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.

7 military leaders from history I wish I'd served under

By Paul D. Mooney I've lamented before that even great military leaders from history tend to be flawed, especially in comparison to certain GI Joe and Starfleet officers. But that's not ...

9 unexpected things you learn in the military

By Paul D. Mooney Of all the reasons people cite for joining the military, from pure patriotic zeal to drug-induced hallucinations that the recruiting office was the tunnel to a higher plane of ex ...

A Father’s Day message to the dads in uniform

By Jeff Edwards To be clear, I don‘t wear the uniform anymore. I exited the Marines after Iraq in 2003 and apart from my habit of routinely wearing pretty much the same type of clothes, I do ...

10 Marine Corps-themed cocktail recipes

By Paul D. Mooney We here at UniformStories believe that our great and noble purpose is to educate the world about all sides — good, bad, and humorous — of those who serve their countr ...

My 4 defining experiences in the Army ROTC

By Xavier Jackson Like many all college students in the United States, I could afford my tuition and housing about as well as I could afford a Lamborghini. On the day of my student orientation, ...

10 shocking confessions by members of the military

By Rebecca Volent Whisper is an app where people can anonymously confess their deepest secrets. I came across a whisper this morning that set me off.  Brace yourself, Facebook fri ...

Veterans Day schedule of the average NYC veteran

By Paul D. Mooney There are few places in America on Veterans Day that can match the pageantry and scale of ceremonies as those in the city of New York. From the massive parade, to the endless ...

High school kid to Marine in 3 months: What’s the difference?

By Jeff Edwards If you were to ask most young men what they think of the Marines, you would likely get an array of anecdotes describing men ready to charge the gates of Hades itself. Howev ...

The 3-second decision of life in uniform

By Jeff Edwards For the past decade, I have served as a non-profit manager in the area of foster care and adoptions. And while I might make very impactful decisions on the lives of others, I am ...

9 suggested New Year's resolutions for veterans

By Paul D. Mooney Since the creation of the Julian calendar in 46 BCE, January 1st has marked the start of each new year. In those days, celebrations marking this change included decorating hou ...