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Ranger Dies One Month Before Getting Out of Army

A soldier assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment has died after fatal injuries sustained during an airborne operation. He was one month away from getting out of the Army. Staff Sgt. Avonye John Cavon Chisolm, 26, was transported to the nearest military treatment facility then air-lifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.  He …

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This future Medal of Honor recipient started a spy ring while held in a Hanoi prison

Two sonic booms told the American prisoners in Vietnam’s infamous Hoa Lo prison – the Hanoi Hilton – their escape plan was a ‘go.’ On May 2 and 4, 1972, two SR-71 Blackbirds overflew Hanoi, North Vietnam at noon. The first plane broke the sound barrier, causing an ear-splitting sonic boom over the city. Fifteen …

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ISIS in Afghanistan Captures US Army Ranger Gear

The Islamic State appears to have captured gear used by the United States military, according to recent reports and pictures posted on Twitter.  The items may have belonged to heat casualties from a recent 75th Ranger Regiment operation in Afghanistan. According to Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, the equipment was lost while soldiers moved a Casualty …

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11 best-ever nicknames of military leaders

A lot of people get nicknames in the military, usually something derogatory. But not these guys. These 11 military leaders got awesome nicknames by doing awesome stuff. Here’s what they are and how they got them: 1. Group Capt. Sir Douglas “Tin Legs” Bader Group Capt. Sir Douglas Bader was a Royal Air Force hero …

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US Army Soldiers Head to Olympics, Gain Citizenship

For four Americans of Kenyan descent, the road to U.S. citizenship—and the Olympics —is paved with service. The soldier-runners, who were all born and raised in Kenya, decided to join the US Army in order to serve their adoptive country, secure citizenship and compete in their chosen sport.   Paul Chelimo, from Iten, Kenya, raced …

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Two Female Soldiers Accepted Into Army Special Forces Training

  Two female officers, whom the Department of Defense has declined to name, have been accepted to become Green Berets—if they can pass the rigorous selection and complete the requirements. The female officers applied and were admitted in the wake of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s order to open all combat arms specialties to women last …

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Here are 8 things you don’t miss about basic training

For anyone who’s been through it, recruit training (or boot camp or whatever your service calls it) conjures up memories of hard work, new life lessons and a real sense of accomplishment. But while the reward at the end of the experience seems worth it when it’s over, a lot of boot camp just plain …

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