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October 19, 2017

Blumhouse Television and We Are The Mighty Partner to Produce Searching for Bergdahl

The untold story of the soldiers involved in the nearly five-year (1,797 day) search for the missing sergeant -- one of the largest manhunts in military history – employing more resources than even the search for Osama Bin Laden.

Deadline Hollywood: We Are The Mighty Partners with Blumhouse to Produce Bowe Bergdahl Documentary

September 22, 2017

Gold Star Mother's Day (Sunday, Sept. 24th)

An Opportunity for Honor, Reflection and Connection from WATM's Co-Founder & CEO David Gale

There are few things in life more difficult for a parent to accept than the loss of a child. While we have names for people who have lost a spouse (a "widow" or "widower"), or have lost their parents (an "orphan"), there is no commonly-known word for a person who has lost their child. It is unimaginable.

March 6, 2017

February 9, 2017

Hollywood Bridging The Military Civilian Divide

Trumps Freeze Hurts Young Veterans Who Were Already Having Trouble Getting Jobs

January 25, 2017

Military Media Brand We Are The Mighty Unveils THE MIGHTY 25 Veterans

Whose Impact and Influence are Shaping America

June 4, 2015

The Craftsman Brand Teams With Leading Veteran Empowerment Organization to Connect and Support Returning Military

America's Most Trusted Tool Brand Introduces Donation Program and Short Film Series Regarding Military Transition

Fast Company: Craftsman Tools and Veterans Group Celebrate Father's Day With Film Series

April 4, 2015

Army General Stan McChrystal (Ret) Sits Down With We Are The Mighty For A Discussion About National Service

McChrystal Tells WATM that the American Concept of Citizenship has Deteriorated to an Alarming Degree


Meet the Mighty 25: Influencers Supporting the Military Community in 2018

Throughout the year, the team at We Are The Mighty has the privilege of learning about and meeting people doing extraordinary things in the military-veteran community. This is the inspiration behind our annual Mighty 25: Influencers Supporting the Military Community in 2018 — a list of individuals who are making a difference for military service members, veterans, and their families.

This year, we expanded our list to include not just veterans, prior service members, and reservists, but also civilians who are doing exemplary work in this community.

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This is earth's real first line of defense against asteroid strikes

To be big enough to kill all life on Earth, all an asteroid has to do is kick up enough dust to cloud the atmosphere, change the climate, and cause a global extinction. To do so, the asteroid must be larger than 270 meters across — and there are millions of asteroids that size relatively close to Earth. How do we defend against random destruction or an extinction-level event?

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The hilarious way an Israeli spy convinced Syria to help Israel

There's nothing funny about the tragic way Eli Cohen's life ended. Shortly after returning to Israel to see the birth of his third child, he was caught in the act of transmitting intelligence by radio from his apartment. He was then hanged in May, 1965. His life as a spy put him at constant risk of discovery and execution. But before he was caught, Cohen changed the game for the IDF in the Middle East. He did it by convincing Syria its troops were too hot.

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7 mind hacks Navy SEALs use to take on everything

From day one, Navy SEAL training requires complete dedication from your body and your mind. You can prepare your body for the physical toll BUD/S will exact on you, but mental preparation is something else altogether. Navy SEALs gave out some of their mental preparation hacks that not only got them through training, but also through the high operations tempo SEALs face these days.

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5 things boots need to do before earning the squad's trust

Squads are the most fundamental part of the military. While you can generally get by with having an issue with someone else in the company, a squad can't function unless everyone is on the same level.

It takes years to earn someone's trust to the point of knowing, without a shadow of a doubt, that they have your back. To get the new guys in the squad up to speed, they'll have to be given a crash course in earning it.

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This soldier risked everything to save his friend in Tal Afar

Gary Villalobos left his civilian life to join the United States Army. By 2005, he found himself in Tal Afar, Iraq, as Sgt. First Class Villalobos. It was there he learned the true meaning of fear — and what it takes to overcome that fear to try and save one of his own.

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5 questions we have after watching 'Full Metal Jacket'

In 1987, Warner Brothers released Full Metal Jacket, a film that follows a young Marine as he endures the hardships of basic training and gets thrust immediately into the brutality of the Vietnam War.

This film, which is hailed as one of history's most powerful, is a hit especially among service members. As with any movie, questions pop up into our minds as the story plays out and we're left wondering long after the credits roll. Since it's very doubtful the film will ever get a sequel, let's talk about a few questions that we don't think the movie ever answered.

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When the USDA protected the US military it changed the world

For over 75 years, USDA scientists have been developing ways to protect the U.S. military around the world from powerful adversaries — mosquitoes and other biting arthropods that cause disease. Their work began in 1942 in a small USDA field laboratory in Orlando, where scientists made key discoveries about new chemicals for controlling these pests. At the time, the most effective repellents lasted only 2 hours, and the U.S. military needed a repellent that could protect for 10 hours. In 1952, testing in Orlando confirmed DEET was an effective repellent; it was soon adopted for use by the U.S. Army, became commercially available by 1957 — and is still used widely today.

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