These are the first women to earn the prestigious Army Ranger tab

Capt. Kristen Griest, left, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver will become the first female soldiers ever to graduate from Ranger School on August 21, 2015.

As one of the mottoes of the US Army’s elite regiment puts it, “Rangers lead the way.”

For the first time in military history, two women will graduate from the excruciating 62-day Ranger Schoolat Fort Benning.
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Why The Woobie Is The Greatest Military Invention Ever Fielded

US Soldier and his Woobie. Photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck

This story is too “sweet” not to share; it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. ~Anna

By Angry Staff Officer

The poncho liner has been a staple of deployed life since it was first introduced in Vietnam, but the origin of the “Woobie” is shrouded in mystery.

There have been some amazing military innovations over the years: freeze-dried food for MREs, jet aircraft, rail guns, and the soul-sucking website, Army Knowledge Online. But none of these compare to the simplest, most wonderful invention known to mankind: the poncho liner, affectionately known by all those who have felt its life-giving warmth as the “woobie.”

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Abraham Lincoln’s Speech To The 166th Ohio Regiment Shows His Admiration For The Common Soldier

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

Lincoln’s speech to the 166th Ohio Regiment shows his capacity for empathy toward the everyday soldier.

On August 22, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln addressed the Union soldiers of the 166th Ohio Regiment as they passed through Washington, D.C. It was three years into the Civil War and during this time Lincoln had gained a reputation for giving memorable speeches to Union troops.
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Image of the Day: 22 August 2015

Air power

F-22 Raptor,F-86 Saber F-4 Phantom F-15-E Strike Eagle

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