Veterans to Receive Tax-Free Shopping Benefits at Exchange


U.S. military veterans who’ve been honorably discharged will soon be able to shop online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service without paying taxes. The new benefit is expected to go live later this year — an ideal time considering the holiday season will be approaching. Up until now, only active-duty servicemembers have been […]

6 Things You Didn’t Know About the National Guard


The United States military consists of five branches: the Air Force, Cost Guard, Marine Corps and Navy. However, there’s also the National Guard, which is a militia force of reserves. To learn more about the National Guard and how they operate, keep reading. #1) The National Guard Differs from the Army Reserve Some people assume […]

DARPA and Boeing to Build Reusable Space Plane


Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boeing have announced plans to build a reusable space plane at Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2020. The XS-1 space plane is intended to launch into the Earth’s orbit at a vertical trajectory, much like a traditional rocket. Once in orbit, it will deploy its stage before returning back […]

Meet the Sixth Branch of the US Military: Space Marines


As you may already know, there are currently five branches of the Unites States armed forces: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy. While it may seem far-fetched, though, there’s a strong push for the creation of a sixth branch: the Space Corps. The 2018 Defense authorization bill included the “Space Corp” for […]

How to Celebrate Independence Day


With Independence Day right around the corner, there’s no better time than the present to begin planning your party. Held annually on July 4, Independence Day is a federal holiday that’s designed to honor the adoption of the Deceleration of Independence. So, if you’re looking to plan an Independence Day party, here are some tips […]

DARPA Working to Improve In-Flight Drone Controls


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) currently support a wide range of payloads for tasks such as communication, combat, surveillance and more. However, these drones are only able to carry a single instrument at a time, limiting their usability in military operations. A UAS, for instance, can be equipped for […]

7 Amazing Facts About National Flag Day


In case you didn’t get the memo, June 14 is national Flag Day. To celebrate this day, we’re going to reveal several fun and amazing facts about national Flag Day. A Wisconsin Town Hosts the Oldest Flag Day Parade On June 14, hundreds of cities throughout the United States celebrate national Flag Day by hosting […]

What is the US Army’s Best Warrior Competition


If you currently serve in the United States Army or are thinking of enlisting in the near future, you may recall hearing about the “Best Warrior” competition. It’s arguably the single most esteemed competition in the country’s Armed Forces. To learn more about the Best Warrior competition and what it entitles, keep reading. The Best […]

Boeing Wins Contract to Build Space Vehicle for DARPA


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded aerospace manufacturer Boeing to design a new class of hypersonic aircraft that would allow for inexpensive and efficient space travel. Dubbed the “Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program,” the new aircraft will reportedly be used to send satellites and payloads into orbit. While traditional rockets require months — […]

Running Tips for Army Recruits to Dominate the 2-Mile Run


If you’re thinking about joining the United States Army, you’ll need to prepare yourself for the 2-mile run. All recruits must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and every active soldier must complete it twice a year. While there are several parts of the APFT, among the most challenging is the 2-mile run. Granted, […]