Americans have long loved their heroes, from real people to fictional characters. We are inspired by their superhuman feats against the insurmountable odds. From Superman saving the planet from Lex Luthor’s malevolent plots to Clint Eastwood’s character “Dirty” Harry Callahan saving San Francisco from yet another serial killer, we stand and cheer every time good […]
If you’ve ever looked at the left side of a soldier’s uniform, you’ll see colorful medals, ribbons, badges and insignias. Have you ever wondered what the meaning is behind each of these colorful and ornate items? All military medals, ribbons and badges are collectively known as military decorations, but each type has its own special […]
“Vetrepreneurship” is taking the private sector in the U.S. by storm. In fact, there are more than 2.52 million businesses in the United States that are majority-owned by veterans. That’s a whopping 9.1% percent of businesses in the U.S., which accounted for 1.14 trillion dollars’ worth of revenue in 2018 and 5.03 million jobs. Anyone […]
The Navy uses patches to indicate not only the rank of a sailor but the job they do, which is called a “rate.” Typical Navy rates fall under various categories, including medical, construction, aviation, and others. A handful rates have been disbanded, combined with other rates, or simply dissolved throughout the years, but those sailors […]
The U.S. Marine Corps is a long-standing American institution. Today’s Marine medals awarded for service originate from the World War I era, but the history of Marine valor dates back much further. The Marine tradition is, in fact, older than the country it protects.