Military Life

Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books
Under Fire: 6 Hot Military Books

We've heard a lot about Navy SEALS of late—and for very good reason. Last month saw the… >>

U.S. Marines Take On
U.S. Marines Take On “Call Me Maybe”

We've seen "Call Me Maybe" spoofed by politicians and puppets, we've even figured out why it's so… >>

Video: Million Motorcycle Memorial
Video: Million Motorcycle Memorial

This Memorial Day weekend, it's not just about an extra day off from work—these 6 small towns… >>

Wounded Warriors Ride to Rehab
Wounded Warriors Ride to Rehab

Toby Montoya had made a promise to his best friend, Sgt. Kenneth Rahm of the Illinois National… >>

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… >>

A Look at Army MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)
A Look at Army MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)

Thanks to innovative processing techniques, soldiers are eating better than ever. >>

Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans
Thank You for Your Service: How Everyday Americans Help Veterans

We asked for your stories of gratitude big and small that show how America helps its own returning… >>

A Marine’s Arab Spring: Josh Rushing of Al Jazeera
A Marine’s Arab Spring: Josh Rushing of Al Jazeera

Josh Rushing, a 14-year veteran of the Marine Corps, explains why he resigned from a top job at the… >>

Colin Powell: The Meeting He'll Always Remember
Colin Powell: The Meeting He’ll Always Remember

Former secretary of state Colin Powell recalls two young visitors who sharpened his vision of our… >>

Editor's Note: How Do You Hug A Hero?
Editor’s Note: How Do You Hug A Hero?

Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief, Liz Vaccariello, on showing gratitude to veterans. >>

Jobs for Veterans: You're Welcome, America, Now Hire Us
Jobs for Veterans: You’re Welcome, America, Now Hire Us

After serving their country with honor, courage, and skill, too many veterans are struggling to… >>

Jobs for Veterans: Andrew Steiner, the Squad Leader
Jobs for Veterans: Andrew Steiner, the Squad Leader

He led his squad through combat, but job prospects continue to prove elusive for this former Marine. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Donna Bachler, the Administrator
Jobs for Veterans: Donna Bachler, the Administrator

Burdened with post-traumatic stress disorder from her 12 years in the Army, this veteran endeavors… >>

Jobs for Veterans: Mark Haake, the Aviation Tech
Jobs for Veterans: Mark Haake, the Aviation Tech

After a frustrating job search, this former Marine corporal was lucky to find just the right fit. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Andrea Gillotte, the Journalist
Jobs for Veterans: Andrea Gillotte, the Journalist

Optimism fuels this Navy vet, though the road to a promising career has been long and challenging. >>

Jobs for Veterans: Eric Smith, the Corpsman
Jobs for Veterans: Eric Smith, the Corpsman

For this six-year veteran of the Navy, finding work at home has proven to be a struggle beyond that… >>

True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars
True Romance: Love Amid The Mortars

They were friends, stationed in Iraq, but their friendship became a scene from a romance film. Says… >>

Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle
Standing Tall: The Memorial Garden Miracle

Hurricane Irene almost destroyed the last remaining connection Patti and Scott had to their son, a… >>