Rachel Engel

Rachel Engel

Rachel is a freelance writer, blogger and content creator, specializing in military and military family issues, pregnancy and parenting, and relationships. Her work has been featured on and in The Huffington Post, DFWChild.com, Military Spouse magazine, Parenting magazine, Mom365.com, and many other websites and print publications. She has also contributed to local magazines in the area around the military installation where she lives with her active duty military husband and children.

How to use social media for your post-military job search

By Rachel Engel Military1 Staff Chances are, if you’re separating or retiring from the military, you’re not unaware of the importance of technology and social media in today’s w ...

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 ...

6 things to know about the new veteran’s ID card

By Military1 Staff In November, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched the registration site for the new Veterans Identification Card (VIC), available to all honorably-discharged veterans. ...

Top 6 Army recruiting videos from the 1960s to now

By Military1 Staff The Army’s core mission may not have changed in the over 241 years they have been protecting America, but the way they recruit for that mission sure has. From appealing ...

Top 6 military stories of 2017

By Military1 Staff This year was a whirlwind for U.S. military troops and their families. From a new commander-in-chief, to responding to North Korean threats and everything in between, it felt li ...

4 military charities to donate to on #GivingTuesday

By Military1 Staff After a whirlwind weekend of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday emptying your wallet for the holidays, it’s time to sit back and consider those less fo ...

6 facts about the longest-living president's military career

Updated June 2018 By Military1 Staff At 94 years old, former President George H.W. Bush holds the title as the longest living U.S. president. He overtook the distinction from former Presid ...

From daggers to drones: The history of warfare

By Military1 Staff Humans have changed and evolved throughout our history as we have learned and developed new technologies and ways of doing things. This is true for our weapons, as well, which h ...

Veteran’s Day meal discounts 2017

By Military1 Staff Veterans Day honors the commitment and sacrifice of the men and women around the county who dedicated part of their lives to serving in the U.S. armed forces.  As a way of s ...

6 bad reasons to join the military

By Military1 Staff There are many incredible and honorable reasons to raise your hand and take the oath of enlistment. But, the military lifestyle is 24/7, and if you're not completely on b ...