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.

Servicemen who hate needles

By Ben Pugh It's flu shot season, but these guys probably won't be voluntarily lining up for theirs anytime soon.   The only thing we have to fear is fear itself...and needl ...

Military branch songs: Why they all suck and what we should replace them with

By Paul D. Mooney There's a lot of stuff the US military does well. Like shooting things and exploding stuff. But to be frank, there are also plenty of things they just cannot get right. Like ...

What happens when soldiers get bored?

By Ben Pugh Not every moment of military life can be action-packed. There are, of course, loooong stretches when nothing much is happening. So, what do service members do when the boredom creeps i ...

The most ridiculously photogenic people in uniform

By Rebecca Volent We will just leave these right here.  Ridiculously photogenic security guy (Photo/imgur.com)    Ridiculously photogenic firefighter (Photo/9ga ...

7 traits only veterans share

By Paul D. Mooney Just look at the television programs and films catered towards us military types in recent years. From the award-winning pile of garbage that was The Hurt Locker to whichever ...

Surviving a trip to the VA: A step-by-step process

By Paul D. Mooney The VA catches a lot of flak nowadays for being a bureaucratic mess full of administrative tomfoolery, and less-than-stellar medical care. (Though the candy bars i ...

What is the right way to observe Memorial Day?

By Paul D. Mooney Memorial Day is coming up, and I'm sure most of you are preparing for it in some way or another. I certainly am. Extra day to sleep in aside, Memorial Day is a tradition roote ...

Veterans react to the modern day first-aid kit

By Uniform Stories How times have changed.   A lot of things have changed since our grandparents' days, and that includes our military. Veterans from World War II, Vietnam, ...

Ultra running: A veteran's therapy for PTSD

By Joseph Miller I was deployed three times to Iraq. During my second rotation, as an infantry platoon leader, my platoon and I stood on guard in the stairwell of an abandoned house. I watched out ...

11 slang terms only those in the military would know

By Paul D. Mooney If there's one thing the military has in spades, it's ridiculous budget boondoggles that spend absurd amounts of money on developing useless crap. But one thing it has in ...