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Humvee Facts: 35 Things To Know About The HMMWV

Manufactured by AM General, the High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle – or Humvee as it is often referred to – is a mobile, four-wheel-drive, diesel tactical vehicle and serves at…

Chilling Survival Story of a WWII B-17 Pilot, Shot Down & Stranded in The Pacific

Veterans History Project The story began in the humid chill of a tropical morning. Norman Smith and his crew rose early. It was 1943, and…

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USS Michael Monsoor: The Ship and The Namesake

The U.S. Navy’s newest vessel, a guided-missile destroyer named the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), commissioned on January 27, 2019. USS Michael Monsoor is the second of three Zumwalt-class destroyers ordered…

Flying Blind: The Early Days Of Rotary-Wing Aviation In The Marine Corps

With the advent of the marine helicopter in the late 1930’s, there came this idea of “vertical envelopment.” That’s the ability to pick-up and drop-off equipment and troops in remote…

Mariya Oktyabrskaya And The Legend Of The ‘Fighting Girlfriend’

When the fighting of World War II reached her doorsteps in Soviet Union, Mariya Oktyabrskaya evacuated to Siberia in 1941. Her husband – a military officer in the Soviet Army…

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Amazing Colorized WWII Photos

Alfred T. Palmer, Library of Congress A young U.S. Army Air Force member tests the machine gun on a YB-17 bomber. The B-17 was…

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Interesting Facts About The P-51 Mustang

One Of The Longest Fighter Missions Of The War Happened In A Mustang While the P-51 Mustang is thoroughly American, other allied pilots made good…

Strange And Experimental Aircraft Throughout Military History

From a rubber inflatable aircraft, to a Goblin, to a Pancake, to one of the original drones ever made – these strange and experimental aircraft throughout military history are sure…

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The Story of a Korean Defector Who Escaped On A MiG-15

The Korean War was over. The Korean Armistice Agreement had been signed and enacted, but Kim Il Sung maintained a distrust of the United States. He was secretly importing MiG-15…

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Top 20 Military Uniform Patterns

ACU Universal Camouflage Pattern Spc. Ferdinand Rejano, U.S. Army The Army Combat Uniform’s Universal Camouflage Pattern, also…

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