US Marine Uniforms: What You Should Know

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Consisting of 182,000 active personnel and 38,500 reserve, the Marines is a critical branch of the United States Armed Forces. They work closely with ships and other naval forces to project the U.S. military’s power on land, sea and air. But if you’re thinking about enlisting with the Marines, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with […]

Senate Passes Law to Fund Veterans Choice Program

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The United States Senate has voted in favor of funding the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Veterans Choice Program. One of the biggest complains surrounding the care for U.S. veterans is healthcare. Veterans are often forced to wait months to receive treatment — and that’s simply not acceptable. As a result, lawmakers have passed legislation for […]

DARPA to Develop Mobile Force Protection System

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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced plans to develop a Mobile Force Protection (MFP) system in conjunction with the help of three firms to protect U.S. military forces, assets and allies from unmanned aircraft. Unmanned aircraft, or what’s more commonly known as “drones,” have become a concern for military experts. As […]

What is Hire a Veteran Day?

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While most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day, which occurs on November 11 every year, there’s another day that’s also designed to honor and celebrate our nation’s military veterans. Hire a Veteran Day is held annually on July 25. As the name suggests, it focuses specifically on helping veterans find employment after their time in […]

Veterans to Receive Tax-Free Shopping Benefits at Exchange

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]