Christmas

The Ghost of Veterans Past

Once upon a time, there was a salty ass Staff Sergeant who tormented all the soldiers around him.  Not a single Private was spared.  The soldiers worked all hours of the day and night, ensuring Staff Sergeant always had hot coffee and dip.  Staff was known for hazing soldiers, even if it wasn’t ‘acceptable’ anymore.  …

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Christmas Miracle: Navy Restores Enlisted Ratings

The Navy has reversed one of its least-popular moves of all time and restored historic ratings titles after months of protests and objections from enlisted sailors. Effective immediately, enlisted sailors will officially regain their ratings, titles which inspire cultural loyalty and have defined enlisted career tracks for hundreds of years. Three months ago, the Navy …

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Watch Soldiers Celebrate Christmas in Five Different Wars

The military’s job is to fight wars.  American soldiers stay overseas until the fight is over.  That means missing holidays, birthdays, formative years of their children’s lives, and anniversaries. And yes, Christmas. Soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen usually do a good job of celebrating Christmas, overseas, though.  Sometimes, they’re out on patrol, in the middle …

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This Ranger-veteran Santa granted a dying child’s final wish

An Army Ranger veteran who plays Santa was called for an emergency visit to a dying child in Tennessee, arriving just in time to present the boy with a present and hold him as he passed away. Eric Schmitt-Matzen is a 60-year-old engineer and the president of Packing Seals & Engineering, according to Fox News. He …

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Operation Christmas Drop

The Longest-Running DoD Mission is Actually a Christmas Tradition [VIDEO]

“Operation Christmas Drop,” the humanitarian effort to deliver supplies to the most remote places on earth, is the single-longest effort run by the US Department of Defense. Since 1952, The US Air Force has led the humanitarian effort to deliver supplies to the people that need it most. Over the course of seven days, over …

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