Caption contest: Alternative means of travel

By Military1 Staff Everyone can appreciate a bit of good old fashion military humor. We asked Facebook fans on our Military1 page to come up with a creative caption for this image and selected the top 10 responses. Take a look, have a laugh, and add your own funny caption in the Military1 member comment section below!  1. Tell me does this rifle make my ass look big?- Bert McCourt 2. America: we put our ass on the line everyday! - Ron Webster 3. Keep your ass still so I can take this ... More

U.S. troops arrive in Poland amid tensions

By Nancy Montgomery Stars and Stripes VICENZA, Italy — A company of paratroops arrived in Poland Wednesday, the first U.S. ground combat troops to deploy to eastern Europe since the geopolitical crisis in Ukraine began months ago setting Russia and the West in a Cold War-like clinch. The troops, from the Vicenza-based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, deployed a day after the Pentagon announced the plan to dispatch units to Poland and the Baltics — about 600 troops in all. Since t ... More

Belgium-based soldier saves boy at park

By John Vandiver Stars and Stripes MONS, Belgium — First Sgt. Jared D. Dowland was planning a relaxing Easter Sunday at the Jemappes park, a lush pastoral spot just outside of Mons, Belgium, with flowers, a lagoon and a lovely chateau. A soldier with the 128th Signal Company at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Dowland was kicking back as his three sons ran off to the playground when he noted a commotion about 50 yards away. At first he ignored it, he said in a telephone interview, ... More