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.
A Brief History of the U.S. Air Force Air Force Day is celebrated August 1st and is a day to recognize the aerial superiority, ingenuity, and advancements of the U.S. Air Force. Air Force Day began after WWII, where mechanized vehicles and weapons such as tanks and airplanes became readily available and provided key tactical […]
The Air Medal was instituted in the throes of WWII, in September 1942, and is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Since the award was instituted during WWII, it is retroactive to September 8, 1939. Eligibility: The eligibility of the Air Medal has changed since its inception in 1942. The base requirement […]