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What Are Medieval Swords?

What Are Medieval Swords?

The sword is one of mankind's oldest weapons designed primarily for warfare. The first swords were made during the Bronze Age. Around 1400 B.C., swordsmiths discovered how to make swords with iron blades. Viking invaders, knights and men-at-arms wielded steel swords during the Middle Ages with cruel......[Read More]
The Mrs. New Jersey Contest Rules

The Mrs. New Jersey Contest Rules

The Mrs. New Jersey America Pageant is New Jersey's preliminary contest to the Mrs. America Pageant. The "Mrs." system was founded in 1983 and has been the only nationally broadcast pageant for married women. Its purpose is to celebrate everything these women have accomplished in their careers, co......[Read More]
How to Set Up Dress Blues

How to Set Up Dress Blues

In 1779, George Washington prescribed all military men to wear dark blue uniforms. Since then, dress blues have remained an important tradition in the United States military. Even today, members of the military are quickly identified through these uniforms. Though each branch has slightly different ......[Read More]
Facts About Women in the Military

Facts About Women in the Military

They join for love of country, a desire to serve, to better themselves and to see the world. They are just as dedicated and diverse as their brothers in arms; the only difference is they are women.......[Read More]
The History of Hirohito

The History of Hirohito

Hirohito was the historic 124th emperor of Japan. He ruled for 63 years, from 1926 until his death in 1989, and led the country through World War II. Hirohito is famous in the West as the man who signed Japan's unconditional surrender after the atomic bomb drops in 1945. He is also known as the Empe......[Read More]
Meanings of the Patches on Army Uniforms

Meanings of the Patches on Army Uniforms

A U.S. Army soldier is required to keep high standards of dress and appearance at all times. According to U.S. Army Regulation 670-1, "A neat and well-groomed appearance by all soldiers is fundamental to the Army and contributes to building the pride and esprit." A soldier should always project an i......[Read More]
How to Thank a Veteran - Honoring Veterans Seven Different Ways

How to Thank a Veteran - Honoring Veterans Seven Different Ways

Studies show that people living in democratic nations are happier overall than people in countries with other forms of government. When countries also achieve domestic peace, strong judicial systems that enforce the laws and a prosperous and educated middle class, citizens are not only happier, but ......[Read More]
Where Did Tamales Originate?

Where Did Tamales Originate?

The tamale today is considered to be a predominately Mexican meal. Yet it originated in other parts of Central and South America somewhat simultaneously in the Aztec, Incan and Mayan cultures.......[Read More]
The Sikh Regiments and the British

The Sikh Regiments and the British

The first Sikh war in 1845 commenced with the crossing of the Sutlej by the Khalsa fauj (Sikh Army). The Battle of Mudki then followed and the British under General Gaugh were suitably impressed by the fighting qualities of the Sikh soldiers. Just before the annexation of the Punjab the British crea......[Read More]
Memorial Day, 2014: A Marine's Marine

Memorial Day, 2014: A Marine's Marine

Gen. Raymond G. Davis, United States Marine Corps, is one of the more legendary figures in the fabled history of the Corps. He was a combat veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was awarded virtually every decoration this nation can bestow for acts of gallantry, including the Medal of Hono......[Read More]
What is an Airsoft War?

What is an Airsoft War?

Airsoft is an endeavor that is used for recreation or military training and is similar to paintball. Paintball as you may be aware fires pellets from a special paintball gun which paints or stains a color on the clothing of the individual who is struck while airsoft pellets do not color the attire o......[Read More]
Assault Rifles

Assault Rifles

Stg44 was the first assault rifle developed in Germany during World War II. The battlefield has never been the same since this highly recognized assault rifle marched its way into the war zone. Known for speed and for powerful weaponry, the assault rifle certainly improved rifle power.......[Read More]
How To Join the Marines Corps

How To Join the Marines Corps

There is only one way of becoming a Marine- by successfully completing a 13 week boot camp.Joining the Marines Corps is an honor reserved only for the very best and so the boot camp will test you to your limits.......[Read More]
Will Your Engraved Dog Tag Make a Statement

Will Your Engraved Dog Tag Make a Statement

Whether you use them for promotional purposes or for a special gift, engraved dog tags are becoming more popular all the time. You can use tags to promote your brand, or to give a customized gift to your best friends. They are often given out at special events and trade shows, to display information......[Read More]
To War - With Caution (A Short Story)

To War - With Caution (A Short Story)

The buses, bordered by 240-soldiers, mostly privates, sergeants and corporals, and the Commanding Colonel stood adjutant to the officers and their wives not yet on the bus, and a few wives and several who were not wives, perhaps women-friends of the officers if not relatives, stood in the windy morn......[Read More]
Top Tips For Joining the UK Police Force

Top Tips For Joining the UK Police Force

We all know that the role of a police officer is considered a prestigious position and the force offers you many different opportunities along the way. There are naturally going to be some qualifying that you will have to prove. Of all the qualifying requirements, you have to also bear in mind that ......[Read More]
Marine Corps Uniform Regulations

Marine Corps Uniform Regulations

The few. The proud. The Marines. These six words are one of the mottos used by the United States Marine Corps. They are a proud group of elite military people dedicated to the United States in thought, word and deed. Tthe Marine Corps are expected to maintain certain regulations regarding their unif......[Read More]
Us Military Buttons Identification

Us Military Buttons Identification

Knowing what to look for on a military button can help identify a great deal about the button. The infantry rank can be identified, the construction of the button can help determine the age of the piece, and the identity of the manufacturer can be determined.......[Read More]
About Army Gear

About Army Gear

Army supplies are useful in a number of different places, and not just on the battlefield. Those who have used various army supplies know that they are of high quality, and they will last for a rather long time. What types of army gear do you think you will need?......[Read More]
How to Attach a Grave Blanket

How to Attach a Grave Blanket

Grave blankets are used to decorate graves in the northern region of the country. Traditionally, they are placed on the grave late in the fall and removed in early spring. The most common size grave blanket is 6-by-4 feet. Extra wide blankets are available to cover two graves side by side and grave ......[Read More]