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Articles by Madeline Hiltz:

Remember When Three Bored POWs Escaped Camp and Climbed the Second Highest Peak in Africa?

Generally speaking, when prisoners of war concoct a plan to escape their confinement, their biggest fear is getting caught and being thrown back into camp.…

Alexander Hamilton Jr. Skillfully Avenged His Father’s Death

The entire world knows the name ‘Alexander Hamilton’ thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton. Because of this musical, the whole world also knows about…

How Did Bravo Zulu Come To Mean ‘Well Done?’

The military can be a rather thankless place. So when you do get a compliment, it should be celebrated. Arguably, the most famous form of…

Canadian Army to Prepare New Ethos and Dress Code as Recruitment Continues to Fall

Canadian Armed Forces member hanging from a rope in front of the Canadian flag

Despite having a world-class military, recruitment for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has dwindled over the past few years. As such, its leadership hopes a…

Is Fort Hood The Most Dangerous Military Base In The United States?

Like everything in Texas, Fort Hood is huge. Today, Fort Hood is one of the largest military bases in the entire world. Located just outside…

Wild Weasels Undertake Some of the US Air Force’s Most Dangerous Missions

F-105 Thunderchief in flight

There is nothing we love more than a good motto! The unofficial slogan for the US Air Force‘s Wild Weasel crew is “YGBSM” – an…

The Myth That Carrots Are Good For Your Eyes Came From A WWII Propaganda Campaign

When I was younger, my parents always made me eat carrots to give me better eyesight. Much to their surprise, even though I ate carrots…

Jim Morrison’s Dad Played A Role In The Gulf Of Tonkin Incident

For hardcore fans of ‘The Doors’, it is relatively well-known that lead singer Jim Morrison’s father was a flag officer in the US Navy.  A…

This Feature Was Added To The White House Following The Attack On Pearl Harbor

Since the cornerstone was laid in October 1792, the White House has always been looked upon as a symbol of freedom, openness, and democracy. The…

The Relatively Unknown But Gruesome Battle of St. Eloi Craters

Military historians have often overlooked the First World War battle of St. Eloi Craters. Perhaps this lack of interest is because it was a Canadian…

Humphrey Bogart Served In Two World Wars In Very Different Roles

Although Humphrey Bogart is remembered as one of the greatest Hollywood actors of all time, we should also remember him for his efforts during the…

Jackie Robinson’s Resistance While In The American Army During WWII

Jackie Robinson is often remembered as the first Black baseball player to break the color barrier and play Major League Baseball in the modern era.…