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SNL pokes fun at fighter pilot call signs

By Military1 Staff In the most recent installment of Saturday Night Live's 43rd season, alumnus Will Ferrell returned to host. Known for his iconic show characters, such as Alex Trebek on Celebrity Jeopardy and his portrayl of former President George W. Bush, in one scene, Ferrell took on the persona of a fighter jet pilot with a unique call sign.  Outlandish and not at all realistic, the skit was classic Ferrell.  Check out this clip, and let us know in the comments: What is the most unique ... More

Paramedics help grant veteran's dying wish to see 'Star Wars'

Associated Press BEDFORD, N.H. — An Air Force veteran whose wish to see the new "Star Wars" movie has died, but not before seeing the movie. The family of 69-year-old Ron Villemaire, a self-described "Star Wars" junkie from New Hampshire, says he died on Monday. Darth Vader and Chewbacca visited Villemaire last month before firefighters transported him to a movie theater where a hospital bed was set up for him. Medics were on hand while he and family and friends had ... More

6 women become first in Army to earn Expert Infantryman Badge

Amanda Dolasinski The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Women quietly broke through barriers last fall when they became the first in the Army to earn the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge at Fort Bragg. The badge, which was created in the 1940s, only recently opened to women when the Department of Defense struck down regulations that prevented them from serving in infantry jobs. The women earned the badge during testing with hundreds of male candidates in November — about two years after infantry jobs op ... More