How silencers make infantry weapons better

By Christian Lowe We Are The Mighty It’s been said that Marine Corps infantry chief warrant officers have more weapons knowledge stored in their pinkie fingers than most people will learn in a lifetime. And our experience over the years hasn’t chipped away at that assumption one bit. Dubbed “Gunners,” these limited duty officers hail from the enlisted ranks and spend the balance of their careers acting as infantry experts for a variety of ground-related commands, including divisions ... More

How Russian special forces are learning from the US

By Christian Lowe We Are The Mighty Russia’s military is often seen as a bit backward compared to NATO allies and the U.S. — with dated equipment, low budgets and ships that can’t sail. But one force Moscow has clearly placed a lot of emphasis on are its special operations units. Like the U.S., the Russian military clearly sees how a small number of these specially-trained and-equipped troops can have an outsized influence on the battlefield — particularly against poorly organized, c ... More

PTSD quiz: Find out if your symptoms qualify

By Military1 Staff Anyone can experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but there is a high concentration of people diagnosed from stressful career fields, such as military service, law enforcement and firefighters. It’s not always easy to know if the symptoms you’re experiencing are part of PTSD, or another mental health issue, since there are specific criteria that need to be met in order to receive an official PTSD diagnosis. We partnered with Dr. Elizabeth Halper, a licensed clin ... More

Road trip: 10 must-see historical places in the US

By Military1 Staff The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and it’s almost time to start planning your summer vacation with the family. While visiting relatives or a trip to the beach make for a “nice” getaway, why not inject some educational and historical flair to this year’s trek? Check out these 10 must-see historical places in the United States, and plan your summer road trip. 1. Fort Sumter National Monument See with your own eyes the place where the U.S ... More

7 tools that helped the US win WWII

By James Elphick We Are The Mighty There is supposedly a famous quote from Dwight Eisenhower about his “Four Tools for Victory” in World War II, but that quote has been hard to pin down exactly. Several variations exist that include six of the seven tools listed below. The M1 Garand also made the list because, as Gen. George Patton said, “the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.” 1. The Jeep An SAS jeep manned by Sergeant Schofield and Trooper Jeavons of 1st S ... More