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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.

Suicide prevention: 'We're never relieved of our duty to one another'

By Thomas James Brennan For two years, as a military and veterans affairs reporter, I‘ve watched veterans cry, recalling memories from battles unknown by many. They exposed pain, guilt and t ...

Two veterans' health issues that are being ignored

By Joseph Miller As I walked up to the 35-mile mark in my attempt at completing a 100 mile race, I knew that things were going poorly. It was the hottest day of the year and despite running a thir ...

The role of drones in the fight against ISIS

By David Brown There is an old joke that goes: “French rifles for sale. Never used—only dropped once.” An updated version of might replace “French” with “Iraq ...

Boys to men: Why every boy should consider the Marines

By Jeff Edwards I enjoy writing for UniformStories because it allows those in uniform to...that‘s right...tell their story. Our stories can be informative to the outside world, but they c ...

6 reasons fellow veterans are the best co-workers ever

By Paul D. Mooney There's an old saying about how birds of a feather...do something together. I forgot the exact verb, but I believe it's along the lines of "congregate socially and o ...

Today’s miseries are tomorrow’s fondest memories

By Jeff Edwards At least that‘s how it works in the military if my own experience is any guide. That is, the military has this strange effect where the very things that you are complainin ...

Veteran discovers audio recording from deployment mission

By Uniform Stories "Roger that. Rollin' in."   Mark Garrison, author of Guts N' Gunships, discovered an audio recording of an intense battle during his Vietnam day ...

The VA scandal: Treat us like patients, not privates

By Joseph Miller After almost one hundred unanswered phone calls to Bangor, Maine Veterans' Administration clinic, I finally sat in the waiting room for a dental cleaning that was far overdue. ...

The US Navy's floating Starbucks

By Xavier Jackson The largest ships of the modern US Navy contain a complement of around 5,000 sailors, large enough that they warrant their own freaking zip code. At this point the ships have ...