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.
Michelle Theer began an affair with John Diamond while her Air Force husband was away. When he returned, Michelle was desperate to get out.
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.
In 1961, President Eisenhower prophetically warned the nation about the growing fusion of the armed forces and corporations. In his view, such a fusion presented a threat to American democracy due to their overemphasized political influence and the accompanying danger of a perpetual march to war.
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.
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.
Stories from my father, who served aboard a flagship in the South Pacific during the second World War.
One of the fringe benefits of the military, or being a military dependent, is the privilege of riding on the little-known network of air travel that circumnavigates the globe and supports US military installations with personnel and supplies. While...
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.
In the 1980s, the US Marine Corps adopted a new doctrine of maneuver warfare, known today as "Warfighting". Experienced leaders of the Vietnam era sought to overcome the shortfalls of an attritionist mindset in their ranks. But has this doctrine stood the test of time? Will it need further revision?
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.
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?”
A break down of all the different ways you can get promotion points in the Army and get your promotion faster.
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.