Support Our Troops: Don Your RED!

Where RED on Fridays as a show of support for our men and women deployed and away from home and family. Visit RED shirt Fridays website to see others ways you can show your support, read letters and find resources. Thank you! 

RED Fridays
RED Fridays



Generations of Valor


Army 2LT Leads Platoon 5KM Without Getting Lost, Awarded Medal


VICENZA, ITALY – Army Platoon Leader Second Lt. Michael Bailey was recently awarded an Army Commendation Medal, with enthusiastic approval from his commanders. The new Lieutenant, recently graduated from West Point, arrived this month in Italy and was assigned to 3rd Platoon, Battle Company, 173rd (Airborne). Read more

The Six Most Epic One Man Armies in the History of War: #5 Jack G. Hanson

Here’s a handful of men (6) who absolutely refused to go gently, instead opting to erupt violence like a volcano onto everything around them. I’ll post their stories individually. 

#5. Jack G. Hanson

In 1951, after a year of fighting in Korea, the United Nations forces were at a stalemate with the North Korean Army and the People’s Liberation Army, led by Kim Il Sung and Mao Zedong, respectively. Read more

Washington creates the Purple Heart:1782

This Day in History

On this day in 1782, in Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army, creates the “Badge for Military Merit,” a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word Merit stitched across the face in silver. The badge was to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action” and permitted its wearer to pass guards and sentinels without challenge. The honoree’s name and regiment were also to be inscribed in a “Book of Merit.” Read more