Numbers were randomly assigned to birthdays across a given year. The lowest numbers were picked first. Would you have been drafted to go to Vietnam?
Advertising can really impact recruitment for the military. For better or for worse, here are some of the Army's most memorable slogans...
When the Soviets erected a massive new radar facility in 1960, America needed a way to study it. Luckily, some eggheads at the CIA figured out a plan.
Pioneer sergeants have beards, aprons, and axes as uniform items, and, while they are rare, their tradition dates back to the 1700s and spans the world.
The 104th Infantry Division was a green unit when it shipped to France in 1944, but intense training on night combat had readied them for daring assaults.
After we learned that a stolen anti-aircraft missile blew up in a scrap yard in Russia, we decided to look at more idiocies that could only come from KARL!
The internet is full of new hilarious memes honoring our brave men and women in uniform, and we've found 13 of the funniest for your reading pleasure.
When it comes time to write up the technical pamphlets for the next generation of military gear, the manufacturers ... probably won't call us.
The 2nd Marine Division Gunner takes out the new Reinforced Pack Frame for a torture test with vehicles, guns, and shenanigans. Will it survive?
The family has a strong military dynasty with three Medals of Honor, a Navy Cross, 11 Silver Stars, and more awards from the U.S., France, and Britain.
As a soldier who has sat through countless sensing sessions where I heard plenty of dumb ideas on how to run the Army - I can see plenty of room for error.