The 13 Funniest Military Memes of the Week

BY DAVID NYE — WEARETHEMIGHTY​.COM

Memes are the internet’s Motrin and water. They’re used for everything though they solve nothing. Here are 13 new ones to get you through that shattered femur.

1. Backseat drivers are the worst (via Air Force Memes & Humor).

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That one didn’t even bring a map. +Continue Reading

Remember Being a Sailor in the 80s?

BY JIM ABSHER — MILITARY​.COM

Every generation has a slightly different experience of military service. Here are 13 things that no longer exist but you’ll remember if you served in the US Navy in the 1980s. +Continue Reading

Sound Off: Is the Army Ready for Female Rangers?

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Our news team reported yesterday that two women officers are among the 96 candidates who’ve completed the two-month leadership training program at the U.S. Army Ranger School. The yet-to-be-identified West Point alumnae will receive their Ranger tabs on Friday and become the program’s first women graduates. +Continue Reading

Meet the Competition on American Ninja Warrior’s Military Finals

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NBC’s American Ninja Warrior competition will air its Military Finals episode tonight (Monday, August 17) and we’ve got some preview video and background on three of the contestants. While neither of the military athletes we profiled earlier this summer qualified for the finals, there is an impressive array of military talent on display tonight. The show airs at 8pm ET and will repeat on Tuesday night on the Esquire network.

Winners from tonight’s competition will qualify for the show’s finals in Las Vegas. +Continue Reading

7 Surprising Facts You Probably Don’t Know About the US Army

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BY PAUL SZOLDRA — WEARETHEMIGHTY​.COM

1. The Army is older than the country it serves.

Americans celebrate the birth of their nation as July 4, 1776, but the Army is actually the country’s “big brother.” Which makes sense, considering the Continental Army of 1775 — led by future President George Washington — needed to start beating the British in the colonies so Thomas Jefferson could finally get some time to write. +Continue Reading

Military Marriage in ‘Good Kill’

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We spoke to Ethan Hawke earlier this year about Good Kill, his new movie about an Air Force pilot who struggles to adjust after he’s assigned to drone duty in the Nevada desert.

The movie is now available to buy on iTunes with a Blu-ray and DVD release to follow on September 1st. We’ve got a clip from the bonus features in which Hawke and costar January Jones talk about the movie’s portrayal of a military marriage. +Continue Reading

Star Wars: Debut of the First Order

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A new Korean trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted online this week and it offers our first glimpse of The First Order. Set roughly 30 years after Return of the Jedi, there’s no explanation yet as to why the Imperial Army and been rebranded as the First Order.

WWII history buffs will notice that the first shot of the assembled troops (at about 0:02 seconds into the trailer) bears a striking resemblance to Leni Refensthal’s propaganda films for the Third Reich in the years leading up to the war. +Continue Reading

Win a Surprise Dream Marriage Proposal

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Our friends at the VFW have let us know about a reality TV opportunity for an active duty service member or veteran who’s looking to get hitched.

If you haven’t popped the question because of finances, your ongoing deployment, medical issues, this unnamed national TV show wants to talk to you. They’ll take your application even if you don’t really have a good reason for not asking yet. +Continue Reading

Post-Civil War Justice in ‘The Hateful Eight’

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Director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie The Hateful Eight has gone through a lot to make it to the screen. First, an early copy of the screenplay leaked and got posted all over the Internet. Then Tarantino canceled the project, saying he felt violated and heartbroken that an early draft would ruin the movie for people. Then he tried to write another screenplay and decided that it would be easier to return to The Hateful Eight. Then he insisted on shooting the film in 70mm, a nearly-forgotten format last widely used in the ‘6t0s for movies like Lawrence of Arabia or Patton. Oh, and they shot during the winter in Colorado in a snowstorm.

Well, the first trailer has arrived and we finally get a look at Tarantino’s tale of bounty hunters in the years after the Civil War. +Continue Reading

Even Better Headphones for Marshall Amp Lovers

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The Marshall Monitor over-ear headphones are an upgrade from the Marshall Major on-ear model we reviewed last year. The Monitors retail for $199 but you can find them for about $150 online. They’re a great gift for the Marshall amp-loving guitarist in your life. +Continue Reading