Military/Exclusives

How the MLRS became a 44-mile sniper

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty Though a lot of the weapons used by US troops today chart their lineage to decades-old designs, they’ve changed a lot since they were first introduced. The M16, for instance, has gone from having iron sights to using holographic optics. The M1A2 SEP v3 is a much deadlier tank than the original M1. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Mart) The M270 MLRS is another prime example of increasing lethality and firepower over the years. When it entered service in 1982, it w ... More
What makes a good NCO?

What makes a good NCO?

By Sgt. Joseph Gunderson RallyPoint What is the definition of a good NCO? Is it a hard charging nature and the ability to quickl ... More

You just landed your first civilian job! Now what?

By Staff Sgt. Izzy Abbass Congratulations! You’ve finished your service and are now entering the civilian workforce — either by getting training through college or a technical program or by going directly to the market with the skills you used in the military. This is an exciting period, but it can also lead to confusion and can be awkward at times. There are landmines you can come across that can be damaging to both your career and reputation. Here are some key things to be aware of to help y ... More

What to know about the return of the 'pinks and greens'

By Eric Milzarski We Are The Mighty The U.S. Army may be digging its iconic “pinks and greens” out of the WWII-era tough box. Premiering at the annual AUSA meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., soldiers were walking around the conference floors wearing several variations on the “pinks and greens” dress uniform. The “pinks and greens” were the standard U.S. Army service uniform during WWII. In 1954, the Army transitioned to just ... More

The combat drone Japan has been building in secret

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty Unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs, are seen as a key part of the future of military aviation. A number of countries have openly been developing these vehicles, including the United States, Russia, and France. But as We Are The Mighty has learned, Japan also was developing a UCAV, but didn’t tell anyone. During a recent Air Force conference near Washington, We Are The Mighty witnessed a video at the Kawasaki booth that revealed a brief clip of the company&r ... More

Blast from the past: Army buys new generation of Higgins boats

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty A new generation of beach-storming landing craft will soon be helping GIs land on enemy shores – but unlike those used in the Normandy invasion, this version will be driven by soldiers. In what may seem like a blast from the past, the Army just awarded a $1 billion contract to an Oregon company to build the so-called “Maneuver Support Vessel (Light)” for its soldiers of the future. According to a report by Defense News, Vigor, a shipbuilding company ... More

Photos: 8 ways troops are supporting hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

By Military1 Staff After a massive hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, it’s been difficult getting supplies, support and medical assistance to the thousands of residents that need help. Just like with Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, U.S. military troops have been dispatched to assist victims in any way they can, from providing medical care to handing out supplies. These heartwarming photos detail the many ways America’s servicemembers are tending to those who suffered from Hurricane Maria’s wrath ... More