This video from UkrStream.tv appears to mark the first time that one of the unidentified soldiers swarming the Ukrainian region has identified himself as Russian.
A Christmas away from home for those fighting in America’s longest war.
The very best gift. (via Hooplaha)
Two years ago today, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was repealed allowing gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly. These are the individuals we have to thank.
Ashley Gilbertson is on a crusade to de-stigmatize PTSD for returning soldiers. “Bedrooms of the Fallen” immortalizes rooms of soldiers who passed to help people remember their lives before war.
This is heartbreaking.
Full disclosure, I cried while putting this post together.
These pictures speak volumes.
A returning veteran dresses up like Darth Vader and surprises his son at his birthday party. If this doesn’t warrant one of your “awwww” special reactions, then I don’t know what will.
It’s days like these I love America.
Because even in times of war, man needs man’s best friend.
Members of the military serving abroad can’t participate. “How is that OK?” a group representing them will ask.
Veterans for Peace filled Babylon Restaurant in Lowell, MA for dinner in a show of support, after the restaurant’s window was smashed. The restaurant is owned by an Iraqi family that recently immigrated to the US. Watch Video ›
Dutch photographer Claire Felicie captured photos of servicemen in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps before, during, and after their deployments into combat zones.
You may want to have tissues handy when you watch this sweet song by Marine Corps Master Sgt. Robert Allen, deployed at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.
It’s hard to tell who’s happier: the dogs or the soldiers. View Media ›
Here’s an extremely cute collection of soldiers with puppies. View List ›
Don’t ask, don’t tell? SCREW THAT! Watch Video ›
Now this is true love. Watch Video ›
It took me a moment to realize what I was looking at here. Well done, soldier. Well done. View Image ›
Shortly after protesting the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey in Oklahoma, members of the Westboro Baptist Church headed back to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed. To make matters worse, when they drove into town they were unable to find anyone who would repair it. Ha ha. View Image ›
Here’s a montage of soldiers coming home from war and surprising their loved ones. Try to watch it without crying! Watch Video ›
This is a video of U.S military soldiers getting drunk to help their fellow comrades spot the key signs of drunkenness. Did they really need to perform numerous tests to be able to spot a drunk dude or was this just a good excuse to get a few drinks in? Watch Video ›