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, […]

DARPA Robot Lands 737 in Simulation


A robot developed by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has successfully landed a Boeing 737 airplane in a flight simulator. This task was part of DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, which uses automated controls and robots to attempt flight maneuvers, including takeoff and landing. This recent touchdown was part of a […]

How to Get Promotion Points in the US Army


The United States Army uses a point-based system to determine who’s promoted. If you want to get promoted to Sergeant or Staff Sergeant, you’ll need to accumulate the necessary amount of points. Unfortunately, the system isn’t clearly explained, leaving many recruits and new soldiers asking the question how. To learn more about promotion points in […]

What is the Marine’s ASVAB Test?


Thinking about enlisting in the United States Marines Corps? Consisting of more than 182,000 active personnel, it’s one of the largest branches of the Unites States armed forces. Classified as a component of the Department of Navy, marines serve on Navy ships with the goal of protecting bases, embassies and U.S. interests throughout the world. […]

DARPA Unveils Plan to Strengthen Soldiers’ Cognitive Function


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently announced a bold new plan to accelerate soldiers’ learning abilities and improve their overall cognitive function. Dubbed the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program, it may sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but officials are already working towards making it a reality. The project consists of eight […]

How to Become an Officer in the U.S. Army


Want to become an officer in the United States Army? If you are reading this, I’m assuming the answer is yes. Officers in the Armed Forces are viewed as leaders, helping to supervise and manage the various activities within their respective branch. As such, becoming an officer requires additional training and education. Not everyone is […]

DARPA to Develop ‘Gremlin’ Drones for C-130


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is preparing to develop small unmanned aircraft that will launch from an airborne C-130 military aircraft. Dubbed “Gremlins,” each of the drone s will feature a 60-pound payload consisting of various sensors, with a maximum range of 300 miles. The Gremlin drones won’t be used for attacking land […]