1,000 years of war. In five minutes. ☺
The 4th of July is here, and it’s time to celebrate! Bring out that grill and get ready for a crazy independence day cookout! Go purchase big, loud, and colorful fireworks, and color the night sky with a dazzling spectacle of lights! But with all the fun and festivities, be sure to take some time to remember why we celebrate this momentous day. Are you excited? We hope so, because this Independence Day is going to be AMAZING. To help you get in a celebratory spirit, we present to you these 25 4th of July Fun Facts That Will Make You Want To Celebrate
In keeping with the Blue Angels, I thought I’d share another video of these amazing pilots but this time we get the POV of the plane and cockpit. These pilots pull upwards of 6 G’s and use breathing and muscle clenching techniques to keep from passing out. These are truly a group of America’s finest!
Kick off your weekend with the Blue Angels!
I shot this in the desert a few miles north east of Nellis AFB during RED FLAG exercises, which the Air Force calls the “premier air-to-air combat training exercise,” pitting pilots against one another in a massive simulation.
After attending a number of RED FLAG exercises it still amazes me how much hardware comes alive (flights, taxis, fighters) and comes back all within a fairly limited span of time.
This night time lapse video will hopefully give you a good idea of what I am talking about. Make sure to set the YouTube player to 1080p, enlarge the player’s window, and turn the audio up a bit to get the total experience!
Talk about a confidence builder! The Battle of Midway must have been just that!
Our Sailors were just plain nuts (or brave). Either way, the opportunity for the sleeping giant to inflict their revenge on Japan’s Imperial Fleet for the attack on Pearl Harbor six months earlier. These young men. They were so brave; let’s never forget what they gave so we could enjoy the America we know (knew)? and love.
*This is another full documentary, it’s just under one hour but well worth the time. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
After winding down their day at Mojave Viper, these bored Marines did what they do best (besides shooting things): Make fun of their leaders. Read more
From the Revolutionary War all the way up to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have gone through numerous changes to their uniforms and gear. In fact, just this month the Army began its transition to its new Operational Camouflage Pattern, Army Times reports.
This video shows what soldiers wore into battle since 1775.
Here’s a touching story about a Soldier and the children he met in Iraq.
In 2005, Lance Corporal Travis Williams and his squad went on a rescue mission that would change his life forever. Of his 12-man crew, he was the only to come back alive.
*I know this story (and others) is a sad one, but war is sad. We all know It’s not about medals and happy ending stories of heroism, it’s messy and ugly and there’s nothing nice about it. But…
This veterans story is a story of heroism–in its rawest form. All of the men we’re heroes that day. 12 of them gave the ultimate sacrifice, while one carried on and now, shares their story.
If our warriors are willing to tell us ANYTHING, we really should listen, sad or otherwise, just listen.
Read a brief account then Watch the (cartoon) video of the accounts that changed a soldier’s life.
Understanding the mental cost of taking someone’s life can be nearly impossible for those people who have never experienced it. In this StoryCorps video, Joseph Robertson, an infantryman who served during the Battle of the Bulge, tries to explain to his son-in-law the guilt he has carried since he killed a German soldier approaching his position.
StoryCorps, which works nationwide to collect oral history, has a veteran specific program, Military Voices Initiative, where veterans and service members can tell their stories.
Read more: We are the Mighty
This is an awesome video of the A-10 in action only from inside the cockpit. I love the radio talk. Enjoy!
Here’s a documentary about the modern, advanced sniper. Taking it to the next level.
Technology has brought the role of the sniper to the forefront of each branch of the military. See how fighting an unconventional enemy in an urban environment has changed the way sniper teams engage them. The old adage “improvise, adapt, and overcome” comes into play for the modern sniper.