like me, patriots who were allowed, for a few moments, to look deeper into the lives of those who dedicated themselves to their country.
Ciabatta Bread Recipe
Ciabatta Bread Recipe Ingredients: • 3 1/4 cups bread flour • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
Multigrain Bread Recipe
Multigrain Bread Recipe Ingredients: • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110°F/45°C) • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)