The disability appeals process just became easier

By Douglas G. Jackson A new law was recently passed in hopes of speeding up the appeals process for veterans. Under the current law, veterans could potentially wait more than 10 years to get a final decision in their disability claims. Even in short appeals, it can still take two years to get a decision. To make matters worse, the backlog seems to be getting worse. This new law could potentially take years off of the disability appeals process. The current process Right now, ... More

6 surprising things that are against the laws of war

By Eric Milzarski We Are The Mighty They may seem like they’re tying troops’ hands behind their backs — especially given that today’s wars are very different from those when the former laws of war were written — but there’s a good reason why certain rules have been imposed to protect troops in combat. Though not every country ratified all of the protocols of the Geneva Convention, and fewer still signed the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, many still hold to the genera ... More

5 things you may not know about the Korean War

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty Brutal cold, rough terrain, and intense firefights were just some of the dangers the allied troops dealt with on a daily basis while engaging enemy forces in the Korean War. In the summer of 1950, approximately 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel, making the invasion the first military act of the Cold War. It was a crazy time in American history. Check out History’s channel’s list of Korean War facts you p ... More

Harvey to Irma: Military troops provide supplies, support and relief

By Military1 Staff Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing with it more flooding and destruction than anyone was prepare to handle. Cue the military. All five of the service branches—the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard—mobilized troops, equipment and supplies to assist in search and rescue efforts after the storm had passed, including helicopter rescues, boat patrols and coordination teams. Hurricane Harvey U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Er ... More

Lockheed unveils its next version of the legendary SR-71 Blackbird

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is rightly viewed as a legend. Best known as a recon plane that nobody could hit, it even was considered as the basis for a fighter and was the second-fastest manned plane in history. It served with the United States military from 1964-1998, and with NASA until 1999. The SR-71 had been developed from the A-12 OXCART (no relation to the A-12 Avenger), a single-seat plane capable of making high-speed recon runs as well. Blackbird pilots i ... More