Military Life

What This Veteran Did for His
What This Veteran Did for His “Alive Day”

For a new generation of wounded veterans, one day a year is special. It’s the day they didn’t… >>

5 Secret U.S. Government Operations, Revealed
5 Secret U.S. Government Operations, Revealed

Get a classified tour of what's happened behind the closed doors of power in Washington: hidden… >>

Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed
Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed

"Nothing will ever be the same" was our constant refrain after the terrorist attacks. But how… >>

What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII
What It Was Like to Be Rosie the Riveter During WWII

Three women share their stories of the American war effort—and prove that the real Rosies were… >>

Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII
Real Rosie the Riveters: Rare Color Photos From WWII

Meet a few of the extraordinary women who kept the American war effort running. >>

4 Veterans' Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home
4 Veterans’ Stories: A Look at Heroes Returning Home

These service members show that heroism continues off the battlefield, too. >>

12 Heartwarming Memorial Day Ceremonies
12 Heartwarming Memorial Day Ceremonies

Since the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day has been a time for Americans to honor soldiers who… >>

8 Emotional Moments Perfectly Captured by a Soldier's Salute
8 Emotional Moments Perfectly Captured by a Soldier’s Salute

Service members from all branches of the U.S. military present the ultimate sign of deference and… >>

6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life
6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life

Members of the Armed Forces honor Old Glory in these inspiring pictures. >>

A Heartwarming Salute to Soldiers and Their Hero Dogs
A Heartwarming Salute to Soldiers and Their Hero Dogs

On battlefields across the globe, servicemen and women rely on their dogs for safety, comfort, and… >>

Funny Military Code Names That America Seriously Used
Funny Military Code Names That America Seriously Used

To a civilian’s ear, these real military code names are hard to crack. But we tried anyway. >>

What's Navy SEAL Training Really Like?
What’s Navy SEAL Training Really Like?

Facing a new job and the stress of midlife, Stephen Madden wanted to get mentally tougher. Could… >>

Profile in Courage: The Citizen
Profile in Courage: The Citizen

Off-duty Army Specialist Michael Menchaca put his life in danger to save a man in a wheelchair who… >>

Profile in Courage: The Marine
Profile in Courage: The Marine

Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter almost lost his life in an attempt to protect a fellow Marine from a… >>

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: My Enemy, My Friend
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: My Enemy, My Friend

From the moment Serbian missile commander Zoltan Dani shot down U.S. fighter pilot Dale Zelko's… >>

Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad
Feel-Good Story: Touching Tribute to a Veteran Dad

Sabrina Brady’s heartwarming "best day ever" won a high-stakes Google design contest. >>

How the Science of Fear Makes Soldiers Stronger
How the Science of Fear Makes Soldiers Stronger

The U.S. military turns to science as it seeks new ways to create more resilient fighters and… >>

Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat
Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat

More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds wounded and more than… >>

America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs
America Says Thanks: Wal-Mart to Hire Veterans Seeking Jobs

Facing a staggering unemployment rate of over 20 percent, much higher than the national average… >>