Everything in how the Medal of Honor is made is minutely accounted for down to how many fibers make up its iconic blue cloth.
An important part of physical training, the pull-ups take center stage in the Marine Corps.
This article by Ward Carroll originally appeared on We Are the Mighty The F-16 Fighting Falcon was originally designed to be a daytime air superiority fighter, but over the decades of its service life, it has evolved into an all-weather multi-role attack platform. The first F-16 rolled off the manufacturing line in 1976, and ultimately […]
When Max McGee showed up for work on Jan. 15, 1967, he was badly hungover, having spent the previous night bar-hopping with the company of two local women in Los Angeles. Everyone has shown up to work hungover — that’s nothing new, especially for an Air Force veteran. The only problem was that Max McGee […]
While the Marine Corps has developed a well-earned reputation as a fierce opponent on the battlefield, that reputation wasn’t cultivated by only recruiting tenacious warfighters. Like every branch, the Marine Corps’s new recruits represent a cross-section of the American people, with men and women of varying ages and widely diverse backgrounds funneled into a training […]
Finding good leadership in the military can be difficult. Writing strong interesting characters for movies that audiences respect is a completely separate challenge. But after watching these iconic war films, we’d wager that most ground troops wouldn’t mind serving alongside these screen legends. So here’s our list of enlisted leaders we’d follow into battle. 1. […]
The Vought F4U Corsair is an iconic WWII fighter plane. Thanks to its distinctive long nose, inverted gull wing and appearance in the classic TV show “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” the Corsair has etched itself into the minds of many Americans. Moreover, the Corsair was an exceptional fighter plane that outperformed many Allied and Axis fighters. […]
No one is debating the effectiveness of the AH-64 Apache. It’s one of the deadliest combat aircraft ever fielded. In Afghanistan, its mere presence in the sky is enough to deter enemy fighters from even thinking about taking a shot on troops on the ground. However, there’s something to be said for close air support […]
A New Year can mean a new you. Come January 1, strive to improve yourself by sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. For most people, it’s going to the gym more, getting takeout less, and other lifestyle improvements along those lines. Of course, life in the military is very different from civilian life and this […]
Ask any kindergartener what Santa looks like, and they’ll probably tell you he has a red suit, a big, round belly and a long, white beard. The classic Christmas song “Must Be Santa,” written in 1960 by Mitch Miller, describes him in even greater detail, with a cap on his head and a cherry nose. […]