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 […]

What is the Army Reserve?


Serving in the Army is the perfect way to show your patriotism while supporting the values on which this country was built. Freedom isn’t free, and it’s because of the sacrifices made by the thousands of men and women who serve that we have freedom. But not everyone can dedicate their time and energy to […]

How to Enlist in the U.S. Army


Led by the Secretary of the Army (SECARMY), the United States Army is the largest brand of the country’s Armed Forces, focusing specifically on land-based operations. If you’re thinking of joining the nearly 1-million soldiers who currently serve in the Army, we have some tips to help. Meet the Qualifications Like all jobs, there are […]

Delta Force Training: Fast Facts


The Delta Force, also known as the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, is one of the most elite military units in the United States Army. Operated under the control of the Joint Special Operations Command, it’s used specifically for hostage rescue and counterterrorism. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the Delta Force, […]

US Army Develops New Delivery Drone


The United States Army is hoping to use unmanned drones to deliver supplies to soldiers in the battlefield. Dubbed the “Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle,” or “JTARV” for short, it’s being compared to “Amazon on the battlefield.” Of course, this namesake comes from the e-retailing giant’s interest in using drones to deliver packages. Amazon has […]

Expanded Mental Healthcare Options Coming for Veterans


Statistics show that roughly 18% of all suicide deaths that occur in the United States are veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a veteran takes his or her life every 72 minutes, attesting to the severity of this problem. In an effort to curb these numbers, however, the VA has announce new […]

5 Fast Facts About the U.S. Army Airborne School


Also known as the Jump School, the United States Army Airborne School is a special military training school for paratroopers. It’s operated by the 1st Batallion, 507th Infantry, United States Army Infantry School, and Fort Benning, Georgia. To learn more about the U.S. Army Airborne School, keep reading. It’s Completely Voluntary Unlike many other training […]

DARPA Unveils Drone-Snatching ‘SideArm’


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), however, has come up with a new way to safely accelerate and decelerate unmanned aircraft. Earlier this month, DARPA unveiled its new drone-catching system that literally snatches unmanned aircraft out of the sky. Dubbed “SideArm,” it’s essentially the opposite of a traditional aircraft carrier hook system. SideArm fits […]