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!

Changes to Arlington National Cemetery eligibility?


by Nikki Wentling WASHINGTON — Extending the lifetime of Arlington National Cemetery will likely require further restrictions on which service members and veterans are eligible for burial there, the Army wrote in a report released to Congress. Tightening the eligibility requirements — already the strictest of any national cemetery — is one of several options […]

Army wants 17,000 more troops


BY ELLEN MITCHELL, The Hill The Army has sent a nearly $12.7 billion “wish list” to Congress this week that asks for 17,000 additional troops, $2.3 billion for more missiles and ammunition and $4.9 billion for more aircraft and vehicles. The document – a list of unfunded weapons, equipment, troops, maintenance and development activities the […]

Is President Trump ramping up for Iran?


By Christopher Woody, Business Insider It is not always clear what President Donald Trump is thinking on any particular issue. On Iran, however, Trump appears to have decidedly hardline leanings. He repeatedly called the nuclear deal “the worst deal ever negotiated” while on the campaign trail, where he also saidIran was “the number one terrorist […]

Stash of Revolutionary War bayonets found at Valley Forge


A Stash of 30 Hidden Bayonets Was Discovered in Valley Forge. “No one has ever found this many together.” BY SARAH LASKOW, Atlas Obscura ON THE LAST DAY OF an archaeological project near Valley Forge National Park in southeastern Pennsylvania, Dan Sivilich told his team not to expect to find a whole lot. Sivilich’s group, […]

Trump asked for full review of ‘Leavenworth 10’ cases


By Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News A Texas congressman is appealing to President Trump for a full review of cases involving a group of veterans, known as the Leavenworth 10, who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq and are now imprisoned for battlefield crimes. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, asked Trump in a letter to consider the immense […]

Top 20 Greatest War Movies


Heroism, camaraderie, psychological trauma… You’ll find it all in these iconic war movies. These 20 films were voted on by aMC Network viewers. Do you agree? Disagree? Have another favorite? Let us know at www.ameriforce.net/best-military-movies/ 20. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Robin Williams is arguably at his best in this Vietnam War dramady about irreverent radio […]

Our Favorite Military Loving Celebrities


by Rebecca Alwine Military families are always appreciative of support, from anyone and everyone. But when it comes from a celebrity, it seems to make a bigger impact. For as long as we can remember, the USO has brought celebrities to troops and their families around the world. When someone we see on television and […]

Preparing For the Air Force Academy


This fall, approximately 1,200 college freshmen will begin their first year at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). USAFA is one of the most selective and prestigious colleges in the country, with a 17% acceptance rate. The average ACT of an accepted student is 30-32, and the average high school GPA is above a […]

More C-5 back to flying status?


Air Force Now Wants to Get Sidelined C-5 Galaxy Transports Back In the Air. Years of budget cuts mean the service has less than 50 of the massive airlifters available for worldwide missions. BY JOSEPH TREVITHICK, The Drive he U.S. Air Force wants to get more massive C-5 Galaxy cargo planes back into active duty. The […]

Military couples who avoid problems fare worse after deployment


By Madeline Kennedy, WHTC.com (Reuters Health) – Military families face many stresses and partners who tend to avoid dealing with issues directly before a deployment are more likely to have mental health and relationship problems after the soldier returns home, according to a recent U.S. study. “A deployment is a stressful event for couples who […]