Military Minute: 4 Smart Insurance Strategies

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Military members and their families face a lot of insurance choices. Today’s Military Minute, sponsored by Armed Forces Benefit Association, breaks down four types of insurance and offers some useful guidance for you to make good decisions. Learn more!

Trump’s ‘historic’ military buildup vision has a money problem


by Travis J. Tritten, Washington Examiner In February, President Trump told a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference that his administration was working on a “massive” defense budget request. “Offensive, defensive, everything. Bigger and better and stronger than ever before,” the president said. “It will be one of the greatest military buildups in […]

U.S. Coast Guard Wants Cruise Missiles On Its Icebreakers Too


By Tyler Rogoway, The Drive As Russia is building literally a new armada of new icebreakers, ice-capable supply ships, a massive arctic “research” submarine and icebreaker surface combatants armed with cruise missiles, the Pentagon is now looking at arming its relatively tiny fleet of future icebreakers with similar weapons as well. The revelation came during […]

‘Neo-Nazi’ in Florida National Guard arrested after explosives found at Tampa Palms murder scene


By Tony Marrero, Tampa Bay Times TAMPA — A man accused of shooting his two roommates Friday in a Tampa Palms apartment told police he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with the men until he converted to Islam then killed them because they showed disrespect for his faith. The revelations weren’t over. Officers found a garage stocked […]

Stationed In Paradise


For most Americans, Hawaii the ultimate tropical vacation destination. In fact, a majority of us just daydream about visiting it one day in the far-off future. However, for the 49,187 active duty and reserve members and their families stationed in Hawaii, it’s home. You probably know that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl […]

Why the M4 is a terribly flawed weapon


By David Maccar, Range 356 So said a major general to the Senate Armed Services committee, adding that the “American penchant for arming troops with lousy rifles has been responsible for a staggering number of unnecessary deaths.” Here is an example of an M4A1 carbine with an ACOG sight. It looks like the U.S. military […]

Melania Trump to Meet With US Military Families During First Trip


By Madeline Patrick, Mormangee Star The summit will bring together more than 50 leaders from Muslim and Arab countries. The Office of the First Lady announced Thursday that Melania Trump will deliver remarks to US military families when she joins the president during his inaugural overseas trip. As President Donald Trump sets off for his […]

Inside the CMP and the word on Garands and 1911s (PHOTOS)


By Chris Eger, Guns.com We recently had the chance to tour the surplus rifle warehouses of the Civilian Marksmanship Program in Alabama to find out about both current and potential future operations. The CMP is a federally-chartered non-profit corporation tasked with promoting firearms safety training and target practice. It originated as the Office of the […]

How the U.S. Army Is Using Old Artillery to Fire Hypervelocity ‘Bullets’


By Kris Osborn, National Interest Due to its ability to reach speeds of up to 5,600 miles per hour, the hypervelocity projectile is engineered as a kinetic energy warhead, meaning no explosives are necessary. The hyper velocity projectile can travel at speeds up to 2,000 meters per second, a speed which is about three times […]

All males to serve in the South Korea requires military — here’s what it’s like


By Gene Kim and Will Wei, Business Insider South Korea requires all of its male citizens to serve in the military for two years. Here’s what that experience is like. Footage courtesy of Goyang TV, 2012 Following is a transcript of the video. The hardest part was when I and my group had to go into […]

Pentagon refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial


Chris Carola, Associated Press, SFGate.com ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ship collision to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The USS Frank E. Evans was participating in a nighttime training exercise in the South China […]