Military Minute: 5 Ideas For Pre-Deployment Family Trips!

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Deployment day is coming. And yes, leaving is going to be hard on you and your loved ones. Today’s Military Minute, sponsored by Military Benefit Association, explores 5 ideas for pre-deployment family vacations so you can spend some quality time with your family. Learn more!

Remains of Marine shot down in Laos in 1969 heading home


By FoxNews.com A Marine radar intercept officer missing nearly 48 years after he was shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War has been accounted for after his remains were found last year, the Bergen Record reports. The remains of Marine Corps Reserve 1st Lt. William (Billy) Ryan, of Bogota, N.J., were identified through DNA […]

Before we go to war with China, we should watch this


By Bill Worth When discussing the U.S. military’s ability to fight and win wars, we tend to focus on quality.  The quality of our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen goes without question.  And, our technology, while increasingly challenged by Russian and China, gives us a great competitive edge.  However, before we contemplate going to war with […]

Air Force Accidentally Sends out Missile Attack Warning…Complete with an inexplicable emoji.


By Kyle Mizokami, PopularMechanics.com  A U.S. Air Force fighter wing in Germany accidentally sent out a missile attack warning to its members last week, warning that a missile was inbound and urging recipients to take shelter. The warning was rescinded eight minutes later. The missile attack warning flashed across screens of computers at the 52nd […]

Big changes are in the works for the Marine Corps’ elite snipers


Source: TopBuzz.com Since the days of Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock and his exploits in Vietnam, the image of Marine Corps Scout Snipers has struck fear in the hearts of America’s enemies. And for good reason. The Corps has one of the most comprehensive — and toughest — training schools for its sniper teams, with a […]

Why do US aircraft carriers dominate the seas?


By Dave Majumdar, Scout.com Naval aviation is an inherently dangerous business, but over the course of more than 75 years, through robust procedures, rigorous training and continuous practice, the U.S. Navy has honed its carrier flight deck operations into a well-oiled machine. Naval aviation is an inherently dangerous business, but over the course of more […]

Historic U.S. Army recruitment effort increase underway


By Olivia Bailey, WCYB.com JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The United States Army is seeking thousands of new recruits soon. News 5 has learned the Army needs 6,000 additional active duty soldiers and 1,500 reservists by the end of September. Ian Herrin, 27, always had a feeling he wanted to serve his country. With several family […]

Trump’s military affliction


By Michael A. Cohen, BostonBlobe.com In the four days since President Trump announced his selection of H.R McMaster as his national security adviser, the move has been met with practically universal praise. Writing in the Atlantic, Andrew Exum called McMaster “one of the most talented officers the US Army has ever produced.” “McMaster is the […]

Ruck march planned to help prevent military suicides


By ClacksvilleNow.com CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- Carry The Fallen is a 3-day ruck-march relay event in which teams ruck-march while carrying weight that symbolizes the burden that many veterans carry post-trauma. The ultimate purpose of Carry The Fallen is to reduce veteran suicide and assist Military Families. Any money raised by Carry the Fallen benefits Active Heroes. […]

New York National Guardsmen test NASA space capsule recovery system


By Eric Durr, Defense.gov GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2017 — Forty-five members of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing are heading to Hawaii, Feb. 27, to participate in a joint NASA and Defense Department mission to evaluate recovery techniques and gear that will be used to recover NASA’s […]

How Your Military Experience Prepares You for Entrepreneurship


Former Army Ranger Matthew “Griff” Griffin was touring a factory in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2009 when he looked to his left and saw a combat boot sole with a flip-flop thong punched through it. Griffin turned to the factory manager and asked, “Can I run with this?” He told Griffin, “Yeah, sure. Go ahead.”With those […]