U.S. Army Chaplains Celebrate Over 240 Years on July 29

Posted in Uncategorized on July 28, 2016
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They follow a “call within a call,” combining their deepest beliefs with an unyielding commitment to their fellow soldiers. Some are deployed to the battlefield where they face the same violence of war encountered by other soldiers, often rushing into combat to administer spiritual care to their men with little concern for their own well Read More »

A Humvee for Home: Buying Surplus Military Vehicles Online

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2016
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Ever wish you could drive a super-tough Humvee in everyday life? Or maybe use a military-grade bulldozer on your next construction project? Today some of the world’s top retired vehicles are available for purchase by civilians, all with the click of a mouse. You’ve seen them roll across the screen in your favorite war movie. Read More »

Most Memorable Military Television Shows

Posted in Uncategorized on July 25, 2016
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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 Read More »

Parenting Lessons and Traits Learned From The Military

Posted in Uncategorized on July 21, 2016
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Being in the military teaches many lessons. There are character traits that are developed, leveraged, and sometimes a few that are squashed as well. For many, the code of conduct they learn while in the military stays with them for a lifetime. Often, it is this code of core values that veterans and active soldiers Read More »

4 Famous Veterans Who Went on to Be President

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2016
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According to the U.S. Constitution, the United States President is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. And appropriately, almost 60% of all U.S. Presidents have been veterans, stretching all the way back to the first U.S. President, George Washington. Until World War II, a majority of U.S. Presidents had served in the Army, but Read More »

The Biggest and Baddest Military Helicopters

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18, 2016
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There is no doubt that our US military have a tough job. It is job that would be much more difficult without the amazing technology and battle-gear created to make their missions successful. Some of the most incredible tech can be found in the military’s extensive fleet of helicopters. From special ops, rescue, attack, troop Read More »

5 Must-Read Books About War, Written By Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 12, 2016
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For many veterans, it can be difficult to talk about what they have seen and done in war. For others, however, writing about their experiences can be cathartic, and help educate others on what really happens during war. Below are five critically acclaimed books, written by veterans, that will give you firsthand perspective on that Read More »

5 Famous Astronauts who Served in the Military

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2016
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There seems to be a clear alignment between military veterans and astronauts; in fact, more than 66 percent of former and current astronauts are vets. The dedication and discipline needed to complete training, the willingness to take on challenging and dangerous missions, and the flight and other technical experience make military veterans an exceptional fit Read More »

Healing Waters: Fly Fishing Brings Peace to Wounded Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 6, 2016
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Walking up the lawn to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. you might not be surprised to see a young soldier, bandaged and in a wheel chair after more than three years of surgeries. What you might surprise you, however, is to see this same man with a fly fishing rod in his Read More »

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2016
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In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of PTSD, the United States Senate designated June as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), also naming June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. Through this designation, it is hoped that more people will be aware of the disorder and how it Read More »

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