SEAL Commander Jocko Willink’s 5 Transformation Tips

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3’s “Task Unit Bruiser,” the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations. The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was “Discipline Equals Freedom,” and it’s the idea that with structure ...

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Bergdahl Won’t Face Prison Time

A military judge on Nov. 3 ruled that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will receive a dishonorable discharge and a reduction in rank to private but will not face prison time for deserting his post in Afghanistan in June 2009, the Associated Press reports. Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years by the Taliban — during which ...

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5 Awesome USO Tools You May Not Know About

The United Service Organizations has connected men and women in uniform to family, home, and country for more than 75 years. And with the launch of its new mobile app, the USO is doubling down on its promise to bring a slice of home to service members and their families, no matter where they are ...

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7 Best Military Stories From ‘Unsolved Mysteries’

Anyone over the age of 25 was likely forever scarred by the combination of a creepy TV theme song and the voice of a classic film actor telling us about how we could be living our normal lives one moment, and then suddenly be abducted by aliens, shot by a stranger, or murdered by ghosts ...

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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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Outrage Sparked Over SFAB’s Familiar Looking Green Berets

The U.S. Army is an institution steeped in tradition and respect for those that have come before. Soldiers are often required to memorize their unit’s history and the names that have brought credit to the unit in combat. An argument over that history has ignited a social-media firestorm this weekend, as images surfaced of the ...

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What Female Marines Experienced In WWII

Margaret Jessen just wanted a little more excitement in her life. Fresh out of high school, Jessen didn’t find that excitement working as a linotype operator at the local newspaper. So, what does a young woman in search of adventure do when there’s a war going on? In Jessen’s case, she joined the Marines. “I was young then, ...

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Vets May Be Eligible For Higher Service-Related Disability Ratings

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims issued a decision last month that could make it easier for veterans with injuries to the back, neck, and joints to obtain higher disability ratings, even in cases where veterans are already receiving disability benefits for such injuries. The recent case, called Sharp v. Shulkin, reviewed the Department of Veterans ...

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Poll Shows Troops Fear White Nationalism Over Iraq, Syria

With ISIS on the ropes after losing crucial strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa, U.S. service members are turning their attention to a domestic threat they see as more dangerous than the distant battlefields of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria: white nationalism in the ranks. More than 30% of service members see white nationalism as a significant ...

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Take A Look at the Army’s New Combat Readiness Test

Good news, green-suiters: The Army is finally admitting that its physical fitness test “in no way helps Soldiers focus on preparing to do their jobs.” That’s according to an Oct. 20 Army dispatch from Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, where a bunch of sappers, military cops, and other soldiers are trying out the service’s more-challenging, but frankly ...

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