US Warship Downs ICBM for the First Time
In 2020, a US Navy warship successfully shot down an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) during a test for the first time.
National Museum of the United States Army Now Open
The National Museum of the United States Army had its grand opened on Veterans Day 2020 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The History of the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the American Expeditionary Force fighting in Siberia during the Russian Civil War.
Pentagon Announces Troop Withdrawals in Afghanistan and Iraq
The Secretary of Defense announced plans for U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and Iraq at the beginning of 2021.
A Brief History of Veterans Day
As Veteran’s Day approaches, a brief history of the holiday serves as a reminder to honor our strong troops.
2020 Military Holiday Shipping Deadlines
List of 2020 Military holidays shipping deadlines. Keep easy track of military shipping deadlines when sending mail to APO/FPO/DPO addresses.
GI Bill COVID-19 Student Protections Extended Through 2021
New financial protections approved by Congress ensures that student veterans affected by the pandemic will be extended to December 2021.
US Army Tells Soldiers to Take More Naps
The US Army added a new guideline for “strategic napping” in its new Holistic Health and Fitness manual, encouraging approriate rest for soliders.
Troops at Camp Lejeune Warned to Stop Running at Night After Coyote Attacks
Troops stationed at Camp Lejeune warned to stop running after dark after a set of coyote attacks occured on the marine base.
Experts Say Navy Needs 500 Ships, But Paying for Them Won’t be Easy
The US Navy has announced new plans to expand the number of US ships from 289 to 355 by 2035.
Win the Ultimate Fan Cave from the NFL & USAA Salute to Service Sweepstakes
The effects of the pandemic led to the NFL and USAA to reinvent their Salute to Service program. This year, the NFL and USAA have announced an updated program sweepstakes, where active-duty military and veterans can enter to win five Ultimate Fan Cave prize packages.
A 59-Year-Old Combat Vet Redid Basic Training and Finished in the Top 10% of His Class
A 59 year old combat veteran becomes the oldest graduate to complete army basic training while also finishing in the top 10% of his class.
National Guard and Coast Guard Hurricane Cleanup from Laura, Sally
The National Guard and Coast Guard have been activated multiple times this summer to help with hurricane cleanup on the Gulf Coast and to assist local first responders with search-and-rescue, aid efforts, and damage control.
Arlington National Cemetery to Reopen With Reduced Hours
After being closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arlington National Cemetery will open to the public with reduced hours starting September 9th.
Five Military Hospitals to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
The Department of Defense announced that 5 military medical facilities and hospitals will be participating in Phase III of COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Remembering Mets Legend and Marine Vet Tom Seaver
Mets Legend and Marines veteran Tom Seaver passed away on August 31, 2020, at age 75 after complications from dementia and COVID-19.
Coast Guard Crew Surprised by Shark Attack During Swim
The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball set up a special swim call for crew members when a shark was spotted nearby. Warning shots were fired to successfully avoid a coast guard shark attack.
New High-Tech Marines Wargaming Center Expected to be Up in 2024
The Marine Corps is building a new wargaming center for high-tech situations in Quantico, Virginia that is scheduled to open in 2024.
Air Force Seeks to Bring Computers and Human Brains Closer Together
By Tristan Jung The Air Force is trying to bring computerized learning directly into the human brain. A recent research effort announced by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human […]
These 23 Retailers Are Juicing Up Their Military Discounts For Veterans Day
Every November, retailers honor the military community with exclusive Veterans Day deals and offers. We put them together in a handy list to help you save and discover new brands. […]