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!

Best vacation discounts for active military members and veterans

By Lyn Mettler, Fox News Travel Those who currently serve in the military and retired servicemembers deserve a real vacation where they can kick back, relax and sail to paradise– without breaking the bank. This summer, several cruise lines are offering special discounts for the brave men and women who work tirelessly to protect the […]

What To Expect When You Join The Military, A Basic Training Breakdown

By John Annillo, Breaking Muscle Army Strong! Semper Fi! Global Force! These are the slogans of today’s military soldiers, and you can assume the physical and mental requirements to become a soldier are just as intense. The workouts in basic training for the military are not meant to find the physical specimens of the group, but […]

U.S., Japan begin major drill with U.S. carriers watching North Korea

U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (L) and USS Ronald Reagan sail with their strike groups and Japanese naval ships during training in the Sea of Japan, June 1, 2017. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers/Handout via REUTERS U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (front) and USS Carl Vinson and (back […]

Can medical marijuana could help vets?

BY JORDAN FABIAN, The Hill Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday he’s open to expanding the use of medical marijuana to help service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but noted it’s strictly limited by federal law. “There may be some evidence that this is beginning to be helpful and we’re interested in looking at […]

Toughing Out Training At The JRTC

Every summer, National Guard troops spend two weeks training at one of the Combat Training Centers (CTC). While training at a CTC is challenging, it prepares the National Guard for any situation. Today we will take a look at what it takes to make it through two weeks at one of the country’s premier training facilities, the […]

Just Watch the Movie…

by COL (R) R. Brian Williams If you have never watched a “war” movie with a veteran or service member, you are really missing out. You have yet to experience a movie in the military genre until you have sat next to an Infantryman who squirms every time some guy does not reload after expending […]

On A Mission

by Bennett Leigh Hundreds of National Guardsmen were recently called to help with deadly flooding in Arkansas and Missouri after heavy rains and several levee breaches were reported along the Mississippi and other rivers. As of press time, nearly 600 Missouri National Guard members assisted with flood relief efforts in Missouri, where at least five […]

Military population is trending regional with south and west leading the way

By James A. Winnefeld Jr. and Amy Schafer, The Commercial Appeal As tensions rise in several regions, possibly leading to new U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and other combat operations, it’s worth pausing to truly consider who fights our wars. Across the spectrum of military ranks and occupations, “service in the military, no matter how laudable, […]

Free and Discounted Summer Activities for Military Families

By Katie Lange, DODLive There’s always a lot to do in the summer. That’s especially true for military families, who can often find discounts and free admission to all sorts of entertainment thanks to the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. Here are some of the special deals you can find this year: Blue […]

Gallup poll: Americans still hold the US military in high regard, but one branch stood above the rest

By Jonah Bennett, Business Insider The military remains high in the U.S. public’s esteem, but Americans believe the Air Force in particular is the most important branch of the armed forces. A recent Gallup poll found that among 27 percent of Americans, the Air Force is the most important service, followed shortly after by the Army at […]