Military Minute: How To Thank A Veteran

Video:  Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say when you see a veteran or uniformed servicemember. Go beyond a canned response and show your appreciation in a personal and meaningful way. Take a look and see: Learn more!

The House approves $578 billion to keep armed forces operating

By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press, The House voted decisively Wednesday to approve a $578 billion spending bill that keeps the U.S. armed forces operating through September and sets the stage for substantial increases to the Pentagon’s budget advocated by President Donald Trump. The fiscal year 2017 defense legislation passed the GOP-led chamber by a […]

Air defense soldiers ready to protect nation’s capital

Source: FARGO – More than 200 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Regiment will be honored Thursday before leaving for a yearlong deployment. The deploying soldiers hail from communities across North Dakota including Minot as well as cities in Minnesota, California, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The soldiers […]

US-Japan Relations: Okinawa Village To Lodge Complaint After US Bell UH-1Y Venom Chopper Incident

BY VISHAKHA SONAWANE, Residents of a village in Japan’s Okinawa are expected to lodge a complaint with the U.S. military after a Marine Corps chopper dropped a tire during external cargo lift training Wednesday, Stars and Stripes reported Thursday. The helicopter — a Bell UH-1Y Venom — was lifting tires during the training one fell […]

The F-35 Finally Met Its Nemesis: Weather

By Charles P. Pierce, In recent months, ever since El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago took control, our old friend the F-35 Strike Fighter—a.k.a. The Flying Swiss Army Knife, a.k.a. The Flying Bonfire of Cash—has had a bit of a recovery. The president* has been beating his chest about a great deal he made in knocking […]

US deploys Marines to Syria

Source: News agencies, Several hundred marines have deployed into Syria with artillery guns, as part of the ongoing preparation for the fight to push ISIL out of its self-declared headquarters of Raqqa, a Pentagon spokesman has confirmed. The marines are pre-positioning howitzers to be ready to assist local Syrian forces, according to US officials. The […]

How Texas A&M is helping veterans and families adjust to campus life

By MOLLY SMITH & MORGAN O’HANLON, From Texas Standard: For those leaving the military, readjusting to civilian life can be a rocky transition. For veterans or families of veterans, trying to juggle college classes and homework assignments on top of that can be frustrating. That’s the reality for more than 800,000 college students across […]

The Grunt’s War

By KYLE LONGLEY, By 1967, protesters were gathering regularly in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. They’d hold signs, give speeches and chant: “Hey, hey, L.B.J. How many babies did you kill today?” Implicit in the chant was the instrument of Lyndon B. Johnson’s brutal, inhuman policy: the young men fighting […]

Veteran, targeted for his military pride, robbed at gunpoint

By Sarah Caskie, Like many veterans, Missouri resident Mark McCunniff is proud of his days in service to his country. He regularly wears a U.S. Marine Corps baseball cap and flies an American flag outside his home as a reminder of his military service. Now, police say the Vietnam War veteran was the target of […]

Why Veterans Take the Initiative to Explore Entrepreneurship

By John Panaccione, Military experience helps vetpreneurs find success once the uniform comes off. I still carry the U.S. Army Leadership Guide in my work bag. In it, initiative is listed as one of the desirable traits of a leader. It’s defined as “a quality of seeing what has to be done and commencing […]

Check Out the Marine Corps’ Fearsome-Looking Upgraded Shotguns

Upgrade kits make the guns safer and handier for Marines, but shotguns are still very much niche weapons on the modern battlefield. BY JOSEPH TREVITHICK, Marines Corps is fielding improved shotguns in a variety of units. Combined with an accessory kit, Marines are able to pick a weapon that best suits the mission at […]