AmmoCan X: You Want This Bluetooth Speaker Built From an Ammo Can

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The AmmoCan X is incredible, a high-quality Bluetooth speaker made from a real ammo can by veterans in the USA. Click here to order direct from the guys who build them.

If that sentence didn’t close the deal for you, read on to find out about the guys who make them and exactly why this speaker is so different from all the other wireless speakers on the market. +Continue Reading

32 Terms Only Airmen Will Understand

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BY BLAKE STILLWELL — WEARETHEMIGHTY​.COM

As the youngest member of the U.S. armed forces, the Air Force gets a lot of flak from other branches, despite having the capacity to (arguably) destroy all life on Earth in 30 minutes. In its relative short history, its Airmen evolved a culture and language all their own. +Continue Reading

Army Vet Noah Galloway Dances With the Stars

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Retired Army Sgt. Noah Galloway made a positive statement for injured veterans when he appeared on the cover of Men’s Health magazine last fall. Now the double amputee has joined the cast of the 20th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Galloway, who lost his left arm and left leg while serving in Iraq, will be partnered with professional dancer Sharna Burgess.

Galloway hopes to follow in the footsteps of J.R. Martinez, the Army 101st veteran who won the competition back in 2011. Martinez, who was also wounded by an IED and suffered burns over 40% of his body, did a lot to raise awareness that men and women injured in battle can return and lead productive, well-adjusted lives. +Continue Reading

10 Things You’d Rather Hear From Your Sweetheart Than Your Drill Instructor

Hopefully your Drill Instructor doesn’t remind you of your sweetheart. If you wake up in the morning to screaming and regimented exercise, you may be in a problematic relationship. Fortunately most partners are loving and caring in a gentle, healthy kind of way. Here are 10 lines you definitely want to hear from your significant other, but never from your Drill Instructor.

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1, “You lookin’ at me?” +Continue Reading

Military Winners & Losers at the 2015 Oscars

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“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1″ was a big winner at the Academy Awards.

Birdman cleaned up at the Academy Awards, sweeping Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay and Cinematography. Hollywood recognized yet another Inside Show Biz movie, continuing a 21st century habit: Argo, The Artist and even The King’s Speech are all really movies about putting on a show. They passed over American Sniper, the most popular movie to be nominated in years, and Boyhood, an innovative movie about everyday people. Come back in twenty years and Sniper, Boyhood and maybe The Grand Budapest Hotel will be the 2014 movies we still remember.

American Sniper picked up a single award for Sound Editing and Unbroken got shut out, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few military films that made a big impact at the Academy Awards. +Continue Reading

Return of ‘The Night Shift’

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The Night Shift, NBC’s drama about ER doctors working overnights in a cash-strapped Texas hospital, was a surprise hit last summer and now it’s back for a full run in the Monday 10pm slot previously occupied by State of Affairs.

A large number of the show’s main characters are veterans, doctors and medics who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and are in the process of reintegrating into civilian life. Those experiences are central to The Night Shift’s plot lines and the action often feels more like M*A*S*H than ER, something we discussed in an interview with the show’s creators Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs last year.

We’ve got a clip from the new season below: +Continue Reading

The Top 12 Military Movies in Oscar History

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For over 80 years, military films have made an impact at the Academy Awards. With American Sniper scoring six nominations at this year’s Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor, we thought it would be a good time to do our rundown of the top dozen military movies in Oscar history (in our humble opinion – feel free to mention some of your favorites in the comments section below this article)… And if you want more details on American Sniper, check out the full Military​.com review as well as a feature on Chris Kyle and this video footage. +Continue Reading

Military Movies at the 2015 Oscars

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The 87th Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday February 22nd at 7pm Eastern & 4pm Pacific on ABC. Some of the greatest military movies ever have won Oscars and half of this year’s Best Picture nominees have strong military themes or connections.

There’s one film that was widely considered to be a leading contender but only managed to pick up a few technical nominations and a couple of documentaries that are both required viewing. +Continue Reading

Bradley Cooper Says ‘Aloha’

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So how does Bradley Cooper follow up his Oscar-nominated role as Chris Kyle in American Sniper? He’s playing a military contractor who falls in love with an Air Force pilot played by Emma Stone (who’s also Oscar-nominated for Birdman) in Aloha, a romantic comedy from writer/director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous). +Continue Reading

Sean Penn’s Special Forces Regret in ‘The Gunman’

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Sean Penn goes for a middle-aged reinvention as a badass action hero in The Gunman, due in theaters on March 20th. Penn plays Jim Terrier, a Special Forces operative who triggers an international crisis after he assassinates a political leader as part of a secret mission. +Continue Reading