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Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day
History, Veteran Holidays

Sky Soldiers: Aug. 16 is National Airborne Day

  “Airborne.” “All the way.” It’s a unique greeting and response between Army paratroopers, the “soldiers of the sky.” They are considered three-time volunteers, first volunteering for military service, then volunteering to jump from a plane, and finally volunteering for combat on a recurring basis, often with little advanced notice. The first official Army jump…

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day
History, Veteran Holidays

August 15 is National Code Talkers Day

“We have an important job for you. It could save the lives of hundreds of soldiers. It will be dangerous. And you can’t tell anyone what you’re doing.” It sounds like something out of a Hollywood spy movie but in reality, it was the story of the World War II Navajo Code Talkers, whose service…

Athlete Sailors: Sports in the Navy
Entertainment

Athlete Sailors: Sports in the Navy

It’s true you have to be in good physical condition to pass the Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) during boot camp and later periodic testing. However, some sailors are gifted with exceptional athletic abilities that set them apart and allow them to compete as levels above the intramural level. For these members of the Navy…

Most Memorable Military Television Shows
Entertainment, History

Most Memorable Military Television Shows

Decades ago, television was a uniting medium. There were only a handful of stations and a dozen shows that literally everyone in America watched, at the same time, commercials and all. As with many shows, there were those that were created to help us look back at our history and reflect upon the times through…

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