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Potential Laser Weapon Innovations Considered

Potential Laser Weapon Innovations Considered

Potential Laser Weapon Innovations Considered Well, the US military has now perfected the laser weapon, and now we have aerial laser weapons which can hit missile targets, incoming aircraft, and basically rule the battlespace from above. And I suppose a high altitude aircraft with a high energy lase
Civil War in Sudan

Civil War in Sudan

In Sudan a civil war has been going on for 56 years, and families have become so poor they are selling their own children into slavery. The question is what if anything can our government do to stop this. I think the thing that would be the best for our country is to simply stay away.
How Does a Matchbook Pipe Lighter Work?

How Does a Matchbook Pipe Lighter Work?

Matchbook LighterThe matchbook lighter, though not commonly seen today, is a rather unique accessory for anyone who smokes. Similar to a Zippo lighter, the matchbook lighter has a steel case with a top that flips open. The lower part of the case contains wooden matches instead of...
Veterans Compensation & Benefits

Veterans Compensation & Benefits

Military veterans are eligible for a wide range of benefits.US flag moved by the wind image by Eishier from Fotolia.comUnited States military veterans are eligible for a wide array of benefits and compensation, including educational assistance, health care benefits, home loans, transition...
Types of Brigade Combat Teams

Types of Brigade Combat Teams

In the decades following World War II, the United States Army's planning focused primarily on large scale, set-piece battles in Europe. The need for division-strength troop deployments and maneuvers diminished when the Soviet-led Eastern-bloc collapsed, ending the Cold War. Adapting to the changin
How to Find People Who Were Drafted for World War I

How to Find People Who Were Drafted for World War I

The armed services draft is perhaps most widely associated with the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 1970s. However, the draft existed long before Vietnam. It was used in many different wars throughout U.S. history, including World War I. You can use the Internet to
World War II Facts

World War II Facts

There are many theories about what started World War II.The most popular belief is that Hitler wanted more land to expand Germany.Looking for a reason to start a war and invade Poland, but not wanting it to appear that he instigated it, Hitler staged a polish attack on Germany.
How to Contact Vietnam Veterans

How to Contact Vietnam Veterans

Bugles blaring, shots firing and saluting are all familiar sites during tributes to fallen military soldiers, prisoners of war and others missing in action. Each Nov. 11, families, friends and fellow comrades gather to pay homage to Vietnam veterans. Many people want to contact Vietnam veterans to r
What Challenge Coins Mean to Soldiers

What Challenge Coins Mean to Soldiers

People in the military expect to work hard, and some of them go that extra mile beyond the high expectations they are already expected to live up to. In some cases, a soldier's efficiency, productivity, or an act of bravery is considered exceptional, and they are properly thanked by their super
What Are the Duties of a Shepherd?

What Are the Duties of a Shepherd?

Although a shepherd is often seen as a religious figure, they are responsible for keeping sheep in order. Many farms do not use shepherds today, but in places like Australia and England, they are more common.
Why Do Bagpipers Walk While They Play?

Why Do Bagpipers Walk While They Play?

The history of the bagpipe is extensive. The instrument can be traced back to the Middle East in ancient times before the birth of Christ. Greek and Roman soldiers played bagpipes during territorial invasions.
DoD Civilian Benefits: How the System Works

DoD Civilian Benefits: How the System Works

Civilians have been called to action to expand freedom throughout the globe in missions to spread democracy. Civilians and military personnel will work next to each other to renew nations and build communities around the world.
Conflict Between Chile & Argentina

Conflict Between Chile & Argentina

Argentina and Chile share the world’s third longest border, stretching 3000 miles from north to south along the Andes mountain range. Today, the two Latin American countries work together to resolve border issues peacefully, but in the past the border was heavily disputed.
Military Child Custody Laws

Military Child Custody Laws

Children of military parents face unique custody situations. They can, at a moment's notice, find themselves with a few different sets of caregivers all in just a few weeks. This is because military members can deploy or have a permanent change of station to a remote base with no family facilities.
The History of the Military Coin

The History of the Military Coin

Given to service members by commanders and leaders, the military challenge coin is an important part of military culture. Like many military traditions, the origin of the military coin is difficult to trace. Some place the origin of the coin in World War I, some in the Vietnam War. Despite an uncert
Syria, Chemical Weapons, The UN, and The Continued Refugee Problem and Deaths

Syria, Chemical Weapons, The UN, and The Continued Refugee Problem and Deaths

The United Nations, Russia, Syria, and the USA had come to agreement for Syria to give up its chemical weapons - that's the good news. Still, there are some unanswered questions - who authorized the use of those weapons on civilians and rebels, and will anyone ever be brought to justice for it.
U.S. Military Record Information

U.S. Military Record Information

Military personnel and health records are maintained on all members of the U.S. military including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, plus all reserve branches and the National Guard.
Memorial Day and What's on the Chinese Military Channel?

Memorial Day and What's on the Chinese Military Channel?

There is a video montage that can be viewed on YouTube under the heading of "Sniper of Iraq." I mention this video because while visiting China I tuned into CCTV's (Chinese Central TV sometimes known as Communist Chinese TV) Military Channel. Much like our Military Channel in America,
Greek Clothing Facts

Greek Clothing Facts

Ancient Hellenic and Byzantine Greek clothing were light and loose, made from linen or wool. Fabrics were arranged in supple folds and pleats, with excess fabric folded over the top and held with decorative pins, later replaced by brooches. Soldiers from the Greek War of Independence wore a similarl
Dependants and Military Brats

Dependants and Military Brats

Servicemembers aren't the only ones who create friendships and then have to move on due to a transfer or release from service.Families can also build these close relationships and have to move on to new situations.Social Networking provides not only a method to stay in touch, but also a method