My husband Chris and I are veterans of the United States Air Force. We both went through six weeks of basic military training during the mid 1980's at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Having gone through the experience myself I thought...
Stories from my father, who served aboard a flagship in the South Pacific during the second World War.
The Army can be an amazing experience, and some people consider it to be one the best experiences of their lives. However, there's no need to go rushing in without some extra knowledge, and despite its good points, there are awful aspects of the army that everyone forgets to talk about.
This blog is about the book, "Into The Fire" written by Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, and the time he spent serving our country.
In this hub, I reflect on Navy boot camp training at Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1967. Besides acquiring basic navy knowledge, I learned survival swimming, how to shoot a rifle, and how to fight fires.
Larry Bruce injured his foot in basic training. The VA denied his compensation claim under 38 CFR § 3.12(d)(1). The US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims determined the VA was wrong.
If you're thinking about joining the Army then your recruiter will tell you just about anything to get you to sign the dotted line. Still, there are some goodies he'll never tell you about.
I'm not talking about stuff like how to read a map or how to clean a rifle. I'm talking about important life lessons everybody learns but nobody sits down to teach us.
One day you're a soldier and the next you're a veteran. Life as a veteran is different, but in an unexpected way. How? For more information, take a look at this article.
You think Confederate statues are an issue? It was not that long ago that the US Navy had a portion of its fleet named after heroes of the confederacy.
Harold Schultz, a posthumously recognized flag raiser of Iwo Jima, was a man who shunned the spotlight. Until very recently, history completely forgot about him. Here is this Postal Employee's tale.
Michelle Theer began an affair with John Diamond while her Air Force husband was away. When he returned, Michelle was desperate to get out.
There are not-for-profits claiming to serve the military veteran community and making millions of dollars in profits while denying veterans much needed services.
The Army is a fascinating experience. But now and then things get very bizarre--the only thing to do is shake your head and laugh.
It’s hard to believe but, once you're discharged from the Army, there are regrets because nobody sat you down, got in your face and told you a few simple things. A few years down the line, you’re thinking “Why didn't anyone tell me?”