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Here’s Why Military Aircraft Have Ashtrays

Just as with civilian flights, ashtrays on an aircraft make little sense. According to both civilian and military guidelines, smoking is forbidden while the aircraft is in flight. The no-smoking signs are a constant sting to every smoker with the urge to light up. And yet…there are ashtrays on aircraft. In 1990,the U.S. banned smoking on all flights. In ...

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The 8 Worst Jobs You Performed in the Military

When the big green weenie comes for you, it sets out to prove why ‘Enlisted military personnel’ keeps making lists of worst jobs in America. Year, after year, after year, after year. You can keep checking CareerCast and Forbes’ yearly lists. Believe me, it goes beyond 2012. Troops don’t become salty because of the “long ...

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A Look At the Haunted Grounds of Gettysburg

Long after around 7,800 soldiers died in the three day battle of Gettysburg, tourists and ghosts hunters claim to encounter the fallen. The remote village offers over ten different ghost tours that run year round for guests to get a glimpse of the supernatural at several prominent sites from the battlefield. People report the sunken gut feelings along with ...

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10 Hilarious Letters From Kids to Deployed Soldiers

Words can’t be expressed how grateful deployed troops are when they receive care packages and letters from back home. A swarm of grown men and women will hover around them just to get whatever goodies they can out of them. I’ve seen people fight over chocolate that made it through the trip (spoiler alert: there’s ...

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Army May Bring Back ‘Pinks and Greens’ Uniform Out of Retirement

The U.S. Army may be digging its iconic “pinks and greens” out of the WWII-era tough box. Premiering at the annual AUSA meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., soldiers were walking around the conference floors wearing several variations on the “pinks and greens” dress uniform. The “pinks and greens” were the ...

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6 Times You Played Dumb During Your Military Service

For the most part, we’ve all pretended to play dumb to have a positive impact on our workday or to get out of something we didn’t want to do. For sure, we didn’t do it to screw anybody else over. But there are just a few moments in all the years we served that we managed ...

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Ukraine Explosion: Munitions Depot Erupts Into Massive Fireball

Massive explosions at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine have prompted the evacuation of more than 30,000 people and the closure of airspace over the region, the country’s emergency response agency has said. The blasts late on Sept. 26 sparked a blaze at the depot near Kalynivka in the Vinnytsya region, some 270 kilometers west of Kyiv, the September 27 statement said. Ukraine’s military ...

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Vietnam Draft Calculator Reveals If You’d Have Been Drafted

To celebrate Ken Burns’ newest documentary, “The Vietnam War,” PBS and USAToday have created a Vietnam War Draft Lottery calculator. Simply enter your birth month and day to find out if you would have been drafted for wartime service in Vietnam. Check Out USAToday’s Draft Number Calculator. A U.S. soldier turns to give instructions as firing ...

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The Real Life Chuck Norris ‘Delta Force’ Dune Buggy

Let’s face it, folks, we loved the 1986 movie “The Delta Force.” And while a big part of the reason was the awesomeness that is Air Force veteran Chuck Norris, let’s face it, the motorcycles and dune buggies that packed a ton of firepower were pretty badass too. Chuck Norris and his motorcycle. He’d probably ...

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New Navy Working Uniform Was Inspired By SEALs

The Navy just released information to the fleet on the fielding of its new Navy Working Uniform Type III, the pixelated green, black and brown camouflage duds that look an awful lot like the Marine Corps’ MARPAT digital cammies. This is the second camouflage uniform for the Navy in less than 10 years, and replaces the ...

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