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How to Identify a WW2 US Army Shoulder Patch

How to Identify a WW2 US Army Shoulder Patch

In World War II, the U.S. Army and Marine Corps used shoulder sleeve insignia on their uniforms, commonly known as shoulder patches. The portions of cloth were sewn onto sleeves; and their shape, color and design usually revealed the soldier's military unit.......[Read More]
Why Are Following Directions So Important?

Why Are Following Directions So Important?

Following direction is a fundamental skill, taught from an early age. While it may seem logical and even straightforward to follow directions--be they navigational directions, product-usage directions, or procedural or instructional directions, failure to follow directions can be a waste of time. Ot......[Read More]
How to Evaluate a GLBT Outreach Program

How to Evaluate a GLBT Outreach Program

It's easy to feel alone when you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. A GLBT outreach program can be a great place to meet people like you. Make sure you find the right one.......[Read More]
Kickapoo Tools & Weapons

Kickapoo Tools & Weapons

A Native American tribe with ties to the Sauk and Fox, the Kickapoo primarily lived around the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers in present-day southern Wisconsin in the mid-17th century. Eventually inhabiting areas as far as Illinois, Kansas, Texas, and even Mexico, the Kickapoo made use of their surroundin......[Read More]
List of American Revolutionary War Victories

List of American Revolutionary War Victories

From 1775 to 1783, the American colonists fought to free themselves of British rule, a struggle that would become known as the American Revolutionary War. While the British won the majority of battles in this war, a few key Continental Army victories helped keep the British at bay and stem the tide ......[Read More]
Requirements to Join the U.S. Navy

Requirements to Join the U.S. Navy

The chance to travel to exotic ports around the world, learn a new trade on a combat ship or fly fighter jets from the deck of an aircraft carrier entice many to join the U.S. Navy. However, to keep up with the high quality of its service personnel, this branch of the Armed Forces requires potential......[Read More]
How Does the VA Determine Disability Ratings?

How Does the VA Determine Disability Ratings?

Whether serving during peacetime or war, service members are often placed in dangerous situations. With higher risk comes greater occurrence of injury. For this reason, the United States government has a disability program in place to care for disabled veterans.......[Read More]
Why Did Roman Emperors Hold Gladiator Battles & Chariot Races?

Why Did Roman Emperors Hold Gladiator Battles & Chariot Races?

Ancient Romans valued their entertainment, which is evident in the multitude of sports, contests and events held within the Roman Empire. Events like chariot races and gladiator battles were a staple of ancient Roman life for many reasons.......[Read More]
Chinese Sword Making

Chinese Sword Making

Most modern Chinese swords are for exhibition only. Many Kung Fu practitioners use flexible swords or other light swords that are easier to spin and are safer for use in Kung Fu exhibitions. Traditional Chinese swords and swordmaking, however, was once a fine craft. Although there are very few peopl......[Read More]
Russia Says NO Sanctions for Iran!

Russia Says NO Sanctions for Iran!

Russia and China are both big suppliers and trading partners with Iran and much of what they trade is advanced weapons systems and military hardware.Things likerocket launchers, long-range missiles, uranium stock for enrichment and guns.Iran has a million-man army and is currently bordered with Iraq......[Read More]
The Weapons Used During the Civil War

The Weapons Used During the Civil War

Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesThe American Civil War (1861-1865) is considered the first modern war. From the use of machine gun prototypes and grenades to the razing of cities, the Civil War brought about the ideal of "total war." The development of new weaponry led to a booming arms.........[Read More]
How Long Until Hamas Or Hezbollah Or Both Attack Israel - Worried Yet, I Am

How Long Until Hamas Or Hezbollah Or Both Attack Israel - Worried Yet, I Am

We all know that both Hamas and Hezbollah have shot 10s of thousands of rockets into Israel, and forced Israel to go after them. During the last Hezbollah war, the media chastised Israel for defending itself and moving into Lebanon to stop the incoming rocket barrages. Then the Israelis found that H......[Read More]
The Difference Between LHA & LHD

The Difference Between LHA & LHD

The United States Navy has an array of ships for a multitude of purposes. One type of Navy vessel is the amphibious assault ship. Both the LHA and the LHD are amphibious assault ships.......[Read More]
What Are the Ranks for Officers in the Military?

What Are the Ranks for Officers in the Military?

Officer ranks in the military are divided into two different categories. One set of ranks follows the naval naming tradition of ranks and applies to the Navy and the Coast Guard. The other set of ranks follows the Army's naming tradition of ranks and applies to the Army, the Air Force and the Marine......[Read More]
GI Bill for Life Act

GI Bill for Life Act

The GI Bill for Life was an attempt to amend the Montgomery GI Bill for Life, which provides money for higher education to active and reserve U.S. military personnel once they leave the service. Attempts to pass the amendments were made in 2005 and 2007 and those attempts were inspired by the large ......[Read More]
What's Next For Syria?

What's Next For Syria?

With over 2 million refugees and tens of thousands of casualties the agony of the Syrian people shows no signs of coming to an end any time soon, but the West's motivation to do something is no justification for doing the wrong thing. Precision strikes using Tomahawk missiles is the appealing o......[Read More]
Army Medical Discharge Benefits

Army Medical Discharge Benefits

Upon discharge, Army veterans are entitled to a number of benefits guaranteed by the United States Army in exchange for their service. The purpose of these benefits is to help veterans readjust to civilian society comfortably, and to them opportunities and medical help.......[Read More]
1942 Military Flying Schools

1942 Military Flying Schools

The attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, by Japan accelerated the need for a massive troop buildup, including the construction of naval warships and flight schools designed to train pilots. This was especially critical because 188 aircraft were destroyed and 159 damaged in the Japanese attack, a......[Read More]
Submarines in the Great War

Submarines in the Great War

By the time World War I erupted across Europe, all major navies counted submarines among their naval fleet. Early submarines were smaller ships, considered of little military value and used mostly for patrolling coastlines. Quick to see the potential of the submarine in warfare, the German Kriegsmar......[Read More]
Widowed Spouse Aid and Attendance Benefit - What You Aren't Being Told

Widowed Spouse Aid and Attendance Benefit - What You Aren't Being Told

Hundreds of thousands of veteran's widows do not know about this VA benefit.They mistakenly believe that their deceased spouse who was the veteran needed to have seen or been in combat.They are often told that the veteran needed to be wounded or killed in action to be eligible for any VA benefi......[Read More]