Here’s a fact: this weekend’s #1 sporting event for the under-30 set isn’t the NCAA basketball Elite Eight. The Call of Duty Championship is taking place in Los Angeles this weekend, with 32 teams competing for a $1 million prize pool. The winning squad takes home $400,000. +Continue Reading
Max (opening June 26th) tells the story of a Marine working dog who returns to the States after his trainer is killed in Afghanistan. Overcome with grief and unable to continue, Max seems unable to connect with anyone except Justin Wincott, the younger brother of Kyle, the Marine who trained Max. +Continue Reading
Eric Greitens served as a Navy SEAL. He’s considering a run to become Governor of Missouri. He’s also a motivational speaker with a new book called Resilience.
In 2o12, Greitens was contacted by Zach Walker, a brother SEAL who’d been struggling with PTSD and a drinking problem after leaving the Navy. Eric and Zach started communicating every day and Eric has compiled his letters to Zach in this new book. +Continue Reading
Noah Galloway made a huge impression when he appeared on the cover of Men’s Health magazine last fall, so big that he’s been invited to appear on the latest series of Dancing With the Stars. The Army veteran (1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division) was severely injured by an IED explosion in Iraq in 2005 and lost his left arm and left leg. +Continue Reading
By Travis McKnight
The first fiscal quarter of 2015 is drawing to a close, and that means video game publishers are ramping up their release schedule. It’s no secret that video games are expensive and time consuming, and the first quarter of the year is typically a bust. Most publishers save their best games for late Q2 and early Q3. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything worth playing this spring. Although everybody’s preferences are different, these five games are what I recommend diving into before summer releases swing into full force. +Continue Reading
Photo: Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara/USMC
BY PAUL SZOLDRA — WEARETHEMIGHTY.COM
Marines speak a slightly-different language than the rest of the United States.
While everyone in the Corps speaks and uses English most of the time, there’s another layer of terminology added on top which is uniquely Marine. If you are around Marines long enough, you’ll hear someone being called a “boot” or dozens of them screaming out “yut.”
This is what it all means. +Continue Reading
Jesse and Oliver aren’t actually hosting a show on RT America, the Kremlin-funded news network. It’s their sons, Tyrel Ventura and Sean Stone, who promise to “give viewers a fresh perspective no matter what their political leanings are – from war hawks to isolationists – and, more importantly, every voice in between.” +Continue Reading
Oberlin College cancelled this weekend’s performance by Canadian indie rock band Viet Cong after the college community complained about the band’s name.
Readers who lived through the Vietnam era might think that Oberlin students would be totally cool with and maybe even excited to see a band named after the guerrilla units allied with the Northern army during the Vietnam War. After all, one of the school’s most famous alumni is Rennie Davis, one of the Chicago Seven, charged and tried for organizing the notorious anti-war demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. +Continue Reading
Army Staff Sergeant Jeremy Gaynor, the lead singer in the West Point Band, auditioned for NBC’s The Voice last night and blew everyone away with his rendition of the old Carpenters hit “Superstar.”
His version was so smooth and powerful that all four judges (Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell) judges hit their buttons and turned around during the Blind Audition phase of the competition. After all four made their pitch to Gaynor, he decided to go with Christina. She’s back from maternity leave and has never won the show as a coach. Gaynor may give her a real shot at victory. Check out his killer performance and the show’s “Meet Jeremy Gaynor” clip below. +Continue Reading
Vietnam veteran, Platoon director and noted conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone has begun production on Snowden, his new biopic of the man who leaked classified NSA documents to journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras (who directed the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour). Stone calls Edward Snowden “an ordinary man who unquestioningly served his country” and drives his point home with the above image from the movie, showing Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper, Inception, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) as Snowden during his time in the Army Reserve. +Continue Reading