Uniform Stories, Uniform Stories Staff

Uniform Stories

with Uniform Stories Staff

Uniform Stories provides unique insight from the men and women serving in the military. The stories told in this column are meant to offer a channel for soldiers to share their experiences while connecting with the community and each other. Uniform Stories content is both entertaining and practical.

Are Marines really the most elite branch of the military?

By Jeff Edwards The inter-service rivalry between the branches of the military might be a confusing affair for most outsiders. “But aren‘t you all on the same team?” says the ne ...

9 things I wish I'd had in the Marines (that Starfleet does)

By Paul D. Mooney The United States military is widely touted as the best and most technologically advanced fighting force in the world. We have killer flying robots, colossal ships powered by ...

10 things my NCOs told me that I can’t forget

By Don Gomez Young soldiers in the Army are extremely impressionable. As the Drill Sergeant slowly paces the "kill zone" while the recruits grunt and struggle in the front lean and rest ...

What branch of service is right for you?

By Paul D. Mooney Joining the military is still a somewhat unpopular idea. Maybe the idea of potentially hazardous service to a country seems less meaningful in a digital and increasingly connecte ...

On missing the military, and not missing it

By Jonathan Raab “You‘re gonna miss it when you‘re out.” Everyone hears—or says—that at some point in his or her military career. It‘s generally true ...

What happens when you give a bunch of troops LSD?

By Rebecca Volent Giving LSD to a man with a bazooka? Not the brightest idea.   The military loves their experiments and this just so happens to be one of their more humorous ones. ...

Humans make us cynical, not the uniform

By Jeff Edwards I don‘t get offended easily. In fact, to be quite honest, I can‘t tell you the last time I was actually personally offended. I have seen things that angered me, frustra ...

The easy decision regarding male, military-aged syrian refugees

By Jeff Edwards The entire nation has become embroiled in conflict over whether or not to admit Syrian refugees. Currently, the governors of 30 States have said they will refuse to accept them. ...

11 hilarious letters from kids to soldiers

By Ben Pugh When given a school assignment to write to servicemen and women serving overseas during wartime, some children had very interesting sentiments. Some are cute, some are funny, some are ...

A Marine veteran's semi-professional reading list

By Paul D. Mooney Since 1988, the Commandant of the Marine Corps has put out a list of recommended books. This was done in order to both educate Marines beyond their regular military training a ...