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These 10 letters kids sent to deployed troops will make you smile
Words can’t be expressed how grateful deployed troops are when they receive care packages and letters from back home. A swarm of grown men and women will hover around them just to get whatever goodies they can out of them. I’ve seen peo…
7 troops who would get executed when captured by their enemy
War is brutal. It makes people do harsh things. Then, it makes the other side retaliate against those harsh things. But war is also a fight with rules and when sides don’t play by those rules, tempers flare, emotions run high, and that’s when the …
6 reasons why soldiers hate on the Navy
Military branches are forever waging a friendly war each other that shows no signs of stopping. And Navy homies, it’s your time to shine.
7 things troops did on deployment are totally proud of
When service members return from deployment, their world is never the same. Here are 7 things they did on deployment and totally proud of.
This is why deployed Marines don’t eat Charms candy
Everyone is just going to chuck Charms candy out the Humvee window, so it’s just a gross waste of high-fructose corn syrup.
5 hints that your deployment is about to get extended
Troops always seem to find out last minute that their deployment is about to get extended. Here are a few signs it’s about to happen to you.
5 reasons why Rip It is the go-to energy drink for infantrymen
There’s one thing that most grunts carry with them that is equally as important and essential — the Rip It! Yes, the freakin’ energy drink!
4 important training exercises that seem useless at first glance
The Marine Corps is always training to become smarter, stronger, and more lethal than those who threaten to destroy our way of life. Marines are outside dogs who thrive on the hunt, however, when not forward deployed, they
7 best ways to pass time on a combat deployment
Being deployed on a FOB or patrol base means you probably have little contact with the world outside the wire for the better part of a year. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a USO nearby where you can log onto Facebook for 20 minutes at a time until…
The first man killed in the Vietnam War was murdered by a fellow airman
On June 8, 1956, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Fitzgibbon died of gunshot wounds sustained in South Vietnam. He was the first casualty of what would be known to history as the Vietnam War. Except it wasn’t a Viet Cong bullet that kil…
5 reasons why ‘Bangin’ in Sangin’ was like the Wild West
In October 2010, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines started clearing the Taliban insurgency from the Sangin District in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Once 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines handed over the area of observation to 3/5, things escalated quickly…
6 military scents that would make terrible scented candles
If there is one product on the face of the Earth that is the antithesis to the rigors and roughness of military life, it would have to the scented candle. But as “hardcore” as veterans once were, their loving better halves will always buy a sh*tlo…
These 13 photos of US troops with enemy flags show some traditions never die
A military unit losing its colors is pretty humiliating — maybe even as bad as losing a battle. But it probably feels pretty good to be the one who captures those colors. And American troops have captured a lot of enemy flags over the years.
8 things Marines love to carry other than their weapon
Marines carry a lot of gear while on a combat deployment: body armor, weapons, and communication equipment — just to name a few. With all that weight tallying up quickly and a lack of storage space to contain it all, Marines have to be …
Why troops love playing fantasy games while deployed
Troops really do come from all walks of life. While the military has plenty of the jocks and popular kids, the nerdy kids also raised their right hand. But you’re a few months into a deployment now and everyone’s looking for something new to do.
13 more of the best military morale patches
The first time we posted some of our favorite morale patches, readers responded with their own and gave us more than enough fodder to present a sequel. This t…