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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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Here’s Why Military Aircraft Have Ashtrays2017-11-03T20:46:21-04:00

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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The 8 Worst Jobs You Performed in the Military2018-09-05T18:41:06-04:00

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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A Look At the Haunted Grounds of Gettysburg2017-10-30T14:19:36-04:00

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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10 Hilarious Letters From Kids to Deployed Soldiers2018-01-25T20:49:17-04:00

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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Army May Bring Back ‘Pinks and Greens’ Uniform Out of Retirement2017-10-11T19:34:41-04:00

One of Few Remaining WWII Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Has Died

A Navajo code talker who used the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico, Navajo Nation officials said. David Patterson Sr. died October 8 in Rio Rancho at age 94 from pneumonia and complications from subdural hematoma. Although Patterson didn’t talk much about his service, one of ...

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One of Few Remaining WWII Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Has Died2017-10-11T18:17:02-04:00

Six Questions To Ask At A Job Interview

Recently I’ve been applying for new jobs internally and I was talking with one of my mentors about an interview I had coming up, and what are good questions to ask at a job interview?  He’s a former First Sergeant who I can count on being brutally honest with me, yet always gives some sage ...

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Six Questions To Ask At A Job Interview2017-10-10T14:24:15-04:00

Some Marines Say First Female Infantry Officer May Face Resistance

Female Marines are worried that old, misogynistic Marines won’t accept the leadership of the service’s first new female infantry officer, who recently graduated from the Infantry Officer Course. Some female Marines are worried about the integration of the new female infantry officer, whose name has not yet been publicly released, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a senior fellow ...

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Some Marines Say First Female Infantry Officer May Face Resistance2017-10-06T17:17:00-04:00

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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6 Times You Played Dumb During Your Military Service2017-10-05T14:45:46-04:00

How This Famous Soldier Invented Jell-O Shots

Before he became one of musical comedy’s darkest satirists, musician Tom Lehrer served in the U.S. Army. The brilliant mathematician was an enlisted draftee from 1955-1957, serving at the National Security Agency. He stood out from all the other enlisted troops. Specialist Third Class Tom Lehrer had a Master’s degree from Harvard at a time when his ...

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How This Famous Soldier Invented Jell-O Shots2017-10-02T19:19:19-04:00