The Origin of the U.S. Navy

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2016
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How the Navy was started Pirates today are seen as fun, cartoonish characters and Halloween dress-up costume themes. But real-life pirates actually played a pivotal role in the creation of the U.S. Navy in 1794. In fact, one of the main arguments for creating the Navy was to save the fledgling United States money that Read More »

The Origin of the U.S. Army

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2016
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How the U.S. Army was Formed Today’s joint-component U.S. Army consists of more than 1,000,000 soldiers – active, guard, and reserve – making it the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces. Interestingly, the U.S. Army is actually older than the nation itself, tracing its origin back to the original Continental Army formed in Read More »

March 30 is “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2016
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We’ve all seen the heart-warming videos of today’s soldiers returning home, walking through airports where other travelers spontaneously erupt into a well-deserved standing ovation. For many soldiers returning from the Vietnam War, however, their experience was, in fact, the very opposite. Returning to a nation in turmoil, U.S. soldiers returned from the violence and horrors Read More »

From Dirt to Digital: The Evolution of U.S. Military Camouflage

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2016
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If you’ve ever wondered why “Dress Blues” are so different from regular BDUs or why they are reserved only for special occasions, you must actually look into a history that ties into the art and strategy of military camouflage. Today’s military camouflage is an integral and expected part of the battle dress uniforms – or Read More »

Women in the Military: Who Were the First?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 10, 2016
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Women in the Military- Who Were the First;

Women in the armed forces today are widely accepted and expected. Today more than 200,000 women fill a wide range of roles, from nurses to pilots to Army Rangers. While throughout history, the majority of military combatants have been male, most Western armies were integrated with females members in all branches of service since at Read More »

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