View from above: 8 breathtaking Air Force images from the sky

By Military1 Staff The life of an Air Force pilot involves a lot of time spent up in the sky. While most of us will never know exactly what it's like to take command of an F-22 Raptor or look down at the earth from the side of an HH-60 Pave Hawk, these 8 images give us a sense of what Airman encounter every day.  Capt. Ian Haig and 1st Lt. Eric Zane fly over Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, after delivering cargo used in a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training event Feb. 15, 2 ... More

New report highlights significant role veterans play in building strong communities

Each year, nearly a quarter of a million service members transition from military life into civilian communities. How do these veterans add value once they leave the service?  A recent report released by Got Your 6 seeks to answer that question by shining the spotlight on veterans’ unique ability to create civic health nationwide.  Veteran Status = High Overall Investment in Community According to the report, veterans are nearly three times as likely as their civilian counterparts to be invo ... More

10 photos that show how to become a Navy SEAL

By Military1 Staff Navy SEALs are some of the most widely-respected, awe-inspiring members of the military. But in order to become one of the Navy's elite, a sailor must first be put through grueling training. Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training is a 24-week-long endeavor that tests the SEAL candidates' mental and physical stamina and leadership skills. The course is broken down into an orientation followed by three phases: physical conditioning, combat diving, and land warfare. Take a look throug ... More

The Middle East and North Africa’s Crisis of Governance: Implications for the U.S. Military

By Diane Maye, faculty member at American Military University The 21st century has ushered in dramatic changes across the Middle East and North Africa. With the U.S.’s withdrawal from Iraq, the four-year-old Syrian civil war, and the Arab Spring, several long-standing governments have been drastically weakened or completely collapsed. In their wake, competing militias, religious tyrants, and terrorist organizations have flourished. The power vacuum engulfing the region plunged several states into vario ... More