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6 signs that you might be a veteran

By Paul Davis We Are The Mighty Every well-worn U.S. veteran has certain and unique characteristics. Some of them are unsavory reminders of services rendered, while others are just plain peculiar. The life of a veteran is varied and uncommon to the layman and so are many of the conditions that follow. So, you might be a veteran if: 6. Your joints are freakin’ shot! When you joined the military, you were a superb physical specimen able to run, jump, and generally be amazing without any real is ... More

Army's official Twitter likes tweet mocking President Trump

Leada Gore Alabama Media Group, Birmingham The Army said it corrected an error after an operator "inadvertently" like a tweet mocking President Donald Trump's claims that he's "really smart." On Saturday, the U.S. Army's official account "liked" a tweet from actress Mindy Kaling. The tweet shows Kaling as her character from NBC's "The Office," with the words "You guys, I'm like really smart now. You don't even know." The tweet, whi ... More

5 things only medics can get away with

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty Being a medic means you’re going to work long hours and be a part of an incredible unit — probably. Like any occupation, after you learn the ropes, you’ll start to spot loopholes. Eventually, you’ll learn about the privileges that let you get away with things others can’t. It’s actually a talent to find and exploit these privileges, so take note. Check out five things only medics can get away with — usually. Keep in mind, you ... More

More deployments on horizon for Fort Bragg soldiers

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Fort Bragg troops were deployed to more than a dozen countries in 2017. They served in long-standing fights in Iraq and Afghanistan, took part in humanitarian missions in the Caribbean and were involved in ongoing special operations missions on several continents, including Africa. Local troops helped deter aggression in Europe and on the Korean peninsula. And paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division and other units repeatedly demonstrated they could deploy ... More

DoD considers culture shift, moving military families less

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. A top Pentagon official believes the U.S. military is moving closer to a new way of doing business that would allow troops and families to stay at installations like Fort Bragg for longer periods of time. Robert Wilkie, who was sworn in as undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness in late November, said he believes the military’s current way of doing business is outdated and detrimental to families and the retention of troops. He was critical ... More

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 like something major happened every week. These are the top five military news story of the year for Military1, and they illustrate the kind of year 2017 was for America’s armed forces. 1. SEALs unit punished for flying Trump flag on convoy (YouTube screengrab) 2. Sailor found hiding on ship ... More

The worst duty assignments of every branch

By Blake Stilwell We Are The Mighty Every branch of the service has that place their soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines just dream of getting orders for. That place could be anywhere that might appeal to an individual… maybe they love the cultural experience of being in Europe, or they enjoy the sun in Hawaii, or maybe they’re just away from their hometown. These aren’t those places. Army: Fort Polk, Louisiana Ever hear of Leesville, Lousiana? No? Good for yo ... More