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Sound Off: Are Blue Star Flags Sacred?


Donna Morey of Hatfield, PA has run into trouble with her homeowners association for displaying a Blue Star flag in her window to honor her son, Army Major Donald Morey. Her neighborhood in suburban Philadelphia has made a rule that only white or off-white window treatments may be visible from outside the house, which means the blue star and red borders are against regulations. +Continue Reading

7 Times the US Almost Stumbled Into War With Russia


In light of current events in places like the Ukraine and Syria, the risk of America and Russia fighting a proxy war or even a real war is growing. Here are seven other times when U.S. troops lined up opposite Russian troops:

1. Russian and Americans shot each other in Korea


Photo: National Museum of the US Air Force +Continue Reading

The 13 Funniest Military Memes of the Week: 10/7/15


Just another couple of days until that few-hours-long safety brief. In the meantime, check out this memes list.

1. If this happened to you this morning, sorry for bringing it up (via 11 Bravos).


But hey, “Best job you ever had,” right?

2. When fighter pilots want in on anti-sub missions (via Pop Smoke).


They better close those canopies before they dive though.

3. When your selfie game is on point (via Military Memes).


This is also how F-35 pilots look behind them.

4. Time to see the world (via Military Memes).


Individual experiences may vary.

5. It’s a hell of an obstacle (via US Army Brotherhood of Tankers).


Concertina wire: Not even once.

6. EOD doesn’t have time for your “missions.” (via 11 Bravos).


They have boss fights to win.

7. Coast Guard finally gets gun-like objects.


If they play their cards right, they might even get guns.

8. Rack City for rich yuppies (via Sh-T My LPO Says).


And yes, we know about the Navy spelling on here.

9. Corpsmen just shove hard drugs down your throat (via Navy Memes).


“Will re-enlist for 800mg.”

10. Remember to line up in the first few ranks so you can take a knee for the whole thing.


Also, try to smuggle in some knee pads.

11. When ISIS lines up for a parade … (via Doctrine Man!!)


… and gets a fireworks show for free.

 12. The music scene in Baghdad has a lot of low notes.


Still a crowd pleaser though.

13. “Is the grass going to get too long under the snow, staff sergeant?” (via Arctic Specter)


Guess who’s about to mop snow from the parking lot?

classedit2 David Nye - Staff Writer at We Are The Mighty

David is a former Fort Bragg paratrooper who deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team.


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Sound Off: Army Intelligence?


Pvt. Camille Coffey, stationed at Fort Gordon, GA with the 782nd MI Battalion, has gone viral with a Facebook video inviting Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt to be her date at the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade’s annual holiday ball. +Continue Reading

7 Things You Don’t Know About US Army Special Forces


Special Forces soldiers are the snake-eaters, known for slipping into enemy territory, living off the land, and then killing all the enemies of America they find. They trace their unit lineage back to the Office of Strategic Services in World War II, served with distinction as both warriors and spies in the Cold War, and snuck into Afghanistan to hunt the Taliban before anyone else.

But for all most people think they know about Special Forces, there’s a lot they don’t. Here are 7 things that might surprise you.

1. They have a reputation for “creature comforts.”


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Sound Off: Is Boxing Too Dangerous for Training Exercises?


The New York Times published a investigative report this week about West Point’s longstanding requirement that cadets take boxing as a class for academic credit, a requirement shared by the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Military officials believe there’s no better way to toughen up cadets and midshipmen and give them the grit required for combat. +Continue Reading

The 13 Funniest Military Memes of the Week: 9/30/15


Another week down, another 13 memes to get you to Libo brief.

1. Salute what now? (via Sh-t my LPO Says)


Since they’re facing four different directions, there’s still something wrong. +Continue Reading

Sound Off: Should the Military Be More Than a Jobs Training Program?


Last month at a Brookings Institution event, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called out the military for not doing more to prepare its men and women to succeed in a market economy. 

To quote Mr. Bernanke: “If you go into the military at age 18—versus an identical person who stays in the private sector and takes a private sector job—10 years later, if you leave the military, your skills and wages are probably not going to be as quite as high on average as the private-sector person.” +Continue Reading

The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the US Military


All jobs in the military carry real risks, but some jobs are much riskier than others. Here are 10 of the most dangerous:

1. Pararescue


Photo: US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Taylor

Pararescue jumpers are basically the world’s best ambulance service. They fly, climb, and march to battlefields, catastrophic weather areas, and disaster zones to save wounded and isolated people during firefights or other emergencies. +Continue Reading

Sound Off: Solving the ‘Mystery’ of Sgt. Bergdahl


The desertion case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has attracted the journalists behind the popular podcast Serial and it’s rumored that Bergdahl will be the focus of the program’s upcoming second series.

Wait, what? +Continue Reading